Friday, July 9, 2010

A lot of this...and a little of that...

SO...

what do you think???

Should I think about opening a studio for kitty glamour photos???


Ashes looked so glamorous laying next to this concrete garden ornament,
that I couldn't help snapping a couple of shots of him. 
I've had some of you ask about how he is doing, so I thought I would
have him say hello.

As you can see...he thinks a lot of himself...

and he should.

Because he is one cool cat!



I thought I would show you one of the things I did over the fourth.

Last year I took you to Rebecca's with me.

This is a little shop in Bellevue, Idaho that is only open the 4th of July

and Labor Day weekends.

I am always anxious to see what she has gathered together

for those of us who come to paw through all of her stuff.

Please forgive me for the not so great photos...I was too busy pushing women out of my way
to get to the good goods, to care about the settings on my camera!!!
This lady looks likes she's prepared to push a few women around as well...lol!

I have to play nice when I shop, because I know people here. I hate that!


I'll just be quiet while you look around...
and you know how hard that is for me. 
































I do want to introduce Laura...
She makes and finds a lot of the great stuff here.
She makes the bags and the pillows, and last year, I showed you the lampshades
that she does.






These sachets are made by a friend of Rebecca's. I bought some last year and one this year.

I think they are so lovely. The lavender that she uses in them is wonderful.







Yes, I did find some really beautiful things that I had to have, and I will be showing them
to you for White Wednesday. I was surprised at how much restraint I used over 
the weekend. I guess I am still recovering from my trip to Farm Chicks.
I almost feel like I've overdosed myself on pretty stuff!


OH...speaking of pretty...

Can I share more peonies with you???

PLEASE!
 I have hundreds of these blooms and I have been cutting them like mad 

and have them all over my house. I have enough for at least two more posts.

Did I just hear a groan out there?!

 Okay maybe it was just my imagination. 






This bouquet started out on the porch...






I did manage to leave some in the garden...





















even after cutting all of these!!!




I was able to take a huge bunch to my friend Michelle, which then shared some with Lisa
(my Farm Chick chicks)

I am trying to stay in good graces with them, so they will take me again next year.

Do you think it will work???



How I wish I could box up a huge bouquet and send them

to each of you as well!







I wish you all a lovey Summer weekend.

I hope you do something wonderful!!!

88 comments:

Diane said...

What a yummy post,June. The peonies are incredible, I just can't imagine all that wonderful smelling, fluffy, glorious colored luxury. Ashes. What a beautiful cat, that last picture especially. Those tufts coming out of his ears are just enchanting. Diane

Diane said...

Oh, I forgot to mention the beautiful place. I wish I would have been there, it makes my mouth water. Those beautifully crafted floral bags (?) are so gorgeous. Diane

Colleen said...

...I know you worked hard and deserve these beautiful blossoms...I don't begrudge you that ...ITS JUST THAT I WISH THEY WHERE IN MY GARDEN TOO!...it is finally sunny & hot here...I am so happy & so are my roses!
Thank you for posting such beautiful pictures!

Marydon said...

You won't hear any groans out of me, sweet friend. WOW! your peonies are just in ... they are extravagantly lush!! Mine are gone ...

Ashes is a charmer ... beware felines! Such a lovely fluffy coat.

When I come out to visit you, will you take me to this shop ... OMGosh! it is over the moon fabulous!! I don't know how you restrained yourself, I'd have run out of writing checks there for sure. Such elegance ...

I will be anxiously awaiting WW, June ...

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

The Green Pea said...

Hello June, all of your photos are so beautiful. Love the cat...and Laura's shoppe wow! Now, your garden flowers, you must enjoy watering and looking at them flower and grow. They are simply beautiful.
Hugs, sandi

GWENDOLYN said...

June,
This is a gorgeous post from the start with your precious kitty to the peonies. I love the pillows that are in the shop. So many lovelies to look at. Thanks so much for sharing.
Blessings and hugs:)
Gwen

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my gooooodness Junie! This post was a feast for the eyes... Your kitty is sooo darn cute and who could EVER get tired of lovely peonies??? I love 'em!

Have a wonderful weekend, sweet girlie...

Huggies,
Spencer

jenny~ said...

june-

as always i am very jealous of your garden. you always have such beautiful flowers and one thing i miss of home is driving by your house and seeing all the beautiful flowers. i hope one day to have a garden half as beautiful as yours.

jenny~

Alaina said...

