Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Dog Ran Through My Tulips

When DS and his little friend A. were 3 they beheaded all my tulips with their "I have the PowerHe-Man" swords. Wish I would have taken pictures on that day.

This week D Dog ran through and over the tulips in his never ending quest for being somewhere else. Delicate stems. At least I could rescue and enjoy them in the house.

Not much difference I think, except it doesn't bother me the way it did when I was younger.

Its almost May, where is the time going?

I did work on a painting project this week. I painted four ordinary frames with CeCe Caldwell Chalk Clay paint in Santa Fe Turquoise and finished with clear wax.

I collect frames from thrifts and garage sales, remove any contents, sand and repair if necessary and then occasionally do a 'group of frames' project. They are handy for grouping 3-D collections.

I am in love with pretty right now. Love the spring greening and flowers, the sunshine, green mossy grass, softer rains. First back yard mow on Sunday.

Happy Birthday DH.

Thanks for visiting.
See you again on Monday.


  1. Sorry about your least you can enjoy them inside~~~ The vignette with couple on the blue plate is beautiful! And I love the color you used on the frames. Popped over from Simple and Sweet Fridays~~~

  2. Glad you could rescue the tulips! Pretty photos! It really is amazing how a little paint transforms frames!

  3. Love the turquoise frames. I do wall grouping too. As a matter of fact, I'm working on some gray ones right now.

  4. Oh poor tulips!
    Well I caught a young squirrel practicing his digging skills in a flower pot on the porch where I was starting some flower seeds!
    Nothing's safe! :)
    Pretty frames :)

  5. Such a fun story about DS and his "I have the Power" He-Man" sword, made me smile. I like the blue plate in your vignette, very pretty.

  6. Boys will be boys and dogs will be dogs! :-) I love the vignette with the blue plate. The plate makes me think of The Scarlet Letter.

  7. What a lovely way to describe spring - "I am in love with pretty right now"!

  8. Hi Joy ... your tulips are beautiful. Frames look great and I know you will enjoy styling with them.
    I'm with Donna ... love how you described Spring.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures. (thanks for stopping by and the nice comment)

  9. Your flowers are so pretty, Joy! Okay, I'm seriously lovin' that Santa Fe Turquoise!

  10. I love the colour on your frames .... love the name of the colour, too. :)

  11. Sad about the flowers but they look lovely in your vignette. The turquoise frame are wonderful too. Hugs

  12. Hello Joy,

    There's something compelling about kids and blooms. I had a neighborhood child pick all (yes, all!) of the blooms off of my bushes one morning--to give to her mother! Ah well, they grow back. Thanks for playing today.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  13. Oh funny about the He-Man sword! My son loved He-Man -- we used to make up silly songs about He-Man and Skeletor and drove him crazy!! I'm glad you could enjoy the flowers -- they are so pretty. And I love the color you painted the frames! Good idea too!

  14. Oh my, my son had one of those "he man" swords too. I think it is still around here some
    Beautiful photos of the flowers and love how pretty those frames came out.

  15. I love your ruffly burgundy pansies, so sumptuous. I like the blue and white dishes, too. Chalk paints seem to be all the rage, my DIL likes them too.


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