Friday, April 16, 2010

Buying myself some happiness!!!



Amidst all of the work of the past couple of weeks, I was able to go and buy myself a little happiness when I saw these beautiful gerber daisys at the market. I honestly could not quit taking pictures of them.




These colors cheered up the grey and windy days that we have been experiencing lately.
They make me crave Jelly Bellys for some reason. And maybe some sherbet to go with them.



While I was away, I received an awesome giveaway prize that I had won from
Ginger at Glitter and Roses. Have you been to her beautiful blog? She is an artist and I love to go and see
what she is creating. The reason I follow so many artist's blogs is that it pushes me to create more myself.
I need inspiration from them. Not to copy their work, but to help encourage me to create my own artwork. 


I have been wanting this book for a long time, and was so thrilled to have won a copy that Ginger offered for
her giveaway. Thank you Ginger so much. If you knew how many times these pages have been turning
when I should have been catching up with things around here. hehe

I also want to share a couple of gifts that my sweet neighbor Sarah has given me lately. Sarah is one
of those rare gems that pays attention to the the little things. She gets so much joy from life. She is the age of my oldest daughter and she is one of my very best friends. We are constantly going back and forth to each other's house showing the other our latest find or creation.

This was the pretty little Easter package she put together for me this year.

And this gorgeous organza rosette from J Crew tucked inside a French General gift bag, for taking care
of her little ten year old daughter while she and her husband had a night out.
She is always doing that. She knows what my loves are and she is always bringing me something she knows
will make me smile.
I am certainly blessed to have such a dear friend and neighbor.


I received a package from Michelle at Petite Michelle Louise of beautiful pottery from the sea.
This was such a wonderful gesture. I had left a comment on how lovely her sea glass was and so she
sent me my own little 'gift from the sea'. I cannot get over the thoughtfulness of others in this world. 
Don't you think that blogging helps to see all people that are sharing this planet with us in a different light?
It helps to offset all the negative that we hear about people in the media and restore balance. How great it would 
be if we could all do this blogging thing!
Thank you Michelle, I think of you everytime I look at these pretty little shards of glass.




I think Spring is finally here in my neck of the woods. Although the garden still isn't showing much of it yet. I can't believe that there is still very little sign of life out there yet. My forsythia haven't bloomed yet, the peonies haven't shown their the little red heads yet, and the daffodils and tulips are only up about 2 inches. I thought I would get so much done in the garden when I took my blog break, but the weather was rather cold and windy. I think I am what you would consider a fair weather gardener. lol

I did get a lot done these past couple weeks however. I was able to get some furniture painted, some grandchildren played with, some yard clean-up done and even our taxes filed on time.

The shed turned studio is progressing so fast. I am so excited about how it is turning out. The guys we have doing the job are fast and do excellent work.  It has only taken them 4 days to do all the work. They are coming back in a couple days to finish.

Here are some pictures of the work progressing. The shed was rather ratty looking with just the particle board siding. My husband had an old chicken coop turned saddle shed that he tore down and we reused the awesome old siding the do the outside of the studio. I love old sheds and wanted to reuse as much of the old coop as we could, because this was not just any chicken coop, this was the first place our little girls cleaned out when we moved to the dairy to make a place to play in. Yuck! It served them well until I bought our first twenty-five chickens and turned it back into a real coop again. The girls then found another old building to rescue and play in. When we moved from the dairy, we moved the coop with us and Dale used it for his tack shed.

I will show the final redo of the outside in another post. 


I asked that a loft be built to hold more stuff. And a loft I got.


French doors and a huge window for plenty of light. We could not have a window in the rear of the shed in the loft as I had hoped because Dale's new tack shed is directly behind this one.


Things are always worse before they get better.


I wanted tongue and groove pine for the interior of the studio becase I love the look.
This will be white washed.

The reclaimed lumber on the floor will be stained dark brown.
Here we are ready for trim.

I asked them to leave the old post as is. It will probably end up painted later.
I will show more photos once it is all painted.
I am only days from moving in and I couldn't be happier.



Who says money can't buy happiness?!
hehe

101 comments:

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

So much happiness and loveliness, June. Do enjoy all of it!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!! xo

Pony Girl said...

Those flowers have such a lovely color! I always photograph the ones I vase, too! :)
So exciting, the shed turned studio!! Can't wait to see the finished product!

becky said...

Lovely pics and giveaway wins.I do love Gerber Daisies as well so beautiful.Your pics are always so lovely you must have an expensive camera.

Enjoy the weekend!

