Monday, April 30, 2012

Woods Ware

This is another little Goodwill find. I saw this and picked it up then proceeded to put it back....Which I can't believe now because I love it. The top is missing but it is still so cute. So after walking the store I went back and picked it up.
 I knew I could do something with it.  The stamp on the bottom is;
 Enoch Woods 
English scenery 
Woods Ware
Wood & Sons

I put a little votive in it and set it in the kitchen.
 I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday and
You should too!

I almost forgot to remind you. 
Friday is Fresh-Cut Friday.
Hope you will be able to join in. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012


 This morning was the annual Spring Luncheon and Tea at 
North Phoenix Baptist Church.

This year's theme was hospitality. Our Pastor's sweet wife shared some of her experiences serving and living the life the "First Lady of the Church".  Isn't that a great title? 
Anyway one of the things that she said really stuck with me. 
"If nothing is going on, then make something happen."

This year we had 355 ladies. That's 36 tables! 
All decorated to the hilt! 

See those fellas in the black slacks and white shirts? Those are our deacons.  
They always 
serve the ladies and do a fantastic job!

It was a fun way to spend a Saturday. 


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lookey! I got me an old Box!

I was out and about a couple of weekends ago and popped into a Goodwill.

Usually, I never really find super great stuff. BUT I had been looking for an old box that I could use on my kitchen counter..... Low and Behold! Look what I picked up for $3.00!

 It sits right next to the stove...

A perfect fit!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Something Great Sombody Said

 I read this in a book review from Barns & Noble this afternoon and thought it was 
totally share worthy.  

Are you wrapped up in a good book this weekend?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Did You Think I Dropped of The face of The Planet?

Well ....
I didn't.
It's just been busy.
I've been sick.
Work is very stressful right now.

But I do have 2 lovely winners for the Scones and Tea Give Away.

Put your hands together 
Donna from Conghaile Cottage
Cathy from A Surcee Life

Ladies, email me and let me know what your addresses are. 
I'm going to be having more giveaways... stay tuned! 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Rose Bowl and a Giveaway

The Roses have arrived in all their sweet glory!

I just put together a simple little bouquet. These are so fragrant.
This year is going to be a banner year for roses I think.

This post is my 508th post! Can you believe that?

So! I think that calls for a celebration...

How about a giveaway this Friday?

Ok... And what about one next Friday too?


So here's the deal... I will be giving away one of these cute books from Hoffman Media . One this Friday and one next Friday.

Just leave a comment on this post letting me know you would like to be chosen.

I'm joining Marty for Table Top Tuesday

Cindy for Show and Tell Friday

Sherry for Home Sweet Home

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fresh-Cut Friday #21 Flower of the Month... Daisies!

It's time for Fresh-Cut Friday...
So glad your here.
The Flower of the Month is the Daisy.
I love Daisies! I think they are one of the sweetest flowers out there!

Inexpensive, versatile, long lasting, and durable are some of the words that come to mind if you ask me to describe a daisy.

Today I am featuring the Flower of the Month at a Great Gatsby themed Tea.

So let's get started.

First, let's gather up all our best silver and linen...
Because Jay Gatsby would only want Daisy Bucannon to be served the very best!

Make sure that it is polished to a mirror finish...
"You don't mind, do you Old Sport?"

The table is set for 3 at sweet Nick Caraway's (our host) home.

We'll remove his place setting now... Because this is really just about Jay and Daisy!

The fair is light...

Sweet coconut cookies...

Fresh Strawberries and Grapes...

And lots of tea...

To bad Daisy Bucannon wasn't as sweet as her name sake!

In case your wondering... The Great Gatsby is my new all time favorite book!
What about you? Do you have an all time favorite?

I'm Joining :

Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

A couple of rules of etiquette...

Please be neighborly and make sure to go visit a couple of other participants. Also, I'ld like to ask you to make sure that you add a link back to the party in your post.

Okay... I want to see all your pretty arrangements.