Monday, March 30, 2009

Working with what you have...

I had this pretty hand crocheted trim on hand for quite some time and finally came up with a use for it. Trimming my towels! Of course I didn't have enough and found some more pretty trim on ebay, it's coming from Belgium and I can't wait to see it. This was a fast and easy project to do!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pink Saturday

Happy First Pink Saturday this Spring!

The flower pictures were taken at a local flower show last weekend. I want gardens like that! On the way home I found this pretty rice container at a local antique store. Now my kitchen is not pink but I could not pass it by!
The two card holders were a recent online purchase to show off my card work and postcards. Displayed is a card I made that has an error on it but it's one of the first ones I made in a class that got me excited about card making.
The pictures over the bed I love because they are pink botanicals.
I didn't realize my love for pink till I started participating in Pink Saturday, so for my pretty in pink head over to Beverly at Have a lovely week! Mary

Happy First Pink Saturday in Spring!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My orchids are blooming again!

I just adore these plants. I have the common Phalaenopsis Orchids which are very, very easy to care for.
They are kept in a southern exposure and I water them once a week. That's it! If I can keep them alive anyone can.
They bloom for months on end and I love their exotic appearance.
If you want a long blooming plant that requires little effort, this is the plant for you!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Local Flower Show

I hope everyone has a Happy St. Patrick's Day!! I was going to post my Irish Soda Bread recipe and a picture of the bread on my Irish Tea Set, but I'm too pooped to make the bread!
I went to a local flower show this weekend and I'm taking the easy way out and posting a few pictures. I am certainly looking forward to playing in the soil!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Green-My favorite color...except when....

I love these beautiful Lenten Roses...Such a pretty green.
But a green bagel??? I just can't eat something that will turn this color if you leave it out for a few days....Even if it's in honor of St. Patricks Day, I just can't eat a green bagel!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pink Saturday

My two Pink Saturday offerings are a card I made this week for my friends birthday and my little vignette on my dresser. The little bird vase I picked up for 1$ at a yard sale, the pink bird was a gift and my Mom bought me the pretty pink glass basket.
Stop by Beverly's at for more fun Pink Saturday!
Thanks for stopping by! Mary

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Atlas Garden Gloves...One of my favorite things.. I hated to wear any type of gardening glove till I bought these last year at the Philadelphia Flower Show. I love my Atlas gloves, they are easy to put on and you don't even feel like you are wearing gloves. I bought 2 pairs at 6.50 each...But, if you go to this link they are only 3.99 each if you buy 3 pairs and even less if you buy more.
One pair lasted me for the gardening season last year ( though I didn't garden much) but it really prevented me from getting blisters and from getting dirt under my nails.
I know if you buy them you will be back to thank me!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bella Italia at the Philadelphia Flower Show

I had the pleasure of attending the show Saturday with my Mom. Other than it being unbelievably crowded it was enjoyable. I had difficulty with my camera, so many pictures came out blurry but here are a few so you get the idea of the beauty of this show. If you ever have the opportunity to attend, don't pass it up!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My stamping weekend

I went away this past weekend with my Mom for a stamping extravaganza. It was alot of fun, we took classes, participated in a chocolate exchange and stamped our little hearts away!

My friend created this for the chocolate exchange and I thought it was the most clever of all the packaging. This little owl is adorable, I wish I had such and imagination!