Thursday, July 24, 2008

Home is where the heart is


“Where we love is Home
Home is where our feet may leave, but never our hearts.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Photo for Sky Watch Friday, not such a stunning sky but pretty all the same and a change for me from all the usual tropical sunshine.

"If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one life the aching
Or cool one pain
Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in Vain"

Emily Dickinson



Melissa of the Inspired Room is hosting a week long nesting party to celebrate the change of seasons and her new site. Lots of decorating inspiration on her site with oodles of links to others from around the world who are busy feathering their nest, giveaways, raks and more. Click Here and be prepared to be inspired.

Shabby chic appears to be contagious, after reading crafting and creative blogs for only a little while, the urge to repaint everything cream has become uncontrollable. Photo evidence of the beginings of a shabby beach cottage in shades of Caramel & Cream with a splash of Cranberry and these are links of those who are responsible for leading me astray.





43 comments:

ScrappyPam said...

Pretty! What a lovely gift that makes!

Dana said...

I have been puchasing Jill's soaps and body products for quite some time! She does make the most delightful items with quality ingredients. Her wrappings are always great, with lots of attention to detail. She also makes almost everything she sells in her Saturday Boutique. I believe she does make everything she offers on her web site. She is a talented person, and above all else, she is a wonderful person!
PS This is not a paid testimonial--I just saw your name on her comment section and came over to visit you and you were talking about JILL! I just had to add my two cents! Have a great day. Dana

Charleen said...

VERY pretty. I LOVE the butterflies.

Norma Kennedy said...

Luv the wrapping and oh so pretty ribbon !

Norma

Maria said...

I love the peaceful atmosphere at the lake!

zingtrial said...

Hi!I liked reading your blog it is a nice blog.Thanks for sharing.Wish you Well.All The Best.

Louise said...

Quite pretty for Skywatch. And I LOVE your wrapping job!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Nice Sky Watch! I like the water lapping around the house.

Snap Catch said...

Happy weekend! Perfect one for SWF! We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.... Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

me ann my camera said...

The waterfront cottage looks inviting! Lovely surroundings.

JennWasHere said...

wonderful picture! that's a pretty stunning lake!

Hope you can hop by my SWF post HERE. Happy weekends!

Donna said...

Beautiful Shot!!

Suzanne Webb said...

I love the wrapping, esp. the wide silk blue...lovely :)

babooshka said...

It is a very tranquil shot.

Sherry said...

Very pretty, tranquil scene.

Carletta said...

What a quaint little setting.
I adore it!

Rachel* said...

This is great. I love the lake, it adds a more classy look, i think. Very nice. (:

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

What a peaceful place! Great shot!

Raven said...

Pretty skywatch and I like your butterflies and blue ribbon.

Julie said...

It is lovely to see a howe-grown tranquil scene after journeying all over the world in the last little while. Once again, you have so many things of beauty on your blog.

fishing guy said...

Pearl: I think this is a wonderful capture for SWF.

Linda Reeder said...

Greetings from Seattle. Beautiful scene on the lake.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I was here for sky watch but this post grabbed my attention...all your photos are so lush, rich and beautiful...I love the wrapping picture....

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

What a pretty post!! I most certainly would love to spend time in that delightful little cottage.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

beautiful packaging thanks for sharing.

living creating & appreciating
my blog

Dina said...

Umm, would love to be sitting on that cabin porch over the water.
So nice!

Staci said...

What pretty wrapping!

vtpuggirl said...

Very pretty! I'll have to get some!

Kate said...

Your soap looks so cute!! Too good to use!

Shirley Fyfe said...

What a lovely sky watch photo! So very tranquil and serene!

Love your soap too - the butterflies are the perfect addition! Thanks for sharing the links . . . I'll have to check them out!

Also . . . I've left a little something over on my blog for you!

Sue McGettigan said...

That quote is one of my all-time faves :) I love hand made soaps, especially when they have unique wrappings!

happydays525 said...

Absolutely stunning photo, I'll have to check out those soaps now too! =) Thanks for the link!

Jill said...

Thank you for your sweet comments about my soap packaging and my little soap company.
I truly appreciate each and every word.

Jill @ Bittersweet

For The People said...

the first one really captured my attention. That was great.

emily said...

This quote you posted today really hit me today....“Where we love is Home. Home is where our feet may leave, but never our hearts.”Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thank you!

Lily said...

oooo, love nice soaps. Thanks for the link

Storybook Woods said...

Oh your soap is wonderful. isn't Jills soap the best. Have a yummy day xoxoxo Clarice

Anne said...

Love the creative wrapping on the soap. It is gorgeous. And love that southern looking cabin!

kitkat said...

This is so lovely! Love the sweet colours.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How beautiful!!

One can never go far astray with creams!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

So, so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Fall Nesting!

xo

Anonymous said...

Pretty decor, thanks for sharing.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I loved both of these quotes so much. May I use them in an upcoming post? I will credit you for them.
The first one reminds me of my beloved. He died 8 months ago the 3rd of October.
He wanted to come home so badly..But home was always in his heart.
xoxo Nita