DECORATING TENNIS GIRL



I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!!! COME ON IN AND VISIT FOR A BIT...

I am so glad you stopped by to visit. I read every one of your sweet comments. Come back and visit soon!

Many of you have left so many nice comments about the picture of my home in the header. I hope you enjoy seeing photos of the Cape house, as much as I do living here :)





Friday, April 30, 2010

The Yard at the Cape 2010

Hi Again,
I am linking up this post with Cindy and My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. I just came back from working in the yard at the Cape house, so I thought we should take a walk through the yard. Not too much blooming yet, but it is all ready to explode!
Down the way you will see reasons 1&2 Heeley and Hurley, why I will have to do some interior work before I can take pictures of the inside. Reason 3 (my son) is working at his job at the golf course. He really is an employee there behind the desk in the clubhouse, among other tasks. He and his dogs are moving in mid-June.
I have included a couple more snippets of the last wallpaper that was added to one of the upstairs bedrooms, so I will just let you browse. :)

































































































Thursday, April 29, 2010

Famous Couples Friday


Good Evening All,

Posting alittle early, but had a moment to do so, so here you go. This week it is Robert Wagner, they call him RJ and his Natalie Wood. They were so made for each other, they married twice. They were together for the "second time around" until her tragic death, from drowning in 1981. RJ is 80 now and has taken good care of his girls. They each had one from a marriage to another and one together. This photo is circa 1975.

They were a beautiful couple.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dad's 75th


Hi All,
Tonight I am linking up with Susan and Between Naps on the Porch and Tablescape Thursday. This is a tablescape I did for my Dad's 75th birthday, 5 yrs ago. I hosted it at the Inn. He still plays a great game of tennis and passed the love of the sport on to me. How great it is at our ages 80 and 53 to still be able to play tennis together! I know you can spot the old wooded tennis racquets(one is his and one is mine from the 70's), but notice I put the blue party sparklies in tennis ball cans on the sideboard.

Granny's Hoosier Cabinet



Good Evening All,
Tonight I am linking up with Suzanne over at Coloradolady and Vintage Thingy Thursday. Lots of fun posts over there!
Here is my Granny's 1930's Hoosier cabinet all decked out for summer. I put the TV on it so I can see it, alot. :) The plate on the top is Paula Deen, talking about her Grandmother, so I thought it fitting. The sign tucked behind on the top shelf, our carpenter made for us with The Daisy Inn name and the date it was established.
Hope you all have a great evening.
Robin







Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Formal Living Room


Good Evening All,

I am linking up with It's a Very Cherry World and Sue for REDnesdays. Probably no explaination needed for my choice. lol I do love red and here is a shot of the formal living room at The Daisy Inn.

Robin

Monday, April 26, 2010

Citrusy Tablescape


Hi Everyone,

I am joining Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life and Tabletop Tuesday. Here is a little tabletop I threw together with this and that, because I so enjoy participating in all of these little parties! They are so much fun! Have a great evening, everyone.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My New "Old" Book






















Good Morning All,






Thought I would share with you some pages from the new book I purchased on ebay. I just love the photos in the book. Happy Saturday, all.

Friday, April 23, 2010

1930's Living Room


Hi All,

I was browsing around the web this evening and I found this picture of a living room from the 30's. Remind you of anyone you know??? Well, I told you I was born in the wrong time period. I love this look, and that is probably why my cape house and cottage at the Inn resemble this look so much.

Everyone have a great weekend!

Garbo and Gilbert


Hi All,

I thought I might try a new post once in awhile called "Famous Couples Friday." I will post a picture of famous couples with a little history about them. Don't count me in for every Friday, but I will do this when time allows. Hope you enjoy my little "Famous Couple Friday" posts.

Today is Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. She was the actress from Sweden who became a great star in the 20's and 30's for MGM. He was the hearthrob across the nation. He was after Valentino and before Clark Gable, timewise.

He was very inlove with Garbo, and they starred in 3 or 4 films together. He asked her many times for her hand in marriage and she finally said "yes". The marriage would never happen and Garbo would never married. She reitred in the early 40's from the screen and settled in NYC for the rest of her life. Here is a picture of the two of them. Isn't she very modern looking.

Robin

Thursday, April 22, 2010

There's a Giveaway Goin' On!

