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October 14, 2008


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I love the pics of the butterflies. What a joy it must be to have all that beauty around all the time. A lot of work that is worth it. Thanks for sharing. Jenni


Dear Selia,

What a treasure in a gilded cage! You shall feel so much like Tasha Tudor when it plays~such happiness.

The butterflies are so beautiful, and another lovely doll, how fun!

Thank you for sharing with us.




I just found your blog by going to Carolyn's at Warren Grove Gardens. I love what I am seeing and reading so I will be adding you to my sidebar of favorites.
Your finds are wonderful.


Wow, that bird cage is quite a treasure. You also got some great finds. Your garden is beautiful. It is just gray and drizzly here. Clarice


SO many pretty pictures!! Everything is beautiful. I do hope you have a wonderful weekend.
btw~Your blog is beautiful!


Hi Selia, greetings from a drizzly northern England. It was so nice of you to visit my flutterby patch. I returned the visit and popped 'down the rabbit hole' for a look round. What a lot of treasures met my eyes. Some of them look very familir to me! Vintage items are one of my many weaknesses. What joy! I have to say the blue and yellow iris you have is magnificent. Not enough summer sun here to bake the corms which disappoints me greatly. I will be coming back for another root around soon. Have a happy weekend. Eli

Lady Laurie

You have found such wonderful things! I love that little bird in its cage, and such a lovely little doll. I love dolls too...


Dearest Selia,

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and a wonderful day! Such loveliness as always!!! I am so happy you found a bird in a gilded cage. It is so beautiful as are the linens and washboard.
The old doll is so beautiful and it is wonderful that she reminds you of a dear friend. Your Dahlia's and Butterfly bushes are so pretty and I love the sweet butterflies.

The quote is so delightful. That sounds like a very good book to read.

I enjoyed my visit with you so much. Thank you for sharing!

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  • THE Lord God planted a garden In the first white days of the world, And He set there an angel warden In a garment of light enfurled. So near to the peace of Heaven, That the hawk might nest with the wren, For there in the cool of the even God walked with the first of men. And I dream that these garden-closes With their shade and their sun-flecked sod And their lilies and bowers of roses, Were laid by the hand of God. The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth,-- One is nearer God's heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth. For He broke it for us in a garden Under the olive-trees Where the angel of strength was the warden And the soul of the world found ease. ~~ by Dorothy Frances Gurney~~
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  • "I must make my own way..." ~Beatrix Potter

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