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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Have a safe and fun Summer

I have always loved the ocean, raised in Florida was the best since I grew up a mere 5 miles from Hollywood Beach.

Being a water sign is another reason I am drawn to seashells, salt water and sand.

This week I started transforming our inside garden section to a cozy beach cottage look. I love everything with the wall colors, it makes me want to take an afternoon snooze.

And finally next week I will be going on a buying trip for sure ~ heading to Charleston and other location in South Carolina. Not only do I hope to find more beachy decor, I hope to find just that special treasure for you.

See you when I get back!

This is a great antique twin victorian bed. I would not normally used it for a beach scene, however the color is just too perfect.

Great little side table filled with seashore treasures

Through out the remainder of the blog, you will see these wonderful oil & acrylic paintings, which leads me to introduce you to the artist of the month.
Frank Smith, lives in McDonough and beside practically re-modeling our entire house, he can build anything, creates incredible birdhouses and now he has astounded me with these amazing paintings. They are all original pieces of art and as you can see he certainly captured the beauty of the sea. Frank also painted these great picket fence signs ~ hang one in your favorite retreat!

Great Old Green Cabinet ~ Great for a bathroom

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Words of Wisdom from my Dad...
Don't ask me, ask your mother.
Don't you know any normal boys?
Get your elbows off the table.
This will hurt me a lot more than it hurts you.
Do you think I am made of money?
You call that noise "music"?
As long as you live under my roof, you'll live by my rules.
I said so, that's why!
If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times
I'm not just talking to hear my own voice!
When I was young I walked 7 miles to school in the snow barefoot.
and my favorite...
Don't make me stop this car!
~ Happy Father's Day ~
As you can see, The Plum Tree is getting geared up for the 4th of July! We have brought out the old porch swing ~ perfect for sitting while the parade marches by.
It's never to early to start decorating so come by and see what's new!

Patriotic Decor
Plants and planters to match your holiday decor Old vintage chip tin
Go Dogs!
Our very own Jeni made this months issue of Scoop magazine. Scoop is a fairly new publication for and about people living in Henry County. A few months back they went out to Jeni's to interview her after seeing her work at the Plum Tree. She not only creates wonderful cards, she also stitches handmade pillows and fabrics with wonderful verses and motif.

Handmade pillows for any occasion
Sweet blank cards perfect for a personalized touch

Small vintage book shelf Beautiful hydrangea hanging light ~ perfect for a garden room
Hen & Chick chicken basket
This vintage European bath tub would make a great pool side cooler

Benji and Annie waiting to be adopted

His smile is so contagious
Perfect set of ship transfer ware dinner plates

We have two of these great bathroom tilt mirrors, saved from demolition
Scrabble stands and letters

Vintage silver plate

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Those were the days!

Lately I have been reminiscing about the old days, to me those started in the year I was born, 1954.
A lot happened in the 50's, McDonald's dominated the industry serving hamburgers, fries, cokes and shakes. The cost of first-class mail was three cents until 1958 when it increased a penny for the first time in 26 years.

People had money and liked to spend it. Credit was also made possible to buy the American Dream. ~ "Keeping up with the Joneses."~

Television shows like I Love Lucy, Ozzie and Harriet & Father Knows Best visualized Mom at home with a pretty dress and freshly laundered apron and heals no doubt, taking care of the kids, keeping a spotless home and cooking delicious meals for her family while her husband comes in from a hard days work with "Honey I'm Home, What for Dinner?"
So that leads me to this weeks blog, things that are reminiscent of those days, when kids were gone all day and knew to come in when the street lights came on. Could go swimming as long as you took an older brother or sister along to save you in case you got a cramp from swimming too soon after a meal and jumping off the bridge just because your best friend did!
And for those of you who are not that old yet just wait, you too will one day talk about "The Good Ole Days"


3-Piece Pyrex mixing set

Hand Mixers

You're never to young to learn to cook

Donut maker~ What, no Krispy Kreme?

As always a place to keep those great Cookies Mom baked