Pearl at A Story Book Life has created a beautiful segment for our delight called, "Creations Under Glass". Click on the title above to go straight there! I wanted to play too, so she kindly added my contribution to her site amongst so many other beautiful creations from other talented gals, like my very talented and dear friend, Tiffany Jane! Pearl's site is overflowing with eye candy and the best advice on anything and everything about the home and she is, as her blog name infers, a marvelous Story Teller! My thanks to Pearl for getting my creative juices flowing last week! Here are some more pictures from a busy week here in Wren Cottage!
You might want to click on the photos to get a closer peek inside the glass! :)
Thank you for dropping by!!
"There is nothing I can give you which you have not;
But there is much that, while I cannot give, you can take.
No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.
Take Joy." ~ --Fra Giovanni, A.D. 1513
I first heard the words "Take Joy" from Tasha Tudor... she is an amazing lady, author, illustrator, gardener who lives in Vermont and has chosen to live her life as if she were living in the early 1800's. Her life has fascinated & intrigued me for years now. I've found much inspiration in reading little tid bits about her since she has mostly been a private person. The little information that I have learned about her has endeared her to me and her way of life. Here are some photos I wanted to share from a 1992 Victoria article...
I read on her website they do tours of her gardens! Well, maybe one of these days...:)
May you always find a way to "TAKE JOY" in your life, every day! Thank you for stopping in today!!
I feel so fortunate to have met so many wonderful girls thru blogland...and thus, so many worlds have been opened to me...Thank you so much for sharing your loves, life,talents & your encouraging words! It really has touched my life and heart, more than words can express... lots and lots of virtual hugs to you all!
"STAY", IS SUCH A CHARMING WORD IN A FRIENDS' VOCABULARY." L.M.MONTGOMERY
Delighted You Are Here!
WISHES & WONDERS...
forget me nots from wren cottage
TWINKLING EYES OF BLUE...
BUT IF YOU CALL ME ANNE, PLEASE CALL ME ANNE SPELLED WITH AN "E."
"Oh, it makes such a difference. It looks so much nicer. When you hear a name pronounced can't you always see it in your mind, just as if it was printed out? I can; and A-n-n looks dreadful, but A-n-n-e looks so much more distinguished. If you'll only call me Anne spelled with an "E", I shall try to reconcile myself to not being called Cordelia."
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.~Jane Austen
One's home is like a delicious piece of pie you order in a restaurant on a country road one cozy evening - the best piece of pie you have ever eaten in your life - and can never find again. After you leave home, you may find yourself feeling homesick, even if you have a new home that has nicer wallpaper and a more efficient dishwasher than the home in which you grew up. ~Lemony Snicket
"The sweetest flower that blows, I give you as we part. For you it is a Rose, For me it is my heart." ~ Frederick Peterson 1859-1938
"I must warn you, Miss Potter, I am more than prepared to like you!" ~Millie Warne
I've loved creating since I was a child..I was blessed to have had very loving & creative parents ~ my father was a chef & the most wonderful of storytellers! Mom was an accomplished seamstress who loved making clothes for all the family & neighbors, a generous soul. They say that what one loves in childhood stays in the heart forever & that is so very true! I love hosting tea parties, gardening, painting & playing with scissors, papers & glue. Sharing is a big part of who I am ~ I put my heart into everything I do, whether it is friendships, crafting, or in day to day endevours. I find inspiration in the written word: poetry,quotes or a special letter from a friend that can make your day or maybe even change your life. I love beautiful music & friends like TiffanyJane who has been the encouragement behind starting this blog :)~ I'm married to my best friend...we love all things in nature but have a special place in our hearts for birds & butterflies. We love to go on nature walks & are always on the lookout for gifts from nature, whether in a park or a walk in our neighborhood. I'm so very grateful for my little fairy tale...