Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Dog's Life

 I found this vintage, "poodle cart" recently at a local Antique Shop on clearance. I spotted it, wanted it, came home without it (which I do quite a bit)! I tell myself, "Gloria, you have so much "stuff" ...do you really need another "little" collectible!!??" I came into our house, looked up at the staircase wall, which I had recently put up a-- new/old black and white photo display--, then asked Candice (the eldest daughter), if she wanted to make a trip back over there with me so I could go buy it! She was more than happy to go, we ended up both looking around a bit more. 
 I tucked the little kitten card from my neighbor in the back of the cart to display. I have been really been drawn to add a touch of black to the all whites. Maybe because Halloween is around the corner? Who knows? Maybe, I have been spying those color combinations in all of my current magazines? That is what Richard always tells me the answer is when I feel the need to redecorate parts of the walls or house. The recent decision to change the staircase wall to black and white photos was inspired by the stairwell in the movie, Howards End. I just can't get enough of watching the DVD just so I can see that wall again!! I actually was watching it on NETFLIX, re-winding it to just that part, over and over. Then it disappeared from our options! :( I guess I watched it a little TOO MUCH?!  
 This old guy (below) belonged to my mother-in-law, as well as the all-white cat in the picture below this one. I can remember her having them displayed on her shelves in her home when Richard and I were just boyfriend and girlfriend. Sweet memories!! She probably doesn't even know I still have them?!
  I found the begging puppy at an old shop in, Petaluma, California, he was my trip souvenir.
These two were given to me from my neighbor one day after noticing I had been liking the ceramic puppies.
 A dog's life includes a cat or two (usually), but not if Rocky has anything to say about it. My sweet granddaughter Zoe gave me this pretty all-white cat.
 
Happy Day to all of you!!! :)
 
Blessings & hugs, Gloria ...XOXO

p.s. I didn't purposely choose not to have a banner here today. I tried to change it to a different one and Blogger informed me that I have come to my photo upload quota. I guess my Picasa album is too full! :/ I won't be posting new pictures anytime soon until I can buy more space, or delete some in that album?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What are little boys made of?

 Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys
Are made of. 
(from: Mother Goose)
 
Our sweet grandson, Anthony, playing in his cousin Emma's childhood rocking chair; while we visited family in Wisconsin. In this photo below he is giving his mommy an adoring look. It is obvious by his expression that he loves her so much. Nothing warms a grandma's (mom's) heart quite so much as seeing that your grandchildren love their parents! :)

Giggles are always so adorable to hear! Don't you agree?! Sharing some of my treasured  joyful memories with you from our trip! They make me smile...:)
 
I hope you are all having a great week so far. Thank you everyone for your thoughtful comments, and prayers for my mom. She is doing well right now. Please continue to remember her in your thoughts and prayers, if you would be so kind. Many hugs and thanks to all of you!! :) You are a dear blessing to me!!
 
XOXO...Gloria

Friday, August 24, 2012

Good Morning Greeting!

 
 
Hello there!
*Soft* & pretty feathered birdies I spotted on the fence (from our kitchen window) this morning. I don't usually see these "little" birds when my garden is too hot to visit. A sign that Autumn is just around the corner. Woohoo!!! :) I am looking SO forward to some cooler temperatures and other "Fall-ish" delights around here (pumpkin pie, Fall leaves, & candy corn...:))!
 
I have been thumbing through these magazines while drinking my morning coffee. I am smitten with a very Autumn-looking coverlet in the, Through the Country Door catalog, (which my very thoughtful neighbor Genzzia had sent to me). I believe Richard is possibly even a little more smitten with it than I am. He keeps hinting everyday about how it would be fitting on our bed for the upcoming holidays!
 
 A pretty cup and saucer my daughter, Rashelle, found for me several years ago from a local Goodwill. I love it!!

Have a beautiful day!!! Thanks for visiting! :)
 
xoxo...Gloria

p.s. If any of you would so kindly consider praying for my dear mom, and keeping her in your thoughts, I would be ever so grateful.  She is undergoing radiation treatments for breast cancer for six weeks (this was her first week). I know it would touch her heart, as well as mine, and the rest of our family. Thank you very much from all of us!!

I am linking up with Sherrie for: Friday Pretties @ A Ruffled Nest