Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I am in Awe...

I am in awe
that the God

who made all this....

made me.

Why me?
Have you ever considered this?

He wanted you here!

And every day you get,

Is a gift just waiting to be unwrapped.So enjoy it. Live it to it's fullest.
And share a little of it's precious moments with those you meet along the way.

(These pictures were taken from our trip to CA.)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Brother's Table for Tablescape Thursday

Stepping inside of Ivy's Porch in Scotts Valley CA I found some darling ideas for a Halloween Table. I like cute things for Halloween myself. I don't need Scary! Having a big brother who terrorized me as a child, I grew up with arms coming from under my bed almost on a weekly basis. He thrilled in telling us to get something from the basement and then would lock the door and turn out the lights and growl. I remember one Halloween as we walked next door to our neighbors house to Trick or Treat he screamed and yelled and told us to run quickly home. My poor little sister who was dressed as a ghost started to run and scream and cry and her eye holes slipped and she ran right in to a telephone pole and knocked herself out. . So I like safe and cute! I grew up on SCARY! He had a name and a face! But my guess is, that if my Brother had a tablescape he would have it decorated just like this one.
And as I settled down to sleep in his guest room, that arm would come up from under the bed!!
Oh great....I hope I don't have nightmares now!

And if you are reading this Brother dear, don't get any ideas. I learned to sleep with one eye open!

For more ideas on fall tablescapes join in today with Susan our host, from http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The White Mission

We are on a mission. With fall offerings of cooler weather it is the perfect time to paint our Shabby Old House. We are in a rush to submit our paint chips to the Historical Society for their stamp of approval and get moving on this big task at hand. You can only imagine how excited I was to learn that I could go along with hubby on a business trip to California and that we were going to San Francisco, known for her beautiful Painted Ladies.

Now don't get me wrong, especially since it is White Wednesday here in blogland. I love white houses. Crisp, clean, freshly painted they glow from the street with pride but our old lady is anything but fresh and clean. She looks like she is in need of a good bleaching and keeping her white on a busy street with the road dust that is tossed on her daily makes it impossible.

So off we went on our little vacation with a mission to find just the right color and what we would find for color choices caused my poor camera to smoke. I was snapping pictures right and left in every town that we drove through. I have never seen so many beautiful old houses.

I went through 2 packs of batteries and will never make the mistake again by leaving my battery charger at home.

Hubby was blessed with wonderful Grandparents that took him on a great vacation as a boy and he wanted to take me to one of the places that he had been. We went to Petaluma California and what a treat that was. So many beautiful homes and so many color choices.

This was one of my favorites and quite possibly the color we will use for our Shabby old house.

I was charmed by the white picket fence and the white roses that welcomed you at first glance.

But the color, wow, I fell in love with all of the color that made every detail of this home pop.

I do believe we have a color!

I can't wait to see just what this color will do for the stain glass that is above our door.

It is a good thing that I love to paint. I hope that I will be saying this when it is all finished.

And as far as this being a White Wednesday post, I think that you will find enough white in these pictures with the roses and the fence and the posts to satisfy, but in case you don't I will be posting more whites on my Lace and Lures blog later in the day and if that still isn't enough then take your day and cruise around all the other White Wednesday participants with our wonderful host Kathleen of www.Fadedcharm.blogspot.com

Enjoy your day!