Saturday, April 24, 2010

By nature, nature

is elegant





refined



hauntingly beautiful







and breathtaking



providing us with a bridge upon which we cross the waters of inspiration



from nature's hues








and nesting instincts



in order to make our homes a place of repose











and personal royal treatment.







As you slip into your comfortable slippers



and putter around your home, open the windows of reflection and savor the colors and the scents of the season



as I welcome you to step through my doorway into MY home in the next several weeks.



In the meantime, sit with me in the niche of the Yew at Much Marcle



and dream of what marvelous things await us on the other side of the door at the Yew at St. Edwards;



perhaps it will be a magical soirée in an enchanted garden of wisteria that will inspire us once again to create an atmosphere all our own.



Merci mille fois for coming to participate in our birthday party; I know that we ALL enjoyed our special celebrations and you were a huge part of making this a memorable birthday for us all!

Bisous à tous!

Photo Credits:

Images from Google
Pink Duchess Chase lounge - via Paris Apartment
Blue Chaise - Castles Crowns and Cottages taken at Rose Mille, Stillwater, Minnesota
Metal Wreath - Castles Crowns and Cottages purchased from my sweet friend Julie at Gilded Moons
Much Marcle and The Yew at St. Andrew's from the fabulous book:
"Meetings with Remarkable Trees" by Thomas Pakenham, Random House

103 comments:

Createology said...

My my you have said it so elegantly and beautifully. I feel so at home and comfortable. Now where did I set down my tea? Thank you for inviting my in...

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Anita! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on our island project! My husband got a kick out of your kudos for his woodworking skills! Your loyal following of my blog means so much to me! I love the beautiful photos in your post. Your posts always make me see unexpected things in my mind and expand my imagination! I am anxious to come see what awaits behind your door!~xoxo,Patti

Marie said...

Absolutly beautiful.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Anita....I just left another comment on your last post. It seems that we are LITERALLY somewhat next door in the real world...not just Blogdom! How fun is THAT??? These pics are just gorgeous and I'm wondering if you took them ALL?? I am a budding photographer and it just leaves me awestruck when I see beautiful photos like these. Hope you are having a WONDERFUL weekend. I'm on an adventure ~ come see me.
xx P&H

fairmaiden said...

Dearest Anita~ So much to see here...in this breathtaking post. I have never seen a white squirrel before. I've always wanted a white horse. Those bridges and doorways and can't forget the blossoms...never ever are there too many of them.

I look forward to seeing your french stone cottage soon! Amore
ox~ Fairmaiden

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonsoir dear Anita!
I hope you are enjoying your birthday weekend!
This post is simply breathtaking!!!
I have never seen a white squirrel before either...and what a beautiful white horse..
I believe this is one of my favorite posts.. The schnauzer!!! Oh my word... I am going to go visit Charli and Me...
Bisous!
Penny

Christel Hutson said...

Dear Anita, I will await your posts eagerly! This post was not only beautiful, but inspirational, as you may see in an upcoming "egg thief sculpt" Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures, and for whisping me away once again. XOXO Christel

bunny said...

What did you do to celebrate your Birthday? Do tell...


bunny

Susan said...

Dear Anita,
Just to walk past the wisteria and dine in that lovely garden would be divine!
Blessings!

Kristin said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! And some really gorgeous images!! Have a lovely Sunday!

Hugs, Kristin

Châtelaine - The Garden Fairy said...

Dear Anita, how wonderfully put together ! A feast for my eyes and much input to think about. This is one of the posts I put in a bookmark, to call it to the screen a few times per day just to enjoy ! I am drunk with the colors you collected there. Thank you!!kind regards, Martina

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest Anita..... absolutely exquisite ...these images and the way you have described them is "hauntingly beautiful"! I love the way you have characterized and created a mood here... fabulous! I love white horses as it conjures up images of forests and fairies and a world apart. I can't wait to see your home and I do hope your birthday was very special. Thank-you for inviting me ... it was "parfait"!
With hugs and best wishes always
M.A. the 2nd
p.s should we do tea at Versailles soon?

Desde my Ventana said...

Hi Anita,
What a wonderful and beautiful post!!!
You have chosen a few images that they speak about a great love for the nature.
Thanks to you for these moments so nice that you give us with each of the visits to your blog
Have a lovely sunday,
Cecilia

lostpastremembered said...

