Monday, June 29, 2015

G is for Grand Old Flag

G is for Grand Old Flag

The song, You're a Grand Old Flag

was written by George M. Cohan as the opening song 

for his stage musical, George Washington, Jr. in 1906.

"You're a grand old flag

You're a high flying flag

And forever in peace may you wave

You're the emblem of

The land I love.

The home of the free and the brave.

Ev'ry heart beats true

'neath the Red, White, and Blue,

Where there's never a boast or brag.

Should auld acquaintance be forgotten,

Keep your eye on the grand old flag."

Words by George M. Cohan.
All photos from my files and taken by me at 
various places through the years.  

Happy 4th of July!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Tales of the Traveling Tote #1 ~ E is for Excursion

E is for Excursion

Excursion ~ a short trip or outing to some place, 

usually for a special purpose, 

and with the intention of a prompt return.

I just know you have all been anxiously awaiting

June 15th and the first installment of 

Tales of the Traveling Totes.

A little background ~ I'm one of a group of bloggers

who are long time fans of MacKenzie-Childs.

When MacKenzie-Childs offered these Courtly Check totes

on clearance, Patti @ Pandora's Box sent out an alert

so we could each snag one for ourselves.

Patti suggested we share a series of 

travel adventures taken with our totes.

Tales of the Traveling Totes 

Come along if you enjoy "arm chair" travels.

Spring in Texas!

~ Miss CC's Maiden Excursion ~

Round Top Antiques Fair!

Time to leave the big city

and enjoy a little country time.

The roadsides and fields were covered

in beautiful bluebonnets.

There are over 60 different shows 

during the Round Top Antiques Fair,

and over 100,00 vistors from across the

US flock to TX to ether buy or sell.

Marburger Farm is one of my favorites!

Marburger Farm is spread out over 43 acres 

with 10 large tents and 12 historic buildings 

filled with antique treasures from 

early Texas to Mid-Century Modern.

French ~ English ~ Asian ~ Continental

Architectural ~ Garden ~ Silver ~ Art 

There is something for everyone.

~ Beautiful Ceramics ~

~ Copper ~ Tortoise ~ Unique Finds

~ Tartan Ware ~

~ Bovine Butter Molds ~

Amazing Assortment of Heart Themed Objects 

~ L ~ O ~ V ~ E ~

~ Victorian Bamboo Furniture ~

The instant we spied this piece,

it was love at first sight.

With Miss CC's approval

and a thumbs up from the "chef",

this beauty is now part of our sun room.

Yes,  I'd say Miss CC had a perfect day 

among the bluebonnets and antiques.

Miss CC is the perfect shopping companion!

Fall Show ~ September 29 - October 3, 2015

Make your plans to join us!

Miss CC had such a great time

shopping at Marburger Farm in early April

that she wanted to tag along on the Hill Country Antiques Trip 

with the Austin Antiques Club to Comfort and Boerne.

Off bright and early on a Wednesday morning,

our hostesses served us breakfast treats

during our bus ride to Comfort, TX.

We arrived ready to hit the streets

in search of antiques and other finds.

A day out shopping with girlfriends.

What fun!

~ Religious Art and Icons ~ 

~ Reproduction Signs and Gifts ~

~ Antique Chocolate Molds ~

But it was this little 

guy that captured my heart.

~ J Chein and Co. Vintage Tin Toy c1950 ~

Next Easter, he'll join this vintage tin toy

I brought home from Marburger Farm.

We enjoyed a delicious lunch

at 814 A Texas Bistro.

Chef and Owner, Millard Kunkendall, 

usually open only for dinner,

welcomed our group for a private lunch, 

serving a delicious mixed green salad 

along side a crab cake on cheese grits.

Dessert was amazing! 

~ Double Walnut Cinnamon Bread Pudding ~

The bistro is housed in a charming 1910 building

that was originally built for the Comfort Post Office.

After lunch the bus drove us

on to Boerne, TX for more shopping.

This  Bradley and Hubbard 

brass letter holder caught my attention.

As did this set of 

Wedgwood Napoleon Ivy.

I wanted to add this rather large 

chocolate mold to the group I have,

but I left him behind.

Before heading to the bus,

we stopped to sit a bit with Wild Bill Hickok.

Back on the bus, our hostesses

were  ready with a glass of wine and savory treats.

As the bus made 

it's way back to Austin,

Everyone relaxed and visited about our day

while Ruben, our competent driver, 

drove us safely back to Austin.

Stay tuned for more adventures

on the road again with Miss CC.

Until then, join my friends below to see more

 Tales of the Traveling Totes.

Patti and Miss Kenzie @ Pandoras Box

Linda and Miss Posie @ More Fun Less Laundry

Debbie and Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Colleen and Miss MacKenzie Joy
Tami and Miss MC La Mer

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