Pretty kitty. What a shop, beautiful pillows and all that merchandise and she is only open those few weekends. I hope you didn't knock anyone over trying to get to something special. Something tells me you are a perfectly polite person.

Oh those peonies, I just love them, every room, everywhere! Enjoy them I know they don't last long, especially if a rain fall comes. Have a great weekend. I am off to one of my favorite flea markets of the summer on Sunday. We shall see how long I last with 3 kids in tow.

myletterstoemily said...

well, no one could ever equal the
beauty in this post. all those peonies
just took my breath away. i can't
imagine how you put together that
glorious display.

thank you.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a wonderful shop! Thanks for sharing it with us!
You could show me your peonies every day of the year...I wouldn't mind one bit. ;) They're gorgeous (sigh)!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

tracy mooney said...

Hey June, love your peonies there beautiful. Love the sage vase they are in, could I ask where you got the sage green vase? Love your Kitty Ashes, I have six cats of my own. I just love kitties, have a great weekend! Tracy

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

What a delightful post, it was wonderful coming to see all the beauty you have to share.
Love your sweet Ashes, such a pretty cat.
Also how wonderful Rebecca's Little shop is ~ I saw some gorgeous treasures there.
As for your peonies they look like they should be in a glossy magazine dear friend, they are so gorgeous.
Thanks for showing us and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Carolyn

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

That's it....I'm packing my stuff and moving to Idaho! Well I would if I could, just to be able to grow peonies! Oh, love your kitty too...Ashes is quite handsome!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Susie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

No groaning from me, June! I just LOVE your gorgeous peonie pictures!
Ashes is such a sweet and beautiful guy.
What a pretty shop. I like that stand where the tablecloths hang onto and the cast iron tassle is so cool. Look at all the bling. Mmhh, yummy! The mannequin is adorable and the satches are lovely.
Have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of peonie beauty!
Hugs,
Julia

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening June
Your sweet Ashes is adorable! He reminds me of our cat Snickers who has passed away..
Your peonies are so beautiful and I could look at your photos for hours!
You are very lucky to be near the lovely shop you shared with all of us..such gorgeous things!
Have a wonderful weekend..I can't wait for your next post!
Hugs,
Wanda

Romeo said...

Oh my whiskers! Ashes - you are some kind of handsome!!!! Schedule me for your Mom's glamour shot please. "She" took a picture of me and can I tell you that it was not my best side?! Yes, yes, tell me the date and I'll be right over!

Pardon me a moment.....sorry, had to lock "her" in the closet. "She" kept shouting - forget the photos girl - SHOP!" Totally out of control. Even when I told "her" you had to play nice because you knew people, "she" was still trying to grab things on the screen. Sheesh!

Anyway, regarding the P. flowers - if that don't get you in good graces with the Chicks, nothing will! Those were beautiful and so many....I could have just made a bed out of their petals!!!

Purrs!

Romeo

Lynn Stevens said...

Well June,
I could see those pictures in a magazine somewhere beautifully done.
Wow that store is awesome and I know where I'm stoping next time I'm in the neighborhood, I'm sure we'll be bumping elbows. and I think you can start your own florist shop with all those gorgeous peonies. I LOve em too, but mine are about done for the year now :0(

Andrea said...

I love the peonies ..my all time fav!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh June, I'm so glad that you share your peonies with us!!!! They are my favorite and yours are so gorgeous!!! The shop looks incredible...I know you must have found some beautiful goodies inside ~ can't wait to see. I hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie, hugs and love, Dawn

Mary Ellen said...

If you hear me groaning it is only because I so want some peonies like yours- bunches and bunches of them!!

What a fun shop! I hope you will be showing us your goodies you found there!

We are off to a Jr High camp this weekend and next week-

bee blessed
mary

oldgreymare said...

Peonies in the mail?

You still have my address right? ( wink)

xxxx

z

MJ Ornaments said...

Oh my your peonies are gorgeous! Do they grow well in CA? Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos.
Take care,
Martha

Rosie said...

Oh I too wish you could box up a few of those bad boys...I have peony envy every time you post...CrAzY beautyful...just like those floral ribbon pillows. What a talent that girl was gifted with...have a lovely weekend...love Rosie

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi June

What a beautiful place to shop! I would have bought so much based on what I saw on your photos!!!
Your peonies are fantastic, you are lucky to have such an abundance of them!
Lovely photos and let's not forget your cool looking cat, What a beauty!
Have a lovely weekend
Isabelle x

mudderbear said...

