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Thursday, August 26, 2010

IT'S TIME FOR BIRDS OF A FEATHER!!

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It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was awakened to the sweet melody of a robin cheerily singing it’s good morning greeting outside of my bedroom window. I knew spring had arrived, and the first of many feathered friends had arrived with that message. Spring and all of it’s glorious wonders was finally within reach. A time for new beginnings and rebirths.

As spring made passage into summer, the bird feeder just outside the kitchen window has been aflutter with activity. The trees that line the yard, a symphony of color and song. Brightly colored bluebirds and streaked song sparrows, flit between tree branches and perch carefully among the leaves. Serenading each other with love songs, others chirping loudly for attention from the lovely serenader.

Nests are built in every unclaimed corner. Under the eaves of neighboring homes and suspended from the tips of tree branches. Hanging baskets and old planters, a place that now becomes home.

No matter where we live, or what the season, our feathered friends inspire accessories and decor that create eternal springtime in our homes.

Beautifully reclaimed needlepoint, lovingly brought back to life and boasting the most divine of our feathered friends, adorn your favorite seating area. Bird cages, once used to house the most majestic of our feathered friends, now repainted and holding favorite plants or candles. Birds nests tucked carefully upon our shelves, filled with tiny eggs so delicate, they could almost pass for the real thing.

Perhaps we invite into our homes the same birds we see each spring as a reminder of all that’s fresh and new. A time for new beginnings, like the arrival of spring.

Please visit the boutiques at Make Mine Pink for ideas and inspiration about moving your feathered friends indoors, for a feeling of spring all year long.

Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: C'est Chouette

PLEASE VISIT AND SHOP AT GRANDMA G'S !!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Please join us for the next Pink Twilight Sale at Make Mine Pink - Saturday August 21st from 6pm - 12am Est.
Please join us every third Saturday of the month from 6:00pm–midnight EST for unbelievable buys from the Make Mine Pink boutique owners! 6 Hours and 6 hours only - once a month where you'll see buys like never before on make Mine Pink. Mark your calendars so that you don't miss this new, monthly event.

* Please Note - each boutique is individually owned and will charge shipping for their products. In the event that you purchase multiple items from one boutique, they will promptly refund you for any excess shipping charges at the end of the event.

This is a FUN, FUN, FAST sale....bargains galore and for such a short time....you must get there early for the best selection!!

Grandma G's will be there.....will you???

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping Event....Tomorrow!!

MMP Friday Shopping Event August 20th "Working Around the House".....please join Grandma G's!!
With the arrival of summer, our lives take on a slower pace. As the lazy days of summer roll in, we take the time to enjoy picnics, and outdoor family gatherings. Strolls on the beach replace our fast paced schedules. Before we know it, we start to notice the evenings are a little cooler and a few leaves are beginning to change and drop.

Our nesting instincts return. With the kids getting ready to go back to school, there will be more time to spruce up your home in preparation for the upcoming season. It's time to start thinking about creating a cozy fall home, cooler days, and more family time spent indoors.

Living spaces that were created outdoors over the summer, are stored away for another summer season. Afternoon teas in the garden return to the kitchen, now fragrant with a spiced potpourri simmering on the stove. A favorite fall tablecloth spattered with warm autumn flowers, replaces the bright colors of summer. A favorite reading nook gets cozied up with a vintage chenille throw and a few new cushions and pillows, rich in the hues of autumn.

This is traditionally the time of year we start fall cleaning, tucking away summer accents and decorations until next year. Candles rich with the spicy scents of cinnamon and apple pie, replace the lighter florals of summer.

Lace curtains that carry the breeze gently through our homes, are stored away with a lavender sachet, for warmer seasons to come. Heavier curtains in warm fabrics and vibrant shades, adorn the windows. Keeping the warmth in and the outside world out.

The fragrances of fall fill you with expectation. The familiar scents reminiscent of feelings of peacefulness and contentment. You find yourself smiling at the memories of days gone by.

When the house is all cleaned and fall accents in place, we start thinking about fall projects awaiting us. The old frames and corner shelf that you picked up at summer flea market, become the next painted projects. The vintage fabrics you found at a favorite online boutique, spread out in all it’s glory for your inspiration.
There's much to do around the house when fall moves in, yet somehow, we never seem to mind. We settle back into our routines and enjoy the results of our work around the house.

For inspiration and ideas to create your own cozy fall retreat, come visit the boutiques at Make Mine Pink.
Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Grandma G's | Photo Contribution 2: Patricia Rose

Come shop at Grandma G's for beautiful fall decor!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My 45th High School Reunion!!

We have just come home from Encinitas, CA where my 45th HS reunion was held at the home of Marshall and Debbie Hockett! Marshall was ASB President of California High School, Whittier,CA, in 1965 and graciously opened his beautiful home to his fellow alumni for a wonderful celebration!
Thank you so much Marshall and Debbie!!

I'm not sure what the official count was, but I believe somewhere near 45 people in attendance....a small but lively crowd of alums and spouses!

Here is a group photo.....there may be a few alums missing and spouses were not included in this photo:
That's me, third one up on the left with our host, Marshall, right behind me!!

What a joy it was to see friends from so long ago.....some seen since we graduated all those years ago but several not for 44-45 years!! I finally got to see my sweet friend Jeanne....not seen since she was a bridesmaid in my wedding 44 years ago!! Soooo great to see you Jeanne and so many more wonderful friends!

For those who could not make it (and will hopefully see this or many others photos shared online or otherwise) you missed a terrific time; great friends, great food and fond memories shared.....don't miss the next reunion!!
Hope to see you, and those who attended last night,
at the 50th!!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

This Week at Grandma G's!!

Upcoming events for the week of August 9-13 at Grandma G's!!

Tuesday, August 10th
Shabby Lane Shops...Tuesday's Treasures!
shop for: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW!

An old china gravy boat......
.......a new ceramic rose vase!




Friday, August 13th
Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping Event!
shop for: FABULOUS FABRICS AND TEXTILES!

Many excellent vintage tablecloths and
tea towels, hankies, aprons
and much more!!





Shopping for current magazines?
we have..... ROMANTIC HOMES
VICTORIA and FLEA MARKET STYLE!
Also SHABBY LANE SHOPS SUMMER AND FALL ISSUES!!
+ back issues at discount!!


Look for our new SALE category.....entries from all categories at sale prices from 20-40% discount!! Same excellent quality products at a savings!

As always a free gift with each purchase!

Wishing you all a happy week!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's Time for Colors of Summer!


Please join Grandma G's
and
Make Mine Pink
for
themed shopping....COLORS OF SUMMER!!

....tomorrow, Friday, August 6th!!
See you there!!