Sunday, November 8, 2015

Spring and Summer's end…….

Hello friends!

Where has the summer gone??

I thought I would share a few spring and summer photos with you since I haven't posted since FEBRUARY!!

I'm finding it quite frustrating these days to blog….. for some reason whenever I leave comments on other blogs I always get the notice that my comment cannot be sent. I still love to go through blogs and drool over beautiful photos but I rarely comment because it always gets "sent back" to me. Grr!!

You can mostly find me on Instagram these days…. click here.

David Austin Roses.
My favorite.
I'm obsessed. 

This peachy pink beauty is Abraham Darby.

Lilacs in the spring time. We had 9 inches of hail in May of this year. It devastated my gardens. I was able to save just a few flowers but my June was not as it should have been. I should have been loaded with peonies, tulips, daffodils, aliums, you name it! Instead I had very few. 

Spring migration in my yard brings the Bullock's Oriole. He makes the cold and snow in May worth it!

I had to buy peonies at the market this year. I was able to salvage just a few from my garden and they were so precious to me.

My back patio was still quite enjoyable this year in spite of the damaging hail.

This peony from my garden managed to still bloom a few flowers for me. 
It is a tie for me, David Austins and Peonies, both bring me such joy.

This Sarah Bernhardt Peony from my garden is another favorite.

More Abraham Darbys….

Another view of my patio and backyard…..

Spirit of Freedom David Austin rose, with 200 petals on each bloom this is one of my most favorites.

Gathering David Austins for a bouquet.

I don't usually see the Cooper's Hawk getting a drink at my birdbath but he did on this day!

French soaps and vintage french goodies with roses.

I also love the hummingbirds.

This is one of my Wedgewood climbing David Austins. Perfectly pale pink.

I can't believe the holidays are fast approaching!
I am starting to think of my holiday decor for this year.

I hope you have a wonderful fall or spring, wherever you may be.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Random thoughts and photos….

Hello friends!

I am dreaming of spring and having spring fever terribly!

I can't wait for my back patio to come alive again.

I still have months to go before it looks like this again…..

I have ordered 10 more David Austin Roses and can't wait to see these Abraham Darbys blooming again this summer.

My front flower bed is full of scattered seeds, peony poppies, clematis, snapdragons and more.

I have ordered some lavender colored peony poppies to add to my pink ones. I just love their fluffy heads!

A side bed off of my back patio, more David Austins.

I love to bring in the fresh roses and can't wait for spring to come!

I am still enjoying winter and we need more snow but for now, I'm dreaming of spring.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Shabby French Christmas 2014

Hello Friends!

I so love the holidays.
Being with family, cooking and baking for them and just the joy of all gathering together at this special time of year.

I enjoyed decorating my home this year and thought I would share some of that with you.

I love this Vintage French Digoin & Sarreguemines Pot from Tracey of French Larkspur. She finds the most beautiful vintage french items in France and I love her shop.

Get ready for photo overload!


My shabby door with a Christmas wreath.

Lights strewn around the rooms….

….a noël sign.

Conifer branches added to pink roses. Red just doesn't fit into my home unless it pale and faded.

Feather tree.

A shabby french Paris ornament.

A vintage French dish rack also from Tracey filled with favorite ornaments, candles and dressed with fairy lights. Vintage French grain sack with pink and faded red stripe.

Joyeux Noël on my chalkboard with a laurel wreath.

Pinecones and fairy lights in a vintage French baguette basket.

I love this little snowman. 

Vintage lamp from my husband's grandmother and another little snowman on a shabby turquoise table.

                                                                 The family room.

Birdcage lamp filled with vintage glass bulbs.

More lights for my dining area and a tiny tree.

I just love this time of year! The soft glow of the Christmas lights makes my home feel so cozy.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, my wish for you is to have the most joyous time with your family and friends this season.



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Summer's End 2014

Hello friends!

What a beautiful summer we have had here in Colorado.

Lots of much needed rain.

No fires.

My David Austin Roses are in their second blooming and I am truly enjoying them.

French loveliness with some dried petals.

Vintage scales, so dreamy to me.
I have lined up my three favorite colors: shabby white, vintage green and faded turquoise.

A tiny sweet cinnamon pumpkin candle for a lovely fall scent.

My newest (to me!) scale is the green one, I'm loving them lined up.

 Photo overload I'm afraid! :))

As these Abraham Darby, Winchester Cathedral and Wisley 2008 roses start to fade, new ones are still blooming. The David Austins do not disappoint!

Saying goodbye to summer but happy to see Autumn arriving.

The fall baking has begun.


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