A man from my town was also selling at the Boston Flower Show
A man from my town was also selling at the Boston Flower Show
Are these not so cute! I miss playing in the barn with my glass but seems I can not do it all 😦
Today I am looking at Fused Glass Geisha Diffuser/Bud Vases.
I am at High Point Fall Market and as with previous trips, I am in heaven. Yesterday, I spotted these adorable Fused Glass Geisha Diffuser/Bud Vases at Global Views. Actually, I forgot that I was in a showroom when I saw them and I may have squealed
slightly a little bit loudly when I saw them. Once again, proving my ability to act like a complete professional in public places.
There are 4 different Fused Glass Geishas. Each one represents a different season; Summer, Spring, Winter, and Autumn.
dimensions: 4.5″L x 2.75″W x 9.5″H
I’ll share more High Point Market finds with you soon!
When folks come to visit, I like to have the first night’s dinner well underway when they arrive so they can settle in and relax after what has probably been a long day of travel. Maine is not the easiest place to get to!
Already on the breakfast room table are these wonderful antique beer bottles, but instead of being filled with beer, they hold a stem or two of near season’s end hydrangeas. I love how the bloom changes from white to green as it matures.
Dinner is a casual affair, so I’m going for comfort with simple black square plates from Ikea on these placemats of many colors. I love the flared top of the placemat which creates just enough space for a glass.
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Do you have times in your life where you seem to be very busy but are really doing nothing at all.
How did my life get so simple?
I used to blog everyday.
I made Jewelry every week.
I walked the beaches all winter long and early summer mornings and captured the Sunrises along the Atlantic.
I went away in March and came back profoundly changed and at peace. So much so I don’t do much of anything really.
Yes I wake after 4 or 5 hours of sleep and have two cups of coffee, fresh ground. I eat a simple good for me breakfast as I answer emails play a game of words on Facebook all the while tossing a toy to JT. Then I wash up the few dishes sweep the floors and make the bed. I shower and get dressed and grab my camera JT grabs her Frisbee and off we go to walk the property. Playing catch and snapping photos. Not much plant wise happening here. so much rain, nutrient’s washed away and plants are stalled. I have yet to have the Monarchs show up good thing end of July and Butterfly Bush has yet to open as a way to welcome them here.
My food garden is sad. I have had two cucumbers, one tomato lots of basil and some lettuce. Tonight I snipped Dill for our Tuna fish sandwiches.
Corn is only just over my knee and I am short.
All those pretty shots you saw the last year have either rotted or refused to bloom so I have been busy with Dragonflies. They have been so willing too. I have them all on My Portfolio blog and re-blogged to 20 Lines or Living and Lovin. I am sure I will lose the bloggers I have on my list of followers but truly what should I write about. I have changed so much I hardly even know me.
I joined a Gym can you imagine. I am also in PT for left shoulder. I am still going to Weight Watchers though I do want to quit as I think I can save the $40 a week and do it on my own but then I think I need to get out of the house as winter will soon be arriving and all that damn shoveling once again so I need to be healthy.
With Meditation I have learned to relax but sadly I LIKE that A LOT!!!
So I will try to add some color and interest to this unexciting post the best I can.
This is one of the Garden Club Lilies in Bloom with a pretty insect . That’s right when it is not raining I spend an hour with a water can watering all the clubs plants.
After I pick fresh berries with the pup and her toy and my camera I make a plate with Greek Yogurt and delish berries.
Yes my kitchen had red counters hard to bounce the flash properly when hungry and tired and no tripod set up.
He kept telling me to come get photos of the last clutch for the year, her third. He then found a baby dead on the stairs below this nest. Lousy photo as I did not want another to be lost and the next day the nest day was empty.
As he worked in the back yard all spring and summer he got to watch them grow then fly away and she sat on more. This is right over the entrance into the beautiful barn I have in the back yard. As someone would approach the Mom would bolt to the trees beside the barn and then he would make sure he always closed the door so she did not fly in and die inside while her little ones went without and would die as well. He is learning to live as one with nature here for which I am very happy.
