A Return to Loveliness

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Joy at A Vintage Green shared her lovely finds - this teacup is perfect!  Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage shared how summer has come to the island - love the Lupines!  Brooke at Creative Country Mom's Vintage Home and Garden shared her very lovely burlap and lace curtains - love the addition of the keys!   If you were … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4)
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I hope you all are having a wonderful week! We're nearly done with the beautiful month of June and today it is exquisite. The weather is unusually cool and the humidity is low. So much more refreshing after the very hot, hazy and humid days with the heat index above 100 degrees! I am thoroughly enjoying this exquisite day! Thank you so much for … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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This past week was a special one for Dearest and I. It was our anniversary and we celebrated a wonderful Father's Day. If you've read my blog earlier this year, Dearest became very sick for months and we didn't know what was going on. Now, we know and he's recovering - enjoying life as he had before. I am so very grateful - we've shared 28 years … [Read more...]

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Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4)
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We had such an amazing weekend! My eldest daughter and I went to a Lavender Festival - it was charming! It's their second year and I can see it expanding beautifully. Of course, we came home with bundles of freshly cut Lavender! Also, the biggest news is that my youngest daughter became engaged to her sweetheart Saturday! It was so romantic! He … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4)
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It is such a pleasant day. I am sitting at our dining table with the doors opened as well as the living room's doors opened. There's a fan blowing, birds chirping - actually, House Wrens fussing at something. Cars passing by, and clouds floating overhead. It's a mild morning, for a southern day in June. It is such a pleasant day. I hope wherever … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Happy first day of June! This year is flying by so fast! Each day I just want time to slow down a bit so I can enjoy every bit of it! Most of the talk now is gardening, outdoors, lightening indoor decor and care...we're in a summer state of mind! It's lovely! I hope you have a beautiful week! Here are the Top Viewed Posts from last week's … [Read more...]

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Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4)
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In so many ways, it's summertime! Schools are finishing for the year, the weather is turning warmer and folks are thinking of vacation time. No matter what your schedule, I believe there's always time for tea - that's what I named this Waterlogue image I made. I love what it does to pictures! I hope you had a wonderful, blessed weekend - we … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4)
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Summer, how lovely these days are! Early morning cool, gentle breeze and the birds singing. I had the opportunity to spend some time in the garden - what a blessing it is to have a garden! I also had the opportunity to do some necessary home care. Some times it seems that I have laundry for days - then I think - I have the blessing of caring for … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4)
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Format Margin = Small
Format Border = Sm. Rounded
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Brush Focus = Everything
Brush Spacing = Wide
Paper = Watercolor
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Our brief period of spring has come to an end...the beginnings of summer with it's heavy heat is upon us. I love the early mornings. I sit in my dining room watch as the day lightens and the birds sing their song. The heavy fragrance of Honeysuckle and Magnolia cloaks the air with its sweet perfume. Another day in the south has begun. We've not had … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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This past week I spent a lot of time in the garden. After the days and days of rain, I've been enjoying the roses and now the Peonies...spring is gorgeous in our corner of the world. I hope you're enjoying your spring! Spring Roses Here are the top viewed posts from last week's party: Sherry at The Charm of Home shared the very charming story … [Read more...]

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