Regina said...

hi june,
i like the colors of the gerbera.
gratulation to this wonderful win.I
have this book also.
have a nice week,
hugs regina

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

The flowers are beautiful but that new studio/shed is looking awesome!! I can't wait to see it all done, it's going to be so pretty (;
Hugs~Kelly

1 Funky Woman said...

Gerber daisies are one of my favorites. Lucky you! The rest of the package she sent was so thoughtful!
Happy Reading!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I wanted to comment on your beautiful NEW shed...byt could not find a place to do.

I have always disagreed with the statement... " Money can't buy you happiness "....I however, will agree...it can't by you love and repsect.

But I have been on both ends of that spectrum..and I would rather be on the MONEY END of HAPPINESS..than the poor end of it...any day.
LOVE YOU SHED..how great it that.

I need a shed...but have NO more land to put it on. SIGH !!

Rose

Marilyn said...

The beautiful colors of the daisies are beyond description!! They look like a vintage chiffon dress.......
Our peonies are already setting buds & the forsythia are about at their peak. BUT....We have been crossing our fingers for them not to freeze many a night!!
Can't wait to see your beautiful garden this year!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Now I just need to learn to TYPE...know how to spell really... My fingers get in the way of my thoughts...

Rose

Victoria said...

Ohhhh how exciting your little chic cave is looking!!! I can't wait to see it when it's finished. There's a blogger whose hubby built her a pink craft cottage, it's adorable but for the life of me I can't think of whose blog it is...have you seen it?

Thank you for sharing the pretty flowers and your lovely gifts:)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

June, I've missed you!
I hope your time away was just what you needed. :-)

What thoughtful friends and lovely treasures they've bestowed upon you, I'd have my nose buried in that book, too.

I can't wait to see your finished studio!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Anne

Cathy said...

Oh...one of my favorites! I adore the daisies...so pretty and pink!

All of your projects seem to be moving along wonderfully...can't wait to see the finished product!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Cathy

Connie said...

I am sooooo jealous, sugar! I wish we had room for me to have a studio in our yard. Never happening. BUT I do have a question. When the blooms on my hyacinth wither, can I cut them off and will it bloom more fully? I have some stems that are withering and some ones just struggling. I truly am clueless about gardening.

xoxo,
Connie

Alaina said...

Your shed is looking great, I can't wait to see the finished pictures. Your garden pictures on the side bar are a dream. Our Spring is only a few weeks ahead of yours so I can only immagine the new pictures you will have.

BellaRosa said...

June amor, I was so happy to read your comment you left me and see that your son was so much better, I had been keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers :) I love those gerber daisies, the colors are gorgeous! And your gifts...woohoo, you so deserve them though amor :) and let me tell you...I have my lil leopard overnite bag all packed and ready to come and play in your wonderful new art studio! I KNOW it is going to be beautiful when it is done, because it is already amazing now :) Have a beautiful weekend playing in your studio :) we are celebrating my mamas Bday today, but poor thing has to have a molar pulled today...hopefully she will still get to enjoy a bite of her chocolate mousse cake tonight :) Take care amor :) besos, Rose

ps..you were so missed :)

sinnlighet said...

Hallo, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

Ticking and Toile said...

June,
wow! yes that would buy me happiness too! When can I move in? I would happily live in the studio amidst that AMAZING garden of yours! Everytime I come by I am just stunned at how gorgeous it is! In fact, I'm going to costco right now & buying some more peonies after seeing your pics again....gorgeous! They have some pretty big size pots of them for $14! Cannot wait to see the finished guest house er I mean your studio...hee hee :)

xo,
Shellagh

Polly said...

Glad to see you are doing well! I've missed you June! Your pictures are lovely as always! Happy gardening!

Polly

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hello June,
oh my! What an amazing studio!!! I'm just drroling over it. ;)) HAVE FUN DECORATING!!!!!!!
Monicax.

joanne said...

SO exciting to have your own place to create and decorate! Can't wait to see what comes next. I've missed you~glad you're back!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely color on the daisies! You described it perfectly, "Sherbet".....
:)
~Becca~

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

How exciting, having a studio built!!!!!!!!I know you will make it beauiful too:) I hope you find lots of time to spend in it. I need to do that...soon. Your flowers and goodies are so sweet. Have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see more pictures of your studio:)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What fab eye candy on this blog and I love your studio - oh how I wish I had one of them at the bottom of my garden.

Lori said...

