All photos, poetry, posts, all content is protected by copyright and may not be used unless otherwise indicated in my post, for example a free pattern or craft directions. All rights reserved by Author © Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart 2009 - 2018

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Had to share this beautiful painting by Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage!  I have known Donna as a blog sister and friend for some time now and am always amazed at her diverse interests and abilities.  She is one amazing person!  I love the antics of her dogs, "Otis and Riley" and never tire of her wonderful paintings of these two faithful friends.  Donna loves beauty and nature and her paintings, garden art, birdhouses, and magical flower and herb gardens are a testimony.  I am always refreshed after visiting and even though I have featured Donna before, I felt she was worthy of notice again.  Donna also has an Etsy on line shop (Link is in her blog) where you can purchase her wonderful creations and artwork.  Do give her a visit and tell her Kerrie sent you on over!
I just love the name of Donna's blog and need to find a suitable subtitle for mine like that!  Hmmm!  Bears a lot of thought and I don't want to strain my brain-LOL!  I love these old cards.  This one is so sweet with the children having a tea party.  I love Victorian pictures and the era, it is so romantic.
   I live about 2 hrs. away from Charleston, SC and since living in the South this past 21 yrs., I have become absorbed by its history.  I used to think how romantic it was in the "old days".  We visit Charleston whenever we get a chance and we never tire of the sights and carriage rides.  On one of these, our guide was telling about the ladies literally dancing holes in their slippers at a ball and sending a servant home to fetch another pair!  It was not all romance as I had pictured it as he told us that the lifespan of women was only in the 40's and 50 yrs. due to disease, lack of medication, dying in childbirth, etc.  The men did not live much longer, either.  Nutrition was bad and if you look at uniforms from that era of the South, people were short of stature and the women mostly petite.  I cannot imagine how hot it must have been wearing the heavy cumbersome gowns in the heat of Charleston most of the year!  Still, it was romantic and beautiful as evidenced by the homes, carriage houses, cobblestone streets, elegant furnishings and gardens that can be visited to catch a glimpse of the past in this wonderfully historical place!  Everyone should visit Charleston at least once in a lifetime.
    TA-TA for now sweet friends, come again soon.  I will have the kettle on and the table set in the garden for tea.....


Donna said...

You are a sweet lady, Kerri. Thank you for featuring me today on your blog.

I love visiting Charleston, it's one of those beautiful cities of the south.

Enjoy your day,

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A Lovely tribute to your blog sister, a most enjoyable read.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

HI Kerri Sweetie...
I am slowly getting back out and about. It has taken its toll on me this sickness. I have been down 2 1/2 months, and it looks as though I am going to still be under lockdown this week and next. I went to see the Ear, Nose and Throat doctor, as I am still so hoarse. He has said that I will need to rest my vocal cords for one week, NO talking. Yea right, but he is referring his information over to the pulmonary doctor whom I feel, will make me stay home another week to carry out the orders. I am working from home thank goodness, as I ran out of sick leave. Luckily I work a job that I can work from home.

I have so missed blogging with you. What a beautiful share you have today. I will stop by and say hi to you friend. Thank you for sharing her beautiful painting today.

How is sweet Bill? How are you doing? Your heart and all? I continue to keep you both in my prayers. I have been out of commission to blog, but not to pray and I remember each of my blogging friends when I pray.

Please take care of each other. Stop by when you can. Country hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Doris Sturm said...

What a lovely painting. I love the lush, bright orange color of the blossom...

I always thought Victorian style looks so romantic and I like it too.

Thanks for sharing thiw with us :-)

Claudia said...

I've been to Donna's blog in the past, but somehow had lost track of her! I will visit today.

I had the chance to spend a short amount of time in Charleston a couple of years ago. I was there on a job so I had very little free time. But I took advantage of it and walked around that beautiful city. I promptly fell in love! I'd love to go back there and spend more time.