We lost sister #1, Mary Marcelle Redden, in January. I know she is in a much better place but I miss her so much. She had a massive brain aneurysm in the middle of the night and it did so much damage that she was never a candidate for surgery. The family got to be by her side all day while a ventilator kept her breathing and we waited for her daughter to arrive in AL from FL. I am thankful that I got to hold her hand and touch her face. Soon after her daughter arrived, she was taken off like support. Her service was amazing - beautiful music by our niece, Amanda Bynum Singer, and beautiful memories shared by different family members. So, my heart is heavy because I miss her here on Earth, but I rejoice because we will be together again. I will always love you beautiful Mar.
The next thing that has me distracted is planning a wedding! Our oldest daughter, Alexandra, is getting married on August 29th, 2015. We are busy making plans and I am thinking I will be able to do the whole thing - DIY style!!! I know, I know - doing it all will not be possible so we are getting prices on everything as well. We will see how much I end up doing.
I don't do as much holiday decorating as I did when the girls were at home. Little grandson is here 3 days a week and he needs something magical so I usually create a few fun vignettes.
This table and bench are in our den
Instead of spreading out the decorations,
I decided to use all of the new things together.
I still love the old white platters
inside the washstand mirror frame
I found this huge white lamb on a trading site in Birmingham
and was lucky enough to get it. I didn't even have to travel
the 1 1/2 hour drive to B'ham - turns out the woman's daughter
is a student at Auburn and was passing within 15
minutes of my house on her way back to campus.
We were able to meet up-it was even bigger than I thought!
I also had the opportunity to go to a local gift boutique/florist that will be closing in May. The lovely owner had purchased many pieces of my painted furniture to use in her store when she opened. She asked me to come over and help her price the pieces to sale and I ended up shopping for hours!!! Things were already reduced so I took advantage of it. I got the dressed rabbit couple, the three green birds, and the little birds nests from her.
Cute Mr. and Mrs. Bunny
Green birds and twig bird nests
I adore their little burlap clothes
I got the floral arrangement with Easter eggs for
half price from another local store after Easter last year.
The pastel colored lights are from Candylights.
I have my two amazing Luminara candles in the white candle holders.
I love these candles!!! I want more and more! Lots more!
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