Friday, August 8, 2014

More Nona boasting .......





Chocolate Cigars to celebrate




 
Daphne makes for a very happy Bapa

 
Aunty Holly is visiting from Alberta



 
Ninja kick
Have you ever seen a baby Ninja?
Well here is a quick peek....

 
Tummy Time

 
Relaxin with Momma
Love that they have coordinating outfits...


Happy Birthday Bapa

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

..... So what's been keeping me busy

Here's a Hint
 





 
 
Daphne Iris Evelyn
July 24 @ 1:14 pm
7 pounds 5 ounces
 
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kool Aid and Vintage Musings

This time of year brings on memories of
my sweet mother and Nana.


 
 
 
Maybe it just makes me think of those carefree days of childhood ---- riding bicycles -- drinking kool aid (o dear I can't imagine what colour my insides
 
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look like) -- playing red light -- going home when the street lights came on -- a quick bath -- snack -- slipping into cool crisp cotton sheets -- then getting up the next day to do it all again.
 
Recently I have become quite enamored with vintage everything.
I inherited quite a few linens from my mother in law.
As well as lovely platters and jugs.
Please indulge part my collection









 
I use all of these things on perhaps not a daily but quite regular basis.
The image of linens flapping in a warm summer breeze .......
I want to start looking in thrift stores for vintage pillow cases and anything else I can find.
I have also seen instructions on how to crochet edging onto pillow cases.

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Uh oh ----- another project!!!!!
I did see a set of dishes in a little store on our main street that I really have to check out. 

Here are a cream and sugar that dates back to the late 1700's
It has been passed on to me from my grandmother and I believe was brought to Canada by her family from France or Switzerland when they emigrated


Don't get me wrong I love my modern conveniences too.

Couldn't live without my stand mixer
and rockin red food processor
my HD TV
and couldn't just wouldn't give up my Android phone
o yes and frozen puff pastry



I guess I am thinking to myself that right now I am lucky to be living the life I am.

 
 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Early Morning Pugilism

Whatta day!!
I was awoken at 5:10 by such violent hissing and squealing I jumped out of bed to see what was going on
I am glad my neighbours were not up yet or they would have found a glassless, pantless woman squirting the hose at a couple of very upset pussy cats.
Sorry no pics --- of the pussy cats or the woman.
 
So after all this excitement I couldn't go back to bed so my day started early.
 
I got lots of tidying, and weeding in the garden done.
Harvested some lavender.
Lemon lavender madeleines coming up........
 
 
 
 
I harvested the garlic too.
 
 
A wee bit small but certainly smells like garlic.
 
 
 
While I was sweeping the cob webs from the front entrance I found this guy
 
 
 
Its called a Polyphemus Moth
 
 
I think it may be an early night tonight.
I've been watching Justified and am now up to the start of Season 3.
Hmmmm Popping into bed early with Timothy Olyphant.........
 

 
 

Monday, July 14, 2014

A June Garden Tour

 
 
Yellow Lilies adorn our blue shed
 
 
Irises to honour my late mother in law
Iris

 
Bridal wreath Spireas were flowing this year

 
Siberian Irises

 
 
Lovely big Hostas in dappled sunlight
 

 
Great year for peonies
 

 
Blueberry Vibernum
Looks like lots of blue berries for the birds this fall

 
 
A study in black and white
 
 
A study in camouflage
 
 
 
Some tools of mine
gardening journal to keep track of lists, and plans
shades to keep those squinting wrinkles to a minimum
smart phone for those all important texts and quick snaps of the garden
(altho all the pics of the garden were taken with my Nikon)
 
 
Potting up geraniums
My gentle nod to all the beautiful red geraniums in clay pots I saw in Italy
 

 
Garlic almost ready to harvest
 
 
Hoping these bunnies are the only bunnies that hang around the herb garden
 
 
Still loving our blue shed
 
 
Yellow loosestrife.
Yes a cousin to the dreaded purple loosestrife.
But not invasive and its YELLOW ---- one of my fav colours in the garden