Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A thankful White Wednesday

I love this time of year.
The time of year when my family comes together to give thanks for the many
blessings that we enjoy in life.
We love good food, good company, good laughs. Many, many good laughs.

When I think back over the years, there are some things I might change,
but for the most part, I would want my life to be just the way it is right now.
I really am so blessed.

I have a husband that I love with all my heart.
I have six children and seven of their children, that I adore.
A mother and siblings, of who I am very close to. 
I live in a gorgeous part of Idaho, that is surrounded by majestic mountains.
I live in a teeny rural town that holds so many of the people that I love.

I have a roof over my head, a pillow on which to rest that head.
A fire to keep me warm....and food in the cupboard...enough to share.
I have friends whom I love and who love me back.
Friends who really 'get' me.
Friends who think I'm a little crazy and funny...and are as crazy and funny
as I am.
For all these things I am grateful. So grateful!


I wanted to join with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday today.
I went treasure hunting a week ago and found just a few whites to share.
I am working on a few things around the house that have depleted my stash of laces
and trims, so I thought I would visit a favorite little antique shop where the prices and supply
of laces are plentiful.
I found some pretty whites that I thought I just had to have.

The lace in the picture is an old collar. I also found a lot of crochet to plump up my stash.

I loved the little chippy white keyhole cover and wish I had bought all he had.
 I believe there were six total. I will check back next time I go. I think they would be awesome in 
some artwork I have rolling around in my head. 

I loved the little bottle with the crusty, rusty lid.

And of course the chippy, browning ironstone had to come as well.

I liked the brush for it's creamy and aged look.

The little shop has many dusty nooks and crannies and it was in one
of those that I found this cute white box.
I really liked the little hook closures on each end.

I have already been filling it with things that I will forget are in there and tear the studio apart
trying to find them.

I fell hard for these baby mittens and little furry bonnet.
The vintage round picture was a great find at $10.
This will make a cute Christmas vignette in the house this year.

Now for my BIG thank you.
I won Jo's amazing giveaway at her beautiful blog Secret Garden Cottage!
If you don't already know Jo, you must get to know her.
What a gorgeous home and garden she has!
Her blog is full of beautiful photos that really inspire me.

Now for the good goods I won.

Aren't these amazing???????
They came from Maria's Dreamy Whites shop.

Maria sent them to me with a sweet note of congratulations for winning Jo's
awesome giveaway.
It was all packaged so beautifully.

Then Jo sent me the Autumn issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living that she had received
from Tracey at French Larkspur.

I was totally blown away by the beauty of everything in this unbelievable giveaway Jo
offered to all of us on her blog. I am so THANKFUL that I was the lucky number that
came up for this one. Everything looks so lovely in my home. I'm sure this won't be
the last you will see of these treasures.

There was a bundle of lavender wrapped up and tied with twine.
A little canvas pillow filled with a pound of dried lavender.
A bar of yummy lavender soap.

A little canvas bag of lavender blooms.
And a sweet lavender bottle that I will fill with blooms in the Summer from the garden.

I love it all Jo!!!


I am so thankful for all of you who come here to read and share my life with me.
 I am thankful that I have the blessing of knowing you amazing women,
 and share the joys that are in your lives as well.
I would have never guessed in a million years, the connections that are made and cherished
here in this amazing community of blogs. 
What a blessing it is to all of us to be able to connect in this way.
To make the world a smaller place. 
To love and encourage each other, and want only the good 
things in life for each other, no matter what country we live in. 
I know you and the feelings I have for you, are as real as the love and feelings 
I have for my 'face to face' friends and that even though you my live
miles from me, you are as near to me as my computer.
Isn't this amazing to even think about???
We live in a wonderful age...
and I am blessed.
A Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends.

And today, I send love to ALL of you, no matter where it is you call home.


Victoria said...

Your treasures are so beautiful and the giveaway you won is gorgeous! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving:)

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

June, your sweet thoughts are mine as put them in "order" so much more poetically than I would ever be able to do..thank you..we surely do love you too.



Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Beautiful, June!

I too love Jo, Maria and Tracey and all the beauty they share.

Happy Thanksgiving, we are so blessed to have people we love in our lives, that's the best gift of all.

Catherine said...

I can smell the lavender from here! Happy Thanksgiving Catherine

Sofies Haus said...

I just LOVE your old wooden box, so beautiful and the lavender smells oversea:-), many hughs and have a great evening, Anja said...

