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Can you believe that today was my first visit to Walnut Avenue since Christmas? Time sure does fly by quickly. Today we got together to celebrate my niece’s December 29 birthday. (Better late than never!) It was great to spend the afternoon with family. Mama made Reese a most delicious cake. Reese is growing up fast, she’s now eleven!
Mama doesn’t believe in cake mixes. I don’t know what recipe she used, but this cake was so very good. Mama’s cake decorating supplies are still packed away, so she decorated the cake with jelly beans. I love the fun colors!
I’m taking a two session photography class at our local community college and the assignment this for this week was to take pictures using various settings on the camera. I realized today that I had yet to take a single picture, so I took bunches while I visited with Mama. (The first session of the class was a bit disappointing and I hope that tomorrow night’s session will be better.)
This is Mama’s parlor. The secretary belonged to my Great-Aunt Fanny and is my favorite piece of all of Mama’s antiques. My grandmother did all of the press flower pictures. The one hanging to the left of the window on the top is really a tray and it won a national prize!
Mama’s chocolate set was found in an antique shop in Annapolis. The child’s tea set was my grandmother’s. The dish on the bottom shelf belonged to my great grandmother and is one of my mom’s prized possessions for sentimental reasons. My brother used to toss it in the air and catch it to torture her.
The pie safe is in a narrow hall that is hard to photograph. The shelf above the pie safe is a new addition since I last visited.
This bear was first my dad’s and then mine. Isn’t he sweet?
The weekend flew by way too fast but we packed a lot into two short days. Friday night we watched a doubles tennis exhibition featuring our pro, two top Liberty University players, and the Liberty assistant coach. The points were fast and furious and super fun to watch. Saturday night was supper club with a Mardi Gras theme. Nicole made a really yummy King Cake. Gina was the lucky person to find the baby Jesus in her slice of cake, so she’ll either make the King Cake next year or host the party.
After being gone most of the day today, I need a weekend from my weekend!
Have a good week!