Thursday, December 27, 2018

2019 Coming Soon

 It's hard to believe how fast time is going by. Or am I the only one who thinks this?

My family had such a fun Christmas Day, and hope your  family did also.

My friend made me some new headers and I am trying them out, these are pictures Bernideen took of my tree.The Stars I have hanging in the studio over some baby dresses on an antiques coat rack

Happy New Year eat black eyed peas and greens for the New Years Day meal

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Almost Christmas

Slap me if I pull out any more Christmas decorations LOL
I have so many and like them all there is no way to get them all out at once.

I use to have Christmas parties and decorated 5 trees LOL not any more, maybe when I fully retire I can get it all out again.

I hope you are ready for Christmas Day. I have already had one family Christmas party and ready for the next.

I have really enjoyed visiting all your blogs and seeing your decorations. I have also enjoyed your comments on my blog all year,THANKS

I'm of to bake a cake and some more cookies now,

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Bottle Brush Trees

These are from last year or year before however i'm learning a new computer system.I bought myself.
My son in law has helped show me how to use certain things like picture folders etc.

This little shoe is one of my favorites .

Well I need more practice because I can't get pictures posted I want posted.
 I need to take a break and go have me a bowl of blackberry cobbler with huge scoop of vanilla  ice cream. Then try again later or tomorrow LOL 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Excuse me while I practice on updating my header. I haven't changed my header since I first started blogging in August 2010

So far can't get all three pictures across
 I use blogger and any help will be appreciated

My Friend Bernideen  Helped ! She also made this header for me. Thank You Bernideen

I joined in these parties

My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm 


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Making Fun

I was down in the studio very early before work adding rhinestones around some vintage shiny brites I want to add to my white tree

Then this Gold face is another tag I am working on, just a quick post

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Pink Saturday

 Today is Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound that Beverly shares with us on Saturday's. Since I am trying to get my Christmas decorations in place had to snap a picture of one of my pink cardboard Bethany Lowe houses to share

I am home all day TRYING to get my house in order LOL

Amaze me Monday 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Christmas Dishes

Now that Thanksgiving is over I will start on Christmas decor around the house. First thing I wanted to do is put my Christmas dishes in my newest vintage cabinet.I can tell my pictures are not as clear as they use to be. Maybe my iphone camera is worn out?

I have been thinking about getting a new camera however it's much easier with my iphone. Maybe I need the iphone 10?

I bought these cute birds at Kent's Florist open house here in town

I added some more of my red transferware odds and ends od dishes also since this is such a big cabinet.Which I love that I got at a bargain price . I left my silver dome cover on the bottom.
I like my large platters standing in the bottom aslo.

 My Grandson gave me several felt mice for Christmas a couple years ago and had to use them since they are so cute. I'll put some on  my white tree this year

  My family is coming back over today for a ham lunch and help me get more Christmas things out.
my youngest Grandson spent the night which was a treat for both of us.. We ordered Christmas toys online since it's Black Friday. I have a new laptop ordered for me also .

I am not going out shopping today what about you? Now I love shopping don't get me wrong LOL
I have a trip planned to go to St Louis shopping

Keep in touch

Parties I joined in

Pink Saturday How Sweet The Sound 

Vintage Charm

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Magnificat Tag

Hi All

I finished a tag I made out of cover of a Magnificat paperback small book and of course thought of idea when they was cleaning out church office and offering the older books to anyone. First thing I thought of was the gorgeous covers on some of the books so I picked up a few to use for this idea I had.
This is my first tag I have made out of book covers so far.

I am going to hang this on my white Christmas tree this year I am hoping to get enough ornaments and tags this color to use. I used a vintage glass beaded necklace for the hanger

The background of the masked men came from an advertisement out of one of my W magazines,the little swans also from a magazine,then used some of my antique lace and gold glass beads sprinkled all around. I used a piece of tin gold for her crown it was a picture frame corner piece

Today is my Birthday and Bernideen a true blog friend is having a special lunch for me today and has invited other ladies over to join in . I'm sure we will have pictures to share later. Also lots of her good home cooking and fabulous tasting cake.

