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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday -- It's Spring, And Dion Is Eleven!

Another sunny day, with Crocuses happily blooming in random clumps around That Old House and the branches of the Forsythia and Lilacs swelling with buds. Hooray! It is officially Spring!

On Saturday, daughter Anne, doggy Dion, and I roamed the roads of eastern Pennsylvania. Anne took pictures of houses for a design class; I bought -- well, you will see what I bought on Monday and Tuesday.

But today, being Sunday, is a day of rest.

Witness Mr. Dion DiPoochy, who is still exhausted from his outing yesterday,
where he did the hard work of navigating from his safe berth in the back of the van.

He also celebrated his 11th birthday! Greek yogurt all around. We told him it was ice cream.


And because it is Sunday, That Old House joins Chari's Sunday Favorites blog party.
Go visit Happy To Design for more!

With Spring popping up all over the place, I can take a look back at Summer,
and anticipate. . . .

From September 14, 2009

I spent most of this past weekend outside, as we had a 2-day yard sale.

When you are outside that much, you really notice Fall shouldering its way into the yard and garden. I don't like it; I love summer.

So today's Mosaic, as I join Mary at Little Red House for her Mosaic Monday party, is a compilation of pictures from May, June and July. . . they are things I miss as the days grow shorter and chillier, and less soft and green:

See you tomorrow! -- Cass

And I will see you tomorrow, with a mosaic of old houses of Frenchtown, New Jersey,
some other pictures from our Saturday wanderings across state lines,
the cheapest thing I ever bought at an antiques shop,
a peek at the dishes we brought home.
I love them.
Annie thinks they are hideous, and look like a Kindergarten project.

We'll report, you'll decide. -- Cass


  1. I can't wait to see the treasures from yesterday's jaunt!
    Happy Birthday to Dion!

  2. Lovin all your spring photos...
    Your little pooch is adorable,
    show the dishes!!!!!!!!!
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  3. "Happy Birthday, Sweet Dion." Hope mom is having a bday party for you. Deb

  4. Happy Spring! And Happy Birthday, Dion! :-)


  5. Happy Birthday to Dion! What a pretty mosiac. I needed to see some pretty color today, as is dreary, raining and cold again. :(

  6. Awesome spring photographs! Oh how I love your old home, it's just lovely!!I am so happy I dropped in, I am a newbie and find blogging so fascinating! love your blog.

  7. Happy Birthday Dion!! And if they're dishes- I will love them!
    xoxo pattie

  8. Spring -- with a foot of snow that fell yesterday, I find it hard to believe that it is spring!

    Oliver sends Dion best birthday wishes -- and did Dion save him any yogurt? -- er, ice cream? Oliver is a year older -- he will be 12 in April.

    Can't wait to see your treasures. With snow all day yesterday, there was no treasure hunting on the prairie.

  9. I need flowers, I need summer let alone spring.
    Happy birthday Dion.
    You sound like you were a kid in a candy shop. I wonder what you have to show us.

  10. Hi Cass...

    It's so nice to see you for Sunday Favorites today, my friend! I hope that my note finds all well at your place! It sounds like you had a lovely day yesterday with Anne and Mr. Dion to accompany you! Happy 11th Birthday, Mr, Dion!!! Mmm...greek yogurt!!!

    Well my friend, your photo mosaic is gorgeous! What lovely photos you took at That Old House last summer! Such beauty...and just's about to begin all over again! Yeeehawww!!! I am really looking forward to Spring this year...the winter always seems sooo long by this time!

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photo mosaic with us for Sunday Favorites was such a treat!!! Ahhhh!!!

    Have a super Sunday, Darlin'!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  11. Happy Birthday to your sweetie! Glad he thought it was ice cream!
    Spring is here!!!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  12. Hi Cass....can't wait to see the new dishes...and a Happy Birthday from Boo to Mr. Dion!

  13. Your mosaic is lovely. Ahhh what a tired baby and the cutest pictures of him. Having birthdays is darned exhausting!!!

  14. That Dion is the sweetest thing ever--Give him a birthday "love" from me! You've got me curious about those dishes ?? Can't wait to see!

  15. Hello there dear lady,

    My, I love visitng your lovely blog and seeing dear little Dion! (I showed my hubby his pictures the other day, and he agreed with me that he's just such a sweetie; so adorably cute)!..,

    What a tired pup after his birthday festivites and all that greek yogurt/'ice cream'!.., Hehe

    This is my second week participating with dear Cheri's,Sunday favorite's' meme; I'm just having so much fun visitng all of this weeks participants!~ (If you pop over, you can also see my dear little long haired calico kitty,'Peaches', as well as my blue and white dishes with my blue and white Staffordshire dogs, breakfast tablescape vignette)..,

    Good to see you joining in the 'Sunday Favorite's' fun my dear, and I can hardly wait to see your finds and new dishes!

    Hope to also see you for, my 23rd, Tuesday Tea For Two blog party meme!..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  16. Your mosaics are amazing!! I want to try my hand at that and see how to do it. Happy birthday to your sweet little dog. Love & blessings from NC!

  17. Dion is auch a darling, good looking bloke-dog. He doesn't look anywhere near his years (hope you've managed to wash his feet and tootsies)

    So looking forward to seeing your latest finds. Sending huggles to you all with extra pats for Dion,

    Michelle down in Wellington, NZ

  18. What a sweet, sweet picture.

    Happy Birthday, Dion!

  19. Your little pooch is adorable, I like to wish a very happy birthday to your sweet little dog. I am new to your site and still have to catch up on all of your blogs. Since I started reading the other week what you are doing is fantastic. Wishing the best for you and your family.


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