Friday, June 15, 2018


Hi one and all. I know I haven't posted for couple weeks however will bring you up to date. I am on vacation this week and next week and have decided to stay home and clean house I mean really clean out clothes closets and my garage and my storage room. So far I have took 3 car loads to a donation center!! I did let a lady who I give items to go through and pick out what she wanted first.

In between this my internet was down 3 days due to Centurlink disconnected it in  error, my DirecTv needs reprogrammed because I purchased a new smart tv , first Tv since 1995!!! can you believe that?
I had to have a plumber because down stairs toilet, us say had troubles. My air conditioner is down now and man should be here any moment. If I was working I couldn't have taken care of all this!!

I am straightening  up my book shelves in my bedroom, I have several book I love and have a huge bakers rack full and the other book shelves are full so put these in my bedroom.

I am going shopping tomorrow in St Louis, so this will be my only fun vacation day this week

I am thrilled to rid my house of clothes I like however never wear them

Well must get off here since my air conditioner repair man should be here knocking at my door now.

I'll let you know what I find in St Louis

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Flea Market Finds

I know, I haven't done a post for awhile now. Just seems like all of a sudden I'm either to tired or to busy. I have been reading your blogs however.

Anyway I went out to Artichoke Annie's outside flea market yesterday morning and found a couple pieces I really like.
The first one is a sweet old time Granny sugar bowl, I just love it $2.00 I paid for it

Then I bought my first majolica plate ,it's not exactly the colors I like however  it is an old one marked Germany. I love the ones with brighter pink color on them. I gave $10 for this  plate .

Then I went to a very  lovely luncheon at Bernideen's  house with a couple other ladies and after a lovely satisfying lunch we strolled throw her lovely flower gardens in her backyard and admired her fish pond. She gave me  a plant of some kind forgot what it is , I planted it anyway. LOL

Then today I went to an upscale estate sale since it was 1/2 price day and I found these really cute bunny plates for $1.00 each

I spotted the new issue of Victoria over at Bernideen's and had to go get me a copy since it has my favorite colors on the front

These plates also came in lime green. They was prices $7 for all

Thanks for stopping by to see my new dishes. I have got caught up in instagram now and love how quick it is to catch up on everybody posting.

It is really hot here again today so closer to sun down I have a few more plants to get in the ground and hope to set out on my patio and read my new magazine

Hope you are having a safe Memorial weekend

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Lemon Cake

Yesterday I just had to clean floors and dust and in the meantime I wanted to bake a lemon cake which is one of my favorite. So as I whipped up the cake and got it in the oven I kept cleaning. I would rather do yard work than housework any day. It's always great when the dust and dirt  is gone, however.

This is a teapot my Mother told me she had before I was born. It's a Hall teapot. I got the pretty cups and saucers and snack plates at a Marshall's years ago.

I had never thought to put this set together Mom's old tea pot and my calico set, here's another thing do you like cold cake or room temperature cake? I always like a cold cake so put my lemon cake in the refrigerator.

I use to collect these vintage tea spoons for loose tea and still use them. I still look for them when I got to large antique malls. I have a couple more

Oh by the way it tasted so good with my cup hot tea LOL wish you were here to have a piece

Linky parties I joined in for fun of it

How Sweet The Sound 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cabinets and Pulls

While I set here and watch our last snow flurries I was thinking of a new post about what I wanted to plant this spring besides my usual annual plants. I'm thinking just more hydrangeas.

I think I better go out and cover up my clematis  because it has many new sprouts and I don't want it to freeze, be right back.

Ok I'm back inside and that wind is cold, how about where you are? I like old chippy cabinets and like pretty pulls on cabinets so thought I'll show a few abound my house. This is a cabinet in my cooking area with some of my red transferware dishes.I like the old keys I having hanging

I also have this old kitchen cabinet full of my blue calico staffordshire  English dishes. I'm going to get a couple old keys to hang here also.

I also really like painted furniture in its original state ,this little chest from 1960's. It is black and gold which I really like in furniture . This little chest is as you walk in my front door sitting under a hge gold framed wood mirror

This lowboy chest is really not a grey color it's more blue however on this cloudy day my phone camera makes it look grey, it's in my office area piled full of blue white dishes and books.

I have a peach cobbler in the oven so better go check on it, yes I made my own crust and used my Grandmothers old wood rolling pin that she had my entire life growing up so gotta go

Thanks for stopping, Next weekend I', going to St Louis with couple blogging friends. I think it's a vintage market at Chesterfield

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Shopping in The Bottoms

I took a vacation day off work yesterday and my daughter and I went to Kansas City to what they call The Bottoms ,it's old warehouse that the antique shops have mostly moved to and really its great shopping like this. Instead of running all over a large city looking for shops,

I have high seated chair that I really like however my legs dangle off when sitting in it, this chair is for a very tall person, anyway I found a small footstool that I thought would work fine in my living room.

Then I found these little 6 inch in height staffordshire dogs, I knew I always liked these then when I started going back through my Charles Faurdee books I knew why I liked them, just classic dogs for sure. They aren't 1800's however do have British mark on bottom.
They have the same little collars as my other dogs

They look sweet with my large staffordshire dogs

Then I have collected these jars in the blue and white onion pattern since the 1980's, back then they were like $125-175 each which I didn't buy any of course. Now you can find them $25-45 each.
I didn't have the Beans jar and I love it

It was lots things to look at in those warehouses, we happened in a couple wonderful filled ones for sure, lots painted furniture, I never seen so many huge pictures to hang, and spring garden items. I want one of those large balls you hang in a tree

I found these M A Hadley salt and pepper at the first building we went in I think it's name was Red Shed. I have a friend who has every piece ever made in this old country kitchen pattern.
This was a good reasonably priced building

Then there was a very nice couple who had all British items and had a huge pub sign that showed Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on it. I bought a  cup tea strainer that has Ireland insignia and dated 1938 for $1.00 !!!!

It was a fun shopping day we also had lunch in one of the warehouse I think it was the Bottom
Here we are standing in from of the Pub sign

 It was a cold windy day of shopping but can't wait to go back. Now I am going to Jefferson City for  a birthday party for my grandson and he wanted a blackberry cobbler instead of a cake so it's in the oven. I think it was 15 degrees here when I got up just FYI LOL

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

I Play With Buttons

Oh I would like to stay home this rainy day and play with some of my buttons to create another project in the studio. These buttons I always wanted to make a necklace and have never set still long enough to figure out just how to do it. I have an article out of a magazine of one made with mother of pearl buttons and I loved it.

Hope you all had a nice Easter we had snow here and it was so fun to be inside where it was warm and just enjoy it.

Also I need to move a cabinet to where I can display my Pink luster tea set in it in my kitchen. Then I bought blue paint to paint an old pie safe  that I want to rearrange also in the studio.

Gotta Go

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Thursday, March 29, 2018


Look what I got in the mail today from another blog friend who has the blog Bama Planter  He has lots gorgeous antique furniture and primitives which was my first love.

Anyway he sent me a  1830's  Pink Luster teapot and 4 cups previously and today I got a sugar bowl to match !!!! I was thrilled to death when I opened  the box  LOL it's beautiful

Now aren't these sooo pretty?  Also the lids are there which so many got broken. I want to have a tea party

I am so thankful to have these rare antique 1830's dishes, just think what all they have survived.

What a great Easter present, then my other blog friend Bernideen  surprised me by dropping off this pretty basket with blooming flowers and I love the green moss on top.  She is so thoughtful 

Now here is a little basket I have sitting in the studio year round upon a shelf 

Happy Easter this Holy week

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