Thursday, May 9, 2013

may days


Finally, warmer weather is starting to arrive. Time to plant spring flowers, sweep the porch, and 'Murphy' oil the furniture. It's been a loong time coming...

We've had a record amount of rainfall and more than our share of cold blustery days. 
I'm beyond ready for a little sunshine. 


I defaulted to my usual up front. There are definitely certain things you can count on, like pansies. 

Stopped in at a couple of antique stores, when we drove north to take the boat out of winter storage.
  
Found a sweet grandmother's garden hexie quilt, some ruffly crocheted potholders, and a vintage Beswick conserve pot. 

Instead of jam, I filled it with a little rainbow sugar. 

Speaking of sweetness, thank you for all of your kind messages and notes inquiring as to how we're doing. Rosie is feeling much better, but still has some tough days. Hopefully, we'll be able to get her into remission soon. The girls are busy with end-of-the-year award dinners, musicals, dance recitals, and more. And, Miss Maggie has a date to the prom next weekend and a birthday. Sweet days ahead.

xo
Molly



48 comments:

It's me said...

Lovely colors that blanket !!....like your plants...enjoy May darling...love Ria...xxx...

Musings from Kim K. said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw your blog appear in my reader. So glad to have you beautiful blog back. Continued prayers for Miss Rosie. Enjoy the end of the school year rush. Hugs.

vintage grey said...

Hi Molly, so good to see your pretty posts again. Keeping Rosie in my prayers! Love your vintage quilt and pretty pot holders! Wishing you a lovely weekend, and Happy Mother's Day! xo Heather

Sue said...

I'm so glad to hear that Rosie is feeling better. We head north {N. WI} in a week, I hope the ice is off the lake:-)
Sounds like you have lots of fun days in your near future. Enjoy!

Jane Chérie said...

Hello Molly, It's nice to see you posting again! Yay to your darling Rosie feeling better. I hope she heals completely soon. The quilt is beautiful. You always have so many lovely flowers and plants around your house. Have a nice weekend and a great Mother's Day :)

Ruby and Arthur said...

Hi Molly, the colors in your blog pics are always so pretty! Keeping Rosie in my prayers, Jean

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Everything is so pretty! Love your vintage quilt and pretty pot holders! :) xo Holly

GardenofDaisies said...

Glad to hear that your darling Rosie is feeling better. Sounds like you have a really busy spring, too. Summer will be so relaxing compared to all this.

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a wonderful idea....Happy May, Happy Spring and a blessed Mothers Day to you friend! Heidi

polkadotpeticoat said...

P.s. I'm so happy to hear the good news of healthy little Rosie....

Angel said...

Love your blog and beautiful quilt. What a great find! So glad to hear good news for Rosie. Will continue to keep her in prayer ♥

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely to see your post Molly. Your spring shelves look beautiful, and so does the sweet quilt you found. I've been thinking of little Rosie since your last post, and send warm wishes for her improved health.
Wishing you a happy week.
Helen x

susanmarysunshine said...

I've been checking daily and praying that everything was alright. So glad you are back and Rosie is feeling better. Yes, here's to sweet days ahead.

Vicki said...

I get a happy smile when I see you've posted; lovely to hear about your girls and see what pretty things you'll show us on the decor side. So glad precious Rosie is getting along okay.

When I was a younger woman, I wasn't into the "old" things as I'd been surrounded by it all my life and I wanted the new and shiny. Mother would try to talk to me about all things vintage but I just had no appreciation until I was into my 50s and inherited an old cottage...and discovered Rachel Ashwell, ala Target (and then some). I'm so glad for Mom's lessons. She died in February and I've stumbled upon many carefully-written notes about her things; she wanted me to know their age, value and origination. She would never spend much money...just didn't have the pocket change...but she knew how to spy for the perfectly-made things at garage sales within her reach and near her neighborhood. I just found the prettiest embroidered cloth...you'd appreciate the bluebirds. Anyway, love your conserve pot and potholders. That's another thing; my aunt sent me tons of homemade, crocheted potholders when I got married a lifetime ago and it was so ho-hum to me. She was on a fixed income and it was all she could do. How I treasure them now; such works of art and beautiful colors. Thankfully, out of respect, I kept everything. Now, they take center stage in my kitchen. And they make me think of her with much love. How could I have been such a shallow nerd in those younger days?

Hope that blogging again gives you some pleasure. Getting out the boat and into the sunshine will help all of you this summer. It'll make you feel brand-new again. A proper amount of light and sun is incredibly healing to mind and body.

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Jeane M. said...

Pretty! Love the cute pot and quilt. Got my eye on your next posts.

Vintage Home said...

So very thankful Rosie is feeling stronger.
Very good to have such amazing medical help in her journey. Support from friends & family, prayers of theirs and caring strangers!
Your front porch looks fabulous! I am crushing on your quilt! So pretty!
Pansies are such happy flowers!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I just read your post about Rosie. I hope that she's now in remission and feeling better :)
Blessings,
Marcia

Julie said...

