Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

 Hello, Dear Ones and Happy Thanksgiving! I just had to pop in to show you the snow that happened yesterday! Isn't it gorgeous? It started snowing at 11am and continued the rest of the day up into the night!
 Of course, Mr. Precious and I had to take a tiny ride around the neighborhood to check it all out!
 As the sun was setting in the west, I poked on my wellies and tromped out in the white stuff to take some snaps! A couple of days ago we put up our outside Christmas lights! I'm so glad we did as it would be too cold now! We're so talented like that, you know!
Again, I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving! We are so blessed to be here and our little bunch will be coming over for Thanksgiving! :) Gotta put my bird on!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"
And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"
And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"
Give thanks
We give thanks to You oh Lord
We give thanks

~ by Don Moen

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Table

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so excited to share with you today my first tablescape in our new/old house! I've set the table all up in the dining room for Thanksgiving!
 The dishes I'm using belonged to my little Mother. I wanted to celebrate the season in her memory because when I was about 13 years old, my Daddy took me to pick out dishes for Mother. He literally let me pick out the pattern and this is what I choose. We would only eat off these dishes at special times and this Thanksgiving will be so special being here with our little family!
 I was really happy with the way my centerpiece turned out. I wanted to put together something I could remove easily so I grabbed a silver tray and went to town.
I just poked as many pine cones under my cloche that I could and then started adding things til I got it the way I wanted it.
 I sprinkled some leaves and sparkly topped acorns on the table. Also a few little bird tea light holders but the little birds decided to hold little pumpkins and gourds.
 I realized I haven't shown you the dining room yet! We need a rug for under the table and I have some lovely drapes to hang up but alas they are still folded up in the bottom of my closet! But the wallpaper got removed in here and the walls were painted Biscuit by Sherwin Williams and the wainscoting got a fresh coat of white paint. I've added the snap of the way the dining room looked before the redo...
It wasn't really horrible, just not my style. Now we still have that bejeweled disco ball chandy and that was going to be top priority to get changed out. Didn't happen, but it will eventually.
 I moved my six legged table in here with my Dead Dog Lamp to make room in the living room for the Christmas tree! Yea!
 Again, why change something if it works for you. I loved my wall of china in my old house and I repeated it here too. I was actually able to hang more plates on the wall since it's a larger space than I had before and...I just may add some more because I can! :) You're seeing some Christmas kissing crystals hanging on the knobs of the server ~ one for me and one for my daughter.
 My simple little fallen vignette ~ my favorite Rooster and some pun'kins!
I want to thank all of you, my sweet followers, old ones and new ones for taking the time to visit me each week. I pray you all have a blessed Thanksgiving with friends and family. Don't we all have so much to be thankful for?  I'll be seeing you after Thanksgiving as I need to start getting my act together to cook!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)
 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Wonderful Merciful Savior

 Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
Oh you rescue the souls of men
Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost the way
Oh, we've hopelessly lost the way
You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for
Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh, we're falling before Your throne

Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
Oh you rescue the souls of men

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost the way
Oh, we hopelessly lost the way

You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for

Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh, we're falling before Your throne

~ sung by Selah


Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Den Redo

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so enjoying seeing your Fallen decorations and I have wanted to join in but I'm a bit behind! But I can show you one side of the den that's finished. It's so funny, but the den in our new/old house is very similar to the den in our old one! This one is smaller but if you've followed me for very long you'll see the similarities.

Okie dokie...
This is the after. We had the dark wood paneled walls and the backs of the builtins painted Benjamin Moore's Natural Wicker, the bookshelves and trim painted white. So much better. Now look at the before...
 I know! I know! The rooms, well the walls, in this house were so 'not us' but we liked the house and knew it was a well built house. I can see beyond 'yuck'! I really can.
 Doesn't it look so much better? We started to just leave all of our chairs behind and buy new ones but decided to bring the little rocker and ottoman on left and only one recliner that's on the right and they work just fine.
 This is a blurry snap but you can see how the builtins looked before.
 The after...and so much better. Sorry about the cords ~ one of Mr. Precious' Boise speakers! :) I have more shelves in these builtins than the ones that were in our old house but they're not very deep or very high so some things I thought would fit just wouldn't. We took off the old copper colored hardware and I sprayed painted them. I kinda like the hinges popping out at me each day like that! :) My little Staffys are spread about between the two sides.
 Now I can show you some Falleness on my mantel.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! :) I poked my plain olden mirror up on the wall above the mantel just like I did in my other den. It seems to disappear a little more on the painted wall. I know it's not a very pretty mirror but it belonged to my Aunt Alma who loved me so and left me her Fostoria when she passed away. I loved her too! Oh, I do plan on painting the brass surround on the opening of the fireplace. Was gonna do it two months ago but just didn't!
 I poked up some Staffeys as they have on their Fallen colors.
 A mantel clock, a couple of pumpkins and some leaves and I was done! Oh, I poked up a little wreath over the mirror. I don't have the other side of the den ready to show you yet because this is the room that my little grandchildren play in and that's the messy side! :)
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)
 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Where Do The Children Play

Well I think it's fine, building jumbo planes.
Or taking a ride on a cosmic train.
Switch on summer from a slot machine.
Get what you want to if you want, 'cause you can get anything.

