Friday, June 10, 2011

Believe in the Magic of Fairytales...

As I walked along another little country lane today, my thoughts dancing around in my head like little flower~fairies in the garden on a Summers Eve, I happened upon this most delightful spot... a quietness fell over me as I stopped to capture the beauty and serenity before me... perhaps the little flower~fairies really were dancing around... enticing me to take a different bend in the road today... through the early morning mist... to what I perhaps shall call my own "Brigadoon"...

If you are too young to know about Brigadoon... or if you simply have not heard of it... or seen the magical movie or play, Brigadoon is a mythical village, not on any map, that appears only one day every hundred years... the countryside is covered in beautiful flowers and life is sweet there... it is such an enchanting tale about a magical place... if I am not in Brigadoon... I shall make~believe I am... for I am totally captured by the spell of this countryside... so very close to my home... yet seems like a fairytale setting from so very far away...

A little stream flows through the middle of my secret haven... the waters bubbling, calling out my name... as they tumble across the rocks... flowers in the softest, muted shades of lavender and pink welcome me here...

Peonies warmed by the early morning sun... waiting to unfold their fragrant petals to delight my senses even more so...

As always, I want a closer look... I want to see what lies beyond the graceful trees... if this really is my own Brigadoon... perhaps today is the only day I shall know... perhaps the path I follow tomorrow may not bring me here again... or everything will be asleep... for another hundred years... I must follow my whimsy and see where it leads...

The path I take goes deep in the woods... farther... and farther... part of me wants to continue on... but something tells me it is time to follow the path back out of the woods and find my way back home...

One last time I shall inhale the fragrant perfume of the gorgeous Dame's Rocket...

Then wistfully bid my own little "Brigadoon" farewell... will it be here tomorrow... or will this just be an empty field with a little stream running through it... and a sleeping little haven which will appear in another hundred years?... I wonder... xoxo...


Friday, June 3, 2011

Jo~Anne Coletti's "The Feminine Home... Where the Heart Is"...


Once upon a time...
(I love stories that start out this way!)... there was a beautiful fairytale Princess named Jo~Anne Coletti... everything she touched turned into something dreamy and romantic... soft and feminine... now, this beautiful Princess has graciously allowed me to use some of her stunning photos to tell you about her latest magazine, "The Feminine Home, Where the Heart Is"... take a little peek with me at her enchanted outdoor patio... A soft glow of candles and the sweet scent of roses... fairy lights and vintage lace... sigh...Her lovely magazine is available now for pre~order at Vintage Rose Collection... you may also order her first edition of "The Feminine Home" there as well if you have not already done so... I hope you will leisurely browse through her beautiful blog and luscious photos... perhaps also taking a peek at her rose paintings and vintage finds in her website, which you can access through her blog...I have some exciting news to share also, but not just yet... other than to tell you Jo~Anne has included some of my own memories in "Where the Heart Is" as well... just a little hint... it's about Lilacs... and tender moments from the past... wishing you all a beautiful day as Summer begins to unfold... xoxo...