I have been really sick all weekend, so that my sister came and took our 90-year-old mother to her house, then went to get her 82-year-old sister from New York to look after her during the day. A year of no time-off from my caretaking duties has really taken its toll on my health. But, on to more pleasant things.... I’ve been hanging in there trying to get one or two posts done each week.
For today’s Blue Monday post I’d like to share an oil painting done by my sister in the 1970’s when living in California. The vase is blue and the background is gray with touches of blue and other hues. The flowers are sunny yellow and it’s all done in a take on impressionist style.
Since I enjoy blue, over the years this painting has been on the walls of various roome of my apartments and now first house – living room, dining room, bedroom and kitchen. Enjoy more Blue Monday at Sally’s blog, Smiling Sally.
" 'Yes, I am coming soon' Amen. Come, Lord Jesus." Rev. 22:20 NIV
It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope— the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ" Titus 2:13 NIV)
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -- William Arthur Ward
Pitchers in Fruit & Vegetable Motif
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Welcome to Oak Rise Cottage, the Home of an Incurable Collector!
In this blog I will be sharing my ventures into the worlds of a collector with multiple enthusiasms. At Oak Rise Cottage there are collections such as items with pineapple motif, blue and white dishes and fabrics, tablesetting components, books in both regular and miniature editions, fruit motif items, Christmas holiday accessories, and so on...The pineapple evokes a hostess' love of sharing house and home with family and friends. Guests to Oak Rise Cottage share the collector's bounty -- based on my view that the house should express the personality and interests of the owner.
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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, daughter, big sister to 3 sisters and 1 brother, aunt to 7 nephews and 3 nieces, godmother to one boy, one girl, grand-aunt to two grandnieces, four grandnephews, friend to dear ones scattered across US and abroad. I am also a collector with multiple enthusiasms; and lately web logger. My loved ones are often referenced in my posts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts about my collections, thrifting and thrifted decor, and inspirational thoughts.
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting." This quote is from a postcard I keep on the side of my refrigerator. It shows a white bird soaring against a blue sky.