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June 30, 2010

WISHING ALL A HAPPY 4TH OF JULY


I want to wish all a Happy and Safe 4th of July. I was looking thru the Pottery Barn sales ads and was loving all the reds and blues...........this one was real inviting. We have not had much warm weather here so the photo made me think of heat................right............if you are by water it must be warm. Don't get me wrong, here in the Northwest we are pretty lucky to mild weather.........so enjoy and be safe and have fun were ever you may be in this large Planet of ours. XO MARY

June 26, 2010

THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES

Thanks to all that stopped by and gave me a Birthday wish and to my special friend Susan Rix for the Beautiful Birthday Card. I was spoiled by my family as well.....................I also want to thank all my new followers and to say that it makes me very humble to have you as a blog follower. Have a wonderful weekend. XO MARY

June 21, 2010

First Day of Summer

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 June 21st, it is the first day of summer and my BIRTHDAY.............the rain was back again this past weekend. The plants are happy......I think the hydrengas like it the best............here in Washington we get a lot of rain, but this past spring it seems to be more than normal.........we will probably get the sun and heat all at once and then the plants will get fried.....................I hope all will enjoy the longest day of the year.  XO MARY

June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day Dad


Happy Fathers Day Dad and all fathers out there. This is one of a few photo's I have of my father meeting me for the first time. I  have a nice one of him in his navy outfit seeing me for the first time in a cab, it was his arrival back home to the States.........My father was in Japan when I was born. I am also the eldest of his clan of children and it seems that God blessed him with my arrival on Father's Day back in 1959!!!!!!!!!!    Happy Father's Day again dad! I love you. XO MARY

June 19, 2010

JACKIE IS HAVEING A 100TH POST GIVE AWAY

Happy Saturday!!!!!!!!  Hope all is well.......................Jackie one of our fellow blog members is having a wonderful one year anniversary and give away, for those of you that do no know   of her need to go look at her blog...............this gal has a great sense of style and humor........she will give you some good reading............and always has beautiful photo's. I would be excited to win her giveway but I also know you would to. Have a blessed day. XO MARY.

June 17, 2010

WAITING FOR SUMMER


So how is the weather for all of you out there. Here in Washington it has been on the cool side.It seems we have a few warm days then it is back to the chilly side for a week. My plants are doing ok, but they could be better with some heat.

I would love to see some warmer weather, I had to use the fireplace last night, crazy,,,,,,,,,,How are you dealing with Spring/Summer.............XO MARY

June 15, 2010

BEAUTIFUL WEDDING


The wedding was just beautiful. My husbands son got married this past weekend and Mother Nature made it very special to. The lovely couple planned very well and made all the guests very comfortable. Here is just a few shots to give you a idea of the nice day. The wedding took place on America Lake in Tacoma Washington...................if you are ever around the area stop by.....................the evening ended with fire works my step son wanted to end the evening with a BANG! I am glad I was able to spend this special day with my husband. Hope all is well with all of you. XX MARY

June 14, 2010

Something New

Thanks for stopping by, here is the something new gift I got from my swap partner.........my wonderful partner sent this cute tin tile picture frame..................it has the softest color of pink and a very pretty rose fabric placed where the photo goes.........I just love it. As you can see she had it wrapped so nicely even my husband stated that this gift swap was fun for him to watch. I was so happy to of been involved in this swap. I hope to continue a wonderful friendship with my swap partner (Susan Rix of ART OF MINE). I called her and her voice is as sweet as her photo...............I hope there may be a day we can meet. I would also like to say thanks to all the new followers that I have acquired you mean a lot to me. THANKS  for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by. HUGS XO MARY

June 11, 2010

SOMETHING BORROWED GIFT





Here is the continued posting on the gifts I received from my new friend Susan Rix from ART OF MINE. This is my something borrowed gift, it was wrapped in this vintage dollie that has a beautiful aged look........it was wrapped with a piece of lovely blue satin ribbon and a pink hang tag.......so sorry the photos are grainny.......we are still learning what to do with this new camera. The box she used was a small candy box, this just goes to show why we need to save such charmming items never know how we can recycle them..............the pink tissue inside the box is probaby my favorite color of pink, not that all pink is adorable but this color of pink fits well with my skin tone. So what do you think was in there......................here you go... the box had this little stained glass wind chime..................I am not sure how Susan new I just love wind chimes..........I placed it in front of my french doors so I could see if off my dinning room. It has a very sweet sound I am going to enjoy this one 4-ever........stayed tuned more to come...................XO MARY

June 9, 2010

SOMETHING BLUE GIFT

The gifts continue.........here is my something blue gift.........It was wrapped in some pretty blue cotton fabric in which I plan on using for possibly a pillow...........If you do not know already I love to make pear and apple pin cushions. I have a great pattern that I got from MaryJane Farms magazine..........................anyways my swap buddy Susan Rix from Art of Mine sent me this adorable little basket that was hand woven from JoAnne Lawrence. This unique pin cushion can hold pins and I think the special feature is the thread holder. I am a hand quilter and the idea of having my thread on here will make it easy for my lap quilting.............my husband got a real kick how the safety pins were used. This truely is a very special gift for I LOVE all hand made items, baskets, and pin cushions. I will give this one honor by keeping it next to my favorite chair so it will be available for my quilting. Thanks again my new dear friend Susan.     XO MARY

June 8, 2010

Friends are true gifts from God




Here is my wonderful package sent to me by my swap partner Susan Rix from Art of Mine......I was so excited to open each item up so carefully. This item is a lovely little pillow that has  pretty lace wrapped all around it. There is a vintage dollie that is actually a pocket for holding the vintage wedding photo..........a piece of sheet music called the wedding march and some pretty ribbons, buttons, beads a adorable locket with the bride and grooms photo's in them...........Susan you out did yourself on this! It is so fabulous The photo does not do it justice....................There also was a letter tucked in the pillow......This letter was a short story written bt Susan and her husband Larry, they were able to do some history on the names that were posted on the back of the photo. NOW HOW AWESOME IS THAT,   it appears I have a photo that has ties to arresting "Scarface Al" Capone..........stay tuned as I brag about my other gifts........XO MARY

Thanks to all my new followers and new friend Susan



Just wanted to give a quick shout out to all the new follwers that have come my way. I am very overwhelmed. I am very blessed to be in such a nice network of people. I wanted to send you all some flowers and fruit and here is what I picked out for you. Susan  my lovely new friend I am going to do a special post on our swap! Thank you for comming into my life. XO MARY

June 7, 2010

My Gift Has Arrived


I went to pick up our mail today, and my gift has arrived!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!  This is my first Blog Swap and it truely has been a pleasure. I am going to open the box tonight with my husband taking photo's just as my swap buddy Susan McDowell did. She is just a adorable little gal and I was so happy to see her face, and I would like to do the same for her...............stayed tuned for photo's, AND my special kind words for this wonderful special person. XO MARY 

June 3, 2010

COOL VINTAGE BAG


Look what I just purchased. My husband told me to figure out what I may want for my birthday and this IS IT.................I saw these on blog land this morning and had to get it..................it was still available so guess what, I bought it...................can't  hardly wait to see it..................there are more to choose from go to ROUND BARN POTTING COMPANY................    Hope everyone is having a nice spring day...............XO MARY

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