My life has actually been enriched by the people I have met through blogging and YOU are one of the reasons I say this. You bring such a bright ray of sunshine to us (even though I know life isn't always sunny.) You have such a wonderful way of looking at life and I for one appreciate it coming through on your posts. This Thankgiving I am wishing you and your family a wonderful one full of love and all of those laughs we all need:)
Hugs ~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

KATHY said...

Hi June, All your whites are so gorgeous! I love your white box, and cute mittens, and most of all i love all the beautiful words. Thank you!May you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving filled with love.


Anne Marie said...

that was a fantastic giveaway and I'm so glad that you are the one that won...
great pictures of Maria's things...

have a blessed weekend sweet June - xo
Anne Marie

Junebug said...

June, You are hired to write what is in my heart. You have such a giving, loving soul with your writing. I wish you and your entire family a blessed Thanksgiving. I for one am so thankful for my family, friends and my dear, dear blog friends. They have so enriched my life. June

Tracy said...

your lovely lovely writing about your blogging community brought tears to my eyes. This blogging is new for me in regards to sharing of myself on such a deep level. Just this morning I received and read a note sent to me from a sorority sister 30 years ago that I didn't know well but we were re-connected through facebook.
She thanked me for being so honest on my blog and was finally finding the courage to face her past because of what I had written.
I too cherish my new found friends in the writing community. Thank you for visiting and the lovely photos and words.

Claudia said...

Beautifully said, June. Blessings to you and your family on Thanksgiving and always.

Your new treasures are gorgeous. I have a feeling I would have a good time in that shop!

Congratulations on your win! Everything is just perfect for you.


Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a sweet post, June...totally written from your heart. I echo so many of your sentiments about life, love, family and friends...all that we have to be thankful for.

Your giveaway gift is tailor made for you! These ladies are incredibly sweet and make up a very creative and warm part of Blogland. We are so lucky. I can't wait to see what you do with all of your treasures!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi June Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share today. Congratulations on your win, your treasures are so beautiful, and lavender all tied up in a bundle, now how delightful is that? I love it.

I would have loved to have gone shopping with you. I love, love, love that little chippy creamy keyhole cover. How precious. I would have been stingy and took all (6) for sure. That would be a hard to find treasure. Can't wait to see what you have in mind for them.

Love the little box, and the little hook locks are so cute. I remember those days, they were on our screen doors to the house.

Love the little mittens too. I have been watching for them. I would like to get 8 pair, 1 pair for each of the grandkids and hang them on a line across my mirror in the living room. All our laundry in a row. Love it.

Hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful Thanksgiving sweet friend. I am so thrilled that I found you and am following. Your posts are so wonderful, and I love visiting with you.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Attic Charm said...

I love your whites today June, especially that keyhole cover. I always do that, try to be frugal and just take one, then I go back for more only to find they're gone. Probably good for me though, or I'd be moving us out of the house with all the old stuff I drag home lol.

Congrats on winning that lovely giveaway! Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving :)

Sandi said...

Hi June,
What amazing treasures you found! I love them all but my favorite is the white chippy keyhole cover! Yes you should have purchased all of them! lol

I am so thankful to have met you and many others in blogland too. I have many blessings and for that I am very grateful...however feeling a little blue this year...hubs and I will spend Thanksgiving alone. No grandbabies...just us, but we will survive. :)

Sandi said...

PS I LOVE LOVE LOVE your giveaway win items too. You are one lucky lady and you so deserve it!! :)

Dorthe said...

Happy thanksgiving to you June, and thanks for sharing your dear thoughts, with us-yes we all should be very thankfull,with the lives we have-and I feel so blessed with all the wonderfull people -like you- I meet here.

You found some real treasures, AND won beautifull things,too- So wonderfull with nature items-like the lavender bunch-and gorgeus soap bar.I will go and look at the blog from where it came!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful post June, you said everything so many of us feel about the friendships we have made here in blogland. I'm honestly trying to figure out where to start here... I'm gonna jump right in. I love your header, so romantic; your finds are exactly what I would have been reaching for!; The win is spectacular, congratulations! And then there are those wonderful mentions of gratitude, really beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Theresa xoxo

Deb said...

Beautiful Thankful filled post!
Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving June ♥

Caroline said...

