Showing posts with label HONEST SCRAP AWARD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HONEST SCRAP AWARD. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Diane at A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words, sponsors 2nd Time Around Tuesday. Since almost everything in my home is on at least it's second time around, it has been difficult for me to join second time around. I've walked around my house, trying to decide which of the second (third, fourth, etc.) time around items should be posted, and I usually just give up, because there are so many! I do want ya'll to know (and I'm very proud of this!), my sofa was bought brand new at a Macy's Garage Sale a few years ago! Other than that, I can't think of much that isn't on at least it's second time around at my house! Oh, I do have something else, but it might also be considered to be on his sixth time around. When my husband came home from Viet Nam in 1971, I bought him a brand new recliner! It has been re stuffed twice and reupholstered six times since then, but he does love his "new" recliner!

(Note: I had an English teacher who once told us that if we had to write the word "ya'll", it should be put in quotations. When I began this blog, I did that, but I've given it up. I just hope you realize that I know it isn't a real word, unless you live in the South, and to us, it is a real word, and I can't seem to get through a post without using it!)

I decided to pick some "stuff" that I could share interesting stories about (at least, I think they are interesting, but I may think anything I have to say is interesting-after all, just look at how long my lead-in to this post is!).

You are probably thinking this metal picnic basket isn't so interesting. We've seen several of these in Blogville. I bid on this at a local auction, but wasn't willing to pay a lot for it, so I lost the bid. Weeks after the auction, the man who had purchased it came by my office and gave it to me! The basket was filled with historical papers, and the papers were what he was bidding on, and he didn't even want the picnic basket! I offered to pay him what I had bid on the basket, but he declined, so I ended up getting it free--that's my kind of bargain, but what is even better, it was such a fun surprise!

I don't think this cake stand is very old. I bought it at a tag sale several years ago, but several visitors asked about it when it was on my Easter tablescape posting.

It is a Pfaltzgraff piece, and it may still be available. I haven't checked their website.

I can't believe I'm posting this window curtain, and I really can't believe I'm going to tell ya'll what it is! This is just such a funny second time around that I am swallowing my pride and forcing myself to face the embarrassment of telling you what it is.

When I cleaned out my family home, I found my prom dress from the year 1966! I started to throw it in the trash, but then I decided, with a little alteration, my grands could play dress up with it. They never got that chance though, since I needed a curtain for this powder room!!

Yep! You read that right. The curtain in my powder room was made from the bottom of my 43 year old prom dress!!

Don't you love the way my fathom date's hand is in the picture, but I decapitated him! Believe me, he deserved it!


Laura, at Tomarie's Cabin, has awarded me the Honest Scrap Award. Have you ever been over to her blog to see her amazing "cabin"? If not, you'd better go now, because it is much more interesting than anything I can tell you about myself. I'm including this award in this post, because it is a second time around for me. The first time I received this award, I only listed five things about myself, and the award requires that we list ten. Since I tend to over share and tell all, I always feel like there is nothing you don't already know about me, so I'm going to tell you trivia about my Easter. Doesn't that sound sooo interesting? Thanks so much Laura for wanting to know anything else about me!
This really isn't about me, but it is a warning! The Easter bunny brought baskets to my house for my grandchildren. He put "edible" grass in their baskets. You may want to talk to the Easter bunny before next year, because although this grass may be edible, I don't know who would eat it. It tastes terrible!

More proof that I don't throw anything away, and that I don't mind being tacky with my decor! My friend, Susie, sent me a gift in this plastic bag, and I hung the bag in the window for Easter decor!!

Although I do spoil my grandchildren, and I do allow them to do about what they want to at my house, I will make them sit for long periods of time to try to get a good picture of all four of them!

My son-in-law is crazy! Since he's going bald at an early age, he used Easter basket grass (not the edible kind) for hair on Easter Sunday!

I had 20 guests for Easter dinner. Normally, we have about 30 people for holiday dinners, but only 20 could be here for Easter dinner this year. Miss Janice, I know men are supposed to remove their hats at the dinner table, but apparently some of my guests don't know it!

I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer Reads in the Spring Reading Challenge she has issued. I love to read, but lately, I'm reading all of your posts all of the time, so I haven't had a lot of time for my book reading. However, I am currently reading Mermaids in theBasement, a Michael Lee West novel, which is an absolutely wonderful read. I hope to also read the Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski, before the end of the challenge on June 20, but I'm not sure that I will complete it. If you'd like to join in this challenge, please stop by A Southern Daydreamer Reads and sign up.

Don't forget to go see all of the other 2nd Time Around posts by going to A Picture is Worth A 1000 Words to get the links. Thanks so much to Diane for hosting this event. As always, I appreciate you visiting my blog, and I'd love to hear from you in a comment. laurie

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Please click HERE to go to Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor, and wish her a happy birthday.

Sweet Christine at Christine's Home and Travel Adventures has given me the Honest Scrap Award. Thank you so much for thinking of me Christine. In accepting this award, I am supposed to list ten honest things about myself. I know you doubt that I can think of ten things I haven't already shared with you. I'm doubting it too, but I'll give it a try.

I'm one of those crazy grandmothers who believes that her grandchildren are the cutest, the smartest, and the best and tells anyone who will pretend to listen!

My husband and I will celebrate 40 years of marriage this August. Believe me, it is only because he is the most patient man I've ever known. The man is a saint!

I was a child star, at least in major productions in my back yard. I'm the one in the dress made from funny papers. My BFF, Melinda has on a hat.

And in the yard at the home of my other BFF, Susie. Susie is the "diva" who is modeling her paper skirt (3rd from left), and I am the "diva" with one leg up and my hand on the other leg (of the 3 dressed alike, center front, my sister, Julie is on the left, and I am on the right). (Don't ask me who I thought I was with that pose!) Our friend, Sha, is in the middle. Melinda (4th from left, back row) lost her "diva" when she looked down as the picture was being taken.

I later stared opposite Jimmy in "It's A Wonderful Life". I know, you thought that was Donna Reed, but it was really me!

Yeah, yeah, you're right! I'm supposed to keep this honest. Well, it IS my favorite movie, so my husband had my picture put on Donna Reed's cute body for the top of my birthday cake one year!

This is what I have for breakfast!

I know, I am just such a health nut! Yes, they still make "Tab". My local grocery store stocks it (just for me, of course-Remember, I'm a Diva!)

Yes, I know that is only five things, but I feel pretty sure that anyone who had read this far has quit reading this post, so they could rush to my comment section to lecture me about my breakfast. Besides, after we get past the "diva" stage of my life, there isn't much left that would be of any interest. Be honest, aren't you a little relieved that I didn't follow the rules and make a list of ten?

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and especially for putting up with more facts about me. You can go over to Christine's and give her grief about that. Since I'm extremely jealous that she's off on another wonderful cruise, I think she deserves some grief anyway! Please don't forget to go by Lady Katherine Tea Parlor to wish her a happy birthday! laurie