June, your post made me so happy...i absolutely love gerbera daisies...i think they are the happiest looking of all the flowers...and they come in the most amazing colors...what a wonderful treat for yourself...you are still on a winning streak...good for you:) i have that book too and i love it...such a pretty pack of sea glass, that was so nice of Michelle to send that to you...your studio is looking wonderful, oh...you are SO lucky June...maybe i will just move in with you and we can play together all day in your studio when it is finished...LOL...have a great weekend!!!

Laura said...

Hey June-
It was so good to open your blog and see such a lovely post.
Your studio looks amazing.

I can't wait to see what you do.

Have a great weekend friend.

Laura

Faded Charm said...

Looking good, June. I'm hoping to get my potting shed outbuilding this Summer. Fingers crossed~ I've only waited about 10 years, but whose counting. I can't wait to see the finished product.

I also love your gerbera daisies. I got married in February and they were the flowers my bridesmaids carried. Yours are beautiful

Enjoy your weekend.

Kathleen

Abby's Garden said...

Your Gerber's are beautiful and your soon to be studio looks amazing already, can't wait to see how you decorate it! Have a great weekend:)

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous daisies, June... and sweet gifts... and a LOT done on your studio. It will be wonderful with all that light!
Happy weekend to you & yours!
Zuzu

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
You did a great job photographing your lovely gerber daisies. Your studio is looking pretty impressive-I am sure you will really enjoy it and I look forward to the end result.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Carolyn

Sandi said...

Beautiful flowers June and your shed looks like it will be a little slice of heaven on earth. We still haven't finished remaking my potting shed. Have been working on that for years, but it is the thing that always get pushed back. The back interior wall of mine is tongue and groove pine too, but it is running vertical. I want that on the other walls too. Someday...
Hugs~

Deb said...

Your Studio is going to be absolutely gorgeous!! How exciting. Love the gerbera daisies - such a beautiful shade & I picked up the new Rachel Ashwell book at the Library this week - you will love it ♥ Have a wonderful weekend June.

Pondside said...

Welcome back! Your studio is going to be a winner - one can tell already!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh June,
Your blog is so lovely. Thank you for coming by again to wish me a happy birthday; I love your home improvement projects!!! I hope to be posting sometime this year on our own addition to our little cottage. We hope to have a family room and an office, with French doors looking out to our existing boxwood garden! Oh to dream...it will be a reality soon.

Best wishes and BON WEEKEND! Anita

Diane said...

The pink gerbera daisies are so scrumptious. You're so blessed, June, to have such a nice neighbor. It's such a treeasure to have someone like that.

Now I'M the one who's jealous. Your new studio/cottage/shed looks so roomy and you're having it done perfectly. It's going to be so nice. Hope to see more pictures as you go along. Diane

tales from an oc cottage said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHm how exciting!!!! To have such a spot!!! Sheer bliss!

m ^..^

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi June, your flowers are beautiful! And your new studio looks like a dream come true! So happy to see your smiling face on my followers button again! xoxo Julie Marie

Sares said...

Beautiful posies! It looks like you have had some wonderful goodies come your way recently. The shed is going to be fantastic when it's done, I can't wait to see the finished product!

Candy said...

They are some happy blossoms ;-)
Sweet peeps and a studio project...spring time is full of new things, exciting things. So glad to see you come by today. I think of you often and wonder how things are with you but I'm a bad visitor, something I need to work on.
But life is busy, we are getting ready to move my MIL into a retirement home, a little sadness but also happiness. She needs people and activity, such a social flower she is.
Enjoy your pretty daisies and that fabulous book.
Blessings ;-)

Denise said...

how exciting! I can't wait to see your finished studio. What fun you are going to have putting it all together. love love those daisies and all of your wonderful goodies too!

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you back..I have missed your blogs...Love the new getaway and know when you are finished with it we all will be in love it an wish we had one just like it..How are the baby chicks? Are they not the most fun? Hope you have a great week-end...Vera

veralauterbach@ebby.com

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
Those gerbera daisies are so pretty! Makes me want to go out and buy a pot right now! Your studio is coming along very nicely. I love the idea of the loft area, and the french doors are very elegant. You will have a lot of fun moving your materials in and doing some fun creating. I hope you have the loveliest of weekends, my friend. Love and blessings! Vicki

Rosie said...

Such a Very Lovely Site...I shall definitely return...thank you for the birthday wish you left on Sweet Anita's site...a very old Rosie.

koralee said...

Love your flower images today my friend...hugs to you. xoxoxo

The Feathered Nest said...

