Wednesday, July 6, 2011



Aunt Annabel Taylor

This beautiful lady was born on the "Fourth of July"

And what Firecracker she is!!

Sons Claude and Shelby on each side of their Mother.
Many relatives and friends joined to honor our
"Favorite Centenarian".
This sweet lady is the aunt of my "Sweet Old Bob" 
and we love her dearly.
Bob and Aunt Annabel
Bob is the little boy at the bottom of the picture and Aunt Annabel is the lady at the right.
 She is holding her son Claude.
Aunt Annabel's granddaughter, Courtney, mailed out squares of fabric to family members. They were asked to make these into squares for a quilt expressing some sentiment about Aunt Annabel. 
This was a total surprise and she was delighted

A hand painting of the "Homeplace". 

That flash at the bottom might be a great granddaughter. Not sure, she is moving so fast.
Wish I had the energy of either one of them!
As another surprise, her three granddaughters announced that they had became members of 
"The Daughters Of The American Revolution"
Susan, Aunt Annabel, Shannon and Courtney.
Thank you for visiting our tribute to a
"Real American Idol"

We Love You Aunt Annabel!

Please visit the following friends and link back to them for additional inspiration.


Marydon said...

G'morn Ginger ~
How wonderful the gathering of family to celebrate Aunt Annabel's beautiful life.
She sure looks good, too. May God continue to bless her with her life.

Yes, Roamy & his 'love' Juliet are going to arrive shortly I am DYING to get ahold of those 2 wee ones. What an event this is going to be! Chuckle.

Have a beautiful day.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

OMGoodness, what a beautiful post about a lovely lady! What a blessing she must be to her family. 100 years old. .. she looks beautiful and I can tell she is a sweet lady. And what a lovely quilt with all the sweet blocks from those she loves. May God continue to bless her and her loved ones. Hugs, Karie

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. This was so sweet 100 years old !!!! She looks so happy for the lovely party she is having on her Brithday good for her !!!! Hugs and XXXX to this Beautiful family Ginger.

bj said...

this is such an awesome post about a BEAUTIFUL lady. She really is pretty...and at 100, at that. CONGRATULATIONS to her.
The quilt idea is just wonderful. I love that idea.
Love, bj

LV said...

This is absolutely the greatest! This lady looks and is very spry for her age. What a super idea on the quilt. I treasure for someone to cherish.

Keetha Broyles said...

What a GREAT idea that quilt was!

Sherry said...

What a sweet post in honor of your Aunt. The quilt was a perfect idea, how nice that turned out.

Barbara F. said...

Hi Ginger, thanks so much for your visit and for putting a link to my giveaway on your blog. I appreciate it. I loved this post, it is a wonderful tribute to Aunt Annabel. She is too cute. I am your newest follower. xo,

Doni said...

What a lovely lady! Happy Birthday to your dear Aunt!
Thanks so much for adding your link to my party at Faith Grace Crafts for Pearls and Lace Thursday!! Here's the link in case someone would like to join in!


Buttercup said...

Stopping by from Barbara's. What a beautiful party and what a beautiful lady and family. Wishing you and your family many more happy times of celebration.

Anonymous said...

Yippee!..I love Aunt Annabel! Happy Birthday to a sweet and lovely lady,I can see the resemblance to sweet ole Bob.
This quilt is fantastic!!
Anyone that has been around 100 years deseves the best! she has seen alot of changes in our wonderful country-AMERICA-,God bless her!
Thanks for sharing this most patriotic post and sharing these wonderful family photo's, shucks I feel like one of the family too!
hugs to you and yours,

Ann said...

Well this is the BEST VTT post I've ever seen. She is a beauty---and what a beautiful surprise for her. 100 is very difficult to reach, my grandma made it to 98 and my MIL 97. The quilt is fabulous.Her baby picture so special.

At The Picket Fence said...

What an absolutely lovely post Ginger! How incredible celebration marking such an amazing milestone. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

What a doll and I am shocked that she is 100! She looks terrific!
What a great gift and tribute to her.... the quilt! Your embroidered square was perfection@
That was such a lovely post. Bless her sweet heart.

I am going to make your eggplant too, Ginger! Sounds fantastic.
Maybe then I can get my kids to eat their veggies!!!

Thanks for sharing.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Annabel, what a great tribute and fantastic looking celebration!

Coloradolady said...

WHat an amazing lady!! Looks like she had a great celebration. Love that quilt...I am sure she was proud of that! Happy VTT!


Thank you Ginger dear for the invite to come and see this beautiful post!! I love this lady, she's gorgeous and looks wonderful for "just" been 100 Patriotic years! Happy Birthday to her! Oh, the quilt kills me, I wish I learned how to make quilts and do something with a family tree...this quilt is a treasure of pure Americana! Love the old pic! God bless her, you and your beautiful family. Love, FABBY

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

This makes you 'young'! My goodness what a feisty centenarian she is! One can tell that Bob and Aunt Annabel are kin. Hopefully he got some of her genes too!
Enjoy your weekend and I'm sending you lots of love,


Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a beautiful lady and how blessed she is to have such a loving and adoring family! Such a fabulous celebration. LOVE that family quilt! Thanks so much for letting us share in your great event. xo Debra

very merry vintage style said...

What a wonderful celebration! Love the quilt... Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday--hope you'll be back this week!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Aunt Annabel! What a special tribute to a special lady. I love the idea of each square of the quilt being done by various family members. Just beautiful!

Thanks for sharing at Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again soon.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a fabulous blessing to be celebrating your aunt' 100th birthday. The picture were so wonderful. I felt like I was there enjoying and contributing to the celebration. The quilt was such an awesome awesome idea. I just love it.

Paula of Ivy & Elephants

Colleen said...

I love the tee shirt!!! She looks so great. What a special celebration shared with everyone you love.

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday to Annabel!

Terrie said...

Wonderful and marvelous to celebrate it. Lovely and charming lady.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...