Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rosette swap

Oooh-la-la...lavender fragrance filled my kitchen as I was opening up my sweet package. I immediately ooohhh and ahhhed as I saw all the pretties Lynn decorated with. She was nice enough to include a large Lavender bar of soap that smells sooooooo goooood! It all looks great in my bathroom.
Big Hugs Lynn....

I am linking up to Jill's Rosette swap at Gypsy Brocante...let's go check out all the pretty rosettes. Thank you Jill for hosting such a fun rosette swap.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Lots of Pizazz

When I saw this flashy handbag I couldn't pass it up...will I ever use it? I don't know but I love that it has lots of pizazz. Sure it's showy but also beautiful at the same time. Is it the Latin in me that adores all those vibrant colors so close together? haha... The bag was made in India and  I applaud the person that worked so hard to string every single glass bead, you did a BEAUTIFUL job!

I am linking up to Linda's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday...come check out all the pretty thrifty goodies.


Sunday, August 29, 2010


The passion flower vine is growing like mad...twirls everywhere, oodles and oodles of stunning, fragrant purple flowers and loads of fruit everywhere. Mmmmm....I will be making passion fruit pie very, very soon.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Trinket finds...

My big score this week was this Brahmin wallet...they are worth boocko bucks at the retail stores.

I was so delighted when I came across this SS Rockledge spoon...I don't see these often.

These two little bone china CoalPort flower vases are so adorable..cute b-day gift for a special one.
As we were taking our boys to practice last night, I noticed a bunch of junk out by my neighbors curb. Of course my neck grows to the length of a giraffe...checking out what is out there. I spied this super cute lampshade and figured I would pick it up on the way home. With my short attention span...I forgot all about it! Can you believe it was still there this morning? I tried to stop on the way to school but for some reason my kids yell "NO" and slide down their seat. LOL... On the way home I stopped and sure enough this lampshade is a beauty. It has glass beads all the way around the shade and in great shape. I love it!!!

Dina from Smushi and Bee started her craft Wednesdays again...I am excited to see and chat with my friends again. I just need to find something to work on!!!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Red Garden...

I love this time of year when all my bromeliads are in full bloom.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Rainbow clouds

As the sun was setting last night we noticed a beautiful rainbow of colors behind the clouds...

Monday, August 16, 2010


Mango galore...picked them last Saturday. Washed and rinsed them and placed them next to my sink so that I can keep an eye on them. Every morning I gently squeeze them and rotate them. This is our 3rd mango run...we eat them every morning, noon and night....delicioso!!!

Hugs Sylvia

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The winner is....

It's time..It's time....to pick a winner....

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Congratulations to Shirley from Sweet Romantic Notions!!!!  Shirley if you could please send me your address I will get the goodies shipped out ASAP.
Thank you all so much for being a follower and leaving your sweet comments. I really appreciate you all taking the time to read my blog.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Carnival, Chintz Oh MY

My treasures found at local thrift stores. I was so excited when I saw the two chintz plates...love that chintz!

I am linking up to a super fun blog...Lemoncholy's Flight of Fancy Flea Market Friday...Kecia always manages to find some fun treasures. AND Cindy's My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday...her house decor is gorgeous!

Have a great weekend...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Strange lights in the sky

As we were waiting for football practice to finish last Thursday, we happened to notice these strange lights in the sky. The sun was about to set in the west and these rays of light are coming from the east.
I brightened the first picture to get a better view.
 The rays of light did not move around either.
Any explanations?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Flea Market Friday & VBF Finds...

Jade and marble lamp w/o the lamp shade...perfect for my sons room. What kind of lamp shade would you put on this lamp?????

I can never seems to pass up the quadruplate cups.

These were just a couple of things I found at the thrift store today.

Not too late to enter my giveaway....

I am linking up to Lemoncholy's Flea Market Friday. AND French Cupboard Vintage Black Friday   I can't wait what to see what treasures they've all found.

Have a great weekend...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Little collectibles

I couldn't pass up this cute little chain mail purse..it does need repair at the bottom but still adorable.

Little fenton blue bird, paid a song for it...

I am not sure what this bird is but couldn't resist it's cute facial expression.

I am a sucker for small SS shakers...

A little reminder about my Giveaway

There's still time to enter...

I am linking up to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday with Linda at Coastal Charm...lots of pretty blogs with some awesome collectibles...check it out!

Happy Tuesday...

Monday, August 2, 2010

80 Mile Challenge...

Tall Mom on the Run....80 Mile Challenge...in the month of August.
You can either walk, jog or run. From August 2 ~ Sept. 2nd.

     •80 miles/ 4 weeks= 20 miles per week

     •20 miles a week/ 7 days a week= 2.85 miles per day
I've been thinking of doing the Pumpkin in the Park 5k this October and what a great way to train..The Tall Mom way...anyone want to join? I am off to remove some clothes (remember I'm in Florida) and put my tennis on. Catcha later...Sylvia

A couple of hours later...

While my boys were at Football practice I trekked on over to the park and walked and jogged for 3.75 miles. Whewww....am I out of shape!!! It's been 3 years since I've challenged myself and let me tell you..it's not the legs or the breathing that slowed me down...it was my BRAIN! I guess I have to re-train my whole self all over again. But YEAAAAA...I did do 3.75 miles...yeaaaa for me. Hubby is joining me tomorrow.

Just Because Giveaway...

Another Giveaway at My Trinkets....A Just because Giveaway...
Just because I've met so many wonderful people...

Just because I want to Thank My faithful followers...

Just because school is starting next week and new endeavors begin...

Just because I want to give someone these beautiful vintage lace dollie's and place mats.

Just because I know someone will love the vintage playing cards and wooden lacy fan as much as I do.

All you have to do is leave me a comment, spread the word by posting my giveaway on your blog and

become a follower. WOW...3 chances to win...pretty cool....

My giveaway ends....Sunday, August 15th...I will announce the winner the same day.

Have a wonderul week...