I get absolutely breathless looking at these beautiful peony photos. They are just exquisite. I just must learn how to grow some of my own. And I can't wait to go wandering through one of the flea-market stores I've discovered in my own town. Right now it's midnight, and maybe a good thing or I'd be gone... (^.^)..
I really love your blogs... never too many peonies..never.

mudderbear said...

P S /also love the pics of your cat...very handsome, indeed.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

GORGEOUS flowers! Wow! And that shop looks so cute. So many treasures to be discovered :)

joanne said...

I have never seen such lucious flowers, are they difficult to grow?? do they get buggy?? I just love them and think I will plant some for next season. Thanks for sharing all your goodies June. I can't believe how busy you stay up there on your little spot on the map. ;D

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June, your photos are incredibly professional and breathtaking, but most of all, there is so much love in them! Those antique shots are divine....and the wares....WOWWWW!!!

Have a lovely weekend dearest. ANita

sissie said...

Hi June!
I am so jealous of all your peonies! I'm in tears from missing them so much. They just won't grow here on the coast. When we lived in WV, I had them all over the place.

The pillow sachets are 2die4!!! What a wonderful place to shop and I would be first in line, might even camp out the night before! LOL

Lovely post.

hugs
Sissie

belle-blanc said...

Oh yes June, please box 'em all up and send these dream-peonies to me!!! I must say I'm a bit jealous ;0)
Ashes looks so beautiful - you made perfect pictures of him. And he is indeed a very cool cat!
Hugs & Kisses, Mira!

Julie Marie said...

Hello June... oooh, Ashes is just precious! Big kitty kisses to him! That shop looks so wonderful, I would want to just spend all day in there (and since I don't know anyone I could push everyone out of the way for us!) tee hee hee! I can't wait for Wed to see what all you bought... your Peonies are stunning! I love those pastel colors so much too, and your sweet Campanula looks so pretty in the foreground... wishing you a most beautiful weekend... xoxo Julie Marie

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh June, First you have to stop showing so many different lovely things all at once.... my brain can't keep up when I want to make a comment. Ok lets see if I can do this.

1) Your cat photos are spectacular... opening up a studio.... ya I can see you doing that.

2) What a charming place to visit..... I think we both can go and start shoving people out of the way. Oh God June, I was laughing so hard when I read your thoughts on that. My girlfriend and I can get pretty assertive (and that's putting it mildly maybe it should be aggressive) when we're out and about, especially with each other. We can't get out of the car fast enough to get to the items because we have similar taste. I'm telling you we have a riot when we go out. Sometimes we laugh so much I need to put something extra on so I don't leak.. ha ha

3) I don't know about sending the peonies out to everybody, but YOU CAN SEND THEM OUT TO ME.
The colors are gorgeous on them....

4) Oh Dear God I was hoping that I didn't loose the comment thing because I certainly wouldn't want to do this all over again not to mention remembering.

See this is why you can't put to many topics on because how could you not respond to every photo you put on...

I'm exhausted now and it's all your fault-

Love & Joy to you my friend.

sandra said...

That shop looks wonderful...can't wait to see what treasures you found!
Oooh, you can NEVER show too many pictures of your stunning peonies! They are absolutely breathtaking, especially considering mine have been gone for two months! I'm amazed your peonies are blooming in July! Your yard is beyond beautiful!
Blessings,
Sandra

cathleen said...

Oh my...so much goodness in this pretty post of yours. First of all your little Ashes is so sweet and quite handsome. He looks like he would be soothing to pet. The peonies are gorgeous and thank you for a taking me along on your shopping trip. Have a lovely weekend, June.

Claudia said...

Eye candy everywhere! Your kitty is adorable, by the way! And I never get enough of peonies (my favorite flower) so you can keep the photos coming! Your garden is so beautiful - how I would love to see it in person.

xo
Claudia

Pondside said...

That July 4th-only shop looked so very interesting. Does she source things and sew all winter for this special weekend?
Your peonies are simply wonderful. You could ship me a few boxes any day. I imagine the perfume must be lovely to have in your house.
Have a good weekend!

sweetpea said...

Oh June you can show peonies every day as far as I am concerned. You know I used to think it would be great to be your neighbor, but I fear you would be really mad at me when your peony bushes were mysteriously bald all the time...

Hugs,

Shelley

sweetpea said...