My goodness June, your studio is just GORGEOUS already!!! I can't wait to see it when you have moved in and have it all decorated June style ~ such precious gifts you've received too!! Have a great weekend, hugs and love, Dawn

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful flowers! Lovely gifts!
Love your Post!!!
Put a smile on my face :]
Thank you!
Elizabeth

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh June!
So much beauty! I can't wait to see the studio when done! Happy weekend and give a little hug to the chicks.
Kelley

A Cottage Muse said...

Welcome back...missed you! I love the colors in the daisies. I thought of sherbert right away!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your pink gerbera daisies are so beautiful, June. I think your new studio is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see more of the progress.

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

So very pretty! As usual your photographs are amazing! I so enjoy them and look forward to seeing red peonies? Is there really such a thing? That surprises me as I love those flowers so much and don't know much about them due to the fact that they are rare and very expensive here in So. Cal.
Love your new studio, you are so right about it being worse before it gets better. It looks amazing with that floor! Can not wait to see the outside. Will you have it all gardeny? I can not wait to see it!
Kim

Maria said...

Hi June,
I stopped over from Koralee's Bluebird Notes... What a beautiful blog you have!
I smiled at your blog title,
I smiled at your beautiful daisies,
I smiles at your sweet "proud chick mama" photos.

*I will return here for more smiles*

enJOY you weekend! ~Maria

Rebecca said...

I soooo want my studio built. Gotta finish our kitchen first though. If I was in the big bucks I'd have it all done at the same time.

Patience, Rebecca. Patience!

Love it JunieGirl...

xoRebecca

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great pictures of those lovely flowers, June!
The guys had been really fast and your studio will be wonderful! What a fantastic place to be creative. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished with all your decoration in it.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Julia

Paula said...

Hi sweet June,
I have missed you! I love your beautiful gerber daisies. I have never seen them in that color before. They are so pretty and your photos are gorgeous!

The book you won from sweet Ginger looks wonderful. The gifts from your neighbor are so sweet! The sea glass is lovely. Bloggers are the sweetest most giving people!

I am glad your studio is coming along nicely. It looks really beautiful! I can hardly wait to see it finished and decorated with your gifted touch! I hope the weather warms up so you can work in your garden.
Love, Paula

Melanie said...

Oh June.. you have captured all of my heart's desires in this one post!:-)

I am swooning over your studio! I can only imagine the gorgeous creations that will come from within those white-washd walls!
The flowers, the French General bag, the J Crew flower pin. all of it is just beautiful!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Angela said...

I just love gerbera daisies - they make me happy! Looks like you're getting blessed left and right :)
Can't wait to see pics of the flowers from your garden when they bloom. Have a great weekend!

Barbara said...

Those gerber daisies are the prettiest color I think I've ever seen!

And congrats on winning that fabulous book. I've seen it and I was drooling over all the lovely things.

Looks like your shed is taking shape nicely! Everyone seems to be building shed this spring!

Have a lovely weekend, June!

maría cecilia said...

My dear June, so happy to see so many things going on in your place... I have felt in love with that shed being turned into a new place for you, I can`t wait to see how will you decorate it and what things will you craft in there!!!!
Daisy gerbers look sooooo lovely in your pictures!!!... and all the beutiful presents you have received!!!
You are having a very long winter there but surely spring will reward you and your garden work very soon, paradise is just about the corner, patience!!
Lots of hugs,
Maria Cecilia

Fete et Fleur said...

So many lovely things happening there. The flower photos took my breath away. I love that you added the reclaimed lumber to the inside of your shed. It looks wonderful!

Hugs!
Nancy

Rita said...

Dear June,
I'ver truly missed you and your precious visits!!
Love your pretty gerber daisies. Their colors are so gorgeous and definitely my color palette!. Guess you gave me a great idea to buy myself a little happiness too. the roses i bought last saturday are quickly drying so some wonderful gerber daisies will certainy add the right touch to my sitting room.
Wow, some pretty things you got there you lucky lady you! So glad for you as you deserve them all.
have a great sunday
rita
p.s. love to see the work in progress in your studio. it's already starting to look like a studio. can't wait to see the final result whichk knowing you by now, will b stunning beyond dscription.

Elizabeth said...

Hi June,
Back again!
I just wanted to share my joy with you. I'm having my very first giveaway come on over and see.
www.mytatteredrose.blogspot.com
Hope your having a wonderful weekend!
Elizabeth

The Victorian Parlor said...

June,

As always your blog is pure eye candy! The pictures of the gerber daisies are just beautiful! I can't wait to see your finished shed-I know it will be lovely!

