Friday, September 9, 2016

Beautiful Family Time. Great Shopping. Meet Lawrence

Hi Everyone.  Happy Friday.
This has been a busy week for me.  My mom came in from Florida to stay with us.  We are having our newest grand baby Charlotte's baptism tomorrow.
We have been preparing a big celebration for this sweet little one tomorrow.  Lots of family, friends and good food after the baptism.  I cannot believe she is 9 weeks old already.
While I was down watching the girls with my mom this week we decided to do a little primitive decorating.  My daughter lives out in the country and she loves primitive decor.  Seriously you pass cows on the way to the grocery store lol!
 I thought I would play and do some cute vignettes for her.  I gave her this cute chippy flower box awhile ago so I collected some things from around the house to add to the vignette.  That cute owl was made by Judy from 20 North Ora a while back and gifted to me.  Judy makes the cutest pillows.  Now I am thinking I need that cute white chippy flower box back for my house!!!!

I played on her porch with some fun prim decor.  The wagon is a fun vintage find.  The wheels are fabulous.

I gave Jen this white chippy chair when we moved.  Loved that sweet chair from my old laundry room.  So happy it has a new place on her front porch.

I added this fun basket and some of her prim bee items.  Now her porch has a little summer and beginning fall feel.

A  fun trip to Morris with my mom yesterday.
Morris Illinois is where all my fave little shops are and a great tea room to have lunch.  Such a sweet and quaint town to visit.  One of the shops I love is Whimsy.  I thought I would show you a few pics of this great shop and then let you meet Lawrence who I adopted and took home!!!!
Traci that owns Whimsy has some of the cutest and unique pieces of jewelry.  Love the way she displays all her treasures for sale.

Lots of cute fall tops in stock.  Had some fun going through those racks.  Sorry for the grainy pics from my cell phone.  Take my word this shop is fabulous and the displays are beautiful.

Oh la la Paris anyone!!!!



Before I introduce you to Lawrence I want you to meet his brothers David and Eugene riding their vintage tricycle!


This is Lawrence by the front door of the shop.  As you can see my cell phone camera does not adjust for lighting.  Believe me he was so cute greeting everyone as they came in the door of the shop

Since I did not get a great pic of him in the shop I took one this morning at home for this post.  It is rainy and cloudy here in Chicago land today.


Look at his cute little overalls with a pumpkin and straw in his pocket.



He was just so sweet and cute I brought him home to be part of my fall front porch decor.  He lights up at night too.
I found a cute vintage basket that I will fill with gourds, pumpkins and fall flowers to put with him on the porch.  I might add some white chippy paint to his ladder.

 Still to much like summer to start the fall decor just yet.  It was fun to find this sweet guy and have him ready for fall.

Well I am off the grid for awhile with all the fun things going on with my mom in and family gatherings.
Have a great week end.
Just enjoy these last days of summer.
Fall will be moving in soon.
Hugs,
Kris


43 comments:

  1. She is absolutely adoreable. What a precious smile. I had a whole house full of primitives when I lived in Oregon, I loved it and tons of wallpaper. My how styles do change.

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  2. Oh my gosh so sweet!!!Enjoy every minute with her!!

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  3. Oh my gosh so sweet!!!Enjoy every minute with her!!

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  4. He's mighty handsome! There was a plant nursery in East TX I used to frequent, and in the fall they had big scarecrows dressed in all manner of finery arranged around the country setting (it was truly out in the country) and even had scarecrows swooping down from the trees. Loved that place. Happy baby there!
    Brenda

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  5. How fun to have mom visiting you for such a special celebration.

    I love Franklin and you have given me some ideas for my porch.

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  6. Kris, Your baby has grown and what a head of hair. I would be sniffing on her. :):)Sweet thing. I love Lawrence. He will be a great piece of décor the whole autumn season. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. What a wonderful weekend you have coming up and how awesome to have your mom there too for the blessed celebration! Love, love, love Lawrence and I love your country decor!
    Hugs sweet lady!
    Nancy

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  8. Beautiful decorations and Lawrence is a cute guy with a lot of fun details. I'm sure he will look great on your front porch. Enjoy the little girl and have a wonderful time with your family, Kris!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  9. Charlotte is beautiful ..... Love Lawrence he is so cute and will look great on your front porch.

    The vignettes you did at your daughters home look amazing and Charlotte's room oh so cute.

    Enjoy the celebration this weekend and have lots of fun with your mother. So glad she is doing so much better. Hope you take a lot of pictures of the party for Charlotte.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  10. Lawrence is darling and will be so cute for Fall. It's too hot here also to really think about Fall. Hope you enjoy all of the family time. That baby is so precious!!

    Judy

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  11. Your granddaughter is just adorable! Love the primitive decorating at your daughters. And Lawrence is cute!

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  12. What a wonderful weekend you have planned. I always wanted a baby girl granddaughter however had 7 grandsons

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  13. Charlotte is gorgeous and that big smile. Enjoy the celebration. Can't wait to catchup on what you've been up to

    Cindy

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  14. Cutie pie, Charlotte! She's so sweet.
    Your daughter's prims are adorable- that bee!
    Lawrence is a neat addition to your porch for fall- I had an overalled scarecrow years ago. He was lifesized and the boys were afraid of him. hahaha
    I hope the weekend goes well for you and the family.
    xo, T.

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  15. What an adorable cutie-pie of a baby!!! and I love your scarecrow, it's so cute! So glad you had a fabulous time, looks like so much fun was had by all. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Lawrence is adorable! I love all of the details on him. The fact that he lights up at night makes him even cuter! Have fun with your family this weekend.

