Saturday, July 27, 2013

Vintage Summer Images and Beach Mini Flashcards

I am
  to report that I am feeling better and
up to spending time 
and in here.  
The last couple days I have felt like a veritable
Ready to dive right in
 I credit my speedy recover to Miss Izzy.
 "Kitty belly rubs are highly therapeutic."  
Miss Izzy would not lie.
I am on my way to being back in the Pink of health and look forward to being back at the 

If you see me say hi!
Pretty soon I'll be ready to  kick up my heels.
Who knows, maybe I'll even find a little summer moonlight.
And on the plus side I had time to make this lovely desk organizer to hold my Dr. bills. 
I think it is 
The tutorial is found here,   Desk Organizer Tutorial 
At My Desert Cottage .
Karen's tutorial s are excellent!   
It came out so well I am dancing on air.
  Jumping for joy, even.
 because it is time to join these wonderful parties.
 Hope to see you there!

Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping the Floors

Mod Mix Mondays@ Mod Vintage Life

 What's It Wednesday@ Ivy's and Elephants

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Create It Thursday @ Lambert's Lately


Friday, July 26, 2013

Tea in the Library # 8

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
C.S. Lewis
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Tea in the Library # 7

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.  ~Author Unknown

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tea in the Library # 6

“After a fairly shaky start to the day, Arthur's mind was beginning to reassemble itself from the shell-shocked fragments the previous day had left him with.
He had found a Nutri-Matic machine which had provided him with a plastic cup filled with a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.
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2013 Where Bloggers Create - Welcome to my Craft Space!

The Boy Child's old room is evolving into craft and office space. For now, I'm happy to make use of what is here. The dresser holds vintage table cloths and craft supplies.

 The dresser top is slowly filled as projects are completed.. when everything is packed and shipped off  the process starts again! 
Some mid century modern lighting keeps the space fun. 


 You may have seen this branch harboring witches, fairies, and a harvest moon. 

Cheap, practical, functional. My work surface is a board from Ikea 'AS IS'

and rests on my lateral file.

A good task light and some cutting mats. I use a basket to gather the bits and pieces for a project. Tools  collect on the tray during project.  A lace panel hides the closet.

 Rustic ladders hold linens.  
  And often a bunch of flowers.  
 Decorating magazines put me in the mood to spruce up. 
 Supplies are easy to  reach on the bookcase behind the worktop.

  The Christmas craft trinity  - 'snow' , tinsel, and bottle trees.
 Nursery bunny watches over the sharps. Tin picnic baskets serve as storage.  
 A perch for projects. 
 A sweet faced mascot.  
  A huddle of pillows.  
And a cozy kitten to snuggle in them.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tea in the Library # 5

By the end of July, all our tempers had become strained. It continued to rain, Emerson continued to sulk, Rose continued to snuffle, and Gargery's nagging never stopped. "Oh, madam, you need me, you know you do; only see what happened last year when I was not there to look after you -- Mr. Ramses and Mr. David kidnapped and you carried off by that Master Criminal chap, and poor Abdullah murdered and --"

"Do be quiet, Gargery!" I shouted. "I asked you to serve tea. I did not invite a lecture."

Gargery stiffened and looked down his snub nose at me. I am one of the few people who is shorter than he, and he takes full advantage. "Tea will be in shortly, madam," he said, and stalked out.
- Elizabeth Peters - Guardian of the Horizon

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Free 4th of July Flashcards plus Sally, Dick & Jane Images

July is shaping up to be as busy as June!
 Below is the extent of my 4th of July decorating.

A Debbie- Dabble inspired  vignette featuring a red pitcher and tin picnic basket.  The paper decorations are from - where else? The Dollar Tree! The little tin buttons I used on my 4th of July Banner are from The Dollar Tree too.

I started a 4th of July Banner - maybe it will be finished by next 4th of July! Finished or not it's  going to hang it in the entry way window.

Here are the mini flashcards I created for the banner, and the Sally, Dick and Jane images I used.
The homey images speak to me of the childhood I enjoyed.

Whatever your holiday holds, I hope it is happy and healthy and full of blessings!

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