Friday, April 29, 2016

Wet Friday

It's a very wet spring day here in Oregon. Jim is going to some sales with my friend LaVonne's hubby Chris and their kids (who live in Portland) as Chris is out from Montana for a visit. My knee has been really giving me trouble and last night both of my feet were pretty swollen. I am staying home, but will get to see Chris at dinner tomorrow night.

Jim has my car, so that will really keep me home! I am doing some Etsy work, but wanted to share some of my Thursday Treasures from yesterday that now live in my crafting room. I posted them on my Tasha Tudor Dolly Thursday yesterday too.

As I said yesterday, dollies have to do wash too!

I loved paper dolls when I was a little girl. I had to pick this uncut booklet up earlier this winter at a sale. It's so cute.

The dollies are driving their wash on a little wooden clothes line...complete with little clothes pins!

This is the little red metal wash tub and scrub board that I found recently. I think it all goes together quite well!

Enough playing...time to get back to my Etsy site. I just fixed a nice cup of tea.

Have a good weekend. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday Treasures

Fun finds last weekend at 3 great estate sales. Some weeks you just find lots of treasures and perfect things. I love vintage baby clothes and accessories....bibs, hats and little jackets.

The little booties with the ball faces are way too cute!

This little book is is from the 1950's. It's a cloth book for little ones. I just love the graphics.

It's always a delight to find sewing items. I like to use the vintage wooden embroidery hoops for my embroidery projects.

Fun to find paper items and holiday goodies.

A bit of cooking anyone?

Some of my favorite finds! One of the houses had a lot of queen things. I didn't have a cream and sugar and the mug is fabulous.

Toys and dolly finds...yes! The little aluminum covered cake plate is a piece of the aluminum dinner sets that I have never seen before...very cute. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tea Time Tuesday #110

Slipping in here before the end of the day with a Tea Time Tuesday post! I worked today, so am a bit late with my post. I am helping my friend Sandra price things for an upcoming estate sale. It's one of the things on my bucket list! I have always wanted to work an estate sale!  So, I am having a cup of tea and a little treat to end the busy day.

I was having a difficult day yesterday. My mailman brought me a wonderful package! My Tasha Tudor friend Nancy, sent me some yummy tea, a darling and thoughtful card and a darling little hand embroidered kitchen towel. The teacup is a new one I just found last weekend.

Isn't it just so pretty? It's Made in England by Foley. I think it's just so perfect for spring with it's soft colors and delicate flowers.

So before the day is done, I'm enjoying that Chai tea, a Madeleine and a bit of chocolate! I have just a bit of time to read my Southern Lady magazine before bedtime.

Hope you had time for a cup of tea today. It's chilly tonight, so a cup of tea and a fire in the wood stove feels just great. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016


I'm so excited as today my daughter's MIL, sweet Kathy, has invited us to for Seder dinner. She is a Messianic Jew and it should be very interesting. I have experienced a Seder evening before, but it will be very personal this time. Happy Passover week. 

What a week!

WOW...this past week was sure not what I planned last Sunday! We needed to watch our little Otto 3 days, so on Tuesday, I brought him over to our home for a change up. It was really hot, 85+ for a few days. It's too early for that kind of heat! At least it is for this grandma! He ran around the backyard chasing bubbles and balls and we all had a great time. He's getting so little monkey man. He is a funny one who loves to make Gma laugh. I can't believe he is almost 3 years old already.

Then on Wednesday, my dad had a dental appointment. Jim took me to the play gym with Otto and then took dad to the dentist. We had no idea he had to have 2 teeth removed and 3 roots cut out. Poor guy. He needed a lot of care and sure couldn't be left alone, so Jim and I took turns for the next 3 days going over to be with him. He is doing really good now and will have to heal for a couple weeks before he has to have more work done.

I missed posting my  Tasha Dolly Thursday post with my Thursday finds too! Just too busy. This is the doll I posted on my Tasha group. She is Mary Lennox from the Secret Garden book. Tasha Tudor illustrated the book. It's one that is so available, I think all Tasha fans own a copy.

