Share Your Cup Thursday #204

I’m (Jo – Anne’s Attic – design) so happy to be co-hosting today at Share Your Cup Thursday #204! Welcome everyone and thank you for all of your kind support and wonderful well wishes and prayers since I have been down. I have felt them and am ready to return to you next week! I can’t wait to share with you some of the projects that I has able to finish up while recuperating.  Continue reading

There’s A Winner!

Welcome! To Anne’s Attic – design today! There is indeed a winner for the 2nd annual anniversary give away! Continue reading

2014 in review

Hello dear friends I hope that your Christmas was joyous and full of family and friends. I am taking down Christmas and getting ready for the new year when my yearly report from WordPress came in and I want to share it with you. These are the results of my first 9 months of blogging results. Kind of like having a baby. LOL Thank you dear readers!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 58 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I love it when you leave comments, let me know what you would like to see more of.

Have a very warm New Year! Jo

Thanx to all my dear friends that have helped me along the way!

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner
Treasure Hunt at From my Front Porch to Yours
Blog Hop at Katherine’s Korner
Blog Hop at Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Blog Hop at Over Fifty Feeling Fourty
Before & After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Tues. Garden Party at Creative Country Mom
Inspiration Exchange at Town-n-Country-Living
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Make’s
Big Autumn Bash at Mila’s little things
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Makes
Funky Junk Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Big Christmas Party at Mila’s little things
Craft Schooling Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom
Christmas in the Country at Creative Country Mom
Twirl and Take a Bow at Art is Beauty

Capodimonte – Porcelain

Good day to all my dear friends from blog land. I hope you are really enjoying these beautiful cool Fall days. If this is your first time here please take your time and peak into some of the other posts and pages that I have written. Please be a FOLLOWER by clicking on follow this blog, and you will receive a post that comes right to your email in box.

Junkers, have you ever heard of Capodimonte – Porcelain? Or have you ever been over come when you are out junking when you fall upon a beautiful lamp, vase or figurines with beautiful roses and other flowers on them. Well, I have. I first discovered two beautiful lamps that I could not go home with out.

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I found out later that they are made by a family in Naples Italy, established in 1743. The business stayed in the family until 1867. Their product is famous for the molded figurines and decorative flowers.

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I saw a beautiful lamp go for $10.00 dollars with the shade the other day! Wow what a steal! I am now a collector of these beauties. One thing that I think is very funny is that my grandmother gave me a small vase of Capodimonte porcelain years ago that started my love for them.

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I am a rose lover so having these beauties in my home is so fitting. I would love some smaller lamps to make candle stick holders out of them. They can be used in many different ways.

I hope that you enjoyed today’s post, when your out junk’n you just may run in to Capodimonte.

Life is LOVERLY when you do what you love!

((HUGS))

Jo

I’ve been featured by these lovely blogs.

Thanx to all my dear friends!

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner
Treasure Hunt at From my Front Porch to Yours
Blog Hop at Katherine’s Korner
Blog Hop at Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Blog Hop at Over Fifty Feeling Fourty
Before & After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Tues. Garden Party at Creative Country Mom
Inspiration Exchange at Town-n-Country-Living
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Make’s
Big Autumn Bash at Mila’s little things

Roses in Your Home

Welcome, welcome! I am so happy that you are here today, you are all new followers to me because I have not even hit my first anniversary date yet with blogging. I have learned so much from blogging and especially from you my dear friends that come here several times a week and have given encouragement and advice when I have needed it. A special THANK YOU to all!

As I was pondering what to post about today, I was going through my pictures of my small sweet home and thought how much it has changed since I started blogging and especially since I received my Interior Design degree this spring. As I was viewing my photos I realized that I consistently had pink roses in my decorating. I love these beautiful flowers, no matter what the color. Not only are the colors so incredibly breathe taking but so is their fragrance. People for centuries have given Roses as a token of love and appreciation, and Roses have been written about over and over again in poetry.

So today I am dedicating this Rose post to you my dear friends.
I’m am sure that at one time or another we have received Roses, if not flowers. First I would like to take you out into my little garden.

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This is the first Rose garden that I have had since I started my new life. (See about me.) I have felt like I have put down roots since I moved here. So a Rose garden is what I wanted. A PINK ROSE GARDEN. These darling little bushes will bless me and others with all shades of pink. Since this picture I have planted miniature Roses bushes in between. The two in the back are climbing Roses and will spread over the brick fa-sod.

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Here is a picture of the Rose bushes giving off their first buds. In another life time when my children were small I farmed a quarter acre of garden and yard. Toward the back of the yard I started my Rose garden. Each Rose bush produced a color of flower that I thought pertained to my children’s personalities. My oldest is a girl, and of course she had a beautiful pink Rose soft and sweet as she was. My first son’s was yellow just like his sunny personality. My third child a boy, had a orange yellow variegated Rose very much like the many ideas he had. Last but not least my fourth is a boy as well, his was a very soft bluish lavender Rose because he was my soft little pal. I had colors, for parents, sister, grandmother, and just because, but I will never forget the joy my children would have in their eyes when they ask me to tell them which Rose was theirs and why. I tended to these little Rose bushes with the love of a Mother.

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Here is my favorite Rose, I wish I new the name of it, if any of you gardeners out there know by looking at the picture please send me a message.

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This is another great picture of my favorite Rose. Since I don’t have a Bow at this single time of my life I but myself two dozen Roses every payday.LOL I love bringing them home and spreading them through out my home.

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What do you do with your Roses when they are starting to dye? Don’t tell me you throw them out! There are so many fun ways that you can use them in your vignettes to make them more beautiful!

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I take the Roses just before they start to look to shabby and bundle them together and hang them upside down for about two weeks.

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They look beautiful even while I am drying them.

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After they have dried I put the long stem Roses in a old wine holder basket that I have. Some day it will be full, but it has a long ways to go.

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The darling petals that fall off I keep and put them in a glass jar. Some times I will add a little lavender oil on them to give them a lovely scent.

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Here is a beautiful bouquet of flowers that I have in a blue metal vase. Having them in my home makes me feel special and beautiful. If you look closely enough you will see that each bud is different from each other, just like us, but yet a like in many ways. This is why I love blogging, we like the Rose can come and meet together with at least one thing in common that we all love, Interior Design. These Roses are for you!

I want to leave you with this dear little poem I found.

I watched you in your
garden
roses growing every
where
flowers were so lovely
perfume filled the air

Touching them so
gently
creating a bouquet
tied with yellow
ribbons
so they would’nt blow
away

As I left the garden
on that summer day
I turned and looked
once more
then slowly walked
away

I admire your lovely
garden
so happy I would be
if I were the rosebud
you touched so
tenderly.

Heather Burns

Life is so LOVERLY when we are doing what we love!

((HUGS))

Jo

I’ve been featured by these lovely blogs.

Thanx to all my dear friends!

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner
Treasure Hunt at From my Front Porch to Yours
Blog Hop at Katherine’s Korner
Blog Hop at Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Blog Hop at Over Fifty Feeling Fourty
Before & After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Tues. Garden Party at Creative Country Mom
Inspiration Exchange at Town-n-Country-Living
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Ma