Before I go any further with this post, please tune in tomorrow for my first ever give-away contest!!! [Can’t…contain…excitement…] : )
So this past weekend we drove off to the beach to visit Dhara’s Grandpa + Grandma Smith and her Aunt Beth. We ate at the lovely Georgia House for lunch for the second time. I think I love that place. The food is just so simple + so yummy, nothing fancy. I got a club sandwich on wheatberry bread with sweet potato french fries. Soooo good. I just might have to convince the husband to stop there every time we go to the beach. Another place I wouldn’t mind stopping at next time is the local antique store Greg’s mom took us to.
I’ve been to many an antique store and I’ve only been to a few that actually have things I like, and this is one of them. [The other 2 are in Dayton, Ohio and Carbondale, Illinois]. I picked up some goods for a summer garden party I’m planning for Dhara’s half birthday. Something sweet, pretty and girly. [Once I found out Dhara’s due date was around Christmas time, I knew we had to do a half birthday for the poor gal. To have your birthday during the Christmas season is just not fair!] So come June, we’ll be throwing her a fun little summer party in the woods with her little girl friends and little girl cousins.
Back to our weekend — I picked up some large, old, blue and green glass mason canning jars to serve as lanterns for candles, and as vases for wildflowers. These are the old school kind with zinc lids. I also picked up a linen, embroidered napkin, and a beautiful vintage girl’s dress made of the most thin, airy, wispy, yet crisp kind of cotton. My most favorite kind — I wish they sold this kind by the yard — I would probably purchase the whole bolt and then some. : )
It was also important to Greg that we got Dhara’s toes in the sand and ocean for the first time! She’s definitely going to be a little water baby like her daddy. Growing up, Greg spent his summers at the beach and in the water, and so we’re pretty sure that Dhara will look forward to her beach summers.
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oh susa, how have our tastes become so similar? I am itching to get to a store (of any kind) with vintage goodies… around here it’s usually a consignment/thrift place. or even a good estate/yard sale. hopefully, it will happen soon. did you find a nice old hanger to put that dress on?
and what is this about a party for all girls? given little dhara’s current surroundings, she may have to invite some boy goobers. 🙂
Gardening-hands down. 🙂 Very cute Kimono top. If I won I would like the 6-9 you did a great job!