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Thursday, January 22, 2009

What did Dixie buy while shopping in the Village?

Of course I got the blush colored beeswax candles... they were 50% off... so I bought the whole box! I love the way beeswax candles burn, and they'll look lovely on my next Tablescape Tuesday!


and the little eggs... this photo shows you how small they are... here, in a vintage teacup! Now where will I put them? I haven't decided, but in my office somewhere... maybe sitting on the window sill... we'll see soon enough won't we.

aren't they just the sweetest things!

and then from my new Favorite little shoppe...
a new set of lovely spoon and folk chimes... I love these things... I hung them above my kitchen sink so I can admire them every day...

When I entered the little shoppe, Chick-a-dee, the aroma was divine! When I asked the shoppe keeper what the lovely fragrance was... it was this... So of course I had to have one for... uh... you guessed it.. My newly redecorated home office! The fragrance, Clean Cotton. I wish I had a click and sniff so you could smell it too! Now, I know you guys are disappointed that I didn't buy the Funeral Route sign... I was just trying to be good! but I haven't ruled it out entirely... guess you'll have to wait and see... I can hardly wait to go back to the Village of Wimberly and finish making the rounds of the Square... enjoying the simple things of life down here in French Lique...

ps... for Muse and others that hoped I'd buy the book of Longfellow poems... I already have a book of Longfellow poems... and here... one of my favorites...

Afternoon in February

The day is ending,
The night is descending;
The marsh is frozen,
The river dead.


Through clouds like ashes
The red sun flashes
On village windows
That glimmer red.


The snow recommences;
The buried fences
Mark no longer
The road o'er the plain;


While through the meadows,
Like fearful shadows,
Slowly passes
A funeral train.


The bell is pealing,
And every feeling
Within me responds
To the dismal knell;


Shadows are trailing,
My heart is bewailing
And tolling within
Like a funeral bell.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


8 comments:

The Muse said...

Boooooo Hooooo
I was all prepared to have you read Poetry to me! (sigh) (sniff)

(sniff) (sniff) :)

oooooo, nice candle :)

LOL

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Good buys. Can't wait to see them in your office. laurie

The Muse said...

Here is one big (Musey, farmer, designer, painter, science~math, techie...blah blah) HUG... for you!!
YOU ROCK!!!!
LOL

Thank you!!!! :)

debbie said...

DIXIE,
THOSE ARE SOME MIGHTY FINE GIFTS....DO YOU LIKE WINDCHIMES...I HAVE 8 ACROSS MY FRONT PORCH BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY LIKE YOURS...I LOVE THE SOUND OF WINDCHIMES BUT SOMETIMES IN THIS OKLAHOMA WIND THEY GET ALITTLE NOISY FOR SOME PEOPLE.
debbie

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Debbie... I do love windchimes... (the pic in my header are chimes on my front porch). I've got a bunch on my front porch, a couple on the back, and a few in the house. I just like the melody that God plays on them with the wind...

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Darn it, Dixie, just *why* haven't you gotten the click and sniff button installed yet? Inquiring minds want to know!!!!

Seriously, I probably would have gone for the funeral sign-I have an extremely quirky sense of humor.

Those windchimes and eggs are so cute:-) I love chimes however they drive my dh nuts so he tends to take them down so he doesn't have to hear them.

I am anxiously awaiting the Fed Ex truck to arrive at my house!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Those little eggs are soooo sweet..... and I just adore the chimes.... I have a thing for vintage forks.....
HUgs
Linda

Candy said...

So if you are shopping in the Wimberley, where do you live? I am located seven miles out of Wimberley.
Love your idea of Wordless Wednesday...gardening is my passion.
Off to New Braunfels for ukulele practice today, and every Wed.
Happy to find someone close to home!
Candy