Monday, August 3, 2015

Some weekly random


A new month on the calendar.


Thank goodness Fall will be here soon!


Birdies in the birdbath.





I won another giveaway! 

This time courtesy of my dear friend, Diane over at Pepper Medley.


Maybe I should look into playing the lottery ;)


I bought these beautiful heart ornaments, that sweet Stephanie made, from her Etsy shop.


Stephanie included that darling cloth coffee cup, as a thank you.

She blogs over at The Enchanting Rose as well :)


And I also bought a painting from my beautiful friend, Kim.


You can't tell in the picture, but the water sparkles :)

Kim started painting birds and landscapes for her dollhouse not too long ago, and with the encouragement from her readers, has started selling life size ones on her Etsy shop, so of course I had to get one.

It was really hard to choose!

She's a fantastic photographer, as well and sells cards with the images she captures, from her visits to a nearby lake. Those are also found in her Etsy shop.


You can also find Kim on her blog Imagery by Kimberly, which most of you already know ;)


And lastly...

Crab dinner at my mom's house.


And a sunset the same night.


Did you enjoy your weekend too?

xo
rue


28 comments:

  1. What beautiful treasures! And those paintings are gorgeous!! I think it is a great random Monday! Hugs!!

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  2. Hi Rue ~ yes, I did have a really good weekend. Thanks for sharing about yours. Such pretty "lovelies", as I call them...both the ones you won in a giveaway and the things you bought online. Kim sure is talented with her photography and painting, isn't she? Have a great Monday!

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  3. Got to see my grandson. That made it good!
    Brenda

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  4. Always nice to receive beautiful handmade gifts. Birds and sunsets to complete nature gifts too. Returned from my mom's home in California, wish she was closer, like yours. Kathleen in Az

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    1. I hope you had a good time with your mom :)

      xo

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  5. Lovely gift, and spectacular looking crab, but I'm not ready for fall! Summer is just getting started here. :p

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  6. How nice that you won such pretty items, and Kim's cards are so lovely!

    I'm not ready for autumn, so bite your tongue Missy!

    We had a nice weekend. I got some interesting pics of the blue moon which I may share.

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  7. Delicious crab dinner and a glorious sunset! How perfect.

    Our weekend weather was purrrrrrrrfect too. So it was very enjoyable. :-)

    May your week have some whimsey and magic, in it,
    Tessa

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  8. Rue, I used to have crab all the time when my brother-in-laws were fishermen in Alaska. I hope your dinner at your mom's was good. There's nothing like Kim's pictures - they are filled with grace and beauty and peace. I have a couple of her cards as well. And Stephanie's creations are always made with love. It's so fun to get goodies in the mail, and these gifts are very nice.

    Have a splendid week, Rue.

    ~Sheri

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  9. Oh my! I agree with Doreen! I'm not ready for Autumn yet either. -grin- Although I do love Autumn. I still want to enjoy summer, for longer.

    May your week have some whimsey and magic, in it,
    Tessa

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  10. No, no, no, I'm not ready for fall! Our summers are so short up north that I relish each and every day of summer. Today it's so chilly we had to close all the windows!

    You won some lovely prizes! And the hearts and painting are special treasures from special friends.

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  11. i wish i lived where those of your readers do who want summer to continue!!! LOLOL!!!
    just heard on our weather... we're to have temps in the 100's for at least 10 days in a row. AFTER tomorrow.
    so. i will do any grocery shopping or 'out there' activities tomorrow to get ready to hibernate. YES! i'm ready for fall!
    a beautiful post here full of your treasures. not the least of which is that ever gorgeous sunset! xoxo♥

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  12. Hi Rue! Oh, look at all of your goodies! Yay for you! The crab looks so good. We've been traveling and I've had some fresh lobster a couple of times! Yummy. Hope all is well with you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. You are a lucky girl and the queen of Etsy shopping! ;-) Sweet treasures one and all!

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  14. So love the painting you just got! Very calm and soothing!

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  15. Wow, congrats on those, they are all very sweet and beautiful treasures, Rue! The beach painting is my favorite! Ha, I'm with you, bring on Fall!! =) Dinner looks delish, my brother is the crab cooker in the family! I still can't get over how beautiful your photo of the blue moon you took the other night! The song's been stuck in my head! Have a good night!

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  16. Lots of fun this and that, Rue...love all of your fun goodies! I'm not ready for fall here yet...even though I LOVE it so...summer is just so short here!

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  17. Congratulations on your win! Thank you for sharing your beautiful purchases too and those crab legs...well they had me drooling! ;)

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  18. Rue Dear,
    I am so ready for Autumn,! Please hurry dear Fall and bring falling leaves, pumpkins, and cooler weather. It is so hot in Texas! I enjoyed seeing your lovely treasures, what fun you have had and such a lucky girl too!
    xoxo
    Jemma

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  19. No...no Autumn yet. We just started having summer weather and I'm so not ready for cold weather. Love your new painting.

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  20. What gorgeous things!!! They all fit so beautifully with your vintageness. I love that your calendar has a vintage look too! xx

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  21. (((Rue)))
    I just left a comment but now I don't see it, so please ignore if this is a repeat!
    but THANK YOU SO MUCH for your sweet sharing and loving, supportive heart - always! i am so happy you like your painting and that it is there with you.... you are my sunshine! i love you very much dear friend!

    Love,
    Kim

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  22. I think I want to eat at your mom's house! YUMMO!!!

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  23. Rue, thanks for the reminder to check out Stephanie's shop! I had meant to browse through her store and I picked out some lovely items to buy. I'm watching Kim's shop, too, waiting for just the right painting for my home. I love that they're so small! Both ladies are so inspiring!

    Congrats on your successful wins! And as always, I love the pics from around your home and yard. You create such a peaceful oasis for all inhabitants, both human and animal.

    Much love, Miss Rue!

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  24. I am so flipping nosy. I just spent too much time trying to enlarge the calendar photo to see your schedule. I really need to get a life.

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    1. HAHAHA!!! I would have done the same thing ;)

      xo

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  25. wonderful post and beautiful art! Love the calendar too. I'm so ready for fall!!!

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  26. Oh Rue, you are so sweet to mention my little Etsy shop :) I am sorry I missed this post....my blogging has been quite pitiful lately. You are a dear and I greatly appreciate you!

    Enjoy your week, lovely lady! Hugs!

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