Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Pink and Green Tablescape Thursday

Many many more Beautiful Table scapes at Between Naps on the Porch.

This pink and green table scape started out as a tea party.

I wanted to use some of my pretty serving pieces that I don't usually use.

I almost always go blue.
I just wanted you to know that I do have some other
things besides just blue and white.
: )

These glasses I picked up at Target years ago. They were part of the
Rachel Ashwell collection.

When I saw them I knew that they would go with this
April Cornell tablecloth perfectly.

See my pretty Brighton place cards. I love them!

After I took all my pictures.... I decided to try a different center piece.

Wouldn't this be sweet for a Little Girl's Tea or a Shower?

The sweet little pink plates under the tea cups are from
CeeKay at Thinkin' of Home.

Aren't they perfect?! Thank you CeeKay!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Girl Reading and Lunch With a New Friend!

A sweet little picture that my mom brought me a couple of weeks ago.

It sat on the dining room table for a long time before I found a home for it.
But I think it looks pretty here....

Yesterday, I had such a wonderful day. I actually got to meet CeeKay from Thinkin' of Home. She and I met for lunch and then went to Hobby Lobby. We had so much fun! I didn't even know that we had a Hobby Lobby in the Phoenix area but we do. We walked the isles and talked and talked. CeeKay is a delight and we have a lot in common. I don't think that we even had one break in the conversation!
She brought me the cutest little pink plates and a little antique doilie. I haven't found the perfect spot for them yet but when I do I'll feature them on Pink Saturday.

Here's a picture of the 2 of us.
And yes I'm breaking my one year rule and showing you a picture of me.
CeeKay is on the left and I'm on the right.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Crafty Gifts

Just a little gift that I made for a new friend .
I hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

And the winner is......

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.
She has a very pretty home and a lovely blog. If you haven't seen her little spot you should travel over there.

On a side note.... I want to thank everyone who entered my give away. I wish there was a way to give every single one of you a gift, just because I want to.

My year of blogging has been so wonderful and encouraging. Each time I share a good idea you are all so wonderful to post a comment and let me know you agree or appreciate my post. You are all a blessing to me everyday!

This giveaway was so much fun that I'm sure that I will be doing more in the near future.
Blessings to all of you and thank you again!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Not Just For Decorating Anymore!

On Sale at Sunflower Markets....$1.99 per pound.

Watch out for the pits!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Doll in a Dome

She was in my Grandmothers guest room forever.
Her mother (My Great Grandma) made
these wedding dolls for both of her daughters in the fifties.
I think it was a crafting trend at the time but I'm not really sure.

I remember playing with her when I was a little girl. I had to sneak
though, because she wasn't for playing.
Just admiring!

She crocheted the little hat and dress....

My Grandmother's was blond and blue eyed. My Great Aunt's was
light brunette and blue eyed. I wonder if her granddaughter has hers?

I don't think I have ever seen these in the antique stores before. Has anyone else seen or inherited one? I think that she is lovely!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

It's The one Year Giveaway! AND Met Monday!

This little bread tray was .99 at Goodwill It was pretty homely. But I could see the potential....

And here it is! All spiffed up!

Now for the giveaway part!
June 22 was my one year anniversary. Boy! Have I learned a lot!!
I feel that is worthy of celebration! : )

A cute little pitcher, cherry tea towels, a Gooseberry cook book and a little bread tray.
Just leave me a note! I'll be drawing a name next Monday and announcing the winner on Tuesday!

See many more Met Monday Participants At Susan's Blog, Between Naps on the Porch!

And don't forget to go by Cindy's blog, My Romantic Home to see all the gave away parties.

Thank you Susan and Cindy!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Gift of Hospitality

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms."

NIV 1Peter: 8-10

Sunday, July 5, 2009

First Metamorphasis Monday For Me

Today is the first Met Monday that I have participated in. I was so tickled with this little project that I just had to show it off. It was inspired by Cherry at Cherry's Jubilee. Make sure you check out her very creative blog. It is a great source for inspiration.

Click on the image above to go see many other delightful Before and After projects at Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch.
Thanks Susan!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Independance Day!