Monday, August 3, 2009

Feeling sooo Blessed


















































































Somedays you are BLESSED ENOUGH to realize just how blessed you really are! That is how I feel today... just darn blessed. Sure I have my days...going through the hours...taking for granted the day before me. Today is a realization....A perfect azure sky, a slight breeze blowing. I get to be at home with my boy and side kick lab pal Riley. Listening to the radio playing on the oldies station and the clicking of legos being built. Knowing the dishes FOR NOW are caught up. A sigh escapes me...a good one....and I feel happy!
You all have added to that factor...all the wonderful kudos and congratulations. Thank-you sooo much...for your warm endearments. You all have tickled me! I have gathered from many of you...that you would love to win a garland of some sort....maybe something cherry? Soooo that is what I will come up with. I plan on getting the give-away done and underway in the next few days. I will post it and that will be the official sign up. Before I leave you..I wanted to share a project I am working on with my bedroom lamps. They started a dark wood color....I than painted them white....but they were not popping enough so I painted them an aqua blue....I distressed the one I am sharing.....and also added some light blue seam binding to the white lampshade. I think they add just enough color.....the area I am showing is my side of the bed. I love the serene quality of the creams and white...but I have got to have my COLOR....this aqua with a bit of red here and there....as you will soon see....satifies my need. I can't leave with out also sharing my crafts for the weekend. I have been having a lot of fun with pinks lately.....ohhhh and doilies....who knew??? Of course most of what you see can be found in my etsy store. Thanks ever soo much my friends! Off to make a grilled cheese...OR two OR three....my boy and side kick are hungry! XOXO, Cherry
EDITED TO ADD....http://twiceremembered.blogspot.com/2009/08/make-your-monday-week-2-add-your-link_02.html SHE is doing "make your mondays...something you have made..projects etc." I thought I would join up! Go over and see all the fab projects.

80 comments:

claudie said...

I heart Robby Benson also. Just triggered my brain about him in a very long time.
Love Your D... is for dog.
Your blog is lovely, and full of cherry's indeed. My other home had so many cherry's on the inside. I have now taken the red outside and kept the inside very pastely.( is that a word?)
Happy Monday
Love Claudie from Canada
xo

squawmama said...

Loved your photos today sweet Cherry... And the lamp is great looking... You did good & I love it! I am so blessed that you're my bloggin buddy too... Thanks for being there!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Lisa said...

Your lamp is beautiful! You did a wonderful job! And I love all your new goodies that you've made.:)

Jill said...

oooooohhhh! Yummy lamp!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Was going to try and tell you which of all of these newest projects were my favorites, and you know what...I loved them all! Could not pick one. They are so beautiful!! Those lamps would look perfect by our bed too!

Connie said...

I am also truly and exquisitely blessed in this life, sugar. I can't even count the blessings we get.

Love your new look, btw, chickee!!

xoxo,
Connie

Carmen said...

I always enjoy your photos! Love the lamp! Looks perfect. And what a great post. We should take nothing for granted. Thanks for the reminder.

Tricia Anne said...

What a lovely day you have had! Thank you for sharing. :o) Your lamp looks adorable and I am loving that blue! I especially like the stitching behind your lamp. Gorgeous! I am trying to fill my home with lovely touches such as that, and working on a little stitching myself, right now. :o) Little by little, my house is being knit into a home. :o)
Your Etsy shop sure is pretty! You have some lovely items inside of it!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

Your lamps look awesome! I did a similar pair about a month ago and I LOVE them! Good job! :)

Emily said...

Love days like those. Sometimes rare, but your really appreciate them when you have one. Love the aqua lamp and the whole side table set-up. Enjoy the rest of your day!

NicNacManiac said...

Love the lamp and your side of the bed looks so pretty!!
I just cannot get enough of your beautiful artwork. The detail is so intricate. Love the doily flowers..you are so right...who knew!
Have a fabulous evening!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the touches of blue that are creeping into your photos
Alison

Shelia said...

