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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Table Update

Yesterday I posted how was I setting my table for my families Christmas lunch this Saturday December 16th.
I wanted to mix and match my table however just didn't really like the previous blue and white tablecloth so changed to a black and white buffalo check wrapping paper,that I think looks better,it also matching close to my Mackenzie Child's items. Don't you think it's better? be honest. LOL







Also I feed and water birds all summer and winter however I was told the winter is when birds really need water, so I have a heating element inside my bird bath.This is picture his morning looking out my dirty kitchen window LOL Another thing I throw out dry cat food for  a stray cat in my neighborhood and these larger birds are eating cat food !!!!! LOL I also throw out black sunflower seeds for these birds





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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tea For One

I usually don't do a tea post however wanted to join my friend Bernideen in Sharing Tea post about tea and goodies and her Friendly Village dishes.

I bought this little set from Victorian Trading Company a few years ago and have yet to use it however I will be using it soon because I just purchased about 8 tins of different teas to try. I like loose tea however most of the tea in my tins are bags. I have some antique tea spoons that hold loose teas and should have taken a picture to post with this.




Also I am working on setting my table for this Saturday's Christmas pizza party with my 4 grandson and my daughter and husband.



I know it looks pretty dressed up for pizza however I just get to use my pretty Christmas dishes once a year.

These are my little sheep paper napkins i'm using Saturday, I did a mix up of patterns on my table and added the red plaid napkins however I like the sheep best.Also I think I' change my table cloth to my black and white plaid what do you think?


 Oh here I added my red glasses to the table, they will be filled with chocolate milk for the boys




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Monday, December 11, 2017

Courtney Check


Now that I have the bug of collecting  Mackenzie Child's Courtney Check I just had to have these. They are a nice tall size. I already have them full of salt and pepper,went to the grocery to get new to put in them.



I am almost ready for my family Christmas party at my house this Saturday. I stared a few years ago to have my youngest daughter son in law and the 4 boys come for a before Christmas lunch and gift exchange at my house.
The boys love Pizza so I special order each boy a small extra cheese Shakespeare's  pizza. They love it, then I bake a fresh carrot cake or blackberry cobbler . Then of course other goodies.

Below is a sweet picture of memories of one of my grandson's, it just happened to be setting by my Grandmothers little Hallmark Mouse ornament I gave her years ago. I love this little mouse sewing .

 Also I have 7 grandson's no granddaughters


Well I have a few more things to get done like running the vacuum and mopping the kitchen floor them i'm ready after I set the table with my Christmas dishes , I'll try to get pictures later

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

My Christmas Present

I just happened to read where there was this big beautiful red transferware mason tureen for sale and thought maybe I should go check it out. I waited a few days because I had forgot about it. Anyway I went out to the flea market and there she set.Just waiting on me I was thrilled !!! and still am LOL


I have several pieces of the Mason Vista dishes and always on the lookout for a good price on them.




Isn't she just beautiful ? I am thrilled to have her




I was in such a hurry to take her picture I didn't set her on the platter she sets on which I already had.
I am using a large soup ladle in my Mom's pattern named Coronation

I thought the occasion called for the candleabra to be lit up to celebrate the arrival




OK one more picture and i'll tell you how I found this gorgeous beauty.
Do you ever read Bernideen's Tea Time and Cottage blog?
Look at this post where she is showing off her red transferware and her tureen
I am thrilled to own it ! did I already say that ? LOL






Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sweet Sheep

 I don't even remember where I found this cute sheep with a red ribbon and bell already on it, I think I got it at a thrift store for 50 cents It's very lightweight and looks so cute standing besides my little Nicole Sayer dolls.




I am doing just a short post because of i'm short on time before I head out to work and I'm going out to dinner after work with my friend who is 102 years old and his son and grandson from Munich Germany.

I am still trying to get Christmas out a little at a time. It's always so fun to get it out and arrange it. Hope we all have a great day.
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Getting Started With Christmas Decor

Well the dig is on to get boxes of Christmas stuff out of the basements closets and storage room.




I am also trying o decide which trees to use this year feather trees, aluminum trees or my big white tree ? I bought a small green tree at an estate sale not long ago and may try to use it somewhere.




I brought my Byers Carolers Stove and Granny making cookies upstairs to set on my kitchen bar. Do you remember when these were very collectible? They still are in some stores I have seen anyway


I have had 3 days off work and it's been wonderful. I got to do a few things around my yard which still needed done before really cold weather and got my outdoor wreath up on my house and a few little Christmas decor out .
It's back to work tomorrow so will try to do a little after work in the evening which I'm not good at.
I come home and want to  set in my recliner and unwind from my stressful job

I even wrapped 4 Christmas packages today !!!! I'm going to wrap them as I buy them instead of waiting till Christmas week then trying to wrap 50 packages at one time.
Which way do you do it ? Also which trees are you going with this year?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Turkey Time

I am almost ready for Thanksgiving Day at my house, it will be a late Thanksgiving dinner since I get off work at 4:30 pm. However it will still be delicious.

I worked on setting my table last night after work and cleaned my silver turkey dome and large tray it sets on. The serving tray was a trophy for some horse show, it has an engraving on tray and I seen it last night for the first time and I have had this tray for years, I like it because it has the handles on the ends and feet on the bottom

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Also this year instead of using a table cloth I purchased this paper with leaves and acorns on it and using it for a table runner on the table and my counter. I set my huge velvet pumpkin in middle of table till we put dinner on the table



Used my green glasses I got at Tuesday Morning once, I usually use clear crystal glasses but wanted some color with any brown and white transfer plates



Since I don't have enough large turkey plates I fill in with my brown and white transfer ship plates



My dome is so shinny clean you can see me taking the picture. When I was much younger I remember older friends and family saying they quit using their silver because it was to hard to clean, I understand that is why usually just one piece at a time is clean at my house .



I hope everyone including our homeless have a good meal someplace this Thanksgiving . I just have a few of the colored luncheon plates




Happy Thanksgiving to you all