Monday, March 31, 2014

another year gone...

last week i had a bday and received some great gifts:)  i love this simply shabby chic quilt, 

it's pale pink with tiny roses on one side, and has large scattered roses on a white bkgd on the reverse side, and ruffles all around.


with an amazon gift card, i found a white ruffled bed ruffle and 2 white ruffled shams.  so, now, i'm working on changing up the master bedroom.  believe me, it needs changing:)

with a hobby lobby gift card, i found this great zinc finish terrarium, 


and this distressed suitcase,--it's just about the same color as my newest shutters.


this tray will probably end up in my kitchen and the frame in a bedroom.


the last gift--romantic country is a favorite magazine of mine. 


stephanie from the spanish dahlia is featured in this issue--such a pretty blog, check her out:)


and i finished another rose painting--this has a very different style of rose than the last painting.


it's finally in the 60's here, i'm going to go soak up some sun, now.
have a great week!

43 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday. It is hard not to buy all the Rachel Ashwell Simply Shabby Chic items at Target, isn't it? I always want everything. Your roses are lovely. I love painting roses too and have an entire wall of my rose paintings. Roses will never ever get old for me. And in my garden they are beginning to bloom.

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  2. Happy Spring Birthday, Lynn! LOVE that wonderful rosey quilt!

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  3. Happy Birthday! Love your new quilt and your beautiful rose painting. It's always fun to see what your style is up to!

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  4. First of all Happy Birthday. Love the new quilt and pillows. I know the room is going to look so sweet when you get it done. I love Romantic Country too. I have not met Stephanie so I am heading over to meet her now. Congrats to her for being in the magazine. I cannot wait to see your Master Bedroom. When you mentioned shutters oh my can't wait.
    Kris

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday, Lynn! You got some great gifts! Love the soft and romantic look to the quilt. I also love the terrarium. I have to not look at them at Hobby Lobby because I would buy them all if I had room for them!

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  6. Hi Lynn, Happy Birthday to you. I love your new pretties and I know you are having fun decorating with them. I was at Hobby Lobby today and the new goodies are great this season. I love Romantic Country too and have been getting it for years. Have fun with your changes in the master.
    Glad you weather warmed up. My hubby is in Evansville for a couple days for work and said it was nice.
    Hugs

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  7. Lynn- Happy Belated Birthday. It looks like you have some wonderful new things. I LOVE that tray...and the bedding. My gosh- I love it all!!! Glad you had a wonderful time celebrating by finding things you love- xo Diana

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  8. LOVE your pretty gifts! Such a great variety~~~one for every room! I'm sure you will be decorating that bedroom quite the lovely and please post soon! I hope you had a beautiful birthday~~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

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  9. Happy Birthday! Just love Shabby Chic and your new quilt is too sweet, especially that little ruffle going around it. How fun to re-do your bed!!! That terrarium is very cool, and I'm wanting one of those trays...

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  10. Happy {belated} Birthday Lynn!
    If those beautiful gifts are any indication, you had a fabulous one!

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  11. Happy Birthday, Lynn! You found some great things and I will look forward to seeing them displayed in your home. Your roses are coming along beautifully...don't forget to sign your work, you will be famous one day!
    :)
    JP

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  12. Happy Birthday, Lynn! Looks like you had a fabulous day!! So many sweet treasures! I'm swooning over that darling quilt! Just love it!

    xoxo laurie

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  13. Happy birthday! what a great post of shabby goodness!! I can't wait to see your bedroom...Mine so needs a makeover too! Let us know how your sweet puppy is doing!

    Carol

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  14. Wishing you a Happy Birthday, Lynn! Looks like you were well remembered with so many very sweet gifts.
    Mary Alice

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  15. Oh, Lynn! I am so sorry I missed your birthday - HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BELATED B-DAY TO YOU!!!

    Your gifties are perfect and your painting is absolutely wonderful. You are so talented. I couldn't paint to save my own life.

    Sorry I have been so MIA lately- plan to catch up on your post - life kinda got a little crazy there for a while. Big hugs.

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  16. Happy Birthday, Lynn! You received some lovely gifts that are going to look so pretty in your home. Your newest painting is gorgeous! You are really mastering the art of rose painting. Enjoy the warm weather and sunshine!