How very sweet! I love your aqua colors and the pinks! We are blessed, aren't we? You do have a lovely blog!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Eileen said...

Everything is so pretty! I love the flowers, I love pink, and I absolutely love the blue chippy lamp!
Great job on everything! Such a Blessing to be so talented, so you can add that to your list!
Great post! It made me happy!
All the best,
Eileen

Ms. Tee said...

Everything's beautiful, as usual :) I especially love the aqua lamp - it's gorgeous. I may have to do this myself. Hope you have a great week!

Mimi Sue said...

You've been a blessing to me. You inspire us all. Cute cute lamps, Cherry! Love that aqua with red. Gorgeous. Mimi

JobandBrittany said...

this looks great. so vintage!

aimee said...

your new items are fab! grill cheese YUM! so glad you are having a great day :)
blessings,
aimee

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Cherry,
Love the new aqua lamp base and seam binding to go with. You're right...so serene!!! Lovely new creations too!
I went to three stores last week, only to be told by the last one that it would not be available until Aug. 1st. Couldn't get out today, but will try again tomorrow. I'm so anxious to read your article. : )
M.L.

Lori Holt said...

Hi Cherry-
I do love the color of the lamp..BTW, I have a vintage aqua fan just like yours!!!
Love the new additions to your etsy...I'm tempted once again!
x Lori

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cherry
Your lamp looks perfect. I love the color and how you have distressed it. It looks very beachy and just the look I am after for our new bedroom that we have been planning for months and hope to start soon. The flowers and tags are gorgeous too.
Thanks for your comment. Glad you were able to view. It's approx 100 miles to Clearwater from Orlando and about one and a half hours travelling time. I am so excited for your forthcoming trip. Wish I could come!
Lindsay
x

Robin said...

I've just had the best time with my coffee and cookie meandering around your deeelightful blog.
Hugs~saving you to my blogroll so I can come back!!!
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

titus2woman said...

I have been letting the creative juices flow and am trying to be as cool as YOU and a couple other bloggy friends~but alas, it is just.not.working as well as I'd like. I need you to post some of your major MESS UPS! LOL! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Twice Remembered said...

Ahhh...Love it! You all have the sweetest creations and great photos! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you for joining this weeks Make Your Monday! Hope to see you next week, too!

Charlene said...

Hi There ! Just popped in to say hi! I love your blog!! That little ivory flower is so, so sweet!!And I love that lamp and all of your lovely little creations!!!!!

Michelle said...

The lamp looks great! Have fun and enjoy your day.

Michelle

a little bit vintage said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet compliment! :) LOVE your lamp and the clock! Beautiful projects, too. You have an absolutely lovely blog! :) I will be back for more.

Smiles,
Rachel
http://littlebitvintage.blogspot.com/

Embellished Bayou said...

I love that lamp, it is so fab! You make such cute things and are so creative!

Be sure & check out the giveaway on my blog (through Thursday) if you get a chance!

Jean said...

Cherry, I love the aqua you used on the lamp and that aqua fan is so wonderful. I too am blessed to call you friend. Your new creations are beautiful. I just love your work!
You have a wonderful day,
jean in virginia

Country Dreaming said...

Hi Cherry---

Love your pretties!!!! Days like yours are a dime a dozen so it is
nice to have them once in awhile.
I try very hard to look at the positive BUT sometimes a little
negativity comes in to play.
Enjoy your week!
Melinda

Anita said...

I'm glad you found me again! Love your lamps! So, so pretty! I think I might borrow them! I have the same little aqua blue fan as you - only mine has way more rust spots. I enjoyed looking at all your pretty pictures! I'll definitely be back more.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your lamp looks great, and I love all of your creations. laurie

Elise said...

Love those lamps, Cherry!! You will have to let me know if you are doing that Halloween swap and I will beg her to let you be my partner!! Fun, fun...
Elise

Frippery said...

Beautiful room, Lovely blogger! I love the touches of color and congrats on being published! You are so deserving, you scream creativity. I love the pic on your side bar of you and your son. My "little" boy is a blondie too, but 6'4" and 21 years old now! Enjoy those Legos, and every moment, it just gets better. Hugs, Pam

Sadie said...

