May 30, 2014

22 years, rock-n-roll and paper lanterns!

Yesterday was our 22nd wedding anniversary.    When life slows down, we'll attempt a date-night. 
We celebrated by attending Josie's Rock-n-Roll 50's 2nd grade musical.
I'm trying to convince her that this would be the perfect outfit for next year's Halloween party.  Don't you love those cars?  Reminds me of our Route 66 trip from last summer.
My long time blog followers have known I've always had a thing for paper lanterns.
 My craft room is filled with them.
 I even have a few smaller ones in my bedroom on the fireplace mantle.
At a recent estate sale I happened to notice a metal basket filled with paper lanterns on the floor underneath a table.  
The crate was filled with all sorts of different color and styles.  As you can imagine, I rescued them all!
 Hanging lanterns makes it an instant party, doesn't it?  Happy Friday!

23 comments:

Margaret said...

Sweet Josie looks adorable! That would make a great costume for Halloween but I'm guessing she would prefer something more with a cape and super hero powers :) Lanterns are so much fun. The colors and shapes suggest PARTY! You are so right! Have a great weekend and happy anniversary. I hope you get to celebrate! Maggie

vivian said...

Happy Anniversary!! doesn't the time fly! The years have been good to you. YOu both still look like teenagers! I hope you get that date night soon. Tony still owes me a night out from our anniversary that was in april... hmmm.... maybe I can get a date day out of him and drag him to the beach! (lol.. not going to happen.. he is not the beach kind of guy!) anyways.. love all the lanterns and have a great weekend my friend.
xoxo
vivian

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy Anny! What an adorable outfit, love the skirt:@)

Jodee said...

Happy anniversary! Love, love, love the costume and it would be perfect for Halloween! So cute!

LBP said...

Happy Anniversary! I love Josies 50's poodle skirt, it would be perfect for Halloween. Your paper lanterns are beautiful. I used the ones you sent me for me and my sister's Birthday this year, we loved them!

Blessings

Linda

Lynne said...

Happy 22nd Anniversary . . .
Love Josie's rock and roll theme . . . and the lanterns bring colorful cheer indeed.
Happy day Kim!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Paper lanterns are magical, I love them too, especially lite-up on a summer night, they just seem to make a person feel happy. You have such a great collection.

Josie looks adorable as a fifties girl, but she looks adorable in anything.

Happy Anniversary!!!

Pam Kessler said...

Wow, you hit the paper lantern mother-load! Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your date night, whenever that happens.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Happy Anniversary!! What beautiful paper lanterns, they do look like an instant party!! :) So pretty!! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!! xo Holly

Nellie said...

Josie is so adorable! What a wonderful find with those paper lanterns! They certainly do add a festive atmosphere. Working on the next 22 now! xo Nellie

HollyC said...

Happy Anniversary! We recently celebrated 22 yrs too! I love the paper lanterns. You finding them was just meant to be :) Josie looks adorable in her 50s outfit. Loving the poodle skirt. Have a great weekend! Holly

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Happy Anniversary! We are coming up on our 25th..those years keep rolling by. Love the lanterns..looks like some unusual shapes in the lot?

p.s. how easy would it be to have Halloween costume taken care of in May?

Blessed Serendipity said...

How perfect to find the decorations to help you celebrate your anniversary. They are so pretty! Happy anniversary! Josie looks so cute in her 50's outfit. She should definitely save it for halloween and wear it again. Happy weekend.

xo Danielle

Jboo said...

Love the lanterns and that poodle skirt! My sister had one like it in high school! :) Happy anniversary to you two cuties!

Lutka And Co. said...

Happy Anniversary! Josie looks adorable - love the poodle skirt!

NanaDiana said...

OH- How funny! Only YOU would find a whole assortment of paper lanterns in one fell swoop. lol Look how cute Josie is in that sweet outfit. You are right- perfect for Halloween. xo Diana

Courtney said...

Happy Anniversary! Josie looks adorable in her poodle skirt.

BethBoothe said...

H@pPy Ann!vErS@rY !!!!!

Michaele said...

Happy Anniversary!

The lanterns are truly paperlicious- too bad our new(ish) cat is a jumper/climber/destroyer: even hung up high he'd figure out a way to swat, bat and claw at them. :)

Michaele

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the 50s! And she looks adorable!
Happy Anniversary!!

Karin said...

Happy Anniversary!! :) Josie looks soooo cute in the poodle skirt. Hopefully she will agree that it would be great for Halloween. :) LOVE the lanterns--BEAUTIFUL!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy Anniversary! Mine was on the 19th and it's my 24th! Time flies!!!
Very sweet outfit that your little Josie has on. YES, the paper lanterns make me HAPPY!!! So colorful!
Loving your garden shed! Looks like you had a nice birthday! It's a good month for you!
warmly,
deb

Corey Moortgat said...

Happy Anniversary- we may be close in birthdays and age, but you've got me doubled for anniversaries- we're only at 11! Congratulations!
And I adore those lanterns- I'm hanging some in Avery's room, but I'm not lucky enough to have any beautiful vintage ones- I had to buy new ones from the party store!