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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Blog Ladies Get Together

Gina Janice Karen


Bernideen took pictures of our progressive luncheon yesterday, so you will need to check out her blog
We started at Gina's authentic Victorian home for appetizers.Then on to Bernideen's  for afternoon tea which was  small sandwiches, scones, and quiche bites
Then finished with White coconut cake and hot tea and gift were exchanged. Karen's birthday is December 23 so we brought her birthday gifts also 

This is at Bernideen's house, the tree we are standing beside is her large tree. See Bernideen's blog for more pictures and a picture of sweet Bernideen





Also Bernidden's Nicole Sayre dolls
 
I didn't get pictures of Bernideen on my camera so you must check out her blog post !


Cake at my house on my 12 days of Christmas plates and cake plate






I love these plates that have the 12 days of Christmas theme on different plates



Here is Karen opening her Birthday gifts at my house

 

Check out Bernideen's blog post for great pictures of Gina's Victorian home





Pink Saturday Party I joined in 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Tree Out of the Closet

I have a few things out of the closet now and it's taken me 2 days off and on to get 2 small trees up.
I usually drag things out for a month and then it takes me till Valentines to get it put away, however this year I'm not working full time so maybe i'll get it put away sooner



I have been into the little sheep now a couple years. This is Bethany Lowe little guy with his sheep.

 

I got these last year for a present



My Pink tree in my Office




I have more to do however need a break after getting my outdoor wreaths up this afternoon.
Hope to get a few things baked also for my friends coming over for tea etc hopefully before Christmas .

This little tree I have had several years back when I loved primitives



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Commond Ground 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Christmas in The Closet

I don't decorate for Christmas till after Thanksgiving. Lots of ladies are already showing their beautiful Christmas trees up and decorated.

I thought since so many are blogging about Christmas I will just show you my Christmas decorations in a closet, yet to be pulled out LOL 



Some of my mice and cardboard houses on a shelf 



Garland and berries and glitter Tinsel wreath still hanging 


This will all be out soon 

Some Old Santas 



You get the idea ? right Christmas in a closet ? Still on a shelf LOL 




It's so fun to get it all out then takes me a month to get it all back in the closet after New Years's 



Here is Bernideen and  I at The London Tea room In St Louis Mo she was very gracious and took me there for lunch, it was afternoon tea, she did a post about the area 

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving I'm cooking for my little family here in Missouri.
I just enjoyed a wonderful Birthday week , several friends have taken me to wonderful places to eat 
and going again today LOl 

Is your Christmas decorations still in a closet?




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Thankful Thursday 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Old Cabinet New Base

My old kitchen cabinet which I think is  the top of a larger cabinet maybe, had little skinny wobbly legs attached on bottom. As I loaded it down with more dishes through the years 8 or 9 this is, anyway the back leg looked like it was going to buckle under. So a dear friend of mine has a very gifted husband who can do anything and I ask him if he would make me a new base. To my pleasure the answer was yes, so showing before and after pictures of the bottom of this old farmhouse kitchen top which I keep in my shabby chic kitchen, wanting it to be a french kitchen

See little legs




Now for new base 




I rearrange different sets of dishes from time to time, also I have straightened up the top of this cabinet. Seems I am just busy everyday doing something and not getting house work caught up yet.
I think I'm enjoying doing what I'm doing now that I can be home except when I running to estate sale and etc. I have been told we are going to have a hard cold winter so must get my nest filled with goodies if I can't get out i'll have lots to bake and read and always have small projects in the studio to create 



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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

More Treasures

LOL More treasure to clutter up my house again, All spring I worked on getting rid of excess stuff and now I'm filling up the kitchen and my bedroom LOL

A girl has to have her  stuff you know? Anyway I went to Less's Summit Missouri to visit my sister a few days and we went thrift store shopping, which she never does and she enjoyed it.
I found this bust of the lady in cobalt blue at a home design store and thought I needed it for my blue white toile bedroom



Love Toile anything






Then at Brass Armadillo I found these new staffordshire dogs which are white with blue design and very reasonable priced so had to have them also. They are not the old ones.




Well tomorrow i'm going down to Lake of The Ozarks for lunch with my youngest daughter for her birthday, we might do shome shopping LOL I'll let you know

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Paper Embellished Clam & Oyster Shells

 Another blue and white post however this is my all time favorite colors together and seems I always am drawn to blue and white anything
When I do laundry down in  my walk out basement level where I have my Studio I sometimes set at one of my creating art tables and play, play which means trying to create something different.




I started with some oyster shells Cups I brought home from Garibaldi  Oregon last June, It's where the fishing boats comes in and clean and shuck the oysters etc, it's a fish market also.




I left the backs natural on this bunch, some I painted a metallic gold




Of course I washed and scrubbed they left them out in the sun to dry one day before I started painting and I used Mod Podge glue to glue the paper inside of the shells, the paper is some Hallmark drawer liner paper. I buy lots Hallmark paper just to play and create with.



This picture I laid out same as backs of shells in previous picture

I am enjoying the sun today and have watered my flowers and weeds LOL cleaned out the litter box outside and I am TRYING not to eat so much sugar today since I am addicted to sweets.


Litter box and sweets don't belong in same sentence LOL



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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Retirement is Good

I have so enjoyed being home all spring and summer. Well I have run around a lot you know out treasure hunting and out eating with friends a lot,couple trips to St Louis shopping.
I also check on a couple people who need extra assistance.

I have been trying to catch up on blogging today since it's a cloudy rainy day and I seen to set still longer on these days. Otherwise i'm up trying to still clean out drawers and toss things.
I took another car load to a donation center yesterday. You would think after about 5-6 trips my house would be empty, NOT I still have plenty.

 This lamp has needed a switch for over a year I know and I finally made it to West Lakes to get a switch and it took a young man an hour to put it on for me.I have it on my night stand and love it.



Anybody that knows me well knows I love blue and white china and I have put my blue and white made in Stafforshire England in my one kitchen cabinet that has an open front.




I move things around here and there when I find another dish that needs to get in this cabinet . I bought these Spode Spice jars years ago

 


Well I have a few errands to do so should get going. Thanks for stopping by today and always.


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