Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I've been Boo-ed

Now this is going to be fun!! Here is how the Blogging Boo will go. Go to as many friends as you want and tell them they've been "Boo-ED". Have them link back to your blog to pick up their Halloween Treat (picture) and tell them to Boo their friends. (Then put the pic in your side bar so everyone knows that you've already been Boo-ed and to send the pic to someone else.Are you scared yet!!??BOO!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lilac and Purple and Photography Questions

4 Megapixels to 10 Megapixels that is the question
I am doodling around with a friend's camera trying to justify getting a new camera.

She has 10 megapixels and my old camera only had 4.

Do you see the difference between the 10 and the 4 of previous posts?

When you take still life photos what setting do you use?

Do you have lights off or on?

What kind of camera do you have?

Purple is my daughter's favorite color and so the upstairs suite was decorated with Natalie in mind. They say that purple is the color of royalty. I suppose we called her Princess enough for her to believe that she was. Our boys would definately say that she is the Princess. You can see more of the Natalie's Suite by going to

The old necklace was my Great Great Grandmother's. It has amethest stones which are also my birthstone so my Grandmother gave it to me when I got married.
I found the perfect Christmas Ornaments for the room.
I'll be showing you that tree before you know it.
Can you believe that Christmas is only 60 days away?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pink Saturday and Fabulous Finds

Imagine my excitement when I found these two PINK Ironstone pitchers at a garage sale. I paid only $7. I have seen plenty of white old Ironstone but never pink. The lady that I bought them from was from Germany and the Ironstone is from England.
Does anybody out there know about this Ironstone?
It is called Princess Pink.
Now imagine his excitement when Ellen came into his life.
This is my neighbor Vern. He was a faithful husband that lost his wife a few years ago. She had been sick for so many years and he loved her until the end and with her passing I watched a very sad man.
Then he met Ellen. And a smile is now on that face and
I guess you can say he is tickled pink with his fabulous find!

Don't they look charming under the Pink Mandeville vine?

And don't you just love a Happy Ending?

The End..but wait..want more?

Then run on over to

and visit with Beverly and the girls for more wonderful

pink things.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Beautiful Day Remembered

When she started down the aisle I had to catch my breath. Was that my little girl? When did she grow up? And though I always felt she was a pretty girl, this day she was beautiful.

My mother use to call her little Windex eyes because she had eyes that were just the color of a windex bottle. And boy could she make those eyes talk.

I had the time of my life getting everything ready for her special day. I really think she had the wedding of my dreams. The little church was a darling Historical church. Her brother sang, and the day was perfect for beach pictures . The sun seemed to know just where to set over the boat at the marina. And it was a beautiful memory!
If you are planning a tropical wedding we are letting the arrangements go for a song.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pink Saturday Over at One Shabby Old House

My Pink Saturday post is on my OneShabbyOld House Blog.
Hope you will come by and see what we have been up to.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Friday Family Photos-Memories and Contracts

Nick is the youngest of our family and is currently in the Army.

Lately I have been finding little momentos of his childhood.

The other day I found the cute little clay handprint.

And today I found the Mother's day card he had made. Those little handprints were everywhere believe me. He was a very active child. Today I just kiss them and wish the real handprints were here.

But this contract was the cutest thing that I found. We keep it in the piano bench.

I wanted him to play a musical instrument and so the deal was he would if he could have a gold fish. lol

Being a wise mother and knowing the history of our previous gold fish I added the second page of the contract. The flute didn't last long and the gold fish did die so fishing and baseball became his passions. His childhood memories will always be mine.

These Friday favorites were brought to you today because of Deborah. She is the host today of Friday Family Favorite Fotos. Thank you for joining me and please go tell everyone hi.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pink Saturday

And we live in Pink Houses!

This darling card is from Kelly of Rose Vine Cottage Two.

Please read the previous post.

This is why we blog!

Now it is your turn to run on over to our hostess Beverly at
A Pink world awaits you.
But don't forget to come back next week and visit One Shabby Old House for I have been a busy lady and will have some pictures to show you.
Have a great weekend

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I Had a Wonderful Day

I had a totally wonderful day today. The kind of day you want to tell your friends about.
For weeks I have been planning a trip with my husband to the Ft Lauderdale area.
But what made this trip so special is that I was going to get to meet and spend the day with my blogging friend Kelly from Rose Vine Cottage Two. Kelly and I have been following each others blogs, making comments back and forth, e-mailing each other and talking on the phone but today we would meet.
At first I was jittery about the meeting. I got a case of the what ifs. What if she was different in person than the person I had come to know through our blogs. What if we met and we struggled in our conversations. What if it became the longest day of my life. But it was so opposite of my what ifs that I only wished after the end of the day that we lived closer together because I had such a geat time.

Kelly's home is beautiful . She has done such a wonderful job of decorating. Her home should be in a magazine as it is one that we all would go to time after time to find inspiration.

Her hubby made this mantel. He is such a nice person. They make a charming pair. Her Father is a delightful man as well.

She is the Queen of her castle and the mother of 3 handsome young men that would make any mother proud. And they all allow her to use her wonderful gift of creating beauty.

She took me to several great shops, a darling resturant and then to Ikea.

