Monday, May 30, 2011


Let us remember all the
men and women who gave
their all for our freedom and
pray for those who have served
and those that are serving now.
I am proud to say that my dad
served in the army during the first
world war, my uncle served in the
the army during the second world
war, my husband served in the
army during the Korean war, my
brother was in the navy as were
many of my cousins. Those that
are still with us I thank you from
the bottom of my heart.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


I have many of these wild oak hydrangeas bushes
on my property. They are very pretty this
year. I believe the blooms are the biggest I
have seen them. The wild bushes and flowers
seem to do better here than do the tame ones.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This was supposed to be a flower garden but

as you can see from the above pictures it has

turned into a nice tomato garden. My husband

filled the flower garden with dirt from his

compost pile and to my susprise after I planted

some flower seeds these tomato plants started

coming up. I just left them to see what they would

do and I now have a flower and vegetable garden.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


On this day set aside to thank all men

and women who are serving or have

served to protect our freedom we need

to thank them from the bottom of our

hearts. I pray God will keep them safe.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


My red, white and blue light sticks, I purchased
at Home Depot a few years ago.

I always have a flag flying all year . My door

decoration was a yard sale find.

This is a picket fence I did up years ago. Husband

cut the pieces and I painted them. When the 4th

of July gets close I have a painted sign I attach to

it saying happy 4th of July.

Eagle flag hanging on fence.

One of my craft project.

Another one of my craft projects.

My little house decorated with Uncle Sam's and

flags.. I will probably add red, white and blue

ribbon or something around the post when I

get a chance to go buy some.

Another craft project.

One windsock

My Uncle Sam windsock.

Another flag and windsock.

Proud to be American small flag in my flower


The Uncle Sam is another one of my craft

projects of many years ago a little worst for

wear but I like the worn look.
I love my door wreath another yard sale find.

Hope I haven't bored you with all my decorations.

I am and always will be very patriotic. Oh that

is my reflection I should have been wearing my

patriotic outfit.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


With Armed Forces Day this Saturday, Memorial
Day the 30th of this month, then in June Flag day
and in July comes the 4th. I am all decked out
with red, white and blue decorations inside my
house and in my yard. I am posting pictures of
my inside decorations today and will post the yard
ones later.

This is a tin flag basket with flags and 2 candles,
all bought at yard sales.

This stuffed bear has many sweaters for different

holidays. The star box has a patriotic Santa. More

yard sale finds

This sweet Victorian bear is one my daughter,

Deann, gave me.

Wood Uncle Sam another yard sale find.

More flags and the statue of Lady of Liberty is

a lenox piece yes another find at a yard sale.

Red, white and blue candle and a tin plaque

that can be hung on the wall but I like to use

it in a brass holder. More yard sales finds.

Paper hat and one of four place mats.

I have eight of these decorations. They can be

hung or used like you see here. More yard sale


Tin umbrella holder .

I just love these liberty bears and the patriotic

rocking chair. Yes more of my yard sale finds.

More yard sale finds. These cute patriotic


I have many vases with flags and red, white and

blue flowers sitting around. The flag tray is one

I found at a yard sale.

More yard sale finds, cloth place mat, small

eagles and vase with flags and red, white and

blue flowers.

All most all of my decoration have been found at

yard sales. This runner and decorations are no

exception In the back ground is just one of my

beanie baby patriotic bears. Some people think

I go overboard in decorating but I love doing it

and as long as I am able I will continue doing it.

Monday, May 16, 2011


The last few days have been a little dreary.

A bit cool for this time of year with some rain.

But even on a cloudy day a little bit of sunshine

can come your way. I received this note and

art work from my youngest granddaughter, Peyton,

who is in kindergarten. It brought a smile to my

face. Grandchildren are wonderful. Click on

pictures to enlarge.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


"Happy Mother's Day" means more
than have a happy day. Within
those words lie lots of things we
never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,
then thanks for all you do. It means
you mean a lot to me, and that I
honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means that
I am thinking of your happiness on this,
your day, with pleasure and with love.
~Author Unknown~

Wishing all the mothers, grandmothers,
and step mothers a happy and blessed
Mother's Day.

Friday, May 6, 2011


I went to Lowes and bought some impatiens to

put in some of my flower pots. Pictured above

are just a few of the pots I planted them in.

Since we have a lot of shade they do very well.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


"Sweet May hath come to love us, flowers, trees,
their blossoms don; and through the blue heavens
above us the very clouds move on."
~Heinrich Heine~