Sunday, March 31, 2013

~ Wishing You a Happy and Blessed Easter

I would like to wish all of you a treasured Easter 
with family, loved ones and friends ... 

Happy Easter
Fondly ~ Lynne ~

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

~ Spring Tablescaping with Lenox ~

Hello my friends, Hope your week has jumped off to a great start, at least we have sunshine this morning after days of clouds, rain, and snow, the sun is so welcome. Mother Nature really needs to get her act together. Are you as ready for Spring as I am? Hang on a bit longer folks I'm sure it's just around the corner.
On Sunday

Monday, March 25, 2013

~ The Round Black Table ~

Hello my friends, Do you have a corner you've been trying to fill up  I mean decorate? One that you just can't seem to get right? I find myself with these issues more times than I care to admit. I sometimes try to over think the process, once I walk away and leave it for a bit, the light switch comes on and the solution comes to my over thinking brain.
In the

Sunday, March 24, 2013

~ Palm Sunday Snow Storm ~

Hello my friends, Even though the calendar says Spring , Mother Nature's fickle personality has done it again. We were hit with yet another Winter snow storm, I wonder if this is the last of them for the season. They were predicting up to 9" for our area, I'm not sure how much we've gotten or how they can even do an accurate reading with all the wind, I'm sure someone will let us know how much snow we've gotten this time around the May Pole of weather predictions.

With this being Palm Sunday many of us would be in church celebrating the triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the beginning of Holy week. Many of our churches are closed due to the snow storm, so we're staying in and will worship at home. 

Hot tub anyone? I think I'll wait a day or so.
I'm never surprised with the view of the lake and it's beauty, today is another perfect example. I failed to capture the geese swimming, Mother Goose has had her babies and takes them on a daily walk and swim, they are the cutest things. Fingers crossed I'll be able to capture their cuteness to share with all of you.

Sprigs of pampas grass normally cut down around the 15th of the month with stands the brutal winds and damp snow.

Mother Nature's tablescape.

The last snow storm left heavy snow on the roof for days, I watched as it slowly slid off, only to take out the bench sitting down below. You can't see it now, but to the left of the wagon wheel there's a pile of snow underneath that pile is the damaged bench. {sigh}

Hopefully, the next shot of the watering can will be filled with Spring flowers instead of snow beauty.
The front porch which faces South wasn't forgotten, snow decorating continues.

You didn't think I would leave my beloved bunnies out of a post did you? I was amazed the bunny was snow covered on the side that faces the house, not the exposed side where all the wind is coming from. There's no end to what Mother Nature and her fickle personality can bestow upon us.
Fondly ~ Lynne~
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Monday, March 18, 2013

~ Our Spring Open House Event 2013 Part I

Hello my friends, I hope you've had a wonderful fun filled weekend. Our weekend started off with perfect Spring weather, then boom the bottom fell out. We went from 83 degrees on Friday to 43 degrees on Saturday, it was crazy cold and windy. Hopefully, Mother Nature will get her act together soon and we'll have some stellar Spring weather.
Many of you know this past weekend was the weekend of my annual Spring Open House Event, this was my 14th Spring Open House, I'm already planning the Holiday Open House for November. I want it to be a blow out of an affair, fingers crossed I'll be open 15 years! 
I'm so glad you stopped by today, come on up on the patio and I'll show you around. 
Moving the

Thursday, March 14, 2013

~ The Sun's Magic ~

Hello my friends, it is a fabulous 71 degrees as I put this post together. It has been a delightful perfect Spring day in our part of the country, with a promise of warmer temperatures tomorrow. I've had the kitchen window open all afternoon, the sounds of motorcycles have filled the air along with the laughter of the neighbors children playing on their trampoline. I hope you're having such a day in your part of the woods. 
I'm really

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

~ St. Patrick's Day Tea ~

Hello everyone, I didn't realize I've been away for so long. It's been one of those weeks around here, everything hit at once and had to be attended to. Do you ever have one of those weeks? I hope you're having a stellar week.  Anyhoo..

Sunday while getting things together to begin the baking for the Spring Open House, I put together a table quickly before the cookies disappeared. St. Patty's day is just around the corner, greens were pulled from here and there. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

~ Winter Lake ~

Hello everyone, each morning my routine is generally the same after taking care of the dogs the first thing I do is look outside my dining room window to see what the day has in store for us. Whatever the weather I'm never disappointed, the view is always breathtaking. I feel so blessed to be able to look towards the beautiful lake Mr. P built so many years ago. This morning was exceptionally beautiful, the sun played it's magic across the clear blue waters. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

~ A New Garden Stool For the Sunporch ~

Hello everyone, What a week it's been around here. With all the snow we've been having the Spring cleaning began early. Closets have been cleaned out, clothes ready to go to Goodwill, loads of things boxed up ready for the Annual Garage sale, well you get the picture.There have been tons of projects marked off the list, I'm so pleased with the way things are coming together around here. 
Many of

Friday, March 1, 2013

~ Tulip Centerpiece ~

Happy March 1ST!
Hello my friends, Once again I risked life and limb to head out to fill the bird feeder. OK... so that's a huge exaggeration. It truly was all I could do to lift my feet through the huge amount of snow from the garage to the where the feeder hangs. The cardinals must have sent out an SOS to all of their friends and family, the ground is covered with their beauty.
The calendar