Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tea Time Tuesday #163

Happy Tea Time Tuesday! One of my Tasha friends sent me a surprise package and one of the items she sent was a package of Walkers Shortbread. I love it! It inspired me to put together a few Scottish goodies for tea today. Angelia is so sweet and I am blessed to have such a sweet friend.

I was excited to share this lovely cup and saucer which I recently found at an Estate sale. It is so dainty with tiny purple thistles on it. I have always loved thistles.

This teacup is an Ansley, made of bone china and English made. I do love Ansley cups!

Of course, I do love the flowers on the inside of the cup...alway a bonus for me.

Jim found this wooden thistle shortbread mold at the same sale. I just think it's beautiful.

He also found this lovely framed print of Robert Burns. I love the shades and the oval frame.

Here's the yummy box of Walkers shortbread....yum! I did eat a couple of them and let Jim have the rest! We usually enjoy this treat at Christmas.

Tea and that's a yummy combination!

Of course I had to have this package of tea that another friend had given to me.

I found my little Scottish recipe book. The front cover is said to be Robert Burn's home where he was born.

I have had this little linen piece for years. I love the little Scottish guy!

I think I bought this little group of tartan plaid items about a year ago at an Estate sale. How happy to find them just yesterday when I was sorting things. The group is made up of an autograph book, a book of poems and songs and the cutest little needle pin keep.

Much to my surprise, my heather plant was blooming today! I tucked in some lavender to spread it Sout.==== 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Pixie Fest on the Oregon Coast

Papa Jimmy and Grandma Linda had a great adventure with the Wirth family last weekend! We had planned to go to the Oregon Coast at Lincoln City for this event, but with all the car problem, we really thought we would be grounded. BUT...we got the car back and were able to drive down to the beach Friday morning. It was so hot and topped out at 89 degrees on Saturday!

As you can see from the photos, the weather was just great! The Pixie Fest was held on the side of the Casino...Chinook Winds.

Jimmy and I used to go to Pixie Kitchen in Lincoln City and took the kids when there were little.It was a fun restaurant with scenes out the window of pixies!  We took my sister Alisa when she was little and she loved Pixie Land!

This is the view out the window of the restaurant.

All of these boards and were in the memory exhibit building. It was just great and so fun to see all of this again!

My girls had these little pink coin purses!

My SIL Chris has ALL of the Pixie Land figures...just a couple here to see.

This flyer is actually on one of the tables from the restaurant. Everyone loved them. They had a center of sand with little shells and things to look at inside.

Otto and the mermaid! That poor thing had to sit out in the heat all day!

Chris and Ava found one of the pixies! They were just so much fun and were running around the grounds.

Smile with the pixie!

Mommy, Otto and Daddy...all so excited to be at the Pixie Fest!

Waiting in line with Papa for the rides!

Otto was so excited to ride the big kid's ride! This was the first time he was tall enough.

They had to ride the train around the grounds. It was a bit of a wait.

Otto found a little beetle to entertain himself.

Of course, big sister wanted to see it too!

Here comes the train...all aboard!

Otto, Mommy and Ava...waiting for the train to take off.

This was always one of my favorite cutouts at the restaurant.

This is an original poster, advertising the lounge...the SHELL ROOM.

Of course, they had to replicate the shell room, which was a hit with the hot weather!

The night before, we all went to dinner at The Sea Hag in Depot Bay. Jimmy is always ready for a good seafood dinner. It was yummy!

The guys and their steamer clams!

One happy Grandma Linda with her sweeties...Otto and Ava!

After dinner, we went back to the hotel and the kids wanted ice cream and time in our room WITHOUT their parents. It was so cute.

Gina was also in Lincoln City with a group of students from her school. We did get to see her for about an hour on Saturday morning for a short visit. I think she may be coming home again this weekend.

It was just really a fun weekend. It's great to be a grandparent.