Monday, July 27, 2009

2nd Time Around-More Porch Decor


Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Here is where you can show off your second hand treasures from flea markets, garage sales, estate sales, thrift stores, etc!

This picture shows another one of my daughter’s rejects that I inherited when she moved-I use it on my screened porch to add a little color to the table, or on a shelf to add color. It has four little wooden compartments, and a leather handle. It is kinda rustic looking which makes it perfect for the porch!




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Monday, July 20, 2009

2nd Time Around: Daisy Chain dishes


Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please join us by creating a post featuring something that is new to you that you have acquired at a garage sale, flea market, thrift store, estate sale or inherited.

I hope Mr. Linky cooperates this week. Sorry about last week, but Mr. Linky changed servers and all the links disappeared. So, if you want to repost last weeks item, that will be fine with me.

These dishes pictures here are part of a set of dishes I ‘inherited’ from my daughter. The pattern is ‘Daisy Chain’ and was created by Mississippi artist Gail Pittman. She discontinued this pattern a few years ago, and recently has stopped producing all of her pottery that was made in Jackson, Ms. Occasionally I will run across a piece of this at a flea market or on EBAY, and if it is something I don’t have, I try to get it.

My daughter changed her color scheme completely when they moved into another home, so I got lucky! Thanks for stopping by today…hopefully things will go smoother this week.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Pink in Mykonos

Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is hosting pink Saturday. Please visit her for a list of participants. Thanks Beverly for being out hostess.

Before we went on our Mediterranean Cruise, I had not heard of Mykonos, Greece. It was by far one of the most beautiful places that we stopped. These pictures show some of the sights…with a little pink here and there! IMG_1334

All of the buildings in Mykonos look like sugar cubes with a boxy look and are painted white and trimmed in blue. This one caught my eye with the name of our home town on the front!IMG_1336

Many of them had this beautiful vine with lovely pink flowers growing up the buildings and balconies.IMG_1335

Mykonos was one of Jackie O’s favorite hangouts!

image A sunset over the Agean Sea as we were leaving….image

For more Mykonos information and pictures, click here.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Pink Saturday!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Connor Catches a Fish!

Susan form a Southern Daydreamer is hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Please drop by her blog and see what others are up to in the outside world! Thank you Susan for being our hostess.

This week I would like to share two photos that were made Tuesday of this week. Connor stays with us quite often during the summer, and he likes to fish a little in the lake by our house. Usually he gets tired of it pretty quickly, and moves on to something else. But today his efforts finally paid off! He caught his first fish….and it was a pretty big one!


He was very excited, and we just wanted to share his news with our blogging friends.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

2nd Time Around: Square Baby Grand Piano

Welcome to 2nd Time Around. I hope you will join us by posting something that is a 2nd Time Around treasure…something that is from an antique store, flea market, thrift store, garage sale, etc.

This week I would like to share a very unusual piano that is in the only antebellum home we have in our town. This piano is a square baby grand, and was donated to the historical home many years ago. The story is that the piano originally came from Germany and was brought to Mississippi down a barge on the Mississippi River, then brought to our area by horse and buggy.

Tourists to the home always love this piece and have lots of questions about it. I researched the piano, and according to what I found the value is anywhere from $18,000 -$80,000! The piano is not in very good working condition…lots of the keys don’t play. So far, no one has been able to repair it, but it does make for a beautiful piece of furniture.


A close up of one of the legs….


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Friday, July 10, 2009

Pink in Croatia

 Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday. Please visit her to meet lots of friendly blogger who adore the color pink. Thanks Beverly for hosting!

In Croatia, the street markets were full of stands that sold crocheted items. In Croatia, the currency used is the Kuna. The rate is a little more that 5 kunas to one US dollar. So this crocheted sweater which is handmade would have cost about $16.00. Many of the merchants did take Euros since most of the visitors from the cruise ships are paying cash with Euros. It would have cost less in Euros…probably about 11-12 Euros.


I didn’t buy the sweater-it just caught my attention-probably because of Pink Saturday. LOL

I did however buy a crocheted dresser scarf from this merchant. She was happy to pose for a picture. The piece I chose cost 5 Euros.

IMG_1078 In addition to beautiful pieces of crocheted work, Croatia is famous for their neckties. Didn’t find a pink one though, but my husband did buy one to wear on the ship.

Click here for more info about Croatia.

Thanks for coming by, and have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Monday, July 6, 2009

2nd Time Around: Book to Movie-My Sister’s Keeper

Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please consider creating a post showing off something that is the 2nd Time Around for you…something you have that’s not new to you and linking to Mr. Linky below.

This week I’m featuring a 2nd Time Around that is a little different. I recently read  Jodi Picoult’s novel My Sister’s Keeper, and today saw the movie. I highly recommend this movie if you haven’t seen it and the book if you haven’t read it!

It is a pretty sad movie, but very well done. The movie has a different ending from the movie, and I liked the movie’s ending a little better! Now I’m going to have to search for the book, and reread it-at least the ending!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Pink in Paris!

Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday. Please visit her for lots of pinkness this week!

I hope all of you are enjoying the 4th. We are relaxing at home and still recovering from our trip to Europe and the Mediterranean.

While on our trip, I spotted lots of pink in Paris that I want to share with you today! No matter where you go, it seems that pink stands out and makes the surroundings even prettier! And Paris was full of pink that begged to be photographed. Here are some of my favorite pink shots.

Flowers under a monument on Charles de Gaulle Avenue….IMG_1598

A flower garden in the Tuileries garden along the Seine River in Paris


Window shopping along  the Champs ElyseesIMG_1556

A restaurant on the Champs Elysees with pink tables, and accents


A new electric car display in Paris


Cosmetic super store! I couldn’t believe the choices in here!


image More window shopping…I think the French must love pink!


Roses at a French flower market 


 Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, in the Tuileries gardens near the Louvre-note the pinkish marble columns

One of our tour guides told us that Paris is the most visited city in the world! I have to say I can see why! But there is still no place like the USA!!!

Happy July 4th!