Monday, March 31, 2008

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Louisa May Alcott

There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind. from Little Women

To The First Robinby Louisa May Alcott, age 8 (1840)

Welcome, welcome, little stranger,

Fear no harm, and fear no danger;

We are glad to see you here,

For you sing "Sweet Spring is near."

Now the white snow melts away;

Now the flowers blossom gay:

Come dear bird and build your nest,

For we love our robin best.
My book came out; and people began to think that topsy-turvy Louisa would amount to something after all...
-Louisa May Alcott, 1855

Surely dear father some good angel or elf dropped a talisman in your cradle that gave you force to walk thro life in quiet sunshine while others groped in the dark...
-Louisa May Alcott to her father, November 28, 1855

Saturday, March 29, 2008

A cute award.........

This is one of those sweet awards that I truly enjoyed getting.

Charlotte from At Home in Scottsdale honored me with this today and I am

delighted to pass it on to :

Julie from Celtic Lady

Nancy from Fete et Fleur

Wurzerl from Garten-Impressionen

Penny from Lavender Hill Studio

Regina from My Country-Rose-Garden

Janet from The Lavender Loft

Friday, March 28, 2008

The winner of the rosebud birdhouse

The wee fairy picked a name out of the hat and the winner is:

Please send you name and address to:
This is a fairy in my collection, she is a collector of
tiny junque...

The back of the wild rosebud birdhouse has a glitter door for tiny fairies to enter

and stands 1 3/4 inches tall..

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bling your birdhouse day.....and a giveaway...

Karla and Beth are making it a day to welcome spring in a whole new way...

When the little fairies were told of this event they enlisted the help of the
old gnome lady.
They gathered the wild rosebuds and pinecones that were needed to make a wee
birdhouse for a wee fairy bird.

(click picture to make larger)

and just in time it all came together using the honey of the bees for the glue...

This little house will be giving away ...Just leave a comment on this post today.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wishing You A Very Happy Easter

filled with color eggs, beautiful Easter baskets and

wonderful memories...

Below is Beatrice Louise a doll by Wendy Lawton.
It took me 7 years to find her and add her to my collection,
it was Easter of last year that she finally arrived.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day
This post is dedicated to my Irish mom whom we laid to rest fifteen years ago today.

She wore green with pride and always said “everyone is a little Irish today"…
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind blow at your back.
May the sun shine warmly on your face.
May the rain fall softly on your fields.
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Zelle and the Butterfly

My camera is out getting fixed, so I wasn't going to do today's show and tell.
But I saw a lovely post about the meaning of the butterfly that is placed in each mosaic pieces done by Penny of
This reminded me of some pictures I have of one of my favorite dolls in my collection.
Her name is Zelle and she is a reproduction Bleuette, the pictures were taking a few years ago.

My granddaughter Emma and I found 3 monarch caterpillars while walking in our back field. We brought them inside on the milkweed that they were found on so that Emma could take them home and watch them change into butterflies... When it was time for Emma to go, one of the caterpillars was missing, so Emma happily took the two remaining ones home.

A few days later I found a chrysalis (see in above picture) under Zelle's birdcage,

and the following Sunday I woke up to this bit of magic on my doll's hand.

This is Zelle outside letting the butterfly free.

Oh, the Places We Can go

I stumbled upon an enchanting place this morning and thought that you would like to visit as well...

Saturday, March 1, 2008

And the winner is

The winner of the spring-cleaning Foof-a-life book is:

Regina please send your mailing address to me at