Monday, May 17, 2021

Miniature Things

My neighbor gave me some mini roses that she had.  She never planted them cause she said roses don't grow well for her, and I said, "really, that's usually the only flower that blooms for me."  As I mentioned before, it's hard to get a landscaper up here in the mountains, so I thought I'd give it a try and plant them myself.  Before I moved in, my brother had many garden tools stacked in the patio area - he thought of everything, and I've been using all of them this Spring around the house.  One of the rose bushes is pink, but my neighbor forgets what the other one is, so it will be a surprise when it blooms.

The second one planted wasn't as sturdy.  The roots were falling, and I'm wondering if it will make it.  But I dug deep, filled each one with Compost, gave them a little love, and we'll see what happens.

May is a grand month for me because it's Mother's Day and my birthday month.  The girls sent me lots of goodies, and everything fit just right.....socks, underwear,  dish towels, candles, Skechers.  With one of the purchases at Victoria Secret, they sent Jess a pink rose, which she slipped inside the package to me.

Nel found a blouse with red and pink roses on it, which I loved.

A Quail and a Robin visited me on my birthday, and I got a picture of the Quail, well the back of it.  ; )

I mentioned to my neighbor that it was my birthday, and the next day she brought over a mini homemade carrot cake.  Oh, it was so moist and delicious.  And she put a generous amount of frosting on it too.  ; )

The girls bought me a red rose plant.

Nel showed me the miniature Singer sewing machine that Brian gave her.  It belonged to his grandma, and he passed it on to Nel.

I thought this was the cutest thing.  Nel made it for Jess for Mother's Day.  It's a Mama Pamper Kit, and she used pastel silk flowers to cover the jar.  

A handprint rose from Mia that I'll frame and keep forever.

Me and Jess have always liked miniature things.  They make us smile.  : )




Laurel Wood said...

Sheri, it looks like you had a wonderful birthday. You are beautiful and I love the shirt with roses. Mia’s handprint rose is such a sweet gift. The Skechers are just what you need to get out and explore your new area. Best of luck with the rose bushes. Mmmmmm, the carrot cake looks so moist and delicious. Have a nice a Monday.🌹

R's Rue said...

So sweet.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...


Martha said...

Happy belated Birthday Sheri! I love all the goodies and sure hope the roses do well. I bet they will with your special touch. I'm with you and Jess on the miniature things, I love them too. Have a great week my friend. :)

CiNdEe said...

Happy Birthday Sheri!
I am glad you had a wonderful birthday!
The roses are really nice too! I am sure they will do great!

Chatty Crone said...

It looks like you had a wonderful birthday! And Happy Belated Mother's Day. I have to say the hand print rose was my favorite. I love things like that. I also like the carrot cake!
You seem to be close to your neighbor - I think those roses will make it.
Glad you are enjoying your new home.

Jules said...

Hi Sheri, I was out and about surfing through blogs and I happened upon yours. Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day and that carrot cake looks delicious! Anyway, just wanted to pop in and say hi and let you know that I was here. Have a nice week!


nonie everythingsewing said...

I got two rose bushes for Mothers day, and I am not very good at gardening, so I do hope they make it. One is a mini bush and the other is a knock out rose bush. So we will see!

Now, I want carrot cake!!!

Hena Tayeb said...

You have some wonderful neighbors.
I love all things miniature.

Pilar said...

Happy Birthday Sheri! It looks like you had an amazing day filled with happiness and joy! I'm not even a fan of carrot cake, but it does look delicious!

Holly said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I hope your roses take off. The Hubby brought me some from Texas A&M campus that were damaged to snow and received extreme wind burn on the way to our house, but I'm not giving up hope on my Aggie roses. I'm glad you and the girls are so close and keep up with face time. Living in the depths of nature & woods does something for the soul doesn't it!

Debby said...

I have that same mini singer sewing machine. It belonged to my grandma.

Mini roses are so cute. My dad planted 2 mini roses in our front yard and they have done very well and they remind me of my dad. Usually, the mini roses that have been grown indoor nurseries have a bit more problems, but the ones my dad planted - had been gifts to my mom and they didn't do well in the house so they have thrived outside. I figure they have been there now for at least 15 years and every year, even in the winter they bloom for me, and without much help from me. They just do their thing!

Yum, that carrot cake looks awesome. Nice neighbor! People are more friendly in the mountains, I have found. Oh and Happy belated birthday.

Billie Jo said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, my friend!!!!
It looks as if it was as special as you!
I am terrible at all things gardening, so I admire those of you who are able to make so much beauty! I must comment on the carrot cake!!!!!!! It looks delicious!!! Have a cozy evening, my friend. : )

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear, dear Sheri!

