Friday, March 30, 2012

March Goes Out Like A Lion

Well, March 2012 is going out like a LION! Tons of rain, flooding and wind has been the ticket for most of this week. We are experiencing a bit of a break now, but more rain is on the way tonight. Just about a 1/2 inch more and we will have a new record for the rainiest March on record. It's dark and wet and just soggy! Longing for some sunshine. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Teacup Thursday #51

You know how I love pink lusterware! When I was in Montana, I found another teacup. I really like the sweet soft design on this one. A treasure to share this week on Miss Spencer's Teacup Thursday. I am beginning to get back to normal after our trip. Jim left for Illinois yesterday and I will be off to another quilt retreat this weekend.

This little vintage rabbit candy container is hopping around looking for some Easter decorations! Hummmm....I don't know how much decorating I will be doing. Sadly, I will be alone this year on
Easter Sunday. Jim will be in Illinois, Angie will be in Las Vegas and Gina will be in Seattle.

Jim brought this small covered tureen home to me last weekend. He was at a half price Estate Sale and bought this for $7.00. It's just charming and I love it. I had the tea tile that it's sitting on-how perfect is that? A very nice match.

I was looking at these small little tea books...I got two of them in California years ago and then my friend Natalie brought me back one from Scotland when she was on vacation. The weather has turned so rainy and wintery again. I was looking for some cheer in my tea books. They always make me happy.

Happy Spring! How is the weather where you live? The blossoming trees are in bloom, along with the daffodils. I am ready for some more sunshine.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Annabelle of OR Visits Annabelle of MT

Annabelle of Oregon went to visit Annabelle of Montana and look what those two were doing! Annabelle of MT has quite a gun collection and she was so anxious to have show and tell with
Annabelle of OR! The city mouse got quite a show from the country mouse!  Annabelle of MT has quite a lovely house with lots of fun accessories-AKA-stuff!

This wonderful stove was the favorite addition to the Montana dollhouse! It's grand and look at all the fun goodies that are included in the kitchen.

Annabelle lives in the bottom of a quilt cupboard. Linda of OR liked that ....lots!

The little ladies had a grand time visiting and sharing stories. They are missing each other almost as much as Linda and LaVonne are missing each other!

More Pix From the Montana Trip!

It's been quite busy getting back to normal after our great trip to Montana!I wanted to share the last of my pix from the trip before moving on to Spring and Easter.
LaVonne asked for money from her family to buy her bee hive and bees. She's learning all about being a beekeeper, so I thought it would be fun to give her a BEE BASKET full of fun bee gifts to help her celebrate.

Her she is opening the goodies!

The day before, we went to the Garagarama in Bozeman. It was really fun, lots of goodies and Jim found things for his July show.

LaVonne had to teach a chicken class out at her farm during the day, but her family and her met us for the Walleye Banquet later that evening. It was really fun and the fish was delicious!I had never tasted it before.

The local paper....

Back to the farm....LaVonne gave Jim and me the grand tour. She's so at home there and has lots to share. It was so fun to finally see all the things she talks about and share. I love the inside of her shepherd's wagon. She's showing us how the sheep herder would drive the wagon with the door open.

Farmer Jim~

I LOVED the shepherd's cabin that they moved to their property. It was really so charming.

That evening, we went to Logan for her birthday dinner. We got to meet her mom and her father in law. Can you believe the steak my Jimmy ate? The Cowboy Rib Eye. Jim said it was one of the best steaks he had ever eaten.

We woke up to SNOW on Monday morning~it was so beautiful. LaVonne had a meeting in Livingston, then Chris and her treated us to lunch. Chris is soooo funny.After lunch she took us to some antique malls... full of treasures and some just HAD to come home.

It snowed off and on all day. The Stucky's had us out to the farm for dinner....yummy!
We decided to stay an extra day as the passes were a bit tricky. Got to go to the Senior Center Thrift Store and then I spent the day with Lavonne at her shoppe. Her shop is so cute and very much her!
Country Pickins.....

We had to say good bye and repack our car for the ride home. Pretty sad but we'll be back!
We had a scary drive over several passes to Spokane and woke up to another snowy day...

We brought home lots of memories and lots of treasures. Here's a few pictures to share.

We sure had a wonderful time, but it's so good to me home too.