Sunday, March 24, 2013

Feeling Very Blessed.....

Nope not feeling blessed for receiving another 16 inches of this stuff on the first day of spring although I should since we’re on well water and this is a plus for us going into summer. But enough is enough already…..
Nope I’m feeling very blessed for the people in my life. Imagine getting hit with snow like above and then finding this cheerful color in your mailbox. Do you have any idea how big of a smile that spread across my face seeing that gorgeous spring green laying in our box?

Then opening that envelope to see more spring? Our blog friend Patricia Van Essche at PVE Design sent me this beautiful watercolor card of a cherry blossom tree in bloom letting me know that springtime would soon be here.
Not only that but she enclosed an extra card to share so we could keep spreading the joy of spring, thank you Patricia!

Patricia is an artist extraordinaire who painted this watercolor of Dylan to surprise Mister Man for Christmas. If any of you are looking to have a watercolor done of your favorite four legged friend or a special occasion you can always order a piece of artwork from her Etsy shop here. Or go ahead and treat yourself to springtime note cards to surprise your friends with a touch of spring. Trust me the smile it puts on people’s faces is priceless.
Everyone must have been feeling spring fever because later that afternoon after I received Patricia’s card I received this beautiful bouquet of spring flowers from Mister man!

The colors are everything I imagine spring looking like…. I’m a very blessed person to have so many people giving me a touch of spring!

Dylan dog is happy today because the skies are a stunning clear blue and we have warmed temperatures coming up this week to melt all this white stuff signaling that soon he’ll be back in his beloved forest hiking.

We wish you all a wonderful springtime week this coming week and spread the joy of the coming season!


An Urban Cottage said...

Spring was delivered twice in one day!

I hear you. It's getting tired. The time change and extra light was nice but a 50 degree day would be better.

Hang in there!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Isn't it nice to be thought of in such lovely ways! You did have a nice day.I just visited Patricia's blog for the first time, and I will be back!
I know that you are happy that the slow will be moving out soon.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Leslie said...

Hi Debra!

Patricia is extraordinary and such a lovely spring gift to receive! The flowers from your husband are so pretty and will help your mood I'm sure. I can't believe how much snow you are still getting! Dylan is so cute and always puts a smile on my face.

We are traveling and I just had a minute to check a few emails. I've been out of blog world for a
while. I'll be back next week:)

Sending warm thoughts your way!


Taylor Greenwalt said...

I hope spring comes soon for you...the flowers are beautiful and so are the cards...what a nice surprise!

Alison said...

You have to love a dog that even though they are laying in the snow they are hot and panting! My Bullmastiff was laying on the deck yesterday in the sun and panting too, even though we still have 2 feet of snow out in the yard.

The paintings and flowers are so pretty! How fun to have them.

Woodside Park said...

Hi, Debra! Happy spring!! It's just as cold in DC, but without the snow. Although we are expecting some slushy stuff tonight and tomorrow. Love Patricia's cards!! She's so talented and thoughtful. And hello, Dylan dog :) Don't worry, spring will be here soon....keep your paw paws crossed.

Unknown said...

Loveliness all around:)

therelishedroost said...

What a positive post, Spring is here even through the snow!
xo Karolyn

A Perfect Gray said...

what a treat, debra. both of you are special ladies. donna

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the Cherry Blossom painting. We have a Cherry Blossom Festival this time of year just an hour away. Everything is pink! I do love pink! Pink is my passion so I'm looking forward to pink lemonade,

Fashion-isha said...

The illustrations are gorgeous and so are the flowers. It's always good to feel blessed! Have a blessed week!

debra @ 5th and state said...

blessings indeed!
patricia is such a talent, her work automatically brings on the smiles. i once had the opportunity to meet her in person and she is a delight as you can imagine.

and mister man, SCORE! what a great guy

and you my friend are a blessing to us all

Unknown said...

Blessed indeed!! That watercolor of Dylan is extraordinary!! I am fortunate to have one of my Miss Molly by Patricia. An absolute treasure!

And, those flowers are definitely a harbinger of Spring! The chill followed me home from Dallas and though we're waiting for snow to hit later, it is the gray skies that are starting to get on my nerves.

Dreaming of flowers in my garden and spending time outdoors!

Happy Monday, Debra!
xoxo Elizabeth

Ann said...

Your flowers are gorgeous...
And Patricia from PVE is so thoughtful and her artworks are so lovely.

Karen said...

It's so nice to count your're blessed with all the important things in life. What a great hubby and your dog is always so darling. The paintings are lovely.
Have a wonderful week.

Heather Robinson said...

Debra, you deserve all the gifts thrown your way...just as DD deserves every praise for being such a delight!

pve design said...

Thank-you for all the blessings in each and every one of your posts. I do love the snow but very soon, we shall find ourselves in the glory of Spring!
Love to Dylan and Mister Man to keep you warm.

La Brocanteuse said...

That is so sweet ! ...and at the rate our weather is changing to will soon be " spring" cleaning..,

designchic said...

Well, what a day you had - just adore the watercolor from Patricia - what a talent and the flowers are thoughtful and beautiful - what could be better? Hoping for Spring weather in NC soon, too!!

Burlap Luxe said...

What a beautiful gifting of spring. How beautiful it is when someone's heart opens up and they think of you. It's a beautiful spring over here, even if the last bit of winters snow is clinging to the trees of spring for dear life. As beautiful the snow is I am sure you are ready for spring, I so wish we would have more snow in a city that gets about a couple of inches a couple of times during winter.

