Tuesday, August 9, 2011

~a little collection~


i created a 
pretty gathering
 wee little snip-its taken from my garden pots
 plunked into my
hanging candle holder




A person's mind is like a garden:
 it can be intelligently
cultivated or allowed to run wild.
Whether cultivated or neglected, it is visible for all to see.........
It is important to weed out all the inappropriate, useless
and tainted thoughts.
Take time to cultivate honest, useful and reasonable thoughts.
Plant with the seeds of knowledge for new growth.
You can be the master gardener of your soul,
the director of your life.
It is your thoughts and mind, which shape your character,
circumstances and destiny.
~James Allen~

sending you all some
 extra love today..... 
just because

xo

44 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

You sure do have the touch for making something to simple look so sweet, fresh and cool. Love all the above.

I couldn't be more thrilled that the needles and yarn are taking and she is sticking with it. Let her know that an extra stitch or hole or two, is pretty much the norm when starting. I"m guessing pretty quick she will be right on track. Can't wait to see the outcome.

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Absolutely refreshing! Gorgeous idea =)

It's me said...

Just because ...i need that right now !!..you know me better than you thought......love love love and more love from me...xxx...

Kathleen Grace said...

My violas are all shot for the summer. Your flowers are so springlike:>)
Love the quote. So true, we are what we think and we need to weed out the bad and make room for the good.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:” Proverbs 23:7

fernandflora said...

Hello dear friend! It's been so long since I said hello. My life has been nutso, but it's lovely to see you're still here with your sweet posts. Such a good one today. How are things at your new home? Loving it I hope??

xo

Maria said...

Good morning Koralee!
Your hanging candle holder ~ what a sweet idea for flowers.
Rachael left me some sweet little vases that were used at a wedding shower she planned in June... I've been using them all summer for my mini bouquets of JOY!
I love your words today ~ they remind me of the scripture: Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Such a lovely way to start the day ~ beautiful thoughts*
Happy day dear ♥
*Maria

michelle said...

What a beautiful collection, so happy and so fresh. I like the idea of the mind being a garden, I think I have too many weeds at the moment, but I am working on clearing those out.
Have a wonderful day sweet friend.
xoxo

red ticking said...

wow... i am dealing with alot of this right now... soooo true dear friend.
miss you... but i know you are right here... and so am i... xoxo

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

Love your flowers!


Gabriela

BEAR's Mom said...

happy happy joy joy joy
love your blooms
so simple so sweet
we are back from the beach
getting the sand out of my clothes :D
everything looks different thru
the eyes of a 6 year old :D
BEAR HUGS xxxx
~victoria~

T's Daily Treasures said...

I have a hanging candleholder in my living room but never, ever would have thought to put flowers in it. So pretty! And love the quotations. I am diligently working on cultivating my soul. ;) Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Ashley said...

Sending extra love your way as well....I'm glad I visited today, my life is quite hectis right now and I have to keep reminding myself that I am the master gardener of my soul =) Xoxoxo

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Koralee

I have just found your gorgeous blogg and am enchanted by the sumptuous photos that have really lit-up my day.

From now on I will be a follower.

Best wishes
Anna

Madelief said...

Hi Koralee,

You always find such beautiful words. I will have to remember this quote! Love your little bunches of flowers in the candle holder. It looks very sweet!

Happy day & lieve groetjes,

Madelief xox

Becky~ said...

This was a beautiful blog.I so adore the african violets or as they call them here Johnny Jump ups.I love your photos Koralee.The way you photograph is lovely.


Sending you best wishes for a great week!

Kris said...

That is so beautiful!

Lilybets said...

..beautiful words Koralee,I think the same...
God bless you and your family and friends.

by Teresa said...

That is a great quote. I need to print that out and hang it by my workspace. Thanks for sharing.. love love love to you!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Bring Pretty Back said...

Koralee, It's been a bad day and this is just what I needed.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Claudia said...

So very lovely, Koralee.

xo
Claudia

Bonnie said...

lovely post and thanks a bunch for the extra love today - sometimes it just helps lighten your spirits a bit! I also really enjoyed this post - helping me focus on just the important stuff. beautiful flowers again!! *heart* :)

BeachVintage.com said...

So dainty. Love this.

Carol said...

Just lovely....great quote, too!! xo

Not Just a Waitress said...

sending you some love right back, my sweet friend!! :) :) :)
i LOVE your post, the quote, and the lovely photos. :) hope your week is off to a blessed start! :) :) :)

liz said...

Hi Koralee, beautiful words and flowers. Thank you for sharing. Hugs xxx Liz

liz said...

Hi Koralee, I love those words and the flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Hugs xxx Liz

Vintage Home said...

...great thoughts!...pretty pictures!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest heart! Oh how many times I have thought of this beautiful analogy of the garden akin to our hearts and minds. The weeds grow in so fast and we need to pull them out as soon as see them pop up. But that which is beautiful needs so much cultivation and care!

YOUR BLACK FOREST CAKE SOUNDS AMAZING! Was it delicious, what is outstanding????? I bet your celebration was a blast...HOW IS THE NEW HOUSE COMING ALONG? And how is your back taking all the work? Oh dearest, I see the calender; it says August 10! I HAVE 15 days left to sleep, write, read and PLAY! THEN it is back...when do YOU go back?

Enjoy it all precious.....thank you for visiting, Anita

{ Vintage by LOU LOU } said...

Quite simply put they're "pretty pansies"....I love them x

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
WELL, I'M BACK......MISSED EVERYONE SO MUCH......
WENT THROUGH ALL YOUR POSTS I MISSED, THEY WERE SO CUTE, AND LOVELY. HOPE EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL IN YOUR NEW HOME. TODAY'S POST IS SO GREAT, I JUST LOVE IT.....WHAT A GREAT IDEA. THE FLOWERS LOOK LOVELY. HAVE A NICE DAY MY FRIEND.
RIZZI

malia said...

Your photos are always amazing. You have an eye for making pretty things extra beautiful!
xo malia

Gwendolyn said...

A Beautiful post with such amazing words of wisdom.
Blessings~

pollydove said...

wow. wow, to that wonderful, thought provoking quote, and wow to these images today! i love how you photographed your flowers ... they are gorgeous!!!! xoxoxox

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I love coming to your blog and love all the pretty pictures as well as the pretty words you have written. It's such a blessing in my day.

Marilyn said...

I can use the extra love today, thanks! The little pansies are so sweet. Mine are past blooming.

Dagmar said...

Another amazing set of photos..just love what you do...you have such a sense of style!
I was thinking of you yesterday as we went thru Oliver and on the back roads to Hawthrone Mtn Winery (SeeYa Later Ranch Winery now) ....back to OK Falls and then returned back on the east side of the lake to Penticton...then back to West Kelowna...the fruit is amazing this summer...now that it is finally here!When are you coming up here again?
xo

Faded Plains said...

Beauiful photos...to match your beautiful post. Thanks for the love Koralee...sending it back to ya double fold ;o)

Bela said...

Sending you some more extra love, dear Koralee!!!
LOve, Bela

Emily of The Best of this Life said...

Beautiful flowers and lovely quote. Pansies are so happy and darling - perfect in those tiny pots! :)

follow your own way said...

what a sweet, sweet poem. makes me smile. your photos are absolutely beautiful...and so is your header picture.

found and sewn said...

lovely post, The quote is a great one to remember...beautiful photos x

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Is anything really prettier than a pansy?

London Still said...

so charming! x

SvenskaBlomsterbloggar said...

candle holders can be used for most things, exept candles! ; )

//Emelie