Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What's in a Name....


When I was a young girl, I really didn't like my is one of those "hand-me-down" names.. I was named 'Grace' after my Aunt who was named 'Grace' after her Aunt. My middle name, 'Gertrude' is my German Oma's(grandmother) name...thus old lady 'hand-me-down' name.

I always wanted something beguiling like "Cassandra" or "Samantha" or something, anything that sounded so cool and sophisticated. Anything but plain old lady 'Grace'.

But as I grew older I learned to appreciate the history of why I was named after 2 beloved women and I gave my daughter my name as her middle name. How lovely it sounds, Meridith Grace.

Recently a very dear friend bestowed me with yet another reason to love & cherish my name...MaryJane adorned my name in mosaics and it is absolutely beautiful. Then another dear friend, Bev, recently created a lovely Lavender Toile Apron and named it after me. How blessed I am to have such dear friends who deem my name worthy that they created a piece of art in honor of my name.

Yes, Grace, is a lovely old fashioned & Biblical name, and now that I am older and wiser I too cherish it.

Back in the 1970's Country singer Porter Wagner sang a song called, "Aint it amazin Gracie, how much I love you"....

The name Grace and Gracie are starting to become popular,,,wow! so I do have a cool, name after all!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Farm Girls Just Want To Have Fun!


OK, what happens when you combine some Maryjane Farm Girls, a Sunny afternoon & a Vintage Antique-Crafty Show???? FUN UNDER THE SUN~FARM GIRL STYLE!!!!!

Michelle~huckleberrywine, Brenda~past blessings, Pamela~photobug & Grace(me)~katmom are having fun in our aprons. Brenda & Pamela had their vintage booths all country cute and full of wonderful vintage goodies.

I could not resist this cute clothes line display of aprons by one of the other vendors.

What a great day it was & both Michelle & I left with a cart fill of "must haves".....

(pic#2 is Grace/Brenda/Michelle & pic#3 is Michelle/Pamela/Grace)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Oh To Sleep Like A Cat...


I could not resist taking these 3 pictures of my sweet little fur babies...Ms Beasley, Cissy & Peekie were just exhausted from a morning of playing "Chase the dust bunny"...but as for my little Dolly, she didn't feel like having her picture taken today....another day, another opportunity.... here kitty kitty kitty.....

Friday, July 4, 2008

These Boots are Made for Working...

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Ok, for those of you who know me, I can be seen working around the property in my favorite black w/pink polka dots muck boots.....can't miss me!

Recently I was thumbing threw my Victorian Trading Co catalog, & spotted these boots(ok, so I have been dreaming about them for awhile), so I went on line only to find out they were/are on sale! Yikers! how could I not buy them,,,,and now I am the proud owner of a lovely pair of girly muck boots... it makes yard work more pleasant...LOL!

Victorian Trading Co./Hopeless Romantic is a wonderful company to shop. Over the years I have never been disappointed with them or their product line.

I look forward to Saturdays yard chores(almost) so I can wear my new boots!

HAPPY 4th to you all.