Another magical presentation, how I love your selection of 'Ciel de lit' and the way the images flow one to another. I see a picture book in your future!

Hamptontoes said...

Beautiful photos...love them all. Happy Birthday to you.

lostpastremembered said...

Lovely Anita... thanks for stopping by. I wanted you to know you can get D'Artagnan online and products arrive the next day... so simple. Link on my blog. Have a lovely day!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita...how enchanting!!! I am sitting with you in the niche...pink bubbles in hand...what a successful party you have held for the birthday girls...merci...with Love, Dzintra♥x

La Petite Plume said...

Oh My Your Majesty!!!!

I am just speechless after viewing all of your spectacular images!!!! They are truly truly breathtaking. How wonderful to live on a planet with such beauty. We are so fortunate to live in such paradise. Merci Beau coup for sharing all of this beauty with us and for giving us a reason to appreciate life just a bit more. Have a wonderful Sunday my cyber-sister:)

Daisy

synnøve said...

Breath taking photos dear Anita!!!! Your lovely comments are so precious to me, but the last one today make no sense ? Which room boxes??
I have ben away from my e-mail for almost two days, because of the moving. Just checked my mail now and feel a bit confused :O
But I guess you will ease my mind :D
Synnøve XX

synnøve said...

Dear sweet friend; It is all part of the same project :D
If you are checking the labels, you will se it says "The french house". I also have a small Ralph Lauren inspired house labeled under Ralph Lauren house, and Victorias house....I have actually never made a roombox, but I think I might do so one day!!!
Now we have to unload a big car with all my belongings..puhhhh
I will have to come back and tell more later :D
XO S

Daisy said...

Your Majesty, I forgot to ask if you ever got my name of the designer of my blog? I left it in one of my blogging messages for you, but just in case you didn't... It's our mutual friend, Mandy at alaparisienne.blogspot.com or you can try her at alaparisienne.etsy.com this is her shop on etsy.

Happy Sunday!

Daisy

Belle Vie said...

Bonjour dearest,
another breathtaking post ~ the stunning blue chaise that I have fallen for, the enchanted garden and lovely window filled with fleurs.
You are so very kind to ask about my shoulder. I am much better now. I must learn not to carry such heavy objects. I will keep Cobroxin in mind ~ thank you for the recommendation.
You are one talented lady, playing the harp, a french immersion teacher, a wonderful storyteller, etc... I'm certain you have many more talents. You simply amaze me!
Thank you for the link to my blog. It was such a treat to see the link!
Wishing you a wondrous Sunday afternoon filled with beauty and peace.
xoxo, B

GrandmaK said...

There is not a time that I have not been taken aback by the beauty you apply to your blog. Often breathtaking and always the words draw it together! Magnificent. Cathy

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I feel as refreshed as if I had just entered a faery tale created for only me. How lavish and serene and welcoming.

Patricia Cabrera said...

This was.... Magical!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

As always, you inspire and delight! Such gorgeous images and words. I'll meet you in that garden for a spot of refreshment ...

Rosie said...

Dearest Anita,
Just stepping out the door for a relaxing day with my sweet husband... when I was greeted with this vision of loveliness that could only come from the creative mind, of one such as yourself..."Once again you have painted a masterpiece"...thank you my friend...will visit this evening...an awestruck Rosie

C'est La Vie said...

gorgeous :)

i am passing an award to you, you are a favorite of mine!!

~Sara~

Presépio no Canal said...

Congratulations for your diploma :-) Must be such a joy when you saw it in your mail!
PARABENS!! Congratulations!!
And thank you to understand me! I m doing my homeworks now! ;-)
Mille Bisous!

C'est La Vie said...

ok NOW your award is up, you came just a little bit early
PS i LOVE your french comment to me :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet and dear Anita...

Oh how I adore this post. All of that loveliness... And, I can't wait to see your home....Can I be invited too? I'd like to pop on those little blue slippers when I arrive! And, a crown too? Oh yes....and tea?

Huge huggies,
Spencer

My Grama's Soul said...

Beautiful images woven into a beautiful story!!

Blessings,

Jo

Violet said...

Such beauty, oh what a lovely and serene visit I have had here! So much creativity and delight.
Thank you dear Anita!
~Violet

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~wonderful snapshots of elegance, indeed~

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~I became your newest follower tonight. I have so much enjoyed my visit~

GypsyNurse said...

