Tuesday, May 28, 2013

catching up...

 
 
 




 
 
 
 
May has been such busy month here { busy in a good sense },
that today's rainy weather seems a good time to sit and catch up.
 
* Mother's Day brunch was celebrated here with family.  Mother Nature provided lots of blooms-- including tulips, lilacs, and blossoming trees.  Mike cooked and washed up, and the kids gave me 2 gorgeous hanging baskets
 
* We set off on a road trip to attend an out-of-state wedding in a charming little chapel set in the woods in Tennessee.   We took a week off and did some
sightseeing along the way--places I've never been to, like
Berea and Lexington, KY and Kingwood Center in Ohio.  I'll
have some pictures soon to post.
 
*Upon our return, I've been planting and weeding, but still haven't
finished either.  Most of the tomato plants are in, seed potatoes are planted,
and cucumber, string bean, nasturtium, and sunflower seeds are sown.
 
*Yesterday was our annual visit to a local flea market, and as always
I found some good stuff--
grain & feed sacks for totes,
vintage curtain fabric,
knitting needles,
old books for journal-making,
linen napkins to replace the ones we've worn out,
pads of cardstock for shop tags,
a $1 ironstone platter,
some silver spoons for plant markers,
embroidered linens for pouches,
and a little $2 lamp in need of a shade.
 
*And, last but not least, the baby chicks have arrived...I love Spring!
 
 
 
 


14 comments:

  1. Sounds lovely Deb! I love your references to journal making as it's something I am just getting into. Perhaps you might post one day about journals you keep? Take care.

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    1. Hi Rose, I'm always glad when you stop by. I think a post on journaling is a great idea.
      Hope you're having a nice autumn...Deb

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  2. I loved hearing and seeing your spring doings. It's cold and damp here with heavy fog. Been nice to see your sunny pics with lots of flowers.

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    1. Tanya, thanks for your visit! Deb

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  3. We've been getting a great deal of rain these last few days, but now the sun is shining and things are popping.

    I loved seeing all the lovely blooms around your place. Lilacs are my favorite spring flower.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks for your visit Jackie!

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  4. I would love to know the chapel in Tennessee.. I am from that state! And I hope we will see a post with all the great things you will make with your intriguing flea market purchases! Beautiful photos too!

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    1. It’s The Little Brown Chapel on Signal Mountain.
      Thanks for stopping by….Deb

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  5. Hello Deb, stopped by and as usual found some lovely photos, plus sounds like you have had a busy but enjoyable May. The Chapel is adorable with the stone steps and bows.
    I will post soon as I too have been to a wedding.

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    1. Thanks for the email Claire--I will be writing to you soon...
      Deb

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  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Going to the flea market is so much fun- I love seeing all of the fun treasures you pick up! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Patti!
      Deb

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  7. What great flea market finds! I've been to a few this month, but came home with mostly just inspiration. I have a list of sewing and embroidery projects, but playing outside with the kids seems to be taking up most of my time lately. It's a nice trade-off. I know soon enough they'll be big and I'll be left with plenty of time for my projects.

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    1. Bethany, I couldn't agree more. The time spent with my kids when they were young was the best! Even though I have more time now for my own projects, I miss those days very much. Enjoy your summer :)
      Deb

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