Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Summer dream

Warm breezes are blowing and the garden is in bloom...
I've decided I should move here...
And dream, and be transported to places where the woodland elves dwell. The Monarchs have arrived, the last pink roses have bloomed, beds sprouting green shoots and blushing flower buds whisper a promise of more bouquets to come...
All year I dream of the days when the sun is warm, the sky is blue, the grass is green, and the garden is all new again... That time is here now, and I'm joyfully living my dream... This is my reward for nourishing the earth that is placed in my care. I hope you are spending time out there in your garden, enjoying your own magical moments!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Welcome to “Show Off Your Cottage Monday”, a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live.

The House in the Roses

Do you love textile? Are you like me in my obsessions with pillows and table linens? The other day I realized that I have boxes full of tablecloths and fabrics just waiting to be used for something... Are you like that too? Oh yes, I'm in love with textile, the charm of fabric, the softness, the blending of colors and different textures... There is something rich and dazzling in the mixture of fabrics. There are blues with hues that remind you of the beauty of aquamarine, and there is the romantic colors of beryl, and there is the lushness of pinks and the warmth of yellows and celadon, peach, lilac and other rich pastels.... their combination is just pure bliss... So, can you already guess what I'm celebrating today?
I'm such a fabric fanatic, and these pictures are so beautiful... unfortunately I can't remember where I got them from, so you'll have to forgive me for not giving the proper credit... and what are you celebrating today? I would love to hear it.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A girly girl...

"I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures.
I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one.
When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…"
~Tasha Tudor

PS: National Fairy Day is celebrated today, and I have prepared a post with a little cute video for you! Click on DREAMLAND, and enjoy! Oh, and don't forget to spread your wings and fly! Is allowed today!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Peace in the garden

When I was a little girl, I would have done anything to have the powers of Elizabeth Montgomery’s character Samantha in Bewitched... With a twitch of my nose, my bed would be made, clothes put away and homework finished. I suspect I still have similar fantasies, although in a different way now... from my point of view, I’m surrounded by magic... My magic is that of growing things. Let’s say you wake up one day and the garden looks like this...   Summer has begun, and here in the house in the roses there is fairy dust on the warm air, and the verges hum in the delight of sunshine and good things. I have been joyfully living day and night in the garden, my hands and knees are permanently tainted with all the goodness of the earth, and my heart sings and rejoices in its Creator! What else can one ask for?