Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

You know how I love my vintage photos! I thought this one would be perfect for Memorial Day.
May your grill be hot, the sun shinning and may your prayers be carried across the sands to our troops.





My dad when he was on board ship during Viet Nam. He was on board when my little brother was born. He didn't see Robert until he was almost 8 months old. But back then, that was just part of it. Being a military family is harder than most American's can understand so, think and pray for their families too on this special day!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Joey's Birthday Present

My hubby Joey turned 60 last month and when I began thinking about what to give him for his birthday I drew a complete blank! Then I thought, what about a new puppy? No, he did not want another puppy, clothes, car, I was running out of options, SO,....
I bought him a visit to feed the giraffes at the Fort Worth Zoo. You stand next to the enclosure with these huge tree branches, reach them up where they can reach them and then they strip the leaves off of the branches!  You can't tell by these photos but there were 7 of them. The dominant mothers just made sure they got most of the snacks! Such a fun day!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Look a new blog design!

SO! How do you like the new look? Karen Valentine did her magic and redesigned my entire blog! We're still working out a few bugs but we're almost there! I have tried to link this blog's photos to Flickr so if you have problems please let me know so we can work it out! I just thought it was time for a new look and I wanted an easier way to show you all the vintage wedding photos without keeping them on the blog page. If you are ever considering having someone design or even re-design your blog I cannot recommend Karen highly enough! I'm one of those people who do not have a lot of "vision", so it took a talented person like Karen to give me what I wanted!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!


A mother is the truest friend we have, 
when trials heavy and sudden,falls upon us, when adversity takes the place of prosperity,when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us,when trouble thickens around us,still will she cling to us,and endeavor by her kind precepts, and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness,and cause peace to return to our hearts.
-Washington Irving

Life began with waking up,
 and loving my mother's face.
-George Elliot
Happy Mother's Day Mom,
 loving you always.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Cloverleaf, the Disneyland of Ardmore Oklahoma!


It was love at first sight! I wanted to take him home when I saw him at Round Top, but he wasn't for sale! I thought I would never find out where he came from...


 But fate brought us together! My friend Charlene and I went to the Glitter Market in Oklahoma City, which was so much fun, that post will be next. So we're at Glitter Market and this wonderful woman Carol said, we just had to stop by the Cloverleaf in Ardmore on our way home.
And this is the Cloverleaf! My jaw fell to the ground and I ran around like an idiot for an hour saying, "o-o-o- I want that, no, I want that! I had to make do with photos because most of the things I wanted were not for sale darn-it. But there is one item I plan to plead and offer anything to get.
No not him! Although, he is the best kind of man, the handsome quiet type!
Nope still not going to tell you until I have it in my hands! But can you believe what a find this place is! I could see this sign in my studio in a heartbeat!
I could use this elephant for...a planter, a trash can, who cares, I love it! It reminded me of the new movie,"Like water for Elephants." This is as close as I can get, I hear the movie is sad, and I can't watch movies about animals being treated bad, it haunts me for weeks! But, if I could take this home too, everyone gets a ride!
And who who wouldn't love an ice cream trash can! 
Oh soooo awesome!
I think I'd put him next to the Funeral Parking only sign! My husband already thinks I'm crazy and belong in a looney bin because of all my crazy collections, this way I'll have my own personalized parking spot!!! Don't ya just love a man in tights!
I would love to surprise my sister -in-law the attorney with this in her yard! Aw, come-on,  it'd be funny! 
Alice in Wonderland..."Off with their heads!!!!"
Ok even these chicks were a little to wild for me, but oh so cool! Sock it to me baby!
Makes me think of the Junk Gypsy Prom! I wonder if any of them are my size???
I wonder if she served frito pie and RC cola!
Now this head I would hang in my studio because it'd plastic! And until now I didn't even notice the juke box under the cowboy hat, add that to the list!

SAD UPDATE!! 
This is the item I wanted! It's a vintage perfume dispenser from the 1950s. I thought maybe this would be in my price range but she wanted $800, RATS! So once again fellow bloggers if you ever see one of these let me know!!!
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