Friday, January 9, 2015

Enjoying a ‘windy’ day!

It’s not nearly as cold here in Florida this week but we did have a blustery day so I stayed inside. Hubby went to the bagel shop for fresh bagels so life is good.

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AND I received my giveaway win from Betsy at My Salvaged Treasures. Thank you, Betsy!!!

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It’s a calendar by artist, Kirsty Elson featuring her driftwood houses and villages. Betsy wrote, “Kirsty is a multi talented artist who creates these amazing little driftwood houses, villages, and lighthouses from objects she finds along the beach near her home in Cornwall.”

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Isn’t it beautiful? And just my style!

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And look at the sky outside!

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I love looking UP…and looking ahead!

Do you have a favorite calendar for the new year?

38 comments:

Laurie M said...

what an amazing give away! Beautiful sky photos too, and fresh bagels, OH MY,,,,,,

Julie C said...

I love your calendar you won Diane. I had bagels for breakfast too today! Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend.
Hugs, Julie

Shug said...

Congratulations on you win....I enjoy seeing all the new calendars each year. There are some really good ones out there. It's pretty chilly here in East Texas. I like your attitude....looking Up and looking ahead.

Diane said...

I have seen her creations-- aren't they creative?? My calendar this year is barn shots. Probably the closest I'll get to the real thing!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is really interesting artwork in the calendar. I guess my favourite is the Old Farmers Almanac Gardening Calendar which I've bought the past 3 years. It has useful information on it. Enjoy the weekend! I hope it warms up for you.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a pretty calendar. I have a red leather bound daily planner that I use.

Joyce Mayer said...

Wonderful calendar. We have one with birds and a description of each.

Stay warm and don't get caught up in the wind, you could land in WNC. Giggle.

Have a wonderful weekend.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lucky you - that is a wonderful calendar - and a great idea. I don't have a calendar so far this year. I make one for Don's office every year featuring my photographs but I don't have one for myself. Last year our grandson Ben made a calendar of pictures he took of their cat - I was kind of hoping for another one this year.

We are having chilly weather and rain is on its way. Time to dig out those doll patterns and try some new clothes for the girls.

Beca said...

It's always exciting getting a package in the mail. Your calendar is something special. Very nice indeed! Enjoy your bagels!
xx Beca

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You are so welcome Diane. I love her creations and the next best thing to having one of my own will be to enjoy a new picture each month.

ann said...

Cool calendar. No, I do have a fav. I just use the free ones picked up at the feed store and the one that a real-estate guy sends out every year. LOL. You will enjoy yours and the photos will probably become savers.

Christine said...

Oh that is a pretty calendar! I love looking up too!
Happy weekend!

Ariadne said...

I love Kirsty Elson's work, congratulations for a wonderful win!AriadnefromGreece!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The calendar is gorgeous you lucky girl!! Love her art and now I just might have to buy a set of her cards or her calendar for framing later! I have a Calendar this year with a lovely French theme!
hugs,
Linda

Art and Sand said...

I have a hanging metal calendar we use - each number is a magnet. I love the quirkiness of it,

TexWisGirl said...

adorable calendar! so creative!

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful calendar! I have not found my new one yet hopefully I will this weekend!

Stephanie said...

Hello dear friend! The giveaway you won is simply wonderful and yes, so you :)

Happy weekend! Hugs!

Primitive Stars said...

Love the calendar, congrats on the win. Beautiful sky, looks so pretty.Blessings Francine.

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane,
Love your sky photos always! We have some blue in the sky today but we also had some snow this morning, maybe a couple inches, so it's mostly cloudy. Still cold. My daughter and her husband landed in Florida this morning! Wish I was there! You won another giveaway--I think you win them all my friend!
xo
Linda

Vee said...

Not yet! Glad that you are enjoying yours.

Susie said...

Diane, I still do not have my desk calendar. I need it, I write every thing on it. I turned free calendars, now I wish I had one. LOL. It's been too nasty and cold to go anywhere to shop this past week. I am glad you are having nice weather. I do like that new calendar, lucky you. :):) Blessings for a great weekend. xoxo,Susie

Linda Kay said...

That is truly a lovely calendar, so congratulations on your win. My favorite calendar for this year is the family calendar I create in Shutterfly for the whole family.

Kathy said...

LOL, I have NO calendar for the New Year because I bought one and can't remember where I stashed it!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Lovely calendar Diane! I always make a calendar for us each year from some of the amazing free printables that folks share on the 'net, fun to do and then you can add in your own family birthdays and holidays. Hope you enjoyed the bagels and batten down the hatches, hope you don't get blown away!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Bagels yum! It IS a little chilly for Florida right now isn't it? But we got outside and walked anyway and just like your part of the state, the sky was beautiful! Were pretty lucky aren't we!

Mrs R said...

Diane, what interesting pictures with drift wood.

I have a Simplicity calendar this year. Hopefully I can stay focused! :-)

Maggie Ann said...

I don't have a favorite calender for the year yet. I like scenery with a Bible verse....or something small a magnet will hold to my frig. I liked what you said...hubby went for bagels so life is good....isn't it true....little things bring the sun out on ordinary days....then again, is any day ordinary? hugs, Maggie =)

Arlene Grimm said...

Bagels are the perfect fuel on a cold day!! Love the calendar too...she is a talented artist as are you Diane.

Brenda said...

My daughter bought a I Love Lucy calendar which I want to steal because I love Lucy!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a beautiful calendar, Diane! I love that look. My favorite is the one shown on my blog last week, from our local feed store. I like the animal photos and large spaces to write stuff!

It's sunny here today, though cold. Glad you're having a nice weekend.

xo

Montanagirl said...

That's a wonderful calendar - lucky you!! I always like a Horse Calendar for each new year.

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous calendar. I love the idea of creating from the flotsam and jetsam that drifts up onto the beach. There's a lot of it around here!
My favorite calendar is one made for me by my daughter, featuring one of my darling granddaughters!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I saw you had won on Betsy's blog and knew you were the perfect recipient!!! Congratulations

Carol

ps: I havent really even noticed the cold....

cynthia lee designs said...

Congrats on winning the beautiful calendar!! It has been really cold here...with wind chills of -17 to -25 degrees!! It got up to 17 degrees today...so we finally went out to run some errands. I'm ready for Spring!! LOL...
hugs,
Cindy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

how pretty these are and glad that you are feeling better ( latest post )

HIKING? Ha ha it's been so cold here that just hiking to the car is a misery : )

Marie said...

Congratulations on your win! What a treat to have a calendar of these wonderful works of salvaged art! The artists is very talented!

Red Rose Alley said...

What an interesting calendar and a talented artist.

Your skies are filled with wonder, Diane.

~Sheri