Friday, August 16, 2013

We have been home for almost a week and there has been a lot of catching up to do!
We have been gone all summer....well, almost all summer.
(Our daughters charming home.....her home dates back to the American Revolution)

We took off for a couple of weeks for one of our NY granddaughters high school graduation

 and when we thought we would be going home, there was a little bump in the road.  Our daughter had a test come back that required another test and all of this took three weeks.  All ended well, but it would have been silly to make the twelve hour trip back home if the test had different results and we would have had to make that long trip back ~
We went to Vermont to watch our grandson, Jack, at his soccer play off and then had a wonderful lunch in a quaint cafe and an iced coffee from Starbucks....Jack is the dark haired boy in the front...second from the L.
Two of the girls kayaking on Lake Champlain (they live on the shores of this lake ).  All the children are at ease on or in the water.  Their school has an  indoor swimming pool and each student must learn to swim in order to graduate.

Her husband has been  on a special detail for several months in DC and many in the family, including us, wanted her to take the children to see the sights and that is just what she did.  We stayed and house sat the cat, Mouse and the dogs, Fergus and Bella. This is Fergus, below and Bella is lying down to the left.

 Tom and I roamed the back roads and went "pickin."  We had a great time and came home with the van loaded with goodies for The Ruffled Rose and our booth at the antique mall in downtown Port Huron.   I still have odds and ends on the dining table....sigh! Below is a sampling of our finds...there will be more posts as I get chairs repainted and other pictures taken ~  So you must come back often to see lots more pictures of this summer and our adventure!  I even found ice skates to paint for winter decorating!

And, we are scrambling to get the house and yard ( the gardens are weed city )looking presentable as one of our daughters is coming this weekend....I love "busy" so this is just perfect as we are pretty lonesome for our NY family!!!

I hope you will visit Beverly's  to see other posts on this Pink Saturday....You will meet great bloggers and beautiful blogs!
Love To All
Jil ♥
I am also linking with Sherry at Home Sweet Home


The Porcelain Rose said...

Your daughter's home is just beautiful!!
I know what you mean about the weeds! With all the rain this year.... I've had more weeds than usual.
I love all the goodies you found while "pickin"!!
Thank you for sharing!
The Porcelain Rose

Poppy said...

Hi Jil,

So nice to meet you! Your daughter's home is charming; love the colour! It must be exciting to live in such a historical residence! You certainly found some lovely treasures. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to exploring your pretty blog!


Salmagundi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've enjoyed perusing yours. You would love some of the vintage linens I'm selling at our yard sale -- too bad you don't live around the corner; but Colorado is really a long way!!! Enjoy your weekend. Sally

Susie Jefferson said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with the ice skates! For your daughter's (rather fabulous) home? Happy PS from the UK!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Hi Jill, so glad you stopped by Sall's Country Life today! We just moved our son's family to Iowa from Brooklyn,NY last weekend. I know how you feel missing them, NY is a long way from South Dakota. Now we can drive to Iowa City in 8 hours, woohoo!! Love your blog and fun seeing what you make and sell too. I'm looking forward to more visits!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jil! Your daughter's home is very lovely :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness what a fun, but busy summer. So glad your daughters tests came out OK and that the kids got to visit DC, so full and rich in history! Hope you get those weeds pulled...But, I bet no one will notice!lol


Bill said...

You had me at "Vermont." I love Vermont! We live in Michigan, but my father-in-law was raised in Island Pond, Vermont. It is so beautiful there. Happy Pink Saturday!

Decor To Adore said...

I would say that is a summer well spent. Years ago I lived in Plattsburg, NY and am well familiar with lovely Lake Champlain.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Jill & Tom,
Wishing you a belated happy 44th Wedding Anniversary!
Hope you had a special holiday!

Daniella said...

Hi Jil! Thank you for visiting me today, and for your lovely comment!! I'm glad everything turned out fine for your daughter! And you must be so proud of your grandchildren!! I love pickin', and you got such gorgeous stuff!!

Savannah Granny said...

Hi Jil, You have lovely blog. I enjoyed the pics from your summer in NY. Your daughter's home is so lovely. It is good that you could stay awhile and attend some of their special moments.
Looks like you got some great items to sell in your booth. "Picking" is so much fun.
Thank you for your visit and kind comments. I couldn't reply because you were coming up "no reply" email.
I do appreciate your visit and I am a new follower.
have a blessed weekend, Ginger

Little Wandering Wren said...

I have a chair that needs painting - Shame you are not closer you could have it for your wonderful looking store!It looks like a treasure trove that I would love to explore more!