Friday, August 31, 2007
Posted by Tina Leavy at 6:27 PM
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Posted by Tina Leavy at 5:40 PM
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Posted by Tina Leavy at 4:02 PM
Monday, August 27, 2007
Thought I'd share some "corners of my home" photos and descriptions with you all.
Of course..this is how it looks now..but I'm always changing things around from time to time...ha.
Anyhow..thought I'd share a few peeks into my home.
First..this is my entry way......> with my entry display table..a small table that my husband made several years ago.
The walls in the hallway are all a minty green color with the wallpaper in a parchment color with the apple tree type print.
Leading into the living room and directly past the pantry area... is a tiny alcove area where I keep a cupboard with our homeschool supplies, but up on the top of that is a fun display area and hanging on the wall is a shelf of tea cups... there is a hook in the ceiling from which one of my all time favorites hangs..a vintage look pedal bike airplane piece..I love it..it is so whimisical!
Directly past the dining area are our french doors and living room area..I do have plans to paint all the dark panelling a white color..one day. As you can tell I do like a burgundy red color throughout areas of my home.
Well...there you have it..."the grande tour"..ha.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 5:16 PM
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Well, that's all for now! Hope you had a great day today!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 6:50 PM
Friday, August 24, 2007
And hopefully get a little word out about my photography at the same time through the shop.:0)
I worked this afternoon on colorizing a copy of the Farm Wife Print (I have one available also on my etsy shop.) ....and I framed it for my dining room re-do. I'm going to hang it near my french doors in my dining room area next to the buffet.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 7:40 PM
Well, it seems like our residential hummer is back in the area. Last year it was a visitor around October..and hung around our bottle brush tree sipping nectar in the evenings. It would also stop to rest periodically in our drake elm tree and also on some branches of the bottle brush tree. See the pictures to the right. You can click on the box to get a better view of this winged jewel. It is a female ruby throated hummer.
This morning we set up the nectar feeder up under the drake elm tree on a shepherd's hook. I'm hoping that I'll be able to get some more images of our winged friend this year.
Well..today I have some more errands to run..to the bank, post office and to get some nautical images printed out at the photo lab for a shop downtown that wishes to buy some more of my small matted images..yay!
I've been working on doing a little decor re-arranging in my house..moving the wall decor around and creating a new look. It's the frugal girl's way of creating an all new look..on the cheap! ha.
but hey..it works..and it's actually fun.
Well..I've got to get these errands whipped out today. I hope that you all have a very nice day today!
Thanks for joining me in "blogland."
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 10:16 AM
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Have you ever tried one of those little quizzes that ask you "What kind of flower are you?"
Well..I decided ..o.k...I'll try it and see what it comes up with..
so..here it is... just something for a little fun.(awww...blush..blush...how sweet :0)
|You Are A Lily|
You are a nurturer and all around natural therapist.
People see you as their rock. And they are able to depend on you.
You are a soothing influence. You can make people feel better with a few words.
Your caring has more of an impact than even you realize.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 10:18 PM
I visited Aunt Jenny's Blog(Aunt Jenny's World) the other evening..and she happened to mention the flurry of activity around her house as members of her family were preparing their entries for the Country Fair.
Well..that got me to thinking...rather remembering a few events from my childhood..and one of my funniest memories that involved a Country Fair in a way...
Well..one year I was oh..I guess about 13 yrs old..and ..
My dad worked in the orange groves..running a backhoe helping to keep the huge drainage ditches clear of debris in the groves.
We kids never knew what type of critter would wind up making its way home to us by way of traveling in either dad's shirt pocket..or tucked into his large black lunchbox.
Well...one evening here comes dad..with a big grin on his face..home from the groves..the work van dropping him off..us kids running out to greet him. The big orange igloo cooler in one hand, his black lunch box in the other.
He quickly told us 3 girls..(I am the oldest girl, with two twin sisters that are 3 yrs. younger than I, and a big brother that was 2 yrs. older than I.)
to gather round on the rug in the living room. And for me..since I was the oldest to get in the middle..and for all of us to get really close to the lunch box.
So here we were.. us 3 girls ..all huddling over this big black lunch box. With our faces all pressed close together. And dad says"oh..you gotta get closer" So we are as close as we can possibly get without tumbling over..just as excited as anything.
So dad says to me" carefully and slowly open the lid Tina Michelle"
There sitting in that big black lunch box were 6 big ole ugly eyes just a staring back at us!!..and all of the sudden ...all 3 of us shot up out of that floor like a cannon had gone off!
Oh land sakes alive! One of us went towards the front door, one of us headed towards the hallway..and me..I took off like greased lightning for the back door! We screamed to the high heavens!
Big ole bullfrogs had a taken' off after us! and were proceeding to jump all over the living room and landing on the kitchen table!
Once we figured out what they were...we gathered our wits about us..and my sisters proceeded to capture said frogs..me..I wanted nothing to do with those slimy critters.
But..I'll tell you what..Dad had just brought home the entries for the Country Fairs first ever "Frog Jumping Contest!"
I think back now as to why dad had that silly grin on his face..I think he well knew what those frogs would do..and the reaction it would cause once we saw those big ole ugly eyes staring back at us!..ha
Those frogs were so big they had to be kept in a small birdcage.
My sisters took the frogs to the fair..and one of them won a trophy.
My grandmother used to set up a craft booth at the fair with her crocheted items for sale. After the frog jumping contest..my sisters kept the prize winning frog/frogs in a cage up under the table. Folks kept coming by looking at those huge bull frogs and asking if they could buy them for frog legs. My dad told them "No" they aren't for frog legs, but if you want to buy them to use as breeding stock in your pond..then I'll sell them." He wound up selling them for I think it was about $10-$12.
I used to be involved with 4-H as a kid..and our 4-H group was called "The Hillsborough Hillbillies" because we lived on a road called Hillsborough.
I was the treasurer/secretary of our club. Our neighbor was the club coordinator.
The things that I remember studying about in 4-H were horticulture, and poultry.
I remember entering art work..mostly oil paintings I had done.
It was always fun to bring home a ribbon.
I also always loved the livestock exhibits...and the craft booths..that was really my most favorite part of the fair..seeing the animals and the crafts that folks would make. I wasn't ever very interested in the rides.
So..there you have it..a few of my memories from "way back when"...that had to do with the "Country Fair" :0)
Thanks for joining me in "blogland"
Have a wonderful evening!
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:39 PM
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sure it produces that good old "Southern Belle Glow"...ha..and of course that depends upon what Southern Belle is telling the tale too.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 4:40 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2007
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 10:17 PM
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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Posted by Tina Leavy at 1:24 PM
One of those dear friends shared her favorite poem with me..and I must say I love this poem also.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 12:42 PM
Monday, August 13, 2007
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Sunday, August 12, 2007
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Saturday, August 11, 2007
Posted by Tina Leavy at 10:55 PM