Sunday, May 24, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday Monogram

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Hi all. I feel that lately I have neglected my blog! I just returned from a wonderful trip to New England to visit two of my lovely sisters. I will try and post some pictures on Outdoor Wednesday from my trip!
Today I have a quick little metamorphosis to share. Sometimes just the smallest of details make me happy ;-) I recently found these tan throw pillows at Tuesday Morning for our bed and thought that they would be great monogramed. And a few days later here they are...
Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you have a wonderful Monday!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A luncheon on the back patio.

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I was in CVS this morning and I was inspired! There was a display of various polka dot dishes and pots. The colors were just so pretty and I realized they would go wonderfully with a table topper I had recently found (also with polka dots). I added some daisys from the dollar store and a butterfly from Hobby Lobby. You just never know where inspiration will come from. While at Hobby Lobby, I also found these adorable felt flower votive holders for 50% off - complete with lady bug. It is so windy here that there is no way the candles will stay lit.
The white Oneida Basketweave dishes are very versatile. As many of you have mentioned, a nice set of white dishes is invaluable! I have found that I am using them regularly.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I truly appreciate it!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday in Central Park

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Two of my favorite things about Central Park - Tavern on the Green and the Shakespeare Garden. I love the Chinese lanterns, they look even more amazing at night.
Our son, who lives in NYC introduced us to the Shakespeare Garden a few years ago. It is fun to see it at different times of the year. These pictures were taken last May. You can learn more about the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park by visiting: Be sure to double click on this next one...the violets. Then you can read the plaque.
I hope you have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday!
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Trip To Mexico On Outdoor Wednesday

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These pictures are from a trip I took in January to Cabo San Lucas. Look at the splash in the ocean. That is a whale. I tried so many times to get a picture while the whales were breaching, but each time was only able to get the splash!
The tiny little spots on the sand are people on horseback. A pretty spot in Todos Santos, about an hour or so north of Cabo. Sunset over the Pacific. A gorgeous site each night. Thanks for visiting. May you enjoy a beautiful sunset tonight!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Our Front Porch

This Porch and Patio Party was the wonderful idea of Barb over at Grits and Glamour. Please visit her to see some beautiful porches and patios.

Welcome to our front porch. One of our babies is waiting by the front door to welcome you. Oops, you can see my reflection in the glass as I take the photo. I am experimenting with photo programs and I used a cartoon effect for the above picture.

His and hers rocking chairs. My husband and I love to sit out here. We do get afternoon sun, so pretty soon we will only be sitting out here in the mornings. It's nice to sit with a cup of coffee and watch whatever (or whoever) is passing by!
View from the rockers. Another view from the rockers.
Magnolia tree.
Thanks so much for visiting. I'll be working on the back porch next. Have a wonderful Porch and Patio day.