Friday, November 30, 2012


I accomplished NOTHING today.  It was overcast and rainy out all day but PH did.  He did get the garland up. Tomorrow the lights.  I hope.  I usually have my tree by know.  I've been lazy...BUT on Saturday...I did good.  Not much..but GOOD!
 At the first garage sale I found this lovely little Nippon teacup.  I gave the woman the dollar she asked for it because it was worth every cent!  I didn't quibble (which I usually do!)  Holding it to the light you can almost see through it.  Not a chip!!  Just beautiful.  No saucer, of course, so I paired it with this pretty but lonely little saucer.  It works for me.  Would you just LOOK at that sweet little rose? :)
 Then I added this little Christmas spray of pine etc.  I love it because my end tables are very old and narrow.  Unfortunately I painted them..but I after 30 years I was so tired of them. 
They are very narrow so this little bit of Christmas cheer is about all they can handle.
 The next thing I found was the silver water pitcher filled with exactly what you see in it.  However it also had several very dirty cream ribbon on floral sticks.  I cut off all the broken berries with the white showing through..gave the velvet poinsettia's  a bath along with the greenery.  (not the berries!)  They just got a good dusting..  When everything was nice and dry, I put it all back into the pitcher I had shined up.  I like it.  I really do. 
This little cream iron basket is made of heavy iron.  My daughter had a garage sale  and this was in it.  She wouldn't let me pay for it..just said she was tired of brought it home, filled it with tiny pinecones and another little Christmas spray like the one in the teacup.  Yep...this is good too! :)  Daughter keeps looking at it...and of course she can have it back anytime.  DARN!  :)
Everything on this coffee table are garage sale finds.  The cloth is heavy and lined.  There was also a lovely runner at the same sale and I bought that too.  The bookends are little owls.  The red book has a velvet cover.  It's a childs story. 
N i c e Saturday's shopping.  Total spent?  $6.00.    I had to use flash, unfortunately, because when I didn't everything was a strange yellowish color and very blurry. dishes, new bedspread and shams.. :)
Ok..back to decorating...
Love'n hugs!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I finally got started on decorating.  To be honest, it was difficult.  This has been a strange year for us.
Keeping busy and going through the motions helps.  Making things pretty, using my imagination and trying to put old things in a new ways...
The done.  At least for now.   

I had trouble with blogger this I am giving up.  This photo is not clear but out of 20 some odd pictures, this one is the only one even half way showable.  I'm sorry. 
I have antlers in my home because my late husband was a hunter and fisherman.  I know some do not approve..but everyone's life is different.  Frank loved the outdoors.  That's who he was.
So..back to decorating tomorrow.  This picture was taken in th middle of the day with no flash.
We are getting rain for the next four days.  I DO love rainy weather. 
We did the garage sales on Saturday..I have to share my finds with you tomorrow.  Ok?
Just wait 'til you see! :):)
Love'n hugs,

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Oh dear, the longer I go without posting the more difficult it gets. 

I know I have been MIA but I have good reason.  Heaven help me..I've had a bad bout of the flu, up for three days and a relapse!  Back up and running though!  I have been trying to visit but haven't done very well.  Been trying.  Honest.   Those little email reminders are really nice.  I can keep up with those..
Wrenna Dawn and me. 

Wren's plans fell through but I am not certain what happened yet.  I admit I am relieved.  I am hoping she is on her way home soon!  She is such a little adventurer that I doubt she is any rush to get home.  I am hoping she has an open ended ticket.  I admit I am very nervous. 

I went out and did a tiny bit of shopping today.  Bathroom rugs for both baths.  Mine are pale pink..and PH's are a pretty green.  Looks nice but I was worn out in a very short time.
Back on the vitamins tomorrow now that the tummy can handle them.   

I'm too lazy to see if I have already posted these.  I hope not.  I want her home, NOW! :)

I was never as brave as she is and I am still not.  She takes after her Grandpa, not me.  He was a warrior and out to conquor the world.  I wish she remembered more about him.  She remembers him, but not really very well.  They would have had so much to talk about!  Her mother is like her too.
Independent and lives life to the fullest! 

That's good, isn't it? 

  She is so patient with her Grandma.

Well, she does have my coloring, or what USED to be my coloring.  *sigh*
Is it true your nose and ears keep growing when you get older??!!! 
 I think maybe they do!!  :)
Patient Husband did such a good photography job!  Thanks hon!

Love to all,