observations, ideas and inspiration... from my pennsylvania home, garden, kitchen, and studio

Friday, July 16, 2010

"Bloom where you are planted"

~Mary Engelbreight

It's such a lovely time in the garden right now.  We seem to be getting enough rain that everything is in bloom or rebloom at the same time. Here is my English border...aka the big rambling mess which I love and Dino does not...in the front garden.

and this is "Dianna"....my favorite Rose of Sharon ~ pure white and blooming way early this year.  Please ignore my two flag stone pathway...it's a work in progress :)

We also have been blessed many times over with peaches this year.
Enough to share with one of our many bunnies, Lydia calls her "Petunia".  She never leaves and will sometimes just lay on her side and nibble away!

Sorry that I've been so quiet.  I miss you all.   Lots of family activities and trips going on over here.  I'll be back to normal in August with lots to share.

Sending big hugs,
Jenn :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

God Shed His Grace on Thee

Happy Independence Day! Food, fun, and family....Fourth of July already, can you believe it??  I need to take a deep breath and slow down the summer.  It always seems like that is the halfway point when it's only just begun.  We have our little American flags displayed on our front porch, in window boxes and flower pots...proudly displaying our pride in our country.  How lucky I feel to be an American and have freedom.  Thank you to the brave men and women who fight for our freedom.

Have a great holiday weekend!

"You're a grand old flag, you're a high flying flag and forever in peace may you wave.  You're the emblem of the land I love.
~George M. Cohan

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Inspiration Friday ~ Band Boxes

This is a short inspiration Friday...although technically it's now Saturday morning.  I had a cup of tea around 9:00 p.m. and have been wide awake ever since.  (Should have stuck with herbal.)  Trying to be quiet, since everyone else was asleep, I started "organizing" my old magazines and got lost in articles about cottages, decorating, English gardens and on and on and on.

One interesting article I found in an old Country Living magazine from 2004 was on Jeanette McVay and how she creates her own bandboxes...they are just gorgeous!  I have always been intrigued by vintage band boxes, which at least 40 to over a 100 years old and most where made with wallpaper.  To read about this craft and how Jeanette makes them click here, you won't be disappointed.

Good night all.

You might also like:

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Popular Posts