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Friday, June 25, 2010


I’m sorry to be so late with the Favorite Things link up today. I’ve just been having so much fun opening packages, I almost forgot to do a post!! I love when I have NEW (to me) favorite things to share, so I had to delay my post while I took photos of what came in the mail today. Then, we lost power at our house for some reason, and I had to wait for the power to come back on before I could post.


You may have seen these adorable Uncle Sam figures before, but not on my blog! I am the very lucky beneficiary of Sarah’s (Hyacinths for the Soul) editing of her patriotic decor!! Yea! Just look at these darling Uncle Sam wooden figures that came in the mail today from Sarah! (No, it’s not my birthday – Sarah’s just that way!) If you don’t currently visit Sarah, you need to go over and visit this sweet lady. She posts such creative photoscapes (I don’t know if that’s a word or not. If we can have tablescapes, I guess we can have photoscapes).





Thank you so much Sarah. I love your edited treasures!

I had ordered some pretties from the Etsy shop of Linda at A La Carte, and they also arrived in today’s mail! These breakables were wrapped so well and arrived in perfect condition, with a couple of bags of delicious tea Linda sent. Thank you Linda! If you haven’t shopped in Linda’s Etsy, Antiqgirl, you need to go check out all of her pretties.



My sweet sister-in-law, Brenda, showed up at my house today with a surprise for me (no, it’s not my birthday-Brenda’s just that way)! She had found these darling metal children’s plates at a yard sale and knew I’d love them, so she got them for me! Am I just the luckiest person ever?


Since I love to get packages in the mail during the summer (okay, I love getting packages any time of the year), I'm linking to Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Please visit the other participants in Favorite Things Saturday. laurie


The Charm of Home said...

What awesome Uncle Sams. I love the lettered plates too! Thanks for hosting!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What lovely things you received.. gifts are always fun no matter the occassion... the Uncle Sam's are darling.. hugs ~lynne~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like Christmas in June at your house. :D I use to have a cople of wooden, carved santas in that style, but gave them away several years ago. Thanks for hosting again this week.
Had a nice rain shower this afternoon & it cooled it down just a bit, but temps going back up tomorrow.
Enjoy your weekend.

shannon i olson said...

This is the first time I have linked up to your party! thanks, looking forward to it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So happy your items arrived intact from my Etsy and thanks for the shout out! I love the wooden Uncle Sams! How cute they look. I love getting things in the mail, even if its stuff I've ordered! You had a good day. Those little children plates are a real treasure.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the grin on the first Uncle Sam. How sweet of Miss Sarah to send you those. I love the other pieces you ordered from Linda, too.

susan said...

I adore your plates!!! I know you will put the Uncle Sams to work soon and that they will love their new home in "the closet"! Have a good weekend. I have had my five yr old niece for five days (until yesterday) and have been MIA from the land of Blog. I am still recuperating :)

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Well Happy Birthday Christmas Valentine's Day to you!! What fun things! Love to get treasures in the mail. I still feel like a litte kid when I open them up!

Have a great wekend Laurie!

vignette design said...

Hi Laurie,
Sounds like fun opening all your treasures! Happy un-birthday! I though those children's plates were especially darling. And your Uncle Sams arrived just in time for the fourth!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh sweet Laurie aren't you the lucky one girl..Is it your BIRTHDAY I know I'm such a smart A*@ ha ha!! love all your new old things ...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

bj said...

Hi, sweet Laurie..I love all your new things...especially LUV those little metal plates. They are just precious.
Thanks so much for hosting this fun meme..
xo bj

Sarah said...

Laurie, I think today must be Your Unbirthday! I'm happy the Uncle Sams have a new home. You are sweet to adopt them! Love the alphabet plates. Too cute!
Thanks for hosting Favorite Things. Have a great weekend! ~ Sarah

Kat said...

Don't you love getting packages in the mail? So much better than bills :) Love those Uncle Sam figurines, Sarah really does have the neatest collections. And those little plates are adorable! Kat

Kathleen said...

