Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nichols and Stone Child's Rocker


 


This is the rocking chair my Grandmother gave me when I was a child. I loved sitting in it looking at books or watching Captain Kangaroo.  The chair stayed at my parents home until they retired to Ocean Pines,  when it made its way to my house.  When Holly came along the chair became her place to sit and read books and watch Sesame Street.  When she grew out of the chair it made its way to the attic.  I was excited to bring it back into the house for Dylan.  When he's here, he sits in it and looks at books and watches the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
 3 Generations of Little Rockers in this chair.


 

 
 We have had some conflict recently...Our little Riah also likes sitting in the chair and two little butts just will not fit into that seat at the same time. 
  

The chair was made by Nichols and Stone,
the oldest furniture-building company in the United States.

 Last weekend we drove by a little antique store on our way to get lunch.  I said to Lou, "We need to turn around.  I think I saw a child's rocking chair like the one my Grandmother gave me sitting in front of that little shop."   We went back and look what we found...
a chair for Riah. 


The owner of the shop thought the chair was from the 1960's and it is a bit more beat up than my chair but I'll clean it up and wax it and my darling granddaughter will have her own rocking chair to sit in when she comes to visit Mom Mom and Gramps.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cutest Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Ever


On Saturday my adorable grandson and great niece were ring bearer and flower girl in the wedding of my beautiful niece Elizabeth and her new husband.  The wedding was lovely and we're all so happy for this wonderful couple.

 I wondered if Dylan would actually walk down the aisle as he is a bit shy at times but he and his cousin Cali marched down the aisle with big grins on their faces.
 
Cali just loved the dress and her glittery pink shoes. 

 

 Dylan looked so cute in his suit.






 The children had a great time...I think the only time they sat down was to eat.


 They danced every dance...



Dylan came home with Lou and I so his Mom and Dad could go to the "after party".


He was just plumb tuckered out after all that ring bearin' and dancin'.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Where did all the Springtime go???



Smile...It's a beautiful morning. Cold but beautiful. We had frost warnings in Maryland last night. Our frost date is May 10th. Here in Carney it went down to 39 degrees but in Western Maryland it was below freezing. I planted annuals in my pots last week and it appears that only the sweet potato vines were affected by the cold night. They are a little droopy but should perk up when the sun hits them. One bright side to this chilly weather is that the ground needs to warm to 64 degrees before the cicadas start crawling out of the ground. I'm off to the shop...Wishing you a wonderful day!


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day...


It is an absolutely beautiful morning here in Maryland on this first day of May. 
I put the coffee on and then took Lucy out for her morning stroll around the yard.
Just had to cut some lilacs to bring inside to enjoy. 

I'm hoping none of my neighbors saw me in my jammies
runnin' around gathering flowers this morning.





Just wondering...how many of you plan on dancing around the May Pole?
Have a wonderful Wednesday!