Monday, August 29, 2011

The Last Days of Summer

Today I spent the late afternoon at the beach. 
I'm trying to enjoy every bit of extra free time at the shore.
I just love it. 
Here's a few photo's of today's adventure.
Happy Summer!!!


This is me...I love my extra long legs. I look like I'm on stilts.

My favorite summer flips flops!!!







Happy Monday!!! 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Letting go.....

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Photo courtesy of notsalmon.com

Happy Sunday!!!
VU

Friday, August 19, 2011

Something Borrowed


The perfect Friday night stay at home chick flick.
Totally adorable!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Amber

No trip  to Lithuania would be complete unless
 you visited the Amber Gallery and
 Museum in Vilnius.
Click here to read more about Amber
 otherwise known as Baltic Gold.








xoxoxo
VU

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Family Photos

I love old family photos.
 I found this hanging on my uncles
wall in Lithuania in his dining room. 
 It's a photo of my great, great grandparents and 
their children and grandchildren on my mothers side. 
My grandmother is the little girl in the second row dressed in black.
The photo was taken around 1910 in Kaunas, Lithuania.



Happy Weekend!!!
VU

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Church of Sts. Michael & Constantine



The church was built in 1913 near the end of the tsarist rule as a part of the 300th anniversary of the
Romanov Dynasty. The church is famous for it's beautiful emerald green domes.
Inside the church it's very modest for being Russian Orthodox but is still beautiful.








Friday, August 5, 2011

Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit

This is one of my favorite churches to visit. Truly the most beautiful in all Vilnius.
The church was originally built in the  mid 16th Century 
and is bursting with frescos, icons and the
most magnificent cupola painted with blues and greens.
A must see when in Vilnius.











VU

Trakai

Trakai is a beautiful historic city and lake resort in Lithuania.
A popular tourist destination and not to be missed. 
You can read about Trakai histroy by clicking here.

















Old Trakai




Happy Weekend!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Antique Shopping in Vilnius


I was in heaven shopping for all kinds of antiques on Dominikonu Street in Vilnius.
My favorite items were the Russian tea glass holder's and Samovor's. 
Just a tip....If the item your considering to purchase is over 50
years old you might have trouble taking it out of the country.
Make sure you ask the antique dealers to assist you.
If they can't you might like to rethink your purchase.