Friday, May 30, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
We remember the U.S. men and women who gave their lives while in service to our country---our heroes. It's because of them and everyone who served and serves in the military that we live in freedom today. I'm glad we have a day to honor our fallen heroes and to be thankful, because I think we sometimes take our freedom for granted.
Also, please keep our troops in your prayers! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I bought this beautiful chippy white architectural pediment a few months ago from Laurie Anna's, http://www.laurieannas.blogspot.com/ one of my favorite vendors in the Arbors at Canton's First Monday Tradedays. (Her decorating is cutting edge, unpredictable, & her booth is always full of the most wonderful finds! I can't wait to see what she has each month!) This is new and made of a kind of resin, I think, but it looks like real vintage wood! I love it! It's above the patio doors in our courtyard.
Reminder: you can double-click the photo to enlarge.
This header is above the window in our master bedroom. It also looks vintage but is new. It has a fleur-de-lis in the middle; it's made of wood with cream paint and distressed to look old. I bought it in the Arbors at Canton probably about a couple of years ago.
"Believe in your Dreams" is a sign I made myself a few years ago, when taking an evening art/painting class, using vintage barn wood, which I "washed" with a burgundy paint. I stenciled ivy leaves in varying shades of green around the wording. It hangs over a doorway in our bedroom.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
"Rusty" tin sign bought in the Arbors at Canton weekend before last. (We were so glad to learn from the vendors we talked to that they knew of no one being injured in the tornado that swept through the Canton fairgrounds Friday morning!) I can't decide where to put this; right now it's in my kitchen.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
We had lunch at the haunted restaurant, Catfish Plantation, http://www.catfishplantation.com/ It was so delicious! (& our waitress, Heather, was so sweet! We asked her if she had ever seen the ghost, herself. She said no, but things she set down ended up missing or in different places than where she left them! spooky!) We had fried catfish filets, green beans, black-eyed peas seasoned to perfection, and a very tasty coleslaw that was so different and wonderful! It had a refreshing and almost apple-taste to it (was there apple juice in the dressing???); it even had finely chopped tomatoes and green bell pepper in it---YUM! It was an awesome lunch and an awesome day! Most of all we had so much fun spending time together, talking, laughing, and of course shopping!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I hope all you Moms out there have the best Mothers Day ever!