Blessings,

Kim

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Lovely to have you back!
How pretty your gerbers are and yes, flowers can make a Girl really happy.
What a coincidence ~ I bought that same book on Friday for myself as a little treat. I can't put it down either, page after page of beautiful things. I did a post on it.
the gifts you got from your neighbour are lovely and how neat to have special friends like that.
Also love your new studio and what fun that is going to be creating and playing in there!

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

English style said...

Dear June,

I have midssed a lot of beautifull posts here on your blog !!
these gerber daisys are beauty's!
I have some in White !
what a lovely book you have won !!
big hugs from Holland !
Yvonne

Rosie said...

Dear June , you are so sweet to pop over to my site...I fear you may regret this "spontaneous exchange of pleasantries" when in deed, you hear what I have to tell you.....YOUR IT!
...you've just been tagged...pop over to my site for details...please keep in mind that it was our "darling Koralee" who started this bit of fun for me...smile on ROSIE...

fräulein klein said...

Dear June, So lovely flowers!!! I love your pictures!
The book from Rachel Ashwell is so great!!!!
Have a nice sunday,
Hugs, Yvonne

Denise said...

oh your pics are always so beatuiful! Love gebera daisies!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

June I can definitely see why those daisies made you happy!!! While I was reading this post I glanced over at the pics of your garden. My heart got all jumbly!!! Oh my!!! What I wouldn't give for an outdoor space such as yours!!!
And speaking of outdoor spaces, I'm so happy for you, that your studio space is coming along! You know the Where Bloggers Create party is coming up in the middle of June.I truly hope you play along and show off!!!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Ginger said...
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Ginger said...

What a wonderful studio you are building. I would have to quit my job and stay in there all day crafting. It will be wonderful. June, thank you so much for the sweet comments about me.
I just love the pink gerbera daisies. So beautiful.
Glad you are enjoying the book.

Ginger

wendy said...

I LOVE the color of those gerber daisys. Such a gorgeous flower. I can see why you would think of jelly beans and sherbert.

I am loving the "studio"....can't wait to see more photos.

and it is awesome the kindness and generosity of bloggy friends. Gotta love it.

Dumpster Decorators said...

Those Gerber daises are a lovely shade. They are happy flower aren't they. The studio is looking great. It looks more like a guest house.

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi June,
Gerbera daisies are one of my favorite flowers and your photos are just so lovely. So springy... Lovely like the organza flower you received from your neighbor. Big sigh.
Hugs,
Sharon :-)

Ann Marie said...

Happy packages.. Good friends.. Beautiful flowers.. and a new studio?? Yes my friend.. indeed Happy things.

I think you may make it so pretty there.. that I may want to sleep in it? Yes? Probably so.

~ My tulips are later than usual.. and so is the blossoming trees.. but it's ok! It's here! New life! Yay!!

Hope you continue to have a happy week. Can't wait to see the finished studio!!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

June,
I gotta figure out your blogging schedule. Someday I want to be the first comment! Your Gerbers are lovely. Your studio, now that is something else! What a lucky girl you are, & you deserve it all! Honestly June, what a studio! Now we can craft when I come visit. Lisa

Cottage Garden said...

Welcome back June! Your studio is going to look fab - you are a lucky girl.

Very pretty gerberas - just like 'fruit salad' sweeties!

It's difficult to imagine the garden in full summer flow when things are taking their time. I was looking back at some summer photos and couldn't believe the lushness of it! Those days will be back soon and your garden will look as beautiful as ever.

Have a lovely day,

Jeanne
xx

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I would have to take a picture of those beautiful daisys too! The color is wonderful!
I am really looking forward to your new little house to be done. I can't wait to see what you do with it, Im sure it will be fabulous!
Have a great week!

shana said...

Beautiful flowers. The studio is going to be awesome when it is finished. Thank you for the comment on my new blog. I really appreciate it.

Riet said...

Hi Dear June. Your gerbera;s are gorgeous June, such a lovely colour.And what a fantastic studio you are going to have, It already looks great. Lucky you. And what are you going to create there? Hugs from Riet

Ana said...

Oh June, Your pictures are beautiful....Love the gerber daisys! That color is absolutely gorgeous. And your studio is turning out awesome...I'm so jealous :-) I'm so happy that you are back my dear friend. Can't wait to see new pics of your garden. Have a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

LiLi M. said...

