Thursday, May 29, 2008
I have four "prints" like this, two on each side of our armoire. Each one has a different item in the center. Found at Kirklands. Kinda like a mixed media.
A friend (JB) gave this to us for our 5th anniversary. I just have always thought it is so cute.
This is above my armoire. The two mohair bears were a gift to us for our 25th anniversary!
This book is probably one of the most precious items in our bedroom. It is a love story that my husband had made for me. He is the hero and I the heroine. It has our birthplaces and different personal touches through-out the story. This book is very special to me.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of our "things". I can't wait to go to all of your blogs to see your show and tell!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The night stands have a marble on the top. The picture that didn't show very well is of the little boy and girl whispering. I have had it for probably 25 years! Bought it at Walmart or something...I just love it and won't replace it.
Armoire for the TV. I like that the bottom is drawers!
My jewelry armoire
Just a little chair. We do have an ensuite bathroom. That will be another day!
Hope you all are having a good week....
Saturday, May 24, 2008
And Grandma and Grandpa's best part of the day....
I am such an old-fashion girl. I still decorate for Memorial day. It stays up until after July the 4th. I don't have a parade to go to, but I will see them on TV. And I carry on the tradition of tears because I cannot hear the Star Spangled Banner or my favorite, Proud to be an American without the tears.
I am one of the fortunate ones. Even though my dad, uncles, and cousins have served during various war times, our family has never lost a member to battle.
So I hope that you and your families have a wonderful Memorial Day remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Enjoy the picnics and watermelon!
I will see you all on Tuesday...till then...Proud to be an American....Ceekay!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
This mini sweetgrass basket purchased at Boone Plantation in Charleston. This is about the size of a Tennis Ball maybe...it's all I could afford! By the way, I just found my macro setting on my camera and am I a happy girl!
We also like to pick up prints from the areas we visit. This is a pen and ink of one of the beautiful gates in Charleston. We just loved Charleston!
My little salsa bowl we just recently purchased in Ixtapa, Mexico.
And my precious sea life carved animals. The Sea Lion from San Diego Seaport Village. We saw them swimming in the ocean and my even more precious turtle from truly paradise next to Heaven - Hawaii.
Of course, there are many more "things" collected after 35 years of marriage and trips, but those will be another time! Hope you enjoyed seeing these. Always remember to take those vacations...no matter big or small. We learned that lesson the hard way, putting it off for retirement. But maybe...just maybe, we shouldn't wait. I know we sure are not. In fact...I feel a weekend get-away just around the corner!!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
If I were seeing these teapots on another blog, I would be squealing again...but I will try to contain myself since they are mine....I have to insert here that I am so blessed...the Lord knows even teapots put a smile on my face! And the all time winner???
I Know! I love her too! I found her in Las Vegas years ago at the M&M store. She is soooo me!
However, I look more like this is real life! I don't belong to the Red Hatters, but I is one!
This is a new purchase from Home Goods. They just opened one here, and trust me, I cannot go there often. I love that this is a simple cream color.
This tea set was given to us as a gift 10 years ago for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. I must say, I do use it quite a bit.
A friend one year after gave me the matching children's set. I have used the sugar and creamer when I just have one or two for tea.
1. Tea for one from hubby....QVC 2. Cast iron 1 cup tea pot 3. Children's tea service given by a friend - pot plays Tea for Two. 4. Tea for Two set from Renovations Hardware several years ago, now ladies, is this not cute??? 5. New set with bunnies on one side, flowers on the other from Cracker Barrel.
1. Old, old teapot purchased many years ago in Wisconsin at a garage sale.. 2. My grandma's silver and pink tea pot about 50 years old .................. 3. Teapot with flower pots on top, given by a secret pal about 10 years ago 4. 2 mini tea pots from friends 5. Thomas Kinkade teapot..................6. China hutch teapot 7. Fireplace teapot 8. Thatched roof teapot 9. Smaller teapot with daisies, probably holds 1 cup....Can one have too many tea pots?? When trying to take all these pictures, I was saying yes! Seriously, there could me more...I am sure you all have some I will love also!!! I think I love teapots so much because when visiting my grandparents, which was at least once a week, they ALWAYS had a cup of tea, with milk and sugar, before bed. I now just look at a teapot and that warm memory comes back. So I know I cannot promise there won't be more teapots.
I want to thank LaTeaDah for the wonderful Blog-a-thon. I have so enjoyed this topic and really am sorry to see it end. I have met so many fellow tea lovers out there and have looked forward to getting to know them through their comments. I hope we will all keep in touch.....until our next cup of tea......Ceekay
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
These placements I bought at the Dollar Tree. To me, they remind me of Laura Ashley kind of linens. I love all the pleats. Can't wait to use them.
Finally, this is my Key wall in the hallway. I have a "thing" for keys. These I bought 2 years ago at Kirkland. The door knocker was from our old house. We have a steel door and wasn't putting it outside, so I thought I would put it inside!
I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my "things". Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
This week for Gracious Hospitality's Tea Blog-a-Thon, we are to share about our favorite tea rooms. I like this topic. I LOVE to go to tea, and have been to several tea rooms. The sad thing is many are now closed.
I started going to tea rooms several years ago in Prescott AZ. They have had 3 tea rooms all at different times. Each was beautiful and special in its own way. Then about 2 years ago I discovered the Tea Map.com and have gone to several tea rooms closer to my home.
My all time favorite is English Rose in Cave Creek AZ. This is owned and operated by a lovely lady living here now, but from England. The scones are fantastic and the room is so cozy. There is a precious gift shop right next store to also enjoy. I also love to go to Abbey Gardens in Mesa AZ. This place is so quaint and you start out your afternoon tea by choosing your cup off a display cabinet. They sell many tea related items in the store.
This past Christmas my hubby sent me and my friend Candy to the Ritz for high tea. That was incredible. The service is top notch, gentlemen dressed in suits and bow ties. Piano player in the background. The Ritz Carlton is beautiful anytime, but at Christmas it was especially lovely.
When I went to visit my friend Rose last October we went to a tea room in South Carolina. Again, unfortunately, this has since closed. But it was the sweetest place and had so many different tea related items.
All this talk about tea rooms has made me think....been a while. Think I will pick up the phone and call my friend. I got her started down this path....and she is usually ready to go whenever I ask! Come visit lovely HOT Arizona and we will go to tea too!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Children go through boxes of parents "stuff". "What is this? I am not sure...must be a memory card reader of some sort....but, hmmm, where does the USB cord plug in....oh look, it has batteries. We better hang on to it, it could be an antique!"
Well, children, I know these look really wierd to you, but they are called slides! And the battery driven contraption, it is a mini slide viewer.
This weekend, hubby and I went through all the old slides and converted them to the computer. Laughter, tears, and several...man, we looked good back then...we finally finished. I laughed when I realized that our children surely would not know what the viewer was for.
I thought you also might like to see the pin I mentioned for Mother's day. I always wear this every mother's day....about 24 years or so now.
And these little fellas were quacking up a storm by my son's apartment. He ran and got some bread so I could feed them.
They sure are beautiful! I had a great time with my son and hubby on Sunday. However, my daughter was ill. We will have to make up the day later...cuz you know I have to see those grandbabies!