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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's Hot Outside ,,, Come On In

Happy Fourth of July to all my friends.  Hoping you have a wonderful day spent with family and friends.  Be safe and keep cool.

It is a rather hot, muggy, day here in the South, but not quite as bad as earlier in the week.  We still have not gotten rain, although areas so close to us have had afternoon and evening storms with heavy rain.  Storms,,,, I don't like and my prayers are with so many of you who were hit hard by the bad weather earlier.  Hoping you have all gotten your power back by now.

You usually enter from the front door, but it's hot out and when you park, it is much closer to come in the back through the carport.  So,, come on in where it is cool and take a look around.  We can chat as we look.

Remember the chair with the stitchery from last year?  It has grown so much.  Brought it into the sunroom during the winter and it did so good.  Still one of my favorite items for outside.

While we are in the kitchen, would you like something cool to drink.  I have more of the pineapple lemonade punch.  My favorite drink thus far the summer.  Can't be without it.

Remember the posting about the craft fair where there were no prim booths?  Well I bought this rusty bed spring and it had been shaped to hang on the wall.  I wrapped the flag material around inside and added a vile to put in a flower.  My only purchase at that huge show.

Open shelf in Kitchen

One of my most treasured prim decorations.  Holly painted this Uncle Sam with me when she was not much bigger than Darbee Rae.  I can remember the day so clearly.  She was bored and I was about to go crazy trying to entertain her.(smile)    Sound familiar Hollly???

Don't think I have shared my apron with you.  When I was a mere tot an old lady at the church where Daddy pastored made it for me as a Christmas gift.  Holly and Darbee Rae have worn it also.  Yes, it is quite old, but has held up really well.  I still wear an aporn ocassionally.  Reminds me of my grandmother who wore one daily. Do you wear aprons ?

Chalkboard that I made in the hall.

This was a display I did honoring my Daddy on Memorial day and decided to leave it out for the Fourth. He was a World War Two  Veteran.  The binnoculars were his favorite past time as his health began to fail.  He would sit out in the yard and watch the birds and the people at the store down the street.  I will always miss my Daddy.

A really old song book on the piano. Although it is not in great condition, I love this book and display it proudly.  The copyright date was 1919 and it sold for 15 cents. 

Cabinet in great room.


Top of Mr. P's grandparents old flour bin.

Close up of my year round tree with the patriotic ornaments.

Top of old oak roll top desk.  The gourd was a giveaway win last year.  Just love it.  Keep it out all year.

Nothing says summer like red gerraniums.  Just love them. 

The next few pictures are items on the mantle.  Did this stitchery years ago.

Saw this idea on pinterest.  Just love that site don't you?

Well friends, I could chat with you for oh so long, but I know you have plans for today as well as I.  So I guess I had better let you be on your way.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me today.  Please leave a note and let me know you stopped by.  Each and everyone of you are so  special to me. Wishing you a wonderful and blessed day. 

Until next time.......


  1. Angela~ Wonderful Americana.The vignette to your dad so special,I'd leave it out always.My grandma wears a apron almost every day.I always look for neat vintage ones for her when I'm out.Hope carol got a hold of you about the prize you won,I saw she was having trouble reaching you.Have a wonderful 4th!~Amy

  2. What a beautiful tour Angela! Thank you so much for sharing. It was a nice way to spend some time while I am alone today. Have a great day!
    Be blessed,

  3. Very nice displays! Thanks for the lemonade punch!

  4. Angela, all your things are so nice & pretty. You have such a nack of display, a gift to be sure! I love seeing all your ideas put in place, it's very inspiring. I hope you & the family have a great holiday.
    God Bless You!

  5. Hi Angela,
    Enjoyed visiting with you as always. The pineapple lemonade punch was just delicious and refreshing!!! You surely do have alot of Americana and love how you have it all displayed.
    No, I don't wear an apron. And yes, my grandmother always had one on...from the time she entered the kitchen till she went upstairs to bed!!! My mother wears one when she making the holiday dinners, but just for the two of them, she doesn't wear it anymore....she used to!!!!!
    Hope you had a great day.
    Take care,

  6. Happy 4th. Angela!
    Love your Americana decor.

  7. Thanks for sharing your patriotic displays. Would love to have that recipe for your pineapple lemonade punch. Hope you had a wonderful 4th. Take care, Janice

  8. Enjoyed the visit. Love all your vignettes. I do have my grandmothers apron and also one I rec'd as a hospitality gift. Love them.

  9. Great Americana gatherings!
    My granddaughter and I wear aprons every time we bake goodies together.I can remember doing that with my grandma too.

  10. I love all your Americana Angela but I especially love the stitchery chair with the plant ~ how neat is that. Hope you and your family had a wonderful day.


  11. Such lovely decorations, those baseballs are too cute!!

  12. Oh Angela ... what a delightful post! I so enjoyed all the Americana decor! Your home looks beautiful ... so warm & inviting : ) I got some tears in my eyes when I saw your memorial to your dad. Last week marked 4 years since my dad passed & I miss him every day. I was definitely a daddy's girl & I know you were too. As far as all your decorative bits I can't comment on any one in particular because they are all so wonderful! I love the apron! I love aprons period! For me they just harken back to a nicer time when family was important & everyone wasn't rushing around trying to juggle life. I do wear aprons now but they are the ones that cover more than your lap. After losing too many nice shirts to grease, tomato, & other types of splatters I decided it's necessary for me to protect as much clothing as possible : )

  13. Hi, Angela~
    Hoping you all had a fun 4th~
    Love your displays~ looks like USA~ pretty~

  14. Wow Angela, your patriotic displays are so fun and perfect. I had such a great time visiting with you today:) Your porch is so inviting and makes me want to come in and see what's going on inside!! What a wonderful place for your grandaughter to come and visit. I met your daughter today. She has such a fun blog too. Thanks for sending her my way. I always enjoy meeting other stay at home mom's and Darbee Rae is the same age as my yougest girl. I bet we will have lots to say to each other:) Wishing you a wonderful day. -Steph-

  15. So festive and welcoming! Happy Summer! Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

  16. Your home is so warm and inviting Angela. You have a lot of patriotic decor and sure have a knack for how to place it! Thanks for the tour and stay cool ~*~Lisa

  17. Hello Angela! What Beautiful displays!
    Oh my I LOVE the chair you have outside. How Beautiful!
    Loving the shutter also.
    Take care!


  18. Now that's a lot of good ole home made red white and blue. Love it! You'll be adding a Glory Angel to all of it soon :)

  19. Oh Angela....I'm lovin' your red, white and blues....You have an amazing gift for display - and some really great pieces! Have to say that memorial to your daddy is high on my list of favorites....and your stitchery chair. So, so, sweet! Thanks so much for taking the time to post all these - I so enjoyed it!! Smiles & Red, White & Blue Hugs ~ Robin