Wednesday, February 25, 2009


This is what I'm reading right now... Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet, whom I found out is a children's book author. It's the sweetest love story! The cover art is beautiful and it's in Tiffany blue, of course! The cover says it all ---"What if your imaginary friend from childhood was your one true love?" Who would think of that for a story? Quite different from any book I've ever read. Really sweet! It starts out with a little girl who needs an imaginary friend because her Mom, a broadway producer, is too busy to pay much attention to her. Every Sunday afternoon, they go to the St. Regis Hotel for desert, where the Mom sits at one table with a friend and the little girl sits at her own table with her imaginary friend, and then they always stop at Tiffany's to look at the jewelry. I don't want to say anything else in case you decide to read it.

I thought James Patterson only wrote suspense-type and detective series books. I learned something new!

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Color Blue

I love old bottles. I don't remember where I found this cobalt blue one---I've had it for years. It's only 1-1/2 inches tall!!! Such a cutie!!!

Check out French Garden House for LOTS of blue eye candy!
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Sunday, February 22, 2009


I'm back.......I took a bit of a break from blogging but really missed everyone and am having a blast catching up reading everyone's blogs!

When I read Tina at Cherry Hill Cottage's 2/9/09 post about wrapping a smilax vine around her chandelier, it reminded me that last year I had bought a vine with silk little yellow flowers when I was at Canton, to do the very same thing. I had seen one of the vendors in the Arbors there do it to one of their chandeliers at their booth. I'm tired of this cold weather (it froze last night, and that's here in Texas!!!) and ready for Spring, so pulled out that vine and wrapped it around my dining room chandy....


Ooops!---I didn't realize one of the bulbs was out when I took this photo. Actually, it ended up only being loose. It came back on when I tightened it up.


Definitely adds a touch of Spring!

Want to be an artist - "Jackson Pollock"-style? Go to this website...... It's fun!!!

Here's a couple of pieces I did for Valentine's Day.....

I want to give a shout-out to Brenda in Tyler---it was her birthday on the 19th. Be sure to stop by her blog, View from the Pines, and wish her a Happy Birthday, if you haven't already. She has the most lovely blog, with gorgeous photos of her peaceful garden! If you're not already a regular visitor to her blog, you will want to be. After a stressful day, it calms me down taking a virtual stroll through her lovely plants and flowers! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRENDA!

I cooked pizza this weekend with ground chuck, sliced jalepenos, diced onions, garlic, green bell pepper, pasta sauce and cheese. I tried to find the Boboli pizza crust when I was grocery shopping at Walmart but they said they had never heard of it (I usually get it at HEB Food Stores), so instead, I used canned Pillsbury's Pizza Crust from the refrigerated section. It was actually pretty delicious!

I hope everyone had a Happy Valentine's Day! Cindy at My Romantic Home hosted a February Centerpiece Party. I know I'm a little late getting my Valentine's centerpiece posted but here it is....

I adore pansies..... I had bought these at Lowe's a while back. I drove through their parking lot this weekend and noticed they had lots of pots of beautiful pansies , but it was so chilly, I didn't feel like walking around in their garden center---I'm going to wait till it warms up a little before looking around for more plants or flowers.

Here's the metal wall pocket I got at the last Canton trade-days to hang on my courtyard gate. I love it! I saw it outside a booth as we came up the hill towards the Arbors, and it turned out the vendor was my old friend, Cathy, whom I used to work with at Elk! She made the arrangement herself.

Hope everyone has a great week! Patti
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