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Monday, July 6, 2015

Friend's House for the 4th


Hello everyone,
Another day to be grateful for the wonderful country we live in. On Saturday evening Sweetheart and I were invited to our friend's house to watch the city fireworks celebration. Our friend has the most beautiful home on the bluffs overlooking our city.  The garden is perfection. Statues and a fountain and other garden decor are placed in different spots around the garden. I hope you enjoy the evening.
The deck looking down to the garden.
A view of the back of the house.
I love the terraces and the beautiful black iron work on the deck.
I want this bird house in my garden.
What a great idea for gazing balls.
One of the guest's brought a fabulous cake.  She found the idea on the internet.  I love the blue bed for the stars. I researched this recipe and it takes five cakes to get the different colors to make this one cake. I love it so much I would love to bake one.  Someday maybe I will. Lol~
This cake was a show stopper!!!
Now on to the finale for the evening. Around ten o'clock the fireworks show started and lasted around thirty minutes. It's amazing to watch the beautiful fireworks in the beautiful garden of a dear friend. We are so blessed.



A mosaic for memories of fabulous evening.
The month of July has started with a BANG!
Thanks so much for visiting and please come back soon.
Joyously,
Betty 
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

4th of July Party


Happy 4th of July everyone,
I've been playing this week with my granddaughters. We have been shopping for summer clothes for their trip to Hawaii in a couple of weeks. The two girls that live here are going to meet their two cousins that live in So Cal for a week's vacation in Maui. I told them they only need a bathing suit and shorts, but they want MORE.  Before we went shopping one of my granddaughters helped me photograph this blog post.
I found two flag bandanas at Wal Mart for $1.97 each. They are 21 x 21 each. I made this pillow to celebrate the 4th of July.  
I have some pink lemonade ready to drink. 
This pillow I made from a banner I bought at the dollar tree and for the back of the pillow I used a piece of the tablecloth I used on my patio swing pillow.HERE
Flag plates and red flatware are ready for a snack.
A little a festive decoration on the patio for the 4th of July.
My flag tray and a bouquet of red, white and blue flowers from my garden. While we were taking these photos the temperature was almost 110 degrees at eleven o'clock in the morning. My granddaughter and I had perspiration running down our brows...but we kept clicking. LOL!

I hope you are safe this holiday and have a wonderful 4th of July celebration.
We are so blessed to live in a beautiful and free country.
Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner today.
Joyously,
Betty
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Garden Journal 2015


Hello everyone,
This is the last of June and I wanted to share with you the progress of my summer garden. The heat is one hot mess, but I have a wonderful watering system and my plants are doing fairly well in this scorching heat. (113 degrees Wednesday) and cooling to 104 on the 4th of July.   The day lilies are blooming every day and I love when their blooms are surround the cupids in the birdbath.
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My fern grotto is growing nicely. My lemon tree and jade plant are in the shade and that is a good thing. 
The yellow cannas are blooming nicely too. In a week or so they will be finished and the Black Eyed Susans will be blooming in the month of July.
I have a boston fern and a tree fern in the big pot. The boston fern loves the patio and so do I.
The shade in the pergola area is doing wonderful I forgot to take a photo of my beautiful hostas blooming in the shade of the big old tree. I will try to remember next month. Hopefully my granddaughters will help me put some lights on the pergola for some evening dinners in August. 
My wax begonia was in the house this winter and all she did was pout. I don't water my plants in the house everyday, but outside I have an automatic timer and the water goes on everyday for ten minutes and waters all the plants you see.
When the weather cools down, Sweetheart and I are going to have a painting party and repaint the blue bench and a few other things.
The wax begonia, ferns and angels.
Pin a mosaic and visit often.


See you in July for some 4th of July fun.  I have a couple of posts for the celebration.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments.
Joyously,
Betty
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Picture to Pillow Before and After



Hello everyone,
I have another Before and After project to share with you today.  While getting the patio ready for summer I was looking for more vintage style pillows to add to the swing. I was in the thrift shop and found a needlework picture for $5.00 dollars. I knew it was going home with me and I could make a small pillow with the needlework bouquet of flowers.
I found an old white tablecloth I was no longer using and I had a little 12 x 12 pillow form in my stash. I took the picture out of the frame and pressed it with the iron. I put a white zipper in the bottom that I found in my mother's sewing notions. Lucky me a pillow for $5.00 dollars. 
Put the pillow on the swing and Da Ta cuteness!!
I love to do needlework, but this was so beautiful and already finished.
My little angels are watching for the stray cats from the neighbor's that keep coming over and making themselves comfortable on my swing and chaise lounge.
My granddaughter was visiting me last week and we came outside to enjoy the patio. She loves to swing...She has been swinging on this swing most of her life. I think it must be back sweet memories for her. 
I love the little blue cross stitch on the bottom.
Pillow for the Patio swing.
Thank you for visiting and please enjoy your 4th of July holiday.
Joyously,
Betty 
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nap Time


Hello everyone,
Summer is off to a wonderful start.  June has been a fun month for Sweetheart and I. We have been resting more now that our update is complete. I'm still adding some details to the master bedroom and blogging about my garden.
But I needed a day to retreat from the daily duties and I fixed myself a tray and some tea and toast for my nap time. I slipped into my guest room for some 
SELF CARE. 
I picked a rose from each of my favorite rose bushes and put them in my angel vase.  I found a new tea cup at the antique store and couldn't resist the beautiful green inside the tea cup and saucer.
While at the antique store I found a vintage toast holder. I couldn't resist this sweet tea time toast holder.
My grandma's vintage silver butter knife and tea spoon.
I lathered the cinnamon raisin toast with butter and it's so delicious.
The sweet cup has a beautiful green trim inside the cup and little flowers on the outside.
The sweet flower pattern is also on the inside of the tea cup. 
The name of the tea cup is new to me.
Sampson Smith Old Royal China Made in England
A little mosaic to remember my favorite nap time. 
Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting today.
Joyously,
Betty 
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The ROSEGARDEN for Showoff Saturday 
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Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
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