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 29, 2012

Movie Star Monday on Tuesday!

I turned on TCM today and there was Barbara Stanwyck starring in "BabyFace." 1933.  She was not the most beautiful star out there, but boy could this girl act....  She was born in 1907 and passed in 1990.

 She was so spunky in all her roles...
 She was married to heartthrob, Robert Taylor at the height of her career, for 12 yrs.  They made a very handsome couple and lived on a ranch in the San Fernando valley, very much like Gable and Lombard...
 I think I would like a golf game with this group.  I could be Mr. Gable's partner! lol
 Mr. and Mrs. Taylor...
 Here she is on the 1960's when she starred in the tv series, "The Big Valley."
I believe her last tv role was in "Dynasty" in the 80's.  My favorite role of hers is "Double Indemnity" from the 40's, with Fred MacMurray.  She is wonderful in it!

Hope you are all having a good week!

Mod Mix Monday
Bunny Hop
Wow Us Wednesday
Cowgirl Up

Friday, May 25, 2012

Golf Time!

Hi All,  I started the long weekend off with my good tennis girlfriend.  Yes, tennis is our game, but we haven't been able to get on the golf course for two years.   Just no time.  This year we are determined to take some time for ourselves and have fun on the course!
 We started off on the driving range for about 45 minutes, just to practice swinging.  We will actually PLAY next time.
We had a great straweberry salad and bloody mary on the patio, after all that hard work!  lol

Have a safe Memorial Weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Our Home

Good Morning All,  I promised some pics of the front of the renovation.  Here they are!  Looking from the corner.
A longer shot...

 The old flower bed is on the left and I planted a new one to the right.  This is where the old driveway used to be...
 Front view.  The two birch trees will be trimed, then you will be able to see the original house better...
 Another look at the new flower bed along the fence...
 My bed in front of the picket fence, along the sidewalk fronting the house...
Hoping you all have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!

Linking to...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Suggestions, please...

HI!
I need a little imput on some color choices.  I know how all of you are soooooo good with color, so I am asking for some help.  Some you know that I am going to pick up my beloved 1965 Frigidaire Flair on May 31st!  This is the actual stove I am getting.  Just like Samantha's in Bewitched.  I am soooooo inlove with this stove/range!   Blogger is driving me crazy.  Still getting used to how to move around pics., etc.  Ugh. 
I am trying to decide what color to paint the wall where the stove will set.  I have a fire engine red there now. It has been colonial blue in the past.  I have not retouched the pics and they are from my iphone, as I left my camera at our camper.  I have a pic of the wallpaper above and also, a shot of the yellow walls in the dining room and the the room beyond is a deep mint green.

My carpenter, Stan was here today and removed the microwave off the wall. I am tempted to paint the walls the apple green that I have on the cabinetry.  I could leave it red or change the color of the red?  Give me some ideas and your thoughts are appreciated!
Thanks!!!
Linking with...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Movie Star Monday

Hi All,
Monday rolls around pretty fast, so here is another Movie Star Monday post!
 The Great Garbo.  Look at that costume!
 Miss Scarlett, Vivien Leigh on the set of "Gone With The Wind."
 Joan Crawford.  Such a beauty in her youth...
Speaking of beauty, lol  Here is my guy, Paul.  Miss him :(

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stars At Play

Good Morning All,
I am going to start a new series called, "Stars At Play."  I will do these posts every once in awhile, when I can.  Since you know how I LOVE tennis, thought I would share some tennis photos!
 Nothing to do with tennis, but I love the home of Gable and Lombard.  So pretty!
 Speaking of Carole, here she is playing her favorite sport...
 Joan Crawford and Claudette Colbert.  Not sure if they are playing tennis, but something interesting has caught their eye...
 Joan again with her then husband, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr...
 Ginger Rogers...
Jean Harlow.  I love the dress!

Hope you are having a great week!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Landscapers Are Finished!

Hi All,  the weather was so beautiful today, here in Illinois!  I went out late this afternoon and snapped some backyard pics.  The landscapers were here yesterday and are finished with mulching and stonework.  They did a great job!
 Looking out the door from the den to the patio area...
 They laid big flagstone stepping stones to get from the patio to the backyard...
 There were old yucca plants here.  I had them removed, so this spot is a work in progress...
 Along the back of the den, knockout roses...
 Looking toward the patio from the backyard...
This shows the new addition from the rear...
Another shot from the den...

Monday, May 7, 2012

Movie Star Monday

Hi All,  Seems I am having a hard time getting a post up, so I went through some of my pictures and put together some of my favorite shots of the stars that I love.  Just a hodgepodge.  Enjoy!
 Wonderful Mary.  Love watching the old show on DVD...
 My gal, Carole Lombard and Cary Grant in a film called, In Name Only.  I love the set they used for the house!
Beautiful Joan Crawford.  Movie Star!
 I think I have mentioned before that I used to send cards to Jimmy Stewart.  He would always send back a sweet thank you note.  Loved him!
 Another favorite show of the 70's.  McMillan and Wife, with Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James.  They were so cute together!
 Louise Brooks, something about this girl's face is so interesting...
My gal Carole again and her guy, Mr. Gable.  Were't they wonderful!

Hope you all have a great week!

Linking with...
Mod Mix Monday
Sunday Showcase

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Let's Walk...

Hi All,
I took a walk around the backyard after our big rain and snapped some pictures.  We are in the middle of getting the landscaping finished around the den/garage addition.  As soon as we are finished, I will share with you.
 Some of my old fashioned climbers and my school bell...
 The wildflowers are blooming!
 Yellow roses and tennis froggie...
 More climbers and some herbs...
 More herbs in a wicker planter...
 Gerber daisies...
 Solar fountain and yellow tea roses...
Pot of chives on the patio...


Hope you are all having a good week!

Linking with...