Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Out with the old and in with the new.

All these rose photos were taken two weeks before Christmas and before
the first big rainfall. If you don't see roses bloom in December or
 January here they are to enjoy.

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope your new year
is filled with all your heart desires.

I'm linking with The house in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the
Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone
around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said
to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great
joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of
David a Savoir has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:8-11 NIV

                            Happy holidays to all of you. If you are not celebrating Christimas
 because you don't consider yourself a christian, think of this. Christ was born, lived
 and died so we could be forgiven for our sins, have eternal life and have the holy spirit reside
 inside of us. I have joy in my heart, the comfort of the holy spirit and hope of eternal life.

                                                      I'm linking with The House in the Roses for
                                                           Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Vintage Merry Christmas

Blessed are they who see  Christmas
through the eyes of a child.

"He called a little child and had him stand among them.
And he said: 'I tell you the truth, unless you change and
become like lttle children, you will never enter the kingdom
of  heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven'."

Matthew 18:2-4 NIV

I'm linking with The House in the Roses

Friday, November 25, 2011

My Christmas Tree

I always put my Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving because it has all the fall and
Thanksgiving colors in the tree ornaments. I've been collecting my ornaments for years
so when I mention where I got them it was some time ago. I usually add one or two
new ones every year.
From NM in the store.

All the little butterflies from Saks in their Christmas shop.

This crown ornament is new this year from NM Glories shop.

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when
he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God
has promised to those who love him."
James 1:12 NIV

Some ornaments are very photogenic.

A hidden Mickey from Disney World.

My tree is from Costco.

Santa was a catalog find.

My Christmas tree matches the colors of
my living and dining room.

I'm still on a break. I will be back regularly after the first of the year. 
 I hope you all had a very
Happy Thanksgiving.

I'm linking with

Monday, October 24, 2011

Secret's Out

My 'Secret' rose burst out in bloom shortly after it rained and I took these photos of it.

This bloom is from the same 'Secret' rose plant.

My 'Sentimental' rose also bloomed.

This will be my last post for awhile. I'm taking a break until after the holidays from all blogging.
 I wish all very happy holidays.

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me."  Galatians 2:20
New International Version of the Bible

This is Paul's 'Secret' that he shared with Peter, the Galatians,
and those who wanted to know what life in Christ really means.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Splendor

 My roses surprised me with blooms this week.

Every bloom on my 'Secret' rose plant is more beautiful than the last.

Fall indoors

Sunday, October 16, 2011


This past weekend I attended the Glitterfest in Santa Ana, California. It is a high-end
hand-made crafts show. I went because I knew Christie from Chateau De Fleurs and
Rita from Mammabellarte were going to have booths there and there was something
I wanted to buy from Rita. It is held twice a year-spring and fall. This was my first time
attending. Here are some of the things for sale I liked and what I bought from Rita.

There were some vintage things like this birdcage.

Gorgeous handmade mirrors. This was $85.00.

There were handmade dolls like this adorable Miss from


Orignial art like this from Christie Repasy.

Stuff  to keep dreams alive.

Lots of Halloween decor.

Handknit hats and purses made to order from The Wet Sheep.

The sign I bought from Rita of Mammabellarte  for my master bath with original rose art from
Christie of Chateau De Fleurs.

The Elks Lodge had nearly a dozen beautiful chandeliers hanging inside.
Not for sale.
This adorable little angel was there.

It was $7.00 to get in. You were entered in a
a  free raffle.  There was free coffee, decaf,
  water and cookies. There was champagne
cocktails for sale in the back of the hall
 with booths to sit in and rest after shopping.