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October 04, 2010


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Selia Renzetti

Thank you all for such the sweet comments, they mean so much to me!

Jeri Landers

My what an elegant site you have here, I am smitten! Your gardens and home are inspirational and lovely. I shall return often for ideas and to simply enjoy the beauty.

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I hope all is well with you, and that you are having a lovely spring! I absolutely love the wreath and love the bird nest too.

Liz Huber

Hi Selia, I stopped by your blog to see what was new for you this Spring, and am sad you haven't posted for awhile. Life can get so busy! I hope all is well with you, and that you are having a lovely spring in your neck of the woods. Liz

vicki Boster

Such a beautiful wreath - who would have ever thought it to be fom coffee filters! I love the simplicity of this beauty! Love the bird nest tucked inside also!



I love your wreath. It looks spectacular. I really want to make one.

Your cooktop looks amazing.



It's wonderful to hear from you again. Your creativity amazes me. I absolutely love the wreath.

The blouse is darling. Can't wait to see your hand at it.

Blessings my friend.



I love the mantel over your cooking area. Makes me want to figure out how I can have one. Hmmmm
The blouse is really you!xxoo

Liz Huber

Yippee, another great post from Selia.
What a fun Autumn treat to read it. I wish you had put close-ups of your mother's stitchery. The kitchen looks fabulous! Isn't it so wonderful to work hard and accomplish such a beautiful change? I love it!
I have a favorite skirt that has simply worn out. I plan to take it apart and copy it. Wish me luck!
Keep up the posts. It's food for my soul to hear from you; kindred spirit.


Dearest Selia,

How delightful to find another post from you! Happy October sweet friend! I am so happy you are enjoying nice weather. We have had beautiful, autumn weather as well. I am so thankful for it! The wreath you made is gorgeous! I love the bird's nest, doily and key! Your cooking area is beautiful! Your husband did a wonderful job! I can imagine how much you enjoying cooking in such a welcoming spot! Your top is so pretty! I think you will do a wonderful job making one!

The quote is beautiful! I hope you continue to have lovely weather and enjoy your beautiful garden!

Much love, Paula

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