Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Celebration

Hello, Dear Ones! I thought I would stop with all of my Falling around and share with you the great celebration we had last weekend. We drove to Maryland to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. Precious' sister and her hubby's renewal of vows at their church.
 They attend a beautiful little church. Now my sister-in-law, Kathy (affectionately called Sissa), worked very hard to make this day very memorable. It was such a beautiful day. Shh...the ceremony is about to begin.
 We're all ready to be cued in for our entrances.
The soloist as she sang 'Ave Maria'. She had the most beautiful voice.
 The Priest, Bob, my brother-in-law, his best man and his three sons as the groomsmen.
Here come the bridesmaids...Sheridan.
 Mimi and she made all of the cupcakes, cookies and the wedding cake.
 The matron of honor, Kathy, Bob's sister.
 Very special to have two little ring bearers, Adrian who is the grandson of Sissa and Bob and then Lucas the grandson of Kathy, the matron of honor.
Just to show you the ring bearer pillows. They were prettier in person and I made them. You know how talented I am.
Then the most beautiful little flower girl in the world - my little Carter. You know how important it is to hold your mouth just so and then you can hold the flower basket perfectly! :) I have to brag on her sweet little dress as I made it and it turned out so pretty. She was so proud of herself.
 This photo was from a phone and isn't as clear but I wanted to show you her 'wedding hair'. We put it up in a french twist and added a flower.
 My little darling. How I love her.
 Mr. Precious was very proud to walk his sister down the aisle. Now I hope she won't shoot me but I have to brag on her. You would never believe how old/young she is. She is 75! Can you believe it? She is just beautiful and looked so pretty in her famous wedding dress.
A kiss on the cheek and the renewal of vows begun.
 The renewed couple!
 There was a little reception in the church. Look at those beautiful cupcakes.
 A little snap with our little Campie.
 The bride's maid, Mimi, on the left made the goodies. 
Now this is so very exciting. Do you see the lovely lady on the right? Well, she has been reading my blog for years and years and I finally got to meet her! This was so special and when we were talking she said, "There's Mr. Precious!" So Carol if you're reading this - HI!!!!
 Our daughter, Angela and Carter. We didn't get one picture of our son-in-law. Campie started cutting up so much he was taken back to the hotel. I guess little boys will be little 3 year old boys.
Then it was on to the restaurant for a nice time of introductions and stories...not to mention - food!
Mr. Precious was the emcee with the mostest!

 The ladies of the bridal party.
The guys of the wedding party.
 The most beautiful little flower girl in the world. Carter told her mother before she was called up, "When Bubba introduces me, everyone will know my name!" Yes, she calls her grandfather Bubba!
 Introducing the handsome little ring bearers. These little guys hit it off and had a great time.
 Here are two of the sons from the renewed ones. The one on the left is giving the toast to his mom and dad.
 Cutting the beautiful cake. Look at Sissa's tiara! When she came out with it on Carter ran up to her and I think she thought Sissa would give it to her! You know girls and jewels!
 At the end we were entertained by the renewed grooms cousin.
 Renewed love.
One more snap as we left the restaurant. What a beautiful day and we're so proud of Sissa and Bob and getting to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with them.

I'm sharing with Life and Linda for Dishing It and Digging It
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll spare you a Note Song since this post was so long...but just leave humming 'The Wedding March'.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Falling in the Dining Room

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, you may want to put your sunshades on as I fiddled with some of my snaps trying to brighten them up a bit. Even though bright outside, it's so hard to catch the right light for a good snap. Just a warning!
 Okie dokie, a simple centerpiece on my dining room table. I love simple, don't you?
 Now! Put on your shades!! Told 'ya! But I do have these two cute little hand painted candlesticks complete with candles which are the color of the season.
 I've placed all of my things on this little crocheted piece made by my little grandmother many many years ago. It's perfect for this time of year. There are a few medallions missing on one end. I have often wondered why she didn't complete it. She's in heaven so I'll have to ask her one day when I get there.
Grab you shades again! Now I did want to show you that pretty tureen. While on our looooooooooooooong RV road trip, I did my best to pop into thrift shops as much as I could. Well on this particular day, don't know where we were, I found this tureen for $4.99! Can't beat that and now I have another to add to my collection.
Peeping over to the china cabinet filled with Milk Glass, you'll see I just poked a few little pun'kins in there. Oh, recently I added some greens to the top left hand side of the china cabinet. You can't see it very well in this snap, but there are also trailing vines hanging down and I like the look.
 Now just turn around and you'll see the sideboard. You've seen this also with my tureens on it. Again, I just poked down three little glass pun'kins and I was done! Love that.
Lets see, I have these five tureens on the sideboard, my new one on the table and another that just wouldn't fit anywhere. I have three hen tureens, two large and one little. Do you think I have enough tureens now? Probably not! :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

A Whiter Shade of Pale

 We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
But the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
The waiter brought a tray

And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face, at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale

She said, there is no reason
And the truth is plain to see.
But I wandered through my playing cards
And would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might have just as well've been closed
And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face, at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale

She said, I'm home on shore leave,
Though in truth we were at sea
So I took her by the looking glass
And forced her to agree
Saying, you must be the mermaid
Who took Neptune for a ride.
But she smiled at me so sadly
That my anger straightway died

And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face, at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale

If music be the food of love
Then laughter is its queen
And likewise if behind is in front
Then dirt in truth is clean
My mouth by then like cardboard
Seemed to slip straight through my head
So we crash-dived straightway quickly
And attacked the ocean bed

And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face, at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale
~ sung by Procol Harum