Friday, April 13, 2012


For the ESN Scavenger Hunt, we are looking for flowers.  When I first saw this, I knew it was going to be my pick.  In a field full of roses I am a wildflower - what a wonderful thought!  I think this applies to all the women in my family going back to my grandmother.  I'll just leave it at that.
You can find this and some other great vinyl wall lettering and decor at Walls that Talk.  Life is short, so have fun and be a wildflower.

Visit ESN and meet Walls that Talk and other fantastic eCrater sellers.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Warmth of Spring Flowers

I just cleaned my patio table and chairs.  The umbrella is back up to ward off the the glare of the sun.  The roses are blooming.  The scent of the tea olive bush The deep burgandy and purple irises line the deck.  Time to sit outside and listen to the birds, enjoy the warmth of the spring sun and the fragrance of the beautiful spring flowers.  There is nothing more relaxing than having a glass of ice tea and reading the first "beach" novel of the year.

Our ESN Scavenger Hunt theme this week is "spring flowers."  Avon introduced the Summer Fantasy collection in 1983 that represents "spring flowers" perfectly.  The Summer Fantasy collection includes a Summer Fantasy Serving Tray, tall Summer Fantasy Glass Tumblers and an Outdoor Summer Fantasy Scented Candle in a tin with a floral motif.  Pretty red flowers.  You can find the Avon Summer Fantasy collection at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles

Relax in the joy of Spring    

Monday, April 9, 2012

When Frogs Fly

Or is that when pigs fly?  Last week's ESN Scavenger Hunt had frogs as its theme.  I know, I'm a little behind but just couldn't come up with anything clever about frogs.  I must say that the ESN scavenger hunters are pretty talented coming up with different takes on the themes. 

The great thing about the computer is that you can type in search words and all sorts of things pop up in the search.  All I did was type in "frog" and I found out that Rayne, Louisana is the frog capital of the world.  Located in Cajun country, not too far from New Orleans, Donat Pucheau, a gourmet chef in the 1880s (did they really have gourmet chefs back then?), started selling bullfrogs to New Orleans restaurants.  Then the Weill Brothers from France got wind of the craze over frog legs and began exporting frogs to restaurants all over putting Rayne, Louisana on the map.

On Labor Day weekend, the good people of Rayne celebrate the frog with a town festival.  One of the happenings during the festival is a Frog Derby and they dress the frog racers in jockey uniforms.  Folks, I am not making this up.  I imagine it is pretty exciting as you would never know when a frog might take a giant leap, fly over all the other froggies and win the race.

After reading all the cute stories of frogs, I still don't have any desire to touch a frog.  I'll just leave that to the good people of Rayne, Louisiana.
I did find this cute T-shirt at Embroidery Fashions Boutique - you just might want to check it out.  This long sleeve womans's t-shirt features 3 pigs with wings flying over the clouds.  Called "When Pigs Fly."  I thought, my sentiments exactly - I'll handle a slimy frog "when pigs fly."  

A message from last year's winner of the Frog Derby
"Eat More Chickin"

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Frogs, Tadpoles and Little Girls

Frogs is our ESN Scavenger Hunter theme this week.  When you think of frogs, the thought of little boys is not too far behind.  Boys and frogs conjure up images of a sweet innocent little boy with a shy smile on his face offering a frog to his mother or a little mischievous boy with a frog chasing a screaming girl on the playground.  Boys just love hearing little girls scream. 
Here is a vintage Avon collector plate showing a sweet little boy bringing flowers to his mother.  The Mother's Day plate titled "Little Things Mean A Lot" is available at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles.  Just look at that sweet smile and those innocent eyes - so cute.  You see the puppy dog at his feet.  Hmmm, you don't see a frog?  I bet you anything that the frog is in his back pocket - you just can't see it. 

And if you think you are safe because you have little girls.  Think again, ladies!  Years ago when my two daughters were about six and four, we lived in a townhouse that had a creek running behind the patio.  It was very shallow and only a few feet wide.  One afternoon I went into the half bath and there, in a sink full of water, were thousands of tadpoles swimming around.  Well, maybe not thousands, but it might as well have been.  Who knew they were gathering tadpoles from the creek and bringing them in the house.  They thought the tadpoles were pretty cool.  Needless to say, I was not very appreciative - they had to take the tadpoles back to the creek.  I'm just not a big fan of slimy critters.  Looking back on it now, I think I should have joined in on their fun..........