Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Teacup Tuesday - My Garden

Hello Again Dear Friends &
Welcome to another Teacup Tuesday!
Today I have another piece of Shelley to share with you...
A piece that is a charming example of 
A time when Gardens...
And the Rest of the World 
Were places of Peace & Quiet ......
And where life seemed more Genteel.....

Thinking especially of those in Moscow today....
Another View...

 This gorgeous and classic collectible
Shelly Trio in the  pattern called
This Trio depicts a Hand-painted Garden Scene

With additional Pink Roses and Yellow Flowers.
Green grass melts with the Grey Transfer
Of tall tree "roots" to act as the border.

An additional Yellow Border for the Center
  Acts as a Garden Sundial.
Accented in a bright BLUE TRIM

Made in the Queen Ann Shape :)
Dating 1925-1940 with this pattern entered into the pattern book in 1928.

One of My Favorite Quotes Is
"Bloom where you are planted"
Mary Engelbreit
And it just seems to fit well with today....
A Little About Hollyhocks....
Because to be honest... I had to look them up....

Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) are one of the oldest flowers known,
having been found by some of the earliest recorded visitors to China.  
It's not surprising that the hollyhock has been a favorite for so long 
with it's charming saucer-like blooms that resemble tissue paper in their delicacy. 
The plant grows from 5 to 9 foot tall with the blooms measuring 3 to 5 inches across. 

 A Single Bloom Blue Hollyhock

And A Pink Double Bloom Holly Hock....

Today's Color Inspiration Is
Taken From 
My Garden

How Appropriate.... An Afternoon Tea Setting

A Blue Tit 
No color scheme found in Nature can surely be wrong?

I know a Blue and Yellow Interior Design is probably not "In Vogue" atm
But Hey.. I could live with this .. couldn't you?

Weddings are always full of Delightful Inspiration

And Laura Ashley just makes bed look so inviting.....
Not that I really need an invitation to have a Nana Nap....

I have been exceptionally worried about Terri's health this week
The "nurse" in me coming out.... thinking of all the case scenarios...
So Terri if you are well enough to stop by and read this..
My thoughts and prayers have been with you for a speedy recovery.

This Bouquet is just for You!

So don't forget to check out Martha and Terri's Blogs
To see more Beautiful Teacups this Tuesday!
I was just finishing this post
When I looked out the window into my own garden
And Honestly I couldn't believe it!!!!

A Ulysses Butterfly Fluttered Past....

So I thought it only fitting that I leave you with an image of this 
Beautiful creature that is native to North Queensland....
It really is the same vibrant blue...
There is something quite magical about them...
And yes we are lucky to have them as guests in our garden quite frequently.

Thanks so much for stopping by for Teacup Tuesday
Hope to see you again soon
Bye for now
Lou xxx

Monday, March 29, 2010

Giveaway Ends Tonight! Go now and Enter! See Here for Details!

Go Directly to Ginger's Gorgeous Blog
Glitter and Roses
If you want another chance to win 
This Totally Gorgeous Book
By Rachel Ashwell
This is Ginger's First Giveaway and what a FABULOUS one too!

I have been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book!
So much so.... it almost pains me to share this great Giveaway with you!!!LOL!!!!
Only teasing you!!!:)

You will Love Ginger's Blog!
Ginger is also a member of Tea Cup Tuesday

And The Tussie Mussie Swap
So there are lots of Gorgeous Things to see at

Glitter and Roses

And if you don't already Follow Ginger's Blog I am sure you will after you go and visit.:)

You have to Be In It... To Win It!!!!
Good Luck!
Lou xxx

Yummy New Products, 5 Fabulous Giveaways, Sweetie PieVintage Images

Hi Friends,
One of my favorite release's this season is
 Nature Inspired
By KandCo

Designed by Susan Winget
Nature Inspired is 

Blue Bazaar
Look in April NEW 2 to find this beautiful collection

Check out these gorgeous new embellishments too

And there are heaps more available too!

Don't forget you still have a few days left to take advantage of
10% Off Your Purchase Order at Blue Bazaar

*BLUE BAZAAR www.bluebazaar.com.au is offering readers of my blog a 10% discount on your next order over $40.00.  To receive the discount include the following code in the comments field of your order: MARBLOGLD Note discounts do not apply to items already discounted, on sale or subscriptions.  The code is valid for this month until the 31st March 2010.

Other New Products In Store at Blue Bazaar Include:
New Book by Tim Holtz
 Also Tim's New Stamp Range, and Alterations Range are in stock now too...
Including gorgeous new Charms.....:)

The Girls Paperie
By Margie Rommany Aslet
Is also available now at BB

If you are into Shabby Chic....
This is part of the release that was shown at CHA

I cant wait for the Embellishments to arrive here too...:)
They are so sweet and most definitely fall into the pretty range....

You wont want to miss getting some of these gorgeous papers in your stash!
Especially if you loooove Shabby Chic Style!
See them in  NEW APRIL 1 at BB

All of these Brand New Items can be purchased using your 
10% Dicount Code  
Just add  "MARBLOGLD" to the comments section of your order
 Thank you to Greg and Lu for this fabulous offer for my Blog Readers....

I also found some Fantastic Giveaways this morning to share...

Has a Beautiful Giveaway....
If you win you can choose what download of Vintage Images you would like most!
I love this one!
To enter just visit
and while you are there check out Mary's Great Etsy Shop
and Mary also has a fabulous range of Free Vintage Images.....

Mary and Beth are Friends....

This Beautiful Sepia Toned Giveaway
Beth Leintz also has this Gorgeous Giveaway
Perfect for adding some BLING to your Art Pieces
On her Beautiful Blog
Gathering Dust
Visit Beth's Blog Gathering Dust Here

This Gorgeous and Inspiring New Release Book
By Rachel Ashwell
Is being offered as a GIVEAWAY
Dusty Lu's
Check out Lu's Blog Here
I have been dying to see this book
And one place that is definitely on
My MUST DO Shopping List
When I get to New York is at
Rachel Ashewell's Shabby Chic Store!
Not only is Lu offering this fabulous book but also has heaps of
beautiful Shabby Chic eye candy  - Photo's taken inside Rachel's Shop
Lu's post is a MUST SEE if you love Rachel Ashwell and Shabby Chic Style!
Lu also has links to 4 other Giveaways on her Blog

Including this one...
Win a Gorgeous New Duvet Cover
Annette Tatum's NEW Home Collection
Dreamy Whites Blog

I also just love Dreamy Whites Blog Header.... so pretty!!!

There is also a great book review on
The Well Dressed Home
At Dreamy White's Blog
See Some Sneak Peeks and Book Review Here at Dreamy Whites

I will confess I have a passion for Books!
And this Book
The Well Dressed Home
Is another one I am dying to get intimate with too!

You can also Win a Copy of this Fabulous Book
The Well Dressed Home
At Susie Harris' Blog Here

These New Free Images, and More Cuties
Are available at
Magic Moonlight
They are just Sooo Sweet!

Not being Blessed with any children so far
These will be very handy for me!
I love Vintage Images of Children and Adults too, actually doing something...
Much easier to think of a Title if I scrap them!

Well that's about all for now Folks
Hope to be back tomorrow with some finished pieces to share with you.
Hope you enjoyed today's post...
Lou xx

P.S. Off for a little sleep now and then hope to wake up and scrap....
Have a couple of days off before I go back to work Wednesday Night Shift!
Hope you are all having a lovey art start to a new week!