Friday, April 30, 2010

The word CUTE

In this post you will see the cutest baby French Bull dog.  My son's friend and his girlfriend just got a puppy yesterday.  I asked for them to come by and see me "Mama B" that's what my sons friends call me.  My oldest was home too. Well of course this little tiny six week old pup was just adorable.  I mean how cute is he?!!  I got to thinking about the word "cute" and started to laugh.  I remember when my son was little, yes he was the cutest little thing.  As he got into high school, I'd say "Lou those sneakers are cute, or Lou, your bike is cute, or I like your new car it's really cute."  One day Louie said "Mum, you gotta stop saying my things are cute..  Guys don't have "cute" cars, I don't have on "cute" sneakers Mum".  I got a chuckle out of that because he was exactly right.  Such a mom thing of me to have done.  I think it's  really CUTE of him to have said that to me.

Well I looked up the word cute and it says this---
 attractive, or pretty in a childish way- youthful or delicate way.
So my son was correct and I'll watch my "cute" remarks when it comes to him.  One thing he doesn't understand yet a mothers heart when it comes to our adult children, we can remember them as our small children in an instant.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Black Dog

This is Naydia, or other wise affectionately known as "The Beast", or "The Diva".  This beast is my baby.  We got Naydie six years ago at the Brockton MSPCA she was a tiny fourteen pounds and so lovable.  She is black lab and bullmastif mix a great combination.  The Bull Mastif is known as the "gentle giant" and we all know how Black labs are so playful and loyal.  Going thru the "empty nest" season, Naydia has been a comfort to me.  This dog awaits like I do for the kids to return home for a visit, or for the summer from college.  She's an "old friend" and truely a family member.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Some Vintage Baubles

Here are some old vintage pins, the blue flower pin is vintage 1970's and the crystal pins are from the 1940's 1950's.  Red Broach with matching clip on earrings are 1940's Trifari the set has its orginal hard cover case.

Vintage China

Here is another very old tea cup from my husbands side of the family.  One side says" coffee" and the other side says "mother". I got to inherit these antiques from my sister-inlaws because I am the "China Queen" of the family.  I love these cups. (including the cup from my last blog).
A wonderful old "huge" teacup.  This teacup is about 100 years old.  My husbands great Aunts use to have their morning coffee from this cup.  It's a great childhood memory of my husbands.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Some Shabby lamps.

I saw these lamps at a local home decor store.  I just loved them, they were the only two so I had to get them.  I adore the Waverly print.  The base of the lamps are glass with a "pink milk glass" interior.  Very Shabby Vintage looking.  They found a "home" in my bedroom!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My youngest Chipmunk turned 19 last week.  She is at college in Cali.  I am counting down the weeks for her Freshmen year to end  My Chipper will be home for the summer.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I have a friend who is thinking of selling her home within the next year or two.  She and her husband have raised their two boys now married with children of their own.  My friend has lived in this home for over 25years.  Just helped with suggestions for her first floor bathroom.  It had wallpaper with violets 90's motif, with a cherry vanity which had faded.  Here are some pics of the "make-over" bath.

Light yellow for paint.  Painted the vanity a white and the woodwork.
French Contry pictures w/black frames.

Black and white toile shower curtain and valance.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's Wednesday April 6th and it's 80plus degrees. a visit to my friends

Enjoyed this day at my friends home.  It's crazy New England weather but no complaints.  I soaked in the warm/hot sun today.  So here are some pics of my friends yard.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Website is almost here.

I am getting more excited about my website  Shabby 2 Chic Shoppe It takes time to create a site and I am not doing this project by myself.  I have a friend with her own design company designing my sight.  We are working together for the perfect look for my online store and blog.  This is an exciting venture for me, and it is allowing me to use the gifts and talents that I know I have.  I love blogging, and sharing Shabby Decor, French and Cottage Decor.  I can not wait to hunt for treasures to sell on line.  Keep looking the website will be finished soon.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Blessings to You.

           Happy Easter       Nantasket Beach Easter Day
A beautiful warm Easter Sunday at Nantasket Beach, Hull MA.  With friends, Christine and me in pic. random folks enjoying the day.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Rain is gone, sunshine at last!

 It's officially Spring, the buds are coming out and Spring flowers have sprung.  I saw the biggest Robin outside my bedroom window this morning.  The sound of Spring Peepers at night are loud....but exciting to hear.  I know that warm weather, sunny days, and outside activities are around the corner. youngest "chipper", (one of my chipmunks) will be home from college (in CA) very soon!

It's Good Friday today.  I will attend Good Friday service this evening.  God's love for us's amazing!  Until next time..........Karen