Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Language of the Fan

My sister-in-law Bonnie was featured on a local website showcasing her collection of funeral and dance card fans. Below is one of her beautiful fans that I just love. Please visit http://www.kalkaskacounty.net/display.asp to view these wonderful fans and also learn the language used with the fans during these times.






Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Little Cottage Garden

I love the look of a beautiful cottage garden but I have never had much of a green thumb. Usually my garden is part luck and part good weather. The joys of seeing a flower about ready to bloom and to see butterflies and birds enjoy what you have created is such enjoyment!!

My favorite flowers are coneflowers which don't require a lot of tending.


Shasta daisies are also easy to care for and beautiful.



I have yellow, pink, light pink and orange lilies in my garden.

This is the way I like to dress ~ Visit Shopstyle.com

Aldo at ShopStyle
Old Navy at ShopStyle
Anthropologie at ShopStyle
Old Navy at ShopStyle
Old Navy at ShopStyle

Places I like to shop ~

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I love these yellow dishes & pitcher

Books I read over and over again

  • I love Country Living Magazine!!!
  • Pretty Little Things ~ Sally Jean Alexander
  • Carolyn Westbrook ~ Home
  • Home Comforts The Art & Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson
  • How Not To Look Old by Charla Krupp
  • Style by Kate Spade
  • Manners by Kate Spade
  • Nell Hill's Style at Home
  • Nell Hill's Decorating Secrets
  • Nell Hill's Christmas at Home
  • Country Living Cottage Style
  • Country Living Small Spaces & Cozy Corners
  • Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell
  • The Shabby Chic Home by Rachel Ashwell
  • Celebrating Home by Season's of Cannon Falls
  • Tracy Porter's Home Style

My Top Ten Movie Choices

  • 1.) The Notebook
  • 2.) How To Make An American Quilt
  • 3.) A Beautiful Mind
  • 4.) Bridge to Taribithia
  • 5.) The Pursuit of Happyness
  • 6.) Chocolat
  • 7.) Pay It Forward
  • 8.) Memiors of a Geisha
  • 9.) My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • 10.) 13 Going on 30

This is my kitchen. I wanted the cabinets to have more of a furniture look to them. I will take more pictures of this room later. :)

An end table in my living room. I love all my little trinkets!!!!

This is actually a birdbath with a garden angel positioned inside. I added the greenery for a halo and around the base of the angel. :)