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Time to say Good-bye and Hello

After careful consideration I decided that it was time to move from WordPress to Blogger.  I needed the change and the room to grow.  I must bid you all adieu for I will not be blogging here any longer.  I say Hello because I look forward to seeing you all at my new home, http://lovelylissie.blogspot.com.  It is here that I will continue to grow and express myself.   Hope to see you all very soon!

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Review: Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris

Almost French: Love and a New Life in ParisAlmost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book immensely. It was interesting to see Paris through the eyes of an expatriate. Living in a different culture requires a great deal of adjustment. Sarah shares the dark, difficult times as well as the happy times. In the end Paris became her home and a place she loves. The journey is the one Sarah shares with all of us. There is much to learn, see, and experience. Paris fascinates me more than ever after reading this book. There are parts of life in France that I simply adore and others that I don’t think I would ever understand.

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Vintage Ad Friday

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In honor of Independence Day, a few patriotic ads!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!!!

Keeping it in Perspective

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Osama bin Laden has passed from this earthly life. Many are saying justice, at last, has been served and many are celebrating. I keep hearing phrases like “prepared” and “possible retaliation.” These phrases are frightening. I believe that Osama bin Laden’s attack on the United States was and is wrong. It is only right that there be consequences for his actions. I am grateful to our troops who have served their country and fought to protect me and my freedom. I am, however, a little frightened for the future. Bin Laden’s death marks the beginning of a new era. I hope and pray that there will be no violence and the future will be one of hope, love, compassion, and blessings for the United States and the World. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11, our troops wherever they may be serving, our country, and the world.

My Grandma

Thinking about my grandma today. I love this picture of her and my grandpa. They are so happy and full of joy.

My cousin put this on Facebook and I swiped a copy. Thanks Bekah!!!

Vintage Treasures

I was looking at this little blog of mine and realized that I haven’t shared any flea market/vintage treasures in awhile.  I still make regular excursions to the local flea markets and still hunt for treasure.  Here are a few items I’ve found quite recently.

One of my favorites has to be this little vintage handbag.  I was so excited upon discovering it!  It is the perfect size and goes with just about everything!!

Next up are these little plates I found for $2.  I love the gorgeous patina!  They go wonderfully with the fruit decor already in my kitchen.

I found this tin in a lovely little “shabby chic” booth at one of my favorite flea markets.  It has a hinged lid and was made in West Germany.  I fell in love with the shape, pattern, and colors of this tin at first sight!

I can’t resist looking at old linens, tablecloths, etc and occasionally bring home a brightly colored handkerchief.  Don’t they make such a lovely trio?

I saved the best for last!  I found a lovely vintage backgammon set!  My parents had one of these and I can remember playing with it as a child.  Notice I said “playing with it.”  I never knew how to play, but was always fascinated by it.  Hubby and I bought a cheap, modern set and have been learning the basics. They don’t make these like they used to, and I was thrilled to find this set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of a few of my vintage treasures.  Treasure hunting is lots of fun!  I encourage you to seek your own treasures and share.

O’Frabjous Day!

I had not intended a post this weekend, but after a fabulous date night I just had to write.  First, we ate out with some friends and then we all went to see Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in 3-D.  It was a wonderful movie.  Tim Burton’s vision is a retelling or re-imagining.  Alice is older and has returned to Wonderland!  This beautiful movie has all the classic elements and a lovely story.  I had a fabulous time!  It was also my first movie to see in 3-D at a theatre.  And all I can say is WOW!!!!!  It was totally awesome and beautiful and inspiring.  As the trailer suggests, I did indeed join Alice in falling down the rabbit hole.  Wonderland became a fantastically real place.  I dodged things on screen and jumped at all the right moments and had a blast!  I never knew 3-D could be so much fun!  After the movie, hubby and I visited Cold Stone Creamery for some scrumptious Oreo Overload ice cream.  It was a perfect evening!

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