Achoo! I have blessed myself about a million times lately because that's .....achoo!.... about how many times I have sneezed. Achoo! I love Spring's beautiful flowers and the fresh new green growth on the trees
but oh my....achoo....not the itchy, watery eyes and congested head. At the root (or should I say branch) of this problem is all the pine trees on our property. Look at that pollen on the patio table. You can hardly see through the glass it's coated so much and you don't even want to see my car. Thankfully it rained hard yesterday and continues today, hopefully washing most of that awful yellow....achoo....pollen away.
Got to go on a mini buying trip this past weekend and found some wonderful treasures along with some old motto prints for the boutique. This one, titled "Give Me One Friend" , is by Esther M. Clark and is dated 1919.
A collection of these on a cottage wall is so charming. And a collection of beautiful blog friends is what I have found since I have been blogging. It's amazing how we connect to some wonderful ladies that we've never met.....but maybe someday. Among those friends is a special lady named KarenHarveyCox of A Scrapbook of Inspiration. Karen is an artist, delightful blogger and person and very creative. I was honored to receive this award from her. Thank you Karen and I hope you all will visit her special blog.
Another absolutely delightful blogger is Sheri of the Pawsh Poodle Boutique. Sheri is as cute as a button and her enthusiasm has no boundaries. She is a new blogger and has just opened the most adorable boutique. You have to pop in and visit her. And she has a fun game going on right now at her blog. I bought a little something from her boutique during her grand opening and when I got my package I was so surprised and delighted. (Just ask Bobby G....he heard the squeals of delight:) Besides the beautiful bow for my sweet Boo she included a pink poodle for her. For me she had sent a vintage glass bird and a delightful nest. Now Sheri did not just send a nest but she found a vintage baby shoe and built a nest in that and then added bits and baubles such as old buttons, an old key, old pearls, vintage sheet music, lace, a little mushroom bird and a little worn TheVintageNest banner. Be still my heart......Sherie had sent the essence of me and my boutique. She had no idea that I collect vintage pottery baby shoes so that little shoe was extra special. Sherie ..... they are proudly displayed in my family room and I'll cherish the sweetness behind your gesture. I just love them! Oh and did I mentioned how pretty everything was wrapped? All in black and white polka dots and pink tissue. And I can't forget the beautiful A. Klein floral note card.
Check out this gorgeous picnic basket. Would you like to WIN IT? Everything included to insure you a very happy picnic. Even comes with a matching tote and cushions. Have you ever noticed that round pink seal over there >>>>>>> on my sidebar? Well I belong to the most wonderful group of ladies known as Make Mine Pink. MMP is a premier shopping site of beautiful items and a networking site for women giving support and encouragement. Starting today and going through Mother's Day we are having a Mother's Day Shop Hop. Just follow the link to find out how to participate and win this incredible basket. You'll love it.
Dear sweet and funny Esther we'll miss you terribly. Please stop by when you can and say hi. Achoo! xo Lynn
P.S. Saw this tiny little car (on the freeway) yesterday going home. Anyone know what it is? Sorry about the quality of the photo. Picture was shot through rain drop covered car window. :))