Friday, June 26, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
A graduation gift, teacher gift or just the perfect thing to highlight that amazing shot you took of the kids getting off the bus the last day of school. Two different designs in an assortment of colors, more than half of them sold over the weekend, so they are going fast.
All are priced under twenty dollars!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Once he even rode his bicycle from Buffalo to Gardiner!
One word congers up visions of the Buffalo Yacht Club in an instant for me. The word is not sailing, commodore or even regatta, it's Dad. If he is in town, you can find him there at least once a week having lunch (with the little past commodore flag in front of his place setting). He knows everyone in the room and refers to the server by name. He was commodore in 1984, there is a wall of portrait shots of every commodore on display at the club. His is dashing, of course. When my daughter Whitney was three or four, she saw the framed photo for the first time. Her response to the picture..."this building must be really old", it still makes me smile.
Most of my tween and early teen Summers were spent at the Yacht Club.( I don't think they used the word tween then) Where Dad raced in regatta's, spent time enjoying friends,enjoyed the lake and set an example of what life can be if you pursue your dreams. He has always been passionate about things, running, art, traveling, sailing and his Doris. I reflect on sunny days at the Yacht Club where I witnessed the adults in my life happy. He has planted the seeds in me to pursue my passions and live passionately. I have not chosen the same course, but have just as much passion in my life, thanks to his living example. Dad and Doris at the Yacht Club in the 80's
Happy Fathers Day, Dad!
Friday, June 19, 2009
We topped our table off with a feather tree, loaded with bells, because
Pink petal garland graced the tree and a mix of silk and real petals were sprinkled on the linens.
My friend Tammy, from Wrights Farm make the OMG Chocolate Cake.
The Red Rooster prepared the Shortcake.Both were amazing!
We served up a tea and coffee, while viewing a dozen other tables...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I told you UNBELIEVABLE right? Hmmm, here is an idea for a HiHo ad campaign. Men are worthless when it comes to shopping, so don't waste your time bringing them in to HiHo. Let them wait in the car so they can help carry the bags and load in the furniture when your done doing your shopping.
I know, I know.., it's not going to fly but it was fun putting it out there, hee, hee.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Remind yourself and your guests that Summer is here and celebrate it!
Rain or Shine.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This first may not be formal enough...I know Sares is expecting the Queen and I had this Balenciaga fitted in 1951 to join in a celebration at the palace ( if I remember correctly... It was one of her boring lunch and crumpet things) guess I really shouldn't be seen by the Queen wearing the same frock!( I don't know which closet the hat is in anyway) The second is a Balenciaga too, from 1961. I wore it on a memorable evening in France. The young and dashing Frank Sinatra sang the night away at a friends villa. This last Balenciaga, I adore. I wore it in 1954... a night of theater and dining in Manhattan. When Erroll Flynn gave me a second look I knew the dress was to become one of my favorites. However the coat does get in the way when dancing...Oh, what to do? How I do love an open back with a party hat....I think the second dress it is. Now to find my gloves...
Thank you for having me to your party Sares...You can swing by and wish Sares a Happy Birthday too, just click her party button in my sidebar.
Many Happy Returns Of The Day !
I had planned a bit more for the post, but the internet at the house was lost yesterday in a storm. Was told it could be days. I luckly had started my party post Sunday evening. I am posting from the shop in my PJ's on dail up. ( now I need to run home and get my dress on before midnight!!)
Friday, June 12, 2009
The pair of cement birds and the valance were not purchased at HiHo, but I was with her when she bought them....and Susan wonders why she has guests every weekend?
For more Pink Saturday fun click on the I Love Pink button in the side bar. Beverly and over one hundred and fifty bloggers have posted pink today!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Humphrey has all his duties at the shop, greeting, roaming, holding down the counter and like all good shop dogs begging for treats from customers who claim to be "dog people".
Humphrey was fascinated by this old typewriter. After the customer put it up on the counter he circled it a number of times ,sooo, I got my camera out. It was a great buy, we all giggled as it left the shop, because Humphrey seemed so attached.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
The throw and the matching pillows are a fun mix of floral and stripes.
Now remember not all is lost if you can't get to HiHo to shop for vintage pink... You can always wear vintage pink and just go shopping!