Thursday, April 12, 2012

Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  For those of you that link up I try to get this post up every Thursday at 6:00pm Pacific Time.  Sometimes I'm a little late though! 

This week I'm sharing my candles that I had lit last night.  Usually this time of the year the weather starts warming up a bit but not this year!  We are now getting the cold, wet weather we didn't get all winter!  If I had a fireplace I would have it lit but since I live in an old apartment with no fireplace, I light my candles when I want it to feel warm and cozy in here.  It looks so peaceful and serene but it isn't....


As I was taking these photos Beau was dragging his bed all over the living room and barking at it!  Both him and his bed ended up right in the camera view.  When I asked him to move his bed, this is the look he gave me!  Please ignore the very worn-out, chewed-to-threads toy. It's his favorite and I think he would be sad if I threw it away! We call it his "friend."  I tell him "Go get your friend" and he brings me that dirty old stuffed toy! It's pretty cute!  Well...at least to me it is!  Have I told you how much I LOVE this dog?  He has some nicer toys but he prefers this ratty old one!


Shells, candles and a glass of red wine...a few of my favorite things! sigh...


If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden.  If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog.

Thanks to all of you that join in every week! 



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61 comments:

Doni said...

Little boy Beau, what a cute little guy!! He just wanted to be part of the party mama!!
I love my little dog too...Can't live without them!
Blessings and thanks for hosting so faithfully each week. It's always so pretty!!
Doni

AshTreeCottage said...

Beau is so cute! Bentley has lots of torn up toys that he loves too. They love to be the center of attention don't they? What joy and fun they bring to our lives. I'm having a glass of wine too ~ so cheers!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Donna said...

Cindy, Beau is adorable. Our Ms. Gizzy, who I miss terribly, had a ratty old stuffed pig that somehow looked just like her. We called it her baby and she slept with it every night. Gotta love our pets, huh?... Donna

Sarah said...

Cindy, it looks like a nice way to add a bit of romance to your home. Lovely!
Thanks for hosting each week......Sarah

Karen said...

That's a beautiful shot, the candles and tray of shells is so pretty. My dogs love their ratty toys too. The uglier they get the more they love them. It reminds me of the story The Velveteen Rabbit. Thanks for hosting Cindy, have a great weekend.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a cozy scene, Cindy! I love it that you let us in on the background activities! lol Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I have candles all over my house. I love your candlescape. Thanks for hosting.

Marsha said...

Your dog is so cute! I'm glad he has a favorite toy even if it is ugly!! Love the shells and candlelight .

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Cindy,
Beau is so cute! Don't we treat them just like our children? My Peeka (cat) is laying here on the bed beside me as I post. I just love the old fuzzball!
Gorgeous relaxing scene, thanks so much for hosting!
Hugs,
Patti

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am a candle person also - have lit many. The pictures of Beau, his bed, chewed toys, your glass of wine and lit candles - that is real life.
Thanks for hosting again this week - you are appreciated.

The Tablescaper said...

Such a cutey.

- The Tablescaper

Rachelle said...

Shells and candles belong together dag-nabbit. There are few things that are so serene. (No worries about the frayed dog toy. I've got two dogs and they both have similar 'friends'). Thank you for hosting Cindy!

Liz said...

Looks like a lovely evening to me! :)

Thank you for hosting every week. :)

~Liz

michele said...

cindy! your first image took my breath away! when can i come over?

smiles to you.

michele

Kerry Rossow said...

Just look at little Beau! What a cutiedoodle!
Thank you for hosting!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

Anne said...

What an adorable little guy!! Such a cute face,love it!!

Thanks for the party!

xox

Little Bit said...

Thank you so much for hosting! Little Bit

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

What a wonderful ambience with a bit of comic relief from Beau!! Happy to be partying with you this week, Cindy. Have a fabulous weekend
<3
Christina

Theresa said...

Thanks for the party! I see many posts that i need to visit.. t.xoxo

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a cutie you have there! :) Thanks for hosting!!

Sherry said...

Beau is a scene stealer. Very cute! Your favorite things are my favorite things too! Beautiful.
Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cindy, what lovely images! Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party!

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Candles, wine, and a sweet puppy -- what more could you want for a relaxing evening? Thanks so much for hosting this great party!

Elsie said...

Cindy, Beau hasn't aged a bit. He is still just as cute as ever. I have a grandpuppy who is spoiled rotten.
I love your candles, I could almost smell them. Hope you have
a wonderful weekend.

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Darling puppy! Thanks for hosting again this week.

J. Beaudet said...

Beau is so adorable! What a beautiful display you've arranged. I love the starfish. Thank you for hosting this!
Jennifer:)

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Beau and his toy are the cutiest ever! Thank you for sharing...I love that pic!
Leticia

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OK Cindy, You KNOW Beau&Friend won the spotlight on your post tonight...He's as cute as a button and I understand PERFECTLY how "He and His Friend" win your heart!
Big Hugs,
Donna

middle child said...

The candles with the shells...gorgeous!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

It looks very lovely! Thank you for hosting!

Gweny said...

Your dog is so cute! Thank you for hosting!

Julie @ Knot All That I Seam said...

Thanks for hosting Cindy. Lots and lots of lovely links to browse this week! x Julie

pastmastery said...

Thank you for letting us see Beau. He's delightful! I have a Wire Haired Fox terrier called Delphi who is also the delight of our lives. She too has a worn out old toy...a soft toy duck..which no longer quacks. But that doesn't matter. She takes it to bed with her and it gets 'kissed' every night.
What would we be without our dogs?
Suex
At BoxCleva

Nancy Claeys said...

