Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Favorite Teacup

A day or two ago I found
  a truly lovely blog,
 Belle Blanc.

 Mira is hosting an "action giveaway" party
and I just had to attend!
She is encouraging us
to show our favorite teacup.

Today it has been planted
 with some paperwhite bulbs for spring.
Now, if I can just keep Mr. Rabbit
 from being tempted for lunch.

This little brown transferware teacup
 that I found several years ago
is chipped and well loved,
but still my favorite.

I think it is probably the oldest of any I own,

"Made in Germany" is the only marking it has.

Please go visit Belle Blanc
Check her comment form,
 for other teacup friends.

Be sure and check back Monday,
here, as I will start my
March Celebration Give-Back.
I think you'll love it!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

"Partnering Up" for a Give-Back

Just a little advance notice
comin' to you for a
"Celebration Give-Back"

I'm saving the details until 
Monday March 1,
but I'll be "partnering up"
with one of my favorite creative people
to pick 3 winners.

So if you haven't joined as a follower
now's the time.

Photo from my private collection
of my grandmother.
(no cigars involved)
If you guess which one she is,
there's an extra chance to win!
leave your guess on this post.

(left, middle,right)

See ya Monday!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I'm not a sports fan, but for a few days every four years in the winter, I love to watch the Olympics. I think what interests me is the personal side of these young people who are representing their countries. The winter sports of ice skating singles and ice dancing are my favorite. Strength, grace, and beauty in a powerful art form.

If you've been following, you will have heard about the young Canadian skater, Joannie Rochette, whose mother passed away just two days before she was to skate. Joannie's mom, had just arrived in Vancouver to watch her daughter, when she had a massive heart attack.

This story really hit home with me. I cried for Joannie as she skated for her Mother that day; a lovely gift and tribute. Her grief was overshadowed by her love and admiration for her mom, who had been her biggest supporter during her ice skating career...and life.

I have two grown daughters, and how grateful I am that I have had the years with them that I have; seeing both of them married and with loving husbands. I know it all could have been so very different, that week 7 years ago, when I was in the same place as Joannie's, mother, Therese.

I thank God everyday that I am still here with my family, and I want to make each day count for good. To be a blessing, a friend, and a companion; not only for my family, but for others that I encounter on the journey. So for all the Joannie's that will be missing their mothers as they move forward in life, and for all the wonderful loving mothers who have left this life and their loved ones too soon, I say "I feel your heart and know your great love".

As a mom who has been given so much, I give thanks to God daily, for whatever He has for me to do here.

blessings to all of you,
 my friends,

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

White Wednesday: Out and About at Spring Creek

 I wanted to share with you some of the

that can be found at
Spring Creek Tea Room and Antiques.
in Ozark, Missouri

 Impressive painted Scandinavian clock

Wonderful iron scrolly sconce.

Glass canister and spice set in pristine condition.

white embellished mantle

French motif prints...

I'm just in love with these!

Cabinet with painted botanical doors

Gorgeous display cupboard

Look at these painted damask buckets....

Beautiful old chalk statue

These dishes make me want to have a tea party.

These photos are of the many gorgeous
 booth spaces at Spring Creek, in Ozark Missouri.

Thank you, Kathleen, for hosting
White Wednesday!
Please visit Faded Charm
and say Hello to the rest of the participants.

Spring feels like it's just around the corner!

March is a month of big celebrations for me
My Birthday, new booth opening,
My 200th post coming up,
and celebrating 350 followers.

So watch for the news and
"give-back" coming early next week!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Just had to share...

We all know the blog world is full
 of creative and talented women.
I wanted to take a minute
and say "Thank you" to a few of them.

 has a beautiful blog and online store.
If you haven't visited yet
be sure and take a few minutes;
her talent is amazing!

Jill created these wonderful rosettes a few weeks ago
and they were all snapped up before I could buy one.
Thank goodness she quickly made more!
Adorn a pillow, jean jacket, hat...
I'm just adoring mine.

And everyone knows that crazy cajun Jodie,
 from Everything Vintage!
She's been one busy Valentine gal.
She blessed quite a few of us with
her beautiful bounty of love.

Goodies spilling over...

I also know she ate a LOT of chocolate
in the making of these sweet gifts!

has to be the most prolific needle artist in the world.
Honestly I think she must have clones of herself,
or maybe she just never sleeps.
Donna not only is such a talented gal...

But a sweet and giving friend!

Please go check out her blog,
 if you haven't met Donna,
you'll see what I mean!
(she never sleeps....)

Isn't this the sweetest card?
look at the tiny stitching and beads...
too darn cute!
She's also having a wonderful Give Away,
you'll want to enter.

And lastly I want to thank Debra of
who has a great blog
and a wonderful online store.
She awarded me the Sunshine Blog Award!
Don't you just love
 the bright daisy and blue sky?

Thank you Debra,
you and your daughter are such a talented team!

I am continually amazed at the talent
and love that's out here.
Thanks for sharing it with me!

Hope you're having a great weekend!


Friday, February 19, 2010

A Cloche Party

is having another of her wonderful
parties to share our cloches for the season.
 My cloches are just hoppin' for Spring to arrive!
so I had to share my little friend who found a home.
He's all decked out for Spring with his polka dot tie,
and is sitting on a tuft of colorful grass.

And of course, "sweet face" must make an appearance.

My Dining Room buffet was still
 celebrating Valentine's Day...

And this little girl was the belle of the ball.

The sideboard found these little
 Lefton Cupids on display.

So head on over to A Stroll Thru Life and say
a big Hello to all the other participants!

Have a wonderful Weekend!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

White Wednesday, a Sneaky Peek

...of my new "big girl booth" items!
I haven't had a chance to actually get in there yet,
but I'm hoping to be in by the middle of March.

So for White Wednesday I thought
I would take you to the garage and give you
some peeks at just a few of the things
 that will be going.

She's not for sale,
 but will display some of my jewelry pieces

Have I told you how much I love white wicker?
(I have several pieces there already)

small cabinets

upside down coffee table
and random rusty metal
(it will be right side up at the store!)

Gorgeous white dresser mirror
that needs a little distressing

And I put together a little impromtu vignette
of some of the smalls that I will be taking

I'm just whetting your appetite
for all things romantic and cottage.

A few pieces of pearly jewels

And to just give you a feel...

for what I will be doing.

It's soon to be Spring...

with all the Open Houses...

So at the moment,
 I'm thinking gardeny, girly, all things floral,
and little bouquets...
 nestled on a background of White.

Now run on over to Faded Charm
And visit Kathleen,
our hostess with the mostest!


p.s. Right now because of time constraints I won't be able to do any shipping; hopefully, after I get set up I will be able to list some things for sale.

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