Thursday, May 14, 2009


Thought you all might enjoy this picture of the carrots that were left over in our greenhouse all winter - pretty small huh? But they taste great and I think the next time we have guests for dinner, I will add some of these little cuties to the salad! I have been checking out many of your blogs this week and seeing a LOT of beautiful flowers! Well, it snowed again yesterday, so that tells you my flowers are just now coming out of the ground! I think we are going to miss spring this year and go directly into summer!

Here are three pictures I took while visiting - found them in and on antique stores. I thought they were funny!

One more thing, I guess you all would like to see some of the "stuff" I got! The birdhouse has a story; the first day of my visit we all went to a plant sale. At this plant sale they had a raffle where you write your name on the back of the ticket and put it in the bag in front of the prize you would like to win...well, the next day Fran got a message on her phone stating that you won the birdhouse...and guess what! To our surprise, all three of us jumped up saying "I won"! The lady didn't say the name of the winner! Fran called and of course, you guessed, I was the lucky winner! Yee Haa!

While I was gone a very nice lady who I "met" not long ago, Mona from "Whisper Sweetly of Cottages" left me a Bella award! I am so excited that she did this and "Thank you, Mona for such a sweet surprise!" I will pass it along too!

So this is the scoop: To the recipients of this award, here is what you do: Please pass this Bella Award on to 15 people who have blogs that are new to you and you think are lovely (15 seems like a lot to me, but yep, that's the rules!). If you don't know 15 new blogs, it's O.K. to choose a blog that you really love! Also, this award is yours to take and post on your blog side bar if you would like, just put the name of the person giving it to you beneath. Enjoy and congratulations!

So here are 15 new blogs that I've seen and loved! Some very creative people, and all cottage-y a look that I love too! I am sorry about not being able to add their http onto this, but for some reason, this new Windows Vista will not let me! By the way, if anyone out there knows how to do it, please let me know!!!

1) Lallees Cottage at
2) Sweet Peas and Happy Things at
3) Cottage Farm Villa
4) Cynthia's Cottage Designs at
5) Pink and Polka Dot at
6) The Farm Chicks at
7) The Beehive Cottage at
8) Suzie Buttons Creations at
9) Mona at
10) Jean from A Romantic Country Home at
11) A Glimpse Of My World at
12) Cathy at The Stylish House at
13) Cass at That Old House at
14) Cherry at Cherrys Jubilee at
15) Lucy at Lucy Bloom at

Well that's quite a long list! They are all pretty new to me, I have seen them a few times and think their blogs are beautiful! There are lots more I could add to this list, and some of them would be my old friends that I have been watching for a long time - their blogs are just as beautiful!
Have a great week,


Libby Murphy said...

I've never seen such tiny little carrots. I bet they are oh so tender.
Happy Twirls

Kathleen Grace said...

Were the carrots growing all winter in the greenhouse? It looks like you got lots of pretty things, I made the picture bigger and I love the embroidered bits and the little blue bird salt & pepper shakers. The birdhouse you won is beautiful!

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Marilyn, The tiny carrots are so cute. I love all the pretty things that you got, you are one lucky girl! Thanks for giving me the award, I am honored and I will certainly pass it on.

Monica said...

Thank you very much for the award, Marilyn. That was quite kind of you. I will pass it on. Thanks again.

The Stylish House said...

Hi Marilyn,
Those carrots are cute and would look wonderful in a salad! Also thank you for the award it was nice you thought of me. Cathy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are the cutest little carrots! Look at all of the goodies you brought back from your trip! And I love that birdhouse you one.

Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit and saying such sweet things about my mosaics....

Candy said...

Cute carrot story and love the fairy godmother sign.
Congrats on the winning the birdhouse.
I found you little lamp for looking for some vintage pink stuff to post. Didn't see it in your Etsy shop so thought it had sold. I love looking at your creations...wonderful job.


Rhondi said...

Hi Marilyn
Those baby carrots are so cute. We havce vista. ALl you do is copy the URL(http) of the blog, then go to the post you are writing. Write the name of the blog in the post, then click on that green ball at the top of the posting box. A box will pop up. Paste the URL in there. Then click OK. It will show the Blog name underlined, but when it actually posts the underline will be gone. Readers can click on the name and it will take them to the blog. If my instructionas aren't clear, email me and I can walk you through it.
Hugs, Rhondi

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Hi Marilyn, I wanted to thank you for stopping by and leaving me an award. I am happy that you enjoy visiting my blog!

Cute little carrots... we had some like that one year! Enjoy them in your salad!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

We love carrots and have them nearly every night. Those tiny ones can be sooo good.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Marilyn,
cute, cute, cute. I have never seen such teeny tiny carrots before.
Enjoy your day,

Meggie said...

Hey Marilyn! Thanks for stopping by recently. I've missed you! Carrots are always good in a salad, I'm sure those would be quite tasty. Have a relaxing weekend!

Suzie Button said...

Hi Marilyn, I'm slow accepting your award, gosh, thanks so much!!! Your carrots also are so cute! You said you didn't know how to create a link for the blogs? If you still need to know email me and I'll send you the instructions, I'm still trying to figure out a few things too on my blog, like how to create a box with HTML that people can copy to have a button from your blog on their site? I still don't know how to do that! Suzie Thanks again!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Marilyn, I just checked in to see how you are doing and found you have given me an award! yay! thank you!!!

Those carrots are so darling; I am not sure I'd have had the heart to eat the little sweeties. :-)

Love the signs ... when we moved to That Old House, a friend gave us a sign that looks like one of those historical markers: "Here, in 1850, absolutely nothing happened."
Hahaha... we haven't put it up yet, but it cracks me up.

Thanks again .. great post! Glad I wandered by!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love that sign about holding the handle until ..........
That is so cute ! Thanks for stopping by sweetie.

maidenshade said...

Good morning, I'm stopping by to say hello, and Happy Pink Saturday. It's been stormy and rainy here in Southwest Florida. I hope your day is full of sunny skies, warm temps and plenty of Pink!