Thursday, March 29, 2007

Cherish Every Moment

This Morning

My pink cone-flowers had a visitor this morn -a Monarch butterfly.

It went from flower to flower to sup and I couldn’t help but sigh.

The Monarch’s are few - not many seen -so I welcomed the gift so rare;

What a wonderful way to start the day when it chose my flowers, fair.

I sat, enchanted, while the sun arose and wakened each living thing;

The robin flew from its cosy nest and the finch began to sing.

A chipmunk skirted across the grass and my dog gave a playful chase;

My breakfast tea tasted oh-so-good and no need to drink it in haste.

The dew shone and sparkled in the sun -before the heat soared high;

A quiet time shared with Nature -before the chores of the day.

Mornings are truly a blessing -I’ve been given a brand new day;

Mornings are a time to meditate and surely a time to pray!

©Joan Adams Burchell July 29, 2006

Classic Black and White

Charming Accessories

Awesome Antique Wicker Headboards
(Sun Porch Perfect)

Ahhhhhhh Spring!

Little Bit of Everything

~ Great Old School Desk ~

Antique Armoir ~ Lot of storage w/full length mirror

Beautiful Table Settings

Vintage Childs Wicker Rocker

Neat Old Wall-hanging Rack ~ Great in Bathroom

Rake Head ~ Perfect for drying plants!

WOW ~ Old Seed Box, Lots of Storage!

~ Unusual Planter ~

Summer Sunshine

Great Vintage Medicine Cabinet with Drawer

Adorable Vintage Child Size Step Back

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Host a Vintage Garden Party

This beautiful table setting just screams Vintage Garden Party!

Your friends will be thrilled to receive their invitation when you create an entire vintage theme.

You could use your everyday china or go for something like these vintage plates decorated with soft green leaves, accented with pink flowers. Perfect for a fresh garden salad for starters.

Add these neat old chairs around an old iron garden table, put on a vase of fresh cut flowers, and use your best silver.

Set up outdoors for an evening of fun. When the sun goes down, light up this cute little daisy swag lamp hanging from the limb of a tree for just the right ambiance.