Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

The Stars and Stripes are hanging out front today to honor those that make and have made sacrifices for our freedom. It makes me so proud to display the Flag, I was raised to have a deep respect for Old Glory and what She stands for.

This time last year our family blog had a tribute to the men of our family that have served, or are serving our Country in the military. I re-visited it today to keep in touch with my roots and remind me of why I believe what I believe. That we have freedom because of men (and women) like them.

Take time today, and every day, to remember those that serve so we can be free.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Sneak Peek...

Vintage beach photos...

Vintage wedding photos...

These are just some of the fabulous things that can be found at Room With A Past this month. Offerings in my space also include an adorable 7-drawer white dresser (it is tall!), some fabulous vintage-look Hawaiian themed decor...and a beautiful garden-window planter. Be sure to pop in to the RWAP website for opening days and times.

Our specialty is custom celebration favors. Personalized chocloates, water bottle labels and bag tags are just a few of the things that can be designed around a theme for your special event. Recent designs include:

A line of chocolates and water bottles for Gardenseed (in Danville):

TEN adorable kittens made their way on to chocolate 'coins', a gift for a gal that does alot of work for SPCA. The picture is of her own kitties, all with the most amazing blue eyes!

And a baby shower with a "Baby Rain Forest" theme as a gift for a friend:

Mementos custom designs can include your own photo or other artwork in a unique way that is just right for you! Thank you for your visit to Mementos!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Garden Party

Welcome! It is a beautiful, sunny day in the Bay Area, it is so nice to have you stop by.

I'm celebrating Spring at Southern Hospitality's May Garden Party. Please take a few minutes to stop by her blog and visit the other fabulous gardens that are celebrating May with us today!

Our backyard is our happy spot. We love spending time tending the flowers, plants and new veggie garden. We watch birds and butterflies, play in the sprinklers and just hang out. Spring rains have freshened everything and colorful flowers are popping up all over!

In the playground garden we have Red sage, purple pellageroniums and onions that will bloom in early summer...

And the ivy geraniums are gorgeous! They come back every year bigger and brighter than the year before. Some even bloom all year...and that is a welcome sight in the winter!

Yellow iris glow in the warm sunshine...

Look at the glorious colors of this "Josephs Amazing Dreamcoat" rose. The flowers actually change colors as they age, and they are yummy!

We love 'yard art', our favorite sign reads, "Plant Smiles, Grow Giggles, Harvest Love", cute eh?!
I wish...well I don't think I could wish - for a more colorful wishing well! Last I counted there are about 15 flowering plants around and in it!

This is the view from my kitchen window. It overlooks my potting shed. It is a cheerful sight to see! The door is from MIL's property in Napa, the window box is waiting for spring flowers, the lights that sparkle at night, and a lattice patio roof all give it fresh cottage charm.

The wheelbarrel reminds that the rains are gone, it is time to get back to gardening! Behind it is a garden that needs some attention...and today is the perfect day to work in it.

Thanks for the visit, come back again soon!