She was put out by a company called Kids-At-Heart. I have read in the past that there were problems with the production of the dolls and they didn't make them very long. Mine is fine. I had an opportunity to buy her at a very good price and my Tasha friend told me to buy it!

I recently found this book for my Tasha library at the Cellar Door books in New Hampshire. We got to visit John and Jill who own the shoppe last summer. I has never seen the book and it is just wonderful. A great and fun addition filled with all kinds of fun crafts and recipes...lots of tea time recipes.

 Friday was also the full moon! I didn't take this photo and couldn't find the person who did take it. This month is the full pink moon. I love this photo of the moon and our beautiful Mt Hood. We often call the mountain, Old Dad Hood! I get to see this mountain everyday.

I do hope this next week will be a bit more quite...but who knows! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Stephanie's 8th Teacup Exchange

Good morning...I am just posting this photo again to join in with Stephanie's 8th annual teacup exchange.reveal. My dad is having some dental work and needs help again, so will edit this later. If you scroll down to March 31st on my blog posts, you will find a proper thank you to Tonia for my wonderful gifts and more pictures. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tea Time Tuesday #110 Carlton Ware

I had a wonderful time away at my quilting retreat. I have been busy since I returned home and have had a bit of a hard time getting back to my blogging. That does seem to happen to me. I still had all the Easter things to take down when I got back. so spent Saturday doing that chore. I decided to put out my Carlton Ware in my hutch for a change up. I love my foxglove pattern. Most of my collection is the green foxglove pattern. I started my collection about 25 years ago. Most of it was made in the late 1930's and early 1940's.

It's very springy and works well with my Tasha Secret Garden books. I will share more about the books and a doll I have when I do my post on dolly Thursday.

I love the pattern. I have seen it in yellow and white, but I like the green. I did see on pink piece online once and it was really pretty. The raised pieces were painted by hand. Foxglove are just so very English.

This teapot below is quite different and a little different green in color but I do like it. It looks like primrose to me and don't you just love the handle!

This teapot is called Primula. I guess that's the name of the sweet little flower on the teapot.

I was very happy to find the toast rack years ago. The piece on the right, is called a jug. I just found this piece for $2 and couldn't pass it up. I have one but......

An assortment of very small dishes are perfect for butter, jams or little candy treats on the tea table.

I'm not sure who made this lovely little set of berry bowls. I had to have them. They are great for berries of a small helping of a dessert.

It was fun to post this on  my Tasha group today. I would also like to link up with Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden and Sandi atRose Chintz Cottage-No Place Like Home

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Thoughts

I am very blessed to be able to go away for a 5 day quilting retreat! Not sure how much blogging I will do until I return. Oregon coast, here I come! I can't wait. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Quilt Show

After bible study on Thursday, my friend Nancy and I zoomed off to see her quilting guild's wonderful quilt show. This is Nancy taking a picture of the quilting on this king size quilt. She is a great friend, my quilting buddy.

Nancy is a long arm quilter so it's so really fun for me as she shares so much about her craft. I wouldn't know much about long arm quilting. Quite a few ladies in her guild are also long arm quilters. Their work is amazing.

You can see all the detail in this close up of the larger quilt.

This was the cutest quilt done by her friend. A mama giraffe and her little baby. It was a winner!

I liked this quilt. It was a take off on the days of the week dish towels. Just charming.

Cute and spring like little birds!

This one was all hand applique. I loved the bright colors and the whimsical houses.

Wool quilts are becoming more popular in the Northwest. This was just one pretty.

Lots of detailed hand work on these wool quilts.

Nancy took this class with one of her friends. Her friend won a blue ribbon for hers.

Now this quilt is a vintage quilt and all the work was hand quilted. How lovely.

I couldn't believe this work...sweet little birdies! Enjoy the rest of the fun quilts.

Nancy and I are going on a retreat at the coast on Sunday with our quilting friends. There will be 16 of us! Almost ready.