Hello! Dayle took the boys out for a haircut and shopping the other day and he said the boys saw a bouquet of flowers and suggested they get some for me. *SWEET* So, I cut the stems and filled the cut glass pitcher, arranged them and they're on the dining table. A big bright pink Gerbera Daisy is the star of the show.
Alstroemeria, pink Stock and lavender Chrysanthemum.
I was surprised to see Queen Anne's Lace in the bouquet! There are some Carnations, too.
Dayle was giving each of the dogs some cheese. Moochers! LOL!
We have a circular driveway and when we pulled in the other day I snapped this photo of the house and the blooming Star Magnolia and our woods beyond.
I am really enjoying the farmhouse in red with white trim. Unfortunately the house is hidden behind several large Rhododendron bushes. I have asked for them to be trimmed down but Dayle says he likes the privacy they offer. After they bloom this Spring, I am going to plead my case once again to open up the view of the house. Would you leave them big or trim them down to 3 feet high? :-)
Good news! The daffodils that I claimed were not going to bloom have surprised me with some unopened buds. I can't wait to see what they look like. If I remember correctly I ordered some fancy pink ones.
The boys found some leftover lumber from the deck project and stacked them up to make this cute little bench. I would not recommend sitting on this as it's not nailed together. :-)
Our grandsons are celebrating their birthdays this week. This is Hayden last night when we went to dinner at "Who Song and Larry's" Mexican restaurant - he's wearing their "birthday" hat - a top hat with bunny ears, I believe it's the Mad Hatter's chapeau. He will be turning 10 on April 3rd. Caleb turns 9 on March 31st, tomorrow! For 4 days the boys are the same age, which we have fun with.
Here's Caleb after the waiters sang Happy Birthday and presented him with a free dessert of "deep fried ice cream". They also gave one to Hayden which I thought was nice.
This Facebook Marketplace might get me into trouble.. lol. I was scrolling through it and saw this antique railroad lantern. WELL.. being that Dayle is a retired RR engineer I have a fondness for railroad things. I emailed the seller and negotiated a very fair price and we stopped by while running errands and brought it home. I was very surprised at how heavy it is. It's very well made. I cleaned it up as it was very dusty, and tried to shine up the colored lenses. We even pulled out the kerosene holder and it's got the original wick in it. The screw top for filling it is kind of stuck so we squirted some oil around it and on the hinges to make it work easier. I want to fill it with fuel and light it! :-)
The maker of this lamp. I am not sure how they made it "non-sweating". LOL!
This is what it looks lit up, Hayden is holding a flashlight in it for me. The blue/green lens.
The red one.
This is the lens with natural daylight.
And the red.
Kristi picked up some jelly beans for me to fill the old glass bunny I have - I love how they glow inside!
It would be fun to try some pastel ones in there, too.
So, are you all set for Easter? Kristi will be cooking a ham, scalloped potatoes and green bean. What is on your menu? I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
❀.•❤•.✿.•❤ Happy Easter! ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤
((hugs)), Teresa :-)