Friday, May 30, 2008

I stopped at my first yard sale of the season on Monday, plus went to a couple of antique stores with my mom on Thursday.Victorian die-cut little girl.....
An old Victorian calling card.....
Vintage suitcase to "re-do"......
Old metal coasters in cottage chic colors!
Sure feels good to be back "thriftin"!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

What's a Graduation Party without Dottie? She greeted everyone as they arrived.
We had a great turnout ~ couldn't get everyone in the photo ~ the weather was gorgeous!
Lots of food of course!And cake with the guys' picture on it!
Rockin' Out!
A completely alcohol-free party, and Dottie still ended up like this!! Too much Hawaiin Punch, Dottie?

Thanks for visiting, and for all the well wishes for Brad and for my birthday. Next post will have some pretties in it!! :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Brad made it!!!!!!!!!!
Pomp and Circumstance.......
The Moment We've Awaited for 18 years.....
He spots proud Mom and Dad.....
Celebrating with Friends....
Party Pics Coming Tomorrow!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm back! And it's my birthday today!! Graduation and the party are both over and I can relax!! :)
I'm working on getting the photos from the weekend together; in the meantime; here is one I took of a backyard vignette I made last week before the party. We had a pile of lumber that was a mite unsightly, so I disguised it with this rustic vignette. Chris said it probably just drew more attention to it, but I still think it looked better than an ugly pile of wood!
Party pics to come (including Dottie! :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

A Brief Bloggy Break

You all *know* my son Brad...... He is graduating from high school this Friday night!!
Saturday night, we are having a big party at our home to celebrate with his other bandmates, who are also graduating with him. They will be performing outdoors, and we are expecting several hundred people.
So, needless to say, I have a bit of cleaning/preparing to do in the yard and house! :) We are making the food ourselves, so a tad bit of cooking to do as well!
I'll be back "ATP" (After the Party), and will be sharing more photos with you. (I am loving my new camera -- check out the pic of Brad in his $3.99 suit from the Salvation Army!)
See you soon!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


In our secret garden, I have planted some impatiens in one of those "hanging basket bags" that I had leftover from last year. It will take awhile to be full and pretty, but I kind of like it now too, as it hangs on a rusty old fencepost above other vintage garden elements.

You might remember this old chair I got at auction for free....... the vintage metal bucket belonged to my uncle ~ more impatiens getting their start, along with some purple torenia ~ I painted the sign on an old board, to designate the way to our path through the woods......

Monday, May 12, 2008

Senior Prom

Saturday night was Brad's Senior Prom. Here are a couple of photos of the special night. It seemed white was the color of choice for girls' prom dresses this year......

Several of the kids met up at a friend's house, and his home has the most beautiful flowers, including this wisteria, below...... I've always wanted wisteria......

Oh, P.S. I got a new camera!! Just in time for graduation!! I love the clarity of it for photographing people -- haven't tried it out for decor pics yet! Stay tuned!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day, My Friends!!
This is a vintage card from the 1930's. The beautiful lady on it reminds me so much of my own dear mother; she even wore her hair like that in her younger years. She would have been a mere infant when this card was made though!! :)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Happy May!!
My favorite month!!