I love all your treasures June, and photographed so beautifully I must add. A great thanksgiving post, enjoy your time with family on this special day.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello June... I loved reading all of the things you are thankful for... much of your list would be the very same as my own... you are right, it is amazing the friendships and love we can feel through wonderful ladies through our blogs, like you! Your gifts are just gorgeous and I know you will make the most beautiful vignettes with them... wishing you and your family all a beautiful Thanksgiving in your quiet little rural town... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hello dear June! This time of year really opens our eyes to what we have to be grateful for, and I am so grateful for, it seems, all of the same things you are. We are so lucky to be able to reach out accross the world to so many like-minded people and enjoy so much comarodery with one another through this wonderful thing we call the web. :)

I love all of your fabulous white goodies, btw!! I'm having a little jealousy over that wonderful chippy white box... lol! You sound like me... stuffing things in every nook and cranny, then forgetting where I put them. I'm always saying... if I didn't have my head screwed on tight... lol! ;-)

I'm so glad you are enjoying your gifts my friend, and thank you so much for the sweet words!! You know I am constantly inspired by you, and I have had such joy getting to know you through your beautiful blog!! :)

I wish you and your family all the joy in the world on this Thanksgiving holiday!!

Jo :)

EnchantedBella said...

Hi, you have a beautiful blog. I love the baby mittens "so cute" and all your treasues are wonderful. That remindes me I have some white baby mittens. I should get them out. They would be great for Christmas decorations.

Thanks Rebecca

sissie said...

Hi June,
Your post is so beautiful and gives one pause for all that we are thankful for.

I am thankful to have you as a friend and I'm so glad that the blogging world has opened up our universe. You bring such beautiful things into our lives through your lovely creations and photos. I have enjoyed your beautiful flowers all year long.

Have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving dear friend.


LiLi M. said...

Thanks for sending love June, I can feel it! I love this post as it makes us, who actually don't celebrate Thanksgiving, grateful too. I will have a moment with my family at the dinner table sharing our reasons to be grateful too. We indeed have so much, we are really rich, knowing all those wonderful people in blogland, I feel just the same as you. Sending a lot of love back to you and your lovely family, wishing you and them a wonderful Thanksgiving! I think we just started celebrating! Hugs to you!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What lovely treasures. Happy Thanksgiving Sweet Friend*´¨)
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Vintage Tea Time said...

What a lovely, heartfelt post. Your found treasures are a delight, as are the ones you received - such lovely wrapping! Thanks for sharing, through the beautiful photos.

wendy said...

Love all your usual, DUH, what else is new.
Love that box!!

wishing for you a great thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is the BEST holiday as far as I am concerned.
It will be hard for us this year, with the passing of my son on Nov 11, unexpectedly. I will set a plate for him........and try to smile
and be thankful


Reading your "thankful" list has made me think of the many similar and wonderful blessings I have.
Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

maría cecilia said...

Dear June, I have loved reading everything you are thankful for and I want you to know that I´m so thankful to have found you in this huge sea of blogging life where I have learned so much from you in this more than a year that we visit each other and share so many same love for many things.
We don´t celebrate this day as you do but I feel so connected to everyone who celebrates it in your country, it´s a great time to be with family and share all the love for each other.
Wishing you and the family a very blessed day filled with joy, laugh and love.
maria cecilia

Diane said...

I love all your beautiful things June, the treasures you found at the antique shop as well as the lovely things you received in the mail. You say it so well. All the things we are thankful for, all the things we take for granted. Thank God we have these blessings in our lives. As far as the blogging community you're so right. To me that's one of the wonders of today. That we're the first women in history to ever have this kind of community and support. It just boggles my mind. Have a wonderful and beautiful Thanksgiving. Diane

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I love coming to visit you-you have such a beautiful way of expressing yourself!
I am happy you are the lucky winner of such a lovely giveaway.Whenever, I saw you had won the magazine I knew you would love it!
I wish you and your family the happiest of Thanksgivings.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh June, what is it about white and a touch of turquoise that just charms us? All your photos are breathtaking and your reflections just as inspiring. Thank God for traditions like Thanksgiving that give us the chance to think and change our attitudes...may you have a special day dearest. Anita

Debra@Common Ground said...

So perfectly said, dear June, so glad that I can call you "friend". Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!
hugs and love,

Anne at Oh My Yes! said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, June! I saw your White Wednesday entry and was intrigued by the name of your blog... and I love the little treasures you found.. its great that you have the 'eye' to see what they might be!

oldgreymare said...

gobble gobble kiss kiss Junebug

One of the crazies : D


Rebecca said...

