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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Thursday 9 June 2011

Dreaming of Paris

Hello everyone. I hope you've all had a wonderful week. Like everyone else, I have my dreams and wish list.

One of them is to visit France someday and see the Eiffel Tower and to sample the wonderful French food I've heard so much about. At this point in time, Paris is still in the dream stage although I have a son over there right now. He's in France for three weeks at a Math conference in Nantes although he has been and will be spending time in Paris as well. He has been taking photos and so I'm seeing the Eiffel Tower through his eyes right now.

He started off with a little tease..."Hmm, what is this?" He asked.

Still teasing...a view from underneath.

Another shot...Isn't that just like a guy?

Yet another....

OK, here's the whole spectacular thing!


Something you may not know about me is that I have a few Eiffel Towers in my home! Wanna see?

This one was brown originally and I painted it white.

This one is on the wall by our pellet stove in the family room. It is quite large; about three feet high.

A close up.

A book on the mosaic coffee table which I keep a notepad and pen in.

This one is also in the family room. It too is quite large if you compare it to the teapot.

And my newest aquisition, a frenchy clock with the famous Tower on it; a gift from my hubby.

And there you have it! Yes, I love the Eiffel Tower and maybe someday I will get to see it for real. For now, I'm happy my son gets to enjoy it! Have a lovely weekend everyone.

I am joining the following ladies for these parties:

Sherry @ Home Sweet Home ~
Cindy @ Show and Tell Friday ~
Courtney @ Feathered Nest Friday ~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Lilacs, Pearls and Lace

Pearls and lace and lilacs ~

Good morning friends ~ Don't you just love this time of year when everything is fresh and vibrant? One of the many things I enjoy is the scent of lilacs wafting through the air. Here on the Island, they are just starting to bloom.

So I picked myself a bouquet and put them into one of my JB Rose Chintz pitchers. The doilie above was crocheted by my Aunt Ethel.

Below, a creamer snuggles up to the lilacs with a strand of pearls in it. The pearls were a gift from my Auntie P which came all the way from Scotland while she was over there visiting. Auntie thought I would like them and she was so right! The whole vignette is sitting on one of my favourite vintage lace doilies.

Lilacs, pearls and lace, is there anything more feminine?

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a lovely day. I am joining Doni for her Pearls and Lace party -  Please stop by and pay her a visit to see what she is offering today.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi