Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Out Of Control!

I have two Cecil Brunner roses in the backyard.......and they are blooming like crazy!!

Cecil Brunner is a climbing rose, an old garden rose, with a wonderful fragrance!

The Simplicity rose is a hedge rose.....I have them planted along the fence in the backyard, as well as along the front of the Xavier Ct. house.

I love planting lavender with my roses...the two plants grow well together, and you can't believe how wonderful the yard smells!

Maybe I love these roses so much because they remind me of my Dad.....I helped him plant them our first weekend in the Xavier Ct. House....19 years ago this month!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Springtime In Paris!

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than a Spring tea with the ladies!

A table set with lovely Spring like and butterflies!

Darling Springtime tags! I am so in love with these vintage graphics! And I have a soft spot in my heart for lavender! 

Can you guess who sat at the place setting with this tag?

The flowers were amazing! Such a soft pink!

One of my favorite things......getting together with my girlfriends, laughing,
and sharing a cup of tea!

Monday, April 8, 2013

A Spoolie Swap!!!!

I am a bit late in sharing the Spoolies that I sent to Sandie who blogs at Retro Sandie.

Better late than never right??

I thought my first felt project on spools qualified as a decorated Spoolie, so I included the little guy in the things I sent Sandie.

For the base I used a vintage spool of ribbon, a small wooden spool and a large spool of thread. I added cake picks, lace, wooden eggs and a teeny tiny chenille chick!

For this Spoolie I used a vintage tart tin, and decorated the spools with bias tape. A little more lace, some wooden Easter eggs, topped off with a little bunny and this one was done!

I had to include some Ghirardelli Chocolates made in San Francisco, and a few little extras, stored in an Easter tin.

Who would have thought? Decorated Spoolies??

There sure are some great thinkers in blogland!