June 22, 2009

Special Guests make for Happy Hearts!

Sorry to have been a bit MIA lately...but my mom and step dad have come in town for an early summer visit filled with graduations, Father's Day, parties, fudge making and more... They have not been able to visit us for about 3 years...so I am trying to soak up every minute of their 2 week stay! Tomorrow will mark the end of their first week here...so we have seven more wonderful days to spend together!

Here they are! Are they cute or what? My mom is turning 80 this August...shhh...we are surprising her with a "Girls Day Out" on Wednesday to celebrate while she is here!

My mom & I were able to stop by a couple of garage sales on Friday and she and my daughter Grace and I went to some thrift stores today! Monday is 40% off everything for Seniors at "Value Village"! We had a blast and picked up a cart full of goodies! More on those later...

I wanted to share these fabulous embroidered dish towels I was lucky to buy from a darling "Grandmother" at her garage sale. She is 89 years old and has always loved needlework! She made them all herself! Aren't they fabulous?

This one I found at another sale!

My lovely blogging friend, Lori a.k.a. Ruby Red Slippers of Lions, Tigers and Boys Oh My, sent these beautiful note cards to me just for answering a question on one of her posts. What a sweetie! I just love it when I go to get my Boring old mail and find a unexpected gift waiting for me. It's just wonderful! You have to go by and visit Lori...she has an extra blog going this summer to let you in on her family getaway to their Summer Cottage. Yes Viv...they have a summer cottage at the beach...well actually Lake Huron!
She has posted some wonderful pics to share with you! Hurry on over and tell her I sent you!

I will try to share some more of my new found treasures soon...but I must get back to my mom and dad!
Bye for now...I'll be back soon! In the meantime...


Diane said...

Oh you LUCKY one. Playing with Mom what fun! Give her a big Kiss for me. Those Dish towels are just darling great images so whimsical. Looks like Mom brought you Luck. Great treasures OXOX
Love your Sis

LillySue said...

What sweet folks to have come visit! I love your new vintage kitchen goodies. What a score!
I hope you have a wonderful Girls (Birthday, shhhhh..) Day out!!

Danette said...

Your parents couldn't be CUTER!
How wonderful to have them with you for 2 weeks. Three years is way too long to not be with them.
Happy Birthday to Mom!
Love those embroidered dish towels. They're my favorite kind and I've made many over the years, but what a treasure to have some made by a precious 89 year old lady!
Also, I'm LOVING your puppy!!!
I wish I could get my hands on her. When did you get her? I've been MIA for too long myself and am trying to catch up on all my blog friends.
Have a great time with your family!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh your mom and dad are too cute together..and I love those stitched items you got..they are precious...have a wonderful 7 days together..:)

vivian said...

I wanna cottage on the beach!!!!! (can you hear the whining??)

sweetiepie said...

How nice your parents could make it for a visit. Three years is way too long to go without seeing them.

My mom has been gone for 25 years and my dad for 37 years. I still miss them both terribly.

Take care and make the most of every minute your folks are with you.

Acorn Cottage said...

Well you just soak in and savour every moment with your folks! They are too cute! Seems like everyone has the garage sell bug this time of year, and I'm no exception! Will have to do a post on my next finds!

p.s. like you new background paper, very happy!

Lori R. said...

Sounds like you have been having a blast! and those dish towels are just precious. There is a talent! My sister does pillow cases and they turn out just beautiful! That type of hand stitching is a patience I don't seem to possess.

amy said...

How sweet your mom and dad are! I know you'll have a wonderful visit as they will! I love the dish towels and the needlework is simply gorgeous!!!

Florence and Mary said...

Glad to hear you're having fun with your mom and stepfather and those dish towels - what a find.

Victoria xx

Holly said...

Aw, your mom is a doll, Carrie! What a blessing that you still have her here!

Boy, I bet you made that grandmother's day when you bought and appreciated her cutie pie towels! ♥

koralee said...

How lovely...looks like you are having a wonderful time...thanks for taking time out to let us know what you have been up to...the tea towels are amazing..my grandma use to do work like that...i still have some pieces from a childrens quilt she was going to make one day...i must go find that...hope the rest of your time with your lovely folks is full of fun..fun..fun!!

Renee said...

Carrie your Mom is beautiful. What a lovely lady.

Now you totally scored on the tea towels. I would have flipped for them.

I also love the envelopes.

Have a super fun time with your Mom and Step Dad.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Just a little something from Judy said...

What can be more special than visiting with family! I am so happy to hear you say you have seven more days together. That is evidence of how much you are enjoying your time together. I would have been so excited if I would have found those dish towels at a garage sale. They are beautifully done. What a treasure!!


Hi Carrie,
Enjoy your time with your Mom & StepDad...
Love the kitchen towels...very sweet and cute!!
Can't wait to see your other goodies.
Deb :)

Kim G. said...

Hey girl! Looks like you've been having too much fun with Mom in town! Fudge, salon trips, cute dish towels, too much fun! The hair turned out great!

bedbug said...

What a beautiful family you have! Thankyou for sharing your heart through your posts~you are beautiful, inside & out! I LOVE your kitchen wall color, & I love those precious tea towels that you found at a garage sale. The tiny embroidered flowers just make them ADORABLE !

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