Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cherry Grove

Spring breakers are starting to arrive here at the coast but the warm weather is alluding us. Hopefully it will warm up before the week is over. I hate for all of our young souls to be disappointed. I remember spring breaks back in the day ( yes, even that far back). It was so exciting but such a let down if the weather was bad.

Cherry Grove Pier at sunrise.

This early it is just me and the sea gulls!

Thanks for dropping by and y'all come back.

I'm linking to Outdoor Wednesday  and Watery Wednesday  Head on over to see lots of beautiful sites.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunday Reflections

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.
Psalm 37:3

Some days it is so hard to watch the news or even read the paper.
Evil seems so prevalent in the world.
When I stop to think however
I know that evil will not prevail. God will prevail in
all things and I must keep my focus on him and what is right,
even though it seems as if doing wrong would get me ahead and doing right
will cause me grief.
I am reminded to choose to do good, and entrust my well being and security to him.

Please join Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays for inspiration and uplifting posts.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thrifty Wreath

Hi friends! Spring is playing tricks on us here. It was 80 yesterday and 62 today. It is sunny so I ignored the temps  and hung my revamped spring wreath anyway.

If you remember, I found this wreath at Goodwill last summer for $2.00. I used it through the fall but it was looking a little tired . So, I quickly pulled the flowers off.  Well,  not too quickly, someone really glued those flowers on!

I wanted something bright for spring so I headed out to the  Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby for some new  colorful supplies.

I found the yellow and red tulips and the cute gingham ribbon at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. I then picked up the filler greenery and little white flowers... don't know what they are, at my favorite Dollar Tree. Next I pulled out my  E-Z bow maker to make a new bow. If you don't have and E-Z bow maker you need to beg borrow or steal one. They are so easy! Even I can make bows with them and I can hardly tie my shoes!

Well, it's all finished for a grand total of ten dollars. I love the vivid reds and yellows.

The yellow even matches the lovely yellow pollen that has settled all over everything. However, I won't complain... I have been so anxious for Spring to get here, even the pollen.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My new friends...

It was a beautiful day today so I decided to take a walk around the complex.  I want to introduce you to my newest friends.... well sorta.

If I didn't know better, I would think they were giving me the cold shoulder!  Being the friendly person that I am, I decided to move a little closer. They obviously didn't see me.

Mr. Goosey immediately began to squawk. Just look at his little beak. If I spoke goose, I'm sure my feelings would be hurt. Shortly after, he and Mrs. Goosey just up and flew away!

Wishing you a Happy Wednesday and I hope your friends don't fly away!
Linking this post to Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great week-end. We had the grand babies at  the beach this week-end. They were so much fun but I am whipped. Nothing like a toddler and a three year old to make you feel your age.

                                                I thought I would share some blues today.
I painted some little plastic eggs robins egg blue. The flat finish of the paint makes them look more realistic.  The cloche and rabbit were thrifting finds.

Next is my naked tree.

I bought the little tree years ago which makes it vintage, ancient. I found a terracotta pot and painted it pale blue and then filled it with a styrofoam plant block. I had some white Easter grass so it went on top.

All it needs is some little decorations. I'm sure I'll find something at the Dollar Tree or Michael's to do the trick.
Finally, I have shared before, my Cottage sign.

It was a scratched up pink and black princess sign at TJ Maxx .I loved the shape.  And since there are no princesses around here it needed a make over. 
Glad you dropped by and y'all come back!

I'm linking this post to the following meme's. Come join the fun!
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally's
Junkin finds at ala carte

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Spring has sprung

The Bartlett Pear tree is all decked out to welcome spring time.

... as well as the pansies.

Allie the alligator is checking out the tulips that are popping up in the pansies.

I can't wait to get out and dig in the dirt!

Glad you dropped by and y'all come back

 I'm joining Outdoor Wednesday

Outdoor Wednesday: Click on the picture below to learn more...

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Chandelier Find

Hey Y'all. I hope you had a good week-end. The weather keeps teasing of spring. It is warm one day and cold the next. The rain changed my plans for working in the yard but I did get a few things marked off of my to-do list inside.
Several weeks ago I visited one of my favorite antique shops and found this wonderful old chandelier.

The owner had found it at an estate sell and had not had time to clean and restore it. Some of the candle cover 'thingys" were burned, it was dirty and the crystals were a tangled mess.

She said she would let it go for $99 "as is".  It was what I had been looking for and I felt like I could restore it so I brought it home.
Mr. Vintagesouthern checked out the wiring and I cleaned and untangled. I then replaced the candle cover 
"thingys" and bulbs. The plan was to take it to the condo but after holding it up in the dining room at home I decided to use it here.

I guess I'm back to looking for another one... and y'all know how bad I hate shopping and thrifting but somebody's got to do it.

Just thinking here... I really could use another more vintagy dining room set. I don't think I'll say that out loud just yet. I'll wait and look and bring it up when the time is right.

Do any of you do that? Replace one thing and that starts the wheels turning to replace other things in the room that somehow don't look quiet right anymore? Guess that's why I'm a thrift shopper. That and the fact I love the hunt!
Glad you dropped by and y'all come back!

I'm linking to the following blog parties.
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Under $100 linky party at  Beyond the Picket Fence
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady
Junkin Finds Friday at A La Carte
Show and Tell at Cindy's  Romantic Home

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Sunday Reflections

Can anything separate us from the love Christ has for us? How long will his love endure? Will he really love us forever?

Reflecting on a difficult week I started to wonder... did I cross the line when I lost  my patience with doctors that seemed only concerned with their time and had not listened or even read the medical reports?
Did He withdraw the love he had for me, when I felt my fears begin to rise and my faith begin to quiver?
Did he write me off as hopeless when I acted like a jerk?

I knew the answer to these questions all along. I just needed to pause and remind myself, the answer and assurance was written before I even asked the questions.Why would he love me enough to send his son to die for me only to take back that love when I came up short? His word tells me that Nothing!!! will separate me from his love.

Thank you Jesus for loving me in spite off all my short comings.

I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Rom. 8:38-39

Join me at Spiritual Sundays with Charlotte and Ginger