Sunday, October 30, 2016

Tea Cup Exchange

I joined in the Tea Cup Exchange at The Enchanting Rose Blog and my partner sent me a fun filled box along with the tea cup and saucer. I will just post several pictures showing what all I received from Michele from The Nest at Finch Rest . First my tea cup and saucer

                               When I got it all out of my box , it was all wrapped so pretty                                      
 Mother of pearl flatware which I love and her sweet card ,To My New Friend
 This tiny cup and saucer which I love and the vintage embroidered napkins with tea cups and trimmed in blue crochet my favorite color, Blue
 Sweet place cards and little note book. i'll use placecards Thanksgiving Day
 Bright fall note cards and precious sweet kissing angels which I should have faced each other in this picture so they would be kissing
 An adorable wrapped small pumpkin , I love the soft tulle black material with a splash of shimmer
                        This wonderful hand made with love ( I'm sure ) fabric covered Journal                                                    

Here it is all laid out on my kitchen table 

This was an enjoyable adventure and will join in again if asked

Linky tea parties 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Oregon Trip

I am back from visiting my oldest daughter and  my son and their kids (3 grown single guys in their 20's) around Portland Oregon. Then I went to Salem Oregon where my daughter has taken a job and she says she loves it. She is getting settled in her new apartment which is an easy drive to her job not like around Portland where the traffic is horrific and it an hour drive each way.

We went shopping for things she needed in her apartment like rugs, lamps and towel bar, toaster. We shopped at a couple wonderful Goodwill stores and I even found myself things of course.We went to a real girly flea market store named Aunt Bee's in Salem Oregon and I found me an adorable very small abalone shell that I have already decorated it with pearls and rhinestone and cut out a picture  from a post card advertisement added her a crown and decoupaged her inside the shell

See how small it is compared to my larger abalone shells I have decorated with rhinestones. when I came home and was doing laundry I set at one of my work tables in the studio and added the pearls and rhinestone while waiting on washer and dryer to quit.

Here is me and my daughter in the pouring down rain at Lincoln City last Friday. Tammy took a 1/2 day off and we drove to beach in 55 minutes from her work place.
 It was fun we ate at Mo's for all you Oregon people will know where Mo's restaurant is at Lincoln City beach,we had clam chowder and fish and chips.There was a family out playing on the beach in the rain. It was very windy and huge waves coming in off the ocean. Tammy called it a storm, it was just windy and rainy to me . I told her a storm here in Missouri is thunder lighting, high winds and limbs falling out of my trees, the power going out. LOL
 I drove my daughter to work everyday and toured Salem Oregon downtown. I went in their state capital building and found nice shops downtown Salem. She said she wanted to know where the library was, I said oh I know it's across from Capital building on corner. It was easy for me to drive around. I would not dare drive in Portland by myself.

It was a short sweet visit and now I'm back to work and more rain here today only. My cat Shirlee was very glad to see me,he is sticking right by me.

Linky parties I joined in for fun 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

My Latest Gift

Hello once again and I am so glad it's Thursday evening. Soon as I got home from work I made me a dish of apple crisp.I had seen it on another blog today where she made it and so of course I was craving it. I work where I can read on the internet all day just as long as I answer the phone when it rings. It's the only reason I can stand the job. Who wants to set in a chair all day waiting for the phone to ring. This is how I can read all your blogs also.

Anyway I went to a grandson cross country race one afternoon earlier in the week and my daughter said she had a box for me and she knew I would love it,she said something for the studio so I knew it would be something old or rhinestones LOL

So here is my newest gorgeous item to play with. This precious heavenly little angel or cupid on the cover. I love the ribbon and flowers adorned around him                                                        
I just think it's great I can't wait to do something with it . It's a hard celluloid outside cover and the back in velvet

 The inside picture frame edges are so pretty with the lovely ladies and the pretty scroll work, the gentleman's picture isn't very pretty however
 The outside edges are so pretty also my daughter said she got it at a church rummage sale in Jefferson City Mo for $1 . Said it was sitting on floor in a cardboard box and no one else had wanted , it this was in the afternoon also. So the first pickens gals missed it LOL
The end metal clasp is missing as on so many of these. Not sure what all I will do with it beside maybe make some greeting cards out of the inside sheets. I would like to hear some ideas of what else I could do with it. Tell me what you would do?

Linky parties I joined in this week

Shabblicious Friday 
Home and Garden Thursday 
French Country Cottage 
Home Sweet Home 
The Charm of Home 
PINK Saturday 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

New Transferware

I'm out the door almost this morning but I do have some new red and white dishes to post for a Pink Saturday post.I stopped at  a yard sale on my lunch break a couple weeks ago and found these for $15. I was scraping in my ashtray(where I keep my drive through change for coffee) for enough change to have enough to purchase them. I didn't even try to talk the lady down in price. It is a 8 place setting.
 This gave me enough red and white dinner plates to fill my wall hanging plate rack also.
 A table shot I added the cups and saucers from another set
 I am thrilled with them,they had a very yellow tint to the white rims and I soaked them in soapy bleach water and that took lots of the yellow color off the white rims? Wonder why they were so yellow? Some plates still look yellowish to me

The name is Winchester Johnson Bros England with a crown 

Linky Parties I joined in 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Blue Velvet Pumpkins

This is the last of my velvet pumpkins I am embellishing. I found some blue peel and stick blue rhinestone looking stickies at Michaels so had to add them on my blue velvet pumpkins over the weekend. This will be all of my fall decorating ! really. I love Christmas decorations however not so much fall.
 Since it was a little dark in my north room I took the pumpkins outside and set beside my old barn birdhouse my stepdad made me years ago. I need to fix the roof and hammer a board and get it back in my tree for winter for the passing birds.
 Just for fun thought I would see how Mr and Mrs looked with blue velvet pumpkins on their heads. A squirrel knocked Mr over and broke his face I glued back as much as I could.

 I worked on cleaning out my closet in my bedroom all weekend and today. It is looking much better with hanging shoe and sweater racks. I folded all my jeans and put them nicely on a top shelf to give more room for hanging slacks and my favorite jeggings. My closet looked like a garage sale mess.

Linky parties I joined in for fun

Coastal Charm 
Share Your Cup with Mrs Olson 
Home and Garden Thursday 
Shabblicious Friday