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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mosiac Monday: Vintage Photos

Mosaic Monday is here again and I'm posting some very vintage photos of Mr AVO's family.
Please check out Mary's Little Red House for more lovely mosaics.
The photo on the top is Mr AVO's paternal 2nd great grandparents......they were quite well known Quakers, the little girl is their daughter.....Mr. AVO's 1st great grandmother.
The bottom photo is his paternal 3rd Great Grandparents and I'm guessing the photo is from somewhere in the 1880's.

Thanks for stopping by today for a visit.....all your lovely comments are greatly appreciated!
I will not be posting for a few weeks as I will be out of town on a family vacation and I get to do some genealogy things on this vacation too.....I'm sure I'll have LOTS of photos to share with you with I return.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Show & Tell Friday: A View from my Window

Well, here it is another Show &Tell Friday over at Cindy's My Romantic Home.
Show & Tell is meant to show something in your home or garden....well, this is not exactly my garden, but it is a view from my window upstairs in a loft where I have my computer.
I glanced up to look out of the window and this was my view.....I took these photos through the window and was surprised that they came out as well as they did.

Normally the hills wouldn't be quite this green....they are funky interesting hills that are almost all rock, but we've had  more rain this year than usual and so we get a bit greener.

Please visit My Romantic Home to get a look at lots of interesting posts.
Thanks for looking in and for taking the time to comment.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Beautiful Tulips

After receiving the beautiful flowers for Mom's Day I decided to do a bit of artsy photography....I took the tulips out of the arrangement and took lots of photos.
Here is the result for my Mosaic Monday post.
Be sure to hop on over to Mary's Little Red House so you can enjoy all the other fabulous mosaics.

 Thanks for looking in.
As always, your comments make me smile.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Show & Tell Friday: Mother's Day Flowers

For Show & Tell Friday this week, I'm posting some beautiful flowers I received for Mom's Day from my oldest son and his family.
I took dozens of photos to try to get a few good ones....hope you enjoy these.
I was working on being artistic here....

Please join the rest of the participants over at Cindy's My Romantic Home to have some more fun for Show & Tell Friday.
Thank you as always for stopping by and you know I love to hear from you!
Have an enjoyable weekend.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful bloggers and readers of blogs!
I thought I would post a  photo or two  of a  lovely and yummy Mother's Day gift for Mosaic Monday...please visit Mary over at Little Red House for more goodies.

These yummy strawberries are from younger son.....are you drooling yet? 

Thanks for dropping in and all comments are greatly appreciated!

If you like these canvas panel mosaics, you can see my tutorial HERE.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Show & Tell Friday: The First Tomatoes of the Season

Do any of you bloggers out there start wondering as to what to blog about?  I'm having that difficulty off and on for months now.
Today I was sitting on the patio having my lunch and wondering just what I was going to post for Show &Tell Friday and I happened to glance at our tomato plants and saw the first tomato on the vine....granted it's still very green but it gave me the inspiration for this post....hope you enjoy it.

This is how we are growing the tomatoes this year....not in the ground as in previous years.

There appears to be a 2nd tomato on the vine....yipee!

Thanks for dropping in and please take a look at all the other participants at Cindy's My Romantic Home.....there's always lots of good stuff to look at.
Your comments are always appreciated.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Vintage Watches

Another fun Mosaic Monday is here.....please pop over to Mary's Little Red House to see all the interesting participants.

These are a few of my many vintage watches that are not running but I love them anyway....
although I'm going to go through them and put a few pieces in my etsy shop.

Some lovely vintage inspired and French wall the black and red reverse toile faces.

If you missed my recent tutorial on how to make the "canvas panel" mosaic on my top can check it out HERE.
Thanks you for looking in and have a pleasant week!
Your comments are greatly appreciated!