Friday, January 12, 2018


I think most of us love a cup of hot tea and I just keep buying different boxes of teas to try. Guess that's why I  am buying different tea pots also?
I posted a picture of my red and white transferware newest teapot however not setting with a mismatch tea cup which I found 6 of once at a resale shop here in town.

I have maybe 4 cups and saucers in my Mason set that matches the creamer in the pictures. These little cups are marked England on the bottom I think any china that comes from england is wonderful,like my Burleigh staffordshire set in blue calico

While I was in Jefferson City Monday I stopped at a couple shops and found these gorgeous red and white transferware soup bowls there was 11 all together and priced for all 11 which came out to about $4.50 each so I had to have them. When I first started collecting transferware these were always were always priced $22.50 each up to $50 each! so I was well pleased to find them.

You can tell I haven't changed my table covering since New Years. I will today or maybe tomorrow.

When do we get enough dishes where they don't keep attracting our attention ?

I need to get ready for my job, I finally got my hours changed to 6 hours a day and I can tell I have lot more time to play with dishes LOL

Stay warm it's -8 below here this morning which makes it hard to walk very far without feeling it

I joined in these parties

Bernideen's Tea Time 
Coastal Charm 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

My Win

 We have all been so busy with our Christmas posts and new Years I waited to show off my Mackenzie Child's win from Pandora;s Box blog.

Needless to say it's one of my loves, Still first is Louis Vuitton bags and luggage, then red transferware dishes. The list goes on and on LOL
This is the lovely box it came presented and wrapped in

It is so sweet and a friend gave me several small candles that will fit in perfeceetly

Needless to say I was happy and thrilled at same time and it sets proudly along side other items from Mackenzie Child's.
If you watch the cable network Evine they had all the items on before Christmas and the lady  who is on the Aurora Farm in New York state said in spring they will have entire new line of Mackenzie Child's items

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Gathering of Friends

Baby is it cold outside? BURRRRRRRRRR about -25 here tonight

Anyway I received and bought myself a new red transferware teapot. The second one a daughter gave me for Christmas says Staffordshire England  on bottom.

My cabinet of mismatched red and white transferware dishes also a plate my friend Gina  gave me yesterday at my luncheon for my blog friends

One of my cabinets in the kitchen

Here is picture of Bernideen and Gina ( who had Wanna Be Victorian ) which she is all about only Victorian ,who came over for lunch my daughter took the picture . It's so cold I made a big pot soup hot tea and made a fresh carrot cake . You who like Mackenzie Childs can see my courtney checked shakers on the bar and my teapot on the stove in the background fyiLOL

See my black and white teapot cozy? Bernideen made it for me. A picture in the studio

Ok here is what I'm doing today, I went to mass last night so staying in all day and relaxing and may play in the studio a while

Happy New Year stay warm going to be negative 25 here tonight in central Missouri

I joined PINK Saturday 

Friday, December 29, 2017

New Dawn

It's almost a New Year and as the sun came across my kitchen I thought this made a fun picture my little bottle brush wreath on my chippy shabby cabinet.
I am at work today however will have 3 days off and thrilled about this

Keep feeding the birds and keep water out if at all possible for them.  invest in a heating element for your bird bath the birds will appreciate it, I got mine at hardware store

Happy New Year to you all

It's been such a great blogging year in 2017, I stared blogging in 2010

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Country Walk

Just a little snow dusting made everything so much prettier for our walk after eating and opening presents, this is a creek area
we walked across the little bridge over the creek , my daughter and I slipped out of the house while everybody was busy with new Christmas electronics and toys

Daughters pretty mail box with snow on the bow,It was a very cold walk however little refreshing and I had new boots on that didn't hurt my feet LOL Have you heard of the brand FYL? very comfortable, I purchased them last summer when I was in New York City

 This was a very good family day for sure

Coastal Charm Party 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Some Favorites

Everything this time of year doesn't have to be a post about Christmas decor, however I could post Christmas items for 2 months everyday I do believe.

I was looking in my jewelry box for a certain pair of earrings and ran across these pins and I absolutely love the portrait pin it's large and a lady painted on a stone it looks like however surely its shell? maybe.
I bought it at a resale shop and as I was paying for it another lady that was not helping  me said oh no we can't sell that pin for that price,it's priced way to little. I did speak up and said yes i'm paying the price on the tag attached. I got it for the price on the tag. Thank You

The pin on the bottom with the couple was a pin that belonged to my Great Aunt Ollie who was my Grandmothers sister, it has a signature on front and marked with a French name on back. My great aunt loved antiques and collected french dishes and jewelry, she worked in a little antique shop in a hotel in Sikeston Missouri back in the 1960's, I still have a dish she gave me when I was in my 30's

OK here is some Christmas my large 12 inch Santa Hello Kiddies mold I got  at a yard sale back in the 1980's for $3 I was thrilled then and still love it, It was in it's original box and I threw it away !!!!

I need to get to work so later


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