Monday, August 25, 2008

This weeks color for Shades of Inspiration is
All the pictures were taken on our New York trip.
This is a fun crown hanging across the street ready for a celebration ~~ love the turquoise sky.
Who is this reserved for??? Looks like quite a few have come and gone! LOL! ~~ the background looks turquoise to me.
Beautiful building!

A fun store window displaying the Gifts from the Sea.

Love how they displayed cool.....they used coffee filters, cupcake and candy liners.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I was out in my garden this morning taking pics of my phlox. I am also trying some new borders on a photo program. OH, I just LOVE how this one turned out.....the focused in the back and blurry in the front.

Another close up of my white phlox....

I love the close up of the curled pretty and feminine.

I love this pretty shade of purple.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Oh this is going to be fun! I signed up for this On Line Art Retreat at Sweet Six Studio. It's not too late to sign up....just click on the link and check it out. Its going to be fun! Hope you will be fun to see everyones creations.

Monday, August 18, 2008

This week for Shades of Inspiration the color is
I love old rusty stuff.......this is a fun challenge.
This is a view through my rusty garden chair.
Love the rust on these road signs.

Alot of rusty keys.

Look at all these rusty door knobs.

Wonderful rusty trivets.

These leaves have fallen off our ornamental crab tree....they are the perfect rust color.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

We went to Oronoco Flea Market today. This used to be the biggest best flea market around. OH my GOSH! I couldn't believe it! About 1/3 - 1/2 of the dealers didn't set up. Whole sections of streets, whole areas.....were dealers.....they now used it for parking. They had it on the news and they said the price of gas and the cost to set up deterred a lot of people. ALSO.......they have people on carts hauling stuff for people.....they were driving around with carts empty, almost all day. It seemed that buying was really down too. I was really surprised. I did however get some great deals for scrapbooking. Aren't these great!!! They are so cool....I think I am going to use them in our Florida vacation scrapbook.
These are fun. I thought they were great.

I've always wanted one of these rose books but they were too much....I got it for $10.00! and the other stuff was $1.00 for all the checks and a 1.00 each for the other things except the awesome thick music books dated 1895.....they were 50 cents each.

And I have been wanting some flash cards and these fun lotto game....$6.00 for all and the 50 cent books underneath!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy Anniversary to US! 26 YEARS!!! I am so happy I married Pat......he's such a great guy! Here's to another 26 and more! This picture is at Monet's Garden in France and we are having a picnic outside the gardens.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

First is of course.......PARIS and a METRO sign.

Now some more fun photos from NEW YORK. A great red door.

A wonderful clock that we saw on the boat cruise seeing the wonderful city and the Statue of Liberty at night.

Last, a fun EXIT sign.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I just love sweet peas and had to share some pics with you. I have been practicing with the macro setting on my camera with no flash and the background is not altered in anyway. I just practice and take a ton of shots and this is how they came out.....I just upload them to Kodak easy share and don't use photoshop or anything to alter them. I know.....i couldn't believe it either that the background could get so blurred and cool looking. LOL!! I love how they are peeking through this chippy crusty old bench I got at an auction for 50 cents a few years ago...also....some great great close ups of some of my sweet peas....I just love how the neck curls over.

Also, I can't believe it is that time of the year again..........seed gathering time. Heres some of my hollyhock seeds that are ready to be saved. Theres alot more to get once they get dry enough. And The black/maroon ones haven't dried enough yet. I will save those seperately.

Friday, August 8, 2008

I wanted to share some more of my garden pics with you. This year I got a great surprise when my hollyhocks bloomed. I got that gorgeous maroon/black hollyhock. They look maroon in the pics but look black in my garden. What a fun treat. Here are some close up pics that I wanted to share with you.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

For Shades of Inspiration this week it is Light Blue and Brown. I love this combination but don't have too much to show this week. I will post them all at once. The first is a beautiful oil painting I have....i just love it.

These perfume bottles are in our spare bedroom and of course the Eiffel Tower statue.
I love this cloche with some ribbon, hydrangea, vintage ledger paper and a rhinestone necklace. This is also in our spare bedroom.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sorry its been almost a week since I posted. I had a flu bug and kinda hung on and I am back to posting. NEVER SAY NEVER! Okay....I said I would NEVER have a pink flamingo in my garden......well, peoples taste change and this one has the cutest face.....don't you agree! Here she is...only I wish there were two but she only had one so here is my newest addition to my garden. SHe is all chipped and cracked just the way I like things...