Friday, September 24, 2010

Adelaide's Vintage Home and Garden Store

This afternoon I went over to visit Adelaide's Vintage Home and Garden Store here in Greensboro, NC.  This is my favorite store in Greensboro, a haven of painted furniture and garden wonders.  One of the first things I saw today was this darling cabinet painted cornflower blue.

There was more blue, in flow blue dishes and darker blue cabinets.

I've had my eye on this green table for some time now.

These avocado hand-painted end tables took my breath away. Wish I had another bedroom!!!

Lots of little treasures for your home are there...

I'm CRAZY over these adorned mixed media plates!

How about some RED???

More blue dishes... You can't have enough blue dishes!

There is a new cute area they are calling "Babyland", filled with sweet nothings for your sweet baby!

More painted furniture!

I am so honored that Adelaide carries my Orions Rose Jewelry in her shoppe. Here are the latest items
that I placed in her store!

These are beaded lanyards, great for hospital workers and those who have to wear ID badges!
Wear your ID in style!!!

Here are the new eyeglass holders!!! Use these with your reading glasses!!!

If you live near Greensboro, come by Adelaides!!!
Live Simply.
Live with beauty.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pockets of Peace

I awoke this morning feeling at peace.
I read in "Streams in the Desert" about the power of stillness.
Here is an excerpt of a poem by Freda Hanbury Allen~

"Be all at rest, my soul, for rest is service,
To the still heart God does His secrets tell;
Thus will you learn to wait, and watch, and labor
Strengthened to bear, since Christ in you does dwell.
For what is service but the life of Jesus,
Lived through a vessel of earth's fragile clay,
Loving and giving and poured forth for others,
A living sacrifice from day to day."

Today in Church, I read chapter 12 of Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life.
It was about your friendship with God.
I had a Stake President once who taught us, "Make the Lord Your Friend."
Today I am grateful for family and friennds and my Heavenly Friend.

During my trip to New York City, I visited the Met Museum and saw lovely Christian works of art.  I found this stunning painted of Joan of Arc by Jules Bastian.

If you look closely, you can see an angel
guarding close by amid the leaves of the tree.

Here is the display of the Antioch Silver, discovered in this
early Christian center of worship from the time of the early church.

A Celtic Cross...

Amid all the rush of mid-town Manhattan,
I found a pocket of peace
in a Catholic Cathedral.

I saw this statue of the mighty arch angel Michael,
who is Adam.

And this saint of roses...

I took time to think and pray
and to light a candle.

Slow down.
Be still.
You might just hear
the sound of angel wings
fluttering nearby.