My granddaughter Kathryn and I rode through my neighborhood after school Friday. We have several ponds closeby and we love to see what's going on at the ponds. This is the time of year to see families of geese and watch how the little ones grow into adults.
Stay with your papa, dears!
A gaggle of goslings
Curious little ones made their way out of the pond toward us.
Aren't they sweet?!
Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to leave a comment on this post and any post to come until May 30 and you will be entered in the Cottage Charm giveaway! Winner will be announced May 31. See below. **********************
SUZANNA'S is Raleigh's place for treasure hunters to find retro and vintage, a place for friends to meet and a place to kick back and have fun. Last evening was one of those times. The grand opening banner ribbon was up and the scissors were decorated for the 'ribbon'-cutting celebration. The treasures were in place to be found by the throng of people who came to find their heart's desires. We were treated to wine and hor d'oeuvres, the weather was gorgeous - it could not have been a better evening for the official grand opening of the new section of SuzAnna's!
The proud proprietoresses in their darling vintage aprons that could be bought right off them.
I passed up this silver teapot lamp...what was I thinking?! hmmm, wonder if it's still sitting in the cozy corner display? I may go back for it. It was a bargain!
The vintage hankies and aprons where hung with care
This lovely little victorian chair was finished with a beautiful pastoral upholstery.
The lovely owners of SuzAnna's - Anna and Suzanne ready to cut the 'ribbon'...........
...........and the opening is now official!
Some of the treasurer hunters and well-wishers. Among those enjoying the evening's events: Vicki (who secretly reads our blogs!:)... isn't she cute in that vintage hat?... VANESSA, myself and MARY. Check out Vanessa and Mary's blogs for more about our evening at Suzanna's.
This is part of Sam's Country Porch and Garden next to Suzanna's - beautiful flowers, plants, veggies, old tools, and old rustic furniture.
Yes! A wonderful time was had by all!
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Kim, at The Twice Remembered Cottage is hosting her Second Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway and we bloggers are invited to host our own Cottage Charm Giveaway.
Below is what I will be giving away on May 31. Leave a comment on this blog from now until May 30 to be entered. If you do not have a blog of your own, please leave an email address where I can let you know if you won!
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1. "nesting-it's a Chick Thing" book 2. Honey Almond Vegetable bath soap 3. A set of porcelain measuring spoons 4. Laundry Line scented room freshener 5. "Change your shoes..." refrigerator magnet 6. Mary Engelbreit scrapbook embellishments
We visited The Grace...there are three museums in the historic Grace Hotel -- The Art Museum, The History Museum and The Children's Museum. Built in 1909, The Grace is on the National Historic Register. It is a four-story, 55,000 square foot, missions-revival style building, representing the hopes of the western frontier. The Grace Museum's Mallouf Boot shop is a recreation of local bootmaker Albert J. Mallouf's 1940s Brownwood, Texas Boot Shop. The Grace History Museum featured rooms from the 20's, 30's, 40's. I was particularly drawn to the kitchens and especially to this kitchen table. It reminded me of my Granny who baked bread, roll, cakes and cookies every day.
This is GRACE NOTES...created by artist and musician Edward Weiss. This interactive sculpture is a life-size artwork of colors, shapes and sounds. It's brightly colored blocks and shapes are wooden touch pads designed for noise and hands-on play. We had plenty of fun here.
Abilene, Abilene Prettiest town I ever seen. Folks down there don't treat you mean In Abilene, my Abilene.
I sit alone most every night Watch them trains roll out of sight Wish that they were carryin' me To Abilene, my Abilene.
Crowded city, ain't nothin' free Nothin' in this town for me Wish to God that I could be In Abilene, my Abilene.
How I wish that train would come Take me back where I come from. Take me where I want to be In Abilene, my Abilene.
Rotgut whiskey numbs the brain If I stay here I'll go insane. Think I need a change of scene To Abilene, my Abilene.
Outside my window cold rain falls, Sit here starin' at the walls; If I was home, I'd be serene In Abilene, my Abilene.
Abilene is a 1963 song originally recorded by George Hamilton IV. Written by Bob Gibson and John D. Loudermilk.