Blog Photo ..Pohlig Brothers box factory where my Grandmother worked ages ago. Today the building has been turned into apartments. Richmond Va.


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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Friday and late Easter pics

A ride to my sister's house last Friday with Adalyn whom enjoyed playing at the park.   I enjoyed lunch and a look at the azaleas in bloom at the moment.   Soon they will be gone and other blooms to follow on the Crepe Myrtles and flowering plants.
 
 
 A pretty sun dappled lane to house
 
 
 
 
 
So proud,  second time down the slide and got it right this time.    The first time she wasn't sitting upright.
 
here I come
 
and here I go
 
Erins  sandwich shop for a soda
 
 
 
A flower arrangement on dining table they almost look real
 
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A few Easter pictures I never posted and here they are now
We had dinner at Donnas house and as always delicious!    Ham and all of the fixings.
 
Here is one lil ham - Adalyn
That little finger is always pointing at something,  she is a serious lil gal at times
 

 
So glad mom came and she had a great time .  She is 91 and is doing great
 
addy and momma
Daddy and Addy
 corner in dining room
bedroom table
 
Time to leave for home
 
til next time
betsy

Loudon

As we were making our way to Oatland's Plantation in Loudon County VA.
we stopped at this vintage store.   Lots of neat things to purchase ,  especially garden ornaments and large urns.
I didn't get the name ,except that it's located on Monroe and Glenrose Sts.
 
 
 
 
Vintage glider like the one mom used to have costs $325.00
 
 
across the street is this shop,  check out the shutters and what a very old foundation-stone
 
next door is this house with the nice window planters
 
 
I am going to make me something like this for my kitchen
 
 
 
 
I like this vintage book
 
 
I purchased this little bed for $15.00,   the side drops just like the real one
 
 
the price was right and not to many I would expect,  in this great shape.   The original mattress was still in wonderful condition
 Lastly ,  azaleas from my garden
 
 



Sunday, April 28, 2013

Evening flowers at Ginter gardens

Steve and I visited Lewis Ginter Gardens.   They were open til  9 so people could enjoy them late into the evening. 


I always have to see what is in the gift shop when I get there
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
gorgeous tulips as we make our way to the house
 
little johnny jump ups as under plantings
 

 
 
 
 

entrance to children's garden



music on the lawn with refreshments


blurry but I had to show the plantings and how they have them arranged so neatly

inside  , I love the soft colors and the wood
sun room overlooking the lake
beautiful billowy curtains
we asked about the lake and were told it actually was a creek.  Lewis Ginter dammed it up to make the large water it is today.  
scene from the window and sun room




just about time to go

I am sharing with  Bramble Berry Cottage's Time travel Thursday and lavender Garden cottages - Cottage style party