Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Peek at Centerpiece for wedding & Plate wall

 These are the "faux" calla lily flowers that will be the center pieces on the tables for daughter's wedding. Just a peek for's getting closer!!!  Each table will have a combination of white and the hot pink/fuchsia with black, white and clear marbles in the bottom of the vase that will have "Bling" wrapped around it.

I wasn't quite happy with my plate wall, so I added more little plates...maybe 2 more are needed! LOL!

Looks better for now!

Grandgirl has the last tourney for fast pitch that starts tomorrow and goes thru Sunday. Friday daughter and I will go to a specialty shop for "undergarments" for the wedding. That will be interesting! We are bringing our dresses to see what will work to "thin" us down a bit.

Looks like the garage sale might be next Thursday.  There may be some "time" to go treasure hunting this weekend...there are MANY listed!

I painted the wall leading to the family room today. It's the only area that hasn't been painted since we bought the house. Looks much better and of course much cleaner! Slowly the projects are getting done. Not sure about the new bathroom floor, vanity and bead board before the wedding!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Seashell Summer Mantle & Catching Up

Here is my "seashell" mantle for the summer. The white shell shaped vase is from Sandy. She found it when we were out shopping. It's perfect for my vignette!

Let's catch up...Monday-Wednesday, I was helping at summer Bible camp at church. I helped with snack time for 96 kids! That was interesting! Grand girl helped too. Tomorrow we will be finalizing the menu for daughter's wedding!!!  It's just 2 months away! We want to have another garage sale within the next couple of that means going through more boxes...I rearranged the living room...not sure how well I like it. The TV is in the way! LOL!! I asked hubby if we could have just 1 TV and he laughed!!! We don't like too many of the same shows. We have one in the living room and one in the family room.  Got my haircut and it's not quite the way I want it....not dropping the weight as I want to....and today was Mark's funeral. His 2 boys talked about their dad and how Mark's christian life was a blessing to them! The song "I Can Only Image" was song and that brought tears to my eyes. SO, really life is GREAT! and I am so BLESSED!

It is a perfect summer day and the doggies will enjoy their walk tonight!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Card & Tag swap and Mark Is in Heaven

 There is a monthly Card, Tag & Destash swap at A SWAP FOR ALL SEASONS, by Linda. The theme for July was "Share A Smile" I sent the card and tag above to Elizabeth, Tales from the Pond, as well as the destash below.  The color purple was for the destash. However you can use that color for the cards too.

(Have NO idea why the photos are sideways, SORRY) I received the above card, tag and destash below from Marie, Spun By Me.  She even sent a hankie in the colors for the destash, purple! THANK YOU, Marie! The card and tag sure made me SMILE!

My girlfriend's hubby, Mark passed on to Heaven on Sunday. Funeral is next week. Prayers for her and the family would be appreciated. They were married for 32 years :)  have 2 sons, a DIL and 3 grandboys.

It was a lovely summer day! Sunshine, blue skies, just a perfect day!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Got Me A Goat, Reunion & Fairy Garden

Hubby and I went to the Trader's Flea market on the 4th...first thing in the morning. I've wanted one of these darling metal goats and I now have one. His name is "Billy" of course! Most of the time he is in the porch so no one steals him. Once in awhile he goes outside to "graze"! LOL!!!

 Here I am with my last living Uncle, Denny! He has Parkinson's disease. His head bobs around, his hands don't work as they should and he needs help to walk. His mind is fine :)  He should be wearing his glasses! He doesn't have many teeth left. He is pretty happy and enjoyed seeing us. We also had birthday cake for him. He is 9 years older than me! He is the last born of 11 children that my Grandparents had. It was bitter sweet....It appears that this disease runs in the family and seems to affect the men.

On a happier note, made myself a little fairy garden. Grand girl isn't into making them anymore :(  but I am!!

While up in the Brainerd area we stopped a a few antique shops and didn't buy anything! WEIRD!!! It's always fun to look. It was a little disappointing too! A couple of shops didn't have much to sell and weren't very "fresh"...Plus it was rather HUMID yesterday and temps in the 80's. Most of the shops didn't have central air!

Tomorrow is my duty day at Auntie M's! You know it would be fun to visit me there!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Weekend Finds & Winner

 Looky!!! I found these very pretty blue rose plates. They were in the garage! Weird! Some have nicks and some "stain" around the edges. However, there are enough for 2! I've already been using the square ones. I've decided that I'm going to USE the vintage plates. Duh...they do no good sitting in the china cabinet! The linens are from the same sale.

These are from a day 2 of a 4 day sale. 30% off on day 2. (oops, the Christmas cards are from the lst sale) The Santa is from the 40's and he is musical!  Very fun graphics in the books.

Grandgirl has fast pitch tourney all weekend. With the rain on one day, they just shorten the time to play. I went yesterday and haven't heard how she did today.

It's going to be a quick week. Having a family reunion up in the Brainerd area on Saturday. I'll have to check out the local antique shops. The reunion is my dad's side. My dad passed away 17 years ago. There were 11 siblings. I have only 1 uncle left on this side and 1 auntie on my mom's side.

OKAY, the person receiving the little package of treasures IS: ....MELISSA at Melissa's Antiques. Please email me your information at   THANK YOU!

Since I'm "cleaning" the house for the wedding...another giveaway will be coming up! I'm thinking it may be something "PINK" or maybe "BLUE"...LOL!!!

Have a wonderful 4th Of July!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

4th Of July Mantle & My Blog is 6 Years Old

 I'm not a huge red, white and blue girl..however I looked around the house and the gifts from Debbie, I came up with this mantle vignette. It works...

These sweet rain boot where heading to the trash and I saved them. A friend of mine was going to throw them out because they had mouse poop in them and were dirty! Not anymore! LOL!

SO, it is my blogs 6th Birthday as I like to call it! You are all very "berry" special blogging friends. As a little "Thank You" I put together this little gift for one of you. Blogging has opened up so many things for me. "WHO KNEW"!! I appreciate your prayers, support, friendship, decorating ideas, gifts and so much more!
I have included a vintage strawberry hankie, old cottage cheese container, "faux" strawberries, strawberry tea towel, cards and little strawberry Avon with box. Just leave a comment that says: "YES" to have your name in the drawing which will be on Friday! Sorry, I'll only be mailing in the US....

Warmly and with appreciation,

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Too CUTE estate finds & Thank You's

 We went to this really good estate sale last Friday and I saw THESE darling little child canister set. WAY TOO MUCH!! It was a 3 day sale. I left a bid.

Hubby went Saturday for me as I was getting ready for the bridal shower and came home with them!

 TOO STINKIN CUTE!!!!!!! I just love them and they are a perfect addition to my collection!

I was also blessed with some 4th of July gifts from Debbie Kay. We send each other little gifts during the year. Some of these on are my 4th mantle that I will show you next time. THANK YOU, Debbie!

Erica sent me these darling little Christmas stickers. Aren't they just too sweet! THANK YOU, Erica!

Thank you for the sweet comments about daughter's bridal shower! Everything is going well and the BIG DAY will be here soon!

Hot & Humid this week...not complaining...just saying...LOL!!! Sweet Pea and Jackson Brown found a nest of baby bunnies last night...1 of the 4 survived. The dogs don't intend to"kill" them, they "play" with them...It's sad and it's nature.

I have my duty day at Auntie M's on Saturday 10:30-4:00 :)

Have a Sunny Day!
deb  :)