Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer's End

We all know as soon as we start seeing the school supplies hit the store shelves that our Summer vacation time is winding down. A few days back I was walking around the Antique Mall and noticed a few sprinkles of Summer I would like to share with you.



These bathing beauties were hangin' out in one of Carolyn's booths. I think these bathing suits were made with wool. Hmm, wool, sun, heat and water. I would like to take this moment to thank the inventor of Spandex.


Peggy and Elizabeth are a mother/daughter team that really know how to put a theme look together. They recently moved downstairs and I am always curious to see what fun they will come up with next.


Ironstone compliments every season. I am not sure why I haven't been collecting it over my almost 30 years of marriage. It goes with everything!



Eileen
is not new to the mall, but is downstairs now where she has much more room.
You gotta love the Harbor paint by number picture.

More ironstone with a great look in Colorado Nancy's booth.




My friend Jo Carol and her daughter Emily finally came to McKinney to tour around. Jo Carol kept asking me why I hadn't told her how wonderful downtown was.

(I only have been telling her for three years now...)

We had the best time. I hated to see them go.



Enjoy what is left of Summer!!



Make each day count.



Have fun and act old later.





Friday, July 23, 2010

Even More

I had to take a picture of this cute desk in the window at the store Patina Antiques & Home during my last visit to Colorado.
I thought it described my life right now to a tee.
Although, my drawers might be labeled Junk, more Junk and even more Junk.
One of the definitions of junk on Reference.com is:
"Discarded material, such as glass, rags, paper, or metal, some of which may be reused in some form
."
Hmm, I think that must be one of my callings!



Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lavender

One of my goals for the Summer was to find a place to pick lavender. So, near Shawnee, Oklahoma I found the Country Cottage Primitive Lavender Farm .
We decided to make a stop there on our way back from our buying trip in Kansas.

If you read my post about our Kansas trip, you will know there was barely enough room left for even a little bit of lavender. We were given instructions on which stems to pick , the proper way to cut them and walking among the plants protocol. This all was not exactly how I had my pictured my peaceful picking time in my mind.
Way too many rules!

We were told that a tornado had been through and damaged some of the structures and all of the extra rain had limited their crop. I thought it all was still really pretty anyway. My Dear Hubby lasted about 45 minutes longer out there picking than I did. It was HOT!

The Diva and I decided to hang out for awhile, but all and all it was a pleasant stop and the car had a great lavender scent all the way home...