New Flea Purchase & Update On Dad

by Sherry
You may remember this  POST where I showed you my new alabaster grapes in
the photo below..
Well,  I found more of these grapes at the Fancy Flea a couple of weekends ago.  These are
about twice the size of the ones above and I can’t wait to add them to this vignette.
.There is something about these that make my heart race.
I also want to thank all of you that have asked how my dad is doing after his stroke
and how I am holding up.  I truly appreciate your kind notes and concern about
 his health.  Dad is doing a little better since getting on the correct medication and
changing doctors. I am still living with him in Florida and I really don’t see that changing.
Steve visits as often as he can and he will be flying here tomorrow for a two week stay.
He is such a big help with dad and I don’t know how I could do this without him.
Thanks Hon!
The situation is not ideal but it’s the best we can do until our home in Virginia sells.
The time I spend with dad is precious and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
I truly appreciate your support and friendship.  Please forgive me if my posting is
sporadic and that I am unable to respond to every email and comment.  My
intentions are good but life is beyond crazy right now.
Hope to see you at the Open House party starting Wednesday afternoon.

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[email protected] Pine Cones and Acorns November 19, 2012 - 12:47 am


Love the grapes.

More importantly, it is great to hear that your father is doing better. You are very blessed to have the ability to be with him during this challenging and of course changing time. These sorts of things never happen at a good time, then again is there ever a good time for a parents illness?

Treasure this time with your dad. My prayers are with you your dad and Steve, and for your home to sell in this crazy market.

Take care and be well, elizabeth

Dawn November 19, 2012 - 12:55 am

Great looking grapes girl. LOL glad you found another bunch.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter November 19, 2012 - 1:03 am

The urn is perfect with your grapes.

Hartwood Roses November 19, 2012 - 1:17 am

Let me echo exactly what Sharon said. Though the situation is not exactly as you would like it to be, whatever time you spend with your dad is precious. That dear husband of yours is a treasure, BTW.

Hugs to you.

[email protected] Charm November 19, 2012 - 1:54 am

Happy to hear that your dad is doing better with a new doc and meds. Your grapes are so pretty…I'm sure you were doing a happy dance when you spotted them.


NanaDiana November 19, 2012 - 2:00 am

Sherry- It is good to see you here. I know how hard it is for you to be there with your dad and away from your hubby.
I hope your Dad continues to improve. Enjoy every moment with him. Life is so fleeting, isn't it?

I love your urn and grapes.xo Diana

Hibiscus House November 19, 2012 - 2:04 am

Sherry,I hope your father continues to improve and admire you and know these are precious times for you. I like you am having to help care for my sweet Mother and cherish her so much. It is hard to see them sick but so good for each minute with them.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G November 19, 2012 - 2:11 am

Love the grapes! I'm in search of an Alabaster lamp! Love the look of alabaster!

Praying your dad continues to improve! That's wonderful that you have this time to spend with him! 🙂

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting November 19, 2012 - 2:23 am

I'm happy to hear your dad is doing better Sherry! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Love the grapes!

[email protected] November 19, 2012 - 2:49 am

Glad your dad is doing better. Cherish every moment, and do what you have to do. Still sending prayers. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three November 19, 2012 - 3:11 am

Those grapes are really fantastic! I've never seen anything like them before. Cherish every single second you have with your dad.


Something Nice and Pretty November 19, 2012 - 3:11 am

I don't think I've ever seen those type of grapes but they are beautiful!
I'm glad your father is doing better, yes, cherish the moments with him! Keeping my fingers crossed that your home well sell quickly!
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style November 19, 2012 - 3:31 am

I love those grapes, too. I found a similar bunch a few months ago in Tennessee. We all understand that your family comes first. So glad your husband will be joining you for a bit.

Yvonne @ StoneGable November 19, 2012 - 5:09 am

Sherry, it's great to know that you father is doing better!
Those grapes make my heart pitter pat too! So unique! They will look gorgeous with Christmas greens!

It's All Connected November 19, 2012 - 6:27 am

What a wonderful husband you have! You are a very loving and caring daughter and deserve to have that kind of support. I'm glad you get a little time to revel in the thrill of the hunt and enjoy your new find! ~ Maureen

Kathryn J Cain November 19, 2012 - 7:29 am

Hold every moment with hope, and know you have many who wish for all the best, You are on my side bar,and I love the many things you do…but family is the top needs for all of us…bless you for the care to your Dad. Having lost my Mom about a Month ago…I know how hard these health issue feel…again hopes for the best

Sunny C November 19, 2012 - 9:04 am

Hello Sherry; I am praying for your Father, You and all of your Family.
I hope that He is doing better. You are so lucky to be able to spend time with your Father.
I hope that all of you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.
Take Care. Sunny

[email protected] The Vintage Nest November 19, 2012 - 11:55 am

think of you everyday Sherry xoxo

Anne Boykin November 19, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Hi Sherry, Love your new grapes! Yes, cherish the time with your Dad.

Cynthia November 19, 2012 - 2:20 pm

I am so glad for the update on gour dad. I am glad he is doina little better, I will keep praying.

The grapes are fantastic.


Rose H (UK) November 19, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Hi Sherry
Pleased to read that your Dad is improving, you are quite right time spent with him is very precious :o)
Your Hubs sounds a REAL darling – he's a keeper!
Don't worry about sporadic posting,family is more important and we'll still be here when yo're ready.
Sending {{hugs}}
Rose H

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles November 19, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Thanks so much for the update, Sherry. Praying for you all. Take care of yourself, too, ok?

Kelly November 19, 2012 - 4:02 pm

I love those alabaster grapes too. They are so unique. Glad to hear that your dad is doing ok. You are such a good daughter to take care of him the way you are. I know it can't be easy! Strokes are such a life changer for the whole family. My MIL had one years ago and is completely dependent on her family to take care of her. My step mom had one and my dad has a full time job of taking care of her now too. Try to take things slow in this hectic time of year right now.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR November 19, 2012 - 9:21 pm

Sherry, I'm so glad to hear that your dad is improving; and that you are able to be there for him. I pray that he continues to make strides; and I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Divine Theatre November 19, 2012 - 9:57 pm

My prayers are with you and your beloved dad. Have a wonderful week!



[email protected] Designs November 20, 2012 - 1:25 am

So glad that your dad is doing better….Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family….I know your dad must treasure each moment with you and you with him….

The alabaster grapes are exquisite!

Ivy and Elephants November 20, 2012 - 1:26 am

I glad your father is better and you are making the best of the situation. At least hubby can join you for a couple of weeks. We wish you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Karen Albert November 21, 2012 - 5:46 am

Sherry those grapes just make me want to hold them they seem to have such a calming influence.

I am so sorry for the continued issues you are facing with your Father. My dear Mother is battling Breast cancer at 83.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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Bliss November 21, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Once daddy's girl always daddy's girl. For me even 15 years after he's been gone I'm still daddy's girl.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Miss Kitty November 24, 2012 - 10:31 pm

Thanks for the update on your daddy. I am in a similar situation with my parents too…blogging has to take a back seat in this "season of life".

Revi November 27, 2012 - 4:05 am

Bless you – you're a sweet daughter. And I love your grapes and your vignette! I have the same urn…:)


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