Friday, February 11, 2011

what color is love?

for Paula O'Dell...LOVE is PINK!

Paula's etsy shop

~ Paula...i am not sure how i found you today...but i am glad that i did.
what a sweet story to share. Happy Valentine's Day from
one Pacific Northwest girl to another!~

{with love}

why am i a romantic at heart?

"seeking romance in every ordinary day

feeds my heart,

my mind, and my soul,

~ and ~

makes the day extra ordinary!"

{with love}

~ thanks for asking...Pamela!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

at french buttons...

i found...

another perfect kitchen still life!

 soft images of cherished keepsakes...


a very pretty kitty...

and Pamela's first give-a-way!


Take a little journey to Pamela's home on

Vancouver Island, Ontario!

Enjoy your stay! Perhaps you'll win her

precious pearl give-a-way!!!

{with love}


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

baseball love...

Jay : (by phone...10 minutes post Superbowl)

"mom, in 7 days the pitchers and catchers report

 to spring training"


about a week ago, i was visiting one of my favorite blogs,

My Sweet Savannah.  Melaine was showing and telling

a story about her ~makeshift mudroom~.

so adorable and devoted to a lifestyle of love

 and care of her beautiful children! 


as i looked at her wonderful photos this one

touched my heart!

...just a sweet little baseball.

a baseball is art... and love... and dreams to me.

Melaine's photograph

 brought back the memories of being {team mom}

... a reminder of the times i told him to pick up his

equipment and not to swing the bat in the house.

the trip to Japan...

that amazing day in May 2002... when he was

drafted by the Cincinnati Reds!

the joy he experiences working as a sports director today ...

and how i love talking sports with Jay. 

 it's a reminder that dreams can come true!


happy Valentine's Day Jay!
some of the pitchers and catchers report on Valentine's Day!
the position players report in two weeks!
i LOVE you! MOM

... Melaine...i hope it's okay to place your photo

on my dream board!

thank you for your sweet post!

{with love}

Monday, February 7, 2011

where are your wellies?

in the entry?

out in the garden? ...soon i hope...!

on a power walk with your bestie?

on the back porch covered with kisses?

at Valentino? 295.00? ... okay...

enough with the lace already, Mrs Dreams!

have a perfect Monday!

{with love}


Sunday, February 6, 2011

lace & Coco...a perfect Sunday afternoon

it was back in January when i

first posted about this amazing creation...

it's beauty... the result of

twisting, braiding and looping thread.

i posted once again yesterday thanks to

Shannon South.  i am particularly

smitten with lace this time of year.

isn't it romantic?


Chantilly lace and a pretty face...

makes the world go 'round!

add coffee to paper lace and i'm screaming...

...inspiration for my beloved chandelier!

i am dying and drying paper doilies as i speak!

is that a suede jacket? ...and a body shirt? rock on pretty lady!


"I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations

ever made of the fantasy of nature;

lace always evokes for me those incomparable

 designs which the branches and leaves

of trees embroider across the sky,

and I do not think that any invention of the human

spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin." 

Coco Chanel, April 29, 1939

{with love}