Sunday, April 22, 2018


Saturday was a great day to be in English Village! Thanks to Carole Griffin, owner of the fabulous Continental Bakery and Chez Lulu, the day was spent celebrating Spring in a variety of ways. There was the Seed and Feed Marching Band ( In a variety of outrageous dress), hula hooping, fairies floating around, a Bread Toss, May Pole and the grande finale...the beheading of Marie Antoinette. You had to be there. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time for a Reunion!

Tonight Shades Valley High School classes of '62,'63.'64 and '65 will gather, along with corresponding classes from Ramsey HS, Miss Howards, BUS and anyone else who wants to join us. Our favorite HS band, The Ramblers will provide the music. We'll be dancing the night away, or well some of the night anyway!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sweet Memories

With a heavy heart, we bid farewell to our dear blog friend Karin Bugge. Her blog Altadena Hiker, was one of the fist blogs I followed way back in 2008. In 2010, my blog reader Judy Dunn and husband Dave flew me to Los Angeles so I could meet my Pasadena, South Pasadena, Altadena and Palo Alto blog friends in person. Karin was a talented writer and animal lover and I loved her dearly.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

W'e're going on an egg hunt!


I won't be marching in Birmingham today, but I will be there in spirit!  My friend Bethanne Bethard Hill's poster speaks for me as well. I pray this movement will be the end to the violence in our country. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Found it!

The wee ones have a hard time finding the one zillion eggs thrown out in plain sight. While helpful parents point them out, they just have fun wandering around and sometimes, even stumble on an egg!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Frank Flemming 1940-2018

Birmingham artist Frank Fleming passed away yesterday. I was privileged to know him as a neighbor back in the 90. He would walk up and down Saulter Road in his shorts and floppy hat, and give me a wave. In 2010, I spent some time with him,  and he graciously allowed me to photograph his studio, housed in his home. He was a humble, kind and gentle man. He will be sorely missed but his magical creatures located all over this city will always be a reminder of his creative spirit.

Egg Hunt Memories

This year, I was down with a bad cough and didn't make it to Independent Presbyterian Church for the annual EGG HUNT!  I was so sad, I took a trip down memory lane to Egg Hunts past and found some sweet kiddos that I recognize! I'll share some of my favorite hunt photos this week and next.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Please Come!

I hope to see you at my big print sale. Priced to go to good homes!

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Found on an alley in downtown Birmingham, the remains of our iconic department store. My mom and I shopped there when I was growing up and in later life, I worked at their Vestavia store for several years. Now it makes me smile as it's taken on another meaning, my love for all things Parisian!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Please Come!

For all of my dear Birmingham area readers, I hope you will stop by Black Sheep Antiques in Harpersville on the 25th for my BIG PRINT SALE. Everything is priced to sell.  We'll have refreshments and you will want to see Barbara Adkins's charming antique shop as well!