This beautiful German Bible is a family heirloom and is so pretty! I only wish I could recall the German I learned while in school in order to be able to read it! As I understand it, my Grandfather was orphaned as a boy and when he left his home, this was what he took with him. It's dated 1862 and I'm so thankful to have it. I love spending time reading my Bible and I like to think someone in my family enjoyed reading this one at one time. I thought this was a perfect picture for Easter weekend as it depicts Christ on the cross. I hope you are having or had a wonderful Easter!
And because one of the photography groups I'm in, "Colors of 2013 with Eva Ricci Studio" has green as this months theme color. I also have a great friend who may be shopping soon where I purchased this mug and saucer and she requested a photo in order to get me another one. I just LOVE it! The birdie is the perfect thumb rest, the cup size is great for tea and the saucer is in the shape of a chic. Too cute! After purchasing it a couple of weeks ago and loving it so, I knew I needed another. Here it's full of Almond Amaretto Green Tea which was also purchased on that shopping trip. The quilt was my Grandma and Grandpa's. With the theme being green this month, I wanted to incorporate this heirloom into one of my photos somehow. The cookies were a nice little treat given to us at work which were purchased at a local European style bakery.
Whether you celebrate St. Patrick's Day or not, I hope you have a great weekend and St. Patrick's Day!
I finally got around to documenting my favorite shoes my daughter wore before we pass them on to her Cousin. I just wish they came in my size! I'll never forget her little feet in these. Ok, not so so little anymore.
My husband's beautiful Grandma passed away yesterday which is when I edited this photo. I had her journey into heaven in mind with the colors and bokeh. I kept thinking of her being here on earth and in a way growing out of her earthly shoes and into the glorious state God has for her now. Her journey here has ended but her beauty, fun spirit and loving nature will live in our hearts until we can join her. She absolutely loved the Lord and for that reason, I am thrilled to know that I will see her again, that she is without a doubt in heaven and that I have another advocate "behind the scenes" and waiting to welcome my family home when it's our time to join the Lord. As they say, "it's not what you know but who you know" and I have a wonderful person who loves my family with amazing connections.
We are so blessed to have known such a great woman and now she's blessed beyond comprehension.
I am so very tired of the cold and snow here that I just had to grab an old image and bring it to life today. I'm calling it Willow in honor of a beautifully kind woman who has rescued a horse named Willow, given all of her love to her during her difficult ongoing recovery and is now heartbroke that her beauty of a horse was just taken to have surgery to see if she can be saved and recover from a broken leg. This image reminds me of the softness and beauty of the person caring for Willow and how beautiful and sweet Willow is.
Two beautiful souls ~
What a great opportunity to share with the ones we care about just how much we love them. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! xxx ooo
Can you really have too much chocolate? I'm such a chocolate hound and looking at pretty candy is just as fun as eating it! MMMMMM&MMMMM's
I love anything hearts, pastel and Valentine's Day. This is one of three vintage jars I acquired at an antique show this winter. They say cinnamon, baking soda and the baking powder. I loved them when I saw them.
I guess it's about that time to put the Christmas ornments away for the year. The snowman ornament reminds me of my husband and I. I bought it a couple years ago and just love the old world feel of it and how cute they are together. Then the girls and I saw birds not too long ago in our back yard (which is rare this time of year) and decided we would make these cute bird food ornaments for our outside trees in case more flew by. We made this tree, an angel, a star, snowflakes, a mitten and candy cane. They are the cutest things but we haven't had any birds since then to eat them. Hopefully they will still be good when they do. If not, I have quite the collection of cookie cutters to make more. Butterflies, bunnies and flowers will be the next shapes to adorn our outdoor trees and feed the birds.