Friday, September 23, 2011

{what's on my mantel this week}


pretty flowers
from my daughter's employer
thank you June






light turquoise vases
I painted myself
{easy as can be instructions found here}

have a great weekend 
I will be heading here tomorrow

A GREAT LIFE IS NOT SOMETHING WE EXPERIENCE.......
IT'S SOMETHING WE CREATE
xox


52 comments:

Gwendolyn said...

Beautiful flowers and you know I love turquoise!
hugs~

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty and so pink!

- The Tablescaper

June said...

My two favorite colors together Koralee...you have made me a very happy girl tonight!
Beautiful!!!!
hugs from here...

Dogwood said...

love the vases.
what a fabulous idea.
nice arrangement.
smiles to you.
dogwood

beachcomber said...

so pretty! i love pink and aqua.
x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there sweet little bluebird...come and see what I shared about you....sweet pictures and what a marvelous mantel you have..magic chez toi, that is for sure my dear friend, Anita

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Have a wonderful time Koralee. Can't wait to see what you will bring home.

xo,
Danielle

Theophanie said...

Happy Weekend. :)

Zilly said...

Love it-love it-love it-Those flowers are my favorite. And I like the way you presenting them. Wishing you a great weekend with heart&soul from Sil.

by Teresa said...

Oh Koralee, I can't wait to see what you find there tomorrow!! I love your flowers.. I think I'll be heading across our country road this weekend to get a new bouquet of Dahlias for my table. Tomorrow I'm going to the "Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival"!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

mkirsch said...

The truly amazing...dahlia, thank you for your inspiration and kindness..it makes my day!

delia hornbook said...

Lovely photo's and flowers just brighten up the house. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

Riet said...

What a lovely blog and I see my two favorite colors all over.
I am your newest follower.
Riet

Palomasea said...

Hello Dear Koralee,

I have been an admirer and follower of your beautiful blog for some time, and sweet Anita's lovely post has nudged me to come out of my shell and leave a comment!

How wonderful to have been able to strengthen your friendship with that magical meeting of kindred spirits...

Gorgeous mantle photo!

Many blessings to you,
- Irina

Jane said...

oh so pretty :)
I love the colour and the way they look with your flowers soooo pretty
happy weekend x x x x x
Jane

BEAR's Mom said...

love love love the colors!
enjoy your day at the vintage market
my sweet friend...i loved Anita's
blog about your meeting :D i know
you will cherish that forever memory!
sending BIGGEST BEAR HUGS xxxx
~victoria~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my little bluebird....

It was so nice to see you this morning my friend. What a blessed life to have met you, and to have friends that care and are excited to LIVE. It is Saturday my sweet...what are you up to today? Painting? Primping the homestead? I am loving every SECOND and wow, how life really forces you to take every beating moment to enjoy and make it the best....fly high my bluebird and make the day special...love that MANTEL!!!

BISOUS, Anita

tinajo said...

Looks lovely and pretty - have a nice weekend! :-)

Kitty M said...

ooh the vintage market looks amazing Koralee - can't wait to see what you may find.

Also really needed your parting quote at the moment :-)

Kitty xxx

Rizzi said...

GREAT QUOTE KORALEE..........AND SO VERY TRUE....
YOUR FLOWERS ARE LOVELY........THEY BRIGHTEN MY DAY.....WE ARE HAVING DREARY, RAINY, HUMID WEATHER ALL WEEKEND......MUST GO SEE THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE VASES.......THEY ARE LOVELY..
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND......RIZZI

Jaci said...

Koralee, They are beautiful, my two favorite things, turquoise and flowers!

"Create Beauty" said...

Hi Koralee,
I came over from Anita's blog, how exciting that you two were able to meet!!! She adores you! And I can see why!!!!!

b e a u t i f u l .....



~ Violet

polkadotpeticoat said...

so pretty......the color is wonderful!

Lulu and Co. said...

Happy weekend! Here's to creating a beautifully full life,
Xo,
Lulu

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty! I have to check out your painting technique!

XO,
Jane

Helen Philipps said...

I love your delicious colours today, Koralee. The perfect pink dahlias are so beautiful, and your turquoise blue vases are gorgeous...what a delightful combination!
Helen x

It's me said...

Enjoy a happy weekend....love from me...xxx...

