For my pink contribution, I want to show you a salt cellar. I have sold so many at the store but I kept this because it is one of my favorites. It had a tiny pink spoon but when the grandkids were visiting a few weeks ago, one of them played with them (I have 3 tiny spoons) while I was at the hospital in Jackson watching my mom and we can't find them. Isn't the salt cellar cute? It's a Nippon.
Another pink I want to show you are 3 mini Polish pottery vases with pink flowers.
But wait, there is one more party that I do not want to miss, Laurie's A Few of My Favorite Things at http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/
For my favorites today, first let me show you what Maria of Personalized Sketches and Sentiments made for me, actually for John. Shhhh! Don't tell but I am giving it to him as one of my Christmas presents and right now, it is kept in the garage. If you are familiar with her artwork, the Sevres egg urn is drawn with his name "John" all over. Didn't she do a fabulous job copying John's favorite egg? The details are amazing! You can order your own personalized artwork too by going to her site at http://personalizedsketchesandsentiments.blogspot.com/
I also have a French art nouveau inkwell with a lamp attached. I won it on Ebay with the intention of selling it at the store but I could not part with it, lol. So, it is sitting on my desk with my favorite pictures of kids and grandkids.
For sightseeing, I want to share with you how we celebrated my mom's 90th birthday 2 years ago. I might have blogged a little about this but I want to show you more. It was held at Ginn's Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, FL. I highly recommend the place for any family reunion, big or small. I was unable to take a lot of pictures of the place but they had lots of amenities to be enjoyed like tennis courts, swimming pools, golf courses and my favorite was the water park. They have condos and houses that you can can rent. We rented 2 condos with 3 bedrooms each and a big house with 5 bedrooms and we had enough room for all of us. All of my mom's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren attented from 5 states: California, Illinois, Missouri, MS and Fl.
This is the house where we mostly congregated. We ate here and played games and the kids swam in the pool
Below are all my brothers and sisters, my mom and yours truly.
The ones in green belong to me, my 2 daughters, son, daughter in law and son in law.
Below are the great grandkids. 4 of mom's great grandkids are already in College. One already graduated but is taking her masters now.
The great grandkids swam a lot. They had a ball playing around and they had a drawing contest. They had to draw my mom, lol, and they all won!
We all had a lot of fun in the water park, especially wading in the lazy river.
Our next reunion will be on a cruise and it is coming soon. I can hardly wait. My mom is always very happy whenever we are all together.