Thursday, April 19, 2012

Call to the Post!

Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da da...da..da...BWaaAAAAPppp!


It's been a crazy week, Loved Ones.  Every day brought a new challenge and here in my hometown: 



We are about to be seized with a yearly malady known as Derby Madness. Two weeks of parties:

I got this so cheap I didn't even read before buying. It's sweet, charming and full of practical fun ideas. Man, am I bummed.


Okay, there was that one bit that got a little weird. But not weird enough, Loved One. Not nearly weird enough.

Parades: 

Practicing for the Pegasus Parade? No, just how I walk out to the curb to get my mail.
 
And ponies. 

Yes, I know they are so much more than ponies but I needed a P.


Meet Bowlene - her toilet sparkles as bright as her smile
 
No, not that kind of P. (I KNEW you'd take it that way)

So off to get some rest - tomorrow is Estate Sale Day, you know 

Hello. I am Amy Vanderbilt and I am here to inform you that Estate Sale Day is not an officially sanctioned Kentucky Derby event.

 Can't wait to share my finds and the fanfare!
Have a great weekend!
Perfect for Pink Saturday.

26 comments:

  1. Hello Helen:
    Whilst Derby Day, certainly with your careful organisation, assisted by Ms Crocker, is bound to be an unparalleled success, the Estate Sale Day sounds to be much more our kind of thing and something which we do not have on this side of the Atlantic.

    As for 'Bowlene', it is obvious that in this too America leads the way and the rest of us can only follow.

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    1. Yes, I am more excited about going out Estate sale-ing. It's not just the stuff, it's the glimpse into a life that I love. If I buy something I usually try to get the name of the 'estate-ee". Partly to honor them, partly to confuse my kids by saying - That belonged to Ruth and Lloyd. You remember them, right?

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  2. Derby Day-Woo Hoo! Be sure to have a Mint Julrp for me! Like I even have to tell ya:@)

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    1. 2 weeks from tomorrow. Many folks don't realize there is a 2 week wind up of balloon races, parties, parades, things called Chow Wagons and more.

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  3. I can't wait to see what you get. I am off to my first yard sale this weekend oh joy spring is here.
    cathy

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    1. Ahhh, yard sale season. One of these sales promises lots of Derby hats - I gotta go!

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  4. Wish I had me some of that Bowlene. Please and Thank you.

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    1. LOL - isn't it a great name for product?

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  5. I have heard that Derby week is totally wild! I will be looking forward to hearing about it. Queen Elizabeth II was there last year, wasn't she? Thanks for visiting my blog from Pink Saturday and nice to meet you!
    Cheers
    R

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    1. I know the Queen came to Derby once but not sure if it was last year or the year before. Lots of security, I heard. Thanks for visiting me back.

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  6. Can't believe the Derby is almost here. Not that it really means anything to us NJ transplants, but we have noticed that the stores and some restaurants in Louisville are less crowded on Thunder and Derby weekends. But you probably already knew that. :)

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Good point, Karen. If you're not doing Derby stuff I do have a lot of space these days.

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  7. What a cute post! Love the olden things and the Bowlene is a complete hoot! ;)
    Thanks for popping in to se eme.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks for coming by Shelia! Happy Pink Saturday.

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  8. Derby day?!! I wanna come! Do they dress up? Do you get to eat elegant food? And, did you mention shopping? Oh yes, I want to be there - be a part of the experience! What fun! I can't wait to see what treasures you find! I hope one of them is sparkly. =0)

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    1. Today is the opening of Derby Madness - Thunder. It's a mega air show and fireworks display. Then 2 weeks of Derby, Derby, Derby. The day itself is a holiday around here, in fact local schools close the day before Derby.

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  9. Derby day?!! I wanna come! Do they dress up? Do you get to eat elegant food? And, did you mention shopping? Oh yes, I want to be there - be a part of the experience! What fun! I can't wait to see what treasures you find! I hope one of them is sparkly. =0)

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    1. Hey - 2xs the fun! Well, PS anyway - an awesome treasure day - not sparkly but PINK and 1950s kitsch.

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  10. The Colonial Golf Tournament is our equivalent to Derby Week, and we're gearing up for it in May, so I know what it's like. Partygoers would have to be careful not to grab the Bowlene when filling up the salt shaker. A little too similar in packaging for comfort! :)

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    1. LOL on the salt shaker style! That giant hand clutching the package scares me.

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  11. Can't wait to see your finds! Hey girl, I have that party book. I have had it for years and have actually made some of the cakes out of it for my children when they were little. I can't even remember when or how I got it. Boy am I gettin old. lol!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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    1. LOL Jann. It look like it would be full of goofy stuff but I am thinking of using a bunch of this stuff for family reunions. Fun, simple games, cute food. Shoulda known Betty wouldn't let us down.

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  12. It is nice once in awhile to have something different come into your life.

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    1. So true. And the Derby has something for everyone!

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  13. Bring on the finds, i just know you'll have some vintage treasure and some fun to share :o) Scarlett x

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    1. I did. Was in a junk funk, not finding anything and then... can't wait to share.

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