Thank you Debra for taking the time to visit my place and best of all leaving a comment that joys my heart.

See all you inspire soon.
Keep inspiring your beauty and grace.


Unknown said...

Beautiful flowers..:)

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Stacy CUrran said...

Thank you for the reminder to count our blessings. The watercolors are gorgeous, and Dylan is too cute!

La Contessa said...

Oh, that DYLAN DOG makes me smile every time you post his photo!

Pura Vida said...

oh how wonderful are sweet people!

Jeanne Henriques said...

So beautiful Debra..Dylan and Patricia's work. She is one talented woman...I love what she does with her talent. As for the snow, good grief! You raise a good point, we are on well water too... Happy Homeowner should know these things! Thank you for your comment today...lovely to hear from you..
Jeanne :)

Things and Thoughts said...

Great to visit your blog ! So interesting and inviting ! Hi nice dog !

LaPouyette said...

BRRHHH....but wonderful images! And Dylan seems that he does not mind the cold and snow.....ha-ha

To "comfort" you a bit - it's raining cats and dogs here at our place, stormy sibirian winds, spring has disappeared!

Happy Easter dear Debra!

Mona said...

I'm wishing, I was home today...Easter is a big holiday for our family...but...I'm thankful for lot's of things...and one is friends like you. Hope you can dig out of that snow very very soon. XO, Mona

Ivy Clad said...

How lovely-- the cards AND the flowers! I hope it's warming up there for you and that you had a happy Easter.


quintessence said...

Hope your snow is melting away! Ours is all gone and it was practically spring like this weekend. Patricia is the best!! And so thoughtful. I have commissioned pieces from her as gifts that were well received and loved! Sending you balmy spring karma!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Good afternoon!

I hope that you had a fabulous Easter! Thank you for your email, I have had guests for the last 8 days and have been traveling also.

What a wonderful Spring bouquet and water color! Patricia is so very talented, it is wonderful to own her beautiful creations.

I hope you have a great day! Happy April.

xx Elizabeth

Greet Lefèvre said...

Hello sweet Debra,
I absolutely wanted to write you because I do know that it is a while ago since I commented!
I want to thank you for all your nice comments on my latest blogposts! I so appreciate it!
I am so sorry for not having the time to comment the blogs of all my friends because I am so very busy! I do hope you will understand!
But you have to know that I always read your posts! Love the pictures of Dylan so much, he is such a beautiful boy! And that drawing that Patricia made is gorgeous!
Debra, I do hope we will ever meet in person! Maybe when you visit Belgium next time?!
I wish you a wonderful start of this new week!
Hugs and kisses,

A world of neighbors said...

I came across your blog today from Augusta, Georgia. Loved the images of snow since we don't see much down here. Great blog!

Karen Stone

Divine Theatre said...

You are truly blessed, my am I for getting to share a little piece of you and Dylan Dog!



Barbara@HausDesign said...

Glad that there are signs of spring in your home in spite of the snow! :)

Stacy CUrran said...

That was so sweet of her! People can be so kind, and I love hearing about it in blogland :)

zanetastyle said...

Hello Debra! Patricia makes beautiful art and Dylen looks handsome(:
We seem to be in the same situation with the snow... We even flu over the Atlantic to escape winter but so far it seems in vain. ((:

Wish you the best and patience!
Hugs z

Anonymous said...

Her work is stunning. In a world of emails and texts it seems so special to get a handwritten note in the mail! Have a great weekend. xo

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Good morning Debra!

I hope the snow has melted and the sun has come out! We have had terrible storms here and lots of grey and ugly days. I never thought I would say this but I am looking forward to a little Summer.

Now when its 97 and 100% humidity I will be biting my tongue.

I hope have you a wonderful weekend!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a wonderful talent Patricia has! I adore the watercolor of Dylan...and I adore Dylan! I hope you are now seeing glorious sunny days and spring is upon you. The gorgeous and thoughtful flowers from Mister Man must have brightened your spirits and made spring come even faster. I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Stacey said...

Hi Debra!
That was indeed a very thoughtful gesture and the card is beautiful! I adore the watercolor of Dylan. Patricia is quite talented! I hope that the snow has melted and that Spring is finally in your embrace. Love the flowers from the Mister too. I hope your Easter was wonderful and that you're enjoying your Sunday. XX

A room with a view said...

I am sure your days are gradually getting warmer, Debra, as are ours here. Great gifts - and what vivid colors in those flowers. Patricia is truly a gifted artist.

michele said...

love the art work, deb. kisses to you and dylan.


Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Debra for making it over to my place, and best leaving a comment that joys my heart.
I hope your snow has melted and finally you are able to enjoy spring.

Will love to see all that inspires what's left of spring before summer months arrive.

See you soon with all that has come to inspire your days.


pve design said...

I must thank-you again for this post and for spreading joy of the Spring Season.
Our dog was "skunked" so it has been a week of potions, cleanses and remedies to rid Pepe la pew's trademark cologne.
A few etsy sales came to me and it must be from this post so thank-you!


Beautiful post! Patricia is so the picture of your precious Dylan.

Splendid Market said...

You are truly blessed, such beauty being sent your way. Those watercolor cards are lovely and the grass green envelope is the perfection! Enjoy that beautiful snow!

Calypso In The Country said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to tell you that Dylan is adorable! We have a female golden who just turned one in December so I have become drawn to the blogs with goldens lately! Have a wonderful week!

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Debra- Patricia does such lovely work! (and with sometimes with such a handsome subject!)


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