Monday, November 30, 2009

I am sooooo tired from my day in New York City
We walked, and walked and walked
It was a beautiful day, we couldn't have asked for
a better day!
I will be posting pictures later today

I did wear Ugg's for the walking, which were very comfortable, my feet didn't hurt at all,
the Ugg's were my daughters she let me wear them for the day
Thank you, Nicki


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Guess where I'm going tomorrow!!!

Can you quess from the first 3 pictures!!!!!

Can you tell I'm excited

  Macy's - the World's largest store
Ground Zero
Rockefeller Center
Times Square
People watching
and I'd like to ride the subway
Eat somewhere special
We leave at 6:30 in the morning,
and shop till we drop
Were taking a bus, a bunch of us gals
It should be FUN, FUN
I have my camera ready,  hope to get a lot of pictures

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I hope your table is filled with wonderful food, family and friends
And, many blessings for the past year and the year ahead
May we all be blessed with good health, prosperity and the ability to help others
My blessings include those that are no longer with us, but how thankful I was to have had them in my life and to have known the love we had for each other
I always bless the animals, I never forget our faithful companions

Monday, November 23, 2009

Almost Thanksgiving

Are you decorating for Christmas yet?


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hooked on Fridays

A simply beautiful way to decorate

Vintage Silver vase with pine from ouside and silver bells

Have a Fabulous Friday

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

White Wednesday

I wanted to share this, for those who haven't seen this
this is from Country Living
Seems easy enough to do and very reasonable
I'm going to try this myself

Written by Jennifer Rizzo

STEP 1: Wash and tumble dry a natural-colored canvas drop cloth--ours measured six by nine feet
 ($8.44; few times to soften the fabric.

STEP 2: Lay the cloth flat. Run a strip of 1/4-inch grout tape down the middle of the fabric widthwise. Then run two additional pieces of tape on each side of the first, spacing them 1/4 inch apart (you'll have five strips total).

STEP 3: Squirt some red fabric paint ($1.89 for two ounces; onto a paper plate and dab a brush in it, off-loading any extra paint onto a paper towel. Working in short strokes, lightly brush the paint on the cloth between the taped areas to catch the grain of the canvas.

STEP 4: Continue to layer the pigment until it appears as dark as desired. Remove the tape once the paint has dried according to the package instructions.

Happy White Wednesday

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Decorating

Some Holiday inspiration~
Take a wicker basket, fill it with greens, pinecones, berries and twigs

These little baskets are adorable with candle lights inside

Head on out to the nearest field, woods or your backyard, as I do
Bring your cutters
Gather your greens and decorate you house with them
No fuss, no money to spend
Happy Sunday

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Give-Away at French Larkspur

Tracey over at French Larkspur is having a wonderful give-away.
She has a beautiful blog, stop by and visit and enter to win.

Tracey says
"Because I am sooooooo happy that most of my merchandise for my SHOP is finally here, I wanted to celebrate with a giveaway!!!!!! You all have been so good to me with your words of encouragement as I've vented my frustrations...and everyone who pre-ordered has been unbelievably patient, so I thought I would chose a few items to give away!!!"


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Let us all honor those who serve our county the soliders and their families.

They have all made sacrafices for us, let us never forget them!

This is a poster from World War II ~ I thought it was too funny ~ Cute
I had to share it with you all

Happy Veterans Day

White Benches

White benches for this White Wednesday~

"I had three chairs..., one for Solitude two for company - three for society."
Henry David Thoreau

White benches in the bathroom

White benches at the beach

White benches in the bedroom

White benches to rest on

White benches on the porch

White benches in the living room

White benches in the kitchen

White benches to add beauty to a room

White & pink benches in a girls room~sweet

White benches to store things!

Happy White Wednesday

Monday, November 9, 2009

White dishes

I have a love of white dishes, they go with anything, you can dress them up for
a holiday, a party, a theme and they can be used in everyday dinning.
I have to confess, I only use my white dishes at Christmas.  I decorate the table
in gold, reds or green, with fresh pine and pinecones.
I have 3 sets of complete dishes, that I have collected.
I have a complete set of old brown transferware, that I use at Thanksgiving.
And, you must believe me, when I tell you that I got the whole set for FREE,
from a genetleman that didn't want them any more, his wife had passed away,
and they were her dishes, so he was glad to see that they went to a good home.
 I'll post about them on another day.
If you don't own a set of White dishes, you can buy a reasonable set, you won't
be disappointed.

You can match new pieces with old pieces
and how about that Linen table runner

Old Soup Tureen ~ Love it

The white dishes are a focal point in this room

Someone loves white dishes

A sinkful of clean dirty dishes

Old white bowls dispalyed on an old chair

What a sweet dislpay, old white platter filled with sugar bowls

Show off your white dishes in a wonderful cupboard, for everyone to enjoy!
You can complete a set or add to a set, hunt for them at church fairs, garage sale, flea markets,
and estate sales even a thrift shop.

Happy Hunting

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pewter Poor Mans Silver~Get yourself some

"Pewter was called the “the poor man’s silver” prior to the 19th century, but was actually a prestige item among those who could afford it. Pewter is tailor-made for patina. Because its malleable composition causes it to show wear easily, the nicks, dents, and scratches it accumulates (in some cases over centuries) translate into platters, pitchers, spoons, and tankards that nonchalantly flaunt their age. Because of this, antique examples can be at once casual and elegant, with sophisticated forms married to a charmingly humble substance. That versatility is the key to pewter’s popularity. It is ideal for table settings and convivial entertaining in interiors that run the gamut from traditional to contemporary.

Old Pewter pitcher, used as a vase

Pewter charger

Pewter Vase & ornate gravy bowl

Pewter on display in a cupboard

Used to hold holiday candy

Old pewter being used for dinner ware

A heart shaped Pewter platter with a dessert , YUM

Pitcher of roses in a beautiful Pewter Pitcher

The patina that old Pewter has cannot be duplicated, with new pewter, it wears so well with age.
I have a collection of old Pewter that I love.
I find it at yard sales, flea markets, estate sales.  It can get costly, just set a budget for yourself
when you are looking.  If you don't have any, get some, it is so beautiful


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Light a Candle because they are beautiful and they smell wonderful

We will be lighting some candles at our house today, It's my BIRTHDAY!

When we have a birthday at our house, the birthday person gets to pick out where they want to go out to eat, and everyone has to agree.

Beeswax candles, smell so yummy!

My favorite scents are clove, cinnamon, hearth, pine, beeswax
I burn scented candles all the time.  I have candles all over the house

I sell Real Estate, when I do an Open House, the smell of a candle is always
so welcomed by guests coming in

I leave a window candle in my upstairs window, which is always lite,
I never turn it off, it stays lit 24/7
It's my memory candle in honor of my mom and my brother

Happy Friday
Blessings ~ Cheryl