June 28, 2014

Next Stop Malevik...Have Your Smelling Salts Ready!





in sweden there is a magical land...





the land called malevik.








and in this magical land...





there is a magical garden...






a garden that surely must rival eden!





and the green-thumbed magician and flower-whisperer





behind THE ROSE GARDEN IN MALEVIK is hakan...




who fills his blog with gorgeous flower arrangements...





decor...





and vignettes...




that will leave you weak in the knees...





 and, possibly...packing your bags for sweden!!!




 

hakan also creates beautiful tablescapes!



adores chalk paint and furniture re-habs!



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even crafts & tutorials...and,
naturally...garden tips!!!

a true renaissance man!!!

his glorious "orangerie" has been recently completed and i am 
NOT including a picture because you really must pop over and see 
it for yourself!!!
ps. and orangerie is a really awesome architecturally fabulous building! ;}

you will be there for hours...trust me!!!! ;}




 

May 26, 2014

THANK YOU!


"Thank you"... words that seem so inadequate on a day like
today...for those we have lost, and their families who had to 
carry on without them.
I hope they know that no matter what they see and hear outside
our borders...or inside our borders for that matter...that there are millions
of Americans who comprehend the sacrifices they have made.
We are truly thankful, grateful and humbled by those who are willling
to do what the huge majority of us will never have to.

THANK YOU!!!

 




                                     And very proud that they were not only willing to fight
                                    for the freedom of "their fellow Americans", but also for
                                                               "their fellow man".


Arlington National Cemetery



The American Cemetery at Somme, France.
1,844 American soldiers laid to rest.




The American Cemetery at Rhone, France.
861 American soldiers laid to rest.






The American Cemetery at Oise-Aisne, France.
6,012 American soldiers laid to rest.






The American Cemetery at Normandy, France.
9,387 American soldiers laid to rest.





The American Cemetery at the Netherlands.
8,301 American soldiers laid to rest.




The American Cemetery at Meuse-Argonne, France.
14,246 soldiers laid to rest.




The American Cemetery at Luxembourg.
5,076 American soldiers laid to rest.




The American Cemetery at Lorraine, France.
10,489 American soldiers laid to rest.





The American Cemetery at Henri-Chapelle, Belgium.
7,992 American soldiers laid to rest.





The American Cemetery at Florence, Italy.
4,402 American soldiers laid to rest.



The American Cemetery at Flanders Field, Belgium.
368 American soldiers laid to rest.




The American Cemetery at Cambridge, England.
3,812 American soldiers laid to rest.




The American Cemetery at Brookwood, England.
468 American soldiers laid to rest




The American Cemetery at Brittany, France.
4,410 American soldiers laid to rest.




The American Cemetery at Ardennes, Belgium.
5,329 American soldiers laid to rest.





The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France.
2,289 American soldiers laid to rest.






The American Cemetery at St. Mihiel, France.
4,153 American soldiers laid to rest.



April 13, 2014

The Vintage Table...Ready...Set...Swoon!


 if you can look at this collection of gorgeous china
without drooling...undaintily...just a wee bit...
then you are a much better man than i!!!!!!! ;}



wow!



and i must place the blame for this outright assault on
my "daintiness" squarely at the feet of ALISON HENLEY !



 

she is the proprietress of the
WORLD EMPORIUM OF AMAZING CHINA!!!
also know as THE VINTAGE TABLE!




 after years of hunting and collecting ALL...and i mean ALL
of the most fabulous vintage china from the four corners of the
earth {and thus keeping it out of my greedy mits! which i
suppose i must thank her for, otherwise i'd be living in a cardboard box! ;}




 alison created her vintage-for-hire- company appropriately called
which provides heartstoppingly beautiful vintage
china for weddings, high teas and all manner of events.






 and although you may never have the need for her services
please...do yourself a favor and visit THE VINTAGE TABLE
if for nothing else than to look at each and every dreamy picture
and take a beautiful trip through a vintage wonderland!




and don't miss one single post on THE VINTAGE TABLE BLOG
where alison's not only serves up more yummy shots of her
lovely dishes...but she also has recipes for even yummier
dishes to top her dishes! what? i know...i got a tad carried away there! ;}
sorry, it must be because i was mentally rhapsodizing about her





so if you are in the mood to gaze upon some 
vintage goodness...pop on over to
and careful! 
drooling inevitable! ;}








March 30, 2014

Easy Peasy Doodled Easter Eggs...


      


grab an egg...boiled or blown out.
grab a marker...i think sharpies work best.
ready, set...doodle!!!!
google design ideas or just use your imagination.
add a name to use them as place markers for your Easter table.
easy peasy and ready to go in seconds!!!
and, much like munchos, once you start...they are a bit addictive! ;}

March 23, 2014

Peat & Pot...And Place Markers...



      

peat pots...a few cents
a little paint...dries in minutes
Easter graphics...free at the graphics fairy
 voila...
add a name to use it as a place marker at your Easter table,
filled with candy or tid bits.
add a wire handle and some candy to make it more "baskety".
an easy addition to you Easter table you can make in a jiffy!!!
and you know me! 
i am all about the easy, jiffy, lazy way of getting things done!! ;}