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Monday, April 30, 2012

What's new around here!

Much happenings, around here.  Tea parties, and playing with grandkids.  Projects completed and new displays.  I have been working in my yard, trying to get it back in shape.  It is lots of work here in the desert to make it presentable.   Come along with me in this post and see what I have been up to in the past week!
The centerpiece for our day together. I have added the soft shades of pink.  A tea party with this little cutie pie Evelyn below!
Every time she comes to Grammy's house, she wants to put on the princess crown and the dress I made for her for Halloween!  (we keep it here so she won't wear it day and night)  She will be 4 this month and lives just 3 miles from me.  
Our Tea Party was with Waffles and strawberries and orange juice!
Remember the vintage Avon perfume bottle I found at a yard sale?  Well I found this clock image online and glued on the front!  Then I did my little mercury glass treatment on the lid.
Another faux mercury glass treated project.  This was a plain white ceramic frame from the thrift store.
I painted this cast iron finial white and I love the contrast between these two antiques.
I have been collecting more lonely salt and pepper shakers that are not matched up, for glitter, beads etc.
 I finished this wall over the weekend!  The prints are from the Graphics Fairy, and I mounted them on some patterned paper and re-covered one layer of the mats with antique German bible pages, then distressed the frames after painting them white. And the mirror was purchased at a yard sale for $5.00 and was gold, and I painted it white and gave it a coating of glaze.  This wall is by my front door!
Before I changed them!

  Love these French chair images.  
 I have to show off this adorable little flapper girl which is my youngest grandchild right now.  My daughter-in-law gave this to me a few days ago, so I found this vintage frame, also from a thrift shop and painted it.  I think it is perfect for the photo of little Claire!  She is so darn sweet and those eyes can just melt you! I could just cuddle with her 24/7, but she lives two plus hours away!  I love my life!
We love our spot here in Southern Nevada, and this is what I get to see most mornings when I look out my large picture bay window!  I have probably taken this picture before, but this one was just taken!
When we get up, we look out this window and this is what we see. . . . . .we open the door to smell the fresh air.  Lots of mornings it is crisp and has the smell of alfalfa hay!  It is always green in the spring and this pasture gets plenty of water as you can see!
My son took this picture a couple of days ago.  We feel as though we live on a beautiful pond.  It is irrigation water, but it is there 6 days out of the week.  There are mallards and Canadian Geese that usually spend lots of time there.  We love it and have named it "Lone Duck pond" lol.  The mountain in the background is called 'Mormon Mountain"  There are many white Arabian horses over there, and longhorn cattle.  I can't imagine living anywhere else!
Here is the large bay window we look out of!
Coleus plants are some of my favorites.
some flowers in my big pots out front!  Petunias work well until it gets really hot!  Then I have to replace them with Vinca which are very tolerant of the desert heat!
A close-up of the window boxes in front of the bay window!  Hope you all have a lovely spring week!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks like you live in such a beautiful area! Your Granddaughter is adorable. Both my daughters lived in Princess outfits when they were that age. Enjoy your beautiful weather--I'm jealous. Still rain and wind here in Oregon.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Michelle, wonderful post, filled with beauty and JOY!
enJOY a lovely week,


What a VIEW!!! WOW! You are blessed!
It's nice to finish up projects and tweek our homes.

karen hess jewelry said...

Thank you for sharing all these wonderful images, Michelle....they are all so special and inspiring!

fairyrocks said...

Your Grand Babies are gorgeous, I could just imagine being a little girl visiting your house must be like visiting the sugar plum fairy
Keep smiling and creating, I so enjoyed this personal glimpse post.

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Bonjour and Merci! Thank you for the lovely comments and for the follow! My goodness you are a busy bee. Very talented! Your grand daughter is just adorable. Enjoy the week! Au Revoir

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I just bought some coleus and petunias, myself, the other day. I love the variety of colors the coleus come in. Your granddaugther's are so pretty and cute! I also live very close to my granddaughter {the one and only} and it is wonderful to be able to see her so often.

Laurie said...

What a great glimpse of your surroundings! I know you know how blessed you are to have such wonderful beautiful things around you, and family nearby. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog about Birdsong Two! I wish you had been there!


You have such a beautiful blogsite! I love visiting you here! So much to see and enjoy. Thanks for dropping by my place and your sweet words.
Take care!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Goodness girl you have been busy, I love the chair pictures and the flapper girl...To cute! I have never seen a photo like that! Your view is absolutely gorgeous!! Goodness I would be so anxious to jump out of bed in the morning!!


Cosy Life by Elly said...

Hi there..thanks for following me! Your very welcome on my blog. You have a really nice blog and you have done very nice things..Oh and the little girls..I understand that you want to hug them 24/7.
I like your view so much. It's very very beautiful.
Have a very nice day, greatings Elly from Holland

Cosy Life by Elly said...

Hi there..thanks for following me! Your very welcome on my blog. You have a really nice blog and you have done very nice things..Oh and the little girls..I understand that you want to hug them 24/7.
I like your view so much. It's very very beautiful.
Have a very nice day, greatings Elly from Holland

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Okay, I am so in love with those graphics fairy frame jobs you did that I don't even know what to say. Absolutely amazing! All of it was inspiring. Thanks for sharing :)


Your posts are so beautiful and I love the country photos from your son with the pond. You live in a gorgeous place...BUT, the most GORGEOUS thing of everything is your darling dear Evelyn! I have a soft spot for lil'girls, I have 2 grands I am crazy about! Hugs,

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