Archive for May, 2012

Prelude to a Holiday


Mom and her big teddy bear, Louie. Don’t be fooled now…he is as sweet as they come.


Of course we can’t forget Fat Cat, we compare him to an old man, grumpy most of the time,wants attention when ” he” wants it, prefers to find a comfortable place in the sun and sleep…



My labrador friend Gracey is ready for the holiday weekend!
Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day!!

The temps are supposed to reach 90 degrees this weekend, it’s quite natural really…the Washington D.C. Area is infamous for its summer heat and humidity! I’ll stay cool sipping my lemonade…

The baby squirrels are out and about, they seem fearless. I went out with some peanuts and it was no time before they were plucking the treats right out of my hand! However cut they are, they are still wild creatures. After that weekend I did not try to or encourage them to take treats from my hand.

Went yard sale shopping Saturday. Found some gems along the way, such as these oak chairs. I have been wanting chairs like these for a very long time, anyway, they are made of oak and they are very rustic looking.

I especially liked the oak leaves, and this little wooden detail.

I am playing with the idea of sanding them down, I got 2 chairs by the way for $5, and re-finishing them with a light oak stain.

This cute little table was another great find, for me anyway =). It’s an intricately carved table with a very dark stain, I think I’ll leave the table like it is and just clean it up a bit, it’s perfect for my plants and I’ve got a place picked out in front of the window. I think my orchid would look regal sitting atop the little wooden table.
Here is a good shot of the table top, yes…I did only pay $3 for it, my husband said he wouldn’t have payed 3 cents for it…he is such an oger.


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