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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hydrangea Painting .........



                                   Hi everyone! So happy you stopped by.
                                         
                                      My grand daughter and I have been so
                                         busy this summer that I forget to
                                           share our projects with you.........

                     
                            I always keep $store canvas on hand in my studio
                                  just in case the urge to paint arises.


                                          You know how much I love Hydrangeas......
                     




                                              So the inspiration for these paintings
                                               came from my love of Hyrangeas.


                                              Miss A. first painted this beautiful vase
                                                   and filled it with hydrangeas.








                                      
                                        Then we decided to take it one step further
                                                and copy the flower from my urn.











                                        First we painted a background of many colours
                                               then started with a dark blue paint and
                                              with brush strokes in a circular motion
                                                   started painting the flower...........

                                           adding white, pink, soft purple to the petals...
                                                         with love you could see before our
                                                           eyes the flower taking shape.

                                                      Then with the end of our paint brushes we
                                        dabbed some yellow mixed with green to the centre of the
                                                                 flowers.


                                      Next came the stem, then the leaves ........













                                                             I added a few extra flowers to mine......

                                              Have fun with your paintings.......





                  Did I ever mention to you that all my painting supplies are from the $store.

                                               You don't have to spend a fortune
                                      on paint and brushes to show your creativity.

                                         
                                             Try your hand at painting .....
                                                    

                                      Leave a comment so that I know you stopped by!
                                                     Love hearing from you.

                                                             Linda


                                                       *****did I mention Miss A. has a birthday
                                                                      this month and she will be turning 11 yrs*****

                         
                                                 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Fairies in the Garden



                   

                   Earlier in the week I posted about a Fairy Vegetable Garden
                                       if you missed it see it here.

               As I promised  Another Fairy Garden comes to life.









                  Ever wonder when you see in the dark of the night
                           the small lights flickering.....
                                   You know the ones......
                           Most of us think they are fire flies....
                                Actually they are Fairies...

                     Rather then them just flying off in the night my
                      grand daughter and I made a home for them
                           right here in our garden.


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Makings of a FAIRY GARDEN




                    A FAIRY GARDEN COMES TO LIFE!

            Have you seen them and always wanted to 
                  imagine the life of a fairy ........

Not so long ago in the gardens we heard this buzzing and to our surprise there they were....

                       Not one but two small fairies .....their wings buzzing as they
                          were busy in their vegetable garden.
  
                   We could hear them singing so softly and working ....digging and planting...
                               Their garden would surely  be the most bountiful of all.








Friday, 4 July 2014

Hydrangeas



                                                    Hydrangeas 

 

This year I decided to forgo the basket dropped into 
this black urn at my front door and plant Hydrangeas instead.

   






I was a little skeptical
and thought how will they survive ...... 
and will they go from white blooms to blue.


After doing some research I picked up a box of soil acidifier.

I added it to water per the directions and watched with delight
the changing of the colour. This happened over time. (not magical)




 
From a creamy white to to a light purple.
 















 


                          Then they changed to blue.









What a beautiful show they are having at my front door.









                  In the fall I will plant them in the garden
near my pink hydrangeas and continue with the acidifier.

             I have for many years grown white annabelle
                 hydrangeas but never beautiful blue or pink.

We have a hydrangea in the side garden that has never bloomed since
we moved here 5 years ago. So I decided to wrap it in burlap last fall
and not to prune it till this spring. Guess I did something right.
It's flowering ...I also added the soil acidifier to this plant.
I can see the pink showing through.   

Can't wait for it to bloom!! I will definitely take pictures to show.



                     How are your plants blooming!!

                   As always thanks for stopping by!
                           Love hearing from you !


                                  Linda
 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Canadian EH!!







                                            


                             Today we Canadian's celebrate Canada's Birthday!
                                           We are 147 years young!

                   We are proud to display our red and white ..........







                              Our flag flies freely all year round!








                Our front bench is proudly  decorated in red and white!
                                  


                               HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!





                                  Thanks for stopping by!

                                          Linda
              


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Yard Sale,Moving Sales



                                               Anyway you look at it ...
                                                     It's a SALE!!

                          Happy Canada Day Weekend!!



                        Was hoping to post my Canada Day decorating on the
                                front bench....but that post will have to wait...

                                       It's raining....


                    So here's a sale I went to a couple of weeks ago.


                               
                                                     A cute chair I picked up for $5.00

It was already painted white and I love the cane seat.

Also this cute planter in green...looks like it was made of tin till I picked it up........
                                It's ceramic.....
                       for only $1.00

I already had the Scottish moss.......

                                                        
This clay white planter with plant......Now that's a bonus!!!! $15.00


                                 Two cute cover ups for the out door parties $1.00




                 Have you been to many sales lately??


                                         Today we are off to a family party.

                                  I wish everyone a glorious sunny weekend!!


                                     Thanks for stopping by!
                    Leave a comment so that I know you stopped by.
                                          Love hearing from you,.


                                       Linda

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Bloomfield French Country Sale



                                                Bloomfield Ontario

              Every year spring and fall The French Country Sale is on.

                               A few women put the sale on at a Antique
                                            Shop that is housed on an acre.


                     Well last Friday we drove a few hours to take in the sale.


           The sun was shining, the birds were singing and it was a perfect
                          day for two sisters.

                   
                          Now I'm sure you are anxious to see what
                              some of the vendors were selling so............


                                tables set up colour coded




                                                                      Orange




                                                                Green

                                   



                                                        Pillows of every size and colour
                                     Bedding, quilts, pillow shams............


                                     A dough Box.......$160. now I thought that was a little $$$$$






                                                a wire cage...any idea what this was used for???

                                             

                                                              Clay pottery



                                                      a little of this and that


                                           Does anything catch your eye.....
      
There were areas of furniture in black or white, some just white washed..................

                                            Then I spotted this fellow....


 isn't he cute...... I placed him in my vegetable garden..... I think he likes his new home....

                                          Well one things for sure it keeps Benny out
                                                        of the garden...he's scared of it.


                          Then my sister spotted this cute yellow hive.......






                                       not just a hive it's  measuring cups.........


                                        



                     so now this hive resides on my white weathered hutch




I was a little disappointed this year........they usually have more tents and vendors as well
                           as dishes......ironstone.........

                            We finished off clothes shopping in the quaint little
                                           town and had a lovely lunch.


                                   Don't you just love it when the day is just perfect!!


                                            As always thanks for stopping by!
                     Remember to leave a comment so I know you stopped by.


                                                            Linda


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