Sunday, December 25, 2011
Somewhere in the house
I heard funny sounds
But it wasn’t a mouse
We’d loaded a tree
The new skinny one
Bought just for them
We’d had so much fun
And so we decided
To put out more trees
But I’d promised a surprise
And I’d heard their pleas
In this high-tech world
We all need a break
And they get such a kick
Out of things that they make
So Christmas came early
For Caroline and for Reid
Those tiny hands held chalk
And erasers they’d need
So the sounds I had heard
Weren't musical chords
Twas chalk clickety-click
On new, old chalkboards!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Linking with Faded Charm's White Wednesday.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Do you ever just stop and do a double-take when you are looking at a magazine because you see something familiar?
I do. And I would bet you do too.
Recently, I was casually looking at a Country Living and suddenly came to a halt when I saw this:
Yep. Homer Laughlin Currier and Ives red transferware.
Just like mine. Well, actually I do not have the teapot.
But I do have 3 sets of double-handled cream soup bowls that are not included in those shown above. Sweet!
Here is an old poor quality photo of mine mixed in with a few other things. They are not REALLY Christmas dishes but I always thought they looked especially pretty at Christmas. I guess someone else thought so too! Seeing the magazine photo makes me happy I did not sell mine. At least not yet. Which reminds me….I need to sell more dishes.
Mine are packed away for now, so I won’t use them this Christmas. Sometimes life just gets a little hectic.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Hubby and I have always wanted a room with a view. In the past, we just enjoyed a view (if we could get one) from hotel windows. Recently, we completely renovated a condo (I’ll post photos of the redo later) and it just happens to have a large master bedroom with very tall ceilings and a huge picture window.
The other morning a big of fog rolled in.
Now this condo sits on a hilltop. So this is what it looked like when the fog cleared.
We do love our room with a view.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Do you ever have leftover pieces from the projects you have completed?
Do you ever have projects you planned but never completed?
Do you ever wait so long to work on a project that the finished product would no longer be “in style” when you get around to do it?
That last one is a little embarrassing.
At one time, I had quite a few letterpress blocks that I used in some jewelry and collage projects. The leftovers that I did not use were just stashed in a drawer with some of my other supplies.
Every time I saw them in that drawer, they just spoke to me.
I could probably have sold them individually. I am sure that some true collectors would be appalled that I glued them together in a hanging. I had just the right place for them to hang. I had just the right size thrift-store frame.
So my leftover pieces became a completed project that appeals to me as a finished product. Those letters still speak to me as I pass by them on the wall each day. Want to know what they say?
There seems to be never enough, so take advantage of those zzzzzzzzz’s and $$$$$$$$$$’s.
Linking with Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween! I’ll be busy with babygrands later today, so I just wanted to send a greeting before today’s festivities. By the way, is it just me, or nowadays does it seem Halloween lasts for about a week?
I won’t bore you with more photos of my white pumpkins (although I do love them and I enjoy looking at all the blog photos of yours, so yall please keep ‘em comin’ ‘cause they’re good through Thanksgiving)!!! This little boot always makes me smile too. I don’t know why.
This year it held Starburst candies. Can you guess why? Because I really don’t care for Starburst candies. I’m not too tempted by them. But Reid and Caroline love them. I do not keep Snickers on hand. Snickers would not be safe from me.
Years ago, I found this book that was on the 75% off sale table at Barnes & Noble. I bought it for the illustrations, but it does have some, shall I say, interesting, recipes in it as well.
And since it is Halloween, and there will be tricking and/or treating, I want to share one of the recipes with you.
Uh oh. It looks like it needs to infuse for 3 weeks before it can ward off evil spirits. So it is too late for this Halloween. I guess you could always turn out your lights and leave…..
Monday, August 8, 2011
Texas heat is attempting to break records. I am speechless.
P.S. I am happy though to be the proud owner of this pup painted by my daughter. I made a very good trade for it. Actually, I saved it. She has a habit of painting over her previous paintings. The horror!