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 :)





Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dreaming...

Good Morning All,
We are getting very close to beginning construction on our new den/sunroom addition and 2 car garage with studio apartment at the rear of the garage. This will be a great place for family to stay when they visit. I found the photo below, on the net. This is very much the "flavor" of the new room we will have, off the kitchen.


Can't wait to start!

Hope you are all having a good week.



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Monday, June 27, 2011

A Favorite Spot

Wanna share a cup of coffee with me, in one of my favorite spots??? Come on over :) My carpenters were over last week and spiffed up the deck and pergola for me. They tightened all the joints and boards...


I love reading my magazines out here...


They put up a new sun shade for me, a new ceiling and rubber roof, so I can sit out here with a gentle rain, and a new outdoor light/fan...



This is where I try to steal an afternoon nap, every once in awhile :)





Love my planter...




And my colorful baskets...





My little piece of heaven on earth. Hope you all have a great weekend.



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Kim at Savvy Southern Style and her Deck Party






































Monday, June 20, 2011

Walk Around the Yard

Good Morning. How about a stroll through the yard. I love watching the new blooms, as they come along throughout the summer. Enjoy

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Movie Star Monday - Summer Edition!

Hi All,
It is finally summer in Illinois!!! I used to do a little segment called "Movie Star Monday." I haven't done one for awhile, but today is so gorgeous, thought I would share a few pictures with you of movie stars doing the "summer thing." How about a little beach time on the Cape? Here is classy Jackie and her little John John. Did anyone ever make a shift dress and headscarf look so good???



Young marrieds, Joan Crawford and Doug Fairbanks, Jr. probably in Santa Monica, CA late twenties or early 1930's...





Again...





Beautiful Liz...





Doug Faribanks, Sr. and Mary Pickford for a little canoe ride in their pool at their home, "Pickfair." Ca. 1920's






Santa Monica ca. 1920's




How about a cozy beach house is Santa Monica??? Ca. 1920's. LOL




Had to leave you with Mr. Yum Yum, lol The King sunning himself in Hawaii, 1968...






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Friday, June 10, 2011

Tabletops

Hi All,
I have not shown you much of the bedrooms, but here are a couple of tabletops in the upstairs bedrooms. A vignette in the small bedroom, which used to be my son's room...


On the dresser sits an olden pic of me and my Granny and Grandpa's dog, on their farm...



Another, is a gift from my parent's for Dan's and my wedding in 2001...





In the master, one of my favorite tea pots...


On top of the chest of drawers. Me and my babies, a message in a bottle that Mr. Tennis sent me long ago, and a plate from my daughter...



A closer look at the plate...





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Monday, June 6, 2011

What's The Deal???

Yes, I am pulling my hair out! Some blogs I can comment on and others, it kicks me off and routes me back to google sign in??? Is this happening to anyone else??? Any solutions??? Please and thanks!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Anniversary!

Hi All,
Tomorrow Mr. Tennis and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. We went to St. Louis for a nice dinner and to watch the Cards/Cubs evening game. Here we are at dinner... Now for the BIG surprise he let me in on for our 1oth!!!


Yip, we are going on the Elvis cruise in January 2012!!!


Here is the ship... He has reserved us a balcony suite. Wow!




We will see the great Imperials, who sang with Elvis, among alot of other great entertainment.



I just put this in because he was sooooo pretty! I won't go on about how as a 15 yr old I saw Elvis for the first time in concert, live, but oh my, be still my heart.


Thanks, honey, for making our 10th so special!


Does Mr. Tennis love me or what???!!!




















Friday, June 3, 2011

Flowers!

Hope you all have had a good day! Just another little yard tour. Things are really blooming now! Clematis fell over onto the chair, so I left it...




The wisteria is amost done blooming...




Along the drive...




I know you have seen it before, but I LOVE my vintage planter...




Patio...





Marigolds in an old tub...




The weeping rose tree is ready to burst!





I love these pruple flowers. A transplant from a friend's garden :)




Inside the picket fence...





I love walking under the wisteria to enter my home...





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