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Apr 18, 2012

...things of fairy dust, decorating and silver linings

...hello dear readers

sometimes in life,
i find it useful,
to carry a few shiny bits of magic around with me

for those occasional moments,
that sneak up and try to steal my joy away!

aaahhh ~
yah no!

"NOT today!!"
i say, as i toss a bit of fairy dust in the air!

this is my mantel
~ i put up a grey linen/vintage bit of irish lace backdrop

long pause......
deep breath

(and even then, i hesitate to tell you)

this is just our temp abode!!
(yes, we are seeking a house ~ STILL!)

so needless to say,
if i had my druthers
(does anyone say this anymore??!)

 my wall colors would be more along this line...

as we are only here until july-ish,
i have no extra energy to paint it!

(what's that you say??)

((you think i'm a nomad??!!))

yes my dears,
it IS beginning to appear as such)))


but on this journey to my most authentic self,
it is simply a must
i tell you,
to remain open to the twists and turns in life
for i have found,
those turns do have a purpose...

so i adorn my spaces,
for however long,
as best as i can...

with things that i find beauty in,
and fill in the rest with as much love as i am able

i recently read somewhere
something that struck a cord with me
 and made me throw my head back in laughter...
would you like to hear?!

well then,

be the kind of woman
that when your feet hit the floor each morning
the devil says:
"Oh Crap, She's up!"

i know right?


i read this as the kind of woman i want to be!
which in no means is as a negative woman
but instead,
a woman that is strong in her soul
that knows that with those glorious rainbows
that also,
the storms will come
she can deal with it graciously and she won't fall over!!

i believe that at the end of every challenging road,
there stands a silver lining...

if you give up,
you will never see it!

but if you keep on,
you may see a glimpse of heaven...

my heart is broken in many places
and i wouldn't trade it in for a new one if i had too!!

would you?!

i have earned those cracks

and it is my hope
that through those cracks,
you can see a lovely light within me...

and perhaps, my whimsy:)

sharing this post with
Faded Charm's: White Wednesday

here's to silver linings!


  1. oh its always enchanting to be here and there is even a kind of holy feeling I have to say which I enjoy alot. If this blog is any reflection on you, then you also are glowing with light. I enjoyed that quote as well, and decided to be that woman too, even in my sleep!

  2. You do a wonderful job of carrying the light of that silver lining with you. The way you dress up a "temporary" space says a lot of nice things about you. Let's face it. We're all just in a temporary space. What shall we do with it?

  3. Your posts are always so pretty. I hope you find the perfect place.

  4. Hi Rosemary,
    Your words and thoughts always lift up my spirits. I love your attitude about life and I wish I could be more like you. Your mantel looks so pretty and I love the lace backdrop.


  5. Such a beautiful post Rosemary and I am in awe of your breathtaking photos again!!
    I love that saying...I have heard it too!! :)
    Blessings to you my dear nomad!!

  6. “Ring the bells that still can ring.
    Forget your perfect offering.
    There is a crack....a crack in everything....
    That's how the light gets in.”

  7. Oh Rosemary, I've missed you so! I love to see you blogging again, even through a temporary living arrangement, because I know you are sagely grounded yet spiritually lifted wherever you are.
    Your mantel looks perfect (I spy me a Michelle creation) and your words are gems.
    Happy WW!

  8. charming post! i think wherever you end up--it will be beautiful:)

  9. Rosemary, I could not believe my eyes when I saw your post in my email box this morning. I was overjoyed that you are back. I have missed you and over the months come back hoping you would be here. And now you are. I did not receive emails though before today and I don't know what why when you posted in March. I just am glad you're here now, my dear Ethereal friend. You bring such peace and enlightenment to me and all who visit. So glad you are finally settled into your new spaces that I know are beautiful. I just saw your beautiful Easter table and gasped. So very beautiful. And the eggs benedict...how divine. Again am so glad you are here again. You have truly been missed my precious friend.


  10. Rosemary - know that you bring light, love, and happiness where ever you land, my dear! You are such a bright spot of sunshine in my life and the blogging community! Are you just renting for now til you find a permanent place to live...? Are you moving on from Ohio...?

    xoox laurie

  11. What a beautiful soul you must have to produce words and pictures like this!!!
    So wonderful to read you blog xx

  12. I loved that quote, it is a wonderful mantra to live by, thank you for sharing it! :-)

  13. I love the way you always take your lemons and make lemonade! I have missed your blog so much and am thrilled you are back. It is always so beautiful, each and every post. Your family is so very fortunate to have you decorating the nest.


be kind ~ be graceful ~ be beautiful ~ be you!


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