Sunday, August 21, 2016

Soup's On!

Hello, Dear One! Well, the soup is not really on but the tureen's are out!
 I have to admit, since spring I've been a bit of a lazy decorator. I got all inspired when spring came and I did decorate my home but I just kinda left it that way. Grandbabies were here, we traveled, I was PTing...you know, excuses! :) So I came into the dining room and tore it up! Took everything off the tops of every thing and out of everything and dusted and cleaned. Made me feel so good. But you can't leave a room nekked can you?
 I have a small collection of tureens and thought they might just look nice poked down upon my server, which I never named by the way. I do name some of my furniture pieces, do you? Well, I'm getting off topic.
Now you can see them a little bit better. I have a couple more chicken tureens that you've seen that are currently in my breakfast room hutch. There is one more tureen sitting in the middle of my table that you can see in the first snap.
All are white and picked up at different thrift shops through the years. It was fortunate for me and my tureen that they all had their ladles. Now that Fall is close upon us, I thought with all of my white here I could just add some pumpkins and such and I'd be all ready for the season.
You might see a little white cow creamer blending in with the tureens. I thought I needed a cute little cow creamer in the vignette. She is actually a bigger cow creamer. I love my cow creamers and have neglected them for some time. She wants to be Falled up too when the time comes.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Tonight you're mine completely
You give your love so sweetly
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes
But will you love me tomorrow

Is this a lasting treasure
Or just a moment's pleasure
Can I believe the magic of your sighs
Will you still love me tomorrow

Tonight with words unspoken
You say that I'm the only one
But will my heart be broken
When the night meets the morning sun

I'd like to know that your love
Is love I can be sure of
So tell me now and I won't ask again
Will you still love me tomorrow
Will you still love me tomorrow
Will you still love me tomorrow
Will you still love me tomorrow 

~ sung by Carole King

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fill My Cup

Hello, Dear Ones! Sometimes you just need to do a little decorating but it's gotta be  simple. I love simple, don't you?
My cooktop is on the island in my kitchen and I do like to have something pretty poked down to look at and make me happy when I'm cooking up some dinner. So I went down into my basement (I'm loving all of the storage down there!) and grabbed this oversized cup! I used to have a fruit topiary in it that I made over 20 years ago and had it sitting on the top of my fridge. No more topiary so I poked in some little greens. And there you have it - my little cup was filled up and it was easy peasy! 
 These snaps are fuzzy, but you can see my blue cup when it held the fruit topiary - the above when my kitchen was painted red and the below when I repainted it yellow. This was from my Galveston kitchen.
I wanted to leave you with this little snap - another fiddled snap job done with Dreamscope! I love it, don't you?

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Fill My Cup, Lord

 Like the woman at the well I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy;
And then I heard my Savior speaking:
"Draw from my well that never shall run dry".

Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!

There are millions in this world who are craving
The pleasures earthly things afford;
But none can match the wondrous treasure
That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.

Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!

So, my neighbor, if the things this world gave you
Leave hungers that won't pass away,
My blessed Lord will come and save you,
If you kneel to Him and humbly pray:

Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole
~ sung by many Christians

Monday, August 15, 2016

Milk Glass Obsession

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, fall is around the corner although I can't feel it yet, so I thought it was time to change things up in my china cabinet.
 I've been collecting Milk Glass for some time now and decided I would mass all I could together in my china cabinet.



I've opened up the doors so you can see it better. There's just something about Milk Glass that makes me happy...it's bright and white, comes in so many styles and shapes and you can absolutely use any and every piece at any time whether casually or formally. Like I said Milk Glass makes me happy!
Okie dokie, y'all sit down and stay for a spell as I have a lot of Milk Glass to show you.
 I've divided up each little section of the china cabinet so you can see my pieces better. At first I tried to put the individual patterns together but it just wouldn't work. So a mod podge of Milk Glass. Here you'll see my square cake plate, some compotes, sugar and creamers, salt and pepper shakers and candle sticks.
 Bubble glass and I'm not sure what the other patterns are. You know what? I don't care! :)
Just so you'll know - I'm smiling now! ;)
 I think my hobnail wedding basket was my very first piece of Milk Glass. I love it! There's a pretty candy dish sitting in the basket. That's a pretty Westmoreland Wedding Bowl candy dish in the back.
 More pretties and some Grape patterns.
 Love the Grape pattern and it seems the easiest to find. The little Milk Glass juicer was my little mothers.
 The little dish on the bottom left is a pattern called English Hobnail, lots of compotes in the back, two Lace patterned bowls sitting in my Westmoreland fruit bowl.
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More medium sized compotes and then two larger Teardrop patterned compotes. Okie dokie that seems to be all of the Milk Glass I have to show you that's in my china cabinet. Oh, did I tell you, I have more that wouldn't fit? I'll save that for another day! :) Love my Milk Glass.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Songs~ 

Milk Cow Blues

Well I woke up this mornin'
Looked outdoors
I can tell my milk cow
I can tell by the way she lows
If you see my milk cow
Please drive her on home
Cause I ain't had no milk and butter
Since that cows been gone

