May 26, 2014

Patriotic decorations at the Plantation

It's been a wonderful birthday/Memorial weekend. 
 We couldn't ask for better weather.   Not too hot and loads of sun!
 On my birthday, we traveled to South Haven to enjoy some time at one of my favorite antique malls (Murphy's Antique Mall).  We also spent some time on the beach soaking up the sun and enjoying the view of Lake Michigan.
 Hard to believe this was the same beach back in February!!
In honor of Memorial weekend, the plantation ladies have been busy at work getting things ready for their own patriotic celebrations.  The little blondie with the patriotic hat was designed by Magpie Ethel.
A tiny red wagon has been decorated for a mini parade.
The table is set with pie and fresh berries.
After the baby goes down for a nap, a croquet match will be taking place on the front lawn.
A light-up star necklace has been added to the picket fence.
The bunting was made from folded crepe paper available at the Dollar tree.
Wishing you all a blessed Memorial Day...and most importantly, thanking all who have volunteered to give their ALL for our freedom.
 XOXO

22 comments:

Nellie said...

I always love seeing what you have done with the dollhouses. It sounds like you've had a really good birthday week-end. It would be nice if we could celebrate without adding that year to our age, wouldn't it?:-)

Debby said...

Happy birthday Kim. Looks like you are having fun.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Beautiful photos , it has been gorgeous weather here too. Enjoy the Memorial Day celebrations , the plantation house is perfect!

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

So glad the weather is cooperating and you're having a great weekend Kim! The doll house looks so cute, lovin' the little pie:@)

Jboo said...

Happy birthday and Memorial Day! I kind of like the warm beach photo better than the wintery one! :) Love your cute patriotic decorations and header! Enjoy!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday/Memorial Day weekend. I definetly like the summer picture of the beach.

Lynne said...

Such fun to visit you! LOVE the mini croquet set.
Happy your day was a Happy one Kim . . .
Wasn't this weekend just the best!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Sounds like a great birthday weekend. Fun patriotic spin on the dollhouse..so many ways to play with that little home.

p.s. love the patriotic window in the antique shop...see things I would have bought!

White Lace and Promises said...

What a fun day! The window in the shop is great!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

A Memorial Holiday at the plantation, how great is that!

Donna said...

What great photos of the girls at Lake Michigan, Kim! I love South Haven! Your plantation house and the dolls look so festive:) Hope you had a great birthday weekend!

Pam Kessler said...

Your dollhouse looks so darn patriotic and fun. I just want to pick up a mallet and start playing croquet with the girls!

Was there ice on the lake? I was watching the news tonight and they showed people on the beach at Lake Superior with ice chunks floating off in the distance, so didn't know if you had the same issue.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Kim,
How lucky for you to get to go to the beach! No beach any where close to me! Boo Hoo!
You are so cute with all your Plantation house decorating and the stories to go along with it. I recognize several of the mini's that Michael's carry. I thought they were just carrying them for the Summer but it seems like they may be a permanent fixture there. I hope so!
Have a great rest of your week,
Gina

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful photo of you and the girls! I hope your holiday weekend was filled with happiness! What are you now, 29? You are so young and beautiful! Sweet hugs, Diane

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

It was such a nice and wonderful weekend!! I'm loving all this sunshine! :) Love all the sweetness in the Planation house! Looks like it was a fun and successful Memorial day party! Happy Tuesday! xo Holly

Lutka And Co. said...

Happy Birthday Kim!!! The Plantation looks wonderful!

vivian said...

Happy Birthday Kimmie!! Im glad you had a nice weekend. LOVE the patriotic plantation house. so festive! I wish I was there to play with it! have a great week!
xoxo
vivian

vivian said...

Happy Birthday Kimmie!! Im glad you had a nice weekend. LOVE the patriotic plantation house. so festive! I wish I was there to play with it! have a great week!
xoxo
vivian

vintage grey said...

The plantation house is so sweet with all the patriotic decorations!! Glad you had such a lovely weekend with beautiful weather!! xo Heather

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
You know I love the doll house and the light up necklace using for lights is an amazing idea!!!

And it looks like you all had a great time on your birthday and once again, Happy Birthday!!

Hugs,
Deb

Corey Moortgat said...

You really do find the most perfect little accessories for each holiday- I'd have never thought of a croquet set, but how perfect! I didn't have much antiquing luck on my birthday, unfortunately, but I did get a few fun presents- I'll have to shoot some pics and post soon!

★Carol★ said...

Hurray for red, white and blue! The plantation house looks so festive!