Monday, July 19, 2010

L and M means lots of ........

 

I received a reminder of Melody's Alphabet Party at Etsy Cottage Style this morning, I participated last month and thought it was so much fun, I wanted to do it again so, here goes!

This month the featured letters are "L and M"........

L and M 013 So, for the letter "L"........I have..........

L and M 012 an old linotype block with the letter L, appropriate tribute to my 25 years in the newspaper business.  No, I didn't start in papers THAT long ago, well, almost!

Then off to the garden for...........L and M 001Liatris!

 

An easy care, low maintenance perennial with great lavender-pink flowers on long stems.

 

  

 

 

L and M 003

 

 

Behind, Liatris we have Lavender, actually, behind the daylily and in front of the Stargazer lilies.

It is time to harvest Lavender, in this part of the country, if you want to save that sweet smell.

 

L and M 004Another, L word is Lamb's Ears with its soft, fuzzy grey leaves that the kids love to touch, so do adults!

L and M 005How about vintage LAWN CHAIRS sitting on the deck!

My last "L" is linoleum cut. This wonderful piece was given to me by my cousin from Sweden. She brought it with her when she visited last summer.  The beautiful linoleum cut was done by Scandinavian artist Ole Strand....................

L and M 009We are off to "M"................L and M 006 I, recently, refinished the frame on this mirror and...

bedroom 015  couldn't get the time-worn finish on these mirrors, if I tried! 

L and M 014

How about McCoy flower pots with an alphabet plate in the background with "L and M" on the right hand side!

L and M 015

Another shelf of McCoy (some Bauer) flower pots and a MILK glass alphabet plate!

Funny, how we take our surroundings for granted, then we start looking around us and thinking about letters of the alphabet and are surprised by what we see, I am any way!

I'm going to go to the party at Tabletop Tuesday, too, this is a more than one tabletop blog in alphabetical order.

Come visit the party and see what everyone else is bringing to share.  Remember we love comments and followers.  Thanks for visiting.....please come again!

20 comments:

Marit Irene said...

Beautiful thing´s and the linoleum cut is....a little bit of Norway!

Marit Irene said...

Beautiful thing´s and the linoleum is so much Norwegian!

Vicki said...

Hi, Jan,
I certainly enjoyed seeing your "L" and "M" treasures. Those McCoy pieces are beautiful, love those soft colors. Your garden is pretty as can be, and I can almost smell the lavender. Have a blessed week, my friend~ Vicki

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Just beautiful, Lovely and Magical!
Hugz,
Kim

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You do have such pretty things and you've arranged them in such lovely vignettes. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Jan, I wish you were close by, I'd have you come and enjoy breakfast in bed at my house!
Hugz,
Kim

Melody said...

Oh Jan,
Just love, love, love your alphabetical treasures! Your Lamb's Ear looks great, by august mine usually dies back here.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love all your L and M's. What a beautiful garden and I love your little sitting area on the deck.

xinex said...

I love your mirror. Is it antique? I have one similar to it above my bed which I posted today. I hope you'll come to take a look. Your garden is so beautiful!...Christine

Anita said...

Lots of things to love!! Love your McCoy especially and the lawn chairs! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

perennialgardener said...

Perfect post for L & M today. I love that Pottery and couldn't imagine my garden without Liatris and Lillies. :)

Angela said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. It looks like you have a beautiful garden too. I have some of the same varieties of flowers. I have never heard the caterpillar saying, but will use it. I'm always looking for garden-related inspiration for my kids. My all-time favorite is "Grow Where You're Planted." I have to remind myself of that one occasionally too. Have a good day.

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

I love your L and M items, especially te mirror and the Mccoy..:) Gerry

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Jan,
Wow, I don't think I'll remember the whole list of things I see from this post that we have in common. First, we have some of those glass wire insulators, that were my father-in-law's. He thought they were going to be worth something some day. His dad was a newspaper man, but we don't have any of his lithograph letters. (I have some I got at a garage sale a long time ago.) His brother, then niece took over the paper.

I love pottery, but don't have much McCoy. Some of my pots are similar to yours, though. I collect flower frogs from different materials, including pottery, and some of those are in the shapes of frogs. I have a couple chairs similar to yours, too.

I am not crafty, though. I wish I was. Oh, and I also love liatris.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I do leave the hibiscus in the ground. They are the last things to come up in the spring. So where did you go in South Dakota? We're about an hour from Omaha.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your vintage lawn chairs, my G-Mom-B had some and I've been looking for them forever-enjoy!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love all your McCoy pots!

AshTreeCottage said...

I am so partial to your lovely McCoy!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Great L and M collections!
Love your McCoy pots.

Kimberly :-)

Debbi said...

Those chairs! Love those! Such a great post for the Vintage Alphabet party..your McCoy collection is wonderful!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Love your letter "L" post - so many beautiful treasures! Captain Jack looks sooo sweet too! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for the kind comments on my blog!