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 :)





Thursday, April 28, 2011

Between Raindrops...

Hi All,
I have been playing with my new camera, so I am out snapping between the rains. We are hoping this system finally moves through soon! I got what they call a "bridge camera." It has alot of the features of an SLR, but easy like a point and shoot with 15x zoom wide angle. I am having fun with it.

The ivy is really greening up!



The lilacs are in full, aromatic bloom.


Hope you are all having a great week!





This and That...

Hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter. It has been rainy here today and suppose to be raining on and off for the next three days. I am ready for some sun, so I am posting some things that are sunny to me! Here are some of the goodies I decorated the tables with for our church breakfast, after sunrise service this morning...




A little garden shed birdhouse Mr. Tennis brought home...




And look at this old beauty I found a couple of weeks ago. I an itching to fill her with flowers!!!





The froggies are liking all this rain...



Some sunny yellow :)



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Thursday, April 21, 2011

New, Old Things For The Hoosier!

Hi All,
I have been browsing the antique shops, lately. Somehow, Springtime always makes me do that! I love my Granny's cabinet, so I thought I would add some olden things...



I love all my things, and I loved my Granny especially :)



Do you not just adore this scale??? I have been looking at them on ebay, but found this one in my own area!



And, the cracker tin. So neat!




Hope your week is going well...




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Monday, April 18, 2011

Mother Daughter Trip!

Happy Weekend All, Some of you know that my daughter attended Columbia College in Chicago, so Momma used to get up there as much as I could over a 4 yr period. We had so much fun on my visits, but she is not longer there, so these trips ended. We usually go somewhere once a year, so we decided to head back to Chicago to do some of our favorite things! Yay!!! The lobby at the beautiful Palmer House. My favorite hotel to stay at in Chicago. This is where we hang in the evening to people watch, sip a drink and talk :)
The Walnut Room in Marshall Fields on State Street. Sorry, but I can't bring myself to say Macy's. Here is our table. The flower show was at the store, so live flowers everywhere! What luck!

Looking down from an upper floor... One of a local florist display... Looking up at the beautiful mosaic ceiling...


Another haunt of ours, The historic Berghoff...
A menu from the 1930's hangs on the wall...
Let's go inside...


Lot's of fun was had and I so always enjoy the windy city!!!



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Friday, April 15, 2011

Home Tour

Good Morning All, Giving you a little home tour this morning. Raining here, but warm temps today, so that is a good thing! We brought Granny's hoosier cabinet over from the Daisy Inn, and here it sits in my breakfast nook. Granny and I sure did alot of noodle and cookie making on that old cabinet :)
A larger view of the nook...
The other end of the kitchen...
The living room...
The fireplace and window seat area...
The dining room...
And the opposite end...
The stairway, which leads to two bedrooms and a bath...
My front door, which is original to the house...


I hope you enjoyed this little tour and everyone please go on over and some more home tours at...




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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cupboards!

Hi All, I was on a short trip with my daughter to Chicago, for fun. As soon as I got home today I took some pictures so I could join in Shelia's cupboard party!!! My kitchen cupboards...
To the left...
To the right. The wallpaper has been up for around 10 yrs, but I love it so, I haven't changed it...
My little pantry cupboard...


Be sure and go over to check out everyone's cupboard. I know they will be great!!!


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Shelia's Cupboard party at Notesongs

















Saturday, April 2, 2011

A New Find

I love Ebay. There are so many great finds out there. Do you notice anything new, well old, on my mantel? Take another look...
I found these sweet little tole lamps...
Love the painted detail and that sweet little olden switch!
They are perfect for the Early American mantel. Hope everyone has a great weekend!


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