Thursday, June 30, 2011

Missing My Friends...

Hello Dear Friends!

I have missed you all so very much!
I would like to thank each and every one of you for your kind words and prayers after the death of my friend.  Although the passing of a loved one is never easy it really did help to "hear" your kind, loving and thoughtful words.
This summer has me jumping!  The gardens have preoccupied my time, as well as trips with Gracie and her cousin Izabel (who is staying the summer! Yay!)...we have also been busy bringing formerly homeless animals to their new families! Life has been good!
I don't know if I will ever be able to catch up here in Blogland but Lord knows I will try.
Please leave a response and let me know how you are doing?

In the meantime, I will leave you with photos of items I have picked up here and there for our home.  The photos are the actual Craigslist ads.  They look a bit different now!

Hm.  Seems I have no photos of the giant Gothic church window, the French Louis XVI chaise, the iron urns, antique leather wingback library chair, etc...but I will!

My parterre garden is almost finished! Five hundred one gallon boxwoods.  Our soil is pure concrete so it has been an adventure!  I will, of course, take photos when it is complete.  The informal English gardens on either side of the house are done, for the most part...although I need to do some rearranging, (you cannot always go by heights on plant labels!)

Warmest Regards,


  1. What a wonderful surprise to see your post on dashboard just now. Yes, I know what dashboard is and it is not part of my car. I bet your garden is wonderful. I am still going to get there and see it. I so look forward to getting comments from you on my blog post and am so sad you have been gone. But- I do understand. Some people have a life-out side the computer. I have been missing Ms. Gloria as well, she has had health problems and a sick husband. When she gets back, life will be good. I have been busy and working in the yard, but mostly pulling weeds and mowing. That is what you will be up against soon. getting ready for the 4th and will post that this weekend, so stop by. I am just rambling, as I am so happy, happy to see you back. Love and Sissy Dog kisses too. Richard at my Old Historic House

  2. Oh yes. Love the French folding day bed. I have one I use for fire wood on my side porch. I had a wood slat bottom made to fit it. Then in summer I get rid of the wood and add a soft pillow. I have had so many of them and I just love them. Enjoy. RC and Sissy

  3. Five hundred one gallon boxwoods? Oh my!
    Andie... you are a busy gal.
    We have missed you. Glad to hear from you again.
    Glad you are ok and keeping busy.
    You have been in my thoughts as you might have noticed from my little drop by visits here.
    Wishing you well.

  4. Andie it's so good to see you posting again! Gloria and I were just talking about how much we missed your blog....Now if I could just get Gloria up posting! Great finds as always my friend. Your back must be killing you! That's a lot of planting! Vanna

  5. Jumping for joy here to see you back Andie you’ve been greatly missed! I’m loving that first metal bed and those chairs are fabulous and I know you’ve re-upholstered them and I can’t wait to see. Wholly cow five hundred boxwoods??? That’s a lot of digging and I thought twenty-one hydrangeas was a lot. I understand you needed to take time for yourself but I’m so glad you’re back and I can’t wait to see all your projects.

  6. Hi Andie it is so nice to see you back. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I like your self experienced a death and was in a relationship that ended badly. I have been to Hell and back but know I'm back on blog land and it feels great! Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful post.

  7. Hello and welcome back Andie!
    this is a great surprise and looking forward to all you have to share. love the iron know, you could start a business finding all these beauties for people out there then you can just keep on shopping, you seem to have the "finders" knack. hugs and xx Col

  8. Wow, I'm so relieved to see you back. I was beginning to worry about you. And you have certainly been busy. What wonderful treasures you have found. I'm looking forward to seeing them in their new carnations (is that a word?. And please show us some pics of your garden! Lots of love Sharon

  9. I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE BACK DEAREST!!! I have missed your style, your wit, YOU for these past several MONTHS????? I hope that the healing process with the passing of your friend will only leave loving impressions of her life with you.

    BOXWOODS...did you say BOXWOODS? I have a mini Versailles in my garden for I have NOTHING BUT boxwoods here and I am lucky to have found GREEN VELVET that thrives in our COLD MINNESOTA WINTERS!

    Dearest, I have an armoire I want to sell. You buy a lot from Craig's List. I was thinking of putting it up on Craig's list, but if you are interested in a French style armoire (it is in superb condition and is actually a T.V. cabinet, let me know).

    SO GOOD TO SEE YOU!!!! Anita

  10. Wonderful NYTimes article about boxwoods a few weeks ago.

    Get any variegated boxwood?

    Welcome back, XXXOOO. T

  11. So glad you are back and things are well. We can't wait to see pictures of your garden! Things have been very busy with us as well. We launched our new store LaCaze recently. Hope you and your family have a beautiful weekend!

  12. Hello've been missed!! We went through the sudden loss of a young family member a while ago and realized afterwards that you are never prepared for something like the loss of a loved one and healing is as healing's different for everyone and takes time. There's a whole new world to adjust to...and it takes getting used to. ♥
    I love the day bed and I'm so amazed at the beautiful pieces you have available in your area on Craiglist...truly stunning!
    Have a very Happy nice that Izabel is there.
    xo J~

  13. Andie, so good to hear from you. Gardening is very therapeutic and healing so I am glad the spring came when you were going through a difficult time and you could spend time in the garden. Lots of hugs and looking forward to reading your posts when you have time to post them.

  14. Oh, Andie! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend! I've been gone from blogland for a while and just started post this week. My prayers are with you and you take care and don't worry about catching up. We're here for you.
    Shelia ;)

  15. Dear Andie, welcome back, we missed you too my Friend and so happy to see you active once again in the Land Of Blog! The Craig's List Queen is BAAAAACK!!! *Winks* Every time I think of Craig's List I can't help but think of you. *Smiles* Happy 4th of July!

    Blessings and Hugs from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  16. Wow, you are incredible with your CL finds! I've missed you, and cannot wait to see your forthcoming posts--they never disappoint!


  17. Hey Andie-I was thinking about you and wondering where you were. I am so sorry to hear about your friend.
    I see you are keeping quite busy. Summer has a way of doing that. Glad to see still blogging.
    Keep up the good work!

    All the Best

  18. you have been so missed! now i understand; 500 boxwoods! oh, i cannot wait to see

  19. Dearest Andie,

    It was a wonderful treat to see your comment at my blog. I know you have been away for a while with much to organized in your life; I hope that all is well my friend. Thank you for being a kind soul; happy and enthusiastic people make me BELIEVE that this life is a special gift. I hope you are well and HOW IS THE HOMESTEAD GOING? So good to see you back!!! Anita

  20. Andie! It's so nice to finally have you among us!We got back from Europe where we were on a buying trip. I had read your last posting and then nothing again. We have your button on our side bar. Welcome back!



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