Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How about a giveaway from Italy!!

You MUST go and visit my long time blogger friend from Italy, Zaira!  She has beautiful style and is just so sweet.  This is what I love about blogging, the people you "meet" all around the world.
I guess telling you about this giveaway makes it harder for me to win, but that's OK.  
Good luck to you and I know you will enjoy looking and reading  Zaira's beautiful blog.
Tell her SueBee sent you!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Roses and Friends...

My rose bush is blooming!  So I thought I would show you.  I have no clue what the name is, I think it's some kind of cabbage rose.
It smell wonderful.

Went on a bike ride today with my friends Gail and Phyllis.  It's kind of hard to believe we went to school together more then 40 years ago and still friends or I should say renewed friends.  So that tells you how old we all are, this year we turn 60!  Phyllis and I were talking yesterday about how we just don't feel it.  When our parents were 60 it was old!!  Why is it not old now? Gail has a blog called Out and About with Gail, fits her perfect.  When we ride I always learn so much from her, she knows a lot about birds and flowers.  She's not shy at all, no problem knocking on doors at 9am and asking if she can go in their back yard to take pictures of what ever strikes her interest.  She said most people are very nice and let her.  Of course, we have lived in this same area code for most of our lives(you know how old we are) so chances are we know them or we know someone that know them.  I always say it's a small Conway(our neighborhood).  Anyway, we have been riding a few times a week and I'm really enjoying it.  Florida weather cooperates nicely.
Tomorrow is estate sale day! 
Please go visit my other blog, Vintage Chic Affair and see us grow..
Happy Wednesday evening!

Monday, February 18, 2013

You have not met Archer!!

Meet Archer...
He was found in an abandoned house, starving and covered in fleas.  So you know he has heart worms.  My hubby found him online through a Lab rescue.  I really didn't even know he was looking.  

We had to drive 2 1/2 hours to a rescue to meet him.  How do you go that far and not bring them home? 
I was nervous.
He was not a friendly bouncy glad to meet you kind of guy.  He had bonded with the foster parent(if that's what you call them) and wouldn't even come up to us.  He suggested we take him for a walk to get him away from the other 6 or 7 labs barking, jumping and playing.  All he really wanted to do was go back to the home he had only known for about 10 weeks and who knows what his life was like before that.  Don't get me wrong, the foster home is a blessing to all dogs.  They were doing a great job.
Well we have had him for 2 1/2 weeks and he likes us now, of course I'm his favorite!


Still working on Lola, she's not too sure of him. 

Jack likes him, but Jack likes everyone.

Jack and Bailey were best friends.
I know he still misses him, we all do.

Loved his pool time on his raft.  It's the only way we could keep him in.  And he had to have his glasses on.

Look at that face, pure love, we miss him so much.
Archer is a great dog, I know I will love him as time goes by.  
Heart worm treatment is a terrible thing to have to go through, he's a sick boy.
But he sure has made himself at home, the sofa is his choice of bed.  And if anyone ever told you Labs don't shed they are not telling the truth.  
Anyway, he's a keeper!!

Hugs to you


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Vintage Chic Affairs

Well, I suppose you have been wondering where I have been.  I feel like I have been cheating on you, starting a blog

Kathy and I have started a new business together.  After collecting for about a year we feel like we are ready to start Vintage Chic Affairs, a vintage wedding rental company.
Here is just a sample of what we have to offer you for your vintage eclectic wedding or party!
Vintage style weddings are so much fun, so much inspiration all over the Internet.  Pinterest has been a great source for great ideas for not a lot of money.
Kathy and I both have wedding boards on our Pinterests that you can go visit.
Karen Sue's Pinterest
Kathy's Pinterest

I love this cute little couple I found that I see on a gift table, candy bar or even the cake table.
For that perfect vintage look, they are dated 1976.  When did 1976 become vintage?  That's scary to me. 

Just a little sample of what we have. 

Here are our eclectic dessert plates set up in a vintage suitcase beside the cake table. 

This is our friends sons wedding we helped style.  We had so much fun and starting realizing this is what we would like to do.  So we started collecting what we loved.  Our inventory is growing everyday.  We are not wedding planners, we want to work with you and your planner.  If you want just one piece of milkglass or all our champagne glasses we are happy to have you.

Lindsey, the bride, chose what each table would have and put the items in a box.  She had 16 tables so 16 boxes, I thought that was a great idea.

So Lindsay had her hand on every table, she was there without being there.

Absolutely loved the flowers she chose for her cake.  This proves you don't have to have a huge expensive cake.  I think this is my favorite, classic style.
The vintage photo is ours.

All ready for the party to start, the room looked so pretty.
Another view of our desserts plates at our friends Zach and Lindsey's wedding we helped style. 
Well, this is just a small sample of what we have, go visit our FB for more pictures and keep checking at our blog, Vintage Chic Affairs, to see more.
Renting is such a good idea if you want the vintage look.  This solves the problem of what do you do with the 50 milkglass bud vases, 100 vintage dinner and dessert plates,champagne glasses.
So think of Vintage Chic Affairs when you are planning your vintage wedding or event.
Well, I do miss my blog and you.  I promise to try and blog this blog more, if you care. 
Please visit our FB and Like us. 
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.