Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Memorial Day
Is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

                                                                          Source ~  History.com

With Memorial Day fast approaching, I have been thinking about how we will celebrate the holiday. I love to bring out the red, white and blue and reflect on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our amazing country.

I love displaying the American Flag

I am not sure if we will have a house full or if it will be just a table for two. I pulled up some  photos to share of past celebrations from my photo library. 

Of course there will be lots of flowers

And fun vignettes 

Place settings using red, white and blue

And Food!

We love grilling

Jim loves to cook out, I love for Jim to cook out!

Baby back ribs 

Or a great burger!

Southern Sides

Ice cold soda

Homemade ice cream

And just in, fresh peaches for making peach cobbler

So, do tell, what will you do to celebrate Memorial Day weekend? 
Heartfelt thanks for those serving in the military, past and present. 

Thank you for stopping by, I love and appreciate your visits. 

Friday, April 14, 2017


I love Beatrix Potter. Her dear sweet books are stacked on my bookshelves and music boxes are scattered around, along with adorable figurines. It seems I've been collecting them forever. My mother-in-law really liked my collection and started her own, mostly ornaments. When she moved to a retirement home last year she wanted me to have her collection of ornaments. I decided to use them in a centerpiece for the table in the breakfast area of the kitchen. 

Using a wooden dough bowl I added moss and three small hyacinths, timed to bloom Easter, I hope. 

Vist here to see last year's centerpiece

I love these adorable ornaments and this sweet lady!

The Easter Bunny never forgets to deliver her basket. Even at 95 she gets a thrill and unwraps her basket immediately. She smiles and says, "I love candy, just one now!"

If you would like to see more of my collections, visit these posts here and here.

The French Hutch gets dressed for spring

A few weeks ago I was the lucky winner of this gorgeous tote at The Painted Apron. Thanks Jenna, I think it's perfect to take to market.

Wishing all of my friends a wonderful and joyous Easter.