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.
Last August, Chris put the final construction touches on his 13 door structure which resides under the girls treehouse. It doesn't officially have a name, but I'm thinking of it as a fancy gardening shed.
With the return to our busy school/work schedules and the plotting of our Halloween party festivities, decorating the interior of this special structure was put on hold.
Now that estate sale season is officially underway, it's been fun looking for special treasures to put in this unique space.
This porcelain table was one of a few things that came home from a recent farmhouse estate sale.
I also found a few more camp stools and this fabulous plaid umbrella with a fun plastic green handle.
Sunday afternoon, I started digging through my craft room and garage for things to add to this space.
A wreath and gardening trowel hangs on one of the walls.
A paper bird-theme bunting and a pair of childhood prints hangs across another set of doors looking into the backyard.
A Kim K. rabbit planter, vintage miniature wheelbarrow, along with one of my oldest (and very loved/stained) garden gnomes and a few seed packets are on the corner of the table.
The chair, birdhouse, whisk broom and rug beater were a mix of estate sale finds and items from my grandparents home.
Only one side of the room is decorated at this point. Emma spent Sunday afternoon in this new room studying chemistry and math.
She said the sunshine and privacy from her little sister was wonderful.
Stayed tuned for more outdoor decorating adventures.
In 2008, we traveled to China to adopt a toddler who needed
heart surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot and hand surgery to remove an extra thumb. I'm always happy to share our experience with SN adoption. When I'm not at work, you might find me at an thrift/antique store or estate sale. I also love to sneak in a craft project and decorate our multiple dollhouses with my girls.
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In 2008, we went to the Jiangxi Province to adopt a little girl who needed open-heart surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot and hand surgery to remove an extra thumb. I'm always happy to share our experience with a SN adoption with others.
When I'm home from work, I love to sneak in a weekly craft project or a trip to my favorite antique/thrift stores. Come play with me!