What a beautiful patchwork quilt. Love the flowers too.
I will keep your daughter in my prayers.

renee said...

I check your blog everyday. How is Rosie doing. I pray she is getting better every day and sending strong thoughts for you and your family as well.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

that is a lovely quilt and i hope you like your newest one to from urban farmgirl :)
have a lovely summer and best wishes always for sweet rosie!

Elyse said...

hi! popping by for an update on little rosie. i hope all is well for everyone at birdie blue.

happy and healthy summer wishes

xo
elyse

Elyse said...

me again ... hope all is well

xo
elyse

Anonymous said...

I keep stopping by too to see if there is any update on Rosie. My own little one (Amelia aged 5) is currently on her summer hols from school (we are in UK) and I often wonder how your Rosie is! Miss your posts! Sending our good wishes to you and yours from across the pond! x Deb x

Vicki said...

I'm a loyal reader of your blog and you crossed my mind today. I hope beautiful Rosie is doing okay and that you are okay, too. Hopefully, you are having a nice summer with the boat although I guess it's back-to-school time now or soon; fall is before us although, here in coastal Southern California, we are having a hot day of dry winds off the eastern desert, pushing us well into the 90s. Actually, I thought of you a couple of days ago also when I came across my mother's vintage pins because I remember a post you did once on pins which I enjoyed. It fortified my love and respect for the vintage costume jewelry which, at one time in youth, I thought to be a bit gaudy. Now, I am amazed at the workmanship on what was my modest mother's (modest in demeanor/character but also modest in spending habits, reflecting her Depression-era upbringing) small jewelry collection and I am so glad I have it to admire and remember her by at times.

I know you will post when you are ready. We can wait a little longer! You have your hands full; family first always.

Sending best wishes in cyberspace.

Barb said...

Molly,

I read your blog and as I check in from time to time and see Rosie's smiling face I say a prayer for her and you! I pray that God would give you strength and a cheerful heart as you walk this long path. Hope your summer has been good. Hang in there!I will continue to check back and see if you post and of course, say a prayer for you. The Lord is a sure foundation, trust in Him!

Barb Link

Daisy Ethington said...

Hi Molly..... I was stopping by in hopes you could help me with something..... I've been nominated in a Martha Stewart Contest and I am needing Votes in order to Win....I was wondering if you would mind taking the time to help me out. I am also, doing a giveaway as a Thanks for your support......just visit my blog for the links! Thanks so much in advance. If you ever need anything for me...I will be glad to return the favor...just let me know!
Daisy~

Anonymous said...

Donde estas Birdie Blue? Queremos saber como esta Rosi. Un besito. Ani de Sevilla.

renee said...

Still checking in daily and sending positive thoughts for Rosie and all of you. I hope she is getting better every day.
renee

MÜGE KÖKLÜ ATİK said...

Hi
İ have'nt been saw your blog...ilove your plants and live colors
Lovely days with angels

Anonymous said...

Dear Molly,

Thank you for sharing so many wonderfull ideas and moments with us. We wish you and your family Gods love and strength.

From The Netherlands.

Vietje said...

hey 'biride',

i miss you, i miss your blogs, i'm missing your beautiful pics...
i hope every thing is ok with your daughters specially with the youngest... i hope to read soon something from you!

lot's of love and hugs to you and your fam.
from Belgium!

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Vicki said...

I was going thru my blog list and doing some weeding. Saw your blog name and remember so well all of your wonderful posts. I'm sure I speak for many readers in hoping all is well for you and your family, most particularly little Rosie; a difficult past 12 months for her and all of you, as you had multiple sadnesses and challenges. Best wishes for a healing Christmas and a brighter New Year.

Sewn With Grace said...

Thinking of you today and wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

Allison Taylor said...

You have a very pretty looking porch. Does your daughter help you arrange it? I have a lot of fun in our garden with my little girl Jenny. She helps me a lot. I'm glad I have a garden because it has helped me raise a happy, responsible and smart child. Plus our home always smells of flowers and we always have fresh, organic veggies. :)

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Anonymous said...

Hey,

miss your blog, hope everything is well, especially with your little daughter.

Happy Easter

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Deborah {Wedding Thingz} said...

Love the quilt!

Rebekah of Schenewark Farm said...

first time visiting your blog. I love that quilt! I'm a sucker for a gorgeous "grandmother's flower garden" quilt and I love the English paper piecing style!

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Sue said...

Hi Molly
I just wanted you to know that you and your little Rosie are in my thoughts. I discovered your blog late, and have so enjoyed going through your old posts. I love your book posts and have read so many of the ones you mention.

It's funny isn't it, how reading someones blog makes us feel we know them. You have a lovely family and I pray that all is well.

{Your playhouse has inspired a redo of mine ~ thanks!}

Libbie Doyle said...

I was just thinking of you & wanted to say hi :) Prayed for lil Rosie & your girls today :)

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