Melanie Olson's House and home Posts

A snow storm moved in today. The snow is coming down in thick, wet, fat flakes, which probably means it will be all melted in a couple of days, but for now? I'm…

I just want to send out a little thanks to Quailia [photoblog.com] for this nice warm “hug” that I'm wearing. It's been hovering around freezing and below below…

This is more of a typical North Carolina winter - lots of ice everywhere, making driving treacherous and knocking out the power for days.

I recently was given two gifts - one from a friend and one from my son. I decided to combine them, and this is the result: one truly beautiful lighted desktop…

Another year is coming to a close (I can hardly believe it,) so I went through my photos to try to pick out what I thought was “best.” Hard to do when you're…

I looked out the window this evening and the world was bathed in a beautiful golden, rosy light. I can't remember the last time I saw a sunset this gorgeous.

Whenever I look out over the roses in my garden, I'm reminded of Alice in Wonderland and keep expecting to see the Red Queen and the White Queen having an…

I may have never promised you a rose garden, but here it is, anyway. This year, the roses are just so riotous and plentiful. I had to take some photos because I…

The roses have gone haywire and have burst out all over the place and the pigface is amazing. Finally got a photo at the right time of the day, before the…

I was asking people about their craftiness and said that I would put some of my crafts up here on Photoblog. These are in addition to my jewelry-making, but the…

I can't grow orchids to save my life, but I do really well with roses. The first red roses of the season are out, along with the red pigface (in the background.…

This little fellow is a baby blue tongue lizard. Dan picked him up to put him on the brick wall and he hissed like mad. Blue tongues quickly get used to humans,…

The wattle is out - a sure sign that spring has arrived. I'm getting excited about the longer days and warmer weather!

Dan's one year older. We went to our local Chinese restaurant with his parents, and had the place to ourselves.

As a lot of you know, I collect vintage costume jewelry, and amongst my collection, I've got quite a few brooches. I love how versatile and useful brooches are.…
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