My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cottages and Roses Paintings #3

As a lot of women have been emailing me about my blogging tutorial I've noticed a couple of problems they are having with their photos. I'm trying to help as much as I can and there are a few of you who have had direct questions about uploading them to the blog in a certain order and/or rearranging them. Therefore, I have added an update to my blogging tutorial at the very end concerning how to do it in the order you'd like. It has never ever failed me when I do this. It's a very, very simple thing to do and you can read about it on my blogging tutorial by clicking on the right hand side bar the 4th icon down—my little lamp. Check it out and if there are any questions, I'd be happy to try and help you.

I love pink and it's my favorite color as you can see if you view my home on the right sidebar.

These are her peonies. I love peonies for their fragrance.

This so touched my heart because I collect birdhouses and have a log cabin one actually. Of course it's froufrou-ed up with roses and ribbons but not too far different from the one below.

Doesn't every one of us dream of this type of idyllic life? I do. A peaceful small cottage at the end of a stone path with beautiful trees surrounding it.

A couple of blue transferware pots of tulips, lilys, jonquils and pansies.

A wrought iron bench in a private walled garden and listening to the tinkle of the fountain.

More adorable birdhouses.

Another beautiful floral bouquet on an old hutch.

Waiting for your loved one to arrive home while sitting beside a tiny babbling brook.


  1. Connie,

    Beautiful pictures. They are so relaxing. It makes me think of summer even though it's only 10 degrees here today.

    Have a great day my friend.

    xo Cathy

  2. Connie:

    Thanks for the lovely pictures and especially for the tutorial update. I have always uploaded them in reverse order which can be confusing but this would be so easy and I can't wait to try it.

    Have a Terrific Tuesday
    from Roberta Anne

  3. Gorgeous pictures Connie, I could walk right into the garden pic and sit on the iron bench.
    Truly lovely.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  4. these are all nice to look at..
    where in the world can we get those HUGH NEST letters ?? i am wanting some really bad to put on my dining room mantel...if you find any, let me know. we'll probably have to cut them ourselves...bummer!

  5. Connie - What a beautiful array of serene pictures. They make me long all the more for spring. I am going to look at your tutorial update. I printed one from your site previously and it was very helpful.

  6. OOHHH I love them all!!! Just stunning!!
    hope you are well sweetie!!

  7. ...drums keep pounding rhythm to the brain. La de da di de. La de da de dow! LOL Love the music, Connieness! Love these sweet pictures! Wish I had a pretty little garden spot!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. No, Connie..........YOU'RE the SWEET chick..what a bundle of work you put into your blogging tutorial. I'm thrilled to have found it! Boy, do I need help. I get so darn frustrated. Oddly, I just blogged today about having trouble getting my pictures in the right order and still ended up with one MIA....CRAZY makin'.......I haven't worked with your detailed instructions yet, but believe me........I WILL! Bless your little heart.

    It sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with your daughter too......I am crazy about mine. She's 29 too! No, not really.......she'll be 38 in April. I cannot figure out how that happened and how can we be the same age now?? :-)

    I'm adding you to my list of favs......

    Thanks again, you're a peach.


  9. These pictures are beautiful! I would love to sit by the brook in that Adirondack chair with a good book. Beautiful thoughts to start my day. Thank you Connie!!


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