Saturday, July 25, 2009

My Mosaic Kitchen Wall...

O.K. I have been a bad blogger not uploading my pictures for etsy BUT I have finally grouted my mosaic wall that took me months of hand cutting thousands of dishes...O.K. I know I am a little loony but this is something I wanted to do for a long time and am soooo happy it is done... and so are my kids... I was going to call it Down & Grout In Ocala, but just decided to call it My Mosaic kitchen wall..inspired by my love of Birds, roses, butterflies & romantic cottage style Take a peek.. & I will get my etsy treasures posted. xooxoluara

One of my favorite treasures.. My grandmothers rose dishes...and my first piece done fiveteen years ago.. It survived my house fire.

oops look like I have some grout to clean off..

I do wish that darn hood was not there.... a bird cage would be nice of course with out the bird.

I hand wrote that last night it sounded right to me. yea relax after this was done ..

O.K. so I love birds nests... Birds nest soup anyone? Enjoy, recycle, relax & have a blessed weekend to all xooxxo mosaic momma
P.S. I usually like to coordinate my songs with my posts... but I just love this song!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

What's New Pussycat???

Greetings!!!!... had a moment to check in and say hi..I have had house guests in town for a week now.. busy running around entertaining, beaching, antiquing and just eating way too much food!!!. Verbena has been closed for vacation & will reopen on the 22nd of July. The upstairs Salon Studio classes start first week in August contact me for all the details. Verbena's new store hours are Wed-Sat 10:00-5:00 or by appt if requested. I also wanted to say Thank You to all the sweet gals who have supported & ordered Verbena's treasures through this blog & who have patiently been waiting for a website... I have decided to go for it & do an etsy site that will be available in a few days ( after my house guests leave) . I look forward to sharing all of Verbena's New Fall Nested Treasures with all of you. xoxox Laura
P.S. photo is a picture of a vintage pussycat pendant I picked up while antiquing/junking... I thought it was a purrfect treasure.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic RETURNS!!!!

I am truly a loyal fan of Rachel Ashwell & the Shabby Chic style. For some reason I have always been drawn to shades of white, faded elegance and all that yummy crumply stuff as far back as I can remember but when I first discovered the Shabby Chic style I was hooked. When I heard the exciting news that her new book will be out soon I had to share this with my blogging buddies... As we know Shabby Chic closed it's doors this past year and it has also been a rough year with Rachael loosing her Mum but as we know when God closes one door he opens go Girl!!!! Here's to all the Rachael Ashwell fans!!! ... Hope you are enjoying your summer... busy here working away. xoxo Laura

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Livin The Dream

Hi my friends....Spend the Fourth Of July with my favorite person in the world... my brother Steven. ( my baby brother) As far back as I remember growing up, my little brother has always worked so hard & has had lots of great friends around him...and he still does... I remember the little skinny kid waking up at the crack of dawn to deliver his local newspaper route, oh how did he ever survive living with me & my mom... let me tell you life was not easy back then... well he turned out to be quite the man. I am so proud of the life he has created... a wonderful life filled with lots of love, a beautiful wife & baby, great friends, an spectacular Farm/home... I love you.. Thank you for being truly the best brother to me & a great uncle!!!!! xooxo Your big sister & your biggest fan!!! I wanted to share a part of what matter most in my life... my family....
me & my little brother who is now my BIG brother
Steven, my son Dante, my daughter Lilly (Olivia), my mom Edie... Happy Fourth!!!
Steven's beautiful wife & my precious nephew Dylan's mom... Dr. White/Aunt Jean
like father like son?
loved his shoes..he didn't quite understand why I was taking so many pictures.. I told him I have a blog...he looked at me like I was from another planet.
God bless this beautiful child!!!
Granny teaching Dylan or Dylan teaching Granny
There was sooo much food but I loved this idea. easy & delicious for a party... grape tomatoes with fresh basil, mozzarella marinated on a skewer... delicious..
Their back porch with the prettiest setting wraps around half the house... I would love to take a long nap here one day or two...
one of their paddocks... lots of hard work keeping up with it all.
A couple of pieces of quartz Dante found on his walk.. Inspired me to make something.


we get the best watermelons down here..
my little lillypie is taller then me...
time to head back to home...I just love country livin!!!
O.K. That's All Folks..... Yes... I would say they are Just Livin The Dream... I hope you are too!!!! have a great day!!! xoxo Laura

P.S. sign made by Boston Bob.

Ahipara Girl has left a new comment on your post "Wishing you peace & love... Happy Fourth!!!!":

I had a great wander through your blog today following your comment back to here. A lady after my own heart. Loving your son, beautiful things, making, life, the beach. Don't you just love it when you read someone's blog that just reeks of character and integrity. Especially your best treasures, your son and your heart. How neat to have your mum over the road. Primo.