Such a lovely post from such a lovely friend... many blessings to you this Thanksgiving day

myletterstoemily said...

all your precious gifts are examples of how
well loved you are! we are grateful for your
ability to bring beauty and grace to each

happy thanksgiving,

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Dear June, Besides many other things, I'm very thankful that I met so many wonderful friends like you through blogging.
I love all your antique shop treasures and would have bought them too. Hopefully you can still get the other chippy keyhole covers when you go back to the shop. They are really great.
That was a fantastic giveaway that you have won!
Big HUGS to you,

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear June, I love your whites as always!!!!
Have a happy thanksgiving today!!!!
Big Hugs,

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet June!! You are so very precious my sweet friend...I'm so glad and thankful that you are here in this land of Blog! I treasure each and every friend we've found here...sending you big, big Thanksgiving hugs dear June ~ xxoo, Dawn

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Dear June,
"Happy Thanksgiving" to you and your familiy... you are so right, it is so amazing that we can made friends on this community, I also never guessed... In the meantime I have some of them meet face to face, it's so funny...
Your WhiteWednesdayPics are great, I love the laces and the wooden box! Enjoy this time of year. Many warm hugs, Bine
P.S. the giveaway is sooo beautiful ... you deserve it so much!

@nne said...

And I'm happy with all these beautiful things you want to share with us. Happy thanksgiving and bless your family! Love, @nne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June,

I just want to tell you how much your comment means to me; this Monday night we had a boat load of conferences to attack and the day after my colleague that was conferencing with me (30 families, non stop) confronted me in a tone that was threatening to my "intelligence" and skills in assessing. I was crushed, especially coming from one such as she....extremely knowledgeable and gifted in other areas from myself. It has left me with a bad feeling about myself and my choice to be a teacher. HOWEVER, I so appreciate your words because they REMIND ME of all the kids (certainly not all that have passed my way), but so many that have articulated how much I have done for them to help them imagine their dreams, work on their strengths and chip away at those areas that need support. Many have appreciated the fact that I care about them....I was told once early on in my career that I had the ART of teaching down perfectly. But I know that it will take a lifetime to get the science of teaching, and this year is especially difficult with FIFTY KIDS NOW and learning the English curriculum. I have always taught French language arts and now the English has so many components to it and I just simply am overwhelmed. Even with the support we are getting from coaches, the work is overwhelming. But your words are a soothing balm and a poignant reminder to me that there is a purpose for criticism and as long as I stay brave and understand that no one is attacking my character, I must move on. I also need to separate my professional life from my personal life and in my world at home, I am so happy. Off now to enjoy that life, I am making a cherry pie for my sweet husband. Enjoy every bite and second of family and loved ones dear lady.....with great admiration, Anita

A Cottage Muse said...

Congratulations on winning that beautiful giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving June ~ I am truly thankful to have met you this year!

Villa König said...

Thanks for this wonderful post with such warm words and gorgeous pictures. Wish you a wonderful day, hugs Yvonne

Jane said...

Hi June,
A beautiful post. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

The Perfect Post June .... Wishing You a Beautiful Thanksgiving with Family & Friends ~ xox Cheryl

Ann Nichols said...

Dear June,
Your poem... it brought tears to my eyes. Honestly, I think it must have made our Father in heaven smile over at His Son while the Holy Spirit nodded with the perfect agreement that is our One Triune God. are blessed but the biggest blessing is understanding that you are!!
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment on my previous posting... such an encouragement, one that I need.
Many many more blessings to you and your lovely family on this Thanksgiving Day!

Barbara Jean said...

Great finds. Love the key hole cover, and the white shabby box.

Great prize you won also.

Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings

barbara jean

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

hugs from Chile

Privet and Holly said...

Happy Thanksgiving,
dear June!!
I allowed myself ONE
blog to look at
while everything is
to hit the table...
And so very glad
that it was you.
Your gratitude and
sweet heart really
touched me, today.
Loads of love from
Minnesota to Idaho!
xx Suzanne

Vintage Home said...

...Such a beautiful entry....Such inspiring thoughts.
(p.s love the key ..thingy...can't spell the reall word!)
Also congratulations on the giveaway!...........

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Beautifully said are so right...we live in miraculous times and are blessed beyond words.
Love and good thoughts to you!

Pondside said...