Oh June you can show peonies every day as far as I am concerned. You know I used to think it would be great to be your neighbor, but I fear you would be really mad at me when your peony bushes were mysteriously bald all the time...

Hugs,

Shelley

sweetpea said...

Oh June you can show peonies every day as far as I am concerned. You know I used to think it would be great to be your neighbor, but I fear you would be really mad at me when your peony bushes were mysteriously bald all the time...

Hugs,

Shelley

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Those Peonies are simpy gorgeous. I don't think I could ever get tired of seeing them. And Ashes, how gorgeous, I mean handsome, is he? That shop looks like so much fun to shop at. I will get my dose of vintage at the Brimfield Antique Flea Market next week. I can't wait!!!!!Have a great weekend.
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Karen said...

There is no such thing as TOO MANY PEONIES!
I am just sitting here with my mouth hanging open! They are gorgeous. Your home must smell HEAVENLY!

OK GIrl, we are so meeting up at Farm Chicks next year. I am going to go if it kills me!

Does Laura sell a lot only being open two weekends a year? What an interesting idea! All you need is a fabulous old place to keep it all in.

I'm with you - I would've been pushing everybody out of the way! I'd've been a woman with a mission!

What a great post - now I'm in the mood to go to a few yard sales . . I wonder if it's too late?

Have a great weekend!
Hugs! Karen

Zuzu said...

Love the sachets, and hey, June, you could start a biz selling dried peonies! They are gorgeous!!!
:)
Zuzu

English Cottage in Georgia said...

"...be nice, because you know people there." LOL!
OMGoodness, the pics made me pant and wish I could be there - such wonderful vintage items:-)

tales from an oc cottage said...

OK...I am Green, Purple & Magenta with envy!!!!! I have never seen so many amazing peonies! A bouquet would be great...but your gorgeous pictures are a very close second! {and does Mr. Ashes have some fabulous ear fluffies, or what??! Such a regal beast! ;}

m ^..^

LemonyRenee' said...

Wow, what an amazing shop! And what an amazing arrangement for the shopkeeper. Open just twice and year and yet with such a following? That incredible to me. She must have great stuff -- which I see she does. Love the rich hues of everything. I didn't see much white in there, though . . . maybe you had snatched it all up by then. ;)

I can smell those peonies from here! Mmmm.

Abby's Garden said...

I am absolutely jealous at the amount of peonies you have! I just have one plant and the ones you saw on my peony post was all I had:( Oh how I wish you COULD share them! BTW, your pictures are so dreamy!

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
That Ashes is a good looking fella and a sweetheart!! I am so glad you showed us this shop again. I remember it from last year. Those sachets are gorgeous, and I love that beautiful purse, so romantic. You can show us all of those peonies your heart desires to. They are lovely, lovely! Enjoy your weekend~ Vicki

Laura said...

How can I grow peonies?????

Covet covet.

What do I need to do Miss June, alias Patty Peony.

They are drop dead gorgeous!

Laura

wendy said...

How is it possible you have such a beautiful yard/garden. How long have you been working on it.
I have never seen so many peonies in my LIFE!!!!!

I would love to be surrounded by all that beauty.
all the things at that little shop were awesome.

Riet said...

What a beautiful shop . I love those pillows .And your peonies are absolutelu fabulous. Your home will look wonderful with all the beautiful flowers from your own garden. Have a great weekend dear June.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Your peonies are so pretty! So is your cat. Is it a Maine Coon cat? Because it looks a lot like mine, and that's what he is. (Found him in a dumpster as a kitty eleven years ago.)
Brenda

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

You have a most handsome cat and he strikes a perfect pose for his Mistress...
The flowers are gorgeous and that little shop is wonderful but I can hardly believe you didn't leave with a trunk full of goodies.
Susan x

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I think I have met my match in the peony love! I just picked the last of mine today.
You got some great shots of the lovely shop filled with so many unique goodies!
I look forward to the rest of your peony pics.

Carolyn

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

June, I just happened upon your gorgeous blog! What a lovely visit I had with you!
Your handsome fellow strikes quite a pose! Sweet cat!
Peonies~ the most beautiful, heaven filled flowers! I just found a way that you can keep them for 6 months.
Pick an almost ready to bloom bud, when it is large and round and has some pink on it. Cut and wrap in newspaper and keep in your refigerator. They will last for 6 months in this state. When you want to bloom a couple, cut and put in water and they will bloom!
I was just giddy when I found this tip. That means you could have fresh garden peonies till December! Oh, joy!!!!!
I am a new follwer~ so nice to meet you today!
Yvonne @ StoneGable

Tarnished and Tattered said...

