Lavender Dreams

Feeling sort of in a lavender mood these days...

so thought I share with you some of my favorite photos and creations...

some with a little sparkle and shine...

some a little bit French and home grown...

some vintage...

some vino?

some delicate millinery on a handmade book...

...and, some I made when I was a little girl.

Most available in my Etsy shop.

Happy last day of May.

Ciao amici,

Thankful and Proud

Thank you to all of the soldiers who fought for our freedom.

Happy Memorial Day

Stay safe and be proud.

Garden of Eden

On my morning walk today, 

this precious cottage rose garden took my breath away.

When I was finished with my walk, I came back to this historic neighborhood and this tiny white cottage {which I was told, was not so tiny after all} with my camera to capture a few of these climbing roses.  I was fortunate to meet and talk to the charming "goddess" of the garden who was tending to her roses {as she does every morning in order to create and maintain this beauty}.

She invited me to return to make more photographs and see her hydrangea garden in back, which I will very soon.  This is one of the prettiest gardens I have seen in Macon in the eleven years that I have lived here.


May flowers.

Springtime in the South.

Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the mothers out there and a special thank you to the Garden Goddess who shared her little Garden of Eden with me.  {She showed me her Eden roses growing and climbing on her white picket fence, so I decided to call her garden the Garden of Eden, not to mention that it was a rose paradise!}

Ciao amici,

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By the way, these photographs are not retouched.  As soon as I got home, I downloaded them from my camera to my computer and then posted them here to share with you as soon as I could.  Are they gorgeous, or what?!?

It's What's for Dinner

Fresh spring greens,

{I just gave all of these hand packed bags of baby green and red lettuces to the ladies in my garden club at our end of the season Spring luncheon.}

...picked just moments before enjoyed - makes the most delicate and delicious salad!

From our "farm" to our table tonight with other scrumptiousness and a filet grilled by my husband to top it all off.  It's what's for dinner, on my birthday.  Perfect.

Ciao amici,

Happy May Day

May Day wishes...

...for a serene, and

...beautiful day.

Ciao amici,