Black-eyed Susan just before opening.
Yes above is Dill I have begun to mess with my shots out of boredom 🙂
More later. Tomorrow rain maybe I will play with my Polymer since the floors are clean, dishes done and I will not be WEEDING
Have a great night everyone
I need some SUNSHINE waiting on Sat.
It is mid January here in New Hampshire and Churchill’s advertised a “FREE” talk on growing Orchids, I had to attend. Nancy told us all about different types of orchids and their needs. Water, food and light and airflow. They are delicate but there are so many we can grow here, if we can give them the right mix of all of these.
We were taught to pick between bark and charcoal mix or long moss for growing orchids in. We need to feed them so they grow strong with bright green leaves but not real dark leaves though. We learned that after the blossoms are gone and after a short rest, we can gently remove it from their pot and trim off any soft, unhealthy looking roots, and give them a little bath to remove all old bark mix and prepare it to go back into the pot with fresh mix added. A great way to give them enough humidity she said was to set out a tray of stones, deep enough to hold a little water and sit the plant on top of the stones, just not in the water. These are plants that love tropical surroundings, so the more you can do to your home to get it as close to the real thing, the happier your orchids will be. They will show you with beautiful blooms and bright green leaves.
This plant was so beautiful, forgive me for the light, after all we were in a beautiful greenhouse that was so warm and toasty. A perfect place to spend a few hours shopping for plant for your home. They are having a sale right now and with the photos I will add to the two blogs I am doing on Churchill’s , you will see that they have so many beautiful choices. More on part 2
This orchid is growing in a clear pot and you can clearly see by the roots that once the blooms have faded and rested a new pot with fresh bark mix will be on order as well as a pot just a little bigger.
A beautiful plant looking for a new home to grace, as well as the supplies you can buy here to keep it beautiful, for many years to come. Who said New Hampshire is too cold for pretty plants.
After the talk we went shopping. This greenhouse is filled with all different kinds of plants for your home. African Violets are on my left, some Boston Ferns on my right. A pretty plant stand holds a fern. It is not just about plants, it is about your home. Statuary and fountains as well as gorgeous pots are here too.
For me and the others who attended the talk today it was all about the ORCHID
So pretty aren’t they and 25% off
I swear these are my prettiest house plants, don’t let my enormous Spider plant hear me.
This one found a new home with me! I think it will look lovely in my Turquoise living room with all the windows.
Tiny ones and Tall ones
OH I want to make one of these, see them sitting on the table here.
This is a Pitcher Plant have you ever seen one before? Do you have one?
Ok time to post this part one and start on part 2 of my afternoon at CHURCHILL’S in Exeter NH
Stop by and see the wonderful people who work here.
PPG Wintergarden was all decked out for the holidays. A giant Christmas tree dominates the middle of the space.
The tree is surrounded by trains and a gingerbread village.
The perimeter of the room had life-sized Santas and more gingerbread villages on display.
Although it was quiet during my visit, the stage was ready for musical performers.
Paying HOMAGE TO THE TREE with out cutting one down 🙂 just pick up the broken limbs
Love Christmas trees but don’t have the space or time to take care of a real one? Deck your walls instead! Below are some unique and neat ideas. There’s still time…
Images roundup from my Pinterest board, Holiday.
Click on image for source.
I may consider doing this next yr. Would you?
The recreation department in our town held their Third Annual PUMPKIN STROLL
The children came in beautiful costumes
They brought Carved Pumpkins for the contest
Vendors set up tables with items for sale but they all had candy to pass out to the children who also were Trick or Treating(dress rehearsal for the 31st)
We had a table with lots of candy as well and our raffle items for the Garden Club fundraising effort.
We donated 3 house plants for the Recreational Departments SILENT AUCTION for the many things they do for the towns Children
Have a look, after the heavy rains all night we were blessed with a beautiful day!
Thanks for coming on the Pumpkin Stoll with me
I really rushed photos and didn’t use a tripod as you can tell
I had to dash quickly as we had our table set up with a TV for a raffle prize
Goodbye till next year!
