Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cow Gals For A Cure!

Cancer is no stranger to the royal family... The Cranky Queen lost her dear Daddy to colon cancer in December...Her favorite aunt, Heiress Aunt Carolyn, has been battling ovarian cancer, but currently is winning the fight! So, you can only imagine, The Queen was thrilled when she received a "royal invite" from a beautiful friend, Duchess Stephanie!  The Cranky Queen's Mother, Cranky Em, also was an escort to the Shreveport, Louisiana American Cancer Society's Baron's Ball...
The 2012 Baron's Ball theme was "Ring of Hope."
 Aunt Carolyn made all of the table decorations herself
 She also made all of the HOPE signs...

The Cranky Queen, Heiress Aunt Carolyn & Cranky Em

These were candles "In Honor" or "In Memory" of our loved ones sponsored by different people.  They are "STARS OF HOPE"...

 My Aunt adores LSU...this was her favorite boot!

Check out this "newspaper" boot~
Did I mention that Aunt Carolyn was the 2012 Honorary Chairman & presented her inspirational journey.

Pictured above is our generous & kind friend, Stephanie, & my Mother, Emily Ruth~

Pictured on the right is Stephanie & the one & only, Cranky Queen~

The evening was a success & the hard work of many "paid" off raising funds to help local cancer patients as they battle the disease!  A live & silent auction, Gold, Sterling & Silver sponsors, table sponsors & Stars of Hope donations all helped to raise over $100,000.00!
Good Bags For All Of The Guests...

A group party pic of many of Aunt Carolyn's pals...

Pam & Em

Aunt Carolyn, Stephanie & Emily Ruth strikin' a pose

Conway Twitty~a very good friend of my Dad's

Johnny Cash~the man of honor this night

Willie Nelson~my favorite country western singer 
 Many legends hung on the wall in the halls of the Municipal Memorial Auditorium...
By the end of the evening, we were all "happily" exhausted...As I embraced that moment, I said a little prayer thanking God for my Aunt Carolyn...her will to fight & never give up, her encouragement to family & friends even when she was ill, & her infinite faith are all gifts that I cherish & admire.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Queen Visits Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City!

The Royal Family has just returned from a New York City vacation.  This was their first "jaunt" to the Big Apple...The Cranky Queen planned an itinerary for each day to "cram in" as many sights as possible in 5 days!  And a flea market was one of the stops on Saturday...

Can you believe furs in August!  It was "unseasonably" HOT for NYC!

Cranky King making his stroll thru the street market...

Bits and pieces...I could have sifted thru these bins for hours!
Checking out the goods...
Can you say "JEWELRY"!!!!!
Purses, scarves, shawls & hats of any color, shape & size
The heat did not stop the shoppers!
These hats were found everywhere from China Town to Central Park...
Prince Logan would not even try one on....
License plates from all states...vintage & newer
Swoon...this was my favorite booth...The Queen loves old door knobs!
This gentleman had lots of interesting items!
Something for everyone!  Someones trash is someone else's treasure!
 This was one of the items that I purchased at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.  A 1939 Autograph Album from the World's Fair...The Cranky Queen always tries to purchase items that remind her of the area she visited!

 Another vintage treasure was the old peanut butter pail...
 I loved the graphics and colors!

Made in NYC!
 Does this look familiar?

At the "Top of the Rock"
A night on the town!
Fun in China Town!