Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
So after taping up the "feet" with paper and painter's tape...
I spray painted it with an almond color. (Pictures make it look white.)
Added some of my favorite "girly" things and several doilies ~ and Presto! An easy and quick metamorphisis!! :-)
Monday, June 8, 2009
Every Limoges needs a stage, so let's flip the cup over and start! :-)
This was the one that started my obsession! My mother gave this cutie to me for Christmas many years ago. I loved it's intricate detailing and the delicateness of it! I also couldn't stop opening and shutting it! Lol I had never heard of Limoges and knew I had to have more!
I knew my dh was the one for me when he didn't flinch at the price tag of $160.00 for this pretty little teapot! He bought it as a gift for me when we were first dating. :-)
Each Limoges is handpainted with it's own unique clasp~
And often has detailing on the inside too~
Isn't his little face cute?!
"Here kitty kitty..." :-)
The Holy Bible~
A precious angel given to me from my cousin~
A pretty purse. I love the little chain!
A sophisticated lady~
This is not a Limoges but he's an important part of my collection! My husband does a very good impersonation of the Cowardly Lion, my favorite character from The Wizard of Oz! :-)
A child playing with blocks. Notice the pretty bird clasp~
Can I offer you a glass? :-)
The granddaddy of them all!
The detailing is just beautiful! It's the most expensive one I have.
You will know a "real" Limoges by the marking at either the bottom or the inside~
Saturday, April 11, 2009
My good friends Christine from Christine's Home and Travel Adventures and Athella from OCDesigner gave me the "Honest Scrap Award"! To receive this I must list 10 honest and interesting "scrappy" facts about myself and pass it on to six other bloggers. What a fun way to get to know a little more about each other! :-)
Okay, so here I go!
Now I'd like to pass this award on to:
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Inside the beautifully wrapped box was the prettiest heart ornament I had ever seen! I was so excited that before I unwrapped the next gift I went running around my home to find the perfect stand for it!
Oh it's so pretty!!
Then I unwrapped the cutest dog figurine that looks exactly like my chocolate lab, Elmo! Dh likes him too! :-)
And the sweetest little bird! I wonder if Laurie knew I had a "thing" for birds?? :-)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
All I ask of my youngest son is to pick up......HIS CHAIR!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I have held a secret for too long~ I have Mantel Shame. I also have what our Gollum describes as Noah's Ark Syndrome. This occurs when you have to have perfect symmetry by matching both sides of what you're decorating. The first pic clearly shows the severity of my NAS, therefore deepening my Mantel Shame!I also was quite off on the...ummm, scale of things. Too many things and too many small things~ Mantel Shame deepens! :-)
So I make a trip to Hobby Lobby that is two hours away and look around fearfully, knowing what I buy will be hard to take back if it doesn't work. I almost walk out with all the choices but tell myself I must face my Mantel Shame head on! I buy the candle sticks you see. I know~ not very risky, but it's a first step :-)...
I still have the matchy-matchy thing going on but it's a little better than before...
I move the plate to the left...
And put a cylinder thingy behind it...
But alas, my NAS can't take it and I have to put the plate back in the middle! I take down the crosses from the wall in an attempt to reduce the number of "small things" on a large wall. This is still a work in progress~ it could be less matchy-matchy and I could still go with larger accessories, but what do you think? I'm sure liking it a lot more than before! :-)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Ryan and my youngest stepson around our wagon that we took on trailrides...
Ryan winning Reserve Champion in steer riding...
It was so easy to feel sorry for him. Afterall, he was "disadvantaged" in so many ways. I'd like to think that Tom and I modeled a loving relationship for him. I hope that we showed him that he was special and important.
I taught him the finer things in life...like how to put chips Inside your sandwich...and the words to every song from the Broadway musical "Chicago". :-)
What I didn't know is how much he would teach me. He has an energy that radiates from the inside out. People are drawn to him because of this. He has an optimism that had to have been by choice from a very young age.
I look at him now (with my mother and dh)...
And I realize that I am the one who benefited the most...
I also realize that I AM his grandmother and was all along, because family is who you make a committment to. They are those you choose to love and support forever.
To my little boy who is almost grown up~ We love you!
Mom and Pop