Martina said...

Oooooh, these pictures make spring come back to my mind - so very pretty! Hope your weekend is all sunny and lovely Koralee! xox

Emily of The Best of this Life said...

Gorgeous Flowers and Vases! What a splendid thing to have on one's mantel :) Have a grand weekend xo

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

Your photo's are a joy to the eye! The flowers and your turquoise vases just look lovely :-)! I will check out your tutorial.

Happy weekend!!!

Madelief x

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

So nice to meet you Koralee.

I was over visitng dear Anita and found the most beautiful post about your meeting.
I too have had the sheer pleasure of spending a little time with Anita. She is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside.. A woman with enough love to cross oceans..

You have a beautiful blog here and am happy I have found you through Anita. I will visit again soon.
Blessings,
Penny

Lilybets said...

Beautiful words Koralee,something created by yourself is something we gave life and soul !

Debi@7Gates said...

What a neat idea for the vases. Lovely little zinnias would be just cute in them. Debi

hometown girl said...

that frame is fantastic! super sweet with the flowers and vases! sending hugs my friend!! susan

Kathy Martin said...

Ah.....so lovely! :)

Elyse said...

beautiful flowers ... beautiful frame!!! would love to see more!

happy weekend

xo
elyse

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Love the turquoise vases, and what a great idea on how to paint them. I've heard of Christmas ornaments done this way, sometimes I think my mind lives in a box! Have to try this! Love, Linda

Denise said...

Hello my Dear! I jumped over hear like all the other girls to meet Anita's special friend :) Now I must peek about and get to know you-BYE-Denise

Marilyn said...

The flowers are lovely, but I have never know a daughter's employee to send the mother flowers. Thanks for the tip on painting bottles and glass vases. I love them.

Alessandra said...

Really you painted those vases? Brava! You are so talented :-)

Ciao
Alessandra

Burlap Luxe said...

Visiting from Anita's and what beautiful words she has written about her soulful visit with you. I am a friend/follower of Anita's as well, and this lady amazes me every visit with her beautiful words.

I am a follower now of you and your beautiful site and will enjoy getting to knwo you much better.

Beautiful Sunday and an inspiring week to come.
xx
Dore

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Those vases are so pretty. Absolutely love the color! Your blog always puts a smile on my face.

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

I love that frame!

vicki archer said...

Pretty mantle....xv

francis said...

sunday-afternoon filled with autumn-sunshine ... overhere .
Visiting you and enjoying your happy colorful world ....
Yesterday we tried the bunny-coat on Eva
She did not like it at all so the pictures are not for showing . Next time new attempt ....
We are getting there SOON ......
Have warm sunday sweet friend

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Such pretty colors! Your signature colors really!
Have a blessed Sunday!
Yvonne

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

Lovely lovely flowers, the vases are perfect as well. Wish I could go to the Fieldstone market, looks amazing!! Have fun and can't wait to see what you find. :)
~Scarlett

Vintage Home said...

Sweet pictures wonderful quote!
Love the mirror!...woops frame just sold one yesterday! Thanks for dropping by @ the market! Had such a blast!...

KarenB said...

I love your vases! I've saved those instructions on pinterest. Yours turned out great. Love the quote, it's so true!

Susan said...

Your vases of flowers look so very pretty next to that MAGNIFICENT frame above the mantel! I picked up some tableware that had turquoise handles while I was shopping this afternoon then changed my mind and put them back. Now I'm wishing I'd bought them! Such a pretty color! Did you enjoy your day at the Vintage Market? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon! I just posted a comment on Anita's blog saying how I would have loved to meet the two of you! :) I'll bet you had an awesome time!
Wishing you a wonderful new week...((HUGS))
Blessings!

Libbie said...

Oooo a fun peek into your new home! I am so nosy you KNOW I have been dying for a peek Koralee! & YES! Next year I would LOVE to take you to dinner when you are in MN...I know you proabbaly have a pretty crazy schedule but if you get a second...I'll whisk you off to someplace good :)

Dagmar said...

Was just thru Abbotsford on Friday..wish I would of know..do they have this every year.? if they do,..I won't miss the next one! love the posts you did and I missed while I was in Vancouver..catching up tonight..the blue pumpkins, the flowers and I love the genuine kindness and warm feeling of your blog! you are a treasure!
ox