“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March into Spring!

March, in like a lamb, out like a lion! That saying seems so true as we saw warmer temperatures at the beginning of the month take a dive and now more snow is in the forecast!  You'll really need to cuddle up close to someone to stay warm, just like the bunny and duck below!



The Golden Egg Book was written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Lilian Obligado. Vintage 1962 publication by Golden Press, NY. A Little Golden Book.


I'm sharing some cheerful Spring and Easter images with you today. The books and the basket of chicks are available in my Etsy shop.  Click on the links if you are interested in finding out more about them.




These vintage wind-up Peek-A-Boo Chicks are simply adorable! As with many of the old wind-up toys, they don't work all the time, but they're still very cute!









The Fuzzy Duckling is a Big Golden Book. One morning the fuzzy duckling goes for a walk and meets a variety of animals along the way.  In the photo above he meets up with some lambs. Gorgeous illustrations on every page! Vintage hardcover book measures 12 1/4" x 9 1/4", great images for framing!



My house is finally decorated for Spring and Easter, even though today we are having a snowstorm! But that's the way it is here in Minnesota, and I have to remind myself that just a few years ago we had a huge snowstorm in early May!




I love these large milk chocolate eggs I found at Costco.  My husband could hardly wait until I finally let him have one after I was done taking pictures!  The bowl is vintage, I inherited it from my Mom and it was a gift to her from an Aunt, so it must be over 50 years old. The music box chick is a newer piece.






I hadn't purchased chocolate bunnies for years, but couldn't resist these cuties in their bright packaging.  The tablecloth is a vintage hand embroidered piece, I purchased it from an Etsy shop several years ago.





And finally, one of my new favorites, this is a vintage hand embroidered table-runner. I am in love with this sweet little duck! My husband found this at an estate sale and knew I would like it!


I wish you all a Happy Spring and a Joyous Easter....

Oh, and if you live in a climate like mine
you shouldn't have any trouble finding those hidden Easter Eggs.

Just follow the Bunny tracks in the snow!
~~ Diane ~~





Monday, March 14, 2016

Tropical Delights

Things are almost back to normal here.  You may have wondered what happened to me, well I slipped away for a couple of weeks to a warmer climate.  It was nice to relax and breath in the fresh salt air and listen to those lovely waves crashing upon the shore.



This year we traveled to the East side of Florida and flew into Fort Lauderdale where we spent a couple of days.  It was a warm, sunny and very windy day, but the color of the water was brilliant blue and the sand like sugar!



I had to get a photo of this guy while we were there. I had forgotten how large Olas the Sandman was. He stands at least 20 foot tall. The next day we drove north to Hutchinson Island and the Jensen Beach area.




Our room overlooked the ocean and I caught a glorious sunrise on Hutchinson Island.




These little shorebirds were adorable and ran in 'gangs' up and down the beach looking for food.
















Even the public restrooms in the park were fun and artistic! I loved this mosaic of the mermaid and dolphins!




We visited friends up the coast toward Fort Pierce where they keep a seasonal live aboard sailboat. They showed us more of the lovely beaches and parks in the area.



This beach was strewn with loads of seashells and again the water was gorgeous!  It was a beautiful escape from the same white and brown winter we've been having.

We really didn't do anything on this trip other than visit with our friends, eat tons of seafood and the occasional piece of Key Lime Pie... oh and there were a few Margaritas, Beers and Hurricanes in the mix too! No photos of those though, sometimes when you are enjoying your life, you don't stop to take photos!



Now things are getting back to normal and it even looks like Spring is on its way!  The taxes are in the mail to our tax accountant and we can relax!

I'll be back soon with another post and will be catching up with all of you as soon as I can!

Have a fantastic week!
~~~~ Diane ~~~~