Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Make sure you hang your flag this weekend!

And Perfect for the Memorial Day festivities....
The first time that I saw this wreath was last year on QVC. I really wanted it, but decided that it just wasn't needed. So I put the phone down and talked myself out of the purchase. Of course by the middle of the day it was sold out. So I told myself that that was it. But, like so many pretty things that I have come across, once it is gone, I truly believed that I really, REALLY should have snapped it up and that I let an opportunity to be shop-happy pass.(Shop-Happy is my term for that feeling of buying something that you just love and that you got at a great price AND that you have absolutely no remorse or guilt for purchasing) I still wanted it! I even, believe it or not, gathered up all the stuff to make it. Unfortunately, it would have been twice the price that QVC was asking. So, in sad defeat, I put it all back and pretty much forgot about it. I know, I Know.... "OH! THE DRAMA!"

Then one day in April I was browsing the blogs and decided to check out Shanda's blog, because I knew she would be doing something great to get ready for spring. So I flipped over to her blog and THERE IT WAS! Shanda was sharing her special arrival of The Summer Wreath. All those old feelings that I felt the first time we met came flooding back and I knew it was meant to be! So I ordered it and it arrived a week ago. I love it so much that I hung it on the pantry door in the kitchen.

Eventually I will move it to the front door to share with the rest of the world, but for now I will enjoy it inside and savor that feeling of SHOP-HAPPY!

If you have never seen Shanda's sweet blog you should zip over there. She has a beautiful country home and shares all her great ideas and bargains. Shanda at Front Porches, Sweet Tea and Old Aprons

I hope you all have a Happy Memorial Day with your families. Please remember many have chosen to serve our great country and have paid a very high price. Freedom and Liberty are never free!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Liz I got my wreath 2 weeks ago from QVC...also seen it at Shanda and it screamed my name...I did a post on my like a week ago,,,Don't you just love it...May you have a wonderful Memorial day weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Eclectic Chic Style said...

Great wreath!!! I love your note about hanging the flag, I walked out to get my Sunday paper and looked down our street to find (in addition to ours) an entire row of flags flying this morning, and thought I should take a picture, it just looks so wonderful!!! Have a super day!!
♥ Teresa

Lisa said...

Oh how lovely!

Happy Memorial Day!
Hugs, Lisa

Sandra said...

What a pretty wreath! I love watching QVC:)
Have a wonderful Memorial Day. :)

Lisa said...

Liz, we really are twins separated at birth! LOL I saw that wreath on Shanda's blog and even went to to look at it. It took EVERYTHING in me NOT to order it. But looking at yours I think I need to reconsider! See we are Kindred Spirits(O:

♥Mimi♥ said...

What saddens me to deeply is the Decoration Day/Memorial Day has become a long weekend to so many young people. It's a time for beer and cook outs and nothing else.

My father, who served in WWII, would go to the cemetery each Memorial Day to place flags on the graves of the fallen soldiers. He did that until he was 87 years old and shortly thereafter, he passed away.

I miss the true meaning of the day.

Cherrie said...

I also saw it on Shanda's blog. It really is a cool wreath!
Have a great Memorial Day!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I've seen and admired this wreath on other blogs. I love the term "shop happy". I hope you don't mind if I borrow that term. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Love it Liz!
I did the precious wreath at Gloria's too.
It looks great on your pantry.

Have a blessed evening.
~Melissa :)

Nanette said...

That is a beautiful wreath, it makes you happy just looking at it!

Miss Janice said...

Love it! It's too cute:)