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Monday, April 18, 2011

Talking about " My Sunshine"

 It has been a beautiful day today, especially after all that rain over the weekend!! Had to keep all my gardening plans on hold due to our recent storm.
    It's so nice to see the sun shining... lifts my spirit so much and "makes me so happy"........have been enjoying all that glorious sunshine all day and managed to get most of my vegetable and flower beds ready for planting.... can't wait for Memorial Day, so I can get busy planting... my neighbor stopped by and we shared tea and talked about our common passion, "gardening," and how to keep those woodchucks out of our flower beds... they love gobbling up my garden in a hurry!!!!!! 
     I love listening to John Denver's songs and this song got stuck in my head today... kept humming it all day long.... I tried to capture some of that elusive sunshine, so here goes!!!!!

             Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy......

                    Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
               If I had a day that I could give you
            I'd give to you a day just like today...
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
 I'd make a wish for sunshine for all the while!!!!! 

I love seeing the first hint of spring green!!!


I love talking "garden " with my neighbor, she is an avid gardener who shares so many helpful gardening tips with me.....

 Bringing a little bit of sunshine inside...

                   These leaf-patterned wooden trays, were a recent find from JoAnn:

 I picked up the Blue Willow tea cups and sugar-creamer set while antiquing.
 A little close-up on the adorable silver and mother-of-pearl tea spoon and Pietra Dura marble coaster set

Here is a little tid bit: Pietra Dura is an Italian word for inlaid stone in marble. Its an  ancient form of decorative art that first appeared in 16th century Rome, and later spread to Florence, Italy... the Taj Mahal is a magnificent example of Pietra Dura....

   I have a fascination with lanterns and love collecting them... they are so versatile in setting up any mood I want to create..                                                   
I had enjoyed this bright and sunny day today and  visiting with my neighbor, but now I must bid adieu to the  sun as dusk approaches and the tea and muffins are gone!!!! 



  1. just lovely .... the blue china wares and especially that mother of pearl spoon ... would love to drop in for a cuppa at ur parlour on this sunny morning ...sing on "sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy...."

  2. Woohoo! Thanks for being my 601st follower and for joining in our Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  3. Hi! I'm a new follower- very nice pictures!!
    Have a nice day!

  4. Thanks for stopping by My Dream Canvas and you lovely comment. Lovely images. Take care Anu

  5. This is a great post! Thanks for following me, and I am so happy to be following you back!!!
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  6. Beautiful tablescape! Love the wooden leaf platters! Those muffins look delicious! You'll have to post the recipe sometime. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party tomorrow and would love for you to share something from before blogging. Whether a project you made, or something you bought that you adore, but have never given the proper "Tada!" moment to - just take a pic and share it at my party. Can't wait to see what you bring.

  7. Your grouping here is so pretty, Poppy! I love to see yellow and cobalt blue together....such a gorgeous combo.
    My forsythia is just starting to pop open too. Love it how they are yellow before they are green....nature in all it's lovely miracles.
    Great post.

  8. Oh, I love this! Blue and yellow = my favorite. I loved learning about the inlaid stone in marble - Pietra Dura. I have pieces similar to this and had no clue there was a name for it. I feel an obsession coming on... LOL

  9. Poppy, Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations! Love the leaf trays. Thank you so much for joining my party.

  10. Hi Poppy...

    My friend, what a lovely post to share with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week...I sooo enjoyed it! I too, just love the colors of spring...spring green being my favorite! Of course, I used that very color in my dining room's spring decor this year.

    Ohhh certainly did set the most beautiful tea table, my friend! I would love to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea with you! Love, love, LOVE your new wooden leaf's gorgeous! Ohhh...and I have never seen such beautiful teaspoons! The shells on the end of the handles are just exquisite! I would love to have a set! Sooo many pretties...thank you again for sharing them with us for the SF's party! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, dear lady! Thank you so much for all the sweet notes that you have left for me! I am enjoying our visits!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  11. Love everything I saw here, so lovely. I like the leaf tray very much and the tea spoon....Christine


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy