Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Calendar of Tablescapes







                                       It has been interesting to go back and look at some of
                                       my tablescapes and try to pick favorites.

                                       So now we say goodbye to 2014 and welcome in the
                                       New Year.

                                       We are having six of our grandchildren for a sleepover
                                        tonight and hosting a large family potluck dinner

                                        I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape
                                        Thursday today.

                                        I want to thank you all for your support and kind words
                                        over this past year and I wish you all health and happiness
                                        in the New Year.

                                                                           Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Year of Tea Time

Yesterday I went through my favorite tea times for each month

from the past year and these are the ones I would choose to

make a calender this year.......if I was actually making one.

Now on this cold sunny day I think I will go and  make
myself a nice cup of tea and sit by the fireside for an afternoon
break ~ wish you could join me!

Today, I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage and
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for their Tea Time


Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter White

                                                            I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We enjoyed
                                                            several family get togethers over the past week and
                                                            even a bit of downtime.
                                                                We had a warm green Christmas this year and
                                                            still no sign of snow....quite a change from last year.

I am still enjoying our Christmas decorations and plan to leave it 
up until after New Years Day.

                                                   Warm winter whites ~ the paper wreath was made by
                                                   a friend of my daughter's.
                                                       Last years Christmas vignette.
                                                      A garden theme in the sunroom.
                                                    I am looking forward to studying some photography tutorials
                                                    in the quieter time in January. What hobbies do you enjoy in
                                                Christmas in our kitchen/ dining room
                                                           this year.

                                                            I am joining Lavender Cottage for
                                                            Mosaic Monday today.

                                                                    Thank you for your visit and for
                                                              all the good wishes for our family this


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Blessings

                                                                              Merry Christmas!

                                                        It is Christmas Eve so I am just popping in
                                                       to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
                                                        I just finished setting the tables for our
                                                      Christmas dinner that we always host for our family
                                                      who all live nearby .
                                                        Just a few photos that I took around our home.

                                                        A simple table using my red and white transferware.

                                                                          Our Kitchen/dining table yesterday.      

                                                           Today we are set for tomorrow's
                                                           turkey dinner. We use both rooms
                                                           and set a small children's table as well.

                 A pretty tablescape from last year.

                               I am off to visit my sweet Mama now and then on to
                                          a beautiful church service. After church our whole family goes to
                                          our daughter's for a special time together.

                                                  I hope you all enjoy this most special time of the year.

                                                                                    Christmas Blessings and love
                                                                                     to each and everyone!


Monday, December 22, 2014

Red & White Kitchen Christmas Touches

                                                             As Christmas Day is almost here it has been
                                                             busy with Christmas concerts,family get
                                                             togethers and even a couple of birthday
                                                             parties so I have been slow posting lately.
                                                             However, I am sure you have been busy as well.

                                             So, I have a few Christmas touches in the
                                             kitchen today.
                                                             Love my red and white transferware soup tureen and
                                                             the vintage bowl as well.
                                                              Amaryllis and Christmas just seem to
                                                              go together.

                                                                A new addition to the kitchen last week
                                                                was this little cabinet that holds some of my
                                                                transferware dishes.

                                                                        Little details
                                                                   My toile santa keeps getting moved around.

                                                                 A peek through the french doors.
                                                              This tree gets a spray of artificial snow every year
                                                               to give it the look I love.

                                          We have a scant dusting of snow on the ground right
                                                     now but rain is in the forecast for Christmas this year~
                                                     so it looks like a green Christmas for us.I might have to
                                                     but a few more cans of that artificial snow and cover my windows!

                                                               Hope your Christmas preparations are going well!