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  17. He is just too adorable. I would have snagged him too. What a darling.

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    1. That grandbaby is a darling too. Have fun this weekend.

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  18. LOL- Well, you said MEET LAWRENCE and then you had a picture of the baby- I thought maybe they made a mistake when they sent her/him home with you there for a minute. LOL Glad I got to meet the REAL Lawrence later int he blog.
    You did a nice job with all the prim stuff for your daughter. I bet she is thrilled with ti all. Enjoy the baptism and glad you had a nice time with your mom shopping. What a cute shop!
    Got the house listed and a post up and I am calling it quits for the night here soon. xo Diana

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  19. Lawrence is very cute! How sweet of you to fluff your daughter's home. Have fun with your family.
    warmly,
    deb

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  20. Enjoy your family time, Kris! Charlotte is such a sweetie! And Lawrence is a pretty handsome guy, too!

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  21. Charlotte is adorable and glows with her smile. Blessings to your family, enjoy your day. I enjoyed a look into the stores of Morris you speak about. A treasure trove of items. Your daughter I am sure is enjoying all the sweet arrangements and vignettes you did in prim. Lawrence will look perfect with your fall decorating - hope you add a few crows, lol. What lights up the pumpkins head? Have a wonderful time with your family tomorrow.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  22. have fun with your mom and the rest of the family. Love you new addition to the family "Lawrence". Love seeing everyone's start of fall décor. It is just not my favorite time of year...it is so difficult for me to let go of summer. Hope you mom is faring well. Have fun while we here in blog land miss you. LOL

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  23. Good morning my friend!!!! First of all, I hope your mother is well? How fun to get together for a fun romp in the little town where your favorite shoppes are! It's always fun to go looking and maybe come away with a treasure. LAWRENCE is darling! And those little overalls are darling!!!! Well, I do think I'm finally getting used to the transition of fall. It's been sunny and cooler, but not COLD. The colors of fall, these fun décor items and the thought of a cozy weekend are all worth the change. I LOVE that little chair you gifted your daughter. Your little grand is precious, and I wish you and the family total happiness as you welcome in autumn with such beauty. LOVE!

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  24. I enjoy looking at all of the chippy items and the fall décor. Hope you had a nice visit with your Mom.
    Deb

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  25. She is sooo precious! Enjoy her as much as you can. They grow so fast! :)

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  26. Charlotte is just precious! Enjoy your time with family...that is what really counts in this world.

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  27. Kris, I love him! The cutest thing ever except for Charlotte. What fun for you all to be together for her christening. I remember Jake's. How the time has flown. I was waiting for the paint brush to come out and you didn't disappoint! He will greet your guests perfectly..Have a wonderful weekend..Judy

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  28. Charlotte is beyond adorable, have a wonderful week!!

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  29. Hi Kris
    Oh I just love Lawrence*** I would have bought him in a second if I had seen him. What a great find, he is too cute. Oh that picture of Charlotte, she is the cutest thing. Enjoy the your time with your sweet family and Momma. I would love that shop if it were near me. We don't have shops like that here in CT. Enjoy this glorious day Kris
    deezie

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  30. Charlotte is a doll! She looks so incredibly happy and healthy! Congrats on the Baptism, and how nice that your entire family will be together.

    I had to smile about your daughter passing cows on the way to the store. Doesn't everybody?? lol

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  31. Hi Kris,
    I just love Charlotte, I love that smile.
    Congratulations regarding the Baptism and time with family is the best. XX OO
    Enjoy and be sure to show us Lawrence at night. :-) So cute!!

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  32. How very sweet of you to fluff up your daughters home, I'm sure she was so pleased! Charlotte is adorable. I bet you have had a glorious day today, celebrating with family and friend! Love Lawrence, so very cute! It's still hot here, so I'm not quite ready to fluff for fall, but getting close! Enjoy your time with your momma! Blessings, Cindy xo

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  33. Lawrence sure is cute! :) I'll have to see how far Morris is from me - it sounds like it would make a great day trip. Have a blessed weekend.

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  34. That shop looks amazing. Enjoy the family time and that adorable grand!

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  35. Many blessings to your sweet baby...that is the most darling, happy smile....
    love your fall fella on his ladder....and all the things you did for your daughter.
    I don't do much decorating in the fall...seems I barely get it out and up and then, Christmas is here and time to decorate for it....

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  36. That shop is right up my alley. I love it all. Looks like I have some catching up to do around here Kris!

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  37. So cute!!! Love his overalls! And I can't believe how much that sweet baby has grown! Enjoy your family time this weekend!

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  38. Sounds like so many good family times going on, Kris! So glad you can enjoy time with your mom too. That new grandbaby is sooo cute...I know she's getting a lot of loving!
    Mary Alice

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  39. Enjoy your little princess! Lawrence is very cute in every single detail
    Hugs Alessandra

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  40. Hi Kris,
    What a great trip...spending time with your mother, grandchildren and adopting Lawrence! Your family continues to grow! Great post!

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  41. First of all Charlotte is absolutely adorable! I hope the baptismal celebrations went well. As for Lawrence - how cute is he and even more cute that he lights up at night.

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  42. oh MY! what a fun and special post.. It sounds like you made some very special memories. What a beautiful baby girl Charlotte is! I love that smile. So precious. How wonderful to have your Mom come for a visit and what fun to do some decorating together. Your sweet vignette made me smile and the wagon and little bee and hive are so charming too.. I hope you're enjoying your week and having some nice days there to say hello to fall. Thank you for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Tamara

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