Wednesday, April 14, 2010

“Wednesday Wee Ones” How does your garden grow?

It’s beautiful here in the mountains of North Carolina! The temps have been perfect and everything has blossomed in one week.

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I’ve had a chance to visit the library and some of my favorite thrift stores and I’ve added to my vintage ‘school books’ collection. I love this stack of books and feel nostalgic looking through the pages, reading the stories and viewing the beautiful illustrations.

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A few dollies in the condo….

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a few books……

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and a bouquet of flowers!

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How does your garden grow?

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Has anyone else made a crochet rose? Thanks to Jan at Rose Haven for sending me a few more patterns!

We ate at Blue Sky Cafe today and I had my favorite turkey sandwich…and their incredible Sweet Potato Fries…OH MY!  Have you ever had those? Hubby had a turkey wrap and black beans with rice. So yummy! It was so good I forgot to take photos! lol !

Enjoy your day! Have FUN and take time to PLAY! ; )

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25 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Isn't this weather wonderful? A few days ago I bought a lilac bush at BB Barnes and planted it. It has a few flowers on it and they smell wonderful!

Today, I am planting a Meyer Lemon Tree in a pot, so that we can bring it inside during the winter.
Hugs,
Penny

GardenofDaisies said...

OH it truly is beautiful with all the trees there in North Carolina. Your forsythia looks gorgeous! Love all your sweet children's books! And those little mice.... sooo cute!!! I love all your pretty crocheted flowers! I have been trying to teach myself to crochet during spare moments here and there (not very many spare moments) I think I have finally mastered single crochet and am ready to move to the next step. I am the proud maker of one very find square patch... which will be a dish cloth I guess. LOL! What else does one do with this practice pieces? One of these days I will work my way up to flowers, but I might need to learn how to do a few more stitches first. :-)

Eileen said...

I crochet but have yet to try a rose. I'm going to have to try making some.

When I took a look at your photo of vintage school books, the one that jumped out at me was "Down The River Road". I remember reading that in school! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. :0)

Our forsythia bloom in February, so they have long since gone by. Yours look lovely!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I also have a large collection of children's books which I enjoy --especially if they have beautiful illustrations.
MY favorite illustrator is Eloise Wilkins. I love her sweet faced children.

Your dolls are so expressive! like how their hands look so real.

I also like your pretty crochet flowers. They can be used in so many ways.

Have a wonderdul day!

♥ Pat

Catherine Holman said...

I've been busy crocheting too. My daught,sister in law, and I get together every other Wednesday evening and have craft night. We've been crocheting every time and I've made two pairs of slippers and this last pair has a flower on the top. Your flowers are beautiful!
Hugs,
Cathie

Jerri said...

I love your book collection - Anne Of Green Gables, Dr. Seuss....I remember learning from the Dick & Jane series....
Your flowers are beautiful. I have a few knitted ones that are coming along very well. I am going to sew them onto my knitted scarves......

Jerri

jenjen said...

Fun books! And it is so pretty there. The buds are just starting to grow on our trees. I can't wait to see blossoms!

It sounds like you had a wonderful day - I am so glad!

XOOX
jen

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane,
Love your vintage book collection and the dolls in their various displays. Too cute.
The weather there sounds perfect for a glorious Spring day. Love the crocheted flowers. Jan has some wonderful patterns!! I need to learn to make those too. In my spare time. LOL
Hope you have a extra special weekend too.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, it is looking so beautiful there!

Your vintage scholl books are awesome. I love old books like these. I have a few and love to spend time with my 2 year old reading them.

those crocheted roses are so beautiful! I never learned to crochet and so wish I would have paid attention to my mom when she tried to show me!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love your dolls and toys so much! And...you display them so beautifully.
No, I have never made a crocheted rose but I used to want to. Now I don't crochet anymore... :( Yours are lovely!!
Hugs,
Mona

Shelley said...

I love everything about this post...your crocheted roses are so sweet and cottagey...love them and the dolls and the books...well,as I said I love everything..smile...blessings

Debbie said...

I need to pick up my crochet hook again and try these out...but the weather is so lovely it is hard to find the time to stay put long enough to do that....next rainy day.
I to collect "old" childrens books...in fact...many that I have are the one's from my childhood...dolls too.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers:)
Debbie

Juanita Tortilla said...

Hi Diane,

you've been fortunate to be able to soak in such lovely weather. It's been nothing but cold and grey, wet days here.

I hope the little bits of jewellery that you've ordered arrive you soon... I had them sent out the morning right after your purchase.
It does take a while for mail to get across from Switzerland to the USA. Please let me know when you do receive them.

Thanks so much!
Juanita

kim said...

You have some great vintage pieces. Love the mountains photo. I love the NC mountains. We visit quite often since it is just a two hour drive. I love sweet potato fries and have made them.

Jacqueline said...

Happy Thursday to you and hubby Diane! I love reading about your adventures and no I have not had those fries but how yummy they sound.
My garden is growing right now on Jelly Bean Island and you are right there with me and 250 gnomes! I have jelly bean tree's in my garden!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, such sweet pictures. I love the vintage books....I love any kind of books.

Are you coming back to Florida?

Barb ♥

Cozy Little House said...

Love your sweet bouquet of flowers! You know, I've never had sweet potato fries. But they're opening up a restaurant here that's serving them. So I shall give them a try!
Brenda

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Oh I just love the old school books...I have a small collection of those too! I taught my kids to read with the old "Dick and Jane" books!

Itch2stitch.com said...

It looks beautiful where you are. I wish I could crochet! Love those roses! suzie xx

Vee said...

Your crocheted roses are so darling. What a great job! And I so want to sit down and read the primers. I love those things and always have. I'm sure that there are wonderful stories in them.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Oooh...your weather does look fabulous! What a gorgeous photo! We are finally having nicer weather here in Colorado...I have had spring fever sooo bad! Hehe!

Well my friend, I'm with you...I just love old books!!! I always enjoy looking at your doll collection...these two sure are precious!!! I love that fuzzy gray striped sweater on your first doll! I also really enjoyed your vignettes that you created in displaying these pretty dolls! Thank you for sharing them with us!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my "Springtime" tablescape...enjoyed our visit and your sweet note, my friend! Thank you!!!

Have a fabulous Friday!
Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Annalisa said...

Hi, what a nice post!
It is always comforting and happy to see you publishing your wednesday wee ones! I like it very much!
Nice books, they are a treasure!
love,
Annalisa

My Grama's Soul said...

It is certainly beautiful where you are right now!!!!

I HAVE had sweet potato fries.....they are addictive.

Have a great weekend.

Jo

KarenHarveyCox said...

I just love those dolls, and those vintage books. My sister can crochet, and she creates rosettes now with felting too. There is a cute little place on Lake Champlain that sells sweet potato fries, in Burlington, Vermont. I was introduced to them by my mom.

Have a lovely weekend.

Karen

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Diane! I love your crochet flowers! You've done a beautiful job. I like your book collection, too. I am hoping you have a nice weekend! Twyla