I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

Well you roll on roads over fresh green grass.
For your lorryloads pumping petrol gas.
And you make them long, and you make them tough.
But they just go on and on, and it seems you can't get off.

Oh, I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

When you crack the sky, scrapers fill the air.
Will you keep on building higher
'til there's no more room up there?
Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?
Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die?

I know we've come a long way,
We're changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

~ sung by Cat Stevens

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Birthday Celebrations


Hello, Dear Ones! Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? I apologize for not posting much the last few months. I hate to say it but this move has kicked my bum! :) I don't seem to be able to get much done! I guess I have to admit, I'm not as young as I used to be. Well, one day I'll have this house together but until then...I'll share some snaps from a wonderful birthday celebration. Little Campie turned one year old and his other grandpa turned 70 so there was a joint birthday party.
Did you catch it? I misspelled 'birthday' but didn't realize it until I put up my post. Told you I was getting old! :)
 Campie and Grampie donned with birthday hats!
 Family snaps...
 More family snaps...Campie says, what's going on? :)
 There is so much preparation for a birthday party and wrapping presents is the most fun!
 But the most fun is unwrapping the presents with a little help from big sister.
And finally, the birthday cake. Made especially for little Campie by his mother. She left off the icing because she knew he would dig right in and he did. He ended up taking both little chubby hands and just stated to knead the cake, or course with a handful to poke into his little mouth from time to time! 

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)
 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Birthday

You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too--yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party.

I would like you to dance--Birthday
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance-Birthday
I would like you to dance--Birthday
Dance

You say it's your birthday
Well it's my birthday too--yeah
You say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

~ sung by Paul McCartney

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Barbie Mondays

Hello Dear Ones! Just wanted you to know if you came by last week and commented, I may not have gotten back to you. But I have a good reason...we hopped a train (Amtrak) and I got to sleep for the first time on the train, then we hopped off the train in New Orleans and stayed the night at the Royal Hotel on Royal Street in the French Quarter, then we hopped back on the train and got off in Houston, took a little ride to Galveston, spent two nights in The Little House (our little condo) then we packed a few more little things and poked them into Mr. Precious' old Mercedes and then we were going to head back to New York. He wanted his old car so much. But the day before we left Galveston there was a funny sound coming from the car. Long story short - the water pump broke and caused a belt to break - bye bye $700! So God protected us from this happening on the road and so far so good. I haven't had any time to post but we're in Winchester, Kentucky, tonight and we have wifi so I thought I would bring you another Barbie Monday. What a life! :)

Okie dokie...
 Like I said earlier, when I made these Barbie clothes all of my fabric had been packed so I went and bought some more so you've seen many outfits made from the same fabric and this is one of them ~ a little country cowgirl looking outfit.
I do just love this sweet little red and white fabric and it made a cute little 3/4 length sleeved shirt.
To finish off her little outfit, Barbie had to have a blue jean skirt. I added the red and white trim around the hem of her skirt! Now if she only had some boots she could go boot scoottin'! :)

Now, same Barbie and same fabric! But here she is all dressed up in this darling little dress. I love this pattern and made quite a few dresses from it.
 It has a little boat neck and is sleeveless. You can tell by her face she feels special dressed in it.
 Barbie is getting tired and has stopped modeling for me and has sat down! I asked her if she would just turn once more so I could snap her picture?
Barbie shouts, "Let me outta here!" She must be from New York and she does need some shoes! :) Oh well, life goes on!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)
I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Desmond has a barrow in the market place
Molly is the singer in a band
Desmond says to Molly "girl I like your face"
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand

Ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on
Ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on

Desmond takes a trolley to the jewellers stores
Buys a twenty carat golden ring (Golden ring?)
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing (Sing)

Ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on
Ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on, yeah (No)

In a couple of years they have built
A home sweet home
With a couple of kids running in the yard
Of Desmond and Molly Jones
(Ah ha ha ha ha ha)

Happy ever after in the market place
Desmond lets the children lend a hand (Arm! Leg!)
Molly stays at home and does her pretty face
And in the evening she still sings it with the band

Yes, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on (Ha ha ha)
Hey, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on

In a couple of years they have built
A home sweet home
With a couple of kids running in the yard
Of Desmond and Molly Jones
(Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha)

Yeah, happy ever after in the market place
Molly lets the children lend a hand (Foot!)
Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face
And in the evening she's a singer with the band

Yeah, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on
Yeah, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
La-la how the life goes on

And if you want some fun
Take ob-la-di ob-la-da

~ sung by The Beatles