Hello~ I think I am second newest follower.. and your with your posts..I think I could follow you anywhere! Stunning!
Smiles~
Cat

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita,
You have the most beautiful post, so many gorgeous sites. I don't know what one I liked the most.
The white horse,the bridge, cat
but the pond with ICEBERGS??
I thiught it might be the artist
Christo or what ever spelling it is.You kno the guy with pink islands..
Loved it, Yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita,
You have the most beautiful post, so many gorgeous sites. I don't know what one I liked the most.
The white horse,the bridge, cat
but the pond with ICEBERGS??
I thiught it might be the artist
Christo or what ever spelling it is.You kno the guy with pink islands..
Loved it, Yvonne

anouk said...

WOW, Anita!
I don´t know where you can find such beautiful and magic pictures!!
They are always fantastic, as your comments.
Kss and good luck for this week

Jacqueline said...

In my imagination, you and I walked across that bridge. We were playing follow the leader, and of course, you were leading. We passed the white squirrel and fed her whipped cream on a leaf.
I cannot wait to open the door of your home and walk in and see what treasures are roaming within my dear.
Staying on the sunny side of the street with you and walking hand and hand through life.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Anita,
Oh, such beautiful images take me right into the imagination of things. Each photograph is so dreamy. You asked if my life has been blessed lately, and it surely has. I am so thankful that most recently God has given me such peace, and restored my health.

Thank you for asking, and I hope you have as dreamy a week as you have painted on this post for us.
Karen

Rosie said...

Good Morning Dear Anita, It is so lovely to be near the water...any water...I'm sure your lakes are exquisite!...but there is no water in my future today as it is "market day" for the shop...and my list is long..have a glorious day...smile on Rosie

Fine Bessot said...

Magnifiques photos du printemps et de la beauté.
Merci Anita, c'est un plaisir de venir chez vous.
Amitiés.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Anita, I just love how you've tied the 'nesting' theme into your two blogs! that was brilliant or accidental? lol

you are perfection!

ciao bella
creative carmelina was here!

Rita said...

Dear Anita,
how bad of me to forget your bday!
I had it penciled in in my wall calender but didn't have the time to look at it thise past week. I'm so sorry: would have wanted to be thee second to congratulate, right after your DH.
I really do not know where I have my day these days...should really put some order in my life and try and make it a little wee more regular.
I've adore each of your photos. so beautiful and inspiring. the eye of the white horse is soooooooo sweet and tender and that cute white squirrel must certainly be a rare one.
thank you for this wonderful post.
rita

skippinginthemeadow said...

so beautiful! nature is indeed awesome in every way as are you my dear friend.
i am so sorry i missed your birthday! feel awful about that. i hope to make up for that and my general slowness lately in responding to your delightful comments.
i got to see that film you mentioned 'hot fuzz' the other evening. it was brilliantly funny and to my surprise was filmed in our town! Wells, i actualy live in a village just outside of it along the road that much of the filming was made.
i later asked two of my sons if they had seen this film as one of them said it was his favourite film ever and that he felt really gutted that he was at uni in buckinghamshire when the filming was going on because his chums back in somerset had got to chat with the actors in the pub.
my other son said he saw the film in Wells cinema and found it really wierd walking out of the cinema at night into the streets were it had all been fimed.
amazing that i didn't know all this before am so glad you told me about it and i did smile about the peace lily :o) i am going to get a peace lily plant for my poor lad who missed all the action when he was at uni.
am going now to look at your revious posts, see you there....

Julie said...

Sheer beauty....loved every word and image...thanks for such a lovely gift today!

skippinginthemeadow said...

