Friday, April 30, 2010


I've been swamped for the last week at the store.  Click here to see what I've been doing!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Special Announcement

We interrupt this blog for a special service announcement.

Happy Birthday Hal!

We hope you have a wonderful day and can get out to the fishing hole real soon!

From all of us at Applejack Lane!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Rudy Day

     It just sneaked up on me-April Rudy Day-and I am not ready. I was in charge of a church luncheon this weekend, and there went Saturday and Sunday.. This means I am three stocking stuffers and two Hermie gifts shy for the monthly goal.  Maybe I can make it up tomorrow by taking a little trip to Target if our store is not that busy.
     I have been giving the office party some thought.  I want to do an auction with the girls again with a different twist.  I need to start buying up some gift cards that would be of interest except they will not know what gift card is in the auction package.  It is sort of a blind auction with a 50 penny limit for money.  I am just trying to decide upon a teaser to get them pumped up about each package I have dolled up.  Just trying to improve upon last year's fun.
     On thing is done for April-money in the bank for gifts and entertaining!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Few Of My Favorite Things Saturday

Welcome to Applejack Lane on this A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday.  I am a retired school teacher.  One of my first "school collections" was started by  hubby-ABC plates 

This is the first plate that started my collection.  Of course my MIL found it and suggested that he give it to me for Christmas...
My sister-in-law gave me this religious plate for Christmas one year...
Some can be small like this one only 5 inches in diameter...
Ben Franklin's maxims...
Tin plates...
Two alphabets share this plate...
A rabbit plate for Spring...
Special English mugs...
A creamer, bowl, and mug...
I have over 30 pieces to my collection and I still continue the hunt.
Thanks for joining me today.  Visit Bargain Hunting with Laurie for more Favorite Things Saturday and Chari with Sunday Favorites.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Favorites

I am joining Sunday Favorites today.  This was originally posted exactly one year ago.  It my "stroll through memory lane."

I am back at Applejack Lane after a little four day excursion to Tampa, Florida.This was my first trip to Florida so we explored as much of the outdoor environment as possible in those short days.

Beautiful foliage, plants, and flowers abounded everywhere...
I felt like DeSoto and Ponce deLeon setting foot into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time.
These oak trees sure look different than the ones in Virginia. They have shallow roots and limbs can grow to touch the earth.  Love the Spanish Moss...
We visited the Everglades. What's a trip to Florida without an alligator
or two...
Cathy took a kayak trip.
This was such a lovely door handle to one of the shops in Ybor City. Everyone should have one!
Love the pink buildings of Tampa and St. Peterburg. ..
This is one of the beautiful sunsets from our accommodations at Little Harbor Inn...
This was a trip I enjoyed two times-once in going and once returning home to Applejack Lane.

Thanks to Chari @ Happy to Design for hosting this party.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Today Is A Red Letter Day!

Today is April 15th- a day for tax deadlines and tea parties.  It's also a day for special birthday parties!!!
Happy birthday to my brother Jim

  Yes,  Jim and Amy are both are celebrating birthdays today!!!
Jim, the tax man,  is having a celebration.  How appropriate for April 15!  He is one in a million!
And Amy, Cathy's good friend, has a special day, too!  It looks like she has already been celebrating!  She is one good egg!
May you both have many, many more great April 15th birthdays!

Remember:  Birthdays are good for you!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What's So Special About April 13th? Hmmm...

It's April 13. What's so special about today?  Hmmm....It could mean that it is only two days away from Brother Jim's birthday

Or it could mean that today is Shirley's birthday!  
Yay, Shirley's birthday!!!
Shirley moved to Richmond with several of her girlfriends immediately after graduating from Madison College.  It is a special treat to get to visit with her.  She is always smiling and enjoys a good laugh. She has so many family memories to share about our grandparents and her mother and father. The very first time I went to Richmond was to visit her.  (I think I went out on a date with her and her then boyfriend Hal). In 1961, she married Hal which made the family very happy . She is the mother of Leslie and a very busy grandmother helping to care for Ben and Meredith after school. 

Here she is with her wonderful family...
So if you happens to be in the Maidens area today, please wish our Cousin Shirley a very happy birthday!
Happy Birthday!
P.S.  Stay tuned , Hal.  We'll get you in a couple of weeks!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Silver Sunday Bunnies

It's time for Silver Sunday at Applejack Lane. I have some bunnies to share before they hop away for the season.
A silver butter dish... 
A close up and personal view of the Mr. Bunny finial...
I've shared this before, but it's good for one last time- a bunny feeding spoon...
Thanks for stopping by today.  Please join Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal for more Silver Sunday fun.

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Favorite Things

It's A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday, and right now my favorite things just happen to be outside my window.

The apple trees at Applejack Lane are just beginning to bloom...
So is the bleeding heart...
First blooms of a Cherokee Brave dogwood....
My new birdhouse that I picked up today...
Thanks to Laurie at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for hosting this party..

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

White Wednesday Time

It's White Wednesday time here at Applejack Lane.  With the temperatures reaching 90 degrees today, thoughts of getting the outside set for summer entered the picture.  I pulled out an old twig table reportedly made by my grandmother.  My dad was lucky enough to claim it, and years later, so was I.
Now the question-to paint or not paint?
Hopefully,  next week I'll add a few Springy things.
Thanks to Kathleen of Faded Charm Cottage for hosting this blog party.

Friday, April 2, 2010

It's A Spring Cloche Party!

Things have been busy here at Applejack Lane, and I am a little tardy for the party.  But I am here at last!  I can't wait to see the other cloche designs.  Maybe I can file some ideas away to use.  Thanks to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for hosting this event once again.

In this cloche is an old German iron rabbit given to me by an uncle...
A Fenton rabbit in a tiny cloche...
This collection of eggs is not in a cloche, but it is cloche enough...
Happy Easter!