Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday - Beauty Shop Vintage

Today was my regular appt for haircut and I had seen these items in the shop before but never thought of blogging about them.

A while back my hair stylist found a vintage hair-curler from probably the 1920's.  She HAD to have it.

Can you imagine having this contraption attached to your locks??? What if there was a power surge!!!

Also on her wall hung this photo of a hairdresser in that era.

Sorry about the glare of the windows. Loved picking out the items in the picture-telephone-hat on hat rack, I can't tell what she's using in her hair.

Thought you might get a kick out this bygone method.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Red Wednesday - Country theme bridal shower

Last week my Sister Lori, her sister-in-law and I gave a bridal shower for Lori's son our nephew and his fiancee.  He is a cowboy at heart and loves country music.

We decided to go with country red, here are pictures from the shower.

Centerpieces for the tables.  Kansas wheat in mason jars of sand.  Also mason jars of peanuts and sunflower seeds for snacking and a jar with a candle.  Along side the jars was a horseshoe.

We sat up a "photo area" for all the individaul couples or familes to have their picture taken to go in the ablum for the couple.

We had gingham bags filled with the couple's favorite candy for a party favor.
Front porch
We also hung mason jars from the tree--was pretty when the sun went down.

Front door as the couple entered.

The happy couple - notice his cowboy shirt.

I added a bit of red to my fall wreath I featured last Thursday.  I added vintage children's blocks spelling FALL.  Notice 3 of them are red.
Hoping your Rednesday is a great mid-week day!!!!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Pink Saturday

As I was attending a luncheon this summer I was doing a little window shopping in their gift area.  I ran across this book. 


Or maybe just stop and smell the roses like my hubby and daughter did on vacation this summer.

Or maybe stop and just hold a kitty like my granddaughters.

Just realize how great it is to be able to share all of your pinks with all  of us pinkie sisters.

Have a great day.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday - Four Sack Bow

Joining Suzanne today with Vintage Thingie Thursday.  Keeping our spirits high for Sara and her family. Suzanne thank you for sharing her touching story with all of us.

Just finished making a new fall wreath and added a touch of vintage.  I used strips of leftover fabric from a vintage flour sack. (I usually don't throw any fabric away).

Hope you are enjoying cool fall weather where you are. It's officially Autumn tomorrow and it's 53degrees at the present time. I'm lovin it.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rednesday - Hat making endeavor

After attending the Red Hat Convention and looking at all the hat booths, I said "I can make those". Ladies were paying hundreds for some of them, these are my first two endeavors:

Red vintage style with purple flower.Lace covered purple felt.

Have an inspired Red Rednesday.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday - New Deck
Been waiting for a few months to post our new deck.  The white trim was completed today.

We will be adding a brick patio at the bottom with a fountain and flowers along the back of the home.
Our deck is composite and will only need power washing--no more staining and no splinters.

Autum should be nice sitting out here.  We will be having a fire pit too for yummy marshmellows.

Have a wonderful Outdoor Wed.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Blue Monday - J is for Joplin

Sally, glad you're feeling better. Hope you all enjoy a little uplifting today.

This Saturday we participated in our Kansas City Woodworks Guild Open House. Our bookcases for Joplin Elementary Schools was displayed.  This is the first of 49 bookcases we are building for the schools.  Hallmark Cards of KC is one of the contributors and some other anonymous givers of wood and hardware for this fantastic project.

My husband along with others will be building the remaining 49 in the next few weeks.

The bookcase is on casters and hinged to open up like a book.

This is a VERY REWARDING project, would love to see the little faces when they first see their new bookcases.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

HEROS - Special 9-11 Service at church

This weekend our church in all 4 services honored the hero's of 9-11, including our own military, firefighters, EMS, policeman- active and retired.

Our choir all dressed in white and a stage size American Flag adorned the stage. I"m standing right behind the guitarist.

Taps played by an active policeman.

All of the hero's lined the front of the auditorium.

My hubby (second from left-short blue shirt) is a veteran of the US Air Force and a retired Fireman/Paramedic of 33 years.

Our pastor made a point to remind us all that Jesus sacrificed most of all for us and he is our #1 HERO.

Hoping that your services today highlighted our heros on 9-11 and today.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Pink Saturday - Remembering 9-11

As I myself am reflecting on the events that occurred on 9-11-01, I ran across this picture of the reflecting pool in 2009. The pink roses are fitting for Pink Saturday.

Take some time out this weekend and pray for protection for our wonderful country and for the thousands of families who were affected by this tragedy.

There is controversy around the landmark 10th anniversary on Sunday. Many people are being left out and prayer has been elimated from the ceremony.  Keep all those involved in your prayers.

I visited  this blog for the 1st time  last  Pink Saturday and encourage you to stop by. The blog is  The photography is wonderful, I know you would enjoy your visit.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday - New (vintage) wagon

My next door neighbor was having a garage sale last weekend.  Ofcourse I went over to take a peek. This wagon had all kinds of blankets on top but I could not see a price tag on it.  I asked if it were for sale and she said "do you want it?", I asked how much it was and she said it dosen 't matter just take it. Well later found out there was a $10.00 price tag on it. I would have paid that for it for sure.

I have the sweetest neighbor--on both sides of my home.

This Radio Flyer wagon has the original paint and wheels. I love it.

It will look so good with fall mums and christmas decorations!!

Happy hunting!!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Blue Monday - What's Grillin?

I'ts Labor Day and it's such a popular grilling day. What are you all fixing?  My daugher is grilling pork chops and brats.  I'm making potato salad and baked beans.  The air is fabulous today, very cool (57degrees) and will only warm up to the 80's.

Here's a pic of my cooks a few months ago making cupcakes.

Hoping your Labor Day is GREAT.


Saturday, September 3, 2011


Thought I would show you all some of the beautiful PINKS at the Red Hat Convention.  Our pinkies are those girls under 50 who are in Red Hats.

Isn't this hat spectacular!!!!
This gown is so dreamy!

Marti Gras Parade
Pinkies at the Pajama Breakfast.
What a glorious time to be a Princess.

Have a great pinky week.

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