Well you gotta treat me right honey
Day by day
Get out your little prayer book
Get down upon your knees and pray
Cause you're gonna need me
You're gonna need my help someday
Lord you're gonna be sorry
You, you treated me this a way
Aw, now take it away boys
Sail on, sail on, sail on little gal, sail on
Sail on, sail on, sail on little gal, sail on
You're gonna keep right on sailing
Till you lose your happy home
Well good evening
Don't that sun look good going down
I said well good evening
Don't that sun look good going down
Don't that ol' army cot look lonely
When your lover ain't no place around
Well I tried everything baby
To get along with you
Now I'm gonna tell you
What I'm gonna do
I'm gonna stop my cryin'
Gonna leave you alone
And if you don't think I'm leavin' big momma
Just count the days I'm gone
You ain't gonna see me
You ain't gonna see my sweet face no more
Lord you gonna be wondering honey
Where in this world I've gone
Milk cow blues
~ sung by George Strait


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Seeing Red

Hello, Dear Ones. If you visit me very often you will know how much I love to play with my breakfast room hutch. It was time for a change. So, here goes...
 The hutch looks yellow against my yellow walls but it's actually a very soft light green. It's such a sweet soft color and acts like a neutral so anything I put in it looks good.
I wanted to use these little olden Rooster plates. I only have four and there are no markings of any kind on the back but oh they are so cute! I also have a few little small saucers and a couple of tiny bowls. As you can see these little Rooster plates are on the small size so I poked colorful plates behind them to add some interest. Besides the Rooster plates seemed to blend right in to the background when I placed them on the shelves. Couldn't have that.
Then I went out poodling in thrift shops and found the little creamer that matches! Oh, joy!
So a chick theme was developing, or maybe a Rooster thing. Yard birds for sure. I've added a couple of my hen tureens and then poked in a few of my olden chicks and Roosters. The two little green ones on the top right are sitting on an egg dish. I guess my favorite is the hen and her two little chicks on the bottom left hand side.
Then a quartet of more Yard Birds cute as pumpkin pie!
I just love using my scales. I really don't know how old this one is as she is still so pretty and bright with no scratches but she was a perfect place to set my little creamer.
Some greens on top and a couple more Yard Birds and I was done. As I stood back to take a look at my arrangement I realized how much the red showed up. I was seeing red! You know I just love the color red and seem to always have some around me. It makes me happy and I hope it makes you happy too.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Little Red Rooster

 I am the little red rooster
Too lazy to crow for day
I am the little red rooster
Too lazy to crow for day
Keep everything in the farm yard upset in every way
The dogs begin to bark and hounds begin to howl
Dogs begin to bark and hounds begin to howl
Watch out strange cat people
Little red rooster's on the prowl
If you see my little red rooster
Please drive him home
If you see my little red rooster
Please drive him home
Ain't had no peace in the farm yard
Since my little red rooster's been gone 

~ sung by The Rolling Stones

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Getting Back To Basics

Hello, Dear Ones. Well, it just dawned on me that my blog has gotten off track! I've been having a ball with my little miniatures and went back and counted and I've had 12 posts on miniatures just since June! This is a lifestyle blog and I've let my blog down. So I'll space out my mini posts. I think I've even lost a few viewers because it just came to me - not everyone is thrilled about looking at tiny little things! Can you believe it? So...
I decided I would put together a little vignette on my breakfast room table.
Not long ago we kept our little grandchildren while my daughter and son-in-law traveled to Portugal. Guess what they brought to me? A Portuguese Rooster napkin holder! He's so ugly, he's cute! You know what I mean. Yes, I know, the napkins look gaudy against his red but that's all I had.
I didn't have a pretty cake to put under the dome of my Jadeite cake stand so I just poked a little Rooster under there. Roosters always work.
And...you know how much I love Milk Glass so I just had to poke a little dish down and toss in some apples, faux of course.
One last snap to show you! Have you heard about the photo poodling program called Dreamscope? Well, it's free and it's fun. You can piddle with your snaps and that's just what I did and just for you!
Okie dokie, I may have some withdrawals but I promise I'll post other stuff and and space out my miniatures posts. I promise! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

 The song I'm leaving for you today was sung by Patience and Prudence and I wanted you to see how young and sweet looking they were. They had the sweetest little voices and their harmony was beautiful. Look them up on Youtube!

Gonna Get Along Without You Now

Mm-hum, mm-hum, gonna get along without you now
Mm-hum, my honey, mm-hum, my honey
Gonna get along without you now
You told me I was the neatest thing
You even asked me to wear your ring
Then you ran around with every girl in town
You never cared if it got me down
Mm-hum, mm-hum, gonna get along without you now
Mm-hum, my honey, mm-hum, my honey
Gonna get along without you now


Got along without you before I met you
Gonna get along without you now
Gonna find somebody who's twice as cute
'Cause I didn't like you anyhow
You told everybody that we were friends
But this is where our friendship ends
All of a sudden you changed your tune
You haven't been around since way last June
Mn-hum, mm-hum, gonna get along without you now
Got along without you before I met you
Gonna get along without you now
So long, my honey
Goodbye, my dear
Gonna get along without you now
~ Sung by Patience and Prudence

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Jadeite

Hello, Dear Ones! I almost forgot to thank you all for your comments on my last post about Instagram. I hope it helped some of you who have had questions like me! Okie dokie...

