DECORATING TENNIS GIRL



I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!!! COME ON IN AND VISIT FOR A BIT...

I am so glad you stopped by to visit. I read every one of your sweet comments. Come back and visit soon!

Many of you have left so many nice comments about the picture of my home in the header. I hope you enjoy seeing photos of the Cape house, as much as I do living here :)





Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Staircase

Hi All,
Hope you all have a good week ahead! Today I am posting my staircase and dining nook. Simple lighted garland and some mitten haning from it...

A closer look at the little mittens...
One of my favorite holiday prints....
Have a wonderful week. I am linking to...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner

Hi All,
Yesterday was our big feast at my sister-n-laws, so today I cooked for my family :) On the menu was turkey, baked corn casserole, candied yams, apple salad, rolls, pumpkin pie and Granny's chocolate sheet cake. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My family.... Mom, Dad, me, Dan, Jake and Taylor. My Dad's head is healing up nicely. He still has the small bandage on the top, but we think only one more trip to the doctor and we will be on our own. Yay!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my dear blogging friends... I am so thankful to have found all of you!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Vintage Things

Hi All,
I have shown you my hand built shelf above my microwave before. It is now dressed up for Christmas. There are several vintage things displayed on the shelf. The coffee grinder, a birthday gift from my daughter, my spice cabinet, which I bought in the early 80's and sitting on top of it is my Grandpa's harmonica. He called it the French Harp. He would play the french harp and he taught me to chord along on the piano. I loved those times on their farm :)


I have added my gingerbread bakers and a tree. A closer look...
Happy Thanksgiving!
I am linking with Vintage Thingie Thursday

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Vignette

Hi All,
Hope you are all having a good week! I ususally hang the stockings over the fireplace, but I thought I would change it up alittle this year and hang them from one of my shelves in the living room. I think they look cute here. Above is my son's senior picture and a photo of my son with my Uncle and our family friend, who's parents built our beloved Cape house. :) They are golfing in Arizona, where my Uncle lives.
Happy Thanksgiving!

I am linking up with.... Tabletop Tuesday
Rednesday

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas At The Hotel

Hi All,
Last night our Garden Club had their Christmas dinner at our area Hilton Garden Inn. I wanted to share the beautiful decorations. This hotel has a full restaurant and it is attached to a convention center. Hope you enjoy the beautiful decorations in the hotel. Entrance into the convention center... This is what you see after entering into the hotel...

The fireplace in the lobby...


One of large trees in the lobby...



A centerpiece in the restaurant...







One of the giant candy ornaments on a tree...



Closeup of the main centerpiece in the lobby...
I am linking with...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday Meeting

Good Evening Everyone,
Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday evening. One of the things we enjoy is our late Sunday afternoons from 4-6 p.m., and time with our good friends, Jim and Cindy. Jim was in Dan's class and Cindy and I were in the same class, in high school. We all grew up in this small community together. We get together sometimes at our local winery or each other's homes. This afternoon we had them over here, at the Cape house. The snacks are simple, cheese and crackers, homemade quacamole, chips, olives, nuts and wine.
We always have a great time and look forward to our next get together :)
Hope you all have a great week!
I am linking to:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday!!!

Hi All,
Tonight I am joining up with Suzanne over at Coloradolady and Vintage Thingie Thursday. This is one of my favorite parties. Please go check out all the neat vintage items! Also, I am linking up with Cindy over at My Romantic Home and Show and Tell Friday and Miss Mustard Seed and Furniture Feature Friday! This is a little sideboard that I bought at one of the local antique stores for the B&B, several years ago. I loved it so much I had to bring it over to the Cape house. Here is sits in the breakfast nook. My vintage tole lamp, picture of the tennis girls and a holiday platter all sit on top. Below are some of my cookbooks and serving baskets. The picture above are of my babies(many years ago) :)

Hope you all have a great evening!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Good Evening All,
I don't do too many projects around the house, such as refinishing furniture, etc., but I do move things around, ALOT! I wanted to join over at my friend Kim's Before and After party at Savvy Southern Style, so I am posting a before and after vignette.
The vignette this summer on top of the TV cabinet...
And now for the holiday season...
Hope you all have a great evening!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday!

Hi All,
I am linking up with Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life and Tabletop Tuesday. You all know by now that I decorate way early for Christmas. I love to enjoy my decorations for as long as I can. :) Here is the shelf above the stove that I decorate for every season.

A view of my roll-a-round island where I added a lighted tree. Please stop by Marty's and check out all the wonderful tabletops!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Seasonal Sundays

Hi All,
I have been getting out my winter/Christmas things this weekend. I always like to have everything decorated by Thanksgiving. I love to enjoy my holiday decorations for as long as I can :) Today I am linking up with The Tablescaper and Seasonal Sundays and Cielo over at House in the Roses and Show Off Your Cottage Monday. Vignette over my TV

Valarie Parr Hill wreath

Granny and her boys. My Dad is standing next to her. I love this picture of them :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tennis Girl Party!

Good Morning All,
I am soooooooooo glad to be reunited with all of you and my COMPUTER! It has been getting debugged for the last two days. I love my Iphone and I have been keeping track of you all, but it is just not the same as the good ole laptop :) Our monthly Tennis Girl dinner was last night. As always there is lots of laughs, good food and girlfriends. Our hostess was Sheila(back row on the right) last night and her meal was like going to an elegant restaurant. She should do this for a living. Wonderful appetizers, apple stuffed pork loin, creamed spinach, augratin potatoes and dessert was a maple torte with cranberry compote. Pumpkin pie punch was our cocktail. She had a pick with pineapple and candied pecans floating on top! Oh my, it was yummy! I am still stuffed this morning.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Fireplace and a Mantletop

Hi All,
The mornings and evenings are now getting quite chilly in Illinois. Brrrrrrrrrr I love it that I can now use my fireplace in the old Cape house. There is nothing like sitting by a fire in your favorite chair :)
Happy Halloween to all!

I am linking up with the following:
The Tablescaper and Seasonal Sundays
House in the Roses and Show Off Your Cottage Mondays
Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life and Tabletop Tues

Movie Star Monday

Just posting a few pictures of my favorite olden actress, Greta Garbo (1905-1990) A beautiful color painting of her...
From "Queen Christina" Great hat!


One of her silents, "The Single Standard"

Greta, after retirement. Probably taken in the late 40's. She looks like she could step in to today's world. She always had a very modern look about her.