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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spring Slips into Summer...

Peonies & Petals

Spring is slipping away and here comes summer. My peonies are almost finished blooming and before it rains again today, I will cut the rest and bring them in. The bowl holds the petals that fell in clumps from previous cut flowers and I added a few small peony buds too. It was so pretty I had to capture it.

Swallow Tail Butterfly & Mock Orange Shrub

The Mock Orange shrub smells so heavenly I look forward to it's bloom every year. The flowers do smell like orange blossoms. There are two Swallow Tail butterflies that have been enjoying the blooms for several days. I was able to get a picture of one and it only took me about ten tries to get a few images that weren't blurry!

Marigold Carnival Glass Deer

This is a beautiful little covered dish from Jeannette Glass company from the 1950's. I've read that it was originally sold as a container for loose powder. It is so cute I am not sure that I can part with it even though I bought it intending to sell it in my shop. Maybe I will just keep it a little while...

Strawberries & Vintage Embroidery

My dear husband bought this vintage embroidery piece for me at a garage sale. It is so pretty with the little Blue Bird and lovely with those yummy strawberries!

Blush Pink Rose

I wish you could smell this rose it is divine and has a true rose scent. It starts out pink in the bud and slowly turns white as it ages. I lost the tag and I don't remember it's name so I just call it my Blush Rose.  With all of this beauty surrounding me in my own home and backyard, I would say summer is off to a good start. I hope you too will look around your own place and find the beauty there.


  1. Oh, so pretty! Makes me happy! Lil

  2. Oh oh oh! I tried to buy that glass deer once on Etsy. Lovely!

  3. I love your flowers.... and the shot with the Swallow Tail Butterfly is just stunning!

  4. The photos are lovely - my favourite is the one of the Swallow Tail Butterfly on the Mock Orange. I have the Mock Orange too - a wonderful shrub!

  5. If you find a pink bottom for the Jeanette fawn let me know


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