Jun 18, 2014

WOYWW : 263 {My Flea Market Finds}

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesdays.

Julia started this wonderful tradition of sharing your workspace on Wednesdays.  You can see her edition right here. I haven't been good at participating lately, but just had to share the flea market smalls sitting on my desk waiting for me.

I attended the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck New York a couple weekends ago.  I love fairs and flea markets.  And rarely do I go to one without a plan in mind.  This trip, *besides meeting and spending time with Jenni and Jared Bowlin*, I was looking for a large wooden or metal piece to replace my plastic iris cart.  I did not have any luck there, but I did get some smalls ... each one with a bit of plan in mind.  

Everything's been sitting on my desk since I've come back, and I moved it outside for photos.

And here's the plan I have for these little sweet treasures:

So that's what's on my desk today!

Jun 10, 2014

The Little Garden at the Big Church in the Little City

Where has all my blogging gone?  So much has been going on - so much blogworthy stuff too, that the energy to be blogging has been hard to find! But this is a good problem, isn't it?! 

First and most exciting was the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY.  Awesome weather, awesome vendors, and the most awesome time out with Jenni & Jared Bowlin who happen to be the cutest, most wonderful, hard-working couple ever.  I'll have to post my photos on this later this week.

Today I'd like to share a secret little garden I happened upon just before leaving for Rhinebeck this past Sunday.  This was my first time to The Basilica of St. John in Stamford, Ct.  Quite a beautiful church, a wonderful Monseigneur that really made me laugh, and a surprise hidden garden tucked in between the church and another building.  These tiny pockets of pretty always amaze me.

This photo is a favorite:

Here's to finding more little pockets of pretty!

May 26, 2014

Our USA ...

... is what it is today because of sacrifice ...

photo taken 2010 : little island triangle across the street

photo taken August 2008 Rhode Island

honoring those who served and died

getting parade ready circa long ago

Hey, everyone gets in the act:

everyone honors

Have a wonderful, thankful, and peaceful Memorial Day!