Your photos were, as always, lovely....but June, your text is what really 'got' me today. Like you, I have a lot for which I am thankful. I'm on the other side of the country this week, working and visiting my parents - what a blessing it is to have them still. I hope you have a grand Thanksgiving weekend.

time-worn interiors said...

Great treasures,
great gift,
and a great post!
Hope you had a great day today!

Laura said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear June!
I hope you had a blessed day- but after reading your post, everyday is a blessed day.
I feel exactly the same way!

White Spray Paint

My White Home said...

i should really take part in white wednesday because my home is ALL white hahaa


MJ Ornaments said...

Oh June, I'm always thankful to come to your beautiful blog, and I appreciate your amazing spirit. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I look forward to everything you'll show for Christmas too. Take care, Martha

texasdaisey said...

Just gorgeous as usual. I always enjoy my stops here. As I read today it was almost as if you had read my heart.

Country Livin' said...

what a beautiful post. your picture are wonderful.....I love the little baby mitts too, cant wait to see the vignette!
Trish xo

Honey at 2805 said...

I always enjoy your whites, your photography and your projects. Everything is always so lovely! I am a new blogger and your latest follower.

Polly said...

You are a kind soul sweet June! This post was very thought provoking for me. Thank you for that!

Congrats on your win! What a wonderful surprise for you!!

Happy Holidays!!


Anonymous said...

Hi June, thank you for your comment moments ago. How wonderful God is, to be with you and your family. I have always known you to be genuine, not a show off or bragger, no big ego, but grateful, and wishing to spread the love like good creamy butter. God has given you a great eye and talent with many things, one is your photography. I could cry for your blessings and thank God for letting us cross paths on the internet. You always touch my heart with your posts.
I will sleep now,,,thinking of that.
Bless you June

The Rustic Victorian said...

That was me. I clicked anonymous accidently. :)

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi June
A very happy Thanksgiving and Thanks for Giving a lovely comment on my blog. You have the same passion for roses that I do. We live in a divinely beautiful large country garden full of roses so to be able to have them in your home all year round is a true blessing!
You may live across the miles but you are just so near at heart.
Wishing you lots of goodness.
xox Suzy

Ana said...

What beautiful whites and gifts June. Congratulations my dear friend on you win...I can smell the sweet, sweet scent of lavander all the way over of my favorite scents. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope you have an equally wonderful weekend.

Much love,

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

You have shared such a beautiful post dear friend.
I too love visiting Jo and Tracey and all they share, well done for winning all the gorgeous gifts.
I hope that you and your family had a happy thanksgiving, sorry I had not got over to visit before this.
Many thanks for visiting me.

Hugs & blessings to you and yours and have a happy weekend

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hey Junie! :-)

Loved this wonderful post.... and everything pictured too.... As always....sheer perfection.

I'm working on my sewing room/studio right now and had to make a map of where everything is.....still couldn't find a couple of things I needed.... NUTS.

Huggies to you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June! Oh, you are too too kind! THANK YOU for your kind comments and of course, your sweet friendship. There are so may of you that just touch my spirit and for YOU ALL, I am so thankful! How is the Idaho landscape these days? We have winter white and it is glorious. Let's see however, if I feel that way in March!

Have a blessed weekend dear June! Anita

Barbara said...

Oh June, what a lovely post! I am so moved. We do have much to be thankful put it into words so beautifully.

I adore your treasures and what a fabulous giveaway you won. Such fun looking at your photos!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your photography is positively dreamy. I love white, and all of your beautiful vignettes of lovely things really inspires me. I love the lavender wrapped in ephemera, and the package wrapped with a bit of cord, dried flowers and ephemera. You sound very blessed, and I think that the Lord has blessed you with the art of photography.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

June, congrats on winning, that soap looks awesome. So much to be thankful for this season. I did have a great Thanksgiving, thanks for stopping in. Happy weekend to you!!


Congrats on winning Jo's giveaway!
I'm glad you won! Your blog and pics are so beautiful, and I just love your peony wreath! It is gorgeous! I will have to dry my peonies this year.
~ Julie

Angela said...

Hi June! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi. I had a great Thanksgiving & it sounds like you did as well. I just loved your post this week. Beautiful! I'd love to see Idaho someday. Have a blessed rest of your weekend. Cannot wait to see some of your Christmas decorations. xoxo Angela

summersundays-jw said...