Hi Cherry,

I've been reading your blog for a while and have been admiring all of your lovely creations. I wanted to let you know about Artists for Hope... they're looking for crafty people who will donate an item to be sold in their etsy store, where all of the proceeds are donated to a good cause. The current cause is the Medika Mamba program at Real Hope for Haiti. Medika Mamba is a peanut-butter based nutrition paste full of vitamins, minerals, and protein that is simply miraculous in the way it is transforming the lives of severely malnourished infants and toddlers in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. If you'd like more information, please visit their site:
http://artistsforhope.blogspot.com/ With kind regards, Sadie

Storybook Woods said...

You are hot lately, I love everything you have been creating !!!! Clarice

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Cherry~
Your pictures are, as always, beautiful! I love what you did with your lamp, the color you chose! :) Your crafts are gorgeous~ I am in awe of your creativity! Oh, and congratulations on being in the Artful Blogging magazine! That is wonderful news, and so exciting! :) Hope you're having a fantastic summer!

Rue said...

LOVE the lamp! I think I might have to do that to a few around here ;)

As always, your pictures are beautiful!

xo,
rue

Darlene said...

I LOVE that aqua lamp it is so pretty. I am loving the aqua color right now! That area in your bedroom looks gorgeous. Love all of your crafts too. You are soooo creative!

Liz said...

ME TOO! I feel soo blessed sometimes! your lamps are very cute as are all of your projects! :)

~Liz

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Love that lamp! And I agree...I feel so blessed too. Amen to good friends and lots of unexpected blessings!
Carrie

Beth at Aunties said...

Your blog is wonderful and it makes me smile jsut visiting. Your lamp turned out great!
Aren't we all so blessed? It was fun visiting you today and again congratulations!

Beth~♥

cindy said...

Love the re-do on the lamp! Too cute!

-c
yapping cat

Scrap for Joy said...

Visiting here and seeing your beautiful decorating tricks and art is a treat. I love, love, love the doily flower! Oh wait....it's in your Etsy shop. I better run before it's gone.....

~♥Sonya said...

You are so incredibly creative and talented and your blog is just lovely! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration as always!

Red House Happenings said...

I LOVE your blog and will be back. Thanks for adding me to your blog roll. Dianne

Sherri said...

Cherry, I love the Mary had a little lamb item you made-it is wonderful! The lamp looks wonderful too!

My Cozy Cubby said...

The lamps turned out darling! And I love all the little details like the wee little fan. I can't get over how talented you are with paper! I finally posted the bookcase make over I just did. Check it out if you have the chance. I may have to join the DIY mondays. I'm hooked to your blog by the way. Hope you don't mind.
Pamela

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hey Cherry,
I went looking for the Blog magazine you are in... I found one in Port Angeles but it wasn't the new one. Then I found one South of Seattle but it wasn't the one you were in either... So I will wait patiently till the new one comes out here!
I can't wait to see your goodies in it!
Robin~♥
P.S. It is the most expensive magazine I have ever seen at $14.99 but it sure is pack full of wonderful things!

CINNIBONBON said...

Beautiful! How do you get your pictures so large--They are amazing!!

a print a day said...

your blog is gorgeous. i just found it through sweet tidings and it's pretty!!!

Maryjane~Sweet Sassy Sadie Lee's Granddaughter said...

LOVE this post and your pictures! Your paper rose is stunning!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Ramona said...

Great post from a great gal!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Pear tree cottage! said...

I adore the photos you have used to express the blessings to have gathered around you today. How lovely it is to once again be visiting you from Australia.

Your blog and name always brings back the memories of growing up on a cherry orchard in the hills outside of Adelaide in South australia many years ago....thank you for that memory.

Lee-ann

Jerri said...

Great photos. All your stuff is so lovely!

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Cherry, Just stopped by to say "Congratulations" on your being in Artful Blogging magazine! Kudo's to you! I love that paper rose with button you made, very cute! The lamps you made are darling too!
xxxooo
Marilyn

dana said...

