Elegant Rose

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Mr Easter Bunny..x

The full pink moon.
"This full moon marks the appearance of pink
ground phlox, an early spring flower.
The amount of hope in the air
during a full pink moon makes it the best time 
to ask some one to marry you".
Taken with kindness.
From
The girl who chased the moon.




For those, like me who simply love to follow the moon cycles.
we have the full pink moon this evening!
I hope she lights the skies with her soft warm glows....
And our hearts also.
Thank you for all the kind wishes in my last little post, too!
I've gathered them up to keep for always..




I'm preparing my little house today for Easter time..
and I would simply love to admit that I made this delightful Victoria sponge..
BUT 
it would only be a
 Little  ~ White ~ Lie..
Ha ha
..Those that know me well may know my culinary delights do not amount to this..
No matter.
All is well.



Here's hoping the Easter Bunny comes a hop ~ hop ~ hopping by this weekend!
His visit is awaited with much anticipation!!
Dark chocolate for me, please and thank you, Mr Bunny!



I've said it before and I will say it again..
"I simply LOVE Easter time and all it's rituals"..



Tomorrow Dean is home, which is lovely...
His last visit was Christmas..
( far to long ago)
We also have a friends wedding tomorrow.
~
Seems perfect to be marrying around the full pink moon, me thinks..







Mr sunshine has his very lovely Easter bonnet on today and the weather is set
to be warm over the Spring time break..
Let's jolly well hope it keeps it's promise!
I am thinking Easter is just that little bit nicer this year,
 being later than normal...





Above.
Miss Olivia made this very healthy chocolate brown ~y cake, today.
It's from the Anita Bean recipe book....
No needs what's so ever to feel any pang of guilt at all.
I am a thinking this will not hang a round for to long!






I'm wondering how Easter is shaping up for you all?
Will you be rolling those paste eggs, with your little off springs..
I do hope so..







A small confession, I am posting today still
in my PJ's..
Please don't tell a soul.
I have lot's and lots that I really  should be doing.....
So I will close for now.
Wishing you all the blessings of Easter time.
And do sleep tight under the 
full pink moon.
hugs and Twinkles
****
 Maria x



After word..
I have attached our little ramblings
We have been busy little bee's in the run up 
to Easter!
pop in and say hello...





Friday, 11 April 2014

A vintage kind of week.....

Silver
A word that describes all that shines with the prettiest of lights...




This week has been one of the nicest kinds ~
along with blowing out candles and making wishes....
Mr Rosey Tinted Spectacles 
 and I celebrated 25 years of wedded bliss!
ha ha..
 It only seems like yesterday.




Like most other young couple then..
We didn't have two pennies to rub together...


We didn't have a honey moon....
Goodness no....
We needed a washing machine much more than a fancy holiday!
Dean would be born prematurely in the August...
Busy, busy days..
I smile when I think of just how much we needed to build and feather
our nest back then....





The last three days we have spent here, to celebrate in a little more style..
The Lake side hotel on lake Windermere...
This beautiful picture of the hotel from many moons ago was displayed in our room.
Then...



And now...

A beautiful retreat with the most stunning views...




This weekend we will celebrate with closest family and friends..
Small but so very special..
~ a lot like we did back then...

( Thank you, lovely, Thea)

The cards below are vintage..
A lot like us.
They belonged to my parents...






It's little words from me to day!
But I have high hopes that your weekend with be of the grandest too..




Take time to dream lovely blog world..
I thank you for all the kindest words and thoughts you always leave here!
They truly mean the world!
with twinkly hugs 
*******
Maria.





Tuesday, 1 April 2014

A Mish ~ Mash Of Lovely Things...

"April brings the promises that May is bound to keep!
Perhaps it's because April is so full of dazzling sunlight.
Is this why our spirits start to soar?
Perhaps it's because resurrection is this month's signature.
Now the season of dark diminishes as the season of
light increases in strength.  
In the garden, primroses, pansies,violets,tulips and
lilac's burst with colour.
Each one flower, plant and bough bears's profound 
witness to it's own authenticity"..
Taken with kindness from my bible
Simple Abundance.



Happy 'old fool's day to you all... 
Look left,right, up and down ~ and proceed with caution
today!
Tom Foolery is around....
Over the centuries the first day of April
has evolved into the date to pull a pretty old prank or two.
So be at your most wary today and have all your buttons on! 
to those who may enjoy a light hearted folly or two..

Today I'm pondering...
about just how soon we have arrived here..
April, that is...





For me April brings..
A mish ~ mash of loveliness.
And the simple promise of all that is lovely
~ to follow...
It also brings my birthday.
which means blowing out lots of candles
and making magical wishes...
AND
 a vintage anniversary of the happiest sorts..
( more on this next time)
Yep, April is going to be a special
month.









We have Easter bonnets to wear...
and all those delicious chocolate eggs..
~ I make no 'buts' about it...
Easter time is my most favourite time of year!!
Whoop! whoop...






LOVE this old world ~y 
photograph.
( My Grandparents and Mama)
When small.









My Saturday was ever so busy in Bumble Bee...
with little visitors delighting in choosing a special gift 
for their lovely Mama's..
In the afternoon tea and scones were served in 
the prettiest china cups, to all that 
 should happen to come through 
the doors..
We were busy little bee's
But the day was special.



I'm a hoping you were all
utterly spoilt rotten on the day it's self!
hehe!
Mr Rosey Tinted Spectacles and I took a walk 
to see all the baby lambies, new to this beautiful world..
( my most favourite walk at this time of year)
I wanted to bring them all home!






Wouldn't you?
What's not to fall in LOVE with..






My goodness me, my auricular is blooming at long last!!
Blooming lovely too...

I still have 'pesky' builders here this week...
Sad but true.
 It's a  l  o n g ~   l o n g  job!
but I'm grinning and bearing..
and today is my day off after all
  I'm going to spend it wisely...
so on with the kettle.









I have new reads to delve into...





AND
I'm going to be catching up with your worlds 
in pretty pictures and words..
ASAP!
Bliss...
I hope your week is as lovely as you all are..
With twinkly hugs 
******
Maria x