Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Random Post..Planters, Peonies & Boys

Vintage buttons displayed in a planter that arrived in my mailbox yesterday!
(Thanks Deb...I love it!)
Peonies from our garden...white and Sarah Bernhardt pink. Every year the rain beats them down before I get a chance to cut and enjoy them. Now, could someone please tell me how to get rid of the ants so I can actually bring them into the house? (Love the Laura Ashley table cover? It's vinyl...oh yes it is, and I found it at Marshalls for $5.99-WOOHOO!)

The ever smiling Miles (age 6.5 months) and always busy Charlie (3.5 years) came for a visit. Miles was charming and made us all laugh a lot and Charlie helped Papa and Daddy plant some tomatoes and herbs for Bam. Digging in the dirt...what could be more fun?

Of course we made time for ice cream but we had to eat fast with temps in the 90's!!
What's that on Charlie's head you ask? His head had a meeting with a wall and he ended up with 11 stitches. Pretty traumatic, although as soon as he got home from the hospital (I stayed behind with Miles) he told me that his stitches looked like train tracks. (Brought back memories of Michelle and Michael as kids. I do need to add that there were more emergency trips with Michelle than with Michael...even with numerous skateboard accidents.....there were special Guardian Angels watching over him I'm sure!)
I hope your weekend was fun!


PS-I just saw a chance to win this beautiful pillow at Rebecca's blog,  A Gathering Place. While you are there...take some time to browse her blog and also look at the lovlies in her shop here. I would love to win this!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day you had, Joyce! LOVE that planter filled with vintage buttons--an inspiration! Your peonies are gorgeous--always a favorite of mine...don't know what to tell you about the ants, though!

And your sweet grandsons---how adorable! So sorry your older one had to get stitches...looks like he's pretty happy, though!

Hope today is just as lovely for you, my friend!

Julie---A Vintage Chic

Celestial Charms said...

Hi Joyce,
I absolutely love your beautiful peonies. The ants are another story. :)
Sorry to hear about Charlie's wound, hope that heals real quickly. Miles appears to be quite a cutie pie. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

Anonymous said...

Miles is such a cutie and I love Charlie's comment about the train tracks! He looks so grown-up!

The planter is pretty as is the table cloth. That was a great find!

Katie has several peony bushes in her new yard and she recently picked a bunch of them for her dining room table...she didn't know that the came with ants! Surprise!!

hugs to you!
marie @ spun by me

NanE said...

Oh I am so jealous Joyce! Peonies were my Daddy's favorites and he had so many of them. I have never been able to get them to survive here but I am giving it one last try and planted two a few weeks ago. On the other hand, we have already eaten our first tomatoes out of garden and they were yummy! I have a few bell peppers ready to pick too. :) Have a wonderful weekend, xxoo Nan
PS, forgot to say how adorable Charlie and Miles are!

Anonymous said...

Such cute little boys! Poor Charlie... 11 stitches... Yikes... at least he's making the best of his boo boo.

I love the planter and the flowers too. Great random blog entry! :-)

- Jo from Hybrid Simplicity

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Wow..that's some egg on Charlie's poor little head!
And, your flowers are lovely - question you say Pe- O- ney pr pea- onies? :-)

vivian said...

I love peonies too.. they need the ants right? but for cutting them I always just try to shake them off well. I have three bushes.. one giant on and two smaller ones. They are just getting ready to bloom here.
your grandbaby's are adorable! I have torry pie here today! Love him to pieces!
have a great day

My Vintage Mending said...

My boys are so infamous for stitches we wanted to put helmets on them all day long. Not to be outdone my daughter quickly swooped in with the most number of stitches and a rod in her arm on the second day of kindergarten for trying to jump off a zip line...Beautiful family. I shake my blooms before I bring them in to get rid of the ants. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. You have to pick them before they are all the way out to do this or you will lose the petals. Glad you are feeling better...Smiles...Renee

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Joyce,
The planter is perfect for holding treasures!
LOVE peonies. My are getting ready to bloom.
OUCH...that was some fall...poor little guy!
It's always fun at Grandma's & pa's house!
Happy weekend.

Elyse said...

hi joyce!

thank you for making sure that i came over to see your table cover -- so pretty!!!

the same thing happened to my youngest son when he was about 3. very scary and he still has a scar. busy little guys!

happy june!


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh, that smile from Miles just melts me like a Popsicle in the sun!!!
And poor little Charlie. : ( What a cutie to see something positive like "train tracks" when all was said and done.
Loooove those gorgeous peonies!!!
Mary Lou

Jane said...

The boys are adorable!! That smile on Miles' face would melt my heart!! I'm glad Charlie is doing OK, it looks like he hit that wall hard. I'm glad kids are so resilient!!
Your flowers are lovely and that tablecloth makes a great backdrop!
Thanks for the birthday wishes!!

woodandfabric said...

Oh!!! These photos are so precious! And I love your flowers and table cover. Since I am not a very good gardener, I don't know how to get rid of those ants...ewww
Michelle *Ü*

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

My order is simple......a couple of peonies and one Charlie, stitches and all. Great post!!

Rebecca said...

I wish I could grow Peonies. I don't know why but I seem to kill each one I plant! :(

Getting those stitches proved to me that precious little boy will be a real live MAN one day...sweet~

xoRebecca PS: Thanks for bragging on my pillow!

LaurieStar said...

Hi Joyce!

It was great hearing from you yesterday! Your blog is beautiful! I have the same peonies - although my "white" are more of a pale pink. I love the deeper pink ones the most though. Hate the ants! Yuck! But I cut some anyway and brought them in today.
Poor Charlie's head! Ouch! But he looks so grown up now, I can't believe it!
Enjoy this wonderful weather! :)

Mimi Sue said...

Adorable little grandboys! It seems no one can escape childhood without a stitch or two! Beautiful peonies. Let us know if anyone has a good ant tip. I'd like to bring them into my house too. Mimi

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That was fun, the bump on the head of course! I loved the pictures with grandpa. I love peonies....but not the ants! No one ever mentions that part in their blogs LOL!


Sandy Michelle said...

OH I hope they have that table cloth at the Marshall's here! I wish I knew how to get rid of the ants cause I too have gorgeous peonies I would love to bring indoors.

Sandy xox


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