Sunday, June 20, 2010

THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER

One of my favorite things to do in the Summer is to take a day trip to Memphis, Tennessee for estate sales (to be honest, it’s probably one of my favorite things any time of the year, but photos from the bridge do look prettier in the summer time). My bargain hunting heart starts pounding when we cross the bridge from Arkansas into Tennessee!

MEMPH MOS

 

memph signs mos

I also like to play with Photoscape any time of the year.

pencil mos

mud is mos

I am linking to Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper and Mosaic Monday at Little Red House.

smr sun mos mon

Tomorrow evening, I will be using the Random Generator to draw a winner of the “Ice Cream for 2 Giveaway”. A comment on this post (or any post this week) will give you an entry.

PRIZE MOS but3 If you haven’t been to see the link ups for Favorite Things Saturday, please scroll down to my previous post, and click on the links to see some wonderful favorites. You don’t want to miss these! Thank you so much for coming to see me today. laurie

22 comments:

Tennis Girl said...

Laurie,
We will be in Memphis on Aug 14th for Elvis week. I love Elvis and Memphis. Count me in for the giveaway!

Cherrie said...

I have never been to Memphis but someday I would love to go! Please put my name in the drawing those 2 paper hummingbirds are so cute!
Have a great day!
Cherrie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie,
I feel that way about Chattanooga! We go there and I love the bridge the water front, the aquarium, the parks. Just one of my favorite places ever!
I know I entered your drawing but just in case a mention here to make sure :)

Hugs,
Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it's been years since I was in Memphis. It is indeed a wonderful and fun place to be. Hope you have fun. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Laurie, what fun to see these photos. Sometime I'll tell you my memphis stories. I have a couple! LOL
I'm eager to see the goods. Hope you'll post then soon. Glad you had a good time.
Happy Father's Day to the cowboy! ~ Sarah

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

We have been through Memphis, but really have never visited it. Good estate sales, hmmmm.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Memphis sounds great, I've never been!

Donna

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos and I really like the way you did your mosaics. Stay cool.:D

The Tablescaper said...

My husband goes to Memphis on business and I keep saying, one of these days I've got to go. Now you make me want to go even more!

Thank you for joining in "Summer Sundays"!

- The Tablescaper

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie!! Love the south. Okay, listen...M I Crooked letter Crooked letter I Crooked letter Crooked letter I hump back hump back I! :)
Just had to say that! :)
Hope your weekend has been good.
be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
What beautiful pics!
I so love the Mississippi! We aren't far from it, (about 40 miles) and the river in our town flows into it. It's amazing to think how long this river really is!
Can't Wait to see your treasures and I hope I win your give-away!
Hugs, Cindy

KBeau said...

We will be in Memphis on July 3 to see Larry's mother and sister and then on to Little Rock. My family is getting together for the 4th. Love you Photoscaping.

Kathleen said...

So if I get to Memphis to visit my nephew and his wife who is a doc at St Jude's are you close by?
Remember, Christine absolutely does not need any more things!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Laurie, If I lived closer I would go with you! This sounds like so much fun.
And please enter me in your wonderul giveaway! This sounds so fantastic!!!!! I'm hoping to be a winner!
Yvonne

Terri said...

Hi Laurie,

Please enter me in your contest. What a treat your blog is.

Thanks,
terri1966@gmail.com

Kristi said...

What beautiful pictures!!! And I would love to go bargain hunting there as well, one of my FAVORITE things! :)
Kristi

Kimberly said...

Thanks Laura, I will have to pay more attention when posting.

Hope to see you sometime at Mia Monday!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Love the mosaics, Laurie.

It's about time for us to make a trip across the Mississippi. We want to take the ferry and with the Mississippi in flood quite a bit this spring, we couldn't get to the launch. Maybe when we get back from the lake next week. We could go across via the bridge up north...but we love riding the ferry.:-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Love the mosaics, Laurie.

It's about time for us to make a trip across the Mississippi. We want to take the ferry and with the Mississippi in flood quite a bit this spring, we couldn't get to the launch. Maybe when we get back from the lake next week. We could go across via the bridge up north...but we love riding the ferry.:-)

Natasha said...

I would love to visit Memphis one day. It looks quite amazing and so full of history.

I love your mosaics too! I really must investigate photoscape as I know that so many bloggers use it for their mosaics.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Annie Joy said...

That takes me back to the 4th of July, 1976. My brother worked in one of the taller buildings along the river and he had an office with a window. He invited us to join him to watch the special bi-centennial fireworks display, which brought it eye-level to where we were. Fantastic -- I'll never forget that wonderful experience! Annie

Connie said...

Great pictures of the Mississippi River. It doesn't look muddy at all. I have seen parts of it, but from miles up in the air.
You have a great post !!!