Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pink Saturday Laugh


I received this during the week and had to pass it along for Pink Saturday…I’m posting early since I’ll be in Wimberley on Saturday …drop by if you’re in the area.

Be sure to visit Beverly and the Pink Saturday crowd.

Don’t you wonder what this sweet little pink lady is talking about?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pink Saturday Smell Divine

I wish you could  take a deep breath and smell the beauty this morning…You might first think that it’s the pink Mandevilla blossoms that are producing the sweetness…

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but if you follow your nose, you’ll realize that the air is being perfumed by the Gardenias…They are heavenly.

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Aren’t they beautiful…an old Southern favorite to be sure. As a young girl we lived in McAllen, Texas, and I had a Gardenia outside my bedroom window. Of course, we didn’t have air conditioning back in the day…our homes were built for cross ventilation and so I fell asleep and woke to that heavenly aroma for a couple of months during the summer. I’ve been pouring the Green Light Super Bloom to this flower bed and I hope it is in full bloom when our  son brings his new bride for a visit. She loves flowers and I would love to be able to arrange an old fashioned cut glass vase of these beauties for her to enjoy as she  drifts off to sleep.

Enjoy your visits to the Pink Saturday ladies…stop by Beverly’s blog for the list of participants.

Thanks for stopping by.  LaVerne in Texas

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Wedding Day

Our eldest son, Paul, finally found a bride…We are so excited that he has “Met his Match”.

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…Her name is Chrissy and they were married in a lovely garden wedding in Corpus Christi last Saturday. They kept it small…her family, us, and a few close friends.

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Look at the resemblance between Grandmother, Mother and Daughter…

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Aren’t we a happy group? Don’t they make a lovely couple? So it’s official now…Mike and I  are In-Laws and we finally have a daughter. They are honeymooning in Texas…I’ll post more pictures when they come home to meet the rest of our family.  Say a little blessing for their marriage and a little prayer for their happiness.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Pink Saturday and the Red White and Blue!

It’s amazing that Pink Saturday is already here and it’s also the Fourth of July already! I’ll spend part of the day at Wimberley’s Trade Day  selling my lighted wine bottles and wine-theme gifts

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Pink Bling Words to Live By

so I’ll miss the morning parade around the town square. We’ll stay home in the evening for B-B-Q with the neighbors. We live on the banks of the Guadalupe River where giant cypress and pecan trees shade the picnic area and even though the temperatures will hit 100, the river will cool us down…The lawn chairs will be positioned as we hope to get a good angle for the fireworks show amid a chorus of oooh’s and aaah’s. Very small town Americana…very red, white and blue. Very wonderful.

I haven’t forgotten Pink Saturday though. Be sure to visit Beverly and the other PS celebrants… How Sweet The Sound  It’s sure to be a great day for a visit.

I do want to share one very special pink picture…it’s my niece, Kara Elizabeth all decked out in pink from head to toe for a pony ride…she will celebrate her 17th birthday on Sunday. This picture was taken when she was about three and already horse crazy.  Would you just look at that precious pixie smile…

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She still loves her horses and she has grown to be an excellent rider and a fine horsewoman. She works hard to be an accomplished student…and best of all,  a very positive role model to her younger sisters, Kate and Kendra. We are very proud of her. Happy Birthday, Kara.

Enjoy the holiday…Pray for our troops…Celebrate our nation.  LaVerne in New Braunfels, Texas

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.


I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.