Your blog is beautiful. I'll be back to visit soon. Jan

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear June
I totally concur that blog friends are just as real and dear as face to face friends.. and although we don't celebrate thanksgiving here in Australia.. this time has made me reflect on all the wonderful friends I am grateful for!!!

As usual your post is a beautiful sight for me this Sunday morning.. a nice soft start to my day.. Your little treasures you found are delightful... I love the white box also.. and the little mittens.. and the giveaway you won is fabulous.. you lucky girl!!! but you deserve it!! so have a fabulous weekend.. with family and friends.... and enjoy!!! Thanks for your sweet comment my way.. ciao ciao xxx Julie

Rostrose said...

Sweetest June, as you know we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Austria (what a pitty!) - but I am grateful too, to know you and to read your always so wonderful posts! It touches my heart to read about your contentedness and to see your pretty photos! I also want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and lots of Love!
Hugs, Traude

HWIT BLOGG said...

Lovely blog and beautiful beautiful photos!!
Have a nice day...
Hwit blogg/T

Anonymous said...

hey june..what a beautiful post you have and some lovly photos.
I`ll be back ,have a nice sunday.Hug from Diana...Denmark

Diana`s said...

sorry ..this is my blog adress..Diana ..;)...denmark

Zuzu said...

Such a lovely post, June. Congrats on winning Jo's giveaway - what a beauty!
And yes - although we were in Denver for Thanksgiving & had a wonderful time with family, we didn't hang around to shop on Black Friday. :)

Riet said...

HI dear friend June. What a beautiful blog and post today. I love what you wrote and I want to congratulate you with your winnings. All beautiful stuff. Also everything you bought like the lace is wonderful.
Your home must be the most beautiful .
Have a great week.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hey Junie!!! I works! The collage button is on the homepage for Picnik.... Easy peasy... There is a large assortment of choices. .... I like that. I played around for a little bit with it and it's really pretty easy. I know how to get it to the header spot, but I still haven't figured out how to center the whole shabang. It's going to be soooo much better. I wanted to do a new Christmas header, but I'm still not finished with the decorating to take a few pix. :-)



koralee said...

Your home and images always brighten my day...thank you sweet friend. xoxoxo

Rosie said...

Ahhhh Junebug, Yes, you my dear are blessed...but I too am blessed to call you friend. Your little world is a place of respite, in this CrAzY busy time that we live in. I truly love this season and ALL that comes with it...but one NEEDS to have quite corners to curl up in every once in a while...and for me, this is you... thank you dearest...xoxo...Rosie

Marydon said...

June ~ The world is a better place because of your beauty & love ...

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi June,

This was a beautiful post for this time of Thanksgiving. You have so much in your life and it is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing your loveliness with the world.

Sharon :-)

The Rose Room said...

how beautiful! you are very blessed! Rachaelxo

Rita said...

June dearest,
thank you so much for your visit.
I love your treasures and the way you so beautifully displayed them for us. Those laces are eyecandy to me as I've always had a sweet spot for antique laces and trims.
Congrats on your winnings. All soooooooo beautiful and very much deserved.

Lovey said...

Love, love, love your post! Blessings to you my June! I love you dearly.

Georgianna said...

Oh, June, what a delectable and inspiring post. So many beautiful images and vignettes. I loved coming along on your shopping trip and seeing all the goodies you won! Such a peace and calmness in these photos, perfect for the season.

I especially love reading about all that you are thankful for. No one could ask for more than being happy with life as it is. Wishing you a beautiful December filled with joy and laughter. xo – g

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Fete et Fleur said...

What gorgeous white details, June! I could live inside one of your amazing photos.

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi June, Oh girl, I've been wanting to get back with you for some time now, but wasn't able to until now. I do hope your Thanksgiving was Terrific. Congratulations on you lovely win from Jo.... a lot of nice things. Loving that white box too and all your other great finds.

I have been so busy just enjoying life not having anytime to blog much. My sister spent quite a few days in my home with my husband and I and had a ball during our Thanksgiving. A lot of laughing and just acting crazy most of time when she is here... I wouldn't want it any other way..... and more to come during the up coming holidays. I think when it's all over I'll probably need to recuperate from all the fun we share!

I enjoyed your post and the sweet words you have expressed.... you a such a sweetheart JUne.

Much love and Big Hugs*

Suzanne said...

June, I love all that you are thankful for.....many are mine too. Abundant Blessings Abound! Hugs to you June.