Hi All,
Please go visit Kim over at Savvy Southern Style for her 50.00 Target gift card giveaway. Her blog is beautiful, too!
Happy Thursday evening.
Robin

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Early American Lamp







Good Evening All,
I am joining Suzanne over at Vintage Thingy Thursday. Please go over and check out all the neat vintage items.
This is a lamp I found on ebay, a few years ago. I love the colonial blue color and the wooden base.
Have a great evening.
Robin

I Love Red


Good Morning All,

I do love red, so again I am heading over to Sue's place and It's a Very Cherry World and Rednesday. Go check it out. Here is one of my favorite pictures. It is hanging in my kitchen at the cottage at the Inn. Enjoy!

Robin

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's A Dog's Life???











When you hear that expression, it evokes a negative thought, doesn't it? Well, here is our version of "A Dog's Life." Cocoa and Theodore in their favorite spots, checking out the world, then Theodore decides he need a more comfortable place for his afternoon nap. How about the Natutzi leather sofa, on his special blankey. Good choice! :)




Have a great day.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pink Wallpaper


Good Morning All,
I am reposting this to participate with Chari and Sunday Favorites, posts from the past.
This is a picture I found at an antique store. It is in our bedroom, in the cottage, at the Inn.
It touched my heart, as I have a son and daughter, too. I love the time period of the picture, too, as it looks to be a young Mother from the 1920's.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Flowers in the Window Box


Good Morning All,

Is there anything more lovely that a window box, spilling over with flowers? I love window boxes. I have 2 of them at the Cape house. I have started planting them, so pictures will be posted soon! I found this lovely pic on the web. Enjoy!

Robin

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mary and Her Clothes-70's Style


You all know how I love The Mary Tyler Moore Show. This is a picture from the first episode, when Phyliss is showing her that great apartment. Is this not the neatest coat? And what about Phyliss and those shoes. I loved to see what the girls were going to be wearing, waaaaayyyyy back in the 70's. Too cool :)
Hope you are all having a great evening.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Early American Furniture


Hi Again,

I am participating with Suzanne and Vintage Thingy Thursday. I love Early American Maple, vintage furniture. This is Ethan Allen. This piece is sitting in the Inn, but will be following me back to the Cape house very soon. I found this great piece on ebay and have 2 end tables to match.

The Gables at Home


Good Evening Everyone,

It has been such a beautiful day, here in Illinois. Tonight I am posting one of my favorite pictures of Clark Gable and his Carole Lombard, at their ranch in Encino, CA. The picture was probably around 1940. They used this Dodge "woody" truck for their hunting excursions. Gable was a duck hunter, and Carole went right along with him, in the duck blinds in her hip waders.
Notice Carole's monogramed scarf.
Hope you all have a great evening.

Robin

Monday, April 12, 2010

Coffee on the Patio?


Good Evening All,

What a beautiful day this has been! I am participating in Tabletop Tuesday, with Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life. Please go over and check it out.

This is my little patio area, so far, at the Inn. I haven't been able to pot anything, yet, so it will get better, when I can sit some pots around.

Everyone have a great evening!

Cocoa and Theodore, My Poochies


Here are the poochies. I was reclining on the double chaise lounge, yesterday, enjoying the beautiful Illinois weather. Guess who had the other half?
Hope you all have a great Monday!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another View Of the Cottage


Good Evening All,

I am linking up with Cielo and Show Off Your Cottage Monday. Just another view of my little Cape Cod style house. Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday evening!

Robin

Memories of "The Jetsons"


Good Sunday Morning All,

The other morning, I was driving to work and Kim and Betsy on Martha Stewart radio were talking about Rosie the maid on "The Jetsons". I loved "The Jetsons" growing up and I was thinking how I would like to have "Rosie" or that one button you pushed for dinner, back at my house, when there is no time for cooking :) I'm just sayin...

Have a great Sunday and this picture of "The Jetsons".

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Flowers at the Inn


Hi All,
I snapped a picture of my bleeding hearts outside the door of our cottage at the Inn. Notice my little tennis froggie is keeping watch :)
Robin

Friday, April 9, 2010

We are Blooming in the Midwest!

Good Evening All,

Went over to the Cape house to mow, so I thought I would snap some pictures of some of my blooming trees and shrubs. Enjoy, I sure did!

Robin