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  17. Happy Birthday Lynn!!! What pretty gifts..love your new quilt set and your latest painting :)

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  18. I so love all your new stuff--can't wait to see where you put it all. I love that tray--really cute! Sounds like people really know what to get you for your birthday :) Your rose painting is so pretty...love it! Have fun with your new treasures!

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  19. Happy (belated) Birthday! Your painting looks amazing Lynn, you have so many talents! Enjoy that sunshine!

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  20. Happy "B-day Lynn, love your quilt. Simply Shabby Chic always has beautiful things.

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  21. Happy, Happy Birthday, Lynn. So many beautiful gifts and your newest painting is amazing. Enjoy the sunshine!
    xo,
    Lin

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  22. Happy Birthday sweet lady~ Love your birthday goodies. Everything always looks amazing at your place! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  23. happy birthday! what lovely gifts! Perfect for you! enjoy your "new" year-aimee

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  24. Happy Birthday Lynn and what spectacular goodies. Loving the terrarium, so pretty and you can do so many fantastic things.

    Cynthia

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  25. Well happy belated birthday me sweet friend. So glad that you were feted in style! Love all the beautiful gifts.

    Wishing you a year full of love health and happiness!
    Leann

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  26. Love that suitcase! I hope you had a fun and happy birthday!!!!!

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  27. Glad you had such a wonderful birthday Lynn. Love all your presents and I know everything will look lovely in your home.
    You are really getting good at painting roses ...
    Thanks for visiting Timeless Treasures with a nice comment on the French jewelry display stands.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  28. A belated Happy Birthday Lynn. I haven't been keeping up to my blog reading lately! I love all your new things for your master bedroom redo. Your latest rose painting is so pretty! You are very talented! I love pink and wondered if it is one of your favorite colors? Nancy

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  29. Hi Lynn! Your rose painting looks beautiful! My birthday was last week too! :) Happy B-day!

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  30. Belated Happy Birthday to you. Looks like you have some beautiful gifts, that quilt is gorgeous, hope you share when you get it all put together! Lovely painting too, your roses are really professional looking. I had to laugh at soaking up the sun in the 60's, because we were there too and I can totally relate, ha ha! ~Diane

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  31. Belated birthday wishes, you've got some gorgeous things.
    One day I need to come to the States and check out Hobby Lobby and Target, I feel I'm missing out !

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  32. Hi Lynn: At first glance when I started reading this post, I thought it said you had a baby this week.What?? but then I reread it so want to wish you a happy belated birthday and just love your pretty gifts. The quilt is adorable and will look so pretty in you bedroom and the color on the suitcase is wonderful. Thanks for mentioning Stephanie. I didn't know her and her photography is amazing. Your paintings are just more beautiful with each one..Have a great weekend..Judy

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  33. Well, happy birthday to you!
    I'm glad you had so much fun shopping for goodies.
    Beautiful roses! I have a rose painted pedestal that I wish I could give you!

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  34. Hi Lynn, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  35. Me thinks somebody loves you Lynn :)))))) Happy Belated B-Day to you my dear. You really received some awesome things!!!
    hugs from here...

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  36. Hi Lynn, Happy Birthday to you. That looks great - I would have loved to win it!! I am always looking for new home decor ideas. I'll be back to read more in the future.
    Pretty Sofa for Pretty Living Room

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  37. Happy belated birthday, Lynn. I'm a bit late reading the blogs I follow as you can tell, I'm sure. Glad you found some purchases at Hobby Lobby that you really liked. I love that store, too.

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  38. Happy belated birthday Lynn. I love everything you recieved! Your friends and family certainly know what you like. The rose painting is so sweet!
    Blessings, Deborah

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  39. Lynn, I love your gifts! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Everything is just perfect and I can't wait to see the room makeover. Your rose painting is wonderful. Are you going to hang them in a grouping?
    hugs,
    Jann

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  40. Hi Lynn, wishing you and your family a special Easter.
    Hugs

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  41. Hi Lynn, I wanted to drop you a line and thank you again for commenting on Susan's blog MUST LOVE JUNK and leaving me a sweet comment there on being in the Saturday Spotlight! Love that tiny little suitcase....how cute! ! xoxoxo Christine from http://littlebrags.blogspot.com

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  42. Hi Lynn! Thank you for your sweet comment on my post. I love how you have changed up your blog! It looks so pretty. Can't wait to see what you've been up to. Happy Spring!-aimee

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