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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Happy 89th Birthday Papa John!

Happy Birthday dad! When you had your stroke almost 9 years ago, none of us dreamed we would still have you with us! How wonderful. I love this photo because your best friend Meryl is with you. He is a delight.

This is one half of the Wuitschick gang......

And the second half!!!! Only Angie's family and Gina were missing this year. Sigh....

And this is that rascal who picks up the tab so everyone can have a grand time. Thank you Jimmy. Thanks for sharing this family for almost 45!

My brother John, his wife Ginger and my sister Debbie.

Niece Amanda, her dad Bill, here sister Jenny and the love of her life....Nate.

My little brother John and my little uncle Steve...they were trying to take a selfie. Those two are always up to something.

My sister Alisa, her son Patrick, Matt who is married to my niece Anne and my niece Desi. 

My nephew J, nephew Markie and his love Jessica and my niece Maria.

This is my cousin Wendy. I am the oldest cousin and she is the youngest. I love this photo. Love her too.

Singing Happy Birthday to to the birthday boy. If it pleases the Lord, we will be celebrating Papa John's 90th next April!!!!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Maybe Time Really Does Fly!!!!

Our family had made plans to attend a Russian Tea on Easter Sunday afternoon for weeks at a hotel downtown in Portland. Just a week before the big day, the hotel told us they had cancelled the event! We were all disappointed and plans went out the window. I had searched Ebay and Etsy and shopped at the Russian stores in our area. I wanted to make the Easter baskets different and was happy with what I was able to find. So, I still gave the baskets but somehow, it just didn't have the same meaning. You can see the fun things I gathered in these photos.

I dug out my little Russian nesting dolls that I have had since I was a child. I have always loved them.

I was able to find these pretty broaches at the antique show. There's a booth that sells Russian items.

My friend Ann gifted me with this little felt doll family for Christmas. Her friend make them.

Another gifted friend, Heather is an artist. She offered these cards for the Easter season and how perfect!

I was able to track down these egg films that are so easy to use and they just make the eggs look so beautiful!

Jim and I went over to the Wirth family for an egg hunt and the annual confetti egg bash!

This part is always done outside. Papa Jimmy is the target every year! This is the mess when it's all over!

Chris was able to get us reservations for the Easter brunch downtown at the Urban Farmer. It is on the 8th floor of the old Meier and Frank building. It was a lovely brunch and set up so well. The food was fantastic.

I think Jimmy went back for fresh oysters about 3 times.

The Wirth family enjoying their brunch.

You can see the rooms of the hotel around the outside of the center restaurant.

My favorite room....the dessert table! YUMMY.

This is a giant ice rabbit for the fantatic!

Miss Ava enjoying a wrap around retro desk and table. Yes, she is growing up.

We were enjoying a walk around the building during a break in the rain. Isn't she pretty. I loved her outfit.

And there's my little monkey man....our Otto! He was so happy and just totally loves life.
Such a lovely afternoon and such a blessing.

Time just seems to slip by me anymore....maybe time really does fly!!!