I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah
What fun that must have been! We went to a parade 2 weeks ago to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of our Fire Dept. It was fun. Love your pics, they really capture the feeling of a small town parade. How coincidental, I was just talking about "Cracker Jacks" the other night with my husband. Very fond memories of that delicious treat :)
This is amazing. To me there is nothing quite like an old fashioned July 4th parade and this one looks like its right out of the story books! Fabulous- thank you for sharing!
I love the way your posts bring my right into real american life Terri, thank you. Great pictures
Looks like a fun time had by all:)!
Wow! That was a parade. I must be getting way too sentimental. That almost brought tears to my eyes. I just love home town America.
Looks like a lot of fun!
- The Tablescaper
i tuly love your optimistic spirit terri. you are a kid at heart!;) there is nothing like an early morning,waiting for the parade! the little town i grew up in had "the corn festival parade", and afterwards on into the night, was a giant fair with food (lots of corn on the cob),games and rides. it was smack dab in the middle of august, usually the hottest day of the year! no matter, it was tadition!
Terri, that looks like totally middle America. It looks like something you would see in Mayberry!!! Love it, Kathysue
That's as American as you can get! My home town has quite a lot of parades. My Mom lives on Main St....so the parade goes right by her front door. They do not have a July 4th parade however. Next month will be the Rodeo Parade.....then in late Sept or early Oct....the Homecoming Parade and then December the Christmas Parade. I've designed floats for parades in the past and enjoy that but....I probably will try to never go to another. I think they are pretty boring actually. The last one I went to was a Halloween Parade in OKC a few years ago and I was in it as I'd designed a float for it and had to walk along side it. That was enough of parades to last me a life time.
But this does look like the perfect 4th. My uncle emcee's a big 4th of July parade very year in his town that looks much like what you showed here.
Great post. Great old fashioned parade and real people enjoying life
Thanks for showing us this side of American life
How fun was this? Guys marching with their skies, too funny! Love all the doggies in their Fourth decorations and that little girl with the Chinese umbrella, look how she's standing, way cute! We have something like that here only way smaller since we have so few people here but still fun. Looks like you're really enjoying your holiday!
What a fun, homey parade. We had one like that on Lido...I should have take photos, too. Decorated bikes and golf carts and vintage cars and veterans.... I am in Mammoth Lakes now. Are you still in the mountains?
I just LOVE this town! My husband and I sat and looked at your old barber-shop photos. He used to go to one very similar in NYC but, alas, they're all gone now. No parades here, unfortunately...but lots of great memories.
All the best,
Wow, this looks like so much fun! I thought you were on vacation and we wouldn't be hearing from you for about a week or so but it has been a wonderful surprise finding your posts about all the treasure hunting and now the parade...you are having a great time and I thank you for letting us share your adventures! Did you ever march in a parade? I did when I was a Brownie and I had to carry the flag...it was very exciting! XO
How fun for me! I didn't make it to any parades this year and now I feel like I did :) Growing up in a small town some of my best memories were of our celebrations and getting to be in the parades. Looks like you had a fun 4th weekend! ~ Jacque
Nothing like a small town America parade...we have one in our area, but were out of town this year - so charming!!
Looks like a perfect place to spend the 4th of July. Great photos!
can we trade lives for a little while terri?!
i adore truckee but at the 4th, sheer old fashioned magic
delightfully from the sidelines
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