If you follow me you will know how much I love Jadeite!
 Here's one of my Jadeite Roosters and Hens on her nest. I saw on Susan's blog at Ash Tree Cottage a little Rooster and Hen just like mine but they were in miniature! Oh, Lord, have mercy! I almost fainted! I wanted those. I coveted those! I did ask for forgiveness. So what was I to do? Got online and went to town searching for miniature Jadeite! Guess what?
 I found them! I ordered them and they are just so cute and tiny and by the looks of this snap...fuzzy!
I'm really good at snapping fuzzy for you! Well, I was excited. :)
 Then my most gorgeous baby blues spied this little set ~ Jadeite candlesticks and a cake stand! Can you stand the cuteness?? I can hardly stand it and I see Tang can't either. She is staring at that cake stand waiting for it to hold a cake that is baking in the little oven! Little stinker!
Just a little more cuteness for my tiny little kitchen. I'm having a ball, can you tell? :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Gimme Dat Ding


That's right, That's right
I'm sad and blue
'Cause I can't do the Boogaloo
I'm lost, I'm lost
Can't do my thing
That's why I sing

Gimme, Gimme Dat Ding Ah...
Gimme Dat, Gimme Dat
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme Dat
Gimme Dat Ding, Gimme Dat
Gimme, Gimme Dat, Gimme Dat Ding
Gimme Dat, Gimme, Gimme Dat,
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Dat Ding (Oh Sing it one more time Momma)
Oh,Gimme Dat, Gimme Dat
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme Dat
Gimme Dat Ding, Gimme Dat
Gimme, Gimme Dat, Gimme Dat Ding
Gimme Dat, Gimme, Gimme Dat,
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Dat Ding (Ah, you ain't doin' that late at night)
Ah, what good's a metronome
Without a bell for ringing
Not once, can't anybody ever tell he's swinging
How can you tell the rythmn written on the bar
How can you ever hope to know where you are?
~ sung by The Pipkins


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Well, I did it!

Hello, Dear Ones! I admit it, I am a copy cat and if I see you all doing something - I want to do it too
I'm going to show you my mailbox flowers to give you a little pretty before I give you my rant.



For some time now I've been seeing on your blogs "Follow me on Instagram". Hmm...otay (that's okay in grandson language). So I popped over to visit Stacey who blogs at Poofing the Pillows and was reading her post and she said you can follow up with what's going on with me on Instagram. I popped over and was looking at her Instas and joined.


I have no idea why but I decided I needed to be an Instagrammie too because so many of you are doing it, you know, copy cat syndrome. So last night I was trying to figure out how to do all the things. I did manage to post a snap and another this morning. Now this is where I need all of you wonderful Instagrammies to tell me.

   1. Why do you do Instagram? I know most of us are on Facebook and we post snaps so why 
       Instagram?
   2. Is Instagram just another time stealer? You know what I mean!  :)
   3. Do you post every day?
   4. Do you always use your phone to snap with or do you use your camera and just email the snaps 
       and save to your phone library?
   5. What kinds of pictures do you snap? I was clicking away following all of you whom I could and 
       noticed a lot of the snaps are the same as your blog. Help me!
   6.  Am I just crazy or did you have some of these same questions when you started?

Well, that's my post for being a newbie Instagrammie. Any help you want to give me I'll take it! Am I just being a silly? Don't answer that!  

Hope you like my pretty cone flowers and Black Eyed Susies. This is one of the spots at our house that actually gets some sun! ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

19th Nervous Breakdown

 You're the kind of person you meet at certain dismal dull affairs.
Center of a crowd, talking much too loud running up and down the stairs.
Well, it seems to me that you have seen too much in too few years.
And though you've tried you just can't hide your eyes are edged with tears.

You better stop, look around,
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes.
Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown.

When you were a child you were treated kind
But you were never brought up right.
You were always spoiled with a thousand toys but still you cried all night.
Your mother who neglected you owes a million dollars tax.
And your father's still perfecting ways of making sealing wax.

You better stop, look around,
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes.
Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown.

Oh, who's to blame, that girl's just insane.
Well nothing I do don't seem to work,
It only seems to make matters worse. Oh please.

You were still in school when you had that fool who really messed your mind.
And after that you turned your back on treating people kind.
On our first trip I tried so hard to rearrange your mind.
But after a while I realized you were disarranging mine.

You better stop, look around,
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes.
Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown.

Oh, who's to blame, that girl's just insane.
Well nothing I do don't seem to work,
It only seems to make matters worse. Oh please.

When you were a child you were treated kind
But you were never brought up right.
You were always spoiled with a thousand toys but still you cried all night.
Your mother who neglected you owes a million dollars tax.
And your father's still perfecting ways of making sealing wax.

You better stop, look around,
Here it comes
Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown.
Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown.
Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown.
Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown.
Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown.
Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown.
~ sung by The Rolling Stones