I am soooooooo happy for you...to be a part of Artful Blogger is just wonderful. YOU are certainly very, very deserving!! Congrats.

I LOVE your lamp re-do...the touch of aqua on the shade is just dynamite!!

Hope all is continuing to go well! Dana

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Me too! I feel very blessed with my life! Love the yummy twisty lamps! That's such a lovely blue. Everything is wonderful, as always!

Manuela

Rachel said...

Loving that lamp!! And holy comments girlie!! I get like 3 now a days.... I'm about to give up on the blogging world all together.....

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE it! The graphics are beautiful your pictures are incredible.. WOW I am adding you to my blog roll, and will be back for more!

LuLu said...

Your images made me smile they are just lovely. I adore!! your vintage fan. I had one in my hand yesterday at an antique store but I was in a rush and couldn't wait in line... now I see it and think I have to go back and get the cutie,
LuLu

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Cherry,
I also feel VERY BLESSED!! I am able to stay home and do what I love...take care of my hubby, Grand daughter, puppies, craft, thrift and sell collectables!!
God is so Good.
Your blog is a little blessing too!
Deb :)

P.S. Do you have a "follower" gadget?
My computer is dial up and takes
4-ever and I could have missed it.

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB items... love the alarm clock!!!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

God is good!!! Love the lamps and the Turquoise, you have pulled it al together oh so perfectly!! Blessings, Janna

Sandy Toes said...

Love that lamp..that is just the perfect color.

sandy toe

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hey Cherry,
You have the most wonderful time!
I'm taking off tomorrow for a week's vacation (can't wait)

OH HEY- I wanted to tell you I finally got the "Artful blogging" magazine that you are in!!!!! It's a lovely spread Cherry... Just amazing, I'm so proud of you! I'm taking it with me so I can show your work off to everybody!

Take Care,
Robin~♥

Mammatalk said...

Your creativity is a blessing. Your classy little blog really adds to the blogosphere. Enjoy your vacation!

Looking forward to your Fall time posts!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Everything is just as pretty as can be!!!

x
becky

Tiffany said...

I do love days when all just feels peaceful and right and it seems as if your cup truly runs over.

Your lamp turned out absolutely gorgeous. I would sure love to have one of those beauties in my house. The color you chose is just perfect. Thanks for sharing! I am just now seeing this post so I hope that this day finds you in another mound of blessings! : )

Stephanie said...

I am in the process of changing my blog around. I also changed my name. Instead of Mypiperdog, you can find me @ http:/www.thevintageglitterhouse.blogspot.com
I would hate to lose such a good follower. See you soon.
Thanks,
Stephanie

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I always love your photos...and CONGRATS on being featured in Artful Blogging. I'm so proud of you!

Crystal said...

I always love your posts, you are so talented. I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

http://imnomartha.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-poll-ever-to-paint-or-not-to.html

Susie Q said...

What delicious words and photos too sweet Cherry! It IS so good to realize how blessed we really are!
Have a sweet weekend!
Love,
Sue

Glitter and Bliss said...

I am so thrilled to hear you got published!!! You so deserve all the recognition in the world. Congrats and big hugs. Leslie

Chrissy said...

Wow!!! Your photos are like no other!! I love those shots,my fav.is the little fan, so pretty! Hope this finds you well,been awhile,summer just flew in(and out)All the best,Chrissy

Pen Pen said...

Love your aqua blue lamp...and different aqua colors you use. Beautiful!!! I just found your blog through Main STreet Memories. Can't wait to read through and "catch up".

Renee said...

Your lamps are looking fantastic!!!!Your creativity is a blessing. Your classy little blog really adds to the blogosphere. Enjoy your vacation! thanks for sharing such a wonderful l post...


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Reenee
Home Security Systems no CREDIT CHECK everyone is approved

Karina said...

Your blog is beautiful. I am so happy to have found you. I hope you have a great day! Karina

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Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing Cherry!! Love that lamp!!