I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me.
Philippians 4:13

Monday, May 27, 2013

My Blue Santos Cage Doll

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  Santos is the Spanish word for Saint.   Originally, Santos were created to use as altars in the home, when a church was out of reach, especially in smaller Europeon villages during the 17 and 1800's.  They were brought to the Americas by the Spanish, in colonial times, in the image of Christ, Saint Mary, and the Patron Saints.  Mine, of course, is a  reproduction. 

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Trois Cloches

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I saw that there were cloche parties at several blogs and  I rushed home to re-do my cloches!   I used some of my Masons Blue Vista transferware and this is what I came up with.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Love Chandeliers?

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   I don't know about you, but I love chandeliers.  And there are so many beautiful ones out there.  I use to find an occasional chandelier at the thrift stores, but no more.  In the early 2000's it was my goal to have one in each of the rooms of my home in the historic district of New Bern, NC.  I found some of the most amazing chandeliers, and put one in each room of that house.   Unfortunately, when I sold it I had to downsize, and made the mistake of leaving them in the house.  I've often wondered if the person that bought the house loved them as much as I did.
  I have posted many pictures of chandeliers over the past year, but thought I would gather them into one spot just to look at once again.  Some were taken at La Bella Luce, others at Decorium, and a couple at my home. As you can see, they are placed everywhere, front porches, entry ways, bedrooms, dinning rooms, even in the bath.  Let's face it, they are beautiful wherever they are.  So here they are......hope that you enjoy seeing them again.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cat on a Hot Teapot

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 I want to share my latest find.  It is a cute little teapot.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Robin Egg Surprise

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Smiling Sally 

Each Spring we look forward to the house finch family that builds their nest in a hanging basket on our front porch.  Last year I got them up kind of late or the birds came early, anyway they didn't set up housekeeping there and we were so disappointed.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Window Boxes, Flower Pots and More

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While walking around Old Town, Sunday afternoon, I came across some beautiful flowers, flower boxes, and just lovely displays of flowers.  They are all beautiful to me.  I had started out to do a post about flower boxes, and I have some pretty ones here, but I just had to show you the other gorgeous flowers I found.  Hope that you enjoy!

This is a spring window box.  This picture really doesn't do it justice.
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Living Room

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  I'm going to be moving in July, and the owner of this home has asked for pictures of my house to help her in decorating and furniture placement. This is such a comfortable space and I have enjoyed it so much.  I've actually lived in this area for the past 14 years, and will really miss it.  It's an historical landmark, a very park like setting, and the early home of President Nixon and President Ford.  Of course they were young senators at the time.  It is the perfect location, near the Pentagon, and just a few miles from Washington, DC, where I used to work. 
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