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Posts tagged ‘Father’s Day gifts’

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It’s feeling more like summer, a busy time for weddings. I’d like to invite you over to Southwest Cottage Designs where I blog about southwestern cottage living. This month I’m blogging about a wedding series that includes a wedding ring quilt giveaway. Go by and enter to win the quilt. There are three ways to enter:

  1. Enter your ideas on how to decorate a country outside wedding
  2. Follow Southwest Cottage Designs blog
  3. Make a donation that goes toward the wedding ring quilt expense and/or the bride’s and groom’s mission trip

This pretty vintage quilt was purchased at Carriage House Antiques. It is old but has been well taken care of.

Wedding Ring Giveaway Quilt

What have you planned for the fathers in your family for Father’s Day? Last weekend my husband and I went by Linda Marie’s Enchanted Treasures and Antique Station on Hwy. 18. Incidentally, these are not just antiques for ladies. We saw several gentlemen browsing, too. If you’re looking for a unique antique perfect for your man, visit these fun shops. Sunday we went by Carriage House (had to pay on the quilt layaway). My other half found an old brass toilet paper holder, perfect for our little high desert cottage cabin. Now if you’re wondering what kind of things the gentlemen might look at in antique shops, look at these photos:

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If you see any antique items in the slideshow you’d like to have for a Father’s Day gift, take some time to go antique shopping this week. Tell them Angi from High Desert Blogging sent you.

In regard to the latest High Desert Blogging news, I’ll be teaching a blogging workshop soon in the High Desert. The workshop will include information on setting up a blog, how to blog, how to connect with other bloggers and how to build traffic to your blog. If you are interested in attending, contact me for the details.

Come back soon for another visit to High Desert Blogging. Enjoy your summer, and plan some fun family time in your busy schedule.


May 21 Events in the High Desert

Looking for a Father’s Day present? Go to the big sale at Carriage House Antiques tomorrow. It’s an enjoyable place for the ladies to shop. They have a special man’s cave, too – well, they don’t call it that, but it’s at the back set apart from girly antiques. Last week, however, my man found a set of cactus book ends in one of the other vendor’s booths. Someone, however, took those book ends to the front counter before my husband could grab them. Imagine who! They certainly would make the perfect Father’s Day gift for a special dad and husband.
When you walk in the antique store, turn to the right. Go all the way to the end of the aisle. Curve to the left a bit, and look on your right. There you’ll find that man cave with many very old and interesting antiques. Now for the ladies, if you love the comforts of nostalgic antique treasures, you’ll love Carriage House Antiques.

Last week I purchased a cottage book I couldn’t pass up. Call it country, nostalgic, or comfort, decorating and living in a cottage makes life pleasurable for a southern girl like me. If you love to garden or entertain your friends in the back yard, you’ll find the nicest and cutest table and chair sets for the outdoors and garden items . Let’s certainly not leave out the kitchen. Beautiful china, tablecloths, aprons, kitchen gadgets, and a multitude more you’ll discover. Never do I leave this friendly place without inspiration for writing my books and blogs, adding to my garden, or decorating my cottage.
Carriage House Antiques will welcome you with their friendly manner any day you go in, but on this Saturday, May 21st, they are offering even more. You’ll find special sales, food, live singing, and giveaways throughout the day. This Saturday hours are from 9:00 A.M. ’til 6:00 P.M. Music begins at 10:00 A.M. Mention that you heard about it from Angi at High Desert Blogging. Read more about Carriage House Antiques on their Facebook page.