Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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catch some summer joy


summer is easy to catch
{even in the rain}
my dear friend Dagmar
was so kind to think of me on her holiday
 she gathered me up a bunch of
sweet pink shells
thank you so much my friend
it was a joy to meet you


How are you catching your Summer JOY today?

{xox} 

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends 

32 comments:

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love collecting sea shells. Your shells look so pretty displayed in the pink bowl. It makes me really want to visit the beach again.

xo,
Danielle

Alessandra said...

Happy 4th of July to all your US readers!

Ciao
Alessandra

liz said...

Gorgeous colours Koralee and I love those fabrics. Liz xx

by Teresa said...

Pretty shells! Where did she find those? Enjoy your vacation! Hugs, Teresa

Ann said...

So pretty...
loving those shells.
Have a nice day!

Lynn said...

Koralee, This is so pretty! Happy summer!

It's me said...

Love and a happy summer day from me....xxx...

magie said...

What pretty sea shells! Makes me long to be by the seaside :) (just need some sun here though..)
I love the patchwork beach blanket.the fabrics are just lovely.
Have a lovely day today x
Magie

Jo said...

:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My sweet Koralee, what a GREAT PHOTO SHOOT from these pearls from the sea....your pinks and gold, blues and reds bring much joy all year long!

OK, THIS IS IT...YOU ARE OFFICIALLY DONE????????? I AM JUMPING FOR JOY knowing that you are FREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Now what? You are going to take the world by the horns now, I KNOW IT! I am so excited for you. Today is our fourth of July so we are taking it easy today. THE HEAT HERE is much too much!!!! LOVE TO YOU MY FRIEND! Anita

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Pretty & Pretty!! I love the looks of that patchwork!! :) Happy 4th of July xo Holly

Maria said...

Good morning, Koralee!
The seashells are such a nice thought! They're lovely in your pretty bowl! Dagmar was so sweet to think of you on her vacation!
Thank you for stopping by, Koralee - you are also so kind to help your colleague clean and organize her classroom. I could use the same help! This year, I started heaving old things from my cupboards at school... and could do so much more! It's that same old story ... "I might use this again someday." Then, someday doesn't happen, but dust does!
She will LOVE the new found freedom of clean and organized. I'm feeling that way about my sewing room now...
Koralee - I'll bet you could write a great post about this topic!
Thank you for the Independance Day wishes!!!
God bless our countries! May we always be free!
God bless YOU always dear heart!
***xoxo***

-Maria

Dagmar said...

Oh my goodness...those shells look amazing in that bowl..who knew there would be that many pink Panamanian shells....I do believe that summer has started today..may your day be filled with summer sunshine and joy..
It was so great meeting you...just another slice of joy to add to my life❤

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Oh Happy July 4th to you!
Your posts always make me smile!
Kari

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh sweet Koralee, you would NOT want this heat we are having! Stick to the rain and SUNSHINE! Oh my, that pastry shop sounds DIVINE...BUTTER? What a perfect name! Oh have a fabulous time. IF you happen to run into dear Rosie, give her a squeeze!

I WILL SHOUT OUT A HALLELUJAH tonight over the whistling fireworks as they slice the night air!!! YOU ARE FREE!

I am so thrilled for you. Happy day! Anita

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Oh your blog is soooo beautiful Koralee! Loving those pretty pink shells!
Victoria xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a beautiful post....

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh they are gorgeous and perfect in your dish...hope your summer is shaping up nicely Koralee?

Sarah -x-

Marilyn said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift. I enjoyed visiting her blog too.

Well as you know summer is just about to begin in the northwest. This morning I followed my orange marmalade kittie around the yard while in my robe and delighted in his discoveries.

Sue said...

Koralee, Your images never fail to make me happy! So beautiful and cheerful:) Thanks!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

pretty sea shells by the sea shore makes this jersey girl smile! a patchwork beach blanket...doesn't get any better than that!!! sending hugs my friend -- you always have that special smile waiting for me!!!!

Michelle Palmer said...

Your posts are ALWAYS wonderful :)

FrenchBlue said...

Hugs and sparkles and cupcakes with red and blue sprinkles on top for you sweetest one in the whole wide world! I LOVE YOU! Have a Happy Summer
XO

June said...

You are such a lucky, lucky girl Koralee. Dagmar's shells are lovely.
My Summer joy today came as a drive the mountains amid the aspen trees and pines. Sheer delight!
hugs from here...

Helen Philipps said...

Pretty pink shells are always a summer joy to me and your picture is especially sweet and joyful! Wishing you a wonderful summer, Koralee!
Helen x

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

What a great idea to gather shelf on a pretty bowl - love it! Oh summer is just so much fun... going to the beach before and after work today...

Beijos,
http://acasadava.blogspot.com

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Oh finally I can enjoy summer now that our rain has subsided!!! Our local strawberries are abounding and they taste scrumptious!!!

Jo said...

What lovely pink shells! They look extra gorgeous on that plate. I love picking shells, pebbles and smooth, worn, coloured glass. I also love all the wildflowers growing by the road side at this time of year, might go and pick some tomorrow!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KORALEE!!!!!

I am so excited to hear that you were able to spend time in your GARDEN! Isn't it wonderful how our plants and flowers respond to our care? I have had to water certain plants TWICE a day due to our killer heat, but today it is ONLY 90 degrees Farenheit!!! A lot better than 100+

OOOOO WHAT ARE YOU AND SYD up to today? The Little White House..oh dear, I already know I would like it!

Well, I am sick. GO FIGURE....I spend all school year with students who have STREP THROAT and I never get it...now, I have something going on with my throat. I am coughing a lot and that maybe why my throat was so raw last night. My studio is ready for PRIMING NOW! I must get on it and get the wood work done so that my house guest that is arriving on Monday July 20 won't walk into a disaster zone!

Have a wonderful FREE SUMMER DAY MY SWEET FRIEND! Anita

Trisha Brink Design said...

I love pink shells!!! What a sweet gift...wishing you loads of sunshine and happy summery moments this weekend :)

Mimi said...

HI KORALEE!!!!
My summer joy is found in different ways on different days......sometimes just alone time at home... aplce I so love...it is my Soft spot to land on busy days....Love it when HUBBY walks in the door at night.....and other days...joy is out with friends...eating and catching up....or other days...MY GRANDS fill my life with JOY I cannot describe...so I have found my joy..I look for each and every day!!!
hugs 2 U,
jamie

malia said...

patchwork beach blanket? i love it! what a great idea...