“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Love Your Mother Earth

Mother Earth News has been a long time favorite of mine.  I encourage you to visit their link and browse through some of the amazing articles. I am getting no compensation for this, I just love their magazine!

"Let’s walk together on the path to sustainable living, sharing good news with everyone we meet along the way: Help us recruit members to the wiser-living community" — and celebrate Earth Day at Mother Earth News!

One of the teams I am a member of on Etsy is the Recycleparty Team.  I chose a few favorites to display in my latest treasury.  Check out some of their fabulous vintage and handmade items!  Every little bit we do can help Mother Earth!  Enjoy!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Greetings

Wishing you all a joyous and beautiful Easter!
~~~ Diane ~~~

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Overwhelmed With Cuteness

We're having snow today and rain and sneet (snow and sleet), ......*Big Sigh*...; Anyway, I thought more cute was in order to get us through the rest of the week.  So here goes.... first a cute image from one of my vintage books.  The story is familiar but the illustrations are just adorable and over the top cute.  

The book is Peter Rabbit retold by Wallace C. Wadsworth 
and illustrated by Anne Sellers Leaf. The book was published in 1953.

The rest of the images are from Pinterest. 
Click on the image for the link.

Bunny Butt! March 30, 2014

Adorable!!  Google+

French Country Toile ~ Life is Beautiful

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Bunny and Roses - SO CUTE!

dancing baby duck

Spring Time on the pond

Omg, overwhelmed with cuteness

All listened intensely as Fuzzy Paws spoke of the time he found the gate to the carrot farm left wide open :)

baby ducks
Vintage Card circa 1940's

Hope you enjoyed these cute images and that your weather is better than mine.  Spring is supposed to make its return this weekend! 
See you soon!
~~~ Diane ~~~

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Lamb

Spring is here at last! While we still have a bit of a nip in the air, at least the signs of spring are all around.  The ice is off the lake, the grass is starting to green up and assorted ducks and geese have started looking for nesting areas.

I was deciding which spring cuteness I would feature today and was thinking about lambs. I remembered that tucked in a closet, there was a tiny child sized suitcase that has been with me as long as I can remember.

My little suitcase is a bit battered and worn, but I still think the image is adorable.  I still remember packing my toothbrush and PJ's for a overnight stay at my Grandmother's house in town.  I think for a while when I got a bit older it held assorted Barbie and Skipper dolls and all their paraphernalia.

Sorry, getting off track, back to lambs. Since Easter is almost here I thought I would share a few vintage images that include lambs and a few other spring lovelies.

Before I do, here is a delightful and very appropriate poem for Easter.

The Lamb

Little Lamb who made thee
Dost thou know who made thee?

Gave thee life and bid thee feed
By the stream and o'er the mead
Gave thee clothing of delight
Softest clothing wooly bright
Gave thee such a tender voice
Making all the vales rejoice!

Little Lamb who made thee
Dost thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb I'll tell thee!

He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb;
He is meek and he is mild,
He became a little child
I a child and thou a lamb,
We are called by his name.

Little Lamb God bless thee.

Thank you for taking the time to visit!
~~ Diane ~~

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cute Spring Chicks

Nothing says spring more than a bunch of cute baby animals, 
so for this weeks cute fix, I am featuring primarily chicks.

Click on the image for the source.
baby chicks
Group portrait of cute chicks<3 Fuzzy Baby Chicks 
Baby Chicks with Mother Hen... the way they should be raised 
Where a baby chick belongs.With her mother. Please don't pay the egg and chicken industry to abuse these intelligent birds. 
baby chicks and bunny

I couldn't resist this cute picture!

Mama hen and baby chicks 

Ameraucanas. These babies will lay the blue/green eggs. 
 Baby chick under mom's wing

the vanilla squirrel: .....fluffy chicks......

These little fuzzy fabric chicks are made by a creative
crafter/blogger and are available in The Vanilla Squirrel shop.

I hope you have enjoyed these little darlings!
Welcome Spring!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April Showers

April Showers Bring May Flowers.... I'm sure you've all heard this common phrase, but do you remember the old song by the same name?

April Showers

Life is not a highway strewn with flowers,
Still it holds a goodly share of bliss,
When the sun gives way to April showers,
Here is the point you should never miss.

When April showers may come your way
They bring the flowers that bloom in May
So when it's raining have no regrets
Because it isn't raining rain you know
It's raining violets

And when you see clouds up on a hill
You know they'll bring crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a bluebird
And listening for his song

Whenever April showers come along
And when you see clouds up on the hill
You know there'll be crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a bluebird
And listening for his song
Whenever April showers come along....

Lyrics by B.G. De Sylva, published in 1921

This was the finale of the show GE Theatre 1956. Garland had just finished performing on live TV in front of millions of viewers and then exits up the stairs. I've read that messing up her hair was a nervous habit throughout her entire career, especially on her TV series in 1960's.  While this may not be her best performance, I still prefer her take on this song better than any other I have come across.
I really wish someone would record this song in a fresh new way.
Judy Garland was born June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Does anyone know the name of another famous song that Judy sang that included bluebirds?

Have a great weekend everyone!
~ Diane ~