Some people pull out all the stops when it comes to celebrating Halloween
You already know it is my favorite holiday
This small town in Maine seemed to have so many places decked out in their finest to go along with the beautiful foliage
Being in my towns garden club I hope we can do this kind of thing around town to get people to slow down and enjoy life
Saturday night we will have a Pumpkin Stroll in town and our club will look for new members and pick the winners
of our raffle prizes. Hope I win the TV! We need members and town support to get all we want done around town DONE!
There were so many decorations and so rainy the small camera was not great at capturing it all perfectly but this post is
about celebrating Autumn and Halloween
Glass in every form draws me to it. A long time ago I would walk the shore in tears and along the way I would stoop to pick up “treasure” from the sea.
Shells, Sea Glass and even empty crab shells. I also picked up old items from lobster trap lines. Sand Dollars fill a jar and may locations throughout the
rest of this house. It has been suggested I have TOO MANY items when it comes to COLLECTIONS. I live here though and I see more room to add a jar of glass or a bowl of
I was in a bad wreck in 2000 where I was rear ended by a tour bus(casino) and got so depressed I decided one day to sit on the toilet seat cover with glue in one had and a jar
of sea glass. I proceeded to glue the glass all over a window, beside the toilet, for that stained glass look minus the lead solder. Here are a few photos of it as I was asked if I
had any for them to see and some other items that call my bathroom HOME. I painted the walls a pale Pink and have barn board accents in there as well. RUSTIC you could
Privacy is taken care of.
Every ocean needs a Mermaid
My Sea Captain, a friends mother made that he thought would love living with me.
Sea Gull and Shells
Earrings, Neckclasses and Bracelets made to order by ME
Fish too, as I am a March child as well
Tooth Brush holder from a Natural Sea Treasure
While yard saling in Portsmouth one day I saw this sitting on a table and it was for sale.
I turned it over and saw that their child had made it with their own hands and there was no longer
a place in the family home, so it sits front and center in MINE, it fits perfectly with me.
Another found and saved piece of Ocean ART maybe I am a HOARDER NOT!!
I am a protector of the precious thrown to the wayside pieces.
Of course I have a Lighthouse and Plant as well
Now I did allow him to add a piece he picked, and where from and it was AZ Art
I love men and Cowboy Art so I did not fight this piece at all
Well I did not show all the art or shells but you get the idea that I love the sea.
I may add shelves , then some protected pieces of my photography, maybe some waves
and a sunrise on a different color wall, all I know is I love GLASS
and the sea, as you can also clearly see .
These girls do!
VT Dairy Cows
Watch the world go by
till its Milking Time!
This one looks like she is camera-shy
Maybe they never saw a blonde before,lol they are very curious
or maybe territorial
Some called out others moved towards me and I grabbed these
before the farmer had to come see what the ruckus was all about.
Support your Local Dairy Farms these girls are counting on you.
This was me as a young girl. (Yes me who turned out to be a tractor trailer driver).
Mom helped me get all dressed up, she even made an outfit like mine for my doll Crissy..
She also did up my doll’s carriage to match our outfits. Crepe Paper is AMAZING!
There was going to be a parade!
We had just 15 homes on our dead end road and most had 2 to 5 children in each.
The girls pushed their decorated carriages and the boys made their bikes look better with baseball cards in the
spokes, .which made a noise that made them feel special and wild.
Kids from others streets who played at the end of our road could also come and join in.
I got a ribbon for all of Mom’s hard work but I will never forget some of the others and how they came.
Such fond memories of days like this. Where did those days go for the children of today.? They are so busy doing
so many different things, that they no longer know how to relax and play and enjoy their youth. They need no
I do not know how others feel but I miss the simple things in life for them. A Mom and Dad and siblings
all living under the same roof and sitting down to supper together..
Yes we did not have Xbox’s, TV’s in each room, phones pressed to our ears or for that matter much of today’s
trappings, what we had was FUN and LOVE or maybe it was just my house.
I am glad I lived back then, as it has made me the woman I am today..