Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mirror and flowers

Wow I didn't realize it had been so long since I last blogged.  Did you miss me?

Our granddaughters wedding was April 6th, it was the nicest wedding I've ever attended. Amanda was a very laid back bride and set the tone for a stress free wedding. I was hoping to have wedding photos to show you but I'm still waiting for son Brad to download the photos he took to his Flickr page.  Here is a snap shot of the bride and groom that Amanda posted on Facebook.

After the wedding I was busy doing tax returns.  I didn't have as many to do this year  so I put it off until the last few days and barely finished by the dead line.  Thanks goodness that is done for another year!!

The rest of the time I have been doing yard work.  Spring arrived early this year so we didn't have to wait for April showers to bring May flowers.... we have been enjoying early spring flowers of all kinds.  I took lots of flower photos.... I'll show you later.

I haven't had much time or inclination to play with clay, my muse is getting inspiration from planting flowers.....  but I did cover a mirror and a tealight holder.

Here is the mirror. I bought several inexpensive beveled mirrors and tealight holders at Wal-Mart. This is my first attempt a decorating a mirror.  It went pretty well except the rubber pads on the back of the mirror melted in the oven..... next time I will remove the pads.

Here is the tealight holder.

And here is how the look together.

And of course I made a couple pendants with the scraps.

I took a ton of flower photos..... here are a few.

This is the back of our house, the one story portion was originally a dentist office and is now my studio and office.  The window on the left is my clay room.

This is the flower bed under my studio windows.  We planted a couple new foxgloves and a peachy color Iris,  the rest were already there... well, not the hanging basket, that from this year too.

Foxglove flowers fascinate me, I love having them just out side my window.

Our local fruit and vegetable stand has such pretty hanging baskets this year and they were reasonably priced.... so I bought several.  The purple petunias are yummy, I don't know the names of little purple and pink flowers.

and last but not least a close-up of the clematis

Next time I will show you my gazebo and more hanging baskets.  Wish I could show you the cardinals and bluejays that hang out in the back garden but when I go out may cats go with me...  so the birds stay clear until we go back inside.

I have not forgotten my promise to make a "border cane" tute..... it is in the planning stage and I hope to have it done very soon.

Hope you all are enjoying spring as much as I am.... although I could do with out the scary weather!!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Yup, we missed ya! Glad that the wedding was joyful and relatively stressful. Beautiful bride. Especially like your lovely mirror and tealight holder. The asymmetrical look to the mirror makes it so unusual and visually appealing. Flowers are gorgeous.

  2. Thank you Anita, it is nice to be missed! Beej

  3. You have been busy!!! I must say, your Granddaughter is beautiful and looks so happy with her husband by her side.

    I love what you can do with scrap clay ~ you are an amazing artist and you have a great green thumb too. Those flowers are beautiful. Clematis is one of my favorites.

    1. Thank you Sandy, your kind words made my day!

  4. I've missed you but I knew you were playing with flowers and not clay and I can't say that I blame you! These are beautiful!! They must smell heavenly. I say boo on the scary weather too, may it never come near you or your family.

    How nice - the words "stress-free" and "wedding" in the same breath. I can't imagine how she pulled it off but what a wonderful thing! Amanda must be a super special person. :) (I giggled through my entire wedding, it was awful.....) LOL!

    The mirror & tealight holder is just darling!!

    Have fun playing.