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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Grandma G's Shop Hop Specials!

Sure hope you are all participating in and enjoying the Christmas in July Shop Hop! There are some wonderful prizes available and in the past year, two of Grandma G's customers have won!!! YOU could be next!

Each day of the Hop I will be adding a product to the SHOP HOP SPECIAL A DAY
category......a new item at a special price....there will be ONE each day so get there early! new product added to the Christmas in July category each day!

Other DAILY SPECIALS include:
***Monday: 1/2 price shipping on all orders!
***Tuesday: 10% discount on all orders....including already discounted items!!
***Wednesday: Free gift with holiday item purchase!
***Thursday: 20% off your purchase of $50 or more!
***Friday: Free gift with purchase!
***Saturday: Grandma G's $10.00 Gift Certificate with purchase!
***Sunday: Free shipping on highest priced item purchased!

****Due to contractual agreement:
discounts cannot be applied to purchase of Christie Repasy prints.****

Please go shopping and get to winning those wonderful prizes!! Still not registered? Go HERE!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I don't hear sleigh bells on the rooftop.....a little warm at temps of 95+ but I do feel excitement in the air........THE MAKE MINE PINK CHRISTMAS IN JULY SHOP HOP starts TONIGHT at midnight!! The MMP boutiques, including Grandma G's are ready for the fun to all we need is you!!

Here's how it works: First you must register to play (the widget is to the right in my sidebar); next you check the list of participating boutiques and as you shop your way through them, hunt for the pink "I Found It" MMP handbag widget hidden on each of the boutiques (they are always placed just one click away from the home page!). When you find it, click on it and your find will be recorded! Prizes will be awarded according to the number of handbags you find.....a random drawing is held to determine each winner at each level. You can see the prizes on the registration page as well as the list of boutiques! Fun!! Prizes and shopping too!!

The boutiques have some wonderful Christmas decor items and also items to fit all on your holiday gift list! Many are listed at reduced prices, so watch for the specials and offers for free or reduced shipping.....Grandma G's has fun things in store for you!!

Wishing you a happy, fun shopping experience today through July 26th!!

I Had A Visitor Yesterday!!!

One of the best parts about my office is that I have a window facing out to our front yard and the neighbors across the street......always something to look at as I sit typing on my computer! Yesterday, I looked up in time to see this.......

I am not a bird person and therefore know next to nothing about them. I can recognize a sparrow, hawk, crow, owl, and a few others and until yesterday all I knew about this guy was that he is an Egret! I contacted a bird-watcher friend and learned that egrets love the fish in koi ponds and that they also feast on gophers! Well, I do not have a koi pond but gophers are aplenty in our yards so I invited him to take up residence and feast all he wanted to!! Sure hope to see him often!

You just never know what will be outside the window!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


The English cottage was introduced by British aristocrats who admired the simple beauty of the homes of farmers and craftsmen. These nobles hired architects to design similar buildings for them. The English cottage soon became popular with the general population, especially in North America, because its small scale made it more accessible.

Today, the country charm of an English cottage can be created in any home, not just those with thatched roofs and ivy covered walls.

The windows of an English cottage are often decorated with delicate lace curtains or a floral fabric, like cabbage rose print. A cozy window seat provides a perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea in the china cup passed down from a grandmother.

On the walls of an English cottage hang framed nature prints or memories preserved in vintage frames. A bird tin wall plaque, a collection of framed vintage postcards, or a carefully stitched sentiment, are equally at home here. Favorite family photos in antique frames might hang in the hall, a vintage framed mirror in the entrance way.

The cottage cupboard is an essential element of the English cottage and is used for storage or to display a collection of treasures. On its shelves you might find a glass vase painted with pink roses, an antique English teapot with plum flowers, or a vintage cottage plate. This is the place to store the embroidered tea towels from your
mother or the vintage pure white linens you bring out for special occasions.

Outside in the cottage garden, you'll find colorful blooms and roses, or ivy that climbs trellises and arbors. Homemade bird houses, wrought iron bird baths, welcoming garden statues, and sweet garden plaques create a cottage feel here too.

With cottage touches in just the right places, the simple beauty of a country cottage can live anywhere, not just in the English countryside.

Come shop for cottage treasures at Grandma
and the other boutiques of Make Mine Pink!

Photo Contribution 1: C'est Chouette Photo Contribution 2: Petite Bookstore

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Do you have a website business? Are you thinking about it? I would like to invite you to JOIN Make Mine Pink! You will learn how to market your business, have opportunities for advertising in national magazines and the support of MMP staff and members to help you get the most out of your business. Fun and great friendships await you, too!!

Please click the link and get on your way to SUCCESS!

Monday, July 13, 2009


I am proud to be the honorary Grandma G to these wonderful boys.....Nathan, Mark and Drew! Years ago their Mom, Jill, came to live in our home and we "adopted" her as an honorary daughter so, when she married and started a family, my DH and I were given the honor of "grandparenting" her sons!! We enjoyed their company for a too short seven days over 4th of July weekend.....and now I miss them all so much!! Thanks for visiting Jill, Richard and boys! We love you!! Posing with them is our sweet puppy, Marlee!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Please join Grandma G's for shopping with a twist on Friday June 10, 2009 as we present "SUMMER PORCH AND GARDEN"! Visit Make Mine Pink for a list of all participating boutiques!

There's nothing more inviting than a summer porch and garden. It can be a source of shade when the temperature gets too warm, a place of shelter during a gentle summer rain, or just a place to sit with someone special on a lazy summer day. It can be a welcoming start your day with your favorite antique tea cup in hand or a front row seat to watch the sunset from the weathered oak rocker, that in it's day sat proudly in your grandmother's home.

A welcoming porch and garden can create a friendly entryway to your home. A welcome sign hand painted with pink roses perched against the railing or a lilac berry wreath with a scent as inviting as it looks, letting guests know that you're glad they're here before you've said a word. If entertaining guests, perhaps vintage chairs, refinished and made comfortable with dainty floral needlepoint cushions, or a white painted table set with a vintage lace-tablecloth like your mom and before her - grandmother used.

With the right accessories, a porch and garden can even become an extension of your home. For candlelit evenings, a candle inside a
topiary lantern casting a romantic glow. For lazy afternoons, a daisy metal basket filled with fresh cut flowers, a knitting project, or even as cliche as this sounds, a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade and a favorite books. Tucked in the corner, a vintage pink metal watering can kept handy to water the flowers in the window boxes while the lace curtains on the windows gently sway in the afternoon breeze. As much comfort as your home, with the right accessories.

You can add a cottage touch to your garden with decorations like ceramic garden mushrooms and inspiring garden plaques sprinkled with just the right amount of glitter. Tea cup bird feeders, handmade birdhouses, and antique iron birdbaths are all welcome sites for feathered friends. Remember to add a touch of whimsy just to make you smile - like a basket of flowers placed on a pink bicycle.

No matter what your summer days hold, a porch and garden can provide the ideal setting for friends, family and even a private retreat. Won't you join me for a cup of tea as we help you design your summer porch and garden.

Article written by: Joyce Lucas
Founder, Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Camellia Cottage
Photo Contribution 2: Shabby Shan's Cottage

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Please visit Grandma G's and friends at Shabby Lane Shops and Nashville Boutiques all month for CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Shop early and avoid the Christmas shopping rush....wonderful products available and many at discounted prices!! Just click the logos to visit and shop!!