We were drawn to the same things and at the end of the day I was sorry to see it end.

For it had been a wonderful day and I have a wonderful new friend.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Mosiac Project

The table and the birdbath were inspiration pieces that I had seen at one of my favorite store.
Victoria's Antique Warehouse in Leesburg FL. Ever taken a photo hoping your hubby would say, "We really need this." lol

I was looking at Jennifer's website In The Cottage of the month for July I saw a beautiful tray that finally got me moving on trying my hand at mosiacs.


I remember the day that I accidently knocked a plate rack off the wall at the shop. When it hit the ground I sighed. I couldn't throw the pieces away because I had seen so many wonderful mosiac done by more skillful hands than I possess.
Does anyone else have a box of broken china?
The other day I decided to try to make a mosiac.
The old silver tray I found at a thrift store. It had engravings in the middle that were about some golf tournament. At first I sprayed the tray but the paint didn't stay put. Not wanting to pitch it I decided that this is where the broken china would go.
I really did not mean for it to look like a rooster. lol

This is the finished piece. The little roses came from a garage sale find and I snapped them off to place on the tray handles. This is a messy project but I enjoyed it.

It's your turn now!

I won't be posting for a few days. I am working on another project so come back to see what is happening at my shabby old house.

Have a great week


Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Must See Movie

We all know of them. In fact I would say there isn't a week that goes by that you don't hear of a couple struggling in their marriage or a marriage ending in divorce.
I wish that I could load my car up with the people I know of that are struggling and take them to this wonderful movie. I promise you won't leave the same couple. You won't leave the same single. You won't leave the same!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Pink Saturday

It all started with the Pink Dress in the Window.

You know the one they place just so to catch your eye and lure you in.

The town is Mt Dora in Florida and the store is the Secret Garden. The secret, once you step in the door you are going to be there for quite some time.

This was a girly girls paridise. Everything looked vintage although everything was new. I could feel the Victorian deep in me longing to get out and get out she did. The owner knew just how to place everything to make you want everything.

I felt like I had stepped into the pages of Victorian Trading Company.

Everything was so pretty.

Lacey socks and button covers.

The dressing room beckoned me to bring lots of dresses in to try.

I loved this hat and the darling hanky lamp shade but I couldn't wear the lampshade so I chose the hat.
Doesn't this look like the perfect purse or what?
What is it about pretty things that make you feel so good? that another pink dress...back to the dressing room!

I remember Joyce Meyer telling of a husband that told his wife who was prone to shopping alot that when she felt tempted to buy a dress that she should tell satan to get behind her .

After coming home with a new dress he said, "Honey I thought I told you to tell the satan to get behind you. She said, I did just like you said, But he told me that the dress looked good from the back too!

Now before you are tempted to go out on a shopping trip make sure you take a trip on on over to Beverly at to see what other lovely pink temptations you can find.

Enjoy your Pink Saturday.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Granny's Room and Friday Favorites

This is My Sweet Granny and Pa
When my mother gave me my Granny's antiques I was thrilled. My Granny was an incredible woman. Her home should have graced magazines in the 50's. Every detail was perfect. The antiques that I have came from my Great great Grandfather, Judge David Kigore. Judge Kilgore was a pall bearer for Abraham Lincoln when the procession came through Indianapolis. My granny told me that chairs that I have may have seated President Lincoln as he was most likely a guest of my GG Grandfathers. My GG Grandfather was a U.S. Representative from Indiana in 1804. His life and the Presidents had so many simularities. He was born in KY and later studied law.

Needless to say my children stayed clear of Granny's things. I was lucky to find this wonderful old rose print at the flea market as well as the chandelier.
This is my Granny's piano. My son can really make it sing.
One day these tresures will go in our One Shabby Old House.
But for now they are in my living room which I lovingly call Granny's Room.

Friday Favorite Family Fotos

Halloween Memories

This is my daughter when she was 4. Remember those big Raggety Ann Dolls? We took the clothes off of her doll and dressed her up in them. I was lucky that year costume wise. The boys were Ghosts. I had just had our youngest child and was a very tired mommy that year.

This is really going back about 28 years ago. This is my oldest dressed in whatever we had.

But I thought he was adorable especially sharing his candy with his sister.

I loved this picture of Vince. He was not a happy boy. The knats were flying in his face and I think if the gun had been loaded he would have shot something. His expression made him look more like a desperado. This was our dog Rory.

My angels are grown and out of the house and I don't have anyone to dress up anymore.

Booooooooooooo hooooooooo

Deborah is our host today for Friday Favorite Family Fotos.

So check out the others who have made Friday a day to show off their families

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Shabby chic Tea Table.

Painting vintage furniture can really stress out some people. I was viewing one of my favorite blogs. Cindy at Romantic Home. She even got a comment that painting furniture is a crime. However I find the crime is charming tables like these are being discarded. You will usually see them in store or tea shops used for displays but rarely seen in homes today in it's finished state.
Painted furniture on the other hand is adored by so many today. Just look what Pink paint did for this vintage table. Now it is a thing of beauty for anyone who loves romantic style. What is a crime for some is one of passion for another.
I am passionate about my painted furniture. How about you?