Monday, April 16, 2012

Just a quick hello to wish you a happy new week

It is Monday morning here, after a very busy weekend filled with visiting family and getting together to celebrate my niece's engagement party.

The sun shone brightly and we seemed to do a lot of driving, but was good to get away.
On the way we stopped off at a little town called Paeroa, where there are many Antique shops, along the main street.
It was great to wander around and look at all the treasure, I was lucky enough to pick up some pieces of old lace.

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.
Now back to doing all the things, that never got done at the weekend and I look forward to coming to visit  and see what you are up to.

Wishing you all a happy new week


  1. Ohhh, your niece is recently engaged, so is my grand-nephew, you picked up some lace this weekend, so did I!

    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you!!!

    Much love,

  2. The weekend seemed to fly by. Yours sounds like it was busy but fun.

    I wish you a wonderful and beautiful week ahead, Carolyn!


  3. Dear Carolyn,
    I am glad, you had lovely and sunny weather at your nieces engagement party :O) and that you had a wonderful weekend!

    Wishing you a happy new week,
    sending love and hugs,

  4. Dear Carolyn
    I hope that you are enjoying the weekend. It looks so ;o)
    Thank you very much for the nice comment on my blog.
    I wish you a happy and beautiful week. Hugs Yvonne

  5. Dear Carolyn, wonderful with happy hours with your family. And wonderful with happy hours in antique stores :-).
    I made a few small things for my shop,here- and we took a beautiful beach walk yesterday, to fing driftwood pieces for me.
    Have a lovely week Carolyn.

  6. Hello Carolyn, thank you for your comment on my blog. I like that old lace you found! It is very charming, in France we have lots ofantique markets with that old lace, but sometimes I buy even lace in America! Also many choice! I am preparing the cradle of my new born grandchild (to early!) and will make los of litlle roses around it, I prdered it in America,

    love Janny

  7. Happy new week from

  8. Ciao Carolyn,

    felice settimana anche a te!

    Un abbraccio...NI ;o)

  9. Beautiful indeed.
    Yes my Son and his wife will welcome their Son into the world
    around June 10th in Seoul.

    We are all over the moon with excitement.
    Love to you

  10. Thanks for having me visit you. I had a very busy weekend, I had a bear show all weekend.

  11. You weekend sounds lovely. Today I head off to some thrift day off of school.It is so fun to poke around in never know what you will find.
    Congratulations to your niece.
    Hugs to you my friend for a great week.xoxo

  12. Hi Carolyn! I wish you a happy new week! We have today a nice sunny day, wonderful Spring time at last after cold and rain!

  13. Carolyn,
    I just love towns that have little antique and quaint shops through their main street. It seems that those are the places I find the most unique things. I'm glad you enjoyed your niece's engagement party. I will soon be giving Nel one this summer. She will be getting married in the Fall...oh, so much to think about.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  14. The lace you bought is lovely.
    Wish you a happy week to

  15. Yes, Carolyn, I`m agree...:)
    The weekend seems always fly by...
    You have busy but funny weekend, that`s good:)
    Old laces are so fantastic!
    I wish you happy week, too!
    ♥ Many hugs and kisses ♥,

  16. Dearest Carolyn, Your week-end sounds wonderful. It is good to get away from time to time.
    The lace is beautiful!
    Best wishes to the engaged couple. Nothing quite like young love.
    God bless,

  17. Hope the party was a great one Carolyne! Cheers to a happy week ahead!

  18. Dear Carolyn
    Happy new week also for you!

  19. Congratulations to your niece! So happy to hear you had a lovely weekend. The lace is gorgeous! Wishing you a brilliant and productive week. Now, if you'll excuse me, your previous post put me in the mood for a cupcake. Must go seek one out. :)

  20. And a happy new week to you Carolyn .... Pottering around in antique and old-wares shops is a lovely thing to do ... I'm so pleased you found a few lace treasures xx

  21. My dear and caring friend!

    What a gorgeous display with the ballet favorite shoes of all time.

    And your birthday wishes are much appreciate, and the older I get, the more friends I have to share the joy of living longer. BLESS YOU SWEET CAROLYN!! Anita

  22. Wishing you a wonderful week too dear friend. It sounds like you had a great outing. I love visiting little towns with new shops I have never been in before.
    sending many hugs your way...

  23. It makes me happy to read what you have been up to and like to live viciously by you. Here I sit with my dear mom in the hospital. Carolyn. Will you please pray for peace and no pain for her?
    Thank you bella!

  24. Hi Carolyn,
    Congratulations to your dear niece.
    I wish I could have wandered down the streets with you hunting for antique lace and such... what fun that would have been
    It was so good to have you drop in and say hello... Thank you for your kind words.
    Enjoy your week dear friend

  25. Nice blog!! new follower! would you follow me back?! thanks ;)

  26. Hi,thank you for your comment!Is there something that you would receive from Italy?If not heavy and brokable...I will be glad to send you it !

  27. Hi Carolyn,

    So lucky to have a so nice weather st your place!
    Here in Roma, is all rainy...

  28. Hi Carolyn! Delighted you had a sunny weekend for the engagement party! Hope you are having a good week:)

  29. It's wonderful to take time to enjoy family times like this. Have a great week.

  30. Hi Carolyn,
    So glad you got a chance to "get away"! Isn't it fun? We are leaving tomorrow for a few days with my old friend, and I look forward to finding some antique shops like you did. I always buy old lace! I suppose you use yours in dressing your bears? Or just creating so darling vignettes...
    Thanks so much for you sweet words on FaH, and for taking the time to read the article in Belle. It really is my favorite place of anywhere. You didn't say if you've ever been there...if you haven't, you must go next time you're in France. You will love it!!!

  31. Hope your week is going fabulous!xxx

  32. Best regards from Paris Carolyn !


  33. How super sweet of you Carolyn!!!! I have no idea where the weekends go...but they sure fly....and so do the week days too!!! Wishing you a wonderful week!!!

  34. Dearest Carolyn,

    Wow, you had a busy week and I had some tough 4 days without Internet. But the new modem got installed and now it's playing catch-up. Busy again!
    Love to you,


  35. Sounds like a wonderful celebration for your family. Wishing you a beautiful week!

  36. Hi! You have so lovely pictures here! Have a happy day! xxxx Riitta Sinikka

  37. Oh Carolyn, you are such a dear.
    I am so happy you enjoyed viewing Willow.. Thank you so much for visiting.
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend
    Big hug! Penny


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