Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Little Change

Hello, Dear Ones.
Well, you know how it is...things don't stay the same too long around our homes. I thought I'd do something different to my lawyer bookshelves in the breakfast room. I have kept my cookbooks in this forever. I took them out and thought ~ what can I put in there?
 I gathered up some Jadeite, Fire King and a little Pyrex and poked them all in there.
 I like how it turned out, do you? Well, it's kinda hard to get a good snap through the glass ~ the glare, you know.
 So I opened up all of the doors so you could see my stuff better.
 I always have to start at the top. My tiny little lamp always stays here. I brought over my new/olden scale and added a couple of yard birds. Oh, they were happy to get out!
 I've been picking up pieces of Jadeite every chance I get and here lately I've been getting the chance!
I found some measuring cups!! Yip Yip! And, a D handled mug. I've learned there are D handled mugs and C handled ones! Hmmm....must find some more. I know it looks all dusty inside the cabinet but it's not because I just dusted it when it was empty. It's just very olden. I probably need to add some light colored covered board to the back to brighten it up a bit. Painting is a no no ~ Mr. Precious would cut my tiny head off if I touched this with a paint brush.
Okie dokie! Just a little change and I kinda like it! Well, for now, you know how it is. :)
I also wanted to tell you I'll be taking a couple of weeks off because I'm going to see these little ones...
We're going to spend Easter with Carter and Camp! I'm so excited I just about can't stand it! So...I won't be posting but if I get the chance I'll be popping in to see you! I want to wish you all a very blessed Easter now in advance!!

You are all my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

They Could Not

They looked at Him and saw a single man
A carpenter with healing in His hands
They saw Him calm a sea and heal a dying man
They saw but could they really understand

They could not, They could not
Though they tried, they could not
He was just a simple carpenter but with healing in His hands
But could they really understand, they could not

They listened to the teaching that they heard
They wondered at the mystery of His word
They wondered what He meant, about a Father's plan
They heard but could they really understand

They could not, They could not
Though they tried, they could not
They listened to the teaching about a Father's plan
But could they really understand, they could not

So finally upon a rugged cross
They killed the man who would not suffer loss
And when at last they took what willingly He gave
He died, but could they keep Him in the grave

They could not, They could not
Praise God, they could not
And when at last they took from Him what willingly He gave
Could they keep Him in the grave, could they keep Him in the grave,
Could they keep Him in the grave...

They could not, They could not
Praise God, they could not
And when at last they took from Him what willingly He gave
Could they keep Him in the grave, could they keep Him in the grave,
Could they keep Him in the grave, They could not
~ sung by Sandi Patty


Monday, April 7, 2014

Just Some Cuteness


Hello, Dear Ones!
I thought I would just show you a little cuteness today! I love cuteness, don't you?
Just cute little figurines in their own little cute world.
A cute little boy playing cute little melodies on his cute little flute.
Cute little couple from Holland, well, from the airport in Holland, being ever so cute fetching water or is that milk? and picking cute little flowers with their cute little doggy at their feet.

Are you all cutenessed up now? Are you smiling? I hope you are. I know I am.


Be a bunch of cute sweeties,
Shelia;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

When You're Smilin'

When you're smilin' keep on smilin'
The whole world smiles with you
And when you're laughin' oh when youre laughin'
The sun comes shinin? through

But when you?re cryin' you bring on the rain
So stop your sighin 'be happy again
keep on smilin Cause when you're smilin'
The whole world smiles with you

Oh when you're smilin' keep on smilin'
The whole world smiles with you
Ah when you're laughin' keep on laughin'
The sun comes shinin' through

Now when you're cryin' you bring on the rain
So stop that sighin' be happy again
keep on smilin Cause when you're smilin'
And the whole world smiles with you

The great big world will smile with

The whole wide world will smile with you
 ~sung by Louis Armstrong



Friday, April 4, 2014

Cookies

Hello, Dear Ones!
Oh, don't you just love Blogland and all of our most inspiring and talented bloggers?!
I used to search and search my cookbooks looking for the perfect recipes and now I don't have to do that! You lovely bloggers have helped to take that search away ~ I just visit your blogs and there you have these wonderful recipes just waiting for me to cook up.
 So, I went visiting Adrienne at La Vie Quotidienne and she was sharing a cookie recipe! Say no more! They looked wonderful and sounded wonderful and they were baked by a real person with a guarantee of goodness!
 So I made these scrumptious oatmeal cookies!
 Aren't they beautiful?
 You can always trust a blogger ~ Dear Ones, these are so delicious. They are big and puffy but just a little bit crisp at the same time! They have pecans in them and the next time I make them I just may toss in a handful of raisins!
Oh, I would never eat in front of my friends, my little mother taught me that was rude, so grab one of those precious little Rooster napkins (my friend Linda, from A La Carte gave me these) and a cookie and enjoy! ;)
Thank you Adrienne!!

If you would like the recipe to these delicious cookies, please go visit Adrienne for the recipe and tell her I sent you! 

