Tuesday, April 15, 2014

They Nailed It


ABC WEDNESDAY - LETTER N

We have lived in our neighborhood for 35 years and this telephone pole has been here the entire time.  When I drove by this pole I noticed ALL of the nails that have been used over the years to advertise yard sales.  Thought is was a really unique photo.






Wonder how many there are??


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Ann

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Cloches


My little lambs have come out for Spring, Palm Sunday being this weekend.







Added my brown Transferware cups with some brown ruffia and pink and orange egg.

Excited for Easter weekend with family all coming together.

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Ann

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Main thing

We have arrived at the letter M for ABC WEDNESDAY and my entry is "THE MAIN THING".

A famous quote from Stephen Covey.


Do you struggle with keeping what is most important in your life your main focus?  I think all of us suffer somewhat with this.

And I don't think we only have one main thing either.  Our pastor has preached over the past 30 years with this emphasis.

"THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE"

In this order:

1.  God
2.  Spouse
3.  Children/grandchildren
4.  Local church
5.  Your work/retirement

I really try to live by this and make my life mean something, not go by everyday without a purpose. I have invested many hours attending to all of these principles.

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Ann

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring Wreath

This week I made a new spring wreath for our front door. I have several burlap wreaths I have made and sometimes just redecorate for each season.

I purchased a little birdhouse for $3.00 at Dollar General and some spring sprigs and added a few stems I had already.




There are small tips of PINKS here and there.



MAY LIFE GIVE YOU THE HAPPINESS YOU GIVE OTHERS--my message to you from my little birdhouse.



Ann
BLUE MONDAY

PINK SATURDAY



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Loving Cup

Today I'm sharing a Loving Cup that I purchased a few weeks ago on a bidding site on the internet.  It was badly tarnished and I secured it for $20.00

Loving Cup is a large ornamental wine vessel usually made of silver and having two handles.  Sometimes they are a large vessel given as an award for a special event.

The original meaning comes from a ceremonial drinking vessel from 1812.
At weddings people would share it and it symbolized friendship and unity.

Here is the picture of the cup when I first recieved it in the mail.


After a considerable amount of elbow grease and a container of tarnish remover, it now looks really nice.




I have seen them used several ways in decorating, using them in your studio with art brushes, in the kitchen for wooden spoons or several grouped in a beautiful display.


I added some silk hydrangeas for now but I'm sure I will end up moving it many spots in my house.




The inscription says "FAREWELL SALLY LYNDE McCORMICK, WIVES
                                                               3-68 to 11-69"
I'm not sure if it is 1968 or 1868!!


Have no earthy idea what that could be, any ideas?


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 Ann











Saturday, March 29, 2014

5K Run

SUNDAY UPDATE - OUR CHURCH RAISED $20,000 ON SATURDAY

Our church had a 5K run today to support the fight against Human Trafficking. Kansas City is in the top 10 cities in the United States which has a large problem with children and women being kidnapped and enticed into this life.


The last number I heard was 300 running but lots of people donating $ to the cause.

We had runners, joggers and walkers.


The starting group--runners in the front!!
There is spots of PINK to pick out.



My daughter and I.



Our Pastor giving a wave.


Three of my close friends who were workers.

Daughter finishing her run.


Lots of well wishers.


Here I am finishing my walk with a good friend Kristie.

Hopefully we raised a large sum of money for these precious victims who need everyone to be aware of the plight that they are facing.


Linking with PINK SATURDAY and BLUE MONDAY



Ann















Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kinsmen

Celebrating my KINSMEN this week on ABC WEDNESDAY for the letter K.

A Kinsmen is the dictionary is defined as blood relative, mainly male.  A Kinsman may also be someone who shares the same nationality or ethnic group.

Here are a few pictures I have of some of my Kinsmen.

Husbands  Maternal Great Grandfather Northrup in Civil War




Husbands Maternal Great Uncle William---LOVE the fur coat.



Husbands  Maternal Grandfather Jerome


My Paternal Grandfather and Grandmother
William and Edie


My Paternal Great Grandfather Adam at the head of the table-also fought in the Civil War.



My Dad during WWII

It so great to know where you came from and what your heritage is!!!!!!

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Ann
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