Thursday, January 31, 2013

~ Valentine's Day Pillow in Neutrals with Fabric Flowers


Valentine's Day (or any day) Pillow in Neutrals
with Felt Cut Out Heart
and
Cotton, Lace and Felt Flowers



Hi Everyone!
It seemed the perfect time to revisit the post on how to make this charming Heart & Flowers Pillow.
It has been a very popular post and with Valentine's Day coming up very soon, I thought it might be nice to show how it was made again. Enjoy!

Monday, January 28, 2013

~ Ex Voto, Heart Beach Stones & Red Roses for Valentine's Day



I wrote about these pretty beach heart stones that we found at the beach a few years ago before. I was looking for beach stones and shells in colors to inspire the colors for decorating our home.   It seemed like it took a couple of years to find some pretty way to display the heart stone and keep them in sight to remind us of our love of the ocean and a wonderful little vacation. Finally I found the shadow box and added the antique key and the Ex Voto silver Heart. The white shadow box has stayed just like this, simply moved around sometimes. 

Even at Christmas time red was a bit too bright for me.  But as the colors outside fade with the winter months, the red roses were a welcome treat to bring home. Even this early before Valentine's Day.

See Y'All Soon~
Donna

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Friday, January 4, 2013

~ Wisdom & Magic



For the last month or so Jupiter has put on a dazzling night display in the early evening sky. Since we are out walking shortly after dusk, we have been in awe of the giant planet's beauty along with his companions in the night sky. You could not help but think of the story of the Magicians - Magi, the men of Astrology and Wisdom, that have become a part of our Christmas celebrations. 
 


The Epiphany is celebrated on Sunday this year, and we will again be enjoying our French Onion soup meal which we have done for many, many years now. It's a lovely peasant meal after all the usual lavish food of the season. The last day of the Christmas season, I hope to be taking a moment to choose what the new year will be. Choosing Peace - Light - Beauty - Love and Wisdom. It me gives Hope. May your new year be filled with Goodness & Light.
(The lyrics to "Let It Be" were written by Paul McCartney.)

See Y'All Soon~
Donna
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