Oh I forgot to show the back, it's a December calendar page

Joined in Pink Saturday 

Bernideen Tea Room Party 

Amaze me Monday 

Between  Naps On  The Porch 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Brown Transferware

I took my purple and white transferware dishes out of this cabinet to display my pheasant and Thanksgiving turkey plates. I really like the newest pheasant plates I found at Tuesday morning recently

I like my turkey plates I got a few years ago also at Tuesday Morning
The brown and white calico is staffordshire England which I have had for years before I decided I liked the blue and white calico best, now the company which bought them out is Burleigh

The little bird plate, quail?,  is an older plate

This flat soup bowl I picked up not long ago for $5 I need about 5 more now

I have had this soup tureen so long I forgot where I even got it

Then these feathers I recently got at Kent's florist here in town, I stuck a few of my pearl handled knives in the jar, which is a spoon holder actually.

My little canvas painting of the 2 spaniels I got out in Portland Oregon a couple years ago

The bottom leather law book I got out of a friends husbands law office after he passed away and she was closing his office, old books are all so charming now days

Then finally here is pictures of my first snow, the first snow is always so fun to watch ,then we are ready for spring ? right ?
This is a picture I posted on Instrgram is why I put like this, the middle picture is my foot step

Hope you have a good weekend, I hope to stay home and do a little rearranging of things and maybe some cleaning

Parties I'm joining in

Anything Goes Pink Saturday 

The Charm of Home 

Blog Shop How Sweet The Sound 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

White Linens

I got a set of eight of these beautiful soft monogrammed napkins years ago at an estate sale before I realized how beautiful they are.
I never cared that linen's had someone else initials on them. I thought that made them just a little more special

This is a gorgeous ladies hankie with the prettiest J on it, I almost cut it off once to use on making a tag and so glad I didn't however I just might use it someday on a card LOL

I bought these four linen towels at a vintage market in Chesterfield for a dollar each, the lady had homemade cookies laying on them and I ask if I could buy them she said sure one dollar each. I said sold. I bought them for the blue monogram on them

This ecru towel below I bought for another project and just haven't cut it up yet. Probably won't now.I had seen on another blog where a gal was cutting off embroidery flowers and using them on card tag. I thought about doing this with monogram initials. I really think this is a T

Then this gorgeous red J, I ordered from an etsy shop in France. Someone on Instagram ask me what I am going to do with it

I have been trying to decide what to put it on. Maybe a napkin or tea towel . I just ordered some beautiful vintage toile de jouy fabric from same shop, I'll show it to you when it arrives. I don't know what I'll do with it. It was just so gorgeous I had to have it. If it is enough I may make two panels to hang in my kitchen beside a window

A few buttons to end this post 

I just wanted to show you a few pretty things I have  in drawers LOL
Now they are all laying on a chest in the studio to be put away

I know you all love linens also especially soft white linens .

I read on a couple blogs this morning  about fall baskets, so I had to try and put together a  laundry basket full of dried hydrangeas for myself .

I hope to go to a Christmas open house at a local florist this Saturday then possibly a shop I have wanted to visit for quite sometime

Vintage Charm Party 

Let's Add Sprinkles

Pink Saturday 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Updated Painted Cabinet

I finished painting  an old pine kitchen cabinet I found in an antique shop going out of business .
I had wanted a large cabinet to display different sets of dishes. First I'm starting showing my purple transferware dishes on the cabinet.

I will put my brown and white transferware next  since it's fall and I use them for Thanksgiving .

Now believe me it's not completed yet. I have more purple and white dishes to add to this and I want to put my Pink Luster set somehow also. I will remove my silver tray on the bottom
I was just trying to get a feel how I and what I wanted on it

Had to get my Hot Skwash pumpkins in the picture some how ,the gold velvet one is my new one I got just this week . Notice my larger one in the full picture. Kent's a local florist sells these. he has some every large ones can you believe $800-$1000 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they are covered with swarovski crystals

This is what I had setting in this space before. So glad my son in law and grandson came over and moved it downstairs to the studio for me , the drawers are full of linens, cups and saucers and more silver spoons.

Here is a for real picture setting in my garage before I got busy painting ,wanted you to see the pine color . See my Elvis clock? his legs goes from one side to another , sort of like the kids are doing these days LOL

It will be so fun filling it up from time to time with all my different sets of dishes and silver pieces and for Christmas maybe a little tree and lots tartan plaid throws

Gosh it is fall weather here also, I even turned my furnace on and 2 weeks ago it was 100 degrees here . There was doors for this cabinet and the lady couldn't find them however I like  the bottom open, don't you ?

