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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Trish entitled "Baby Shower".
Name: Vicki
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vic
Mar 10, 2012 9:07 AM CST
Just lots of love and joy for the Whitinger family!

Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby


Group hug Group hug Group hug
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 10, 2012 10:01 AM CST
I echo that sentiment!

Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Fig trees sound like a perfect idea. Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 10, 2012 10:23 AM CST
I Triple that sentiment! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Mar 10, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Ditto....
What a nice, thoughtful gift. And a tree would be perfect to honor the newest member. We planted a Serviceberry tree for my daughter, and in the hole included that little piece of dried-up belly button that falls off! I know, I know, weird eh? And now that tree is so tall we can only pick the berries within easy reach and let the birds have the upper ones. They seem to like Alex's tree, too!

Congrats!
Shoe
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 10, 2012 10:27 AM CST
Shoe: I don't think that's weird at all ... but then again, I'm a southerner too. Smiling
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mcash70
Mar 10, 2012 10:31 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:I echo that sentiment!

Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Fig trees sound like a perfect idea. Thumbs up


I agree Thumbs up
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Mar 10, 2012 10:41 AM CST
Hey Trish,

Can you send that sign back to me? The bottom line is a little crooked and Hetty's butterfly doesn't show up as much as I thought it would and I'm thinking I see a spot that looks chipped.

Or maybe you could just tilt it a little when you plant it and pretend it already has a weathered look.
Would that work? Big Grin

Enjoy the trees and the sign and know that they represent the love and respect we all have for you and your family. Group hug
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Mar 10, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Hah! I haven't laughed in two days! I have now. Thank, Sharon!
Hilarious!
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Mar 10, 2012 10:59 AM CST
Green Grin! Know what you mean, Shoe. Me too! I tip my hat to you.
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 10, 2012 11:44 AM CST
Me three! And Shoe played a part in that laughter too. And no Shoe, I don't think the belly button is one bit odd either. In fact I think it's quite endearing.
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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fiwit
Mar 10, 2012 12:07 PM CST
sitting here blinking tears away... what a great group of folks hang out on this website. Sharon, that sign is STUNNING! And pre-weathered is always good. Green Grin!

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dave
Mar 10, 2012 1:50 PM CST

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Sharon, the sign is perfect and flawless! The lighting in the kitchen was low when Trish took the photo with her low quality ipod camera. I promise, the sign is perfect!!! I'll get a better photo of it outdoors in natural light and you'll see it in its perfect glory!
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Mar 10, 2012 1:59 PM CST
I was only teasing, Dave.
I'm glad you like it.
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Horseshoe
Mar 10, 2012 3:27 PM CST
Looks great to me!

I'm wondering what that ribbon/bow is though. Is it a piece of copper strip or something wiggled around to be a ribbon and bow? That really sets if off. Do tell, Sharon.

Shoe
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Mar 10, 2012 3:32 PM CST
That ribbon/bow is heavy metal, just like the sign. I had to use pliers to bend it down enough to wrap it to mail. Ugh. Tough stuff.

The sign is all metal and was blank when I got it, Shoe, but it did have the bow on it and also a hanger in back as well as a stand that holds it up and will stake into the ground. So they can hang it or stake it, whatever. But it is an all weather metal signboard painted with all weather paint. It'll probably last awhile.

The tag on it is metal as well.
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Mar 10, 2012 4:02 PM CST
Great! Can't get much cooler than that!

What a great idea!

Shoe
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valleylynn
Mar 10, 2012 8:02 PM CST
Hurray! How fun to see the sign in it's new home. Sharon, you did such a wonderful work in that sign. Lovey dubby

What a great choice of trees, figs. I love my fig trees. Just think, about the time the newest one is old enough to eat figs, the trees should be producing. Hurray!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Mar 10, 2012 8:10 PM CST

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I really am amazed at this beautiful sign. The ATP logo was perfectly made. The sign is high quality copper but I want it to last so I'm not going to put it outside. I'm thinking of a good place to display it in the house. Right now it's in our kitchen where everyone can see it.

I love the message on the front and the back, too. This is a very special gift from very special people. Lovey dubby
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 10, 2012 8:24 PM CST
Dave: Do you have any plants indoors? It could be stuck into a container plant indoors or on the porch where it would be protected from the elements. Or maybe it could be sprayed with a clear sealer which would help protect it from fading in the sun if outdoors?

I have that exact sign that was given to me by my sister for Christmas. Mine has a holiday sentiment painted on it but it's not nearly as nice since it wasn't hand painted by our talented Sharon with the beautiful ATP logo.! During the holidays I had mine stuck in a ficus tree indoors.

I think if someone could find those blank signs and have *a certain someone* Lovey dubby paint them with that beautiful ATP logo, many of us would want to purchase one. Smiling
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PollyK
Mar 10, 2012 8:48 PM CST
What a wonerful present for a wonderful family, Sharon!

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