Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Boomerang Album!

Last summer Karen (Some Days are Diamonds)  and I decided to do a swap, just the two of us.  In my basket full of goodies I gave her was an antique photo album.  It was falling apart, but I thought she could use the cabinet pages for something.
Last winter, Karen and her hubby came to visit AZ for the races and my husband and I met them at Cracker Barrel for dinner.  She had a surprise for me.  She doctored up that olden album for pictures of my then upcoming trip to SC and Florida!
So I finally got it all put together and may I please say....Oh MY Goodness!!  I am crazy in love with it!  It took a little thinking to find just the right pictures, some resizing and delicate gluing....but here it is in all its glory!!

I just love this picture!

Candy and I in Key West, tired and sweating, but still having FUN!

And in all my favorite home colors!

Thank you SO MUCH Karen!

Please continue to pray for my friend Kathy from Mimi's Garden.  She is doing better, but still ill.  Her family appreciates the prayers so much!

Joining Sherry at No Minimalist Here Open House Party & Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday.


Decorating Lady's Humble Abode said...

CeeKay, thank you for the information on commenting problems I have been having on blogger. Read your Teal blog site I will be praying for you and your family. Thank you again Decor. Lady

Tina said...

Your album is beautiful! I love the photos you chose to put in it.

I will be praying for quick healing for your friend.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What a special gift from your friend. I love all of its vintage colors and trimmings. My prayers go out to your friend's family. So much tragedy in one family is just so sad. I hope she recovers quickly and fully soon.

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this about Kathy! I'll be praying for her and her family.
Your album is so nice. I love it and love you!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Blondie's Journal said...

What an awesome album...Karen is SO talented and such a great friend. I love all the great pictures and embellishments!

I follow Kathy's blog. I will be thinking of her and sending many prayers her way.


Sweet Meanderings said...

I love the photo album and the pictures you chose to put in it. It is absolutely beautiful! Kathy is in my prayers. Please keep us posted.

Adrienne said...

What a sweet gift! Such a treasure filled with special memories of your trip.

Susan said...

Awesome gift!! I love the photo of you on the old telephone!

Liz said...

Hi CeeKay!
Your album is so beautiful. (That Karen!) Your pictures are fun and sweet. I can tell you had a ton of fun! :)

I will be praying for your friend. That is such a tragedy, and then to be so sick! I'm so sorry.


Rettabug said...

Immediate *knee-mails* being sent for Kathy to have a complete & speedy recovery.

Your album, Ceekay is a true testament to your spirt! Its BEAUTIFUL!! I just love how you make every moment precious & how you cherish your friends & they, you.


Rettabug said...

Forgot to ask....why do you call it "Boomerang"????????????

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

My heart aches for your friend. How hard it must be. Thanks for sharing though. I believe in the power of prayer and positive thoughts. Both are going out to your friend.

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Oh, such a beautiful way to share and keep such beautiful memories!!!

Lana In Italy (until Sept.)

Jeanne Selep said...

Amazing Album redo. I have seen empty old albums before, and thought - who would want to buy that. Now I see new possibilities.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ceekay! What a special gift from Karen. Thank you for sharing this wonderful album at my party. I hope you have a great weekend.

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! I'm back to tell you - oh, how I love the flannelgraphs in Sunday School! I can still remember some of the stories. You must have been your SS teacher's pet, I never got to help! :)
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy said...

Ceekay, what cute photos and the way you've decorated the album is just adorable!

I'll be praying for your friend.


p/s you won the candle giveaway so please email me...I'll look for an email button on your sidebar to. I need your address and choice of floating candles! Congrats!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a sweetheart Karen is to put this together for you! It's a great idea to actually use one for current photos, love it. Thanks, Ceekay for linking up with VIF, xoxo Debra

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ceekay,
What a fabulous album from a great talent that Karen is to design it. Your pics are awesome and I love the one of you on the old time telephone. I used to have one like that in my kitchen when I had a country style.
All the details make it so special.

Prayers for Kathy.
Love from Texas, Celestina Marie

Pamela said...

What a lovely keepsake!

Karen said...

I loved dong this for you - my very special friend! I love what you did with it - now you can remember every second in true CEEKAY style!!!
Love and hugs.

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