Pink Saturday

Let's Add Sprinkles 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fall Decor

Well here about as fall decorating as I will get. I am busy today putting primer on a vintage dish cabinet to put in my kitchen and just had to rest a bit and I knew I needed to do a new post also. I have a before picture and will post the after soon as I can get it painted, I do have the primer on it . However we had a wonderful rain this morning the sun is out now so maybe it will dry quicker . I have an old painted blue dresser and large mirror in the spot where my new cabinet will go


I really like this beaded pumpkin and I think I got it at a Tuesday Morning years ago ,then I like my pewter pumpkin also

It's dark in my north living room

This is what I am replacing, mess around it and all. On my little french stool is stack of vintage linens I want to wash and iron they have been laying there a week to remind me LOL The new cabinet will cover most of this wall and is a lot taller also

I'm going out to open the garage doors so my primer will dry quicker so I can paint before dark today hopefully

It's good to be home and working on a couple projects. I cut my last hydrangea and made me a bouquet for the kitchen counter this morning

Pink Saturday 

Amaze me Monday 

Vintage Charm 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Porch Fun

Ok I said UNCLE meaning I give in.It does seem like fall this weekend with all the rain and nice cool wind.
I am not a person who likes to see summer end because of the time change and it getting dark by 5 pm .
Anyway I moved my dried hydrangea wreath Bernideen made me last summer, moved it to my front steps for a fall looking decoration outside. I have had it hanging on my kitchen wall above an old painted dresser since last summer.

First I want to show you a little tag,  I made using fall colors etc , I used a paper sack from Trader Joe's and left the handle attached for hanging then added a few buttons, lace and an old stamp for embroidery, a metal heart. I love the graphics on Trader Joe sacks. I got this about 4 years ago, last time I was in that store in St Louis, actually I asked for about 5 sacks to bring home for art.

I needed a bow for my outside wreath and I know I need to straighten up my bow on this but you get the  jest of how it will look. I'm not a perfectionist LOL and it will do for me. I did hang the tag on the bow

I found some purple cabbage, kale at the local hardware store so had to plant these right in front of my front steps

I bought this little 4 piece fencing at a yard sale earlier this summer and put it along my little front flower bed to jazz it up a little. What do you think? does the fence need to come down? I didn't have all matching pole attachments and just made do.

I am really enjoying this cool weather, it will be back in the 80's this week and that is much better than the horrible hot hot weather we made it through. That little squirrel I got out of a dumpster once, I won't say where I just knew he didn't need to go in the city dump. LOL

Pink Saturday 

Katherines Corner 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

New Treasures

Yesterday I drove into St Louis and went shopping at the Galleria ,bought a couple outfits then had lunch at Cheesecake Factory. I didn't have a piece of cheesecake either I was intending on going back after  shopping  some more and have dessert. However never got around to that.

I arrived soon as mall opened and by 2 PM  I had been to all the stores I was interested in so thought I would drive over to Wardson Woods Antique Mall on Manchester Road.

They always have nice things there and it's always a delight to shop there. First thing I seen was this 1800's purple transferware sugar bowl, in almost perfect condition, no chips or cracks and has both little handles. I was thrilled to say the least . It goes with what I have already in the  Staffordshire Charlotte pattern 

Then for a couple years I have looked for a small chicken or rooster lamp for my kitchen bar.I have a red toile shade I bought in Portland Oregon I guess 20 years ago and have kept it for this chicken lamp LOL.

Then I ran across some large coffee table books about impressionist painter which I like, Remember  recently I posted a picture of a painting I bought at an estate sale buy an impressionist painter, trying to copy some of the famous French  painters 

It was a good day shopping and ready to go again. Funny these books had a Goodwill price $2 on them and the dealer' s price was $9 which I was more than willing to pay since they are big books, and love seeing all the original painting in them. You can't buy some magazines today for $9

I have a peach cobbler in the oven and my timer is going off so must go for now . Just a quick show and tell post about my newest treasures 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Jazzed up Frames

This week while doing laundry off my studio room I jazzed up a couple small plastic frames I had picked up last weekend at a sale. I love to embellish them with rhinestones.
I have several now just couldn't get them all in this picture with using my cell phone. These little plastic frames say made in Hong Kong

Another shelf in the studio I like to look at. I love paper items like these

 I am staying home after going to get my hair trimmed early this morning. I did stop on way home  and buy some fresh peaches and made a small pie. I already ate it all LOL I said small

Hope we all have a good weekend . I'm trying to put some things away off my counters so it doesn't look so jammed up

Pink Saturday