May 22, 2012

pillow love -give away day 2

One of my favorite ways to change out a room is simply to update my throw pillows and I know I am not alone.


My day two give away has me offering this pretty blue ruffled pillow.  It is professionally finished and has a zipper closure which makes cleaning it a breeze...simply toss the cover into the washer and dryer, give it a quick ironing and it is good as new.


I think it looks pretty out on the front porch rocker just inviting you sit down and relax a while.




I could spend hours out here just listening to the birds and watching the neighborhood kids play.  As the days start to get longer I am reminded of the countless hours I spent outside as a kid on the street in front of my childhood home playing tag and hide and seek or if we could find a pool, I was always up for a little Marco Polo.  Of course, we had to be in when the street lights came on.

Okay, here's your question...What was your favorite childhood game to play outside in the summer?

I can't wait to hear.

xo, Patty


***contest closed

53 comments:

  1. That's beautiful print on the pillow. I enjoy my time on the porch watching the birds. I love seeing them go from the feeders to the birdbath. It makes me smile! I can only remember playing hide & seek. We lived in the country, no pool for Marco Polo. My kids, grown up as they are still play Marco Polo in our pool and hide & seek. Nice post!

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  2. The pillow is beautiful Patty! I loved riding my bike. I need to get my current bike out and pump up the tires so I can hop on after work and get some exercise! We have miles of bike trails here:>)

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  3. What a beautiful pillow. I love that shade of blue.
    I have fond memories of my sister & I playing red light, green light and mother may I every summer.

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  4. Love the pillow, Patty. I would love a chance to win! I girlfriend and I would spend many afternoons on her front porch playing the board game "Life."

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  5. Hi Patty! I found your blog in Romantic Homes and I knew I'd found a kindred spirit.
    I loved playing TV tag and Squat tag when I was a kid. We had a lot of baseball games in our big side yard. Whoever ambled over was given a spot on the "team" and we'd play until the grass grew damp and then my mother would call out, "DO NOT sit on the damp grass. Bath time!"
    Two more weeks and I'm out of school and then we start all the happy granny fun (and the quiet poet/knitter fun, too!) Thanks for the smiles!

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  6. Pretty Pillow, great thoughts of childhood games . . . Mine,
    Playing Jacks or Annie I Over . . .

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  7. Such a lovely pillow.
    Skippy rope, double dutch with my friends.

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  8. Freeze tag in Grandma's farmhouse backyard at night with only the lightbulb from her back porch to light our way - so much fun!!! Gorgeous pillow! Mary

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  9. The pillow is just lovely!! I enjoy my time outside too!! My favorite outside game was Freeze Tag and Button Button, who's got the button was always good for a rainy day.

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  10. The pillow is so pretty. I love the color and pattern. We used to play hide and seek with the neighbor kids, we would be running for house trying to find everyone. And we too had to be home before the street lights came on. I remember scrambling to get back to the house before my mom would realize the lights were on! I would LOVE to win this pillow, I have a rocker just like yours!

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  11. I love the print of that pillow. Living out in the country there weren't many neighbor kids so I mainly spent hours riding my bike. That pillow is calling to come sit a spell!!

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  12. Hopskotch! I LOVED it!

    That pillow is so fun!

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  13. I loved playing Red Rover Red Rover at Bible School. Beautiful pillow......love that color.

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  14. Ooooo - that pillow would be perfect on my porch! My favourite childhood game was pretending to be an explorer and 'finding' my way through adventures. ~ Maureen

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  15. Oh, how fun it is to celebrate your anniversary week! The pillow is lovely. It is the perfect color for my dining room... or my porch... or patio... or bedroom! :)

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  16. THe pillow is DARLING..... Let's see my favorite outdoor summer game to play was hopscotch with my 4 sisters. A game we could play together WITHOUT one fight. :)
    blessings to you.

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  17. Loved playing hide and seek in the dusk. Sort of wonderful and mysterious! And we had to come in when the streetlights came on, too!

    Love that gorgeous pillow.

    xo
    Claudia

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  18. Kickball and you are taking me way back. The pillow is charming. hugs, olive

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  19. Love the pillow! BASEBALL!!! We played it for hours and hours!!!!

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  21. Hi Patty,
    Beautiful pillow, I have the perfect porch rocker to put it in.
    Lets see, the hammock, and swimming.
    Nancy Jo

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  22. Hi Patty :)

    What a beautiful pillow.
    Love the colors and the ruffle is just so darn cute!

    Our favorite summer night game was.. 'red light~green light', or
    'Red Rover'.
    Good times!!

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  23. my daughter would LOVE this pillow for her new college apartment!!

    my sisters & i would have badmitton tournaments all day long from sun up to past dark - we'd just turn on the backyard light & play forever!!!!

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  24. This pillow is just lovely.

    I remember playing tag every evening with my brothers and a neighbor. I can't remember what we called it though.

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  25. Hi Patty...happy anniversary!
    Red light, green light was always a favorite in my neighborhood!
    Thanks for stopping by and for the chance to win the pretty pillow!

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  26. Patty,
    The pillow is lovely! I also enjoy "redecorating" by tweaking and editing. I think I'll do so today!

