Saturday, May 28, 2011

*Happy Memorial Day weekend*

This Memorial Day feels different to me. My dad passed away last year July 12th and we had a Military service for him. When I see the flag raised my heart feels heavy and tears begin to fall. I miss him dearly. Mom proudly displaces the flag she was given along with his Army picture. Thank you Dad and all those who served and are still serving our great country.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

A tweak here and a tweak there....

What a beautiful day today here in Pa...despite a few raindrops. The sun was shining most of the day and I even got to wear my sunglasses for the first in awhile. The yard is still a swampy mess and I have doggy footprints all through the kitchen to enhance the comfy feel of my home. Oh well, this too shall pass and the sun will shine and the air conditioner will have to be turned on. I'm actually enjoying these cooler spring temps. I really don't like the heat.

I snapped a few pictures of some flowers in my yard. Izzy and I planted Morning glories in memory of my Dad...and they are blooming this year. I remember these growing on the side of the porch at the old homestead. So now I have my own to share with my Dad...hope they make him smile.101_3570

My friend Janet had these at her old home and I went and "stole" some from Becky so I will always have some with me. Sorry Janet I can't remember the name of them, its on the tip of my tongue, but I love them.

These lil' lovelies are growing everywhere with all the rain. Thought they deserved to get their picture taken.

Did alittle tweaking today during the rain and this is what I came up with for my hutch. It used to hold all my Rowe pottery but it needed a change. 101_3580
The photo on the top is my parents wedding picture. The photo on the bottom shelf is Art's gramdparents in NYC. Some of my other goodies are from dear friends...Jen Gass made the stitchery pillows and they smell of lavendar. The pewter plate was a gift from my fellow coworker in crime, AKA Hollykins. She got herself the matching one. How appropriate for us both since we are both teachers. Some of the other goodies are thrift store finds, you all know how much I love thrifting!!! Nothing like the thrill of the hunt. Holly seems to think I have a problem...LOL NOT ME~




Did alittle tweaking in this corner...added the beehive that I picked up yesterday to my lil' bear. Got the stitchery as a PIF gift. Isn't it the cutest.

And here's Slim getting a ride in his favorite basket. Isn't he just the cutest teddy bear hamster ever. 101e3540

Well that's about it for now. I'm watching the Pirates of the Carribean marathon so gonna run for now.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. They really mean alot to me.
Have a blessed week!
Hugs ♥*T

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Been awhile....where does the time go!

Tried to do some outside decorating this weekend but the weather didn't really cooperate with me. I did get some things done.
Found this chair for "FREE" on the way home so I stopped and grabbed it and threw it in the van. My son was embarressed but not me!


Got this basket at the Thrift store last week for .50 Robyn sent me the cute Abe pillow (Thanks so much)

And look at these lovelies! Wish there was scratch and sniff on blogger. These awesome fruits came from Misi. They look so real and smell yummo!


Reframed the print and added the artichoke...from Misi also got the lil' bowl from Robyn...don't they look so great together?

Put these portraits up in the bedroom where I had the bowl rack. This looks so much more simpler.



Saved the best for last. This was my surprise Mother's day gift! And boy was I surprised! This belonged to a friend of mine who passed away from cancer 2 years ago. RIP Ruth. I always loved it and never expected to get it. Art and the kids each carried a piece of the flax wheel into the house after church. Needless to say I bawled! It is now proudly on display in our bedroom until I can find room for it downstairs. Wow!! I was speechless and anyone who knows me that doesn't happen often!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week. I only have 7 more days of preschool and another year is over. Where does the time go?
Hugs and blessings