August 24, 2011

In the garden...

It looks just like any other country driveway - narrow, gray gravel - but just around the corner and beyond the gate, is a piece of heaven on earth...
...will you join me on a stroll through my Grandparent's garden?
A quaint, brick-lined gravel path...
Swinging gently in the shade under the grape vines, the glider is the perfect place for an afternoon can take my word for that;)  I can't count the number of times I've whiled away a summer afternoon on that glider...
The grape vines climb up and over the trellis (constructed by my Grandpa)m which covers the patio with leafy shade all summer long.
Their vegetable garden is the most beautiful and prolific I've ever seen - there's nothing like fresh veggies from the garden!
I'm going to have a garden just like theirs someday...
Happy Trails, y'all!

August 17, 2011

my love affair with vintage books

I don't usually make impulsive decisions. 
I like to think things through and then, and only then, make a logical (and, ahem, economical) decision.
But...some things are just too hard to resist.
Especially vintage books.
They're my one weakness.
I just now splurged and bought two lots of vintage Nancy Drew books on Etsy.
Oh Etsy!  How you do tempt me!  How I love you!  How I hate you!
Ahem, moving on...
They are beautiful, are they not?
Lavender covers...mmhmm.  Yes, please.
There are two mysteries in each volume and I bought six volumes.
My mom said go for it...
So I did.
What else could I do?  I always do what my mommy says.