Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Do you SEE? I mean really SEE what I SEE?

Or what I don’t SEE?


(photo from last winter)


(photo from last Christmas)



Do you ever have something for so long that you quit seeing it?

I live with things out of place or not finished in my house all the time. We have so many unfinished projects! But today I saw something I could fix! heehee!

I bought this mirror with shells glued on the frame a long time ago.

I’ve shown it to you several times!

But did you notice there were a few shells missing?


I finally sat down with some glue and pretty shells and fixed it!



And I also glued tiny shells around this little fairy that I bought at the thrift store.


I still need to put a special shell on her headband.


Ask me later if I finished it!


Please! heehee!

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Della said...

I forget things like this, too! I'm so glad you finished your mirror :) It is so very pretty, and the shells you added are the perfect finishing touch. It will be even more special to you now!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The girl with the sea shells is so sweet!
Oh..you were missing a sea shell..why..I could hardly SEE it! :)

cucki said...

the mirror is really very pretty..and i love the little fairy so much too..
big hugs x

maddyrose said...

I think many of us see small things that need doing and are surprised how little time it takes to do them when we actually get around to it. The repair to the mirror and the addition of the shells to the little fairy are wonderful touches that make a big difference. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

So, did you finish the fairy's headband? Giggle.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Prudence ♥

Hi Wendy,

Are you going to send me a Christmas picture of you so I can put it on my Blog sidebar? Hugs &
Happy Turkey Day.

Vee said...

Very pretty fixes and the little lavender fairy is beautiful in her shell garden. So does she have her headband yet? I noticed in spring that you were using a bit of Christmas to the left of the photo. I always have a little Christmas around all year through.

Catherine Holman said...

Very pretty and I love your red quilts!

Shelia said...

I love these little shell pieces and so glad you could mend that little box. That quilt is gorgeous. I'm wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

JuanitaTortilla said...

I didn't see what you don't see until you pointed it out :D

You kind of like shells, don't you :D

Musings from Kim K. said...

I imagine you have quite the special collection of shells for your special projects. Happy creating!

Anonymous said...

I just love your shell themed rooms, I glued the shells you sent me to my bathroom mirror!

Susan said...

Oh, we have that in common...so many unfinished projects!! I bought paint for family room/kitchen that still stares at me on the floor; you've inspired me that I might just get it done before Christmas...yeah, right!!

Smalltowngiggles said...


Unknown said...

Awww, the fairy is so sweet.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I do that! Something is there for so long I don't really SEE it! Glad you fixed the mirror, now finish the fairy! Hugs, Linda

RURAL magazine said...

Getting those unfinished projects done is a real stress buster...how many times do you walk past something and say, gotta do that...
Now you don't.

Great job.


Leave It To Davis said...

I adore the shells around the fairy!!! I have lots of projects that I start and never finish...like replacing the shelf paper in my cupboards. Someday....sigh.

Unknown said...

Absolutely adorable! That fairy is the cutest! I just finished some of mine that had been bothering me!
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

Love the shell fairy!!

joyh82 said...

so pretty! I love the little fairy. Glad you fix the tray. I hope you and your Family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

That is funny and yes, I see things out of place, or missing a lot around here, just too tired most of the time to pay attention;') Your mirror and little fairy did turn out pretty!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I like the shells around the fairy - very nice touch. Happy Thanksgiving!

NanaDiana said...

Diane- That is a good job done...and for your info, I never noticed the missing shells. Your little figurine is really cute. A shell on her hair will be the perfect finishing touch- xo Diana

Cameron said...

Yes, I'm guilty of letting those "not quite finished" projects become part of the permanent decor, too. In fact, we have now been in our house 2 years, and the bajillion holes left by the previous owners from removing their flat screen tv are still there staring me in the face everyday....haha!

The mirror looks wonderful....and it's amazing what a little spruce up can do to a thrifty figurine :)

Trace4J said...

I so love all your beautiful shells.
I have so many things I wanna do but forget or just not enough time in the day.
Happy Thanksgiving Friend
Woolie Love


Shirley said...

You did a wonderful job!! I am sending my thanks for your sweet friendship over the years..sending a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Mary said...

Happy Thanksgiving. M

SImple and Serene Living said...

I was so busy looking at everything else, I didn't even notice the missing shells. Maybe I need to clean off my glasses :)

Chenille Cottage said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Diane!
What a fun post. Having grown up on the Oregon Coast I am drawn to shells...shells...shells! I love beachcombing for hours and always am thrilled with the tiny treasures that God has planted in the sea. God doesn't miss a beat! No matter where we are we see His artistic fingerprints.
Oh...My goodness! I love your pretty red quilt. It makes your lanai come alive with Christmasey appeal.
Blessings, my sweet friend.
Carolynn xo

GardenOfDaisies said...

I didn't see the missing shell, because the background was the same color as the surrounding shells.
I'm sure I have stopped seeing many of the imperfections here at my house, because they sit there for so long... I used to keep a list, and then the list got too long and depressing... I mean really, to keep a list of every little thing that was wrong and needed to be fixed? Who does that? ;-) (besides me)

Unknown said...

I just love that cute little fairy. I would have never noticed the missing shells..

Happy Thanksgiving.

Danielle said...

Stopping by to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Susan Marlene said...

Very pretty... There is just something so beautiful about seashells!! :)