Monday, January 14, 2013

little brothers...

Little brothers... some of us have them... some of us even ENJOYED them.  Last week I came across a little brother of another kind at the local thrift store.

Like many of us as we grow older, he had some lines... some wrinkles... and even a little break or two from the past.

But the price couldn't be beat!  Just three dollars and the only "work" I plan for him is a little repair for the seat that is cracked.

He's now in my dining room with his big brother, this stool from my grandmother.  See the family resemblance?

Big brother holds a stack of vintage linen and lace tablecloths and runners.  I'm planning to put a little something on top of him... but with our big dogs it needs to be unbreakable.  I'm thinking something metal perhaps on top of little brother?

And speaking of little brothers... well that girl with the birthday a few days ago?  Well she too has a little brother... one with a birthday just 3 short days after hers... Two years and three days apart in age that is.  He  had a big year in 2012 as well.  You may remember he purchased his first house in January and moved in after a little cosmetic work... Creating my "empty nest".

His little bungalow got a paint job this summer.  Pale green with white trim.  Of course being a newly turned 23 year old little brother living on his own... well the place could use a few things still... like curtains!

The big sister realized her little brother cleans up pretty well...

But I think he prefers this look a little more...

Sweatshirt, work pants, a hat and a tractor that is.

So a little belated birthday wish from me... to my son.

And little brothers of all kinds.

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  1. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to both of your wonderful kids.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. That little stool needed to join your family, for sure. Happy birthday to your son (and daughter a few days ago). His new little house looks so sweet. Not sure if "sweet" is what he wants to hear... Probably "sturdy" or "neat" would be better received. :-)

  3. What a sweet post!

    And your son's new house is lovely - wow! To be able to purchase your first home at age 23 - what a blessing for him!

  4. What a perfect little brother stool that is! And happy birthday to your dear son...I prefer the comfy look myself...and his house is adorable!

  5. Oh, how sweet is that stool, and the crack gives it such character!! xo Heather

  6. Cute post and photos ! I do love the stools . Nothing better then country work cloths and a tractor ! Happy Birthday to your son !

  7. The stools are darling! Love 'em.
    Great pictures, and it's good to see you, too!

  8. The little stool is so cute! What a great place your son has, and at 23 too.

  9. Loved the "little brothers" post . . . . Happy Birthday to Your Two!

  10. What a great blog! I read through the previous posts as well. Very enjoyable.
    Loved the wedding post!!


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