Thursday, February 11, 2016

TeaTime Thursday #101~Give Away Winner!

Oh the rains moved back in this afternoon and it was dark and windy! The perfect time for a cup of tea on this Tea Time Thursday!

I was strolling around Tuesday Morning the other day and spotted these wonderful mugs! You know I am a vintage person, but these just stole my heart! I love the color and the design. Jim and I have been enjoying our afternoon tea this week with these cuties.

I picked up this heart shaped candy dish at an estate sale. I remember my aunt having a few pieces of this glassware.

Harry and David is an Oregon company that has wonderful products. We are really lucky to have one of their outlet stores right down the hill from our home. I just didn't have time to bake today, so picked up some yummy cookies.

Who can resist a cuppa Strawberry Chocolate tea at this time of the year? YUMMY!

The tea cookies are just small and light and perfect with tea.

A little treat on this cold February afternoon. I really enjoy a cup of tea in a mug on a chilly afternoon. It's just comforting to hold the steaming mug!

And now, the winner of my Give Away....Kelly-Anne of Beautiful Girlhood. Kelly-Anne, send me your address at Congrats!

Valentine's is just a few days away...are you all ready?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Happy Birthday Jimmy

Today is my Jimmy's birthday! He is off enjoying the Sportsman's Show for the day which is his annual treat on his birthday. He is a very giving man who is always doing for others, he puts himself last. This is one of the few things he does for himself. We celebrated last Sunday as I was with Otto today and we knew Jimmy would be coming home too late for dinner.

We were out doing some shopping for his upcoming shows and HAD to stop at our favorite pub....the Highland Stillhouse in Oregon City. They are famous for their wonderful fish and chips. It's a good thing it's not in our neighborhood~dangerous!

Yes, Jimmy loves fish and chips! Actually, Jimmy loves and enjoys good food.

The cute (and a bit dark) cozy pub has a Scottish decor and a menu to match. YUMMY mushy peas.

Just so inviting....

This is above our favorite table. I guess it is our spot.

Our trunk was filled with our treasures and finds for the show.

It was a beautiful day outside. I snapped this picture of Old Dad Hood (Mt Hood) through my car window on the way home. It was a very fun day.

So Happy Birthday my love. Thanks for all you do for me and our family. You are a good friend to many. Here's to a great year ahead. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday Treasures

Jim and I had a great time at estate sales and flea markets this past weekend. He has another antique and collectible show coming up in March, so we have had to do some shopping. We get an added bonus as we are shopping for resale items....we ALWAYS find some treasures for ourselves! I thought it would be fun to share this little grouping as it has a Valentine look.

I am also linking up to Bernideen's Blog Party. Bless her heart, she is in the process of moving and is still able to blog and keep her blog party going weekly. I tip my hat to you Bernideen!

These are very small molds that loot a bit like pumpkins. I just love molds...not sure why...but they fascinate me.

Here we have a wooden cookie stamp. The seller said it came from New England. They bought out a lady's collection last summer and I guess she had a lot of fun kitchen items hanging on the wall. Not sure I will really use this on, but it would be great for my stamp cookie recipe.

Jim found this butter stamp last fall and I just love the design. It's a keeper!

I love old jars. I think this was a mustard jar. I have had it for years, but thought it would be fun in this grouping. I like to fill the jars with seasonal candies in the kitchen.

My favorite find this weekend is this wonderful coffee grinder! Here's some close ups for you to enjoy it's nice features.

The inside of the drawer is made of tin. I have never seen on like this before.

The top is like a piece of art!. We have a coffee grinder that is very sentimental to us, so as much as I adore this one, it will be offered for sale.

Our trunk after one stop! I told you it was a good shopping weekend!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Made....Valentine Mailbox

My TAKE PEACE  Tasha Tudor group, enjoys a sharing day on Monday. It is a day to post things that we have made or that someone else has made for us. I shared a variety of handmade Valentine cards last week. Since I save all my Valentine cards and letters until February 14th, I thought it would be fun to make a mailbox. My friend Belinda made one for her cards too. At first I was thinking of a rounded top mailbox but decided to look online to get inspired. I happened upon a YouTube tutorial that was made by a blogger friend of mine....Terri at Artful Affirmations. I mentioned her last Monday as I had used her idea for a little paper slipper Valentines.

Anyway, I really had fun making this box out of a shoebox. I wanted mine to open on the side so that I could get my envelopes out on the big day! She was kind enough to send some ideas and I figured it out. The box I had was just perfect as it was hinged on one side. I can just open it and retrieve my mail!

I had the perfect saying to decorate the box with little flowers, charms and stickers.

A look inside to see all my cards "in waiting"! I have so much fun on Valentine's Day opening all my treasures.

Terri used a real vintage glass door knob on the top of the box, but I used one I found at the craft store. It's smaller and worked well for me.

The little feet are wooden and can be found in packages of two at the craft store. Terri suggested brushing them with a stamp pad and  then use a glue gun to attach them. It all worked well.

So here's my mailbox! It's pretty cute. As with any project, you learn as you go. I would change a few things if I made another one. It is in my tea room holding my paper treasures.

I'll be sharing this with Stephanie on Tuesday for her Roses of Inspiration.

You still have a few more days to sign up for my Give Away!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Thoughts

  This verse is from Isaiah 43:4 and what a precious reminder for the Valentine week ahead. We studied this the other day at bible study. It is so touching to me and encourages me to be feel good about who I am, to be humble, to be thankful and to extend love to those around me. Isn't it encouraging to be a PRECIOUS, HIGHLY VALUED and BELOVED child of God?  Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

My Primitive Side of Valentines

Happy Saturday! The sun is trying to come out here in Oregon today. It is very mild and we are in for some sunny and warm days ahead this week. It is beginning to feel like spring here. I have been doing a little house cleaning and plan to work on the rest of my Valentine treats to get mailed off on Monday.

Most of you see my more Victorian side, filled with tea and dolls and pretty things...all pink and mauve. I love that part of my world. But I do have another side, that my Jimmy REALLY likes. It's more primitive, but as we live in the Pacific Northwest, we don't see all the wonderful old primitives that the east coast antique collectors enjoy!

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to pick out a few more primitive hearts around our home to share with you as we begin the count down to Valentine's Day!

I am just going to let you enjoy the photos. Some are little projects I have made, some were given to me, some are Etsy finds and others I have had so long, I can't remember where they came from! So just enjoy and get in the mood for February 14th!

Remember, you still have time to sign up for my Give Away! Scroll down and leave a comment on the Give Away post!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tea Time Thursday #100~Give Away Time!

Happy TEA TIME THURSDAY on this first Thursday of February. This marks my 100 post on TEA TIME THURSDAY and I decided it was time for a give away. It's the perfect month with Valentines just around the corner. As you can see, my thoughts are turning towards spring and flowers and pink!

All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post AND make sure you are a follower.  It doesn't matter where you live as I have some lovely and very faithful international readers. I will accept all comments until next Wednesday at midnight. You have until February 10th to let me know if you would like a chance to win these goodies. Join the fun!

So this is some yummy organic tea and a really pretty travel cup. It is porcelain and decorated with pretty spring time flowers.

Who doesn't need some sweet little notecards? Just the perfect colors....think spring.

 A nice little pack of paper napkins to have on hand for a visitor who might just pop in for tea.

And here we have the most darling little tuck in bag, made from an old cutter quilt. I didn't make it but I am on the lookout for a cutter quilt to try this. I love this.

As it is almost Valentines, I had to tuck in some PINK paper hearts, a delicious caramel chocolate bar and a few little conversation hearts.

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