20 June 2012

Natural Beauties ~ The Little Red Shop's Garden





Boutonnieres

Lupine

Columbine

Johnny Jump-Ups









If you follow The Little Red Shop, you may know that it, and its future home, a 1919 bungalow, sit on the grounds of a former plant nursery.  It's always fun to see sweet little bits of natural history pop up year, after year!


And for the future, hopefully not too far…I'm gathering little snippets on Pinterest that capture my ideas for the nursery.

How does your garden grow?

: )

Julie M.

For more photos…and to receive regular updates on my fabulous junking adventures and restoration projects, please follow The Little Red Shop's facebook page.  You can also visit us via My Favorite Find , Twitter and Pinterest.


Please visit A Southern Daydreamer's 180th Outdoor Wednesday.



17 June 2012

Vintage Father's Day...


{Repost}

This is one of my favorite pictures of one of my very best friends.



Andrews' Cabin, Whidbey Island, circa 1970-something

Quick-witted, close-talking, God-fearing, hymn-singing, family/food & friend-loving, storytelling,  roller coaster-riding, board game-playing, movie-geek'n...

Dad

Big-time-snoring, big-time dreaming, belly-laughing, coffee-hating, pink shirt-wearing, mom-adoring...

Dad

I know he wasn't perfect...

But he is now!

{Updated:  Father's Day, 2012}

This year will be the ninth year (now 11th) my daddy will celebrate Father's Day with his father...and our Father...in heaven…and the first with my big brother, Bryan.  

{Now…back to 2010}

May God richly bless you and your loved ones...and may you cherish each and every moment of time you have with them!


Happy Father's Day!

: )

Julie M.


ps  In honor of my dear daddy, my mama and I attended the late-showing of "Killers" last night.  If you enjoy  good old early 1980's silly spy-spoof TV fun...like Magnum P.I., Scarecrow & Mrs. King, Remington Steele, and Hart to Hart...then this is the movie for YOU!!!  

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14 June 2012

Vintage Beauties ~ Stars & Stripes


Happy Flag Day!


When I first happened upon this family photo whilst venturing through my grandmother's collection, I thought…

"Hmm…could this be one of my grandma's maternal aunties?"


In fact, when I showed my 91 year old grandma this photo sometime in the last year or so, she sighed and said…

"MOM!"

It's not her mama…though they definitely look alike.
{Well…we're pretty sure it's not her…}




Grandma's mama, Ritta, is on the right, along with her mama, mama's brother, Uncle Ike, and...I believe, his wife.  


My great grandma, who went to be with the Lord in 1989…at 89, had 4 sisters.

Iva Christina, Sina


Cora





Orpha


{They had brothers, too…but let's leave them for another day.}

I've featured Cora & Orpha in previous posts on this blog.



My mom remembers her Great Aunt Orphie and speaks of her with grand affection.  She's easy to identify in pictures.  Cora, who pioneered out west with her new husband & 2nd cousin...George Rookstool…corresponded regularly with her little sister Ritta, and Ritta's husband, my Great Grandpa Roy, so we have a plethora of photos of her branch of the family as well.

"To Roy & Family,"


she wrote,


"Here we are…How Do you like the looks of us"

Timple, Uncle Cousin George, Baby Lester, Great Grand Aunt Cora ~ Wyoming, circa 1921




Iva Christina




Sina


….however, remain a mystery.  


When I saw this lovely, whose picture was found next to the flag-flying girlie…I thought…




"MOM!"

Holy cow!  She looks a LOT like my mama!!

Of course, she isn't…




My mama's on the right, circa 1960'something


Hmmm…


So, what do you think?


Could the mysterious lovelies be Iva & Sina?  To which era do you think they belong?  Iva was born in 1891, and passed away as a married young mama in 1919.  Sina was born in 1894.


Oh, and I do believe I recently solved one other unidentified photo mystery.


Remember Uncle Ike?  




Hmm…but who is the lady?  He was married twice during his lifetime... (1861-1938)


Do you think she's the gal to his right...under the tree?


Oy!!!


: )


Julie M.


For more photos…and to receive regular updates on my fabulous junking adventures and restoration projects, please follow The Little Red Shop's facebook page.  You can also visit us via My Favorite Find , Twitter and Pinterest.

12 June 2012

Vintage Treasure Hunting ~ The Farm Chicks Antique Show 2012


European Linens



Uber Chic




Giant Glass Bottles


&


Galvanized Pails


Wild Whimsy


Cowgirls


Jill (L), from Forever Cottage, with friends


Girly Girls


Finders Keepers


Ribbons




&

Shoppers with Beaus




Vintage Ruffles


Florals 




&


Rose Marie Designs


Lace


Chippy Paint




Heavy Metal


Funky Junk Jennifer

Dishes


Junebug Furniture & Design


&
Stars




Stripes


More Florals...


Buttercup Junk Market


Jewelry


Lisa Souers Designs Jewelry


Flowers


Uber Chic
{They go to Europe EVERY month!}


*sigh* 


And…and………...


*SIGH*


…Cars!


Grandiflora Home & Garden


; )


Julie M.


To see the REST of my photos (200+) from The Farm Chicks Antique Show 2012, please visit The Little Red Shop's Facebook page.


Thank you!

For even more photos…and to receive regular updates on my fabulous junking adventures and restoration projects, please follow The Little Red Shop's facebook page.  You can also visit us via My Favorite Find , Twitter and Pinterest.

05 June 2012

The Farm Chicks Antique Show 2012



Have you heard the news?



The Farm Chicks Antique Show was last weekend!!! 

Missed it?  No worries... 

In addition to having a fun-filled treasure-hunting weekend with my mama & friends...I snapped over 300 photos!  Thank you to Serena Thompson, of The Farm Chicks, and all of the wonderful vendors for putting together such a lovely vintage market.  

To see my photos from the show, please visit The Little Red Shop's Facebook Page.  I'll be adding more & more over the next few days.

Enjoy!!

: )

Julie M.

For even more photos…and to receive regular updates on my fabulous junking adventures and restoration projects, please follow The Little Red Shop's facebook page.  You can also visit us via My Favorite Find , Twitter and Pinterest.

Thank you!

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