Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wishful Thinking and Winners

When I wandered in to my living room today, I had a moment of insanity.  One where I thought I lived in a time where I could just sit in my slipcovered wing chair and maybe pen a letter on lovely monogrammed stationary to send to a friend in a far flung land.

A letter that poetically spoke of the changing of the seasons, my latest dalliances into painting or needlework, and about the latest fashions being made for the grand garden parties I would soon be attending.

Sitting in this wing chair, next to the window with just a hint of sunlight streaming in seemed so inviting.  But then I noticed the dust on the fern stand, my cell phone went off, and I was snapped back into reality!  I have things to do today, places to go, people to see, and I'm already behind and it's not even 12:00 o'clock noon.

So instead of petticoats and pearls I'll be sporting jeans and something I don't mind getting paint on.  The dust on the table will have to wait, maybe the house maid will attend to that while I'm gone?!!!

But before I go, I wanted to announce the winners of my latest Giveaway.  Instead of doing the thing since I'm pressed for time, I asked Mr. Tide to tell me the first 2 numbers that popped into his head and this is what he chose...

#4  Sugar and Spice in the land of Balls and Sticks who chose Sailing print #1


#32  Trish from The Old Post Road who will now have to decide between the orchid print and the sailing print.

Congratulations ladies.  Just shoot me a quick email with your mailing address and I'll get the prints ordered and in the mail to you!

I hope that everyone has a relaxing weekend.  I'm still fixated on Japan and in utter disbelief about the loss and devastation.  My heart continues to go out to their entire nation!  My husband works disaster sites for a living, so in today's effort to Spread the Love I will be linking to the American Red Cross, an organization which he himself has benefited from on site many times.  On their site is information about how you can locate loved ones, and it provides a link where you can donate to help the people of Japan.

Spread the Love...

The American Red Cross


  1. Woohoo! I'm so excited to have won one of your gorgeous prints! I know right where it's going. Shooting you an e-mail.

    I know what you mean about thinking you can slow down, and then getting snapped back into reality. I do try to take the time to have tea with a friend every now and again, but mostly it's go, go, go.

    We've all been talking about what happened in Japan. Both kids came home with having learned about it in school. The American Red Cross is a godsend for so many.

  2. Good morning, Kat!

    Such beautiful photographs today...being lost in a daydream is a very healthy thing...especially in sad times, like this.

    Thank-you for the link to the Red Cross. So grateful to those, like your husband, who do so much for so many.

    Wishing you a peaceful, lovely weekend, my friend!


  3. Congrats to the winners!

    Oh, and about that dust on the table.... I took care of mine today too. Where does it all come from???


  4. This is just one of those posts that gently reminds me of why I adore your blog. First, because you even had a thought of how lovely it would be to sit and write an actual letter, then because there is a seashell next to your bunny, and finally, because your heart is still with the people of Japan.

  5. Beautiful photos~ Congrats to the winners! I know how you feel, Saturdays are full of paintig, running and trying to clean ;-)

  6. As you I´m sending my thoughts of peace and healing to all the families who have lost their loved ones.
    I´m absolutely in love with all your beautiful images and so serene atmosphere, much needed now.

  7. Congratulations to the winners. And I often have those moments of insanity. They're actually fun.

  8. Congrats to those lucky ladies! Kat, it has been a while since I have been here. I love the photography you have been sharing especially the orchids.

    I know busy days all to well (and dusty tables).

    Glad your son continues to heal.

  9. Congrats to the winners!

    Love the rabbit with the pretty floral arrangement.


  10. Hey Kat! I am sooo sorry to hear about your son but happy he is doing fine!

    I missed this giveaway...d#&% well maybe next time....kelley

    oh and congrats to the winners too

  11. I've been loving all your flower photos - you have great lighting for them by that window.

    I'm also shocked by the devastation in Japan and love that you put a link to the Red Cross - excellent idea.

  12. Congratulations to you lucky ladies!!!

    Kat, I just love those pictures you took today! Love the little bunny planter!

  13. These photos are beautiful, Kat! I love the lighting. And I love that you had Mr. LTHS tell you the first two numbers that popped into his head - that actually sounds like so much more fun than for some reason!

  14. Your photos are(as always)wonderful. I know just what you mean about being shocked back into reality of every day life.
    The news about Japan is so very sad and tragic. My prayers also go out to all those in Japan and those who are not but have family and loved ones in Japan. Your link to the Red Cross is perfect.
    Here in California it has been news 24/7 about the tragedy and also getting prepared here.
    Thank you for sharing such lovely spring pictures, I think we all need that.

  15. Isn't it a pleasure to escape from reality, even if it's only for a moment! Hope you have a lovely day!

  16. Congrats to the winners! I am so sorry that you could not do what you had hoped, but I also hope that you got done what you needed to so in the future you can revisit that wish. :)
    It is still just unimaginable what is going on in Japan, we watched more last night and there are no words. Just praying for them all.

  17. Yes, the tragedy in Japan is beyond comprehension. Something happens in this world that is devastating. Then something else occurs that manages to top it.

  18. Kat, I so enjoyed your dream of an enchanted day!! LOL about the I can relate!

    Your photos are just so lovely! Such a pretty little vignette of the bunny and flowers.

    My heart continues to break in half when I watch the images of Japan. I wish I could be there to help.


  19. Wow congratulations to the winners. I know they will be so Blessed with their prints!

  20. So glad you shared your little daydream with us! That is the sweetest little flower filled bunny and seashell vignette. With so many heavy hearts over the devastation unfolding in Japan, it's also good to see a link to the Red Cross and realize how many people are volunteering and willingly put themselves at risk just to help out. xo ~Lili


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