Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Eclectic Americana in USA

Pekin, Illinois


Happy July 4th Girlfriends-!!

This photo was taken last August '07 in Pekin, Illinois.  It is loaded with eclectic Americana to this individual thinking homeowner's castle.  One cannot help, but, appreciate the whimsical appearance. 

Gwen is going to Lake Geneva with girlfriends.  Denise will be attending for the 30th time The Smiths July 4th Family Picnic.  The Smiths (Helen and Alan) began small with just 3 families.  True to their Southern hospitality upbringing, the Smiths.........and by the time their six children were all in school.......this annual picnic grew to such swelling proportions-- between 250 to 300 friends, children, in-laws, and grandchildren, bouncing tents, a band chosen from the Chicago Blues Festival and the must-do Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest.   The invitation was designed by Denise 30 years ago and it is the same one sent out every year.


Talk again,
Denise & Gwen


5 comments:

Girlfriend Patty said...

Hi Girlfriends, This house does have character. All it needs is a pink flamingo.

Discount Designer Fabrics Online said...

Maybe it will happen............because, this one photo was picked up by a Pekin blogger. He knocked on this Eclectic Americana door and invited in chatted and took photos of inside and out. It's a very humble story of a son who quit his job to care for his elderly parents. A very nice July 4th story.

I invite everyone to visit this Pekin blog. What is missing is the yellow bike on the outside. Hope the son is riding it.

Girlfriend Denise

www.pekinnewsandviews.com

Walt said...

Very Americana!! Waggoners make me proud that I served in the Army.

Girlfriend Molly said...

Girlfriends, The yellow bike is a nice touch!!

Girlfriend Maggie said...

I agree with Girlfriend Patty, this house does need a pink flamingo!