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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Old English and I get busy :-)

Although the sun is shining brightly this morning it's a bit deceiving. The winds are howling, the temperature has dropped a mere 25 degrees in the last 2 hours. Promising to dip to zero and below. We're presently sitting at a "very" cold 10 above. Yikes! That's cold in any one's book. NO... this isn't a weather forecast just wanted those that have 60 and above to know I'm a bit on the jealous side. :-) Inside I have a sick hubby and I'm trying to get a few things done. After working away from home the last couple of days you know there is "always" something "needing" to be done. So, while I'm picking up, cleaning and dusting.. Old English and I are the "best of friends", :-) I try to get a bit creative and change things up a bit. I love the cloche domes, glass are any other kind of dome. So, I thought the bunny would look darling underneath. Almost like he's being protective from the outside world and the cold winds.


This darling plate is done by the artist Marjolein Bastin. A few years ago Mr. P. did some work around her home she was building in our area. I was fortunate to be able to tour that home. Now, girls.. I wish I could say I had pictures. Unfortunately I don't. That was way before blogger days, and a digital camera came into my home. lol She has wonderful products. Her paintings are natured inspired and so life like. Her studio was glassed on 3 walls and looked out onto the small lake my husband had built for her. Her husband gave the lake as a Valentines gift that year.. Some gift huh? She could watch the birds land and set in the trees and paint away. She originates from Holland and has many homes here and the Caymen Islands. At the time she was contracted strictly to Hallmark Cards. Now she has taken on many other ventures, Lang being one of them. If you'd like to learn more about Marjolein head over to this website you can read more about her amazing life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjolein_Bastin





So, while the winds still howl and anything that isn't nailed down flies away I'll be inside doing some much needed "deep" cleaning. I hope you find time today to shake things up around your home and bring a bit of spring in if it's dark and gloomy in your area. hugs ~lynne~