Friday, March 21, 2008

A Prayer in Spring
by Robert Frost
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid-air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

Happy Easter sweet friends!

Love, Jo-Anne

Monday, March 10, 2008

Update 3/11
The finished product! I added a tiara along the top to finish off the jewels. I really think it adds a grand allure to the piece. I'll be listing it later today on my web boutique in Vintage Finds.
I hope you like it too :)

I'll be in my studio all week painting up a storm. I haven't picked up a paint brush since christmas, (shame on you Jo! However I have set aside some time to do just that...This latest project is an old window pane I had kicking around and never got around to doing anything with it...I added some jewels to the top for sparkle..It's a fun look!

Great News! I have a NEW LOOK to my website thats coming very soon...I'm not quite done tweaking; Ill let you all know when its finished...The above is just a sneak peak...

Have a wonderful week my angel bloggers :)


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic is amongst a favorite of mine to shop, from her high-end boutiques to her Target line, I adore it all. Vintage prom gowns, whimsical table dressings, comfy white sofas and luxurious linens. Her newest projects, decorating DVD's. Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic: Gifts, Sentiments & Romance, Flowers, Petals & Gardens, and
Do you remember her shows on the E channel? Weren't they wonderful! If anyone has purhased her new DVD yet, I'd love to hear your feedback on them :)

Enjoy this rare photo of Gloriousness!!!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend :)
Love Jo-Anne