Monday, July 11, 2011

Beautiful Pond and My Kids Have Names!

Last Wednesday we took a couple days off and went up to my brother/sil’s place. I have shown you photos of their place before - it’s so peaceful up there in the woods.
Well he has a run off pond (from the air con and heat) next to the house that he  has been working on (playing with) since they built the house and I do think he has it almost perfect now.
Some of the liner is showing because the water level is a bit low but it’s still beautiful just the same.
But here’s a few photos of my brother’s pond.

I posted this Cupola last Fall just after he found it and wasn’t sure what he was going to do with it…..
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Coupla 1_thumb[7]

Well this is where it ended up…

Pond 3

Vent 1

Pond 2

Genes Pond 5

Genes Pond 4 

Genes Pond 2

Genes Pond 3

Pond from Window 
Hope you enjoyed!

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We also went into Wisconsin Rapids and did some Prim shopping – found the shop I’ve wanted to go to since she opened…COUNTRY FRECKLES…oh yes – a treasure!
My next post will showcase her place so be watching.
But I did find a few treasures that day.
A Pewter Creamer/Sugar set
more Pewter pieces – not matching

Some Wool to start my ‘real’ looking Penny Rug…and a hooked rug project


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Finally after 4 years of just being ‘waifs’ they are named and I have to thank each and every one of you for joining in on this wonderful ‘game’.

I loved them all and if I put them all out in front of me I just could not pick…so thank goodness for the RANDOM PICKER GENERATOR.

“Random numbers generated Jul 11 2011 at 8:12:3 by 
Free educational resources for parapsychology, psychical research & mind magic.
Min:  1
Max:  41

And so the lucky winner is:
Robyn~Primlish said…
Oh, Marie did such a great job! I really love them!
My choice for names are Oliver and Olivia. What cuties!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 7:42:00 PM

Named Dolls

Congratulations Robyn…I’m so happy for you and my ‘kids’. They now have some wonderful names that suit them quite well.

Your gifts will be coming along just as soon as I get your mailing information.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED…it was fun for me reading all those wonderful names….wish they could have many sets of names because you all would be winners.

Thanks for visiting – it’s a rainy/stormy morning here so doing my blog was a bright spot.



  1. Oh Karen, that pond looks like such a peaceful place to go and sit with quiet thoughts! I'll be looking forward to your post about Country Freckles - what a great name!

  2. Hello Karen, Happy belated Birthday. Hope you had a great day yesterday. Congrats. to Robyn. Can't wait to see her goodies from you.
    Love the beautiful pond your brother has created. Such a lovely place. How could you not have a great visit with that beautiful view out the window. Have a great day.
    Thru Nanas Window

  3. Karen,
    I love what you did with your cupola, I love the little pond! Your new found pewter treasures are great! Congrats to Robyn!
    Blessings, Bonnie

  4. Wow! What a beautiful job your brother has done with the pond. The before and afters were amazing. The pond looks so relaxing. Congrats to Oliver and Olivia....I love the new names. Blessings and have a great day!

  5. Congrats to Robyn! Your waifs now have some lovely names....
    Love your brother's pond -- how peaceful it looks.
    Looking forward to seeing your post on Country Freckles! You got some nice pieces of pewter there -- lucky you!!
    Have a happy Monday!

  6. Karen,

    Congrats to Robyn! The names suit them well!!!
    Oh the Pond it is wonderful, I would sit out there all day long! Beautiful!!! OLM

  7. Lovely pond! What a great spot to take a book and a tall cool drink.

    Love the pewter -- my favorite metal -- and can't wait to see the shop!

  8. Congrats to Robyn~ love the names~ beautiful pictures~
    enjoy your day

  9. Congrats to Robyn! The pond is simply beautiful.What a relaxing retreat it must be for them.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  10. Karen~

    Your brother's pond is beautiful! What a peaceful place to watch the day go by! Your Kids are cuties. I am glad they finally have a name. Congratulations to Robyn for picking the winning names! I hope you have a wonderful week!


  11. Happy belated birthday Karen!Love your brother's pond.It is simply gorgeous ,I would love to sit by it and read a good book.Congrats to Robin! The names she chose are great.Hugs,Jen

  12. What a beautiful, serene country house your brother has. A great job on the pond. The pewter is a great find. I like mismatched pieces. Your little dolls are sweet. I like the names very much. They seem to suit the little cuties.
    Warm Regards,
    Susan B., Western MA

  13. What a wonderful pond!! I want one! Love the names your waifs got!!

  14. Hi Karen~

    Love your brother's pond!! I would love to live there & be able to enjoy such a beautiful view.

    Have a wonderful evening~Becky

  15. Hi Karen,
    What a beautiful place! I would want to hang out there all the time!
    Congrats to Robyn on being the winner!
    Have a great night.

  16. What a beautiful pond! Olivia's and Oliver's names fit them to a T :0)

  17. Hi Karen,

    Oh, I could sit by that pond for hours! I love being by the water!
    Names are adorable...congrats Robyn!

  18. Gorgeous pond and view! Yikes - beautiful homes and yards must be in your family genes!! Love it! So glad you finally made it to Country Freckles - I did a post on Joni's shop a few months back....But she didn't have that pewter when I was there last or it wouldn't have been there for you to find!! Love your new wool and it's fun to see you're going to do up a little hooked mat - love that little pattern from Cathy....Congratulations to Robyn on her most awesome win!! And thank you Karen, for a generous and fun giveaway!! (I can now stop rattling off names and get a good night's sleep!) Have a wonderful week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  19. Hi Karen, a belated Happy Birthday to you! Congratulations to Robyn - Oliver and Olivia are perfect names.
    Your brothers's pond is gorgeous and I love your pewter.
    Have a great week,

  20. Beautiful Pond your brother has it. Great names chosen for your dolls and Congrats to Robyn.

    Love all your new goods; look forward to seeing future posting of this lovely shoppe; certainly seem to be worth visiting.

    Glad to hear you had a wonderful time visiting.


  21. I love that amazing pond. All the rocks around it are so beautiful. I have no where near that many rocks around mine but sure would be tickled if I did. The saying a diamond is a girls best friend dose not fit me. More like rocks are my best friend. I have stopped along the road to pick up rocks & gathered rocks near & far for my rock beds & pond. So happy your kids now have names. Congrats Robyn. Pewter is lovely. Blessings!

  22. Hi Karen.. I see your brother is as creative as you.. So lovely..
    The names for your babes are sweet. I noticed those two names when I was reading them over.
    Our son and family have been in your state for a couple of weeks and are flying home this morning..
    They loved it there...

  23. Thank you so much Karen!! ♥ I posted my winnings on my blog! So glad you liked the names! Have a great weekend!! :)

  24. Congrats Robyn!! Not sure how I missed this post Karen. Blogger doesn't seem to want to show all the posts for the blogs I follow!! ~Kriss~


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