your sweet little peace bunny has three ears! it must be a fairy bunny :3
although they make out in hot fuzz that it is a village in gloucestershire it is actualy filmed in the city of Wells. seriously! it's tiny the size of a village but it has a catherdral, a very beautiful one. it's a pity i can't get there at the mo (due to the agoraphobia) otherwise i'd take some photographs for you. but you could google or wiki it, it's a fascinating place. my village in on the outskirts (about 15 minutes car journey). there is a moat surounding the cathedral inhabited by swans like the one in the film, on the moat side of the cathedral is a low bell that the swans ring to be fed by the monks.
thank you so much for all your very sweet comments, your words have warm my heart and are a great comfort to me. i am drinking tea as i speak, but have to sleep soon as my son keven is visiting me tomorrow and i need to prepare.
i did have something set up on my computer for international calls, it's not working at the moment and i need to to be as two of my children are abroad (in morocco). when it is fixed i will call you sometime. you are such a kind soul, you really are an angel. am so happy we bumped into each other. i think through Charli's mum, she's an angel too.
have a lovely...? wait what time of day is it where you are? well have a lovely day/night. i am sure we will have many more pg tips fuelled evenings to come, i must rustle up some gorgeous scones...it's clotted cream country here you know, lovely dolloped on a scone with homemade jam.
hugs xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxox

sumea

Fete et Fleur said...

I look forward to the adventure dear one. Life is busy, but we are counting down the days until your visit.

Hugs!
Nancy

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dear Anita...I am still basking in the afterglow of this magnificent party...as I hope you are, and I'm sure it will carry on until next birthday...have a wonderful Tuesday...Dzintra♥x

VictoriaArt said...

What an enchanting post! Puts me in a dreamy mood!
Want to pull out that old, rusty crown and polish it to a sheen...

XX
Victoria

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Anita ~ It's me, AGAIN! I was SO happy to hear from you! The photos that you took are really lovely, as is your HOUSE! I want to know MORE about the house tour, as I will come for SURE if it is open to the public. Yes, I've seen black squirrels in our parts, but not the WHITE, which seem to be especially magical. The squirrel was my sorority mascot and I used to collect squirrel things.....until I had too many collections....I DO love so many pretty things and it's hard to settle on just one or two things to follow and collect. My e-mail is privetandholly@gmail.com. Perhaps you will mail me and let me know about the house tour? I'd LOVE to visit and to meet YOU!
xx P&H

Rosie said...

Hello sweet friend...I am transported to another world each time I come for a visit. The day was soo busy, I NEED A VACATION...thank~you for the temporary respite...How was your day
You must be so very busy with year end school stuff. When is your last day?...

Well thanks so much for your visit, I do so look forward to them...have a relaxing evening...love Rosie

Rosemary said...

A feast for the eyes Anita!
Just magic!!
Hope you have a great week!!
Rosemary

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I saw the magic with my eyes and felt it with my heart.

A Refocused Life said...

Anita,

What a fabulous post and wonderful treat. The images were perfect, each one more intriguing. As always, it was a fun little journey of fascinations.

Happy Birthday! Lucky you - April and diamonds.

Have a wonderful week. Rita

koralee said...

Just as beautiful as always...I love stepping into your magical world. I adore white horses...thank you for this sweet friend..you always leave me such sweet comments. I thank you so so much for all your blog love. xxo

Serline said...

Amazing photos; I especially loved the animal subjects.

Marie-Ange said...

Oui c'est moi, très inspirée, très sérieuse, trop de choses merveilleuses dans ce fabuleux magasin !
Mais ta page aussi me fait glisser vers le rêve !
C'est un délice, (comme les macarons de Ladurée hi hi hi) !
Quel joli voyage, trois jours de bonheur(s) ...
Je t'embrasse très tendrement ma belle Anita.
Marie-Ange

Princesa Nadie said...

Your blog is really pretty and magic...Iam happy as Ihave met you...I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MINE...

Rosie said...

Good Morning my Dear Girl,
Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement...you are so right...so appreciate your insight.
Ahhhh the sun is shining,the day is new...hmmmm...this may be my next post...Am ever so anxious to see your next post...have a fabulous day with those tender little minds...love Rosie

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS photos!!!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Breathtaking beauty!!! I LOVE the window with the flowers...and so many more!
Have a beautiful day!
;-D Kathleen

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Serenity and the mysterious. This post embodies these marvelous things. Oh, I thank-you for such beauty. Blessings friend.

claudie said...

Guess what song is playing on your play list as I read this beautiful post? "Here it comes again, here comes the rain again" well, no rain here, but SNOW. Yes SNOW!! I can't believe it. Randy and I were sunbathing yesterday by our river, today it's snowing. C'est la vie.
Anita, I see that your birthday party is going on as long as mine lol
I'm hoping to feature my lovely PINK DAY with Mrs. Magpie next Sat. I just found out that Beverly, who started Pink Sat. was featured in the "Artful Blogging" magazine, so now I really should wait till the end of May for her big celebration. Oh listen to me for goodness sake's, worrying about a post.
I think those blue slippers would be just perfect for my feet when I enter your beautiful home Anita. Should I bring my pink peignoir? lol
Ok I really should be making some kind of dinner for the guys... and the fur babies.
Love this post and you.
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Christel Hutson said...