I cannot wait to see your studio finished! You lucky girl, it is going to be awesome! Those french doors and the tongue in groove are already perfect.
You have been spoiled June, but as I always say: you deserve it. Love the gerbera's too. Hope that you continue to have happy days!

LiLi M. said...

I cannot wait to see your studio finished! You lucky girl, it is going to be awesome! Those french doors and the tongue in groove are already perfect.
You have been spoiled June, but as I always say: you deserve it. Love the gerbera's too. Hope that you continue to have happy days!

Moments of Grace said...

June,
I have just recently acquired that same book and can hardly bear to put it down. Isn't it wonderful?
I also purchased a copy of the magazine that had the instructions for the frayed flowers. I so loved what you did with your pillows and curtains. I have just recently moved and am looking forward to adding some of my own creations using these lovely flowers as well. I will be sure and let you see the finished photos.
As usual, dear friend, your blog is such a blessing. I am looking forward to blogging through the seasons with you this year. I don't have a place for a garden, so your flowers always make me feel as if I have a garden all my own.
Be blessed today, dear June. You are, indeed, such a blessing to me.

In Grace,
Marie

Beth said...

June, Thanks for your comment on my new blog! Nice to meet you and hope to talk to you again soon. Love the daisies. I don't blame you for taking so many pictures...who could stop!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

You may be calling it a studio but it really is your little place to escape to, isn't it?
And it will be lovely too.
Welcome back and thanks for sharing all the beauty that surrounds your day.
Susan x

Vana said...

Just visit my blog and take your award for your fabulous ideas and photos of your home.
You should give it to your favorite blogs- but choose only ten!!!
Have a nice day!

Jacqueline said...

Dear June,
Such lovely Gerber's and what a pretty colour...... and, MORE giveaway wins. How lovely. I love Rachel Ashwell. I just received the new Country Living and there is and article about Rachel and pictures of her home.
How lucky are you to have such a lovely neighbour, although she probably thinks she is so lucky to have a neighbour like you ! I'm sure that you help each other out. That's lovely.
Have a wonderful week, June. XXXX

Tracey said...

Hi June! I hope you won't mind me telling you how jealous I am of your shed turned studio!!! I would LOVE to have the same! Can't wait to see it finished :) You received such lovely, lovely packages!! And your gerber daisies are the most beautiful shade of pink...I would be photographing them too!

Hugs ~

:) T

Rita said...

Buongiorno June, miss talking to you too! but I know you are ok and happy busy, love all the new updates. Of course got to run....Ciao Rita mammabellarte

waterfall said...

the photos of your sherbet gerbera daisies are wonderful! Great subject, but great talent in photographing is evident! I'll be back for more!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Your blog is always a delight!!! I so enjoy looking at the world through your eyes.
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

texasdaisey said...

Oh girl they are so beautiful. Love the loft and love the flowers too.
Debbie

paperbird said...

all so gorgeous- the color of the Gerbers are heavenly- one of my very favorites.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh My Goodness, June, this studio will be fantastic. I know you will be having so much fun decorating and styling this. Be sure and document all the rest, it's looking wonderful!
hugs,
Debra

Sheri said...

Hello, June!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog from Jodie's place. :) I've been enjoying reading about you and your place in Idaho. You seem to be the closest "neighbor" I've met here in Blogland. I'm from NW Montana. So not far from the Idaho border.
I'm looking forward to seeing your finished loft. And you made me crave some Jelly Belly Gerberas!
Blessings!

J. Wecker Frisch said...

Wonderful project! How exciting. I love this planked interior. I'm still dreaming of an attached studio space. Enjoy your move in June.

cathleen said...

One word, June.....BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Kerrie said...

You blog is exquisite! I am so glad that I popped over from Maria's to visit. I have never heard of Angelman Syndrome. I will keep you all in my prayers. I can already see God blesses you. You are blessed to be a blessing to others. Hugs, Kerrie

kelli said...

June, I think gerbera daisies are one of my favorite flowers, especially in that shade of pink. Isn't the book amazing? Mine sits on my coffee table all the time. and your studio---what can I say? Love it and can't wait to see it all finished. You will make it look absolutely beautiful because you are June!

xo Kelli

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh how exciting to have your own little escape just for you. I am so happy for you!
Love
Marcie

Sofies Haus said...

Hi June, thanks so much for your lovely comment! I love your blog too and I am always on the look whats new..:-)! This little house is sooo cute!!!Have a nice day, Anja

Suzanne said...

Love those daisies!! The color is so pretty! And congrats on all your give away gifts, (and sweet friend gifts) how fun!