Well aren't you the GIFTED one!
I love your new things, Uncle Sam will have a ball at your house amongst every collection known to bloggers! :)
And the plates are so cute!
You are an Etsy shoppers dream, as I am to WSonoma outlet and Christmas Tree Shops! We have to help this terrible economy!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, your Uncle Sams are just so cute. YOu do have the neatest things and boy can you decorate for all the occassions. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Your Uncle Sam figures are all so cute! It reminded me of one I had years ago but lost in one of our moves. It was made from a fence post.

What a sweet sister n law to surprise you with the plates.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I saw that pinecone pitcher at Linda's etsy and almost bought it!! Can't wait to see it in some of your future tablescapes! :-)

Unknown said...

Those Uncle Sam's are beautiful, and I love your etsy finds. Those metal plates are gorgeous. You are a lucky girl, and a loved one too.


aimee said...

what a sweet sil you have :) so whats the story behind the uncle sam figures. were they hand painted by sarah, bought at a yard sale, in the family ? just curious to know.

January Asia said...

I love the "sugar and milk set" and the "metal children’s plates."

Of course, I'm participating again this week. And in the post, I wrote about you, your blog, and the blogging event. See for yourself:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You are the luckiest girl Laurie!!
I love all your loot! Christmas in June, how cool!
And that Sarah, isn't she so sweet!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Laurie...loving all of your wonderful goodies! Your patriotic boys are jsut darling!


KBeau said...

Those Uncle Sams look like they belong at your house. I love the alphabet plates. They remind me of Susie.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are all wonderful, Laurie! I love the little plates, especially.

Happy weekend!

LillyB said...

I love the Uncle Sam's statues and the plates are precious!! Come see my daughters wedding pictures! I am exhausted from the wedding but it was worth all the work!! Miss ya!!

The Tablescaper said...

It's like your birthday and Christmas rolled into one! Surprises from your sister and from Sarah! Lucky you!!!

I love both the Uncle Sam collection and the plates.

Hope you'll be joining us tomorrow at "SUMMER SUNDAYS".

- The Tablescaper

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Laurie -- I love all your treasures! What great Uncle Sams and those children's plates are just adorable! Can't wait to see your tablescape with all this fun loot -- and my, it's not even your birthday -- but then we all think you're pretty special EVERY day!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I was looking for an E on those cute and way adorable plates. Then I could have said Ovey! How wonderful!!

MimiKay50 said...

I love all your gifts. If you decided to bequeath something to your ole legal secretary friend I promise I would take special care of those precious children’s metal plates and even bequeath them back to your children. I just got a smile on my face looking at the plates.

~Robin~ said...

Oh how fun! LOVE those vintage plates! What a fab find!

xinex said...

I was admiring those patiotic figures at Sarah's site and now I am admiring them here. I love them! How exciting to be at your house today, it's like Christmas, so many lovely items! We just got home from Mexico today....Christine

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Laurie! What a fun link up!! Now why didn't I know about this link ages ago?!?! Where have I been? I'll be visiting here often, I'm sure! I just added my wedding collections to your link up.

I adore red/white/blue decor and Uncle Sam's are among my favs. I have several of them on display in our r/w/b gameroom year round. Maybe I can pic a few of them next week, once I recoup from the WEDDING PARTY! :0)

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Prior said...

I love the tall skinny Uncle Same and all the dishes are great, especially love the blue and white...Thanks for your sweet comment on my, "Tree House"

Sonny G said...

wow, what a great display of patriotic items. The skinny people are my fav... I can see why all these items are cherished by you.


Kristi said...

I LOVE all your new goodies!!! So much fun to get stuff in the mail! And your little festive Uncle Sam guys are SO cute! Perfect for 4th of July! :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I LOVE, love those children's plates! They are the most beautiful color and the illustrations are just charming. What a very nice SIL! Love the Uncle Sam's too!


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I am so jealous of the plates. They are to die for. I love the Uncle Sam's as well.