Sunday, May 30, 2010

We're So Proud of You, Bryan!!!

Our grandson Bryan graduated this past Thursday with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Harvard. Congratulations Bryan! We're so proud of you!
Here's Bryan with his sister Allison following the graduation ceremony!

And here he is with his mom, our daughter-in-law Paula, and his Dad, our son Paul, and sister Allison, our granddaughter, a student at Johns Hopkins.


Blessed Sunday to All!

Wishing everyone a blessed Sunday and holiday weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

S is for Scrabble!

For as long as I can remember I've had a love affair with words! When I was in high school and even after I left home, my mother and I had a date every single Sunday afternoon to play Scrabble. We challenged, we gloated, we laughed until our sides hurt and we loved every second shared.

A few weeks ago my daughter invited me to play Scrabble with her on Facebook! And it's been such a treat to share this mother and daughter tradition with her! What fun!

Words take you anywhere you want to go, don't they? That's probably why I enjoy Alphabe-Thursday so much! Thank you Mrs. Matlock! In a's a pleasure!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eau de Cologne Vintage Advertising!

My choice for Ruby Tuesday is this wonderful Eau de Cologne Maharajah vintage advertising label. It is taken from the book,
Memories of a Lifetime: Vintage Labels from a Lady's Dressing Room.
Don't you just love it!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Meridis of Paris Vintage Advertising!

Turn of the Century lovely in blue!

For more Monday Blues, go to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday!
Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

R is for Rag Doll Susie!

This is from another fabulous vintage find, a 1940's pictorial scrapbook!
Isn't she just too much fun?

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"In the Window" for Ruby Tuesday!

In the Window
Artist: Frank C. Kirk

The is one of the loveliest of selections from the antique album of scraps collected in the 1930's by a young girl from Ohio. I wonder what she would think if she knew her painstaking cuttings were becoming part of the Worldwide Web?

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Boy Blue Finds A Dove!

Boy Blue on his way to Blue Monday! And what has he found?

For more Monday Blues, go to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday!
Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

It's A Dog's Life!

Oh the lovely quiet of a Sunday morn!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Q is for Queen of Hearts!

Why, it's none other than the Queen of Hearts reading her "The Art of Making Tarts" Cookbook! (I wonder if she knows she can also find free recipes on my other blog, Charming Vintage Recipes?) I wonder!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Cabbage Field!

The Cabbage Field

Artist: Frederick Hall

(From the 1930's art scrapbook found in an antique market last fall and put together by a young art-loving girl!)

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Healing Time!

Can't believe it's been two weeks already since my glad it's over but the fun continues with PT every day and a visiting therapist three times a week. But I'm definitely not complaining! It's such a relief to be in the healing mode and not the waiting mode!

Also, great news for my daughter Carrie and family. Her husband Ben started a new job last Thursday and we are thrilled and relieved! All good news today!!!

Thanks so much for your continuing care and support! It means the world to me!

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Day Gifts From Tiny Hands!

We had such a beautiful Mothers Day yesterday! The youngest grandchildren, Logan 4 yrs and Paige 2 yrs, came to visit with their mom and dad (my daughter Carrie and her husband Ben). They were excited to present me with these beautiful works of art! And I love them!!!

Logan painted the "blues" (which he named "Shapes") and Paige painted the "lavenders"—Aren't they just so sweet!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Memory Gift from the Heart!

Once in a while a gift comes along that is so special it makes your heart sing! That is what happened with the beautiful Mothers Day Memory pillow I received yesterday from my sweet granddaughter and her dear mom! I simply could not believe my eyes at the charm and loveliness of this picture pillow.

When it is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, I have to add, "Yes, it is, and even more!" This beautiful handmade memory pillow not only adds the joy of light and love to any room in our home but also brings back sweet memories of a little girl, now grown, who danced her way into our hearts.

This beautiful pillow is just one of the custom made gifts designed and produced by Laura Kangas, who along with her husband Todd is co-owner of Desperate Checkbook.

Laura and Todd share their passion for "going green" and talk about what their new business offers: Here at Desperate Checkbook, we have a need and passion for creating and giving. We realize that everyone has a "Desperate Checkbook" from time to time. But, if we step back...we can see that there are situations that occur all around us that should make us grateful for what we have...then realize that others may not be as fortunate.

...At Desperate Checkbook, we create and sell quality handmade items that are affordable...we then donate a portion of every sale to organizations that help those in need."

To learn more about the Kangas' handmade gifts and custom orders, please go to: Desperate Checkbook.

Additional Contact Information:

Laura and Todd Kangas

430 Chippewa Avenue

, MI 49854


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thank You All on Pink Saturday!

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and great emails! I haven't been able to get out and visit you lately because I am so recently home from the hospital with a brand new knee! All is going well but I'm not able to spend as much time at the computer as I'd like. So, please, keep those comments coming! I love hearing from each and every one of you!

P.S. Thanks to the Blogger function of being able to schedule posts ahead of time, my free recipes on my other blog, CHARMING VINTAGE RECIPES, will continue to be available on a daily basis! Be sure to check them out! Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

P is for Peter Rabbit Goes to School!

Now why in the world would Peter not want to go to school? Any ideas?

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A Sweet Boy and His Dog!

Can you name these two famous actors?


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Here's what I'm up to: PT, PT, PT...and more PT!
It's painful but going well.
Once again, thank you all for your kind wishes! You mean the world to me!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Little Lace for Blue Monday!

Last Monday I was in surgery receiving a new knee. Home now with that behind me=priceless!

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Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Blessed are the Peacemakers!

Blessed are the peacemakers!

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments! I haven't been able to respond to many of your really kind emails as I've been in the hospital for knee surgery. I am just now back home and doing well, but will not be at my computer as much as usual, at least for a while. I love hearing from you so please continue to visit and I'll post as I am able!

Sunday blessings and hugs to all!