Showing posts from January 13, 2013

For the Love of Grandchildren and Silhouettes

To many of my friends it is no secret that I really like french inspired things. It is also no secret that I really like silhouettes. As much as I adore a pretty silhouette, I love my grandchildren even more. My daughters know this too, so I was so excited when they gifted me with silhouettes of all five of my beloved grandchildren. These are way up there among the most favorite things I have ever received. They were designed by two different artists at two separate times at  Walt Disney World   in Orlando, FL.  The bottom two were actually designed by a french artist who was set up at the France Pavilion at  Epcot . The top three were actually created by an artist at  The Magic Kingdom . These were all created a couple of years ago, so the grands have grown a lot, but it is amazing how they perfectly represent each of the children. These silhouettes inspired me to make some projects which I'll post about on another day.

A Visit To An Enchanting Flower Garden at Disney World

My family and I love to travel, especially together. I love to garden, both flower and vegetable gardening. If you like to travel or if you enjoy gardening and garden design, I think you might enjoy this post.  These photos were taken at Walt Disney World's EPCOT during the International Flower Festival in the spring of 2011. The theme is Tinkerbell's Pixie Hollow. The fabulous topiary and design elements of the enchanting vignettes, including fairy "houses" are positively awe-inspiring. I am definitely not a photographer and it was over-cast and cloudy, so the pictures don't do the garden justice. I think you can get a pretty good idea of how amazingly beautiful the garden was.                                                                                                                                                                   Some of Tinker Bell's Fairy Friends were there at Pixie Hollow the day we visited. This is t