Sunday, April 10, 2011

Garden Pals


A couple of garden pals stopped by
this weekend to help me in the garden.


Anne Estelle paper doll, HOME COMPANION, April/May 1997
Gracie paper doll, HOME COMPANION, April/May 2000

Sweet little Ann Estelle and her friend, Gracie,

came over to dig in the dirt and water the plants.



Ann Estelle reminded me that I had this cute "Pals" frame that one of my students gave me long ago. It's dated 1995. I've had it stored in a box that holds the things that sat on my desk when I taught. Now this cute frame sits on my computer desk. Thanks for the reminder, Ann Estelle.



Look what's blooming in the garden!


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Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

55 comments:

  1. What a fun post! I love Mary Englebrite and her Ann Estelle. Loved seeing your spring garden. How lovely! Happy Mosaic Monday.
    ~Lynn

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  2. Beautiful flowers. Hoping for some soon here in Connecticut. I really miss the "Ladies Home Companion" magazine. Nancy

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  3. Your mosaic of flowers is so beautiful. We're hoping for more here.

    I have some of those pages of paper dolls tucked away, too. They were irresistible. I might frame one for my new little granddaughter.

    Have a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  4. Loved your garden friend blog. I miss the old Ladies Home Companion
    magazine.. I am always watching for old issues

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  5. Oh how cute! Gorgeous flowers, Sarah....Christine

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  6. Your ME girls look so cute helping out in the garden, what a beautiful mosaic your flowers make.
    Have a great week!
    Maggie

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  7. So happy to others bloomers! (no pun intended!)
    We are a little late here in my neck of the woods!
    Beautiful post and photos!
    Smiles~
    C

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  8. You have a riot of color in your yard Sarah, it's beautiful-enjoy:@)

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  9. I used to love those in HC and miss that magazine more than others! When my daughter was too old to care about them I carted them over to my neighbors house for her granddaughter to play with! xoxo

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  10. So many beautiful flowers-I'm jealous!

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  11. Your garden mosiac is beautiful, Sarah, and I love Anne Estelle and Gracie.

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  12. Ann Estelle is so cute! I love Mary Engelbreit!

    Lovely garden mosaic, too!

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  13. So very lovely! I thank you for stopping by and am sorry the pics were not there. I tried to up load them again. I hope with more success! Cathy

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  14. Love that mosaic....makes me want to do some planting! Cute cards, too! Linda

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  15. too cute and too much fun! I love Mary E ... she creates such fun and colorful things. happy Monday!

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  16. Oh I love your garden pals..and all your bloomers in the garden! I'm starting to plant now that we are past freeze dates. Your flowers are beautiful!

    Miss Bloomers

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  17. Your spring garden is beautiful and so colourful. Love the mosaic. Take care and enjoy your week:)

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  18. I'm a sucker for anything ME! I wish that I would have saved more of my Home Companions... :( Did I just say that.... UGH! Can't keep everything...I'll just enjoy yours!:)

    ~Liz

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  19. Here visiting from Mosaic Monday. I haven't seen any Mary E. for quite sometime and loved seeing them on your blog.

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  20. Sarah, I'm glad Ann Estelle reminded you of your Pals frame you had stored away, its so spring like, perfect for your desk. Your garden flowers make a beautiful mosaic...........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  21. Oh, how cute! I always love to see your ME posts, Sarah. :-)

    XO,

    Sheila

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  22. Seriously? All that is blooming in your garden? Wonderful!! Good thing you have your paper girls to help out! Loved your Tartan post too. One of my sons had a Scottish wedding and all the boys wore their plaid kilts. (Their Dad's ancestry hails from the Royal Scotts) It was wonderful.

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  23. Sweet little girls and a very pretty garden. I can't wait for flowers!

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  24. Sarah,
    Delightful "school girl" friendships! Blooms from your garden are simply breathtaking. Thank you for lifting my spirits!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  25. What a diverse garden you have Sarah. I'm sure it's just as beautiful in person. Thanks so much for sharing your "garden pals" with us for ME Monday.

    ´*•.¸(´*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´
    ♥•.*.*.*.Cherry*.*.*.•♥
    ♥•.*.*.*.Chick.*.*.*.•♥
    ¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)´*•.¸

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  26. I so wish I had saved my back issues of ME's magazine...adorable Ann Estelle & Gracie gardening~ Love your mosaic of your flowers...I'm itching to dig in the dirt, maybe this weekend, can they come over? :-)

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  27. Oh Ms. Sarah, what beautiful flowers...And such cute and sweet helpers! I love paperdolls. Hope you have a wonderful new week my dear friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  28. Sarah, those paper pals are way too cute. What a nice collection you have. Love the flowers too:)

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  29. Beautiful floral mosaic, Sarah. I love Ann-Estelle.
    xo,
    Sena

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  30. What adorable prints. I still love Mary Englebright. xxx tami

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  31. Hi Sarah,
    you show always cute pictures. Love that.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  32. I Love all those beautiful smiling flowers! AND your little ladies are so sweet. AND of course the gift from your students is "PRICELESS"! LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  33. Pretty flowers. Ann Estelle has such adorable cute little things. The "I'm the Queen" is a big thing for my youngest child. Hmm I wonder why?

    Erika

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  34. Hi Sarah...I love your mosaic. I've never tried one with that many pictures...yours turned out great. But then you had great material to work with! The flowers are beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am thankful for friends like you...~Ann

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  35. I love ME!:-)

    Thanks for stopping by. Our azaleas aren't doing anything yet. We've had more luck with the rhodie. I love driving through the south during azalea time.

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  36. Sarah,
    Ann Estelle and Gracie look so darling in the petunia patch. Please ask them if they'll come over and help me weed. The frame is so sweet and I like your mosaic. I must learn to do that...some day.
    Hugs, Babs

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  37. thank you for the pretty floral photos...I have two perfectly beautiful tulips right now that grow right by my front door. they are so pretty they make me cry
    KAT

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  38. I love love Mary Englebreit gorgeous flowers

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  39. Love your little garden pals and your mosaics are just beautiful!

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  40. Hi Sarah,
    Your garden is really blooming with color!! I bet it looks gorgeous.
    Enjoy your Wednesday!
    Jane

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  41. What a beautiful place to enjoy spring days.
    If I should ever happen to see any M.E. magazines for resale I have to snap them up.

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  42. Such beautiful flowers in your garden, I love the mosaic. Spring is such a wonderful time of year.
    Karen

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  43. What a wonderful Spring garden...I love the mosaic...I would like to try making one of those.

    Your paper dolls are so cute and Springy...Love them!!

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  44. Calling by as an Outdoor Wednesday participant - you have plenty of colour in your garden at the moment.

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  45. YOu have some beatiful flowers blooming in your garden, my friend. You must have a great big green thumb!
    Yvonne

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  46. Thinking of you. I've been out in the garden, and it reminded me of this post, Sarah!

    AND I have on my red plaid tennis shoes. Didn't want to mess up my new pink ones. ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila

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  47. Oh, what lovely blooms. I have nothing but a few roses right now.

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  48. Beautiful blooms! This is a cute post, Sarah.

    Nancy

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  49. Look at those pretty blooms! Besides forsythia, just some daffs. But soon, I hope! Enjoy your flowers!

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