June,
Seriously, tell me the truth, I won't tell a soul, I promise....you took those pictures of the peonies at a nursery right? LOL I know I gush all over you all the time like a 6th grader with his first crush, but June..your the coolest ever! I want to come spend a week laying around your backyard with a big glass of lemonade smelling peonies, hydrangeas, crab apples, & climbing roses. After I'm all rested we can go shopping at Rebecca's where I'll buy up all her gorgeous trim. Your forever fan, Lisa

Holly Loves Art said...

Oooooooh....... Ahhhhhh... that's me making the sound of pure delight! I am totally in-love with your beauty of a kitty. Oh she is a lovely one June! My oh my. She is just a treasure and yes, you should start your own pet portrait studio! I enjoying looking through all the other pictures too. I would be in heaven with all those gorgeous goods and pretty flowers. Wow!
Big hugs,
holly

Sares said...

Looks like a fun shopping trip! Love all that barkcloth just lying around. The pillows were amazing!Yes, Ashes does look like one awesome kitty cat! I could look at your peonies all day long. I have peony envy.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June! Thank you for coming by and awaiting my building endeavors...we are so excited. If anything, the sheer thought that we are actually ready to do this and are moving FORWARD after all these years is so much fun in itself...barring any changes with the builder himself, WE ARE SO READY NOW, better than ever. YIPEEEEE! Thank you for your comments...say "hey" to the horses for me! :)

Enjoy your Sunday, Anita

Rostrose said...

Oh my god! June! Is this shop in paradise!?!?! This place is wonderful and full of temptations - I really would like to go to this shop NOW!!!!

Wow, and your cat is looking like a noble grey lion - you took great pics of him!
Lucky girl: You still have peonies!?! In Austria they don't bloom any more, their time is over since weeks...
I'm sending lots of hugs to you,
yours Traude

Candy said...

I might have done a bit of nudging myself...what a beautiful collection of wonderful things.
I have a dream to have a 'house' shop as a one time thing. I would be interested to know how this gal advertises? How she gets the word out?
Thanks for sharing to wonderful flowers and your handsome cat.
Sunday Blessings ;-)

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

JUNE, YOU HAVE MUCH BEAUTY ALL AROUND YOU. ASHES IS ONE HANDSOME AND LUCKY KITTY. THANKS FOR SHARING ALL YOUR LOVELY PICS.
HUGS

Sandi said...

Okay June...it was ME your heard groaning...VERY LOUD AND CLEAR! lol
I am so envious of all your peonies {in a good way}They are just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful pix with us. I think you should box them up and send us all some. ROFL!!
Hugs~
PS How many plants do you have to get this many peonies??

The French Bear said...

June, your peonies are sooooo gorgeous!!!!! OH man!
I love the white ones...wow, what is your secret?
I really love them!!!
You probably get tired of people saying that!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Denise said...

oh my gosh those peonies are 2 die 4!! Did you hang some to dry?

That is so wonderful that your husband is doing a book for each of the kids. I love old barbed wire too!

Piney Rose said...

Such an arrogant cat! LOL. Thanks for sharing REbecca's with us - certainly a feast for the eyes! And I would NEVER complain about too many peonies - you can never get enough of them, and yours are the most gorgeous I have ever seen.

cindy-todoslosninos.blogspot.com said...

Hi June, I need to go treasure hunting again. I Need Bling!!!!!!!
I'm moving my sewingroom/studio again. I'm going to a bigger room. I want to paint a lime green strip around the room first. I am so excited. All I seem to get done anymore is decorated, humatarian stuff, grandkids and medifast/take shape for life. I've got a new blogg comeing, look for it on my side bar.

Boy do I wish I could get some of those flowers. I am sooooo jealous.

Have a great week.

big hugs
cindy@stitches

Rosie said...

Oh dear such a LONGGGGGG day...I'm Tired and ready for bed...just came to gaze upon your beauty before I go...SWEET DREAMS...love Rosie

Persis Shah said...

i can almost smell those pretty flowers here! lovely post!

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The Rustic Victorian said...

Peonies are the best and yours are just abundantly beautiful. The antique shop is yummie too. Thanks for showing it all!
Love
Marcie

Tracey said...

You can show pictures of your gorgeous peonies all day long and it would be just fine with me :) So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

That shop looks so great too!

Happy Monday June!

