Sunday, May 25, 2008

One little, two little, three little ducklings...

four little, five little, six little ducklings, seven little eight little, nine little ducklings, ten ducklings in the pond.

There were 10 ducklings on Friday and I couldn't get a good count of them this afternoon as Mama Duck kept moving them. Aren't they cute, though?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!

Many thanks to Kelli at Kelli's Place Kelli's House
for hosting this, I look forward to it each week.

I think that I got my love of rummage sales, estate sales, garage sales and antique shopping from my Mom. I remember going around in the summer to various sales and watching her get so excited from a "great find". Of course, being young then, I didn't really appreciate it. I have kept many of her treasures and here are a few more to show and tell about:

First, in my dining room I have this little plate display with 3 Wedgwood "Melody" pattern plates - I just love these and think that they look good on my red wall.

Sadly, a couple of them broke when we moved but I have found some on ebay - perhaps I'll add to this collection again!

Here are some darling collector's plates from the 60's??...from the Elephant Folio Edition of Audobon's Birds of America series. I'd like to find out more about this and add to my collection.

This first one is Passenger Pigeons:

I love the detail of the birds and foliage - wow!

Then a Bewick's Wren:

Band-Tailed Pigeons:

I put these darlings in my plate rack for a little change - I like it, don't you?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Happy AnniversarWii!

Yesterday was our 8th anniversary - look at the lovely Roses that Ron brought home for me...

I love the Waterford Vase - it was a wedding gift from my cousin Bonnie from Utah. I use it every chance that I can get.

Oh, see what else "wii" got for our Anniversary...

It's actually quite a lot of fun - I am channeling my inner "Rock Star/Super Star" "Hit me with your best away"

Oh, I totally rock at Wii Golf. I'm also planning on hitting the WPGA tour in a few weeks. I talked to Annika and she wants me to take her place since she retired from the tour. Happy to help ya out, GF!

It's going to be a busy sumnmer!

As a side note, why is it that when you mention new technology gadgets like big-screen Hi-Def TV's, computers, games, etc. that husbands are "I'll get right on that, honey" but when you ask them to help paint or finish the crown molding project or ask them to put away their tools, they are the masters of procrastination...just wonderin'

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Birthday!

I had a wonderful birthday yesterday! I spent 2 hours at the DMV to get my license renewed (I guess that's not so wonderful). Then I went to see Michael and Ron play T-Ball - it was much fun to watch all the 5 year olds run around like crazy! Late afternoon I dropped Holly off at the groomer's and then I got a nice pedicure, shopped a little and bought a new pair shoes. I came home and the boys had cards and a fabulous cake from "The Lovin' Oven" - they make the most delicious cakes and other baked goodies! Our next door neighbors came over for cake and ice cream.

Later today I am going to Target to get my new Bicycle - a Schwinn Hybrid!

Have a blessed day!

Friday, May 16, 2008

My Fabulous Find

I so missed posting last week at Kelli's Place Kelli's House
but since I was at Disneyland with my two most favorite guys, I knew you'd all understand!

For this week's Show and Tell, I want to show you this sweet little Ladies Spinet Writing Desk that I found at an adorable Antique place called Country Church Antiques, in Ridgefield, Illinois. I have to get back there soon - they had so many treasures but I could only fit this in the back of the Santa Fe.

I needed a "spot" just for me to get a little peace and quiet and write out cards and letters. Now I am looking for just the right chair and little lamp. I hope you like my find, I sure do!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

We're Back!

We are back from Disneyland and San Diego. It was an adventure flying out there and an adventure flying back but we sure had fun! Michael was a real trooper and did great. I have some funny stories to share. More later, including my "Show and Tell" Friday post.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday - Woohoo! Here is my third post for "Show and Tell Friday". Thank you Kelli for hosting, this is so much fun! Kelli's House

For today's S&T, I'd like to show you another treasure that I inherited from my Gramma (when she moved to Florida). It's an Edward Roos Cedar Chest. The company was located near Chicago in Forest Park, Illinois. I've tried to find out more about them, but there's little information. I have found that there are a lot of folks out there with Roos Cedar Chests though.

I think it has a art deco feel to it. I need to get the legs worked on a bit...

I hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend!