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 :)





Sunday, February 27, 2011

Indy Weekend

Dan and I spent the weekend in Indianapolis. We always stay at The Omni Severin hotel, where we had our wedding reception, 10 yrs ago this June. It is a beautiful old hotel and when I saw the Ballroom, I knew this was the place. Looking down from the mezzanine, they were starting to dress the tables for a wedding reception...
The beautfiul staircase where Dan and decended from...

Here is our picture on the staircase...



Looking down at the Lobby from the mezzanine...



Overlooking the Severin Bar, off the Lobby...



Another shot of the ballroom...






Before coming home, we lunched at Rick's Boatyard Cafe. It is one of our favorite places, especially in the summer, when you can sit out on the deck and watch the sailboats pass. Dan used to have his sailboat here...





A look at the inside...
We had a fun weekend, but it is always good to return home :)







Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hurry Spring!

Hi All,
We are suppose to get some more snow, overnight. I think we are all ready for springtime! I am sharing a couple of vignettes this evening with you. Looks like the bunnys have started hopping in to the cape house...
And two more... Cocoa and Theodore haven't spotted them, yet!
Hope you all have a good evening.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tennis Girls Unite!

This is the beautiful table setting that welcomed us for our new year of Friendship dinners. I have mentioned before, each of the tennis girls picks a month for their dinner, to host. Last night was Marsha's turn and she had great appetizers, rump roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, sauteed sugar snap peas and a brownie sundae for dessert, wine, tea and coffee. Yum! The beautiful table...
Here we are, our hostess on the left. Two of our girls are wintering in Florida, so we missed them... Suzanne, we are the vintagie part for your party :)

After a several games of dominos,(laughed till our tummys hurt!) she sent us home with a set of beautiful mugs. Each set different, for each girl. How great are my friends!!! We have so much fun, love and good times :)
Hope you all have a great weekend!
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thinking Spring!

Hi All,
I spent most all afternoon putting away all of my winter decor. I decided to go right into Spring/Summer decor. I am thinking it might get here faster, if I decorate for it! Centerpiece on the bistro table...
Vignette atop the armoire in the dining room...
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day, Friends

Happy Valentine's Day from me and Mr. Tennis! Sorry for the poor quality, as I shot this through the glass frame. This was taken at our reception in Indianapolis. We were married in June 2001 in Maui, then had a big reception for family and friends, that July. We will be celebrating 10 great years this June :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Famous Couples Friday-Valentine's Edition!

Hi All,
I thought I would bring back "Famous Couples Friday" for Valentine's Day! These two were the first power couple in Hollywood. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. They named their hunting lodge, converted to home, "Pickfair." How cool is that???
Greta Garbo and John Gilbert... He's feeding her grapes!

The Gables, Carole and Clark. I love this photo!

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton... What a beauty she was!




Elvis and Priscilla... sigh...




Paul and Joanne, The Newmans. These two had FUN!




Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. A long marriage and still going. Wonderful!
Happy Valentine's Day to all...
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Deep Freeze!

Hi Everyone!
We are in the deep freeze, so I thought I would post some RED to warm things up :) Tonight is to be our coldest night yet, probably wind chills around 20 below. Yikes! Mr. Tennis' side table. Below are his piles of books that he reads...
A corner in the breakfast nook. I bought some new tiers to mix it up a bit with cute little chickens on them. Susan can you let Thelma know about my new curtains??? :)

Winter vignette above the stove...
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Wintery Vignette

Hi All,
Hope all of you are having a good Super Bowl Sunday. The ice and snow have subsided. A good thing :) Here is a little vignette left over from Christmas, on my counter. It really lights up the counter, so I just left it. The snowflake ornaments have fit right in around here, lately!

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Vintage Tea Cart

Hi All,
I'm sharing with you tonight one of my favorite furniture pieces in the Cape house. I love my Early American maple tea cart. I found it about 4 years ago in a used furniture store and it was in mint condition. It now sits in the dining room. A picture of Granny graces it, and a family picture of my parents and me, and another of my Dad and his two brothers, hang above.
A closer look...
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm Back...

Hi All,
We have been in an ice storm. That means at times, no power, no internet, etc. I have been able to email and text from my phone the last 2 days, but hopefully the internet and power are up to stay! Just sharing a couple of shots of the ice covered Cape house...
Another...
I hope wherever you are, you are safe and warm :)
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter Storm--Round 1!

Hi All,
This is the picture this morning looking out to my backyard. More ice to come and then snow and blizzard conditions, starting to roll in this afternoon. Yikes!!!
See the little icicles forming on the awning...

Looking down on my wisteria from an upstairs bedroom...
Our heat and lights are still on, so far. I am hoping it stays that way! Hope you are all safe and warm, wherever you are :)