Monday, May 31, 2010

Melinda is having a Vintage Summer Party!

This is going to be short but sweet... I just wanted to join in on the fun over at Melinda's- Alabaster Rose Designs. She is hosting a Vintage Summer Party. How fun is that? Way fun!

So I thought I'd drop in with my vintage bike that everyone around here rides... it was to be mine, hence the cute basket with the giant pink flower on it, but everyone, I mean EVERYONE rides it. Get this, too funny, my 18 year old son rode it to school last week because him and his other senior buddies thought it would be fun to ride bikes to school for one of their last days. Oh my gosh, I looked out my front door and there were 6 big boys with their backpacks and bikes of all sorts picking up Cam for school. I loved it. I wish I would have had my camera ready, it was quite a sight. It brought back great memories of these boys a few years ago spending the night (quite often) and then waking up in the morning to ride down to McDonalds for breakfast before they went fishing. Now mind you, I made them breakfast plenty of times but they loved to ride our old bikes to town. I would pick up bikes really cheap or free and the boys loved them, they even named them. I would hear them yelling as they ran to the barn, calling out the bike they wanted. Ahhhhh good times. Makes you glad to be a mom. truly. I miss having to walk over 8 or so boys sleeping in the living room and listening to them play poker or having a bonfire.
Wow, so much for short and sweet! It's just that with Cam graduating, it makes me get all sappy and secretly want him to be a little boy again. shhhh don't tell him.
Thanks Melinda! Stop on over and see her other partiers, I'm heading over there now!
Thanks for stopping by, Theresa xoxo


  1. AWWW, too sweet.
    I can't wait for those days with Brooklyn and his friends.
    My bike is still hanging in the garage, rudy bought me a beautiful cruiser and then I found out I was pregnant, wouldn't you know it, so it hangs til this day.
    Thanks for sharing

  2. I want me one of those bikes now. I love how you put it next to the porch. I am so gonna steal that idea you know. Now to just find a bike....

    Isn't it crazy how fast they grow? I swear that mine were just babies last year. My oldest is going to high school next year! And driving! I don't know how I am going to survive that one!

  3. Theresa,

    This post reminds me so much of the "carpet" of boys I used to step over for years. Our home was where they all roosted every weekend. I miss it too. The only thing I don't miss is the smelly sneakers!

    Sounds like you have mothered a nice set of boys yourself....that they too wanted a last little bit of childhood. Congratulations to Cam!


  4. Theresa,

    Your link to Alabaster Rose is going to the wrong place.....I tried it three times to be sure it wasn't just me.


  5. That bike is so charming and just love the peonies filling the basket! Magical!
    You blink and they're all grown up...

  6. Hi Theresa, That is a great bike. And the peonies are beautiful. You are so lucky to be able to grow them. It's too hot for then in So. Cal Have a great week....Julian

  7. Sweet memories and a great bike! My kids don't get to do those great small town kinda things. I miss that for them growing up. I think it's great that a bunch of senior guys wanna do something so innocent and fun. Have a great day! :) Tammy

  8. Hi Theresa! I'm loving your vintage bike. Looks great with the flowers in the baskets. What a great story...thanks for sharing!!
    Oh, and thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment! It's greatly appreciated!! :) ~ Jo

  9. love the vintage bike AND those sweet stories. such wonderful memories for you and your family!

  10. Thank-you artsy Mom!!
    Thank you for your visit and kind comment and your sweet visit.

    I am a new follower and enjpy your posts.

  11. my mom has a BLUE bike like this in her yard that is all decorated with flowers in the basket, it is very vintage and lovely...wonderful. small problem....she swears it was my bicycle, which was GOLD, was always gold, never has been painted, but I haven't the heart to tell her! she tells everyone that is terry bike...i know i shall be as forgetful as she is one day, and swear gold is blue! i hope my kids apease me. love the memories anyway, no matter the color!

  12. Hi Theresa,
    You made me laugh!! That is so sweet that your son rode your bike!
    I'm looking forward to having my son bring his friends over for sleep overs when he's older. I can't even imagine him when he's older, he's still my baby! I guess they always will be our babies.
    Thank you so much for joining my party, it is such a pleasure to have you share with us!
    Have a lovely day.

  13. I am so happy that you are participating in my Vintage 4th of July party. I so look forward to your post!!!!! Love the bike! xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

  14. Oh that Cameron wouldn't dare go graduating on you now would he?! Oh Theresa! I can't believe it! How time flies! I love what you said about stepping over 8 boys :) Made me smile real big!

    And so did that comment you left over at Kate's about all her furniature out on the lawn...he he...(& I am not a hehe-er) but that was funny :)

    Hope everything goes wonderful with graduation!!! Bring lots of Klenex! & hug him alot.

  15. We rent bikes like this at the beach every year! I love it all decorated with flowers :)

  16. I have been looking for an old bike for my garden for so long. I also want a bike wheel and tire to make a wreath out of! This is picture perfect. Jennifer jennsthreegraces


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo