Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Grape Vines

When we bought our house, the old Concord grape vines were a bit overgrown like the rest of the property. 

It took a little of this (Hubby dusting off the weed whacker)... 

And a little of that (Hubby pushing the mower around). 

It took some good pruning... 

And finally, some summer sunshine. 

At the end of a hot summer day, it's a nice spot to sit back and watch the vines grow. 

Some of Hubby's pickings from last fall. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Peony

I was going through some of my old photographs and came across this picture. It's a picture I took of a small bouquet of peonies last spring. 

The peonies have been pushing their way through the soggy soil this past week and it's made me very excited. 

Peonies, hydrangeas, roses...I xoxo you summer. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Limelight Dreams

The dining patio is beginning to stir after months of wintry stillness. 

Thanks to the few hours of sunshine we're getting between the spring rains, the Limelight Hydrangea are budding. 



  It's hard to believe that those little buds will grow into such large fluffy blossoms. 

The dining patio becomes a Limelight oasis by mid-summer. 

















As the late summer nights begin to cool, the Limelight blossoms fade to a soft pink.

Happy hydrangea dreams to you!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spindle Bench

Our spindle bench has been relocated to our bedroom. It had been in the living room but was quickly replaced by the baby swing and bouncy chairs.


I love the combined textures of the wood spindles, the crochet quilt and the rush seat. The pillow is made of burlap and cotton.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Little Pink Booties

The little pink booties fit Margaret. She had them on several weeks ago but they were still a little big. Today they fit. 

These sweet booties hold a lot of meaning for me. I bought them many years ago while looking for a baby boy gift for a friend. I couldn't resist them as I always dreamed of having a little girl. 

Then came the five years of infertility...But I dug them out just before our IVF procedures, of which it just so happens to be the one year anniversary this week. 

To keep my heart full of hope and faith, I set the booties on my bedside table. Every night I looked at them while Mike gave me my shots. When we learned we were pregnant, they stayed there as a sort of promise for the rest of my pregnancy. 

Today I put them on my daughter Margaret and I felt very blessed. 

Little pink booties.... 

xo
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