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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Finishing Touch

I have this bad bad habit of starting a project and then moving on to a new one before finishing up the first one......  I knew I wanted some artwork over my bed and a nice neutral chair next to it but had trouble finding what I saw in my mind's eye so it's gone undone.  Well, low and behold, Johnny and I were in Lowe's of all places and found the perfect pictures to hang over the bed.  We wanted something  light and upbeat to counter all of the antiques I've acquired.  Whatcha think???

It's amazing what a little artwork can do to warm up a room, isn't it?  Here's another shot.....

I'd seen the chair at World Market and decided to wait until it was marked down to purchase it.  And on the way home from Savannah I got an e-mail saying that all chairs were 30% off so I called the store and asked them to hold me one.  I had a 15% off coupon for my birthday month so when I went in I asked if they could apply that discount as well and guess what??  They were happy to do so.  So a bit of patience got me that chair for half the price!  I LOVE a bargain, can you tell??  Here's a shot of the chair......

I'm so happy with the lighter brighter look of my room!!!!  Thanks for visiting!


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Break in Savannah

Fall Break rolled around again and Johnny and I headed out on a quick trip to Savannah to celebrate my wonderful news.  Savannah is a BEAUTIFUL city and we had a great time.  The weather was absolutely perfect, a bit cool in the mornings and warm in the afternoons.  We stayed at a lovely B & B called the Dresser Palmer House.  This is a view from the front porch where we relaxed with our coffee.

The garden out back was so pretty.  I can only imagine how gorgeous that wisteria vine is when in full bloom in the spring!  There were strands of white lights interwoven all along the balcony railings.

Beauty was everywhere.  Look at the gold dome on this stately building.  There are art galleries and antique shops everywhere and we walked and shopped and walked some more in an attempt to walk off all the scrumptious food we ate.  Unfortunately, I brought two lbs home as an unexpected souvenir. :((

Where else in the world can you ride in a passenger car pulled behind a genuine steam powered locomotive?

Here it is on the turn around.  That's a platform that rotated to enable the locomotives to head out down the rails.  We rode right up front where we could experience the smell of the coal burning and hear the hiss of the steam.

All that walking helped us work up quite an appetite.  The Lady and Sons Restaurant was SOOOO good!  We were hoping to get a glimpse of Paula, but she was in New York.  :((

Our waiter was nice enough to take our picture.  We were STUFFED, can I tell you?

We visited Colonial Cemetery where the Union soldiers kicked over grave markers and defaced them by changing the dates to make it look like people lived hundreds of years or died before they were born.  These markers are mounted on the wall because no one knows where the actual graves are.

Bonaventure Cemetery has many beautiful statues carved to replicate the likeness of the deceased.  This sweet girl died of pneumonia at age 6, leaving her daddy so grief stricken that he was unable to speak.

We visited St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, an amazingly gorgeous church.  As difficult as life was back in the 1800's, somehow there was always time to build beautiful places of worship.

We drove out to the ruins of Wormsloe Plantation and watched these guys hard at work creating links for an iron chain.

On our last night in town, we dined at The Olde Pink House.  What a meal that was!  Yum!

It was a fantastic trip from start to finish.  Now it's time to DIET!!!!!