Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sunday Swim

We had visitors on Sunday Afternoon!  Our niece Hattie and her Hubby came and brought their baby, 15-month old  Charlotte,  to swim.   Charlotte  couldn’t wait to get in the water for some playtime with her Mommy!



And what is she wearing?  A  Pink swimsuit and Pink  tennis shoes. of course!   What else?



Until next time, Honey

Monday, June 27, 2011

June Happy Dance

The month of June in the wonderful land of Blog has certainly been kind to me.
I  just realized that I’ve gone over 500 Followers and am so excited I could do a happy dance.  Actually, I am doing a happy dance…
 
                              ~ Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
I feel a Giveaway coming on.  As you may remember, Nannette and Babbette will probably want to get dressed up and do the announcement.    Just hope they don’t reveal any of my secrets.

 
 
In addition, my Blog was Featured 3 times during the month of June:
On June 5,  Under the Table and Dreaming featured my  Apothecary Jar Vintage Photo Display:  Little Surprises.
On June 13, the same post  was featured as the Reader’s Favorite on Homemaker on a Dime.



 
 
June 26 brought another surprise.   My St. Malo, France post of featured as the Reader’s Favorite on Homemaker on a Dime.


                                                          ~  St Malo, France


  In addition, sweet  Rosemary at Villabarnes has awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award.  I will have to think about this for a while.  I’m not to good at this.  Maybe I’ll just copy her!


 
 
THANK YOU,    THANK YOU!!   I am so FORTUNATE 
to have met   ALL of the
Bloggers who have  welcomed and warmed me with  their  friendship,  comments, compliments and encouragement.  Wish I could give you all a big bouquet of flowers!


Until next time, Honey

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summertime Vintage

It’s Summertime and the Living is Easy…
To create a  Vintage Summer Setting
With
Vintage Quilts



 Ironstone


Vintage Crochet


Seashells and Starfish


Books


A Rocker in the Shade



Cool Water



Until next time, Honey

Linking to:
Vintage Summer  Party at Common Ground
Show & Tell at My Romantic Home
Funky Junk Interiors
Between Naps on the Porch
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage

Thursday, June 23, 2011

French Flower Shop








                                                 Cherbourg, France ~ March 31, 2011
Until next time, Honey

Linking to:
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Glamour Shots

 This angel absolutely refused to sit for a  “before”  picture.  She was having none of that.   First, she  got a bath and  shampoo.   After  her spa treatment, we  got to work.



I took a cue from sweet Rosemary at Villabarnes, who shared  her gesso technique here.  If you haven't met Rosemary, please do.  She has tons of great ideas!   Rosemary used a brush to take off the excess gesso and sanded for highlights.  
 Working  on  a section at  a time, I  slathered on the gesso with a brush and took off the excess with  a cloth,  leaving the gesso thicker in some places.  Originally she was an ugly  greenish-gray and I wanted some of her undercoat to show through.  I did not sand,  but  left  lowlights.    She now had  soft matte, chalky-looking finish and was ready for her glamour shots.

Okay,  her eyes are a bit creepy.   Unfortunately that sometimes happens “as we age”.   Or so I've been told.



She likes it better when photographed from her Good  Side.



And with low saturation.



Unlike  some angels, she does not subscribe to this quote:

The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly.  ~ G.K. Chesterton


Until next time,   Honey

P. S.    Eventhough it's 104-degrees, she wants to be taken to a few Summer parties,  so “we” will be linking to:
 Summer Paint Party at Debbiedoos
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Masterpiece Monday and Boogie Board Cottage
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Show & Tell at My Romantic Home
Funky Junk Interiors

Friday, June 17, 2011

St Malo, France


St. Malo , France, an old walled city on the Brittany Coast,  has so much to offer:
 A lovely harbor,



 Stunning homes,


Beaches



Ramparts encircling the old city and the old city within the walls.



What is he pointing to?   The sea?   England?  The New World?



  Or maybe to this cute little Bistro just inside the ramparts. 



Actually the statue is that of the  swashbuckling corsair Robert Surcouf (hero of many daring 18-century raids on the British navy), eternally wagging an angry finger over the waves at England .

After walking the ramparts, we strolled through the Old City.


The  cathedral boasted beautiful stained glass.




A small square  was blooming  with color.




And a few were napping in the Sunshine!



Until next time, Honey

Linking to:
Pink Saturday at  How Sweet the Sound
Outdoor Wednesday at  A Southern Daydreamer
Wow Me Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
My Romantic Home

Monday, June 13, 2011

Perfect Refreshment

This outdoor set was long overdue for a little refreshment.  
It’s amazing what a little Rustoleum glossy white paint can do.




With temps now above100 degrees, this chore was completed just in time.



 “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment”
                         ~Jane Austen
Until next time, Honey
Linking to:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stoll Thru Life
Say What at The Ivy Cottage
Show and Tell at My Romantic Home
Feather Your Nest at French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Summer Paint Party at Debbiedoos

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bruges, Belgium Wedding

Since we are attending a wedding today, perhaps we all should pour a glass of champagne to celebrate while we read!
We were in Bruges, Belgium on a beautiful, warm Saturday.  The town is  tremendously cute with a large town square.   Outside of one of the buildings  we came upon a bicycle delivery cart that was decorated  .
We inquired of someone standing nearby and she informed us that this was City Hall and that weddings were taking place inside, and that we would  probably  see couples come out every 15-20 minutes. 
She was waiting on her friend who in fact would be using the cart.   We asked the significance of the bicycle delivery cart.  She laughed and said, “He can’t afford a carriage”.
We were hooked and decided to wait for the happy couple to emerge.


They had a group of friends and family waiting,  and were immediately showered with rice and heart shaped confetti.   








They were obviously enjoying themselves.



The bride stopped  to  graciously  accept flowers from a number of children.   Not a child with flowers was ignored.   This little blond-headed girl was just precious!



The groom takes a little step-stool out of the carriage for her assistance in  entering.




The happy bride’s face glowed and she laughed with glee!




Another picture or two and they were ready to depart!





It may not have been a  golden carriage, but they loved it.    He tested his horn and off they rode, waving to everyone.



And hopefully  they will live
 Happily Every After!



Until next time,  Honey

Linking to:

Wedding Party at Angelic Accents
My Romantic Home
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style



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