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Fused Glass Geisha

Are these not so cute! I miss playing in the barn with my glass but seems I can not do it all ūüė¶

Looking At Glass

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!

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Company’s Coming

Lulu's Musings

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!

tablescapeAlready 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.

tablescapeDinner 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.

tablescapeHmmm, there are salad plates to match the larger ones, but now seems a good time to use the black and white ones scored…

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So Busy Doing Nothing At All

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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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Black-eyed Susan just before opening.

 

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Yes above is Dill I have begun to mess with my shots out of boredom ūüôā

 

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.

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CHURCHILL’S OFFERED A FREE ORCHID TALK TODAY part one

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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.

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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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For me and the others who attended the talk today it was all about the ORCHID

 

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So pretty aren’t they and 25% off

 

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I swear these are my prettiest house plants, don’t let my enormous Spider plant hear me.

 

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This one found a new home with me!  I think it will look lovely in my Turquoise living room with all the windows.

 

 

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Tiny ones and Tall ones

 

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OH I want to make one of these, see them sitting on the table here.

 

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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.

 

Peace

Eunice

 

 

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PPG Wintergarden

Miriam Troxler

PPG Wintergarden was all decked out for the holidays. A giant Christmas tree dominates the middle of the space.

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The tree is surrounded by trains and a gingerbread village.

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The perimeter of the room had life-sized Santas and more gingerbread villages on display.

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Although it was quiet during my visit, the stage was ready for musical performers.

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Look for the PPG Santas and PPG Gingerbread next.

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Deck The Walls

Paying HOMAGE TO THE TREE with out cutting one down ūüôā just pick up the broken limbs
Merry Christmas

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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. 

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I may consider doing this next yr. Would you?

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We attended a PUMPKIN Stroll

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!

 

 

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Third Annual Pumpkin Stroll
Pumpkins for the contest!

 

 

 

Epping Pumpkin Stroll
Vendors came to sell their wares

 

 

 

Setting Up
Setting up her booth

 

 

 

COSTUMES

 

 

 

WHERE FIRST?

 

 

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BATMAN ROCKED!
Batman Rocked!

 

 

Hallowen Costumes
Safe Place for Children

 

 

 

Carved Batman

 

 

 

Haunted House
Haunted House

 

FAMILIES
Children Ready

 

 

WONDER WOMAN
Wonder Woman Carving

 

 

 

Candle Light
Evening Ends

 

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!