Dear Anita, I just wanted to pop in and say thank you for the inspiration! I have listed a little something, and mentioned you there, please come and visit when you have a free minute. XOXO Christel

Miss Sandra said...

Dearest Anita,
This is breathtakingly beautiful. Once again you've taken me on an enchanting journey into a world of dreams and loveliness..a fairytale where I feel like the princess and the earth my castle.
Hugs to you my dear!
Sandra

myletterstoemily said...

well, that took my breath away!

Desde my ventana said...

Good morning dear Anita,
I have a nice week,time is spring and the days are long and sunny.
And you,how are you??
Muchos besos
Cecilia

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Anita...I'm back again for some more pink bubbles!!! And to say how wonderful that you use basil every day in the spring and summer...I must try that, how tasty would every meal be with that herb!!! Bon Appetit and enjoy your dinner...nothing like a good appetite...Dzintra♥x

jonny said...

Incredible photos so striking.Gosh I love them all.The kitten with the pink flowering tree is a gorgeous shot. Have a lovely day. Sincerely Jonny

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

That was Heavenly Anita. It is always angelic on your blog- you have such a gift, I know I always say that. I can't wait to see your newest work! I can always find solice in your imagery and words!It's nice getting lost from reality for a special few minutes here!!!!!!!
xOxO deb

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Anita Sweetie...
What a beautiful and exquisite post you have shared with us. I love it. I love the pink bedroom. Yes I could sleep there peacefully. How absolutely exquisite it is.

Love the critters you have shared, the soothing colors to enjoy and the images you have shared have my imagination working overtime. I thank you sweetie for such a peaceful post.

I cannot wait to see what you have to share behind your doors. I know it will be fabulous and creative as you are both.

I will be waiting sweetie. I am trying to get back to all of my blogs. I am afraid the cold I thought I had, is something worse. I am going to the Dr. on Friday. If it is not bronchitis, I fear it may be pneumonia trying to pounce on me. My chest has been very heavy, but as I have been off for a week, I have to finish this week. Time waits for no one.

Take care sweet friend. I love stopping in for my Castles Crowns and Cottages dose of medicine.

Country hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, Anita ~ Your blog takes me away ... to enchanted lands, memories & moments of joys ... I so treasure these moments with you.

Have a lovely day.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sweet Anita,
Thank you for your kind and cheery words of encouragement I feel much better this pretty Wednesday morning.Yup...this is a new day...so what is on the agenda this lovely day for you?...I think I might take the dog for a walk and may be hit a nursery or two. My fella and I are landscaping and I need to tell him what I want for trees. I think a few ornamental blossom trees {Like the wonderland you have created on your site}...am pretty sure I want an all white and green color scheme...we have a creek feature that will run through so thought I might like a few "weeping trees" around the edge...do you have any favorites?
Hope your having a "Wonderful Wednesday"...sending happy thoughts your way...love rosie

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Dearest Anita, thank you so much for your wonderful comment last time. I know exactly what it's like to combine a full-time job and family life with making art AND blogging about it! People like us would need every week double - to be able to dive the creative ocean properly and bring up the pearls! All the more your posts are wonderful - for they offer sth. like a mini-vacation. Enjoy a wonderful evening of spring-sun and bird song, xx,M.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Oh my Goodness! What breathtaking photographs! I am an adorer of trees and will HAVE to find this book. Love the way you string photos and words together and your always-upbeat message. Can't wait to visit your abode. When?When?When? Thanks also for visiting me. It is such a joy to know your message is always waiting for me! Love and gratitude,
Kirsten

Val said...

j'aimerais m'assoir sur ce banc creusé dans un arbre,et me relier ainsi à Mère Nature si généreuse, comme nous le montre ces photos...Comme ce lieu de quiétude doit etre idéal pour méditer...
Val

Micki said...

The pics are wonderful! I never saw a white squirrel before!
Micki

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Very beautiful and beautiful pictures...
XOXO
frenchy

Rosie said...

