Saturday, March 02, 2013

Dreaming of Magnoia Pearl

In a perfect world I'd be wearing this outfit from Magnolia Pearl instead of jeans and a t-shirt. This is the real me:  an artistic, romantic dreamer. 

Ignore that girl behind the screen who gathers eggs in mid-winter wearing a nightgown and wellies.

Oh well, I can dream. And I can dream about buying the Magnolia Pearl ranch--it would be a bit of a commute for me since it's in Texas and I'm not.  Rats!

I'd love using this screen door every day after I gathered eggs.

Can't you just hear that classic wooden thud as it closes behind you?

I know I'd have sweet dreams in a bedroom this delectable bedroom. I suspect that the subtly floral walls are painted.  Yes?

If I practice my painting skills really hard for a decade or so, I might be able to replicate this for our master. 

I'm no fan of pedestal sinks.  Please excuse me for not swooning over exposed pipes.  Plus I love the storage my vanity provides a girl.  But this china rose encrusted version could make me change my mind. 

That's some serious creativity.  See that floor?  Painted rug!

These summer roses make me want to grab my paintbrush. 

I've actually been working on my rose technique lately instead of just daydreaming about incorporating more art into my life.  I don't know that mine will ever turn out this beautifully but I'm happy trying.

I can't decide whether I love the rusted galvanized roof or the size of that veggie garden more. 

Now that I think about it, I know I can replicate that roof for my chicken coop, but my yard will never magically expand in size.

Maybe somewhere, someday, there'll be a ranch for me.  The Gray's ranch is a bargain at $695,000 though. Not that I have that much cash stashed in my mattress or buried in the yard.  If I put as much love and dreams into a place for twelve years, I know I'd want to sell for more than that!

Want more photos to drool dream over?  I found these at Fiona and Twig.
Anne Lorys' lens has a way of capturing the poetry around us.

Bring joy,


  1. I think that outfit would be perfect with wellies; how fun! Yes, a little dreaming is a good thing:)

  2. Robin (Magnolia Pearl) seems like a very interesting person. I admire her creativity!

  3. I love the ranch too, its full of creativity and beauty. I could see it a wonderful ladies retreat for quilters and oh my goodness the wedding that could be held there.
    Our little Shilo will start puppy glass in a few weeks, you are so right he is so smart and is leaning so quickly.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  4. Congratulations on winning the gorgeous Magnolia Pearl outfit. Hope we'll see pictures of you wearing it!

    1. Yes, photos coming this summer of moi lounging in my hammock, sipping a cold limeade, watching the hens cavort around the yard I can't believe I actually really truly got this lucky!!!