I may have missed your birthday so forgive me; happy belated birthday dear Sheri! I know what you mean too, about special days like birthdays or Mother's Day, when nature seems to greet you with a special visit. The birds, a bunny or just the song of the wind in the trees give me a sense as if someone great is watching over us.

I hope your roses come to life for you. With the great care you give them, I'm pretty sure they will surprise you in due time with a beautiful, blush of a rose.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! Your family treated you with some very special things that they knew you would love. How thoughtful they all are! You'll enjoy everything for years to come. Love your new shirt and birthday pic! Keep having a good birthday week! I love May birthdays...2 of my sons were born this month (this week is their birthdays in fact)! Hugs!

R's Rue said...


Carla from The River said...

Happy Birthday my friend. I love that quail photo. Ha!
I also love the handprint flower from Mia.

May is a special month for me too. Today is Atticus' birthday. Our anniversary is May 31st.
My mom's birthday is May 25th!
And Mother's Day too.
xx oo

Rose said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday...the carrot cake sounds just simply delicious.

Jean | said...

Quite a haul, Sheri! Great photos, but I must say, when I got to that final photo, well, it took the cake!

Jeanie said...

That blouse is so cute! And your Mother's Day sounds like it was quite wonderful. Those teeny tea bags! And what good neighbors you have -- how welcoming they have been.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy Birthday!
Beautiful cake, hand print, everything.

It's me said...

Happy birthday your gifts...all so the miniature...and yes it make me smile from me Ria 🍀💕🍀

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Happy Birthday, dear Sheri! You look adorable in your new blouse with lovely roses. I can imagine you will be having many beautiful roses in your garden. Your girls are so sweet and very thoughtful. That's so neat that Nel has the miniature Singer. And that last photo of the tea bags is darling! Enjoy your week, my friend.

Olde Dame Holly said...

FANTASTIC quail photo. We see 100's of photos from the front. Yours is striking and so unusual! Happy Belated Birthday. You got spoiled rotten - GOOD!

Betty said...

I love roses and have one in our back yard. It is yellow and smells so wonderful. My Mother had a green thumb and I am a hit and miss gardener. Happy Birthday. May is our month too, with my birthday on the 29 and the twin grandkids on the 10th.

Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri happy belated birthday. It looks like you celebrated well. Such wonderful presents. I too love mini things and that includes miniature Rose's. When my mom passed away one of my sweet Amish neighbors gave me pink one. I have planted it outdoors and nursing it along too. Hoping it survives the dry weather we are having. Take care and have a blessed weekend. Hugs!

Mellie said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope the rose bush does well for you. I have a mini rosebush planted in my flowerbed. I picked it up from death row at Lowe's for a few dollars and it is doing really well.

Carola Bartz said...

I hope your miniature roses will boom soon and grow into healthy plants. So far I have killed every miniature rose I ever had and don't bother with them anymore. In your last post I really like the pictures of the bald eagle and the osprey. Yes, fire season is upron us and this year is said to be even worse because of the drought.

Marilyn Miller said...

I love miniatures too and wow! a box of tea. Sweet!
Love that you are planting roses. They are so special in the garden. Do deer come to your garden? I hope not because they do love munching on roses. I have a friend that had to build a high fence around her roses. Love your flowered top. What a sweet gift. And the hand rose is a real keeper. I would frame that and hang it on my wall for sure. What a kind neighbor to bake you a cake. I love, love California quail sighting even from behind, ha!

Susan said...

I Sheri. I hope your birthday was as beautiful as you are. Love your posts. I believe the rose bushes will grow and flourish and bring great beauty to your new home. Thank you kindly for all your visits and comments, too. Hugs, hugs, and more hugs. Susan

Ann said...

Oh I love red roses too,
though I never get to plant any,
I receive a bouquet of them every Valentine's Day and sometimes on Mother's Day.
Sheri I can't wait to see the blooms on your roses.
You really seem to have a green thumb for red roses.
Hmmm, that carrot cake seems so yum especially with frostings on it.
Have a great weekend ♥


handmade by amalia said...

It is wonderful that you are working the garden yourself, dear Sheri. I hope the roses bloom soon!

Linda O'Connell said...

Wishing you a bekated birthday. Your smile radiates. You will be surprised at how well your rose will grow.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

So lovely to see your sweet and happy smile and pretty face! I am so thankful that you are doing so well and have settle into your new surroundings. Happiness looks really good on you!
Happy Belated Birthday!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Sheri, Happy Belated Birthday! Love all your sweet gifts and don't you look so pretty in your flowered tee. xx So nice of your neighbor to bake you a cake and the little hand-print flower is just precious. Glad to see that you were nicely spoiled. I think your roses will love their new home. It will be nice to see what color the mystery rose is. Hugs xo K