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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Stephanie's Lovely Tea Cup Exchange Reveal Day!


What fun to participate in another fun tea cup exchange by my sweet friend Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose. This is # 12 and I have been blessed to participate in each and every one. They are just so much fun and a great way to meet new tea time friends.  Look at all my precious and thoughtful goodies sent to me by Carol. Carol actually lives in the Pacific NW, so we have another thing in common. She lives in the city where my daughter teaches, so someday, we may have a chance to meet!


It is so fun to get you package and open the box...anticipation!


Lots of tea and yummy cookies and a sweet fabric tea tag.


My hubby calls these things....smelly nice! The lemon wax melts are heavenly and I have the cutest burner for them How did Carol know? Plus, my hubby likes the scent of this one. Yeah.


Such a sweet variety of little fun paper goods to keep or share with others.



And the.....the tea cup! Isn't this just the most beautiful cup and saucer? WOW!!! I love roses and it's set on a black background that Carol really likes...me too.



So THANK YOU so very much dear Carol. I love it all and it has been such an encouragement to me at this difficult time. You are so sweet and you have great tea time taste! Much love to you.

Be sure to pop over to Stephanie's blog to see what other's have received and share the fun.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Happy Mother's Day to all my family and friends...especially my blogger friends. Thank you to so many of you who have stayed in touch with me through my health issues and busy times with my family. I think of you all so often, even though I haven't always had time to spend blogging. I think bloggers are very special people and I have been blessed by so many of you. Enjoy this beautiful day. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

May Day Exchange


It's May....and well into the lovely month! I have been a bit distracted with my dad, but wanted to post some fun things going on in my ife. My Tasha Tudor group....Take Peace....had a May Day exchange. Oh what fun. I just love exchanges. The gifts are just delightful, but it's nice to personally connect with people, esp on large groups.


I was paired up with Salina. Isn't that such a pretty name? I get excited when I open up the box and find sweet goodies inside. It's so neat to see what a person chooses for you.


She put together a very special box for me and I am so thankful for it all. Joy Joy Joy!


She made a darling May Day Basket from a little parasol. Isn't that clever!


Here's the back so you can see the handle which makes it easy to hang.


Salina discovered that I am a quilter. She even took the book and had a plastic binder put on the side for easy use. I have never had a quilting journal!


Yummy new tea and sweet candies!


We like to add little dolly or teddy bear treats in our boxes too, so Miss Annabelle got some goodies too.


A new wind chime for my garden too. Thanks you soooo much Salina!

Happy May to all!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

My Dad


A week ago, we were sitting in the hospital, waiting to have my dad transported to a rehab center. He took some really bad falls in his independent apartment and found himself hurt and in such bad shape, we had to rush him to the hospital, via an ambulance. It was really scary. This is my brother John, trying to make dad laugh.


Here we are getting him settled in his next home for awhile. He will be in rehab for 2-3 weeks. Hopefully, he will gain enough strength to be able to go into an assisted living apartment back at his retirement home community.  My sweet hubby Jimmy has been such a help...what a blessing he is to me and to my family.


Dad is at the Marquis at Mill Park. It's a beautiful facility and the staff is great.



My brother John and my his wife Ginger....I don't know how we would have gotten through everything without them.

So, we are waiting and praying now. I'm not sure what's ahead. We have good days and bad days. I just feel bad for my sweet dad. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tea Time Tuesday....#176 Tea Linens



I love vintage linens, especially tea time napkins. I have been collecting them since I was a new bride. I always went to the room with the linens at the estate sales first and spent the most time there.
I often found little linen tea time napkins pinned together for 25 cents a dozen. I still have many that I found almost 45 years ago!


I decided to share a small sample of my little treasures today on my Tasha Tudor Take Peace site.
We share tea related things and stories on Tuesdays.




I have been doing a bit of spring cleaning and was sorting through my drawer of tea linens. They just make me smile.  I didn't have time for tea today...busy day. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Quilt Show... Bed Turning



My friend Nancy's quilt guild put on a wonderful quilt show last week. One of my favorite things at local quilt shows is the "bed turning"! The ladies from the Latimer Quilt Museum love to bring vintage quilts for show and tell. I always just enjoy them so much and I also learn a great deal about quilting in our country. They put about a dozen quilts on a bed and then one by one, they show them and give you any history they might have on the quilt or the type of quilt. Enjoy the quilts...I think I was able to get a photo of most of them.