I am linking up here with A House In The Roses for her ''SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY''.
Pammi, Here are the pictures as I promised :
These little fairy lights I had taken down when the crystal chandelier went up, but I missed them and the Fairy so much, especially the glowing amber grapes leaves I've been collecting from the garden....so she and the leaves went back. Even John said he preferred her there ! She is magical and will stay.
A part of the window in the computer/guest room. The seashell chimes are showing here with the agate slices as the musical generators. It is a beautiful sound! They tinkle ! Also you can see the roots to a huge vanda orchid but the flower is up higher, not visible. Every single day I just love how the morning sun filters through these lace curtains, onto the vignet I have on top of the now covered printer LOL with the pink and white feathers I collected myself, and sea shells, the glass sparkles, and the purple vine plant gets the light it loves, and the green moss stays so greeeennn!!
The vignet more lit up with more sun here:
Another day with fresh candle. The floating one is lit here.
My linen chemise dried and hanging with a beautiful ruffly hand painted silk wrap made by my friend Tabitha.
A crochet tablecloth I recently bought from ebay and which was hanging on a line outside. I just took it out of the gentle sun shower we got this morning and put it up on the screen. I love lace so much and don't want them folded away and hidden. There is always something that can use some lace !!
I love my bedroom window now that I added some dreamy whites. I had a sheer crushed tolle fabric on it that was pure ethereal! Then I added the white fringed burn out shawl I bought in New Mexico years ago. Today I added two long fringed runners on each end of the shawl. There is hanging from the swirly hook a prism that is filled with water that generates rainbow colors in the afternoon sun. The quartz crystals I've collected line the window sill....it looks magical as it is all clear and shades of transparent to white and frosts! And I love the lavender bottle. In the center is a tiny 6" tall terrarium with clump moss in it. Quan Yin stands guard. I love how it looks. In the middle hanging is a tiny shabby chic candle chandelier lit up and glowing. You can see the sun outside. By 3 or 4 in the afternoon the sun will shine through the lattice and make magic.
Places in the Gardens:
A wire basket of air plants or Tillandsia's hanging on the fence outside that I added some beads to.....everything gets bejeweled in my house! LOL
Another basket of Tillandsia's with sea shells and spanish moss.
The pond today with one of two goldfish left. I must get some more! I want to see this pond sparkly with golden movement again! I just hope the rascal racoons don't come back for them again!!
The Woods Garden.....I bought a box of clump moss, my new love! and had it all over the house for Christmas and I loved it! However, I love the moss so much and I wanted it to live a long time so I had to find a place for it. I just happened to have a planting bed with nothing in it that is shaded all day. I put this little Forest Floor together in half an hour! I collected the wood we had lying around and a few shade plants, some ferns of course and all the clump moss and put it in. It looks beautiful and is alot more green than the picture! Finally this vacant bed looks magical and the moss is doing great and I have my little piece of the Forest ~!
Detail of the ''furry'' moss...with oak leaves fallen from the tree...and pine cones....and fern.......I just love this stuff.
This is a bronze leaf shooting star. It takes over everything too. but the flowers are pretty striking!
Coleus. Looks alot better in person lol
A planter with red leaf lettuce....doing well.
My fish tank ? lol....you can barely see the tiny neon fish at the bottom, but in person it looks cool.
View from the back door. The sun hitting the vines growing on the building, water fountain sits on the dryer, and the arbor, then the netted gazebo towards the back on the right side. John sits there all the time watching the pond.
A view of the red begonias in planter boxes on the front porch. They're doing really well.
Another view of the same with the angel guarding them, and a pony tail plant with a Japanese landscape on the table.
Same begonias view from the inside. The strange texture is the screen in the window which you don't see when you look through it.........but its pretty.
A Bird's Nets fern also doing well, with the creeping fig I planted innocently by the chimney years ago, which is now creeping everywhere including the front porch walls!
A beautiful pink pointsettia with a foxglove in front of living room window and another Birds Nest in a white urn. You can barely see the seashells that line the windowsill which look so dreamy and beautiful from the inside.
Above the foxglove is hanging a lacy fern, in front of the lacy curtains LOL
The beaded chandelier in the daylight. You can barely make out the satin metallic caramel latte color, but I do plan on putting a light bulb in this fixture to make it a working beaded chandelier.
Well here is the improved lighting. I removed the ''twinkling'' led lights, and replaced it with a bulb socket and an amber colored light. It matches better the other Christmas lights I already have up. The twiliight sky is amazing back there ! that azure blue !
So, there you have it, my beloved Pammie! I hope this was nice for you. I had a little more fun putting this together than I thought I would, especially explaining the pictures which sounds more interesting now that I've described it. I will have more soon. I love you!