Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Day at the Beach

We are in the middle of a heat wave.

Well, hot for us northerners, that is.  Until this week, the temps were still
dropping down into the 40's and 50's at night.  Perfect for me.
This week the temps have been in the 80-90 range and staying warm all night.

It's time to head to the beach!

When summertime rolls around, I replace my 7up egg crate with this display.
I painted the green beach sign years ago.

The weathered wood screen is a new find this year.
It was only $2 at a local antique store!

The flamingo only comes out to play for our few short months of summer.
I've never seen one in these parts, but I did see a pelican on a local
lake a few weeks ago!  I needed a little help identifying it.
I thought it was a stork.  Well, it looked like the bird who delivers babies.  :@

I've had the small metal chair forever.  I bought it at a souvenir shop on one of our summer vacations.
The pint size fishing rod is actually for ice fishing, but it's the right size, so it stays.

Our small town held its Jubilee Parade yesterday, so there were people everywhere.
After the parade there's a street dance with live music in 3 locations, so you can
listen to your music of choice.

Today, all is quiet.

Most of the locals head to their lake cabins, or to the public beaches too cool off.

On my early morning walk I saw one of our neighbors outside.
She's obviously getting ready for her beach debut.

You should see what she wears during the Christmas season!

She gets her Nancy Sinatra on with a Santa suit minus the pants. 
 And a pair of tall black go go boots.

Too sexy!

Thanks for visiting and try to keep cool!

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  1. Love your summer vignette! Of course I love the Flamingo but that cute little chair is perfect with the sign! Whoo Hooo....they neighbor of yours is too funny! Hugs, Linda

  2. Love the whole vignette! The flamingo is too cool. The old screen is perfect!

  3. oh my gosh I love your summer decorating, that little chair is so cute! We have those ice fishing rods and used those window screens in the farmhouse, I would never have thought they would become a decorating item, they look great!!!!!!I can't wait to see what she wears for christmas!! Wowsa wowsa

  4. Love your summer display. So cute. You must have a very fun neighbor.

  5. Love your summer vignette....the flamingo is darling too! Your neighbor is a hoot :o)

  6. Love your summer display Vickie. Your "neighbor" is too much fun. I bet she stops traffic. LOL.


  7. You fashion the cutest vignettes; love your sign and that chair is darling. You've given me a fabulous idea for using one of my grandpa's old, old ice fishing rods. Now, you won't believe it, but I've got a very similar flamingo on my desk! We don't have the same neighbour though. :) Stay cool!

  8. So cute! I love that little chair. What a find. The whole vignette is adorable. Great sign too. You did the perfect paint job.

  9. That mannequin is hilarious...I wonder how many people either wave at her or are scared to death! LOL I just got a few of those old screens but they're still sitting in the garage...I need to hang them up! That vignette looks great and the screen is perfect for it!

  10. Vickie,
    LOVE your summer vignette!!!! That pink flamingo is so cute!! Sounds like you are having fun.Your neighbors display is so funny.A Nancy Sinatra Santa.Gotta love it!

  11. I can't wait to see her at Christmas! LOL!!!
    The fishing pole in the chair is my favorite thing in your vignette.

  12. I bet she makes a lot of drivers take a second glance... I sure love the old screen~ Hugs, Diane

  13. In tropical climates I think flamingo's deliver babies.


  14. I LOVE, Love, Love your mantel/shelf (?) display! So cute with the little green chair and fishing rod. And the flamingo adds just the right punch of color and fun. The old screen, what a deal, adds the perfect backdrop.
    Mary Alice

  15. Ohhh. So cute. :) Now where is my sign. ;)

  16. Hi Vickie! Oh, my that is a great big difference in the temps! Are you just dying in the heat? Well, your little vignette is just charming. Love your flamingo and that cute little metal chair!!
    Thanks for popping in to see me and stay cool,
    Shelia ;)

  17. LOL! Your neighbor is hilarious...keep her away from your husband! Love your did a wonderful job on that sign, Vickie!

  18. Ha, ha, please tell the neighbor doesn't have her out there all the time. I reminds me of the leg lamp in that Christmas Story movie. Too funny.

  19. Cool ! Lovely summer vignette. Parades or carnivals are atmospheric. On quiet days you can do your pastimes.

  20. Don't you hate this heat! This northern is not happy. Will be 90 here today and most of the homes up here in Northern Michigan have no AC. Love your flamingo and your neighbors mannequin is a hoot. Have a great week, stay cool, Laura

  21. Oh, my gosh! Your neighbor's mannequin is...well, tacky, but funny so it's OK.
    Your display, however, is just plain CUTE! I LOVE that little chair! It matches your sign perfectly, and the flamingo is so fun.

  22. I think you've got some of our sun and we've got all the rain (from the whole world) in the UK - it's still raining every single day, and so many outdoor activities are getting cancelled, all over the country.
    Cute summer vignette Vickie, love that little chair !

  23. love the flamingo, vickie! actually, the vignette is darling:) dancing in the street sounds fun! "nancy" is just too fun:)

  24. I love your summer display, especially the wooden screen! I hope you'll share your "neighbor's" Christmas outfit when the time comes. ;-)

  25. It's the heat right that is driving us all a little crazy...even that neighbor of

  26. What a cute summer vignette! Love how you designed it!



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