Wednesday, June 29, 2011

And Life Goes On.......

Last night I went to dinner with friends, after dinner we walked around town, had an ice cream and talked and talked. It was a much needed night. I am so lucky to have such amazing friends. Not bad scenery.                                                                                                                                         

My gardens are starting to bloom and look wonderful.
 and I found a new thrift shop, I am in T-R-O-U-B-L-E Such great things and very reasonable. This is to support a homeless shelter education programs such as parenting classes, drug rehab, how to handle finances etc. Such a great cause and the man running it said he is keeping the prices low so that things sell and he can keep putting new things out. He has the right attitude some of the thrift stores have gotten so pricey. This homeless shelter takes in the pets of the homeless also which I thought was amazing. I love pottery so I stocked up, I love love love the blue bowl, the vases are a much prettier color.
 I also got this pillow for 5.oo it is a handmade wool penny rug made into a pillow. It has a zipper on the bottom and wonderful fabric on the back.
 I have been busy making these, they are lavender bottles made from fresh picked lavender. I didn't have the right size ribbon but it will do. It is great for keeping your wool pest free. I also put them in between my sheets in the closet etc. If anyone wants to know how to make these let me know and I will post a tutorial.
 And Miss Baby is 6 months old today (this was a month ago) She is rolling over trying to crawl and trying so hard to sit up. Love you lots Miss Baby!
We are off camping for the 4th(jn a tent) fingers crossed it will not rain but if it does we are headed home.  My husband's whole family is going so it will be a lot of laughs and a lot of food. Have a wonderful holiday and stay safe. I also want to welcome a new follower I haven't had a new follower in a long time so welcome!


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Sounds like you had a great and much needed night with your friends!

Love the lavender ribbon and I'd love to make one out of my own lavender. PLEASE post the tutorial!

Have a wonderful 4th, it's supposed to be a beautiful weekend! Have a blast!

Okio B Designs said...

Your lavender bottle looks lovely. What a neat idea! Glad you are spending time with your family. How is your hubby????


The Summer Porch said...

Hello Cathy, It's still raining? Hope it stops in time for your long weekend getaway. Love your lavender wand the ribbon you chose has a pretty contrast. Miss baby is beautiful.
Hugs Rosemary...XX

Donna said...

Well, I don't know where youlive but the downtown waterview is spectacular!!
You new thrift store finds are right up my pottery!!
That Miss Baby is a beautiful child!! Smiling at her grandad is just too precious! Sweet moments, heh?

Kim said...

Good things happening for you is great news. Those lavender bundles are cute. We will all want a tutorial! Love Miss Baby's smile.

Stacy Crawford said...

Awesome pottery finds! Love your thrift shop finds and what a great purpose for the proceeds.

Connie said...

I haven't camped in a tent in years and years but when I did, I enjoyed it so much. I wish you a great weekend. :)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh no, you will be thrift-ting yourself into building a new room for all your fantastic finds. Looking forward to seeing more great stuff.

bunny said...

beautiful scenery...lovely! Sounds like you had a good time...and yes, true friends are hard to come by.
Miss B is precious...time flies. And I only camp where there is room

be fun,

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Oh, it's been years since I've made lavender bottles! They smell just heavenly.
I hope the weather cooperates for your camping trip.
Cute pic of hubby and Miss Baby!
Hugs :)

Julia said...

Hi Cathy, having dinner with friends and good chat is so good for the soul. Something that I should do more often.

I love the beautiful water scenery, so peaceful and your day-lilies are gorgeous. I only have one bloom on mine yet.

Great pottery pieces to add to your collection and the little wool pillow is so cute but cheap.

I love, love lavender sachet between my sheet and drawers.

The last picture is priceless. What a beauty she is and look at her looking at her grandpa. Priceless.

Have a great weekend and I hope that you get good weather. JB

yaya said...

As always, great finds! I love the pillow. Your lilies are very're lucky to live near that beautiful lake! Looking at the expressions of your sweet Grandbaby and your hubby just made me smile...too cute!

Rose H (UK) said...

Fabulous scenery, lovely bloom and great finds! The vases are such super shapes - so unusual. Miss Baby certainly looks happy :o)
Hope you have a great time at camp!
Best wishes to you both..

Rose H

Larkrise garden girl said...

Your sweet grandbaby is a doll. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Farm Girl said...

Have a wonderful time and I love that picture with your husband and your grand baby. So sweet.

Joanne said...

Great pics. Miss B is adorable!

AshTreeCottage said...

You all deserve a fun weekend! Have a wonderful time.

Lots of love and hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Donna said...

Just a note to say I'm thinnking of you and sending hugs that all is going well!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i went back and read your Boston post..i am so Happy to hear that prayers have been answered....

that's wonderful, my friend

happy to stop by today

kary and teddy

Dianne said...

Great pottery finds and I love the lavender bottles!