Showing posts with label BACK TO SCHOOL MANTEL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BACK TO SCHOOL MANTEL. Show all posts

Monday, August 12, 2013

BACK-TO-SCHOOL MANTEL

I’m getting ready for my annual Back-to-School dinner for my grands.

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I love vintage school books, and I have many of my Mother’s and mine.  I have displayed a LOT of them on the mantel.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie-Back to School

I also have a lot of apples for the teachers, because it never hurts to butter up the teacher.  I was never the “teacher’s pet”.  Were you?

Bargain Hunting with Laurie-Back to School

My vintage pencil box is a favorite of mine.  Bargain Hunting with Laurie-Back to School

Bargain Hunting with Laurie-Back to School

The A-B-C’s are prominently displayed.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie-Back to School

Bargain Hunting with Laurie-Back to School

Vintage globes for Geography lessons.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie-Back to School

Of course, we can’t forget Math.  (When I was in school, I wished somebody would forget Math, but it was there every year.)

Bargain Hunting with Laurie-School Mantel

I guess my mantel is more a reflection of my school days than of my grandchildren’s school days.  Today, it would probably be more appropriate to fill my mantel with computers for a back to school celebration.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie-Back to School

But I love my vintage school memorabilia, and maybe it will remind my grandchildren that there really are ways to learn, other than the computer – at least there used to be other ways (back in the olden days!).

Bargain Hutning with Larie-Back to School

Have your children/grands started back to school yet?  Mine have another week of freedom before school begins.  I have asked my four  school-aged grands if they are ready for school to start.  Surprisingly, all four answered “yes”!  I think if he were able to answer, our fifth grandchild, Cooper, who is eight and one-half months old, would say he wasn’t ready.  I’m afraid he’s going to miss his big sisters, who keep him entertained all day.

A-B-C-D-E-F-G, Tell me what you think of me.  (Just kidding – don’t really tell me what you think of me!)  I’m so glad you stopped in at my blog.  laurie

I’m linking to Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate AddictKnick of Time Tuesday at Knick of TimeHomework Wednesday at Worthing CourtOpen House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, Simple and Sweet Fridays at Rooted in Thyme, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage.

Monday, September 5, 2011

SCHOOL DAZE

Yes, around our house, we are having School Daze.  With our youngest beginning pre-K this year, all four of our grands are now in school, so we celebrated being in the daze of going back-to-school and starting school.

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When our youngest grand came by my office after her first day of Pre-K, I asked how her first day went.  She said, “It was good, but I thought the teacher might talk about Ronald, and she didn’t.”  Puzzled, I looked at her mother for a clue, and her mother said, “Her teacher’s name is Mrs. McDonald!”

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I’m so glad you came by to see what kind of daze I am in now!  I apologize

for being such an intermittent blog poster.  I just don’t have  anything interesting

going on in my life right now.  Once a week, I  post on my writing blog,

Battling  My  Inner Critic, Please stop by there for a visit.  Thanks! 

Laurie