Saturday, June 22, 2013

Just A Little Americana

It is so good to see you. Of course the coffee is on and we are having Kona again, along with some chocolate chip cookies. It is always good to have you come Through My Back Door. I haven't put out too much for the 4th, but thought I would share what I have.
This is on the patio. Michael made it years ago and I am still enjoying it.
The table set in another simple look. This Uncle Sam was carved by the worlds best s-i-l.
This one just fits in this display. Yes another carved by the wbs-i-l.
This is one of my Sebastian figurines. I am thinking I am going to get them back out after the house is off the market.
As you can see I don't have much out this year, but for me right now, this is enough.
I am looking forward to this week as I don't have a lot going on. One thing I have to do is get this house cleaned.
I was reading Holly's blog yesterday,
Holly's Hobbies and Darbee Days
and it made me think about how your life can change in an instant. Go read it and you will see what I am talking about. I wonder how many times God saves us from a disaster, that we aren't even aware of.
This morning was a perfect morning to have coffee on the porch. When I look out over my yard I wonder why I have that sign in it. I had to take a few more pictures of my daylillies, because that is what I saw.
Again I just enjoy these so much.
Amanda and her cousin Hannah gave a baby shower for Beth today. Beth was supposed to be here, but of course wasn't able. Everyone brought their gifts unwrapped and then we wrapped them. Curt and Lindsay will take them up soon. There was a huge crowd and she got so many nice gifts.
Amelia is doing well. She now weighs 3lbs and 4 oz. We thank all of you for your prayers.
I was supposed to show you something new, but it hasn't come in, so maybe next time, when you come Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Let us all be thankful for our family and friends this week. Maybe saying an extra prayer for them.
PSS: We are going to take a field trip down to Dodd and Renda's real soon. They have got some wonderful new (antique) pieces. 
PSSS: Next visit I hope to have more to share. I have been a "blah" blogger lately.


  1. Finally! We got moved into our new shop and I feel like I can breath again! Your yard looks so pretty, must be hard thinking of leaving it all. I haven't decorated for the 4th at all yet (at least not at home). Hope you're having a great weekend, Dawn

  2. Hi Betty. Those flowers are so pretty! I love that Uncle Sam too! So glad to hear little miss Amelia is doing good. Can't wait to hear she is home. Have a good weekend.

  3. Hi Betty,
    Everything looks wonderful, as always.
    So happy to hear Amelia is doing well.
    Prayers continuing to go up.
    Love your gorgeous yard.
    I completely can relate about blogging.
    There are things I want to share but struggling with actually getting it posted. It can be so time consuming at times, especially with needing to take pictures. Now you know why I've been so lazy lately and just used my phone for taking photos. The quality isn't as good but oh so much easier and faster.
    Have a peaceful and fabulous Sunday.

  4. Ok, I love the Uncle Sam's! How wonderful. I love all Americana but especially Uncle Sam's.
    Your yard looks amazing.I can see why you love it.
    I will keep Praying for Amelia. My first granddaughter was preemie and in the NICU for a while, no fun.
    I am so glad that you are continuing to bleg. I think it is fading out. I try, but it does take time.
    Have a blessed Lord's Day! ~Sara

  5. Hello dear those flowers are so pretty..So glad to hear miss Amelia is doing good. Can't wait to hear she is home. ...sending you all lots of love xx

  6. Daylilies are wonderful--they make me smile looking at them.

    Love all the red, white and blue.

    Good news on your growing and thriving Great Grand

  7. I like your Americana Betty and your lillies are gorgeous. Have a good trip.


  8. I'm the blah blogger my dear....not you! Where will you move when you sell your lively home? I bet you hate to leave such a pretty glad Amelia is doing well...prayers continue. Hugs, Lura

  9. Hi Betty! Glad to hear Amelia is blooming! Here it is already going to be July fourth..time is flying by! Brian is doing well now...time to breathe again! ;)---Jan

  10. Afternoon Friend
    I have been down with the flu bug.
    I don't remember feeling so bad ever.
    What a mean bug.
    I love your Americana and beautiful daylillies.
    So glad to hear more weight gain with Amelia.
    Still praying.
    Woolie Blessings

  11. Hi Betty,
    I think having less out anymore is PERFECT...I've been taking more away than I put out these days and it just doesn't bother me at all. I found I can decorate with less.
    Lots (most) of the decor I took to the basement at Christmas time never made it back upstairs - I don't even miss it!
    your decorating is very lovely and simply festive!!!
    I see why you 'wonder' about the FOR SALE sign...but you have made that decision and you will be good to go when it does sell.
    I will read Darbee's blog after leaving here.
    How fun to have a shower for Beth - she was most likely delighted beyond words. So glad little Amelia is growing every day.

  12. Cleaning house can be theraputic. I actually like it......if I can do it alone:) I just hate the dishes....that's all. Your Americana decor is perfect. If the peices are special, then that's all that matters. It's funnny, I just read Holly's blog right before I came to yours:) She is so blessed. Your flowers are gorgeous. Hope you are having a wonderful summer. -Steph-

  13. Everything looks beautiful Betty! It is alright to feel "blah" from time to time. You enjoy your week and have a Happy July 4th!
    I am glad that the baby is doing better. I enjoy your posts.
    God bless


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