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February 03, 2009


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I'm so glad I found your blog. I love all the flowers around your house. I do the same here. I think a vase of flowers speaks volumes of warmth and love.


I hope you had a wonderful day!!
I enjoyed your beautiful flowers!!


Lady Laurie

Dear Selia,
I hope you had a lovely birthday!
I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I don't want you to include my name in your giveaway this time, because it's someone elses turn to receive a lovely surprise!
Many blessings and hugs))

Kay Flynn-The Wrought Iron Gate

I'm always eager to visit, as I know I'll leave with a smile on my face and a song in my heart. Today's post didn't disappoint.....blossoms in every room, fresh herbs in a jar, a wonderful tip for repurposing a table leaf and a chance to win an original tassel with a sweet initial charm. I'm smiling and singing.


Congratulations on a great year of blogging. What a nice give-away you are offering --- so sweet of you.

Best of success as you continue to blog!



This is the first time I've been to your blog and love it! I'll be back. Esther


I just came across your blog-how wonderful!!! I will be visiting often.


I just found your blog through Sweet Felicity. It is very lovely and I would love to be entered in your giveaway. The bird is beautiful.


How beautiful. I just love coming to your blog. It is so peaceful here.
Thank you for sharing.
Mama Turtle

Just A Gal...

I am new to your blog and think it is wonderful!

I have been honored with a few awards, with this awards I have awarded your blog on my blog. I just wanted to let you know.

Have a wonderful day!

Just A Gal...

Sharon D.

Hi Selia,
I just found your blog through Paula @ Rose Cottage By The Lake. Your blog is so charming! I look forward to spending more time here :)Thank you for entering me in your generous giveaway and Happy Birthday and Blog Anniversary!


What a lovely giveaway! Please enter me; I am offering one as well, if you'd like to hop over and check it out...


What an out of this world repose you have there in your bathing room! One certainly needs one of those moments to restore one’s soul…Charmed as always by the beauty surrounding your nest. Thank you so much for the Tassel Tutorial...will try to make one.

Hugs Annabelle


I think the tub is my favorite of all! I don't have one and I think yours looks perfect!


Happy Belated Birthday, Selia! And Happy Blogiversary! This post is so lovely! The flowers are gorgeous. I just love fresh flowers, and I'm so fortunate that my sweet husband brings them home for me often. I didn't know the trick of putting sprite in the water! Thank you so much for the tip. What a wonderful idea to use the table insert as a shelf for the bathtub. It looks gorgeous! I desperately need your ideas to use in my own house! Perhaps a consultation is in order!! :-) Your home is just beautiful!

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. Your tassels are just fabulous! I would be honored to win! Oh, someone is going to be lucky!!! This is so generous of you, Sweet Selia!

Hope you're having a wonderful, sun-filled weekend. Isn't the weather just SPECTACULAR?!


Pat Close

I love your beautiful flowers and your home is lovely. I love tassels too, but have only made one. Yours are great and your music is devine.
Hope you will pop over and say hi.

karen cox

This is my first visit here, and what a lovely blog. Happy Birthday to you and your blog. Your home is lovely and I love your music.


Happy Birthday Selia and congratulations on your blog anniversary. You have such a lovely blog,(I just found it today) it makes me want to stay, look through all of the beautiful photos and listen to the sweet, relaxing music. It makes me want to dream of what I can do to make my own surroundings more lovely and relaxing. You have such style! Please enter me in your draw, my email address is
Thank you, hugs, ~cindy s~


Happy Birthday my dear friend! I had wondered what had happened to you since there was no blog activity in your corner of the world. Glad to have you back. You were missed. LOVE the flowers. Your hubby is a keeper. And the idea of using a table leaf for a shelf by the tub was so clever. I would love to win your little bird tassle. I am going to post about your give away & try to get some more folks to find your little piece of heaven. Have a wonderful weekend. HUGS!

Madai ~ Forget Me Nots from Wren Cottage

Oh my!! It's so dreamy and relaxing to visit your world Selia... ahhhh... beauty everywhere!!

What a wonderful thing to have fresh flowers in the house this time of year... Love all the pictures, simply gorgeous! They truly nourish our soul... Love the bit of parsley in the fridge :)
What a brilliant idea for the bath!! you're so clever ;)

And wanted to send you, though, belated, a heartfelt Happy Birthday to you sweet friend!!

Have a beautiful day pretty lady!!
xoxo Madai

Elizabeth Ann

Gorgeous flowers! The parsley in the fridge steals the show, tho~~clever pic!

Really like the bathtub "table" holds so much. Great idea.

So happy to have found your blog. Your posts leave a warm, fuzzy feeling of enjoying life :)

Miss Jen

Happy, Happy Birthday to you and your lovely blog!!
Your creations are just beautiful...such a display of feminine loveliness!!

Many Blessings,
Miss Jen


Happy Birthday to you and your blogging. I am ready for flowers again. so ready. I love what you did in the bath, so romantic. I must go see more here.


You are so creative! Not just the tassels but the clever use of the tabel leaf for a tub rack! Please add my name to the drawing for the tassel. Thanks!

When I want to be calm and inspired I come to Down the Rabbit Hole. I can tell you have such an ease about you as you go about all you do. You give such thoughtfulness to the inspirational quotes that you treat us with. I am in awe. Please post daily-it is like a special gift in my virtual mailbox. Thank you,

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