Monday, February 25, 2008

Inspiring Things

I love little glimpses into the past. Over this past year, I inherited a notebook. It contains all types of clippings from newspapers and magazines grouped into related collections. My father and I are guessing that it was done in the 20's by relatives in Canada (possibly Victoria) and sent to my grandmother. Here are some of the beautiful images....

How about these rabbits and images for Easter...

... definitely some softie inspiration... as well as some great ideas for little dresses.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone is having a lovely St. Valentine's Day and not over indulging on the chocolate. The above picture is from my last year's Valentine's gift. It is from a book titled "Appolonia's Valentine". It was published in 1954 and tells the story of a girl who tries and tries to make the most beautiful valentine. The pictures are wonderful.

I just returned from a wonderful and sunny three days in Las Vegas. Since Chinese New Year is in full swing the Bellagio had their conservatory all decked out.

There were more orchids than I have ever seen outside of Hawaii! Bunches and bunches on them everywhere....