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  27. The pillow is lovely, and I have just the right spot for it!:)
    Can you believe that I was not a very active child? My favorite thing to do was swing on the swing my dad had made on a limb of a tall pine tree. I was also known to spend lots of time reading a book under the shade of the oak tree. No A/C when I was growing up, and the heat has never been a favorite of mine.

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  28. Lovely pillow, Patty. Well, let's see. We used to play "Statue" and "Redlight." Those were two of my faves. Susan

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  29. We played Tag..Red Rover and of course Hide and Seek...Statues...That's all I can think of at the moment..Love the pillow but no longer have anything in blue...I spend a lot of time on the porch in the evening with Mollie when it's not too warm...

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  30. Love the pillow!!! As a youngster, I loved to play red rover - brings back great memories :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  31. Hi Patty - the pillow is beautiful. I love it!

    When we were kids, we spent the whole evening playing hide and seek and Simon says...those were great days. We had to go home as soon as the street lights came on too. J

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  32. Oh- I so remember Red Rover-lol I am not signing up for your giveaway because I have won way tooo much stuff already this year- I'll let someone else win....Love that pillow though- xo Diana

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  33. You are so right. I love to change the look of my pillows.

    I loved playing jacks in the summer.

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  34. love marco polo in the pool!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  35. Patty,
    Our neighborhood had lots of parental involvement! Saw horses would be set up to block off an entire city block and at night we would be allowed to play "flashlight tag"...until my Dad blew his policeman's whistle. I loved this because I was the smallest one and when I bent down...eveyone thought I was a landscape rock...don't ever remember getting caught!!! The other was catching lighting bugs and designing jewelry from their parts!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  36. So I admit, I've been a "lurker" here for some time, enjoying all your posts and photos so much. They always bring a smile to my face.
    But I had to jump in today and say how I too love the birds chirping and hearing the neighborhood kids outside playing.
    When I was a kid I loved to ride my bike and would always have to be home when the street lights came on. As a grown up I now have a bike with a basket on the front that I tote my little wiener dog in and I love after dinner rides with her when the weather in warm and right.
    Thank you for all your lovely posts- they inspire me and warm my heart.
    Barbara Techel
    www.joyfulpaws.com

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  37. Love the pillow...and I know exactly where I'd put it if I'm lucky enough to win!

    My favorite game was "Mother May I". There were at least 16 kids that would gather together most summer evenings and we'd play that game over and over. Such fun.

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  38. Gorgeous pillow!!!

    Hmmm. We played freeze tag, kick ball, marco polo (in the pool) and rode our bikes EVERYWHERE. And I saw a commenter mention red light, green light which I totally forgot about!

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  39. Playing house. Get out of the house to play house. That's silly. Bring all the things out and play forever. Dolls, blankets, play dishes.

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  40. I love this pillow, Patty! I have the perfect cozy rocker just screaming for it! :)
    I'd have to say my favorite game wasn't really a game at all. I was a professional tree climber in my day! Boy if I only had the engery now that I did back then!!
    -Denise

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  41. My mom was great at making scavenger hunts for us....we couldn't wait for the supper dishes to get done so we could run around the farm looking for the next clue. She made everything rhym....I could never be that clever.
    What a lovely pillow....thank you for the give a way!

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  42. Congratulations on your one year anniversary, Patty. How sweet of you to offer these fun giveaways!
    The pillow is so pretty and the colors are so cheerful. Love it.
    I had so much fun reading your comments. It brought back happy memories of playing outside every day in the summertime. My very favorite thing to do back then was to go swimming in a neighborhood pool and play "operator" under water.

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  43. Same here - hide and seek.

    I love the color of the pillow!

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  44. Aside from playing with my Barbies and making houses up and down the stairs in our home using wash cloths for rugs and pennies for plates... I loved playing red light, green light. Oh, the fun of running around with bare feet and oh the stumped toes!

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  45. Roller skating and playing jacks on the sidewalk! The pillow is beautiful and would be so comfy on the porch swing on our porch ;)

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  46. What a beautiful pillow Patty...and it would look lovely on my front porch swing! ;) Oh goodness I loved to play hide and seek with the neighbor kids. I was REALLY good at hiding too! I also liked to play baseball and roller skate and just ride bikes with the kids. We had a nice bunch of kids in our neighborhood...I miss those days. :(

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  47. Lovely pillow. I loved hide and seek, also played baseball, if the boys would let me play. I loved to pick flowers in the spring and I collected leaves in the fall. Just simple things.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  48. I played marbles a lot but I can't remember how now! Love the pillow!

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  49. Such a cute ruffled pillow. I was just hunting through the house to find a pillow to add to my wooden chair by the front door.

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  50. I forgot to add that our favourite game to play was hide and seek. A group of us would meet each night after dinner and play till it got dark. Those were the days when you could play outside and not worry about the nasty things that go on today.

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  51. Don't laugh about my favorite summer game...I loved watching the ants. It wasn't a game but it was fascinating. While all of your beautiful items are treasures, I love the pillow!

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  52. Love that blue pillow! My favorite game to play outside as a kid was either Kick the Can or Four Square.

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