Oh sweet Anita there are so many passions, we have in common... painting{watercolor},gardening, decorating...I love to sew and quilt, stain glass{not really any time for this one}...my favorite pass~time currently has been blogging, and connecting with so many tender hearted ladies, such as yourself...I truly enjoy finding tired, forgotten old pieces of furniture and breathing new life into each and every piece...Baking and cooking is up there too...you know, practically anything that allows me to create and then enjoy!

thank you so much for your e mail
{I am so honored}
rosieinthepatch@hotmail.com will end up at the store...I rarely email...just because I have little time...having said that, just mention on the blog, so I purposely check it :)
thank you so much for being my number 2 google friend...so dear

well must start supper...or at least fry onions so it smells like I have started...such a lovely visit...smile on Rosie

synnøve said...

Hello dear Anita,
Popping in to get my spirit uplifted from your oh...so wonderful post.... you really know how to pick the pictures!!!!
Finally I am starting to get head above water..most of my stuff has now finally found its place in my new home, in between what was here from before....
My room and my surroundings are more organized now, and so is my head :D
Dear you, I hope you are not so busy and tired now, have you had some rest?
Today I was at a job interview, and now I am just relaxing.... lovely!!! I will hopefully spend the rest of the day making some mini stuff for a swap and I am also trying to make something special for selling, either trough "Etsy" or at fairs. I love miniature fairs, the ambience and people are so special!!! I read in a comment about your trip to Paris? Eight weeks from now? Will that be around the 20 of June? Thats when the SIMP show in Paris take place!!
Have a peaceful and wonderful day Anita
XX
Synnøve :)

Dzintra said...

Dearest Anita...Seafood Stew with Basil...and that Basil Pesto Burger...and I just bought some Goat's Cheese today too...Thank you so much for that burger...just delicious and so 'basily'...Have a beautiful Friday sweet one...Dzintra♥x

Rosie said...

Good morning girlfriend,
I just wanted to send a Happy Thought your way...must race to the shop...quick hug...thanks...Rosie

synnøve said...

Dear Anita,
I must have misunderstood your answer in that comment.....o I am sorry for you not going to Paris, but visiting family can be a bliss too :D
The small items I am working on;
I wont be posting anything about them..I like it to be unique and not copied by anyone....it is not much yet, cause I haven't had time.... but I am getting there.
It is hard to come up with an unique idea when there are so many clever and talented people out there. At the same time, we learn and inspire each other...that's how this wonderful hobby evolves!!!
Of course you can have a sneak peak, but then I need another place to reach you with photos!!!
I hope you soon will experience some calm and inspiring days to let your ideas flow and come real...
Synnøve xx

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, I can't wait to step through that charmin' door into your world. Thanks for the elegantly written post. Ahhhh, I'm in my happy place now.....

God bless ya and have a beautiful day!!!

Charli and me said...

Such beauty here. Absolutely breath taking. I love the Wisteria. I have one back in my garden and it's so pretty when it blooms. I can't wait to see your upcoming posts. I hope you are having a fabulous week. I'm thinking you must be very busy with the school year coming to an end. Thank you for visiting me. Charli is sending you and your hubby hugs :>)

Irene said...

You are so original! Thank you for stopping by my vacation and my blog. I love reading yours!

skippinginthemeadow said...

thank you for your sweet message, you are so very kind and thoughtful.
this is a little flying visit as it's very late and i must sleep soon. i wouldn't be up now, only poor twinkle has been very restless following a visit to the dentist...she's very nervous of them, poor thing.

wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

i will pop by again soon xxx

hugs xxx

sumea

Rosie said...

Good Evening Sweet Girl,
Hope your Thursday was full of happy children and charming conversation.
Today was soo busy. Lots of lovely people. Thanks so much for your faithful encouragement...so appreciated...sweet dreams...Rosie

Violet said...

Hi Anita, I forgot to respond to your question, of course, I would be more than happy if you wanted to put something on your sidebar. I am honored!

Oh my goodness, how do you get so many comments?!?!?! You must be very well-loved and admired! You have so many friends! And rightly so.

