Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Decorations

Gold Angel on dining Room Tea Cart

Angels on Fireplace

Christmas Tree with Santa on Side.  I have been collecting pink ornaments for 30 years.  I have never gotten tired of them.

Little Angel and Santa Claus I bought Macy's 30 years ago.  

Christmas Decorations 2014

Enjoying the beautiful fall weather

Getting ready for fall

Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving decorations I have had for 30 years.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Table setting for a dear friend's birthday dinner.  The painting in the background is one of my originals.

Hubby Jim and I at dinner with our New Mobilians friends.  I was wearing a long black knit dress with a fun necklace from Stein Mart.  One of my favorite places to shop for fun clothing and accessories.

Getting ready for fall.  I created the garland across the door.

Fall table center piece

Enjoying the beautiful fall weather, but the sun was a little bright.  I was wearing one of my favorite outfits from Chicos.

Paddle Boat on Bayou Sarrah in Mobile Alabama

Another interesting scene on Bayou Sarrah in Mobile Alabama

Our lovely friends taking us for a ride in their boat along Bayou Sarrah in Mobile Alabama.

Mitzies' 1st Birthday.  Couldn't resist this birthday hat.

Mitzie's 1st birthday cake and new buggy she received for her birthday.  I can't believe that a dog would love riding in a buggy as much as she does.  You get her in there, you can hardly get her out.

It has been some time since I have posted, but I look forward to getting up to par and sharing my experiences as I discover the joys of growing older in a society focused on the young.  One thing I have learned through the years is that if you have a good attitude, life only gets better.  I didn't say always easier, but better.  By this point in life, most of us have seen our children grow up and seek their own lives and we are finding time to discover who we are.  As much as we would like to always be a part of our children's lives, it is not always possible.  It is our time to grow and to discover new interests, whether it is joining a women's group, learning how to paint, sew, learn a new language and if you are lucky enough to travel and experience what other cultures in the world have to offer.

Fall is hear and I can't believe how fast this year has gone.  I was going to retire in February, but I am still working 3 days a week and may continue to do so for some time.  I still have a hard time accepting that I am a "senior citizen" and can retire.  I think of senior citizens as people in their 80s.  I guess when I get there, I will think of them as being in the 100s.

On my off time I still enjoy my women's group activities, oil painting, sewing, decorating and gardening.  So, needless to say I don't have time to get bored. I am looking forward to sharing fashion and ideas, for those of us over 65, decorating and other miscellaneous projects and experiences.  I have been inspired by several other bloggers who have given me the drive to develop this site to inspire those of us 65 and over who enjoy life and are always looking forward to new experiences.

Wishing you all a wonderful life.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Easter Decorations-My favorite time of year.

Birds nest that I found at my favorite gift store in Fairhope, Alabama. Part of my coffee tablescape.

A lovely antique cup and saucer given to me from a dear friend on my birthday.  It fit in perfectly into my Easter dinning room tablescaoe,

Living room Easter coffee table tablescape.

Easter wreath I made.  I love the bright cheerful colors  

Diningroom Easter tablescape

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Life's Little Treasures - Life Style-Art and Design: My hubby Jim and I at our 31st Annual New Mobilian...

Life's Little Treasures - Life Style-Art and Design: 
My hubby Jim and I at our 31st Annual New Mobilian's Mardi Gras Ball.  
My friend Janet Beaverstock and I were Ball Captains this year.  The gown was made by me.
The top is silver taffeta with black burnout velvet zebra stripe.  The full length skirt is black
velveteen, lined with black taffeta.  The silver flower came from a local beauty supply store.

Our Mock Queen at our Mardi Gras Rehearsal.  Isn't cute?

Mardi Gras Ball rehearsal,  February 7, 2014. Our mock queen and her escort.

Three friends marching with their Mardi Gras umbrellas marching to the Excellsor Band.

Escellsor Mardi Gras Band helps get us in the spirit.

Myself and a friend dancing to the great music.  I was giving my hubby a break.  The lovely lady in the white gown is a very good friend who was one of the driving forces behind the decorations,

Me and my hubby, up close and personal.

Our 2014 Queen and her court.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Life's Little Treasures - Life Style-Art and Design: Mardi Gras 2014

Life's Little Treasures - Life Style-Art and Design: Mardi Gras 2014:  Well, 2014 is in full swing here in the South.  One of our most looked forward too activity of the year is Mardi Gras.  It is...
 My Garden before the 2014 sleet/snow storm.

Out in my Garden in October.

 January 30, 2014, can you believe snow/sleet in Mobile.  Hasn't happened in 30 years.  Hope it doesn't happen again in another 30 years.   Burr, it is cold out here.  Mitzie doesn't know what to think

Me and Mitzie in the sleet/snow.  Finally found my snow boots I brought with me from Reno.

My Garden will never be the same.
Mitzie is beginning to grow.  She is wearing a yellow dress that I made her.  She has been a blessing.  Keeps two senior citizens very active and busy.  Forgot what it takes to raise and train a puppy.

 Oh, what a life.  My Mitzie taking a nap.

Mitzie wearing her pink fleece jacket I made her and her red booties.  It was really funny watching her walk.  She didn't know what to think.

Mardi Gras 2014

 Well, 2014 is in full swing here in the South.  One of our most looked forward too activity of the year is Mardi Gras.  It is over a month of Formal Balls, Parades and celebrating here in Mobile.  Most people don't know that Mardi Gras actually started here in Mobile.  Way before New Orleans.  Following are pictures of my personal Mardi Gras Decorations, which I look forward to displaying each year.  The Jester painting on the wall is one of my original paintings.  The white mask is one I painted at a ceramics studio,