Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Just a little fun around the house!

I take photos of just about everything now that I’m a blogger! So here are a few from the past few days in no particular order! Just a few of the fun happenings at the Lavender Cottage!


I ordered some bracelets from Shanti and even the package was FUN!


Visit her Etsy store HERE if you want some cute jewelry hand made by Shanti!


They looked pretty all gift wrapped.


I only opened one of them (so far) ! I’m saving them for a special occasion! I’m funny like that!


But here’s how I looked with my ID bracelet on that says, U CAN DREAM 4 EVER !


I’ll show a close up of my necklace, too! My girlfriend, Della made this shell necklace for me! Isn’t it perfect!


Visit her Etsy store, Del’s Shells HERE!!!

I had a visitor in my doll room a few days ago.


My best friend’s granddaughter came to see my dolls. She has Chip or Dale on her head…I’ve forgotten which! heehee!


I gave her a little bunny and she made me a sweet Thank You card. It made my day just to have her visit!

And since this is a hodgepodge of subjects…

Do you think a yellow diet is good for you? I didn’t mean to serve everything in the yellow family last night but when I realized I had….I took a photo to share! Grilled hamburgers with cheddar cheese, grilled crookneck squash, grilled onion slices and yellow corn!


My giveaway is still going on for a few more days!

Enter HERE !

And please visit Diane’s Dream Designs and let me know what you think of my latest venture! And a special thanks to everyone who ordered this week!

Everything is IN THE MAIL! ♥♥♥


Anonymous said...

sounds wonderful. the jewelry is beautiful.I think your creations are wonderful.
Nice to have a little girl to visit she must have been in heaven!

Cozy Little House said...

Diane, you look fantastic! Whatever you cook, it must agree with you.

Ann said...

Diane, You have on sandals and I have on 2 pairs of socks! Sorry...I got sidetracked, you were pointing out your bracelet and necklace, both of which I really like. I like ordering online too, it's fun to get the packages in the mail and savor opening them.

Your little friend has on Dale. Someone once told me to remember it like this - Chip (as in chocolate chip brown) not that it really matters!!! Just in case you ever need that useless information in a trivia contest.


labbie1 said...

What a cute necklace and bracelet.

I looks like you had fun with your young visitor and I am sure she will treasure the bunny! :)

Yellow is really sunny and fun! Cheeseburgers--yum!

DearHelenHartman said...

Your dinner is making my stomach growl. It all looks good. So many fun photos, it's always a joy to come over here to visit.

Vee said...

Great package that announces there are fun things inside. Did she insure that? Ha!

NanaDiana said...

I love a hodgepodge of things! It's fun. Great pieces you recieved. Gotta love a yellow meal-All that's missing is lemon jello for desert!;>) xo Diana

Marydon said...

Should have eaten lunch before I cam eover here, Diane. Looks deelish!

Love your gorgeous jewelry ... & that wee visitor is adorable. What a sweet TY.

Have a great eve ~

Della said...

That is a sweet bracelet, and perfect for you!

I see you are wearing your jewel box shell (aka spiny oyster)! It really stands out against your blue top.

I bet your little visitor was a total delight, and I also bet she loves your dolls!

Your yellow dinner looks great, too. I'm coming over! Hahaa!

Big Hugs!

Kim K. said...

What fun jewelery. Your dinner looks especially yummy. We grilled last night too. I guess our orange sweet potatoes matched our hamburgers (somewhat). How nice that you had little visitor come to your doll room. I'm sure she enjoyed seeing all your special dolls. Have a great week!

It's me said...

It is so beautiful your new necklace...you look great !!...love from me.....xxx...

Anonymous said...

No. #8 Eyelet Ribbons! Boy, was that a hard choice to make, deciding between your # 6 Vintage Frills, and your # 8, but I'm goin' with the # 8!

Debbiedoo's said...

You look Fab there my friend. That burger and onion looked delish too! Cute bling!

Anonymous said...


This is my first visit to your blog. I found it while visiting a friend's blog.

I've a Lavender Tea Cottage and like to dream as well. My post today has a dream theme! :)



Linda Young said...

