Friday, March 18, 2011

Whiffenpoofs, Pink Flowers and More


It's "Sightseeing/Events/Shopping, Pink and a Few of my Favorite Things Saturday so c'mon and join the fun. For a starter, I went around and took pictures of pink flowers in the backyard. Actually AJ, my granddaughter who is here from Florida spending her spring break with us, was the one who took the flowers in the mosaic below. Didn't she do a good job?
I took the next pictures. Most of them are hanging planters surrounding the gazebo and the back porch. The bouganville is hanging in the secret garden. Some of them are in various flower beds that just started to come out from being dormant in the winter. A few of them, I just planted.



The second photo in the mosaic below, an orange trumpet vine, although is not really pink, does have some pinkish tinge to it. Anyway, I just had to show you the many buds. In a few days, I will have so many blooms.
I did a lot of work in the secret garden, cleaning out the leaves but there is still so much to do. We got an estimate of over $1300 for someone else to do it which we thought was too much. I think I can do it myself gradually. It will be a good exercise anyway, which I need very badly.

Now, let me share the items that I purchased recently. The white quilt below, a twin size, I got for $20 from one of the other vendors in the store. It includes a matching sham. Too bad there was only one because I would have loved to get another one so I can use them on our twin beds in the guest room for the kids. I really like all the details and the borders. Sorry for the dark pictures but it is hard to see the details when I use a flash.

I got these pedestal trays from TJ Maxx. I also bought a square one with a green ribbon.

Michael aka "Gollum" of http://www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com/, was so kind to give me a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Thanks again, Michael! And this was before I won her Kitchen Aid mixer giveaway. Wasn't I lucky? I bought a couple of Tea books plus the pewter bugs below. I was getting tired of the wind in the back porch blowing the tablecloth out of place so I think the weight that these bugs will keep it in place.
More from the other vendors in the store: a gold cherub box for $4.00
a fairy box for $2
a bird nest tea light candle holder trio for $2

I have shown you what John gave me for Valentine's Day in a past post, but I did not show what I gave him. Well, in case you are interested to know, it is this set of pewter coins with the head of a US president. There are 50 of them showing 50 past presidents.

I placed them in a little onyx compote under a small bookcase.

I know I bought more stuff but I cannot remember, lol. Anyway, maybe I will remember someday and then I'll post them.



Ok now, I should have uploaded pictures of the antebellum home tour that AJ and I just went to but I already uploaded photos of this concert so I'll stick with them. I think they are pretty cool anyway.

It was last January when we saw this concert. The Whiffenpoofs is an acappella singing group of 14 seniors from Yale University. They come to Natchez every year to perform. Have you ever seen them perform? You should if you ever get a chance.

I love that hat! LOL!


They do little skits too.
I wouldn't wanna be the one to play this part, lol.



It was a fun concert, something different from what we normally watch but we really enjoyed it.

After the show, we got to mingle with the performers and had champagne and hors d'oeuvres with them.


And I had to ask if he is a Filipino because he looked like one and he sure is! I was so happy to see someone from my country. There aren't a lot of us in this part of MS, but then again, he wasn't from here but from California.
I uploaded 2 videos if you want to hear a sample of their acapella music, below the meme banners. Please feel free to play them. They are very short.

I am linking with Beverly for Pink Saturday at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/
and Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things at http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/


I am also linking with the Tablescaper at http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/


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Thank you so much for stopping by. And a very special thanks to our hostesses. I hope you all have a great weekend!

20 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Fun pics as always Christine! Lovin' the beautiful flowers in your yard, just a few things blooming here in Philly! AJ did a great job with the camera:@)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I have seen the Whiffenpoofs perform on television they are so good and so much fun to watch! I love that white bedspread. I just ordered a couple of white pieces for our bed for summer. This is the time of year when we can really see a difference in our "stage" of spring. We are just starting to see shoots of green of the tulips coming through.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pretty flowers and AJ did an excellent job of taking that picture, love the twin bed cover and that show looks like fun. Have a great weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers, and AJ did a great job taking the pictures.
Have a great weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like you have had a busy week with AJ there {and a lot of fun!}. It was so nice to see everything you have blooming! It IS a big job to clean your yard in the spring and I imagine yours to be a very big deal since it is so large. Our lawn service does ours in the spring and fall but we are not that big.

Love all your shopping goodies...I need a trip to TJ MaXX!! The quilt is beautiful...I can't wait to see where you put it! And the coins you gave John are beautiful. Al is a coin collector and has many, many nice ones.

I'm so glad you had fun at the concert. It looked like a good time and how fun to mingle with the performers!!

We have had several nice days in a row and now the temps are dropping again. We may go to the lake, not sure yet. I hope all of you have a great weekend! :-)

XO,
Janie

Donnie said...

What a fun post and it looks like you are a great shopper. Loved the videos too.

Cindy said...

Beautiful flowers. Love your quilt and sham!!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Loving the beautiful flowers in your garden. You and A.J. had a great time together...I will tomorrow, my daughter and her husband are coming with our cuties, they're going to stay for 10 days with us, I'll make a post.
Love your quilt and sham. You were lucky winning gifts, you look like your the type'o shopper...till you drop!!! Love the singers and so glad you found the Philipino singer...now, why did I always felt you were Philipina! I just knew it, didn't ask, because I was shy...shish...I should've!
FABBY

Gen said...

Wow what a great post for Pink Saturday...

Mine is here

Robyn said...

Lovely photos! I also have those TJ Maxx pedestals, you can see them in my post at pink saturday too! They are so fun! My post is called Peytons pink sweet shoppe party if you'd like to check it out!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Christine,
Beautiful pics of your yard and flowers!
What great treasures you found for great prices!
And i did see this group when they were on TV and thought they were great!!

A wonderful post ...chockful of so much eye candy!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Richard Cottrell said...

Pink fowers in the garden are my Favorite. Thanks for stopping by. RC and S

Kathleen said...

There's Christine the party girl! Yes you are a lucky girl! Send me some. Love all your new treasures!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely flowers, Christine! Spring is arriving here, too! Are we going to miss that last freeze we usually get? Love all of your goodies, too! How nice to have a visit from AJ! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Kat said...

Your flowers are just beautiful Christine! The weather has been beautiful, I'm so happy that spring has arrived! Love the Whiffenpoofs, actually I love a cappella groups in general. Amazing the way they use their voices as instruments. Hope you have a wonderful week.

The Tablescaper said...

Such gorgeous flowers. Yeah, Spring is coming!!! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

lvroftiques said...

Christine I love your new quilt! That's a really nice one! And AJ did take some good pics! You're jealous? No way girlfriend! I'm soooo jealous of your good weather and beautiful garden! No fair! *winks* Vanna

Marigene said...

Christine, you found some wonderful treasures...the beautiful quilt is probably my favorite.
It must have been fun to talk to someone from your birth country.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your flowers are beautiful! AJ is becoming quite the photographer. That quilt looks gorgeous! You find the best stuff! The concert looks like it would have been fun. Thanks for linking up. laurie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You've been busy. Love all the flowers, so pretty. Love the president cones you purchased for John, those are awesome. Lots of great finds. I really like those bugs for the tablecloth!

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