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 :)





Monday, May 31, 2010

We're Home!

Good Evening All,

Wanted to let you all know that Mr. Tennis and I are home safe and sound. We had a wonderful, relaxing time in Florida. Thanks for all your sweet comment on my photos of the trip.

Hope you all had a great weekend!
xo
Robin

A View From My Kitchen Window

Good Morning All,
I am linking up with House in the Roses and Show Off Your Cottage Monday. Posting a couple of my favorite shots. Climbers in one of my beds...
The view from my kitchen window, over the sink...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

My Front Door




Hi All,
I am reposting this for Sunday Favorites and Chari over at Happy to Design.


My front door had nothing on it as it is receiving a new paint job, so don't look too close, as it needs one more coat. I couldn't resist showing you the little arrangement I made for the door, tho. Hope you enjoy it, as much as I did
putting it together :)

Vintage Magazine Monday

Hi All,
Let's try this again :) Somehow I had a BIG space between my header and the blog posts. Thanks for the help dear blogger friends! I think it if fixed now. I am posting alittle early as this is our last day of vacation and we will be traveling home tomorrow. House plans from "The American Home Magazine March, 1935.
Another page...

Cover of the magazine. This is will look similar to our future addition to the Cape house. I love the arches on the porch. :)
Hope you are all having a great holiday weekend!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

A View From The Cape House Kitchen

Good Morning All,
Thought I would share my view from my window over my sink at the Cape House. Hopefully, my son has kept my flower boxes watered while we are vacation and the flowers are even more abundant than when this picture was taken a couple of weeks ago :) The little figurines are gifts I gave to my beloved Granny. When she passed away I took them back and placed them, over my kitchen sink, as she had them over hers. The pic is of me and my cousin and her little girl, many years ago.

A side shot of my kitchen flower box...

Friday, May 28, 2010

This and That from Fla

Good Evening All,
Hope you are all enjoying the start of the long weekend. Here are a few shots from today. I was coming back from my morning walk on the beach and noticed someone was flying a kite in front of the condo :)
As I was crossing the beach to get back to the condo, the ice cream truck has stopped and was playing Christmas Carols, like the merry-go-round kind of music. How can you get better than that, Jingle Bells and ice cream!!!


Mr Tennis and I were lunching at one of our waterfront haunts and I noticed a family of porpoises(sp?) I tried snapping them several times with their backs above the water, but all I could get were their fins.


This afternoon, a sailboat race in the ocean. They were really out there, so I zoomed in as much as I could.



Me at the pool area of the condo...



A hang glider and the sailboats waaayyyy back in the distance.





Mr. and Mrs. Tennis at another of our favorite places, Porto Fino. A restaurant that has been there for a very long time and family owned. Always yummy food there!






Garden Tour #3

Good Morning all,
I am reposting the gardens to link up with Cindy at My Romatic Home for Show and Tell Friday and Tootsie and Flaunt Your Flowers.

The Front Yard




Knock out roses and a climber
The climbers are really blooming this year...





Another view of the front




North side of the house




Old fashioned roses and a climber on the back of the house






Rio Samba rose







One of the beds next to the back of the house








A climber in the far back flower bed









Another shot of the far back flower bed











Wildflowers are starting to bloom











The back of the house










Reading in Fla

Good Morning All,
My good friends Susan and Bentley over at Ash Tree Cottage posted awhile back that they were reading a "tea mystery" so I picked one up and now I can't put it down! Next to my book are my new sunglasses from QVC. The top part are regular sunglasses and the bottom part are readers! How cool is that??? They are from Lori Greiner.
The view from my chase lounge, while reading my mystery :)
Hope you all have a good day!
Robin

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Famous Couples Friday

Hi All,
Here is this week's famous couple. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Joan Crawford. The marriage didn't last too long, but it did put Joan into Hollywood Royalty. Her inlaws were Doug Fairbanks, Sr. and Mary Pickford, the first superstars of the silent screen. The photo is ca. 1928. Doug, Jr. was born in 1909 and died in 2000. Joan was born in 1905 and died in 1977. I would assume they are on Santa Monica beach in CA
I wanted to show another picture of a young Joan. We all know her history, not a good mother, so they say, but she was a striking beauty in her youth.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More of Florida

Hi All,

It has been really great weather for us, for our vacation. I showed interior pics of the condo earlier, so here is a shot of the outside.

Looking north from our condo


One my and Mr. Tennis' favorite lunch hangouts. Crabby Joes.



A shot of us inside with our yummy lunch. I splurged and had some good ole fried onion rings!




Gratitude Wednesday

Hi All,
If you follow me, you know how much I love my little cape cod style house, and I am indeed grateful to have it. This is my first time linking up with Gratitude Wednesday over at Heart and Home. My climbing roses behind my picket fence...
A view of the front yard...


Another view of the fence...

Thank You for Stopping By!

Good Morning All,

I was checking my blog and yours like usual this morning and noticed I have 100 followers!!! Thanks so much for all of you who stop by and visit. I really do appreciate it and read every one of your sweet comments! I have made alot of very nice friends and I am very blessed to know you.

Happy Wednesday!

Robin

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Daytona

Good Moring All,

I found a way to get on the internet in our condo. Yippee!!! We are both having a very relaxing vacation in Florida. Here is Mr. Tennis checking out the ocean from poolside. This is one of our favorite places to eat, Billy's. It reminds of one a old historic restaurant you would find in NYC. Great food! Hubby snapped the picture of me in front of the building.

Hope you all have a great Tuesday!
Robin

Monday, May 24, 2010

The World's Most Famous Beach and Our Condo

Hi All,
Here is a shot from our pool. Below are some shots of the interior of our condo. Enjoy!
The Living Room...

Dining and Kitchen...



The Foyer


Another shot of the kitchen. I love the little island...





The Master Bath





Master Bedroom...
There are two more bedrooms and another bath, plus a laundry room. Hope you are enjoying your Monday.
Robin