Hi I'm Linda, and welcome to our Blog...Please come in and stay a while.
One World – One Heart, a global giveaway that has been running annually for the past4 years! It’s a giveaway that was originally created in 2007 by Lisa, author of the blog 'A Whimsical Bohemian', to bring together bloggers from around the World, the event runs from January 25th through February 15th. All you have to do to be a part of it and eligible for the giveaways is to visit the particpating Blogs, and leave a comment in their OHOW, One Heart One World Post, leaving a Blog address or email so we can contact you if you win our giveaways.
I do Wish you all the very Best of Luck, and Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us here at The Briar Rose Gate.♥♥♥
Our Briar Rose giveaway is a Print of an Original Miniature watercolour; The Foxcub waiting at The Briar Rose Gate portal,that enters into the magical realms of Avalon. His mother is just about to catch up with him, and he is surrounded and protected by Elevish fireflies. As There are Lots of comments already,I've added another 2 prints, this print of 'Solomon ' a little Prince is born, the storyline: ' Solomon' has just been born a few hours ago, his long awaited birth has caused great excitement throughout the woodland animals, as his mother 'Golden Dawn' has been sheltering, in the last few weeks under a young Redwood Tree. 'Chatter' the Chipmunk, is especially proud, as the Redwood is his home, and he is the first to bring a gift for the little Prince. He holds in his paws a tiny rare blue starflower, renown for their hypnotic fragrance, that causes only the Sweetest of Dreams. He has arrived just in time, as little Solomon, is falling asleep.
and The Nobel Gwynan, Raven Queen of The Dark Woods Clan, ACEO I've been having such a treat visiting all these creative OWOH blogs, and I am very grateful to all those wonderful artists who found their way here, so as a big thank you Here is another giveaway I will be adding.,(4 Winners each will get a choice). Angel Feathers..This Little Kitten has just become an Angel, and doesn't know he can Fly yet. He senses there is something different and fluttery on his back, but isn't sure what it is. The other Angels are calling to him and playing, by dropping feathers down on him, to try encourage him to reach up, and fly.
I Like to Believe all our beloved animals, when they past from this Earthly realm are rewarded for their life and kind service, by being gifted with their Angel Wings. Angels come in many Guises. LMW.
Whippingham Church with its Royal connections to Queen Victoria, and her family has always been a pretty church, full of beautiful stained glass windows and gothic revival treats like its turrets and gargoyle waterspouts.
Other little treats are its lovely details in iron and wood, and old postal boxes ,still in use set into neighbouring stone walls, The botton row of red brick buildings opposite and just across the road from the church, were originally alms houses for the poor.
Sadly only pictures of the outside as our churches now have to be kept locked unless hosting a service.
I was lucky enough to be featured in the New Etsy Finds 7th Jan, Gifts for Capricorns vs Sagitaruius, as my birthday is tomorrow 8th Jan,( Yes,Capricorn) its an early birthday treat, Thank you Etsy Click on The link to read the article The Arab Painting is under Decor and Sagitarius. http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-sagittarius-vs-capricorn-6680/
These two Gate houses I thought looked very picturesque this afternoon. The one that looks very much like a little cottage, was the gatehouse or lodge to the now non existant East Cowes Castle Estate, built and designed by John Nash and a later residence of Lord and Lady Gort. The Tower Gatehouse one of the original gatehouse lodges on the bondery exit/entry roads to the Norris Castle Estate, which still exists. Both Lodges are within half a mile of each other.
After the chores were completed, I ventured out to feed the wild things, put out fresh water,refilled the bird feeders with seeds and peanuts, put down small wildbird mix for the ground feeding birds, and jumbo sized treats for the larger seagulls and crows. So many hungry beaks turned up, that I eventually put 4 huge bowls out for them.
Then Prince and I had a quick play in the garden , before back indoors to dry off, and a cup of tea.
Thank you for dropping by.
I live with Mark and enjoy painting horses, dogs,cats,pets,wildlife and fantasy subjects, quite an eclectic mixture, but lots of fun.
Poppy my Labrador Technical Director,is still with me in spirit,she Loved sleeping, eating,and walks.
Her new apprentice 'Prince' has just finished his intensive Training from our original Doggy Blogger 'Poppy',and has graduated with a full 4 paw BlogHound Certificate.
Sub Species of the manificent rhino are already declared extinct, poaching habit loss polution has all contributed the biggest factor being humans in one guise or another. Help us halt the devastation.click on the picture link for more info
Just Click to go to Poppy's Blog, and see her new apprentice, 'Prince', hes just getting into the swing of blogging now!
PLQ, Poppy's Life Quote. Play with your Family and Pack, be content with what arrives in your Food Bowl, Dont worry about Tomorrow, Leave a Happy Pawprint on Life. Poppyx
Crammed with Swarovski Crystal Flowers, in Pink and Lilac, Real Freshwater Pearls in Pastel shades
Pink Version with a pale ice mint satin ribbon
Swarovski Crystal Heart and Sterling silver Pendant holder and Bail
Swarovski Violet Crystal Heart and Sterling silver Pendant holder and Bail
Silk Ribbon, large bail will fit most chains and ribbons, wear as a pendant or choker
Rose & Heart Silver Drops
Real Silver Karen Hill Tribe Rose Posts, and Swarovski Crystal and Heart Drop in Rose Pink
The fabulous Animal Rescue Project
Just Donate your pets photos to help the project, click on photo to find out more
The Fabulous Animal Project Etsy Store
Just click on the image to ge there..
Summer Flower Interchangeable Earings
Pink Longer Petaled Flower, with a pale Lilac baroque style glass pearl centre,and ornate Beadcup, together with Green Flower with a Pale Green similar centre Bead, Made up flowerheads,have a little ring at top,slip on/off wires to change.Flower Petals are made from a Paper/Fibre Pressing
Flower Drop Earings
Vintage Style Black Enamel teamed with Frosted White Lucite Flower and Faux Pearl
Gold Vermeil Earings
Swarovski Crystal Dark Rose Red Hearts, hanging from a gold circlet holding tiny glass pearl Rocailles
Elegant Art Nouveau Earings
Vintage Style Brass, combined with Frosted Lucite Apricot/Amber Petals hold a Faux Pearl
Vintage Parisian Style
French Brass wires and Ornate Beadcup hold a Large round faceted 'Northern Lights' Vintage Glass Bead
Gold Vermeil Stud/Post Earings
Gold Vermeil Stud posts, 9ct Gold Twist Rope Chains, ending in a Mauve Baroque Swarovski Crystal Drop