Hugs ~

:) T

Robin Thomas said...

After I get moved in with you, you can take me to that shop. I have to touch the purse on that dress form.

Barbara said...

What a fabulous post, June! From your gorgeous cat to the shop to the exquisite peonies! I loved every minute of it. And did a LOT of looking in the shop too! What lovely things! I would have loved to be there with you!

maría cecilia said...

My dear June, I will be back to comment on this post.... first I have to recover from the shock of your PEONIES!!!!! I´m totally in awe and out of this world, speechless... ya?

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeous peonies. Shopping with you was wonderful, that has to be the best shop ever. Have a great week.

Sandy

Rebecca said...

Hey June Bug!
Gotta love those peonies... mine are so long gone they are a faded memory. This year it was so hot I only had them for a couple of days! They are one of my favorites besides lilac and of course English roses.
But I have never in my life seen so many bouquets and bushes of peonies you are the queen girl! Talk about luscious! And you captured them so artfully... you are getting to be the bomb with that camera.
Now let's talk about that sale you went to... that French trim had me drooling all over my computer and the columns... I need those!
What did you buy at the sale???
It looked like a fun time.
Have a great week June
Love ya
Rebecca

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Beautiful glamour shot of kitty. They always think highly of themselves, LOL. I have two models here myself. NO, can't OD on pretty stuff, never!! Yep, hope you played nicely in the sandbox since you know those folks, you want to get invited back! Pretty flowers too, I might as well enjoy yours since I have nothing like those in my garden. Take care, jane

J. Wecker Frisch said...

Hi June - Beautiful photos, from Ashes to your bountiful bouquets. I really enjoyed the shop tour too.

Candy said...

So happy you got inspiration from my vintage lady in her little car 'running' with the big boys. How did I know you needed that? Often times what speaks to us plucks the heart strings of others.
Always love to see ya come around. I often picture you working in that awesome garden of yours with one of the greenest thumbs I know.
Tuesday Blessings ;-)

Michelle said...

June,
FINALLY got a minute to go online (NOT a priority in my going-way-too-fast summer) to see what you've been up to. WOW...peonies en masse are gorgeous! I cannot tell you how happy it has made me to look at my beautiful bouquets of peonies that you gave me. I keep them in the kitchen because that is pretty much where I reside all the time...darn kids...they think they need to eat three times a day or something. I love them. The peonies, that is. (Okay, and the kids too.) They take my breath away. (The peonies.) Haha. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You are the best! By the way, I know what you mean about not buying much at the antique fairs on the 4th. I think I had antique overload after Farm Chicks and a weekend in Boise. I didn't buy much at all. Seriously, after Farm Chicks, pretty much everything pales in comparison. Can't wait for next year! Oh yes, and when can I come see your studio??? Waiting by the phone with baited breath...
Michelle

The Tin Rabbit said...

Wow...so much gorgeousness! The cat, the shop and all these beautiful peonies...my favorite flower and it will to grow here! I did find a small bunch in the flower department at Krogers the other day...they didn't compare to yours...xo, Ann

The Tin Rabbit said...

Wow...so much gorgeousness! The cat, the shop and all these beautiful peonies...my favorite flower and it will to grow here! I did find a small bunch in the flower department at Krogers the other day...they didn't compare to yours...xo, Ann

One Shabby Old House said...

Oh to have been with you on that shopping trip. What a great place. I can see why a little pushing might happen :)
I always enjoy what you pos about and your pictures are wonderful

Hugs
Becky.

Kitty M said...

How I wish I could have a rummage in that shop - the tapestry bag is to die for! Gorgeous summery photographs and I ADORE your kitty cat! We have just introduced a new puppy to our much loved kitty and she isn't very impressed at all, as you can imagine xxx

maría cecilia said...

oh... your peonies again...and again... and if you don´t mind I will take one of yuour beautiful pictures with your heavenly peonies to my blog, of course doing a link to yours...ya?
so many hugs
maria cecilia

Boxwood Cottage said...

Gosh June your peonies are just to die for!!! I wish I had space for so many! And your cat is such a beauty! He could be the father of Riley, from the colors of the fur.
Enjoy your gorgeous paradise!
Happy Sunday!
xoxo~ Carola

NanaDiana said...

I don't even know how I found your blog-but I know that I needed to come here today! Thank you for the beautiful visual of your gardens and flowers. I needed a place to rest today. I am in awe. This is a wonderful blog...and I am signing up to follow...Diana