31 March 2022

Goodbye March, Hello April! ( TFT Party)

Good morning, friends  Happy April! Well, tomorrow anyway  ;)  Time flies by, doesn’t it… I pray you are safe and well, as we gather this week  I’m still gardening! And, baking up some goodies for my brother and sister-in-law, who are coming to town later today. Thank you all for your beautiful inspirational posts and kindest comments  I’m in awe, every week! 

On to this week’s Thursday Favorite Things party! Here are just a few that caught my eye from last week’s party! 

From Jenna at The Painted Apron, you are going to LOVE her adorable Floral Ice Cream Cones!

24 March 2022

Spring and Easter Decor Ideas!

Welcome friends! I hope you all have been enjoying these first few days of Spring  I’m sewing seeds and working on getting a garden going! I hope to share some of that with you when I get a bit further along. Happy Thursday and Thursday Favorite Things party day! Here are a few fun features from last week’s party! 

Linda from Crafts a la Mode shared a ton of Cute DIY Easter Mason Jars! I love them all!

17 March 2022

Happy St Patrick's Day & Happy Spring 2022

Good morning and happy St Patrick’s day. Are you wearing green? Such a funny thing, really, but we usually do it anyway.  Can you believe Spring is here, this Sunday? Time just flies by. Thank you for joining me as I, gratefully, join Katherine and the ladies for our Thursday Favorite Things party! I feel woefully inadequate when I see all that you’ve been up to! So inspiring! 

I’m currently trying, diligently, to propagate some heirloom tomato seeds, so we may be able to enjoy a bumper crop this year. If we’ve learned anything in the past couple years, having our own food, fruit, veggies, etc. available in our gardens has become priceless.  Wish me luck! Now, on with your wonderful features from last week’s party. 
There were a ton worthy, these are just a few! 

Denise from My Home of All Seasons shares a lot of inspiration for Spring/Easter with her beautiful How to Design a Pretty Spring Lantern. She's done them several different ways, so be sure to check them out.

10 March 2022

Getting Ready to Spring Forward!

Good morning friends  Welcome! I hope you all are having a happy, healthy, peaceful week. Chilly morning for me, all bundled up ( but I’m loving it), it will be hot soon enough! Happy Spring! Are you looking forward to the longer days?! 

Here are just a few of your beautiful posts from last week’s party. Enjoy, and thank you for joining us! 

Barbara from Mantel & Table’s At least 7 Teacup Gift Ideas

03 March 2022

Welcoming March, Praying for Peace & This Week's TFT Party

Hello friends, welcome back to Shoestring Elegance! Happy March to you all. I pray that everything is just as you like it where you are. 

Please join me in praying for peace for the Ukrainian people. So very hard to watch them as they try and fight to defend their home. Very heart breaking and difficult times.

This week, I spent some time with my Mum, which is not odd.  You see, every year, about this time her flowering crabapple tree puts on the most beautiful show for all to see. And, while it doesn't last long, it is spectacular sight.  Also, every year, I try and capture its beauty, but now believe no image will ever match the awesomeness of standing right in front of it and watching it come to life.  Nonetheless, I did snap a picture to share with you, before we get onto this week's Thursday Favorite Things party. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and that you have equally beautiful blooms showing up where you are. I am abundantly blessed and have nothing to complain about, in this place and time.