Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Flowers Pyrex Fostoria Puppies and Fun

The title says it all, what I have been up to!

When I last left you I was coming home from the Lincoln Train car.
I had another week of vacation and spent the week cleaning.

I brought some of Grandmothers peonies home from 1515, they were just buds but they came out and entertained me for 2 weeks!

spring was beautiful, cool temps and the blooms lasted so long 

the rose bush did wonderful!
the clematis had massive amounts of blooms

I have not mentioned it before because it is difficult to talk about but one of my coworkers, friend and Pyrex buddy is fighting breast cancer.
Here is my work group in the cath lab telling her we miss her

She lives about 2 hours from me but Jan, Patty and I missed her so a couple of Saturdays ago we went to see her.
Went to pick up Patty, wanna see her Pyrex?

she love turquoise

Then to Jan's. She had a wonderful breakfast for us,
served on her vintage serving trays and in her Pyrex.
Even Bacon donuts!

she made it so special. Work has really had us all down in the dumps and she perked us up...well with the help of some Hazelnut coffee too!
We had a great visit with Rhonda, she felt well enough to go for lunch and a little Pyrex hunting with us. It was a day we all will treasure being together and laughing.

Last weekend I went to Indiana, my little cousin was graduating from HS.
But I stopped at one my favorite antique malls in Marshall IL
Glad I did!
found this buried under stuff. Patty has been wanting one the American Fostoria cake plate and they are so hard to find. This one was $79 which was a great price!
The text messages were going fast and furious!
Found coin glass for Jan 1/2 off! The prices were wonderful to being with.
The pitcher was $30 so I got her that for $15, and clear candy dish w lid for $11 and candlesticks to match for $7.50.
I forgot to show what I got!
6 perfect pink depression glass goblets for $22.
The trip was off to a great start!

cousin Marty with her Grandaughters Claire and Chloe
Claire is such a elegant gracious young lady.
She has a college scholarship and will be playing soccer.
I am so glad we are such a close knit family I would not of missed it for anything.

I stayed with cousin Mary and her new puppy Mr Wilson!
smile Mr Wilson, oh his handsome look
We fell in love quickly, he is only about a yr old rescue Dachshund/Chihuahua mix.

Alot of family time on Marty's front porch and Mary's little courtyard

Then we found time to go antiquing!
Exit 76 Antique Mall just North of Columbus In.
Huge! Clean, neat, good prices!
Took several hours to go through.

they had alot of McCoy, most of those pieces I already had. But sure enjoyed the display

Some Pyrex and I bought a few ....shh I can't show!
love the pink pitcher and glasses
and that cute picnic basket.

On a sad note our favorite little spot in Hope IN is closing
Strawberry Fields
It is a antique, new items and tea room.
My 3 favorite things.
Mary and I always go there so luckily my visit was the last week they were open

we always love the different vintage tablecloth on each table
thinking of you Pam from Virginia Retro!

the owner is taking a job at a local winery, so we will be going there for lunch next visit.

Headed to 1515 this weekend to take cousin Fred out for Father's Day.
Then back for a 4th party the twins are throwing with PROFESSIONAL fireworks!

Miss you all sorry I have not being reading and commenting on your blogs.


Shelia said...

Well, there you are! You have been one busy gal! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend and so glad to hear you were able to spend some fun time together. Love her Pyrex! That Butterprint is my favorite pattern. Sounds like a very caring group you work with too. Thanks for popping in and catching me up on what all you've been doing.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susie said...

Ann, Praying for your friend . I loved all the beautiful flowers at your place this year. Just wonderful. Your friend's pyrex collection is adorable. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

Pat Cantwell said...

You have been o n e busy Lady, dear friend!!!
So~o~o glad you had the opportunity to be with family and friends!!!
Your friend that is battling cancer is fortunate to have many caring friends!!!
Great to welcome you back to The Land of Blog!!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Wow, you HAVE been busy. Thanks for catching us up on all you've been doing. Love all the photos.... hope your friend will be well soon. Take care!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I've missed you Ann! Looks like you had a fantastic time. What a fantastic cake plate, and ypu did well on the green coin pieces. I would be beside myself to be in a restaurant filled with vintage tablecloth covered tables. Be still my heart!

Sending prayers and positive thoughts for your friend's health. Hugs, Pam

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Thanks so much for popping in to see me and I know! I wouldn't want y house to be picked up and as neat as possible if folks were touring. I've a few hiding places too when needed! :) Hope you're having a nice weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Curtains in My Tree said...

You had a good trip and I liked seeing all the goodies in the antique malls
so sorry another friend has cancer ,seems like the whole world knows someone with that awful disease.
I always like reading about your adventures