Monday, November 10, 2014

My today

Breakfast—we love coffee, and we love our breakfasts.  It is my hour of enchantment and communion when I seek to hear God’s voice while, outside, the natural world joins in, in their own way. 

This morning, the blue jays were holding a meeting on the pea gravel paths on the west side of the garden.  It was bath-time in the fountain in the center of the garden for the orange-breasted robins, and over to where the feeders stands like a magical tree in the east part of the garden, the cardinals were holding their own worship services.  I am enamored of this place and everything that surrounds me. 

After breakfast and after I cleaned up the kitchen and cleaned both bathrooms, I started assembling my new chandelier.  I’m loving how it’d turned out; love the colors and the combination of both together.  I did some paint retouching in some areas, but this was really more for my own sanity than anything else, and it turned out beautifully.  I’m now waiting for Manuel, my 70 plus year old dear handyman, who has helped me immensely with all the things I’ve done in our cottage, to put it up.  Hopefully, I’ll see him tomorrow. 

Because I’m not spending that much time out in the garden these days, I’m into some ‘inside’ projects now.   I found this lovely urn you see here at a thrift store several years ago, but because I never really felt in love with it, I didn't care for it much.  Something about the blue stripes on it kept me from showing it.  It's been hiding all these years.  It never occurred to me that I could have painted it… 

 Until now...

Love it!
Do I need to spray on a clear coat?  Do you know?

Can hardly wait to see my chandi up! ;)

See you all soon!


  1. Cielo, I am sorry I do not know about the clear coat. But I will say, it looks so much better all white. I love your new chandi, the colors are wonderful. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
    p.s. I am missing my sweet singing summer birds. They have flown south.

    1. Oh Susie so that’s what it was! Your singing summer birds in my autumnal garden praising our Creator this morning for taking care of them on their long journey south… I knew I hadn’t seen such sweet birdies here before. But now they’re safe. I’ll take good care of them for you and make sure to send them back your way the very moment I see the signs all around us.



  2. OH Cielo,
    I love the way your chandi turned out, I think it looks marvelous!
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

  3. How pretty! Love the center of the table with fairy lights. Love the white pitcher, and adore the colors of the chandelier! Can't wait for Manuel either! I'm amazed how you think of such awesome, happy things! Just beautiful.

  4. Absolutely beautiful..So happy they didn't melt! LOL.. I've been waiting to see some of your work inside your house. And I can already tell you've worked your "magic" there too just as you have outside. Show us more as these cool days cause us all to stay inside more each day.

  5. Can't wait to see it lit....

    And so happy to learn that you have an "olden" gentleman, to help with projects. Perhaps because I am "olden" myself, it sounds so much safer, to have him, know your house. For a continuing source of help... Rather than having to reach out to unknowns... (I still remember the unhappy happening, of the 2, who walked off with your money...)

    So glad you have your Helping Gentleman!

    Gentle hugs,

  6. Your projects turned out great. Love the white pitcher and the color of the chandelier.

  7. oh I love the way the pitcher came out! I liked it originally but it does look magical all white. Thanks for showing us. The blue chandy is a mystery.....I wonder how it will look hanging up? That blue is gorgeous.


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