Monday, January 18, 2016

Beautiful Mosaic

I love spending time in our lanai in the winter months.

 

And it's nice to have so many of my favorite things close by to enjoy.

 

My new little fairy (a gift from my sister) is on the coffee table in front of me, along with favorite things I've collected over the years. The pretty Abalone shell was a gift from Betsy at My Salvaged Treasures.

 

And this week I found this precious set of Lefton lambs at the thrift store, so I put them on the table at the end of the sofa. (that's where I'm sitting as I write, with my net book in my lap...on the sofa, not the end table)

It doesn't cost a lot to surround ourselves with beautiful things, whether it's a thrift find, a gift or something you've made. And what a difference it can make in our moods.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

43 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, you have some pretty treasures for your lanai. I love all the shells and the cute lambs. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh I do like this ... and so agree it's great to have your favourite things around, can't they bring some great memories too!

All the best Jan

cucki said...

I love it too...it's so sweet to have your favourite things around...
So beautiful xxx

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Lovely, pretty treasures, Diane!
This post makes the reader smile happily.
Have a great new week ahead!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love those darling little lambs. It's important to surround ourselves with sweet, beautiful things, especially in the cold dark winter months. Oh, wait... that's just here in Wisconsin. :-)) Have a wonderful day, Friend. xo

Joyce Mayer said...

The lambs are precious. It's a cozy day and great to stay indoors while the bitter cold wind sings its woeful song and dances through the trees. Yes, surrounding ourselves with our treasures is always so comforting.

Happy Monday.

helmiriitta 10 said...

Little treasures make the day!

Connie said...

These are the things that make the difference between a house and a home. Being surrounded by the things that you love :)
Have a wonderful day.
Connie :)

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

I totally agree with you as well as with all the other comments: being surrounded by things we love is the best. It makes us not only feel safe but happy.
Take good care of yourself and thanks for sharing your treasures with us,
Arlette

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The little lambs are so cute! I too surround myself with little pretties that make me so happy! It doesn't cost much at all.
hugs,
Linda

PatC - All is Bright said...

I love the lambs! As usual you have such pretty things. As long as they make you happy that's what counts my friend. Have a beautiful week.

sweet hugs,
Pat

Patti said...

EVERYTHING is so pretty! I do love your little fairy and lambies. Your shell creations are just gorgeous. I can see why you love your Lanai room so much. I would too!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So good to hear that you're enjoying all your precious treasures including the jeweled abalone shell. Such a pretty mosaic!!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Pretty treasures.

Diane said...

You're right-- pretty things do make a difference. Very sweet!

DeniseinVA said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty decorations :) Have a great week!

Donna said...

What an adorable fairy and precious lambs!

Donna Donabella@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The lambs are adorable! I'm enjoying our Florida room too on these chilly ( for Florida) mornings ... The sun feels so good.

Nancy's Notes said...

What precious treasures!!

Hugs,
Nancy

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I too feel just like you do! Having our sweet treasures around us, bring us comfort and joy!
xo
Jemma

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, I love all your treasures, those lambs are so sweet.Blessings Francine.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your little fairy is so cute, Diane. You are surrounded with a lot of special treasures that you can look at each day. Those three little lambs are darling. And the abalone shell is soooo pretty.

Enjoy the week, and your home. :)

~Sheri

BeachGypsy said...

Saw the tornadoes. You are not near Sarasota are you? Let me know yall are ok when you cas ok? Thanx

Linda H said...

Oh I love all your shells. Such a nice collection! The little lambs are so sweet too... :)

Happy@Home said...

Your little treasures are all so pretty. The little fairy is so sweet. Also love your Lefton lambs. I always think I've found a treasure if it has a Lefton sticker on the bottom.

laurie said...

what beautiful treasures you find on your adventures! The lambs are so sweet,, I always admire your shells, I have the shells you sent me in a memory box, I treasure them,,

Carla from The River said...

Hello Friend,
I agree, having the treasures we love around us makes us smile.
I love all your sea shells. They make me smile.
Carla

Gina said...

Diane, such lovely treasures. My favorite are the little lambs! I think it's time to visit the thrift store!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, lovely treasures. I feel just the same. How special it is to have the things we love around us. Lovely sweet lambs. Just the cutest. Have a great week sweet friend. xo

Vee said...

Those three little lambs are darling! Just came from Martha Ellen's where she is making felted sheep so I have met a lot of sheep today.

Carol Z said...

I've got shells around me, too. They remind me of a great beach vacations, including one at Sanibel Island. We're in the cold part of the winter now and I so enjoy looking at life on your lanai. Take good care!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I love little treasures like these whether a gift or a find! Some have such precious memories - some were in need of new homes and someone to love them again. Your shell mosaic is gorgeous! I've always been in love with them - treasures of the sea. Beautiful gifts that God rolls up on the shore for us. Wishing you a glorious New Year filled with many blessings! Edie & Marie

Debby Ray said...

You are so right...it just does something to our spirits to be surrounded by our favorite things...and yours are certainly lovely, Diane! Enjoy your week!

Jan said...

Hi Diane, Yep its me. hahaha. Just lost touch with reality and have to get back to the more important life of creating and blogging. Hope to chat soon. Just getting it all together again.
So good to hear from you..

Jeannie Marie said...

I love Lefton items! They are always so sweet. It's been so chilly here, I've not spent any time on my patio since returning from the frozen north. But I do have plans for redecorating it after I rescreen it. First...to find a person to do that!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Do you think it's our age group Diane? I like little pretties around too to look at and create little groupings but neither of our daughters have much, if anything. I think they probably won't want my treasures but hope they find a good home when I'm gone.

cynthia lee designs said...

Those little lambs are so sweet!! Did you guys get some bad weather down that way? We are getting more Snow tomorrow and bitter temperatures.
hugs,
Cindy

Jeannie Marie said...

That was funny! We both were visiting each others blogs at the same time!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh such sweet memories and the cutest little lambs. I love having fun things around, especially if they have memories attached to them. Your winters are so wonderful - I'm glad you are enjoying yourself so much. We have warmer weather now - in the low to mid 50s and some rain - perfect PNW winter weather - I baked today and made a casserole for dinner - ahhhh winter. Happy week my dear friend.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very sweet little pretties you have there, Diane! They certainly would make me smile every day! Enjoy your lovely afternoons on the Lanai! Hugs xo Karen

Anne Payne said...

I have a lot of shells around me now that we live on the beach. I've filled glass jars and a 'treasure' box with fun finds. Love your sweet little lambs!

podso said...

I agree with you. I love the back story to my things--whether its a family heirloom or a bargain from a thrift shop. Cute little lambs!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

ah those little lambs are just darling!