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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 :)





Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Dining Room Reveal

This is our former bedroom that we converted into our dining room... I painted this color on the walls and the border about 15 yrs ago. I still liked the color, just ready for a change...
Her is the new softer color...
The sunlight was flooding in, so I had to tone down the picture a bit...
My vintage Early American maple hutch...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Movie Star Monday

Good Evening All,
I just couldn't let September 2010 end without acknowledging the 40th anniversary of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The first episosde aired in Sept. 1970. I had start my freshman year in high school that fall ( yes, that makes me 54 this year, lol) and what an impression this show had on me! I think seeing Mary in an office environment made me want to work in an office setting, which I still do, today. I loved everything about Mary. Her great apartment, her clothes, her style, her class. Great show, that I still watch today :)
The girls. Rhoda, Phyliss and Mary
Mary at her desk, in the office with Murray. She always had a flower on her desk :)

That great apartment!



And of course, the iconic scene at the beginning of the show. My Mom knitted me a hat like Mary's in 1970 :)
Happy 40th Mary!!!
Reposting for Sunday Favorites


Friday, March 25, 2011

Beautiful Weather!

Hi All,
It was such a beautiful day, here in Illinois. The bottom drops out on Thursday, but boy, did I really enjoy today! I know, I moved the tea cart, AGAIN...
I have the geraniums ready for summer!

Some poppies to greet you at the front door...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Will Miss You, Elizabeth...

I think we are all saddened by the death of Elizabeth. We loved watching her on the screen and hearing about her private life. More than that she was a caring, compassionate woman who stood by her beliefs and causes. I am so glad that her children could all be around her, at the time of her passing. This is one of my favorite photos of Elizabeth, sans makeup... What a perfect beauty she was.
The first love of her life, Mike Todd and their baby Liza...

And the second, Richard Burton in a scene from "The Sandpiper", my favorite Taylor film.
We have lost our last great movie star. RIP, beautiful Elizabeth.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friendship Dinner

Hi All,
The Tennis Girls were together again for our monthly Friendship Dinner. Yippee! Sheila was the hostess. Take a peek at her charming cottage...
How many Tennis Girls can you get into a kitchen??? lol

Only part of the this wonderful "Irish" meal. Here is the carrot salad and Irish potato soup.


After dinner we had a rousing game of dominos. So fun! Sheila, our hostess is in the center sitting, with the dark top on.
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Are You Making Your To Do List???

Happy Weekend All,
Are you making your "to do" list like Mary??? :)
As you know, I just can't get enough of Mary and her great apartment, clothes, etc. I am am always on the lookout for new photos of that great pad of hers, so here's a new one I came across. That sunken living room was so "cool" and those bookshelves were "fab"! Ok, I done with my 60's talk :)
Hope you all are having a great Saturday!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Around the Cape

Hi All,
Showing a few spots around the Cape house... Looking up the stairway...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Monday

Hi All,
Just popping to to say, "hi." I have been a busy bee with this and that. Off today to a dermatologist for my Dad's skin on his head. His burn wounds have completely healed, thank the Lord. This all started a year ago, when another "dermatologist" burned off some skin. There was no cancer, she just burned the places off. The last wound care specialist we are seeing healed them We LOVE him!
He is experiencing some dermatitis, so to be safe we will see this specialist today.
I promise I will be back soon with some fun posts!
Best,
Robin

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's A Cloche Party!

Hi All,
Marty is hosting a Cloche Party! This one is for Spring!!! We all look have been looking forward to this party! I made a vignette on my dining table, with a cloche as my centerpiece...
Just a simple red silk geranium...

A love dinner bells!



And a coffee grinder. A gift from my daughter...
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Please head over there and check out all the great cloches!


A Little Preview

Hi All,
I am posting a little preview of the new dining room paint. The new color is the lighter one. I am slowing working my way around the room. Now the bunnies have found their way into the dining room!
The mantel is now sporting the picture I use for the summer months and some morning glories.
Have a great week!
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's in the 50's!!!

Hi All,
It was in the 50's today and sunny. What a welcome sight! I have started to paint in the dining room. This is the old color and border.
When it is all done, of course I will post pictures. I like the color, but I think it is time for a change. This color has been on the walls for over 15 years.
Just a few silk geraniums to remind you that summer is around the corner!
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday

Hi All,
I had such a nice day off. I played Tuesday tennis, then lunch with the tennis girls. I visited a good friend's Mother, in the hospital, then home. My carpenter was here doing some of this and that in the Cape house. When something needs replaced, I always try to have it recreated the same as the original work, in the house. My carpenters are the best! I am sharing a few snippets around the house. Vignette above my sink...
I love my vintage sifter...

A little basket of dishtowels...
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