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

"C" Is For Cookie
Now,what starts with a letter "C"?
Cookie starts with C.
Lets think of other things that starts with "C".
Uh uh...who cares about the otherthings.

"C" is for cookie
thats good enough for me
"C" is for cookie
thats good enough for me
"C" is for cookie
thats good enough for me
Oh.........cookie,cookie,cookie starts with "C".

Ohh....
"C" is for cookie
thats good enough for me
"C" is for cookie
thats good enough for me
"C" is for cookie
thats good enough for me
Oh....cookie,cookie,cookie starts with "C".

Hey,you know what?
A round cookie with one bit out of it looks like a "C",
A round donut with one bit out of it also looks like a "C",
but its it not as good as a cookie!
And oh the moon sometimes looks like a "C" but you cant eat that

Sooooooooooooo.........

C....is for cookie
thats good enough for me...Yeah!
C....is for cookie
thats good enough for me
C....is for cookie
thats good enough for me
Oh....cookie,cookie,cookie starts with "C"...Yeah!
Cookie,cookie,cookie starts with "C".AH BOY!
Cookie,cookie,cookie starts with "C.............."! 
~ sung by Cookie Monster


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vignette

Hello, Dear Ones!
I'm so pleased to have introduced some of you to wall pockets from my last post. Now when you're out and about and see one ~ think of me! :)

Okay, today I'd love to show you a little something I found on our trip to Florida ...
 an olden scale! Isn't she pretty? Now I really don't believe she's very olden but she is just the cutest thing and when I saw her it was love at first sight! You know how it goes.
 Look at her cute face with all of the foods around the dial. I have thought about painting her yellow or red, but we'll see.
 She is practically just perfect. No rust or scratches. Do I care that she is not olden? Well, no no Nannette, I do not care. I really don't like those that are so so rusty.
 Okie dokie...it was Mr. Precious and my anniversary last week ~ 41 years, and he bought me some beautiful roses. They were wilting their gorgeous little heads so fast and I went to check on the water level. Guess what? Mr. Precious had grabbed a vase and poked the long stemmed roses into it and didn't add any water!! That boy! So I got my scissors and started chopping off the steams and poked them into that gorgeous little Jadeite pitcher you're seeing here and added water! Don't you just love my little pitcher?
 So I began to set up this little vignette for my kitchen counters and grabbed this cute little pitcher for melted butter to pour over your pancakes. Yum, wish I had a couple of those little buttermilked rounds right now! :)
So there you have my little vignette in the kitchen for now. New Scale, fading roses, Jadeite pitcher, butter pitcher and a few ruby red strawberries tossed in for some yumminess.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Love (Can Make You Happy)

Wake up in the morning with the sunshine in your eyes
And the smell of flowers blooming fills the air.
Your mind is filled with the thoughts of a certain someone - that you
love;
Your life is filled with joy when she is there.

Love can make you happy if you fine someone who cares
To give a life time to you and who has a love to share.

If you think you've found someone you'll love forevermore,
Then it's worth the price you'll have to pay (pay).
To have, to hold's important when forever is the phrase
That means the love you've found is going to stay.

Love can make you happy if you find someone who cares
To give a life time to you and who has a love to share.

La-love, la-love
Love can make you happy.
Love can make you happy.
Love can make you happy.
Love..

~ sung by Mercy



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wall Pockets

Hello, Dear Ones!
Mr. Precious decided to clean out the garage. Now that is quite a feat since we have lots of cabinets that are loaded with lots of junk. He came in with a couple of boxes and said, "Look what I found!" 
I had to stop and open those boxes. The first one was filled with my collection of wall pockets that I had completely forgotten about. These little puppies have been packed away for almost 20 years!

So, grab you diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and sit down and I'll show them to you ~ that means 'lots of snaps'.
 Was I ever excited to see my sweet little darlings again.

Wall pockets were popular in the 1930s. They were made by many American and European factories. Glass, pottery, porcelain, majolica, chalkware, and metal wall pockets can be found in many fanciful shapes. Some wall pockets were made before the 1930s, in the nineteenth century.

Isn't this little wall pocket just the cutest little thing? If you don't know about wall pockets, they have a little vaselike pocket/opening on the backside to poke something into and then it is hung on the wall.
This little McCoy parakeet wall pocket was my very first. I used to see these in every thrifty shop I went into.
This white peacock was made by USA pottery.
Darling little Royal Copley straw hat!
Now when I saw this little pigtail girl made by Royal Copley, I thought I had died and gone to Heaven! Isn't she darling!!
Then I found her distant cousin also made by Royal Copley.
Another McCoy one. The little bird had a boo boo on his tiny tail but I fixed him up! You do not see that excess glop of glue now do you? :)
This flying bird...well I don't know who manufactured this but love the pastelness of it.
Everyone needs a Morton pink wishing well.
Here's a cute pair. A coffee grinder and wall phone. Look at those sweet little red and a little dusty cherries. Well, they've been packed away for almost 20 years! That is some old dust, y'all!
I've saved my very favorite for last. My little Royal Copley praying angel. Isn't she the sweetest little thing!
Look at this precious little sweet face and tiny hands folded in prayer.
Her pocket is in her wings. I do believe she's saying a little prayer for us all today. I love that, don't you?

