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19 July 2015

Ask Annie - The Summer Visit

Our Dear Cynthia retired, and Ask Annie will try to assist you with all those pesky problems and questions we all wonder about.


Dear Annie, 
The Wicked Witch of the West is coming....oh, did I really say that?  mmmm...My mother-in-law is coming for a visit, and I am in a panic! We are hosting a backyard party while she is here, and our yard is a hot mess! Please give me some ideas before her broom lands (I mean airplane). 
Thank you!
Groaning in Galveston

Dear Groaning,
Put a smile on dearie and hang on. Here's all you need to make your party successful!

First, proudly display your Welcome to our Garden sign.
 Grapevine Wreath Garden Art Wreath Garden Decor Outdoor Art Outdoor wall art Garden OOAK Welcome Sign by colonialcrafts on Etsy

Use this Vintage Tea Trolley to easily roll around during the party and fill it with delicious fruits and champagne. Yummy! And if you roll over the witch's pointy toe someone's foot by accident, you can quickly offer another flute of the bubbly. Maybe she won't remember the mishap.

Next on the list: Say "cheese" for a photo to remember this backyard soiree. Sweetly suggest that the witch your mother-in-law pose on this fabulous Camel Garden Seat. Ooopsie.....now run for a towel or two like the tornado in Gone With the Wind before her wicked witch's wand anger bubbles over.

Count your blessings, honey, that you planned ahead with Annie's advice. The bad woman guest of honor will be pleased, no worries.

Don't forget the bug spray, darlin'. Those Texas mosquitoes can be quite annoying. (When she begins coughing, that's when you can stop pumping the sprayer.) 

These adorable ladybug flower picks should make her black heart undecided opinion of your garden decorating skills soar.

All your guests will admire this lovely Angel Garden Bird Feeder ...

Sugar, fill this large metal wall planter on your patio wall with some hardy summer flowers. Even Cruella Deville hubby's mama will compliment the arrangement.

Birds will scramble to be the first nesters in this patriotic stars and stripes bird house ...

This beautiful vintage salad bowl set will impress your guests.

After dinner and a few rounds of poker, the company goes home.
Congress Playing Card Ad "One Touch Tells You" Original Advertising 1950's

When the party is over, and She-Devil mom-in-law kicks off her shoes, you can be proud of your home and your entertaining skills.  

Just Ask Annie any time, any questions for advice on any subject. Hope you know who had a magical visit!

Ta ta for now,

"Ask Annie" will be a recurring feature, written by our own Anne from AnnesAccummulations.


Meg's Endeavors said...

Love this advice from "Ask Annie" :)))) Featuring some great garden and entertaining ideas no matter who visits! I'll be watching for more Advice.

Blue Moon Attic said...

Oh, Annie, this was just the advice I needed. You have come to the rescue! Great ideas and lots of laughs. ♥

CraveCute said...

Oh poor Groaning in Galveston! LOL! Hope she take your advice Annie! Great backyard entertaining and decorating advice!

Anne's Accumulations said...

Dear Blue Moon Attic, am so happy that you enjoyed the advice to Groaning in Galveston! She really needed a helping hand with her "problem"....and I hope that problem has flown away by now! if you know what I mean....Annie

Treasures Found Shoppe said...

Funny! And lots of great advice for hosting the perfect backyard party. Thanks Annie. Looking forward to the next one.

Anonymous said...

Nice job Annie!


Vintage Vertigo said...

Nice work Anne aka Annie! Wonderful advice and great vintage picks!

EarthLites said...

I loved you advice Annie and the humor had me laughing! The picks were fantastic too!

Syd said...

Wow congratulations on your blog Annie! The tea trolley is awesome and the champagne idea is pure brilliance! You sure know how to throw a party! Thanks so much for including our kitten heels. You tell a great story! I have to go check out the wall planter you included, before someone else gets it! Love Syd@

Anonymous said...

poor Groaning in Galveston!, so glad you could help. Vintage home decor items always hit the spot!

NeverTooOld said...

Adorably creative and oh so funny! Refreshing is this "Ask Annie" column and I look forward to reading and seeing more vintagicities in the future. Fabulous read Anne!

CraveCute said...

Nice to see you Dave, thanks for stopping by!

Anne's Accumulations said...

Thanks for reading the blog....stay tuned for more advice! Annie

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Ladies! Awesome August to you all and hope everyone's enjoying a marvelous summer and gearing up for fall sales. It's fun to stop in every now and again to see and read the going's on in this fantabulous blog! Be safe, be sound, and hope to see you soon round Etsy town! V2Team, still and always will be, the best team EVER!

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