It is a party weekend.
Saturday a close friend of mine
is having her first granddaughter's wedding.
The granddaughter is one of Maggie's
Casey the bride -to- be, my Maggie, Miss Brittany
The wedding is at the Chautauqua Bldg.
in our local park.
It is an awesome architectural design.
We have full day on Thursday
finishing up the decorating.
Grandma and the mother of the bride
have been at it since Sunday.
Lots of Ethel Edith furniture and
lots of vintage treasures of my friend's.
I am on board for some cakes.
Sheet cakes....Texas sheet cakes
to join in with lots of other desserts.
we have a wonderful day of celebration
planned with my family.
We are celebrating my Mom and Dad's
70th wedding anniversary.
It is actually on the 28th but with Easter
and the Spain excursion
we moved the party up.
We are going to church with them
then heading to my house for a lunch and
lots of visiting .
Maybe I could get some elbow grease
on that project in the back yard...
We are surprising my mom and dad
with a bottle tree for their gardens.
Mom saw an iron one last year
at a garden and iron place,
but it was pricey.
She has remembered it fondly ever since.
Shhhh.... surprise remember.
It holds 52 bottles.
I posted on facebook
I needed wine bottles
or colored bottles.
The little Saturday bride suggested I call the winery.
An hour later I was picking up
30 bottles for 50cents each.
Clean but with labels intact.
I only got 30 so Mom and Dad
could get some on their own and
my siblings could bring some
to commemorate the day.
I soaked and soaked the bottles.
The red ones' labels slipped right off.
Who knew there were red bottles?
Aren't they pretty?
The green ones were difficult.
The blue bottles were a nightmare.
The labels were cemented on.
I need a manicure now.
But all clean and lined up
is a sight to behold.
I'll take pictures Sunday
of the finished product.
We are having a card shower too.
If anyone wants to send a card
to them it's:
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Adkins
RR 2 Box 96
Tower Hill, IL
Tower Hill, IL
or you can email me or
leave a message in the comments
and I will copy them off and put them
in the scrapbook
my sisters Judy and Linda have made.
We are truly blessed to have
our parents both still living.
You can read about them here.
They are an example of love
for the long haul.
They are their vows in the flesh.