I enjoy candles all year-long. They provide a cozy atmosphere. :)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

thank you once again for throwing the most gorgeous party! the candles and wine were divine but Beau stole the show!!!! hugs to you both!

Katherines Corner said...

aww such a cutie, please scratch him behind the ears for me :-) Happy to link up to your lovely hop today. Hugs and wishes for a lovely weekend!

NanaDiana said...

Gotta love the "friend"....everybody (dog or man) needs a friend. You could NEVER throw it away. I love your sweet candle pictures and I hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

Anne said...

Cindy,
Beau is so cute!Love your candles and shells on that silver tray.Looks so elegant.Have a wonderful weekend.Thank you for hosting.
Anne

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Beau is adorable! I have one that wants to get my attention when I am trying to take photos - occasionally she will get in too! I hope you had a lovely evening - I appreciate you hosting!
Kathy

Curtains in My Tree said...

Beau is such sweet company and he are like little kid playing with his toys, I miss my sissy dog so much

The shells and candels are so pretty

Linda Leyble said...

Hi - I just loved that vignette! It's so simple and yet so beautiful (nice photographs as well!). And the best part - the red wine afterwards. My kind of photoshoot!

Love your cute pooch too!

I'm linking my dining room ceiling design on your link party today. Thanks for hosting! I want to tell you that I have gotten many referrals from your blog - so thank you so much!!

Linda

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I was giggling over your Beau story. Bella does the same thing! I can't even get a bed like the one he has because she digs at it like she's desperate to get something out of it! Her favorite toys are old ratty things too, and I can't bear to throw them away. So cute when they know what you are saying!
Your evening looks perfect! Candles, shells, wine, and snuggle buddies.
What's your favorite red right now?

Rebekah Greiman said...

Good Morning to you! I'm linking up a simple recipe for Easy Baked Chips. They are low calorie (compared to store bought), easy to make and aren't fried! Thanks for hosting the party! Hope you enjoy-have a great day!
Rebekah-www.potholesandpantyhose.com

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Oh they know when we are doing something that does not include them, just like kids. LOL! Good thing they both bring so much joy!

Thank you for hosting =) Have a wonderful day, and a lovely weekend.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Thanks for hosting. I joined in quite late this week.

Good Life Blog said...

Thank you for hosting!

classic • casual • home said...

Wine, shells, candles, cute pooch...ALL GOOD.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Thank you for hosting. Your home is always so gorgeous. I am really hoping you will stop by My Dream Canvas :-)

aarond said...

That Beau is so cute. I just want to hug him. Here is Central Missouri it is raining and thundering like crazy today. My little dog Jake is so cute. We love him. I call him the Jake the Farm Dog. He goes everywhere with my husband and helps so much on the farm and if you all believe that I am a very good writer. Check my blog to read about him.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I love your shells and candlelight set up- it is so soothing and calming..........perfect for a dark cold day to enjoy and brighten your spirits!

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Hell on Heels Housewife said...

Thank you for hosting. Have a great weekend!

Maggie

Mrs. T said...

Thanks for hosting!

Vicki said...

I really enjoy everybody who links up for Show And Tell, Cindy! Just wanted to say how Beau gave me a laugh. Those of us with dogs know that sometimes our homes can be dog-decorated with stinky, old toys; or a favorite, shredded blankie; and often when it's "just us," the covers go over the furniture so that dogs can cuddle on the sofa with their humans; or maybe it's not the greatest-looking bedroom because the nice comforter is protected by an oversized sheet "shield" against dog hair; or maybe your floors get mud prints after exuberant play in the yard (this could go on and on); but is there a greater joy than seeing a pet doing "Crazy Dog" as they run in loops from room to room in a frenzy only a dog can understand; watching them "swim" on the bed after a bath as they frantically try to get the shampoo smell off and get dry; watching the big, sloppy puppy bury her whole face in the water bowl as she learns how to drink (oh well, the kitchen isn't carpeted!)...and don't get me started on the little guy who got hold of a roll of toilet paper while I was at work (he did a better job of papering the house than the school kids did on my front-yard trees!)...

jeanetteann said...

Your baby looks like he has personality plus. Lovely face. Cheeky I think.
Your vignette looks really nice,the glass of red very welcoming xx

Robin@robinsnestquilting said...

Love Beau's face! I have 2 toys poodles that have "looks", too. :-)

I'm linking up the nursery that my daughter and I did for her new son.

Thank you for the linking opportunity! :-)

Mimi said...

How's your new job going? Have a lovely weekend and thanks for hosting!

St Moores said...

Very cute!

Tina said...

How cute Beau is. Thank you for hosting.

Arani @ Add that Xtra in the Ordinary said...

Gasp! those starfish, sea shells and white candles just transported me to another world,oh they look so very beautiful.I am your newest follower,do drop by mine....

Anonymous said...

I have a very small formal lv rm. and I might be having some girlfriends over next month. I needed a coffee table to put our tea cups on; I was asking my husband if he would make a small bench that might work. We he said lets go out tomorrow and see what is in the thrift stores. We can either cut it to size or take the wood from a table and make something. Well for $4.98 I found a wood table with medium size dowls for the shelve below the table top. I got a free quart of paint in the mail from Glidden. It was a very pale yellow. My husband cut the legs shorter, sanded the table , reinforced the wobble thing with brass L bracets. It has nicks here and there and I sanded the edges to give it more wear. So with the brackets and table I have a very rustic coffee table for $8.00.

rahiosky said...

With the exception of the Whistler one at the end (that photo is very touching),
I'm more a fan of the originals and don't think they need to be reinterpreted.

Pictures to paintings
photos to paintings
photo to painting
picture to painting
painting from photo