Friday, April 2, 2010

Fun at the Antique Mall, AND... Easter Memories

Charming!!!
Look what Sara spotted right off the bat. She loves everything 'Vintage' right now!!!
Something needs to be done about those shoes...Dahhhhling!
Hey, cute idea!
Good...
Better.
Sara made me take this pic!

Front side of purse:
Back side of purse:


So, here's what we brought home with us, below.


Sara spotted this Ultra Vintage "looking" necklace and we just couldn't leave it there!!!

When my oldest daughter was in High School and before she was married or a mommy, she chose to be in our local Easter Pageant with some of her friends. We were very proud of her because it was a huge commitment that required countless hours of rehearsal and performances.
Then several years later, when Sara was in Jr. High, the two of us decided to follow Emily's example and join the Pageant that year. It was a wonderful experience!
Before a performance one evening, Sara asked the wonderful young man who played Jesus if she could get her picture with him. This young man had an adorable little family. His wife and little children participated too, that particular year. During the scene where "Jesus" is with the little children, each night his wife would emerge from the crowd, hand him his own baby boy to hug for a moment and kiss on the forehead. It brought tears to my eyes every time.
May you have a blessed Easter.
Illustration by Katherine Brown 1982

19 comments:

Jessabells said...

M.L,
I wish you and your family a wonderful Easter. God Bless you all.

The necklace is so fab! I love pearls. They are just so classy. My great grandmother loved her pearls and I remember she would only wear them on special occasions. Oh if she were alive she would probably think it is so funny that everyone is into vintage right now.

Blessings,

Jessica

Jourdan said...

My mom has that same illustration. Did you guys get it together? You sure do have some beautiful daughters!

marie said...

M.L. ~ the trip to the Antique Mall looks like it was a lot of fun! How nice of you to take pics of the Liddle Kiddles stuff. Jackie will be tickled pick to see them I think.

The white lacey dress is beautiful ~ especially with Sara holding it. And I love that necklace.

Thank you for sharing about the Easter Pageant ~ what a special time that must have been. I think Easter programs are my very favorite. We had a Good Friday program at church and it such a powerful reminder of what Jesus Has done for us. I have that same picture of Jesus with the lamb. It's beautiful.

Have a blessed Easter Sunday!

P.S. Would you send me your address so I can mail your magazine ~ I thought I had it but.....
Thanks!

Allie and Pattie said...

Have wonderful, blessed Easter Mary Lou- and much love to your Mom
xoxo Pattie

vivian said...

looks like you and Sarah had a fun day! Somehow, I had lost sight of your blog. I need to add it to my blogroll, I seem to get to those more often then the google reader..
anyways, Happy EASTER to you and your family!
hugs
vivian

Scrap for Joy said...

The antique mall looks like my kind of place! I loved the dress and I bet it would look great on Sara! The pearls are gorgeous...I love them, too. so timeless and classy.
I love that Easter brings us the message that we will one day be reunited with those who have gone before us..God's love for his children is never-ending.
xoxo

Jacqueline said...

OH hippity hoppity down the lane to Kiddle Land...how cute is that! I had that as a child. It was my only vinyl house that I ever had. By chance, do you know how much it was? I might have to call the antique mall up and buy it up in two seconds flat!
Thanks for thinking of me...you are always on my mind.
Happy Easter Day. The good news..HE HAS RISEN!

Diva Kreszl said...

what a wonderful time you had! I could scarcely believe my eyes when I saw the 'Little Kiddles' club house...I still have mine and all the dolls and clothes too!!!
Wishing you and yours a very Blessed Easter :)

1 Funky Woman said...

I love that cigar box purse, just fabulous!
I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your Family!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy Easter to you and your family.
Love all the vintage finds...and the photos of the Easter pageant are wonderful too.

Holly said...

What a wonderful post! I hope you are having an enjoyable Easter!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Gosh, you all seem to have so much fun together. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Mary Lou, Hope you had a lovely Easter . . that pic of your daughter Sara sitting in the chair is too cute! Antique shops are fun, but boy I get in trouble . . too tempting for me. Have a good afternoon!

My name is PJ. said...

ML, Love the shoes in photo one; the vintage looking pearl ensemble and the one chick with the diaphanous wings the best.

Great place!!!

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like you had lots of fun at the antique store. Great finds. Looks like you had lots of fun with Melanie too! Thanks for the Alice in Wonderland movie approval. I wasn't too sure if I'd like it either. The bottle turned out adorable. Love that little house. Does she have an etsy shop? Hope your Easter was as great as mine. Mimi

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Vintage clothing is so in right now! we should have saved ours. LOL.
What great joy and fun it must have been to be in your Easter Pageant. It does a heart good!.
I enjoyed your post very much.
Take care and big hugs, Elizabeth

Creative Breathing said...

A lovely day with your daughter. I too have passed on my love of vintage to both of my children. I think it must be because of all the times I dragged them there. Fun treasures to add to your whimsical holiday scapes. Easter Blessings to you as well! Elizabeth

Mimi said...

Hi Marylou!!!!
Oh I love --adore old Vintage things too!!!Just warms my heart, love that necklace, that sofa-settee and oh all of it!!!!That dress was really quite cute!!!
That Easter pageant is quite amazing!!!! Good job participating in it!!!! SO wonderful they do this and NO charge!!!!
Hugs,
jamie

Mimi said...

Hi Marylou!!!!
Oh I love --adore old Vintage things too!!!Just warms my heart, love that necklace, that sofa-settee and oh all of it!!!!That dress was really quite cute!!!
That Easter pageant is quite amazing!!!! Good job participating in it!!!! SO wonderful they do this and NO charge!!!!
Hugs,
jamie