So sweet to share your dolls with a little girl. She must have been delighted! I used to make porcelain dolls, when my children were little.
I like your clever lighthouse wall painting!
You are funny! Sometimes dinner turns out monochromatic! It's all good and tasty!
I like your positive attitude! I am your newest follower. Be blessed! Linda

Brenda said...

Your 'yellow' diet looks delicious! I've done that before, accidentally serving all one color and not realizing 'til it's all served up.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Diane:
Your posts are always fun and upbeat.
You must have had sunshine on your mind for dinner!

Terra said...

This is a fun post, with your doll room, yellow food, pretty shell necklace and the lovely bracelet and packaging too.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well, I am no expert, Diane, but since I love everything on the plate you served..I would say YES, it is all good for you! Wow! Double yes!!

Your friends little granddaughter looks like she is a bit in heaven. What little girl wouldn't be with all those dollies to look at. ~~~~looove those dollies!~~ :)

LDH said...

I know I would enjoy your yellow diet! :) Such a sweet doll collection. You must delight little and big girls with all of those pretty ones.

Lots of exciting shares in your post. I like hodgepodge!

Shelley said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures..enjoyed them. Also,thank you so much for the card and very sweet raggedy bookmarks. That little note made my day...blessings dear Diane.

Diane Writes said...

Oh my, a lot of goodies around the house. I love everything name mate! :) Wishing you a great day ahead!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane

Your yellow meal is full of mnay thinsg i love, so I would enjoy it :)

I love your new purchaes and I htink it's so sweet your friend's grnaddaughter came over to visit your dolls.

Thanks so much for your snail mail! I received it yesterday and it put a well needed smile on my face! I love the pretty bookmark, and the bible passage on your stationery is among my favorites. I'll be writing back soon!



Marina said...

Diane, it's so cute (the package) and all the craft work! I would have some of your yellow meal: corn and squash look very appetizing!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Thats a GREAT picture of you and I like the new bracelet. I LOVE Della's jewelry and have a couple of her things myself. Her necklace is beautiful.

Mama Zen said...

That bracelet is so cute!

Ginger Zuck said...

Love all your goodies. Fun, fun, fun. I bet your little visitor had a good time in that doll room? Dinner looked very tasty!

jeanetteann said...

I thought it was just what I would do,serve all one colour LOL. Probably tasted just as good,hey
Nice jewelery and lovely photo of you too.
Thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet comments. I think it's lovely of you to watch out for a Black Beauty book, I don't mind when it was from really. It's just a little of my Childhood memories slipping into my mind this week when I was cleaning out some cupboards and found my ABC book.
x hugs jeanetteann

Cameron said...

It's always so fun to get packages that were wrapped with extra care and thought!
Love your new items....and wow, a whole room for dolls?! Amazing :D
I bet that little girl was in Heaven!

That dinner looks good to me.....maybe make a different all 1 color meal all week? My daughter would love that...haha!

Kasia said...

Look at all the goodies!!! I hope youre having fun!


Fida Bosu said...

Lovely pics!! btw your best friend's granddaughter has Dale on her head.. Dale has a big red nose and his two prominent buck teeth exposed while Chip has a small black nose (it looks a bit like a chocolate "Chip" as a way to help people remember who is who) and two centered protruding teeth.. hehe..

Trace4J said...

Oh my you have alot of beautiful dolls.What a lucky girl our pretty Friend.
Hugs to you


Blooming Rose Musings said...

You look fantastic. Your new necklace and bracelet are wonderful.
I think your yellow dinner looks delicious and it's making me hungry.
Your little friend is totally enjoying your doll room...who wouldn't? It's great!
Enjoy your day!

Cranberry Morning said...

The jewelry is beautiful - and the packaging so cute! so fun!♥

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your necklace and bracelet both are just gorgeous!!

ImSoVintage said...

What fun packaging. Love your yellow dinner :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, What fabulous handmade jewelry. You look beautiful wearing your new pieces. How fun to have a little visitor to see your dolls. She looked so cute standing among them all.
Your all yellow meal looks so yummy. I am sure it is good for you too.
Love all your designs too. You have been busy my friend.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

One certainly looks at every opportunity to take a photo as a possible blog post :)