Monday, June 27, 2011

Dreams do Come True ~ 'A Backyard Country Wedding' by Celia Hanning~Therens

Today I received a beautiful gift in the mail! Somerset Life please excuse me for gushing a bit, but an article I wrote and submitted to Somerset was published in the July issue! Yipee!!!!!

I wrote the story as a gift to my parents for all the love and support they have given to me, and I hope some of the ideas will inspire and encourage you as well.

Thank you Somerset for the awesome blessing and making one more dream come true for me!

xo Celia Hanning~Therens

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sweetly Wistful! ~

These delicious fine art food painting from graphic designer and painter Joel Penkman are simply enchanting!

I love the vintage feel of his paintings, reminds me of younger years. Candy stores, and fountain shops with my sister and lunches with my Nana from Italy! Sweet memories.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Gift Idea....

Steve Mc Queen Sun Glasses ~ exact sunglasses at Sunglass Hut

A Sticker to make his I Phone look like a Leica Camera

OK...This one would be a great gift for hubby ~ Dog Coller Bottle Opener

Bike Glow Light ~ for midnight bike rides

Whatever your gift will be, but more importantly spend the day with Dad and have a wonderful day!
xo Glad & Celia

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Counting My Blessings

Short & Sweet...that's Oliver.

Keeping it simple is so very appealing to me, it is essential for happiness in my life!!

Making cupcakes with Oliver gives me many moments of pleasure! I am thankful for today!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lilac Water

A few weeks ago my sister Jan ~ the 50 best punch recipes, posted a new site she found, The Tea Bag Compost Pile. The site showed how to make lilac water. Today with lilacs in bloom in our back yard, I thought I'd give it a try. The recipe calls for a stalk of lilac and add it to water for 12 to 24 hours (while in the fridge.) I used a ginger jar I had handy, but you could use a gallon water jar. Take the lilacs out after their steeping time and drink this delicious flower water within a few days. Store in fridge and strain into cups throughout the day to drink. It is energetically good to uplift the heart and spirit. I hope you get a chance to try it. I poured myself a glass only after a few hours of steeping and it was very delicious!!

Have a great week! Glad & Cel

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Farm Chicks 2011

We would love to share a little story with you about this amazing event called 'The Farm Chicks Antiques Show' ~ held in Spokane, WA., June 4 & 5. The promoter of the show, Serena Thompson brings together a wonderful mix of antique and vintage vendors from many parts of the United States. This event has grown from a very small event to now a thriving, growing, much anticipated and needed event in Spokane. We love Serena's passion for vintage and handcrafted goods. The Farm Chicks is truly an inspiration to us!!!

Now, we would love to share a bit of our booth space with you. We chose to be in the BLUE this year, with Blue Boy, Blue Lockers, Blue Cupboards, many other blue treasures.
We enjoy this show so much...from visiting with other vendors to all the shoppers with happy faces, carrying big heavy bags, pulling carts and wagons filled to the brim and overflowing with treasures and lots of oohs and aahs...lots and lots of hugs and kisses to old and new friends. We love it all!!!

Early morning photos of my sweet daughter, Celia and myself

The house that Junebug built...thanks honey for loving me and building me & Cel our house

Always room for candy

Blue oil cans

Fork and Spoon Chandeliers ~ My friend, Deb Green from Madelines purchased the Spoon Chandelier for the entry of her restaurant, can't wait to see how sweet it will look!


My silly Celia ~ She can always make me laugh!!

Photos courtesy of Mike Lee