Saturday, August 18, 2007

Let's Go Antiquing!

As promised, here are some pictures of my trip antiquing.

This is a huge home turned into an Antique shop. Although some things were not antique it was still fun to look at and remember. I kept all the pictures clickable so you could get a closer look at the items.

These aprons look huge, don't they?

This room was an assortment of all types of things. *sigh* I wished I would have gotten a pic of the children's toys that were in the corner. Notice the window to the right. I am assuming those large wire looking sock shapes are sock dryers, maybe? Hmmmm....if anyone knows for sure please feel free to let me know.

Most of the rooms were set up as if someone had just left them, such as this one.

I thought these mother/daughter photos were lovely.

My next venture was on to but what else? These little darlings.

This was my favorite, but I would not pay the asking price and continued to look. this was getting difficult for me because we were upstairs and the floor was creaky. Ever so often when I would step on board that creaked loudly, my stomach would turn. I hate that feeling. I was hoping not to fall through the floor. Thank the good Lord He didn't let me!

This is the one I finally chose. Very pretty, don't you think? It was the least expensive of all.

This room had clothing much like that of today, I thought. I didn't take a pic of the basket of patterns. Some of those were very interesting. Afterthoughts, huh?

This is one of those retro-rooms. Check out the canisters and dessert dishes. These kind of remind me of Brady Bunch days.

This is the only place I went on this particular day. I hope to visit some others in the near future. I have a few items on my mind that I want to search for. I will try to remember to take my camera.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I also purchased a picture from one of the rooms. Can you guess which one?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

How Sweet!

I want you to look! Precious Melanie at Our Happy Happenings has awarded me the Nice Award. Isn't she sweet!?! She is definitely deserving of this. I enjoy her daily "happenings" as she adores her husband and her precious baby girl. If you haven't visited her already, stop by her place sometime!

This is what The Nice Matters Award is given for, "This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you've been awarded please pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award."

These awards always present a dilemma for me and that is HOW to choose just the required number to pass it on to. ALL of my blogging friends are nice. *sigh* But in the process of keeping the rules here are my 7:

I will start alphabetically with Anita at Ask A Lutheran Definitely nice. Although she is from the northern part of the country, she is full of southern hospitality!
Sharon, from Days Of Gladness is from the opposite end of the country and another nice one. She is very active in her women's ministry and able to keep up with her home.
Marilee, Joy In Frog is not only nice, she is a great encourager. She is taking some family time right now and is missed. I have known and loved her since FaithPrint days.
Angel Mama from Pearls Of Wisdom is always eager to lend a helping hand. She hasn't been around lately which is unlike her. Please join me in prayer for her.
Lisa from Sound Proof Room is another nice one. She has been very busy over the summer, but pops in and out to check on everyone. We've *known* each other since Faithprint days, as well.
Iris from Sting My Heart is another most deserving. She gives of her time to encourage us ladies all over the blogosphere.
If you're not a regular reader of her blog, I suggest you go on over and check her out. I think you will agree with me.
Last and definitely not least is Sara from Toward The Mark She is such a sweet, sweet young lady with 2 precious babies and another Faithprints alumni. She knows how to present post that make you put on your thinking cap.

So, there you have it. The 7 I had to choose, but I think the remainder have already been chosen by someone else. Like I said before, ALL of my friends are nice!

Monday, August 13, 2007

This And That

Wow! I can't believe it's been over a week since I had anything significant to say. As hot as it has been around here you would think I would have stayed inside and written a novel. I have visited over at a few blogs and commented now and then. Forgive me if I haven't been to yours and left a comment. I have tried to do what time will allow so please don't take it personal. : )

I have been feeling a little sad lately thinking of the summer days that have passed so quickly. I think being a mother causes me to pause more often and wonder if I have met my children's expectations of summer events. I want our memories that we have made together to be special ones. We have spent more time together and that is a good thing.

My wonderful husband had a birthday yesterday. We celebrated after church with our pastor, his wife, and a few friends. We went to a popular Italian restaurant for our main meal and then had a lovely cake. It was nice. I know your aren't going to believe this, but I didn't take pictures! I guess I was too caught up with everything else to think about it. I am thankful for another birthday shared with my mate.

I wanted to share this pics of these watermelons. I am hoping you can actually see how huge they are. I took this at a produce stand on my way back from the beach. I wanted to put the average size one beside these for comparison, but I don't think the owner would have thought it was as great an idea as I. *smile*

I had a few other things I wanted to ramble on about, but changed my mind. I hope to post something more awe inspiring later. *smile* Much love to all!