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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sharing My 54th Wedding Anniversary


Hello everyone,
Today, July 17th 2014 I'm sharing my 54th Wedding Anniversary with you.
My Sweetheart was 18 years old and I was 19 years old. We were married on Sunday at two o'clock in the afternoon in Santa Clara, California. 
Today, Sweetheart played golf and I took these photos to share with you and place on my pinterest memory board. 
Tonight we went to the Outback restaurant for dinner.
~KISS~ 
(Keep it simple Sweetie)
Yesterday I bought two cupcakes for dessert tonight.
Tiramisu 
The beautiful bouquet is from my garden. 
"Secret" 
Check out 53rd52nd, 51st, 50th.
One more year of bliss!
Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner
Joyously,
Betty 

I'm sharing @ the following parties. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tool Caddy for Patio Table

Hello everyone,
The weather has been so hot! In a couple of weeks we're having our annual visit from our granddaughters and son from Southern California. I've been getting the patio ready for our evening get-togethers.  We do a lot of snacks and desserts in the evening when the sun has gone down. To make life a little easier for me, I decided to put some essentials in a tool caddy on the patio table. Our new table has a lazy susan in the center and we can spin it around and help ourselves to anything we need in the caddy. I've put flatware, salt and pepper and napkins and a small lighter in the caddy to light the candles for our evening enjoyment. 
A little french bucket is holding some of my roses. Even with the heat my poor roses are blooming. I have a new pink hydrangea bush  and I picked a bloom for my flower centerpiece.  The tool caddy has been around  awhile and it works beautifully on the patio table.
I found a set of flour sack towels with red stripes at the grocery store. I wanted to cover the caddy with something frenchy. The  letter transfer with my initials was ironed on the towel. A french country look in the patio. 
I can carry the caddy into the house and add anything extra I need for entertaining during the evening. 
I bought an eight piece set of flatware in white at Walmart for under $5.00 dollars. It works great for outdoor dining or desserts.
Salt and Pepper and some napkins. Today I bought some small paper plates to put in the caddy too.
A little Double Delight
My sweet Secret
After I finished photographing the outside patio table, I brought the roses and hydrangea blossom into the house and photographed the  centerpiece on my little table in front of the dining room windows.
One more look at my Tool Caddy and the beauty of Summer.

Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner
I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend.
Joyously,
Betty
Linking to:
Natasha in Oz for Say G'day Saturday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday 
Under The Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase Party
 Little Red House for Mosaic Monday  
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop!
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Wreath "Three Ways"


Hello everyone, 
It's time for a DIY simple wreath project.
I love having a wreath on my front porch all year long, but I can't afford to buy a new ready made wreath for every occasion. To solve the problem this year I'm making a small changes on the same wreath.  As you saw in my 4th of July post. HERE  I just added a few Dollar Tree flags to my existing Summertime Wreath. Ta Da!!
Summertime Wreath HERE
Started all this madness. 
An old sunburst grapevine wreath and two long stems of dogwood and the a burlap bow.  To add more texture to the wreath I added a neutral colored ribbon on the top of the burlap bow and a sprig of white fern. 
Now thru July and August I have morphed my Summertime wreath into a Summer Initial Wreath. I found my initial Y for my last name at Walmart for only $1.97 plus tax.  I painted the Y with black craft paint. and a new trick for me was to use a hot glue gun. I haven't used one very often and the first thing I did was burn my finger with the hot glue. I finally attached the initial to the wreath and let it dry. Ta Da!!
A simple DIY project and a new look to an old wreath.
I'm a new fan of the Hot Glue Gun.
Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner. "Y" because I love you. LOL
I'm happy to be playing with my dishes today. The temps are going to be 111° high and dry...
Joyously,
Betty
Linking to:
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop!

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Party

Saturday, July 5, 2014

*Tea by the Sea*


Hello everyone,
How's was your 4th of July weekend. We had a marvelous holiday weekend... Friday evening we went a friend's home to see the fireworks. She has a perfect view of the fireworks over the Sacramento River.
The weather has been in the triple digits for a couple of weeks now and I would love to take a trip to a white, sandy beach resort for a couple of days to cool off for awhile. Walking along a beach with my toes in the sand.  Picking up sea shells and pieces of drift wood. Looking for beach glass would be fun too.
Under the pergola is great place to have a tea scape...Oh, I mean a Sea scape... My Thompson seedless grapes are almost ready to pick and the Garden Party roses are blooming beautifully.
My gladiolus are blooming and I thought they would look wonderful with my sea scape. 
When I started to think about the sea I knew I would like to find some shell napkin rings. While my granddaughter and I were in Orchard Supply looking for small lights to hang on the pergola we spotted these sea shell napkin rings.  Bingo! Now I wanted to find some sea shell napkins. Then I remembered I had these napkins that I found at my favorite thrift shop a couple of years ago. I've been waiting for the perfect time to use them. The colors work great.
Now to the seashore to find some colored glass that has washed up on the shore. I lived on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in the early years of my marriage. We lived in Fort Bragg, California a little coastal town next  to Mendocino. In the late 60's Mendocino county was not as famous as it is today. Here

While we lived in Fort Bragg we would go to the beach and search for colored glass...There was one spot where an old dump had been and the beach was covered with the most beautiful different colored pieces of colored glass.  What a wonderful experience it was. I needed to find some colored glass. While shopping in World Market I found a bag of colored glass and couldn't resist putting it in my tea  cups. The tea cups came from Tuesday Morning when I worked there. I have a set of 6 for $3.99. They were on clearance and I do love my thrifty finds.


While in World Market I found a bag of drift wood and shells. Of course I wanted to put them in my cloche. 
A view into the garden.
The place mats are from the Dollar Tree. I love orange and blue together. 
The sea shell dish was the inspiration for this 'Tea by the Sea' table.
I found four shell dishes at the thrift store for $4.00. They were $8.00 dollars, but it was their ½ off sale. They are vintage Dansk International Designs LTD France.  The blue dinnerware is from the Dollar Tree and the flatware is from Walmart.





Sea shells and a warm sunny day...
Thanks for visiting,
Joyously,
Betty
Under The Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase Party
 Little Red House for Mosaic Monday  
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop!
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
Marthas Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday
Bernideens for Tea in the Garden
Jan  Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday

Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July


After
Happy 4th of July! 
Hello everyone, 
I wanted to share with you my quick and easy holiday wreath.  I simply used  my existing summertime wreath and added some flags from the Dollar Tree for my 2012 4th of July tablescape.  HERE.
Starting off with my Summertime Wreath. HERE
Before 
Something magical about Red White and Blue. I love my country.
Burlap and flags... How American is that? Perfect in my book*
~Here she is in all her Glory~
Saturday afternoon I will pluck the flags out of the wreath and put them in storage until Labor Day. Ta Da...
Have a safe and happy holiday.
I love my freedom and I love my country.
Hope you enjoyed my DIY 4th of July wreath.
Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner.
Linking to:
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Joyously,
Betty 
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