God has blessed me with the most wonderful parents. They serve as an example to many on how to live, how to suffer, how to serve, how to play, and mostly, how to love. The parents God chose for me are one of the greatest gifts in my life! I am blessed.
Don and I worked on hanging some more pics yesterday (FUN CITY !!!), and we finally got around to the pool bath.
This is a better picture of the vanity/sink stand. It is very distressed wood. I actually designed this piece. I drew it out on a paper napkin and gave it to our cabinet man. I think he did a great job. The soap actually sits on the bow of the sailboat!
In this pic you can see the colorful mirror. Notice there are vintage postcards from Hawaii stuck in the corners. You can also see the shower reflected in the mirror…complete with a flip/flop towel! There is also soap, shampoo and lotion made in Maui…so you can leave the bathroom with that fresh, island feel.:)
And this is the work we did today. It shouldn’t have taken more than 10 minutes…in actuality, it was more like 1 hour and 10 minutes! However, it looks great…to us. We both LOVE Maui, and the feeling we get from being on that beautiful island. Even though we did not start off planning to bring the island feel in here…it just seemed to work out that way. And, when we found this cool art when we were there in October, we just had to have them! They are actually painted on 3 boards joined in the back. And, no, the towels hanging out do not indicate anyone has been swimming yet…I just like the color it gives the room. Still looking for a sea grass mat for the floor.
So, if you can’t make it over to Maui this year…come for a swim, and then clean up in the Island Bath. ALOHA!
I meant to show this pic with the other one yesterday. This is a silly little wind chime that I bought several years ago at a craft show. I know that it is kinda tacky, but it makes me smile…(what does that say about me,huh?) It is not a particularly beautiful sound like my bigger chimes, but it is pleasing in its own way. More of a tinkling sound. Scooter always walks to that tree each time he ‘tours’ the yard. I wonder if it reminds him of our other house? Can you guess what kind of bottles these are? Think of them puffed up and brown in color?
Does anyone remember those wind chimes that were everywhere when we were younger? They were sort of Asian looking. They were very thin glass strips hung in a circle…sometimes 1 tier, sometimes 2 tiers. They were cheap and very fragile. I have not seen any in years, but I would love to find some. They, if memory serves me correctly, had such a delicate sound that I loved.
I also LOVE bamboo chimes…because it is such a natural sound…very reed-like. And then there are the capiz shell type that you can find so easily at the beach.
Thanks for listening to me reminisce tonight. I think one of the loveliest gifts God gives to us is music. And, so much the better, when you hear in the great outdoors!
***the bottles are the little bottles of syrup you get at Cracker Barrel when you have their pancakes or hot, buttered biscuits…YUMMY! They melt them, and add colors. Neat, huh?***
I love wind chimes. Especially the ones that are tuned. It is a beautiful sound to hear the differing tones as the wind playfully blows them around. Never the same tune twice…it’s all up to the wind’s fancy.
This is a set of chimes that my Mom and Pop gave to me as a housewarming gift. They hang proudly from a tree in the backyard where I will enjoy their song each time I step into the backyard. Music to watch a dog by …or, in summer, to while away some serious time in the pool.
I am a Christian woman who has survived many years on the planet. God has blessed me with a wonderful family: husband, 3 sons, a dear DIL, and a precious grandson. I also have dear friends to keep me inspired. I am an artist of sorts and am finding my way through the great blessing of retirement. I recently retired after 20 years as a music teacher. Life is good!