Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Profusion of Pink.....Lilies




Oh, slow down the fast beating of my heart!  

There is a display of pink lilies in front of a grand old New England Inn, The Red Lion, located in a town called Stockbridge in Massacusetts.

Now I've posted about the Red Lion many times before, in all seasons,  because it's such a glorious place.

Such as here, here, and here.


But once again I've seen the sea of pink lilies in front of it. 

Posted about them once before here.

Ohhhhhh, so lovely.  Lilies are divine!  Pink  lilies simply enchant.


There are no words to describe such an incredible display of loveliness! 

DO YOU LOVE LILIES? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLORED LILY?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Marvelous Mermaid Cake



One of  my nieces is fabulously talented when it comes to cake decorating.

When one of her little nieces turned seven recently, she drew a picture of a mermaid in water.


That was the model for her birthday cake!

My niece, Amy, used deep colored frosting tint and her own incredible imagination to create a real mermaid marvel!


There were bubbles, jelly fish and even a crab, all in frosting, too!


Missy Mermaid, who graced the top of the cake, had scales and even a tiny belly button!


Even the inside of the cake had different shades of  "blue  water!" 



Very few bakeries could have made such a gorgeous cake in an affordable price range.


The birthday girl was thrilled.


Amy would like to open up her own little bake shop business in the future and I think she should go for it, don't you?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR BIRTHDAY CAKE?

Monday, July 27, 2015

These Are a Few of My Favorite "Things"...


It's no secret that my favorite color is pink and that surrounding one's self with lovely "things" is one of the passions in a very busy life.

Our enclosed side porch is filled with little touches of loveliness such as white wicker child-sized (how it was acquired can be found here)  as well as adult furniture and lacy pillows, all picked up at yard sales.




There's also a birdcage that is a do-over (more about it here) and a lovely rose-covered ball ( more about it here)  hanging above a chair covered with a pretty pink afghan.



The chandy I got for $10 at a Habitat for Humanity Restore and gave it a complete make-over! (Original post can be found here.)




The black urn with pink and yellow roses struck me as quite lovely, too.



When the weight of the world, and all the sad news, begins to get me down, all I have to do is take a trip to the side porch.

There, sitting in silence, surrounded by favorite, pretty things, once again peace and tranquility can be found.

WHERE DO YOU GO TO FIND PEACE  AND TRANQUILITY?
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