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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Trinkets & Treasures Guest Room

The Guest Room project
Romantic Country Cottage Style

Once I had decided on my theme, I headed out to treasure hunt.
As luck would have it, I stumbled across a beautiful hand crocheted throw blanket.
Lovingly stiched by someones Mother, Aunt, or perhaps a Grandmother. I could not beleive that anyone would not pack away this beautiful heirloom peice. I was overun with emotions, first feeling shocked that someone would just toss this beautiful blanket aside. Then thrilled and elated that I was lucky enough to come across it. I instantly fell in love with the colours and the design.
The Roses really struck me as soft and romantic and just he right colours for the guestroom!
And so the Project begins.

The old saying
 "One mans junk is another mans Treasure"
sure rings true!

My next fantastic find was this beautiful framed print all done with Roses in my Romantic theme colours The photo is rathe dark as I snapped it late in the evening. The frame is a soft golden hue, I love love love the Roses, and it fits perfectly into my plans for the room.

My First Bear for the room!
Isn't she precious is her Pink Cashmere Button down Cardigan with mathing Hat and Rose Flower.
I did a little digging and found out  a little more about her
Her name is Rose  and she is a Bearington Bear

My second Bear found two weeks later
This precious 6"  "Carmella de Bearvoire" was issued by Boyds Bears in 1999

Quick Project for the Guest Room.. refurbished my daughters toy box with a coat of paint.She is now 21 years old and my Father In Law made this for her when she was first born.
I Found this lovely hand crocheted blanket with backing that would make for a wonderful seat cover for my new re purposed window seat! I really like the pattern of the crochet as well as the colour combination. It is a frothy white with cream . The picture looks more yellow than the item actually is.You get a better look in the picture to the right, this angle shows the correct colours.

Ok here's luck for you! Three weeks after I bought the window seat crocheted  blanket cover, I was out thrift shoping in the same store that I had originally found the blanket and to my amazement I found the matching pillow cover. What a find, I was thrilled beyond belief. Look how great they go together on the bench.Notice the Yummy Pink Doilies


I can't pass up on beautiful blankets, These two little darlings one in pink and one in white found a new home with me I tossed them on the bench to snap some quick pics to share.Please excuse the sub floor LOL , however it does match with the drywall walls.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gasdogz BBQ Run for the Cure

Today I tagged along with my hubby to a beautiful little town called Tauntonham, I actually road on the back of his Motorcycle. We rode along with our Dear friend Ron D, I really missed Ron's wife Jenny today. We have been spending more time together lately and I really enjoy her company.
It was a beautiful day and a very nice ride. August is so beautiful and I just wish it would last forever, as the summer is winding down it reminded me how beautiful Ontario is.. and how much I despise winters.Ugg... Anyhow, the Gasdogz Motorcycle club was hosting a Club BBQ and fundraiser for our Breast Cancer walk in the fall. It was really nice finally meeting many of the faces that belong to the names that I have heard so much about. What a great group, made up of both men and women. We arrived in the early afternoon and we were greeted with a Giant Pink Ribbon artistically drawn in the driveway, members sporting Pink.. lots of balloons and bikes. I've snapped a few pics to share with you. Our Host was Sue and John .. better known as Grapes & Duchess. What a beautiful spread of food and drinks, we ate talked drew names for two awesoem bottles of Dan Akroyd's Crystal Head vodka then induldged in the best Ice Cream cake I have ever had. the store did a fantastic job with the club logo. I'm sure I'll have an opportunity to spend more time with the Gasdogz in the future, and want to say Thank you for raising $2000 for the walk!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

When Life Hands you Lemons

Penny Louise Charron
 October 16 1957-~August 6 2011
 Life has been anything but simple of late, I have recently lost my beloved Sister to Cancer.
She passed away  on August 6th 2011
It is all very heart wrenching and raw for me.I'm trying to move forward.
One foot infront of the other , so to speak.
I'm keeping busy with work , family and friends and small projects around the house.And also starting this blog.
Please be patient with me while I try to pull it all together and share.
One thing I know for sure, is this......... Life is so very very Precious!
Live * Love* Laugh *
 and make Lemonade
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5 to 6 lemons)
1/2–3/4 cup superfine sugar, to taste
1 cup crushed ice
4 cups water
2 teaspoons Grenadine
6 Maraschino Cherries
Place the lemon juice, sugar, ice, water and Grenadine in a blender and process until completely smooth. Place a cherry in the bottom of 6 glasses and pour the lemon juice mixture in the glass. Serve.

The Rose

Some say love it is a river
that drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razer
that leaves your soul to bleed

Some say love it is a hunger
an endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
and you it's only seed

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of wakingthat never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winterfar beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed
that with the sun's love
in the spring
becomes the rose