Monday, June 30, 2008

Come On A My House...

...I'll give you candy! Well, actually I don't have any candy, but I do have some peanut butter cookies! I'm so glad you've popped back in for a visit. Sit down and we'll have a nice little chat.

If you know me very well, you know I kinda love the roosters. They're so silly and cute! But roosters can be elegant, too ~ see these pretty little dishes? Too bad all I have of this design are the dessert plates.
Would you like a glass of peach tea? That's about all Mr. Precious and I drink with our meals. Those pink depression glasses are very old and even have a few bubbles in the glass.

Now look at this cute little sugar scuttle. I had never seen one of these, or if I had, didn't know what it was until I saw my friend, Susan (MoonlightandMagnolias at Rate My Space) had one. You must go visit her. She has the most beautiful dishes and really knows how to set up vignettes. Well, I was out junk shopping and saw this one and just knew I had to have it! So here it is in all it's little silver glory ~ minus the sugar scoop. I just put in one of my little spoons.

Would you like another peanut butter cookie?

How about a little more ice in your peach tea? Do you like how I'm using the little crystal candy dish? It's just perfect for a few cubes of ice, don't cha think?

Don't you just love cookie parties?

Yes, my little Chloe Dawn, you may have a puppy cookie, too!

Now I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Come On-a My House

Come on-a my house my house, I'm gonna give you candy
Come on-a my house, my house
I'm gonna give a you Apple a plum and apricot-a too eh
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house
I'm gonna give a you Figs and dates and grapes and cakes eh
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house a come on
Come on-a my house, my house
I'm gonna give you candy
Come on-a my house, my house
I'm gonna give you everything

~Rosemary Clooney(did you know she was Geroge Clooney's aunt?)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Word

I'm on my way to church this morning and just thought I would show you a
picture of my Bible I carried to church every Sunday as a child. It's so worn and frayed, but I think it's still beautiful. I don't know if you can see it or not in this picture, but I drew some lovely eyelashes for Jesus. I'm sure he appreciated my efforts. Have a blessed day and I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
When I feel afraid and I think I've lost my way
Still, you're right there beside me
Nothing will I fear as long as you are near
Please be near me to the end
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet And a light unto my path
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet And a light unto my path
I will not forget your love for me and yet
My heart forever is wandering
Jesus be my guide and hold me to your side
And I will love you to the end
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
~Micheal W. Smith & Amy Grant

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Back Door Guests Are Always Best

Hi there! I've just returned home from a short bike ride and here you are coming for a visit at my back door! Well, let me put the kick stand down and we'll go inside. Oh, but first ~ look ~ I painted my awful old beat up white door red! Don't you just love red?!

And I knew you were coming and so I put together a little flower arrangement for the door. Don't think it's going to work though, the cone is metal and it's trying to scratch up my freshly painted door!
Oh, were you ringing my little rabbit dinner bell to see if I were home? Isn't it cute? I found it at Marshall's. Don't you just love that place?

Oops! We have to walk through the laundry room to get to the kitchen and I forgot to spruce it up! Well, there's clothes all over, shoes, a bag of dog food I haven't put up get the picture. So, please just cover your eyes and promise me you won't peek!

Ok, now we're in the kitchen. If you visit HGTV's Rate My Space you may recognize my kitchen and I post under the name Picklepoo. So you see my little kitchen. It's certainly not grand and oh so modern like a lot of kitchens ~ it's just my little kitchen. Our house is almost 40 years old and thus a 40 year old kitchen! But I like it. So look around a bit.

Hope you've enjoyed looking at my little kitchen. Thought we would have had a remodel by now but it hasn't happened. Hopefully soon we can be making some changes. Thanks for the visit!

Shelia ;)

OOPS! Forgot to leave you a Note Song!

If I knew you were coming I'd a baked a cake
Baked a cake, baked a cake
If I knew you were coming I'd baked a cake
How'd ya do, how'd ya do, how'd ya do?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Good morning! Since I'm new to Blogland, I thought I would show you around my neighborhood a bit. If you love old homes I think you'll like the tour. Ok, hop in and be sure to fasten your seat belts! Ready? We'll stop for some breakfast treats and then we'll be on our way!

This little guy wants us to come and play! Well, maybe just a swish on the old tire swing!

This little shotgun house just proves 'home is what you make of it!"

Well, that's the end of our homes tour today. We may do this again another time. I had fun and hope you did, too!

Oh, my goodness! Chloe Dawn, are you just tuckered out, sweetie?

We'll just let her sleep and I'll send you home with a Note Song ~

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood...

...a beautiful day for a neighbor.

Would you be mine?

Could you be mine?

Be a bunch of sweeties


Tiptoeing Into Blogland

Hello everyone! I have been visiting so many of you in Blogland and have been so inspired by you that I thought I would tiptoe ever so softly into this wonderful place! Bear with me as I learn how to do this, but I am up for the challenge!

So I would like to introduce myself to you - my name is Shelia and this is my husband, Mr. Precious! We love each other dearly and enjoy traveling and sharing adventures together. I'll share more on that a little later.

We have two married children and they have given us three granddogs! Oh, well, grandchildren are grandchildren even if they have fuzzy faces! ;)

Next I would love to introduce you to our cherished dog child, Chloe Dawn. She is the apple of our eye, spoiled rotten and has a very special stubborn streak! We love her! She is my true little companion and my shadow! Meet the little dahling...

Well, toodeloo for now and I'll see you tomorrow.

I'm leaving you with a little Note Song:

Getting to know you, Getting to feel free and easy.

When I am with you, Getting to know what to say

Haven't you noticed Suddenly I'm bright and breezy

Because of all the beautiful and new Things I'm learning about you

Day by day.

~Getting To Know You, by Oscar Hammerstein

Be a bunch of sweeties...Shelia