~Violet

skippinginthemeadow said...

dearest anita
i am just whizzing over here for a sec. as am very busy with our beltine/may day preparations, but i shall be along again to talk with you later.
i absolutely adore you and your magical blog too.
i knew that you had an angelic goddesssy kind of aura and knowing you can play the harp just confirms that in my mind all the more.
also when i first saw your photo i thought that you reminded me somewhat of enya. do you know enya? i love her and her music very much.
i have been slowly drafting a post that i will put up in a week or two that is about myself, as i have been 'tagged' and in that i have said that i love the violin, cello and harp and i think the harp truly is my favourite instrument. oh, how i wish i could hear you play!
the poem/song i wrote on my post today i imagined accompanied by the sound of the celtic harp.
not only is the sound of the harp so very lovely but it is also such an aestheticaly beautiful instrument.
the more i hear about you too the more feel that we are soulmates.
do have a lovely and magical may day's eve xxx

warmest hugs and blessings xxx

sumea


ps i shall visit your friend patricia's blog soon, it sounds wonderful! :o)

skippinginthemeadow said...

oh you do have Enya on your playlist! sadly i missed that because the speaker on my computer is not working at present. i hope i can get it fixed soon.
have a lovely day with your young charges...teaching children is such a rewarding profession and you must be a most wonderful and magical teacher

a warm and happy day to you xxx

sumea

skippinginthemeadow said...

anita!!!!! you have given me the most scintillatingly brilliant idea! what a wonderful creative inspiration you and your fabulous, magical friends are!!
all will be revealed in the not too distant (i hope) future.....

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

skippinginthemeadow said...

ps. do you like jaqueline du pre?

skippinginthemeadow said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubkY4Ravcts

go listen dear one, i am sure you will fall in love with this beautiful soul.

(just copy and paste the link)

xoxoxoxox

skippinginthemeadow said...

ok, as i so bursting with it i'll let you know a little of my secret. (i will start work on it over the this may holiday). i have a second blog called 'hare in the meadow' at the moment it is just storing a few recipes and an egg painting tutorial and is just not doing it for me. so i am going to transfer the recipes etc. into pages acessable on my main blog and free up 'hare in the meadow' for what i am sure is it's true and magical purpose..i just knew it was destined for something fae and twinkly and special. it will become a home for all the fairy folk and their little furry friends in the meadow...they shall have there own blog! i am so excited to see what they will do with this opportunity to express themselves in blogland. oh yes, i am very excited!!!

ps i once had a darling rat friend (now an angel rat) called 'scallywag' he was so beautiful and intelligent. your sweet illustrations brought him back to mind. i am sure i could feel his little rat wings fluttering as he read from my shoulder.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

sumea

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh dear sweet Anita...yes we had a fun birthday, and with so many friends...I must have another pink bubbly now in sweet rememberance!!! Many many blessings to you, and have a wonderful fun weekend (and some pink bubbles)...Dzintra♥x

Rosie said...

Good morning sunshine,
This greeting, was my mothers all time favorite when I was a child...How are you my friend...I must say I love our morning chit~chat...I come away with a cheerful heart...ready to take on the day...I am looking forward, so very much, to your next post...it will definitely be spectacular...as is your style.
Hoping your day will continue to be a blessing... wishing you visions of lilacs and crabapple blossoms through out this blessed day, dearest... well, must depart, so will do it with a smile... Rosie

skippinginthemeadow said...

writing children's books! wait until you see my 'tagged' post, you will smile :o)
of course when i saw Rattus and Tea Rat i was completely charmed and thought 'why are you not publishing books?' because you should, you really should.

years ago a wrote stories for my children, the favourite of which was 'the medicine troll' i might serialise it once the new 'hare in the meadow' is lauched. oh, my goodness i am getting very little baking done today, my head is full of rats and mice and hares bless them. which reminds me, i must pay a visit to miss mousie very soon.
and i will visit all your and your friends magical places tonight and tomorrow, it can be a lovely part of my celebrations, i will bring tea and cakes for all.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

My oh my,
So many incredibly beautiful images to nourish the soul and delight the eye. Thank you, Sandi x

Jorgelina said...

Hello Anita!
I love the beautiful photos in your post.
Happy Birthday to you.
Soy muy feliz pasando a visitarte.
Hugs.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hello dear friend
Just had to stop in an soak up the beauty... I love the close up of the white horse... He is just magnificent.
I see the table is all set under the Wisteria.. Shall we sit and have a cup of tea?
Enjoy your weekend
Bisous,
Penny