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 :)





Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Friendship Dinner

Last night it was my month to have our Friendship Dinner. These are so much fun and we all look forward to them every month! The table is set...



A closer look...



It was too chilly for appetizers under the pergola, so we moved inside...





The Chicken Balsamico was cooking...




Fresh garlic bread ready for the oven. I also served a spinach salad, three cheese stuffed shells and a dark chocolate brownie with ice cream for dessert.



Another look at the table with the candles lit..








Oops, sorry repeated this pic...



We took the picture on the patio...






We always play a game after dinner and dessert. We have so much fun!


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Yard

Good Morning All,
I have been working in the yard, alot and things are beginning to bloom everywhere! I have alittle more mulching to do and then I can just do weed control for the rest of the summer. The climbers are so pretty...




Backyard...





I have geraniums in the old planter I bought a couple of months ago...





I love yellow roses...




More climbers. Do you see my tennis froggie???





More roses...



And while I a busy in the yard laboring away, here is what Sir Theodore is doing... :)


Hope you all have a great week ahead...


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(There is one tabletop here :)



















Friday, May 20, 2011

Garden Club

Yesterday was such a fun day! The Garden Club girls greenhouse hopped and then had lunch. My good friend, Brenda...(and tennis girl, too!)



Some of the tennis/garden girls...






The plants were huge and lush!








So pretty...





These were awesome...




Our lunch place. Great food!






The whole group!


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Good Morning

Good Morning,
The rain has stopped, it is May 16 and we woke up to 36 degrees! A warmup is expected this weekend, tho. Yay! The ever changing mantel...





And teacart...





I love my onion pattern china...




The dining table...


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Monday, May 9, 2011

Lookin' Out My Backdoor

What a beautiful day we are to have, today... I will just let you browse from my view out of the back door...



Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Good Morning,
A very Happy Mother's Day to all of you! Here is my pretty Mom, probably around 1950.

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like "Summer"

Hi All,
Everything is greening up nicely. Not much blooming yet, but soon! My new sunny yellow umbrella came yesterday. It as solar lights underneath!





The potting bench...











The lily patch is flourishing...The Pergola...






One of my plant stands...







My house...





Window box under the kitchen window...










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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cocoa and Theodore

Hi All,
Here are a few pictures of my poochies. We are going over to Debbie's at DebbieDoos and join in her pet party. Our Theodore. He came to us as a stray and decided to stay 3 yrs ago... A true Beagle. Sometimes he is called "Beags."
Beautiful Cocoa. He is 7 yrs old and been with us 5 years. I found him at the shelter.


Part chocolate lab and part spaniel, as close as we can tell. What a sweet natured baby :)


And yes, the pesky little brother, again. He is our little baby and pesky brother to Cocoa :)


Please go over to Debbie and check out all the sweet babies!







Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tennis Girl Friendship Dinner

Hi All,
Still raining in Illinois. Tomorrow we are suppose to have some sunshine, yay! We had one of our Friendship dinners last Friday night. Our hostess was Peggy. She has a lovely home and she is a wonderful cook. Appetizers on top of the tennis coffee table. She changes the things under the glass with the seasons or events. So cute.





Her tower of homemade cupcakes.






The Tennis Girls. Our hostess, Peggy is standing next to me. The Tennis Girls are always so happy to be together! My dinner is up next at the end of May. I am thinking Italian food. Yum!



Hope you are all having a great week beginning to the week!



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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Around The House

Hi All,
We finally had some sunshine today, so I relished every minute of it! I moved this little basket of daisies over to the bistro table...



Vignette on the dining room armoire...




My new, olden milk crate. I found it on ebay...




Guess I loaded the pic twice. Well, I love it so much it deserves two pics!



Vignette atop the Hoosier cabinet...



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