Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Little Peek....

Here's a little sneak peek in our A-Frame -- the main floor is entirely Cottage Shabby Chic. My sister loves visiting and says it's like being in a doll house -- she loves it when we spend girl time together among all my girly things. :) *The crock pot is not normally parked there, it's acutally working! This pic was taken on Thanksgiving....yum!*

I long for the day when I can go shopping again to garage sales, thrift shops, and antique shops as I have always LOVED the look of shabby chic (before it had a name). I actually started collecting shabby chic cottage things as a small child some 40yrs ago, which explains why I have completely NO more storage room! LOL Until I clean out and purge - NO shopping! I need to sort, let go, and make room for cherished newbies.

We're having a neighborhood community garage sale in about 10days....a perfect time to clean out & purge!! Then I can go shabby shopping....yippee!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Driveway Weed & Bambi's Gang

Each year my lovely little periwinkle Columbine pops up in the same spot....and the DH tries each year to kill it, claiming she's a weed. NOT!! I had planted her about 4ft behind where she is now, in a flower box...but she likes the driveway gravel better. :) A bunch of her babes popped up this year...yipeee!

Since she's close to the house, our local Deer Gang haven't been brave enough to EAT her. BUT my other little wild pink-bonnet Columbine, which is fully loaded w/blossoms, wasn't so lucky. Bambi stripped her of all but 1 little leaf!! Bambi does the same thing w/all my Hollihocks too. They turn them into Toothpick Plants by stripping each stalk clean of all the leaves & blossoms. It is totally depressing to say the least. :(

Each Fall, I try spreading seeds from all the flowers that survive. Then in the Spring, Bambi usually gobbles them up for lunch. I never thought I'd hate Bambi. They ruin my flower garden every year and all attempts I've made for having one. *tearful sigh* I don't fall for those dewy-dark brown-eyes anymore -- NO WAY. What I see are great big RATS now!! So I've waged war on Bambi & his gang. The paint ball gun is locked & loaded. Have you ever seen a hot pink polka-dotted deer? Stay tuned!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ooops, I spilled the Good Wine!!

Oppsy! I just spilled the 'Good Wine' freshwater coin pearls all over the place!! What a klutz.... Aren't they all so ~G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S~ laying in this lusterous puddle?! LOL I just finished listing a bunch of coin pearls in my ArtFire Bead Shop. You should check them out!
Right here-----> Mia Bella Collection

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Unexpected Arrival

This morning we woke to find 2 'NEW' additions to the family....and we weren't aware that they were on their way! Skinny-minny Little Miss had her 2 tiny healthy babes waaaay back in my closet. She & babes are doing very well...behind my fall/winter clothing! :D