Saturday, July 26, 2014

Greetings from the Jersey Shore

Oh when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof
And your shoes get so hot you wish your tired feet were fire proof
Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah
On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be

From the park you hear the happy sound of a carousel

 Mm-mm, you can almost taste the hot dogs and French fries they sell

 Under the boardwalk, down by the sea
On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be

Under the boardwalk, boardwalk!
Ooh, under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah
On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be

 Pink Saturday !
Please join the fun at
How Sweet the Sound

Friday, July 25, 2014

Whaddya mean summer's half over

Believe It or Not...

Back in the day it was safe to pick up clams on the beach...
and then turn them in to delicious chowder.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Where Bloggers Create 2014

My name is Izzy.
The Food Lady is At The Beach and has left me in charge of the
Where Bloggers Create 2014 tour. 
I like a nice clear space...but some times there is glue and wet paint.
There are lots of little things for me to sniff.
And some times
 there is a lot of PINK
There is a cozy place to sit.
A place for this and that.
There is a lot of this and that.

Being a tour guide is exhausting! Time for a nap.

Thank you for visiting!
 See you at

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tea Party Friends 4th of July Tea

Happy 4th of July!

Did you have Tea Party Friends ?

Victorian Children  fabric found at Joann's Fabric

 Did you share  cups of milky tea during endless summer days?

 Woofer presides over the table.

 When your world was bound by the porch swing and the garden gate...  

"Shall I pour," asks Woofer. 
Dragon fly fairy lights in a mason jar are from Dollar Tree (where else)
"Milk and honey please," squeaks Ikea Mouse. 

Tin Snips cut a notch in the lid for the cord.
 The battery pack is easier to reach outside the jar!

The blue transfer ware  cup, British Countryside still bears it's thrift shop tag $3.00.

 "How lovely," Raggedy Anne exclaims. "Thank you so for having us to tea."

Victorian 4th of July post card images can be found at The Graphic Fairy,  Over the Rain beau, and Altered Artifacts.

Wishing you a safe and happy July4th weekend!

Over at Home Sweet Home Fridays@ The Charm of Home
I was inspired by Sally at Salmagundi to make this tag

And share it with you

   And here is the post that inspired me.
Please visit and be inspired too!

RUN! Do not walk! and check out 3 easy designs and Judith's Patriotic Deck at

And Remember it's almost that time!

Check out this great project at My Desert Cottage

Summer Love - Beach themed Wedding Reception

The weather  - warm and dry...

 The setting - waterfront ...

The centerpieces ...

Table settings . . .

The favors a nod to my DIL's Irish heritage
The cake !


The Happy Couple
Me and the Princess Bride
 I can't think of a blessing better than  seeing my child happy, healthy, and living the life she feels called to live. She and her wife are in an intense profession, and they see many difficult things. They have both struggled to overcome adversity and have worked hard all their young lives. I am proud of them for their moral integrity, and their commitment to making the world a better place. I am proud and thankful to  call these women my daughters. I am filled with joy to be able to celebrate a union blessed by God as they begin their lives together.