How lucky was I to be gifted with these amazing Ladies Liberty pillows from Sue at Rue Mouffetard? Her and the lovely daughter were in Hoboken, NJ, to take the quilt class I did (or as I like to call it, Quilt Boot Camp) after reading about it on this here blog. We met for dinner after their class and Sue gifted me with these pillows she made, with photos of the Statue that she took herself (clearly she's a more advanced sewing-crafting diva than myself). Who thinks Sue needs to open an Etsy store? I do!
She knew I love the Lady, because, well...
Her daughter (who incidentally has one of the cutest kids ever) is also super talented, and gifted me with four beautiful vintage dessert plates. They will be making their blog debut soon...I've gathered so many fabulous table pieces over the past few months, I think it's high time to unite them for a party. Frankly, any excuse for a party is fine by me.
Today was a big day at the shore. For one, the sun came out. Secondly, we marched in the local parade. In the kazoo band. That's kind of worthy of its own post.
On the way back from the parade, I stopped at a yard sale (I know you find that shocking) and picked up this photo:
While other people's family photos typically don't "do" it for me (I have my own family, thank you very much) I fell in love with this patriotic picture. Maybe I was caught up in the holiday; maybe I was romanticizing the story of the people in the photo -- how perhaps it was their first July 4th in the States, and this was their first of many patriotic celebrations. Or maybe I was just crazy/dehydrated from blowing a kazoo all morning. Whatever the case, I bought it for $3.
I hope my friends in the States are having a lovely holiday weekend! I'll be back with a kazoo update soon.