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my little vintage wall pockets. I have already wrapped them back up for another day and put them in a new box but... I've kept out my favorite little angel to stay close to me.

Be a bunch of sweetie,
Shelia;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Special Angel

You are my special angel
Sent from up above
The Lord smiled down on me
And sent an angel to love (to love)

You are my special angel
Right from paradise
I know you're an angel
Heaven is in your eyes

The smile from your lips brings the summer sunshine
Tears from your eyes bring the rain
I feel your touch, your warm embrace
And I'm in heaven again

You are my special angel
Through eternity
I'll have my special angel
Here to watch over me

(A smile from your lips brings the summer sunshine)
(The tears from your eyes bring the rain)
I feel your touch, your warm embrace
And I'm in heaven again

You are my special angel
Through eternity
I'll have my special angel
Here to watch over me (watch over me)

Here to watch over me
(Angel, angel, whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh, oh oh, oh)

~ sung by Bobby Helms


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cinderella, Cinderella, All I Hear is Cinderella

Hello, Dear Ones.
My Pyrex collection seems to be growing a little so I thought I would show you.
I found these two lovelies a while back. I love this pattern ~ Butterprint ~ it's just one of my favorites. Some even call it Amish Butterprint. The pattern has a little farmer couple, their crops and of course a Rooster along the sides.
 So far all I've found is the aqua or is it turquoise? and white color. This is a little Cinderella bowl ~ a little handle to hold on one side of the bowl and a little pouring spout on the other side. Or maybe you could say ~ a handle on both sides! Why are they called Cinderella Bowls you ask? Sit on down, grab your Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and I'll tell you a little story and you know how I love to tell you little stories...
 Oh, this is my largest Cinderella bowl. Ain't she purdy?
Now...once upon a time...
Why name Pyrex mixing bowls after Cinderella? 
"Cinderella bowl" is a well-known term for the type of nesting bowl with a handle on one side and a spout on the other.  The name has become a convenient way to differentiate it from the older style of nesting bowl with a completely round circumference.  Cinderella bowls first appeared in 1957 with three pattern & colour choices: turquoise Butterprint, pink Gooseberry, yellow & black Gooseberry.  Sandalwood became the next pattern to appear on Cinderella bowls, in 1961.  The shape of the bowls was designed by John Phillip Johnson.     source
 Here I have two mixing bowls. I believe the sets always came with four bowls so I'm always on the lookout. Now I need to find two more white on aqua/turquoise  appropriately sized bowls and I'll have my set.
These Cinderella bowls are shaped a little differently. They are more 'boxy' but just as purdy!
Here's all my pretty little Butterprint Pyrex collection. I just love this pattern and this pattern loves me too! :)
You may wonder if I use my olden Pyrex? Yes, ma'am, I do! I put all kinds of things in them, raw fruits and veggies and cooked veggies. I don't put these in the oven though. I know lots of folks do though. I'm a tad chicken or maybe Rooster if you know me!
When I'm not poking fruit or veggies in my Pyrex, I just poke them in my little glass front corner cabinet! I love my Pyrex!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


CINDERELLA:
Cinderella, Cinderella
All I hear is Cinderella, from the moment I get up
till shades of night are falling
There isn't any letup, I hear them calling, calling
Go up and do the attic and go down and do the cellar
You can do them both together
"Cinderella."

How lovely it would be
If I could live in my fantasy
But in the middle of my dreaming
They're screaming at me
"Cinderella!"

JACK:
Every time she'd find a minute
That's the time that they begin it
Cinderelly, Cinderelly

STEPSISTERS:
Cinderella!

JACK:
Cinderelly, Cinderelly
Night and day it's Cinderelly
Make the fire, fix the breakfast
Wash the dishes, do the mopping

GIRL MICE:
And the sweeping and the dusting
They always keep her hopping

JACK:
She goes around in circles
Till she's very, very dizzy
Still they holler

GIRL MICE:
Keep a-busy Cinderelly!

We can do it, we can do it
We can help our Cinderelly
We can make her dress so pretty
There's nothing to it, really
We'll tie a sash around it
Put a ribbon through it
When dancing at the ball
She'll be more beautiful than all
In the lovely dress we'll make for Cinderelly

Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Gonna help our Cinderelly
Got no time to dilly-dally
We gotta get a-goin'

GUS:
I'll cut with these scissors!

JACK:
And I can do the sewing!

GIRL MOUSE:
Leave the sewing to the women
You go get some trimmin'

GIRL MICE:
And we'll make a lovely dress for
Cinderelly!

GIRL MICE & GUS:
We'll make a lovely dress for
Cinderelly!
~ sung by the Disney crowd