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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


It's all about PINK this week for the MMP Friday Shopping event and boy do we know PINK!!!
Come join Grandma G's and the other participating MMP boutiques for the pinkest treasures to be'll be glad you did!!
Selections for this event will be posted at 12:01 am Friday, October 2nd!!
Shop early for the best selection of pretty PINK for you or your cottage!!

PINK hugs!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


These sweet birdie pin cushions are made from vintage linen cutters and mounted to spools! The cutest for your sewing room or to display anywhere in your home!!
Find them at Grandma G's in the Sewing Room!!

Shop with joy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I have been away from my blog for so long and thought today, my birthday, would be a good day to make my return!! I have missed being here and hope that you have taken notice of my absence....if you haven't, then why am I here?!!!

Being a fairly nostalgic kind of girl (hee-hee), er, woman, I have been looking through family photos and decided to share a few from days gone by in honor of the day!

This is 'moi' at six months with my handsome Daddy trying to make me pay attention! I miss you Dad.....

At two years...notice the bangs! I had a major cowlick and still do!! I will not smile, I will not smile....and you can't make me!! Even, or especially, at two I had an iron will!!

My fourth birthday! The bangs have
calmed down a bit. I have no idea who all these kids are but they liked me.....they
brought presents!!

This one is at five years with
my two brothers; Breck, 16 months and Geoff, 2 months. My sweet Geoff has gone to heaven and I miss him so much! He always called me on my birthday and sang to me!! Breck doesn't
sing but he does call and whistle Happy Birthday....well most of it....we always end up in giggles before he finishes the song!! I love my bro's!!

Skipping ahead.....I am 38 yrs and dressed to attend my 20th high school reunion! Still the bangs! This was taken at my parents and I think the large bags contained all they would need to babysit our sweet Lindsey. She loved being spoiled by Grandma and Papa!!

In 1997, at age 49 yrs. again with Geoff (left)
and Breck. Taken in my backyard at my parents 50th Anniversary celebration!

My hubby, Chris and I in Germany. Taken in 2005 on our last all family vacation. We have been married 43 years now.....hoping to make it to 50!!

That's it....I won't bore you with anymore family album photos! I had several more but they wouldn't scan too well so you got lucky!! Thanks for indulging me my escape into the past!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Working Round the House at Make Mine Pink's Friday Shopping Event

MMP Friday Event 9-4

Grandma G's invites you to join us for shopping with a twist on Friday, September 4th as we present "Working Round the House"

With the arrival of September, our nesting instincts return. With the kids back in school, there is more time for yourself and to care for your living spaces. It's time to create a cozy fall home in preparation for cooler days and more time spent indoors.

Living spaces that were moved outdoors over the summer will now come back into the house. Afternoon teas in the garden return to the kitchen or dining room. A favorite vintage tablecloth spattered with hints of autumn flowers pulled from the linen closet and ironed to get ready for the first guests. Your reading nook on the patio will be returned to the living room or den. Favorite pillows ad cushions stitched in deeper shades of autumn, are fluffed to make the corner cozy again.

This is the traditionally the time of year we start fall cleaning, tucking away summer accents and decorations until next year. Summer curtains are put away and replaced with warm fabrics in vibrant shades.

The fragrances of fall fill your home now too, coming in through the windows and wafting from the fall bouquet you placed in a vintage metal bucket on the table in the hall. The scents of a fresh apple pie in the oven, and apple cinnamon scented potpourri that fills bowls throughout your home and simmers on the stove. The familiar scents inspire feelings of comfort and home.

Fall is also a perfect time to begin a few of the projects you've been putting off. The small pieces of furniture you picked up at summer flea markets now hold the promise of becoming your next painted projects. The vintage fabrics you found at neighborhood estate sales will likely become your next stitched masterpiece. The possibilities are endless as we happily work around our homes. Somehow, we never seem to mind. Instead, we settle back into our routines and enjoy the first hints of excitement of upcoming family gatherings and holidays not far off.

Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: C'est Chouette | Photo Contribution 2: Patricia Rose | Photo Contribution 3: Grandma G's |

Happy Autumn Shopping!