Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This Better Be Good!

This past January, I did a post on a Meyer Lemon tree that I had potted and brought inside for the winter.  It was blossoming in January.  If you want to see the post, you can click here.


Anyway, this is how the lemon tree looked in January.




Well, we had three lemons that developed from the blossoms.  One fell off.  Then in July, when the lemons should have been ripe but were still green, we picked one thinking that it might be a lime instead of a lemon.  We cut it open...and nope - not a lime, definitely a lemon, and not ripe yet.

This is the one remaining lemon today.  Almost 10 months after the first blossom...


It has finally turned yellow....


We are going to pick it in the next day or two. 

After nurturing, watering, carrying it in and out and watering some more....THIS HAD BETTER BE ONE MIGHTY FINE LEMON...

Does anyone have a fantastic lemon recipe that only calls for one lemon?
Welcome Home,
Penny

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Autumn!

 


“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion” ~ Henry David Thoreau


 
Welcome Home,
Penny

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

French Cabinet

I love this old French cabinet, don't you?


I love the French blue/grey color and the gold leafing.  The dusty white washed look and the chippy paint.

I would like to try to paint this black cabinet below in a similar way.

I know it isn't nearly as glamorous but it does already have the chicken wire in the doors!

Speaking of the French blue/grey color.  Come over to my Flea Market Makeovers blog and see the newest makeover!  Click on the link at the top of my sidebar.

Welcome Home,
Penny


Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Movable Feast

Last night we went to a dinner at Biltmore Estates.  The evening was called A Movable Feast.


The tables were set up outside on a knoll with stunning views of back of the Biltmore House on one side and the French Broad River valley and Pisgah mountain range on the other.




We were served a classic seven course Italian dinner honoring Biltmore's own wine harvest.

One fun part of the evening were the beautiful horses grazing in the pasture next to the table.

The sun set, the candles were lit and the evening was wonderful.  In the picture below you can see the Biltmore house through my wine glass.

To get a feel of the evening, watch the video below.  Soft guitar music, a gorgeous setting and wonderful food.  Who could ask for more?

video

Welcome Home,
Penny

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bluebirds

The other day, I added some large rocks to my watering fountain, so the birds could get a drink.  They decided it was a better place to get a bath, than a drink....



Have a great last weekend of Summer!
Welcome Home,
Penny

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Master Bedroom Curtain Reveal


I finished the master bedroom curtains!  I even made a couple of pillow shams to coordinate with the curtains.  I still want to paint the little side table by the chair.  I would love to replace or reupholster that chair someday.  I started recreating the lampshade on the standing lamp behind the chair, but I need to get some red gimp to replace the top white gimp.


Here is a before photo without the curtains below...

And here it is after....

Another view before the curtains....

And here again is after...

It has made the room feel much more cozy. 

 
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Welcome Home,
Penny

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back To Sewing

Jenn from Sweet Eye Candy Creations, has gone home. If you want to see more of what we did while Jenn was here, click on the link.  There are some wonderful pictures there!  While she was here we managed to fit in a day of antiquing.  I purchased some plates to break for my mosaics.


I had a wonderful time visiting with Jenn.  Here we are on my back porch, just before going out antiquing.

So today, I am back to working on my master bedroom curtains.  The reveal in a couple of days, along with a giveaway

What are you doing today?
Welcome Home,
Penny

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Clean Up On aisle Seven!

I have more company coming this weekend.  In fact, she arrives today.  It is Jen from Sweet Eye Candy Creations.  She is holding the Once Upon A Dream, A Prairie Fairy Tale Event here in Asheville next month.  She is coming here to wrap up some final things and I invited her to stay at my house.

Therefore, "clean up" is in order.  I have curtain makings in the kitchen eating area...



In the great room....

Well, actually everywhere!

Since this is the first time Jen will visit my house, I am picking up my curtain making messes and putting the job aside until her visit is over.

I have all of the panels finished.  I just need to attach the toile top pieces and fringe.  So see you all next week with the finished results and a GIVEAWAY!
Welcome Home,
Penny
 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

One Down, 7 to Go...

My company has gone and I have started working on my master bedroom curtains.
One panel down, seven more to go...


Or course, I had to put one up to see how it looked.   I am loving it!
Welcome Home,
Penny

p.s.  I just noticed that I have over 800 followers!  So as soon as I get these curtains done, let's celebrate with a giveaway!  It will probably be next week sometime.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

An Inspiration

Today I was featured on Karen's blog, A Scrapbook of Inspiration.

A SCRAPBOOK OF INSPIRATION
I am humbled and honored to be featured by Karen.  She is a most creative, imaginative person.  I am always in awe of her fabric creations, her photography and story telling.  She has an ETSY shop filled with wonders.

Evening in Paris in Cotton Sateen

She creates amazing designs on fabrics...
French Letter, Fancy Dress

She has inspired and encouraged me to reach for the stars with her uplifting comments.


If you don't know Karen, please do yourself a favor and go visit her and be inspired too.


Thank you Karen.

Welcome Home,
Penny

Friday, September 2, 2011

Special Guests

We have some wonderful friends coming for Labor Day  Weekend.

The sewing of the master bedroom curtains has been put aside for a few days.

The pillows have been fluffed. 


The chocolates have been placed in a vintage transferware teacup on the night stand.


Fresh flowers have been brought in.



I am off to great my guests.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  See you in a few days.
Welcome Home,
Penny