Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm Back!! :)

Oh, Dearest Ones! I'm so glad to be back with you! I didn't have a virus in my puter, but just some messed up files that the little tech guy at Dell helped me fix!! I'm so glad someone is so smart with puters! So the little graphic says it all - I love you, Dear Ones! Now that I've met you all, I can't live without you!

Okay, now on with the show! It's Blue Monday!
The sweetest Smiling One, Sally,is our hostess
for this event every Monday. Make sure you go
to her blog and see all of the Blueness!

Today I'm going to show you a wreath I made a few years ago. I had seen one Martha Stewart had made using vintage glass ornaments and fell in love with it!
Now, if I were going to go to all the trouble of making this wreath, I certainly was not going to use glass ornaments just to see my creation bust up in a few years. So, I went and purchased a Styrofoam wreath and wrapped it in cream colored ribbon. I shopped and shopped for plastic ornaments to use - pretty ones, plain ones, big ones, little ones and got out my glue gun and went to town!

Now you can see it! This is a bad angle because you can see a bit of the ribbon on the left side. I should find some more little ornaments and glue them in. The wreath is really much prettier in person but you get the idea. I have it in a different place this year and will share that with you a little later.

I must tell you something! For those who visit me often you know we've been waiting for our new floor tiles to be installed! Well, we have a new floor! Hallelujah! I'm so happy! We really love it and I will show it to you in a few days. On Wednesday we're getting new carpet for the living and dining rooms which are on each side of the entry with the new flooring! Now, you know what that means!! My baby grand piano and all of my living room furniture has to be moved. I have to unload my china cabinet, my buffet and my server of many of my dishes! Yikes! I have a few dishes. So I'm going to be a bit busy. Bear with me... :)

But this brings me to a little award that was passed out by Dear Gollum, the most famous author who knows everything about everything. If you're not familiar with her, you must go visit She understands us 'dish gals'. She's a dish gal herself. Thank you Dear Gollum for this wonderful Dish Addict Award!

Happy Blue Monday and be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

The Christmas Wreath

Our Christmas wreaths
Are fat and round
Made of woodsy things
We found.
We tied brown cones
Upon the green
And stuck red berries
In between.
Upon the wreath
For our front door We tied red ribbon from a store.

~sung by - I don't have a clue :)


  1. I'm so glad that you were able to join in today, and you even have a gorgeous wreath with Blue to share! Happy Blue Monday!

    You did not permalink, and people may have trouble finding the post after today. See rule #3.

  2. Pickle girl I am so glad you got the putor up and running a girl can go without her lipstick but not her putor..WOW what a mess you have t be in getting new carpet and floors..we just did that in April and I had stuff on top of stuff in this house..and I know what you mean about dishes,,,hope you have a great day and I love your BLUE wreath...your right up there with Martha...hugs and smiles Gloria

  3. Morning Mz Sheila,

    A happy blue Monday to you! What a beautiful wreath and if anyone deserves a dish addict award it's you :).

    Christmas Hugs,
    Kathi :)

  4. glad you got it all figured out, so you can do your wonderful posts. I love the wreath you made and I just can't wait to see the pics of your home. I know it's going to be a showplace.

    Love ya,

  5. Your wreath is GORGEOUS....great job on it! I LOVE your little mouse because we do all live in the

    What a perfect award for you...a dish award. I know you had a bunch of stuff to move to get carpet installed....hopefully that will go smoothly and you will have it all ready for Christmas.

  6. Morning Shelia~ Love your wreath but you know what makes me really happy? Your back~ & I love Dell techy's, too. :) They helped me a few weeks ago....could not get on-line. I was having I can't wait to see your new floors....WOOHOOO~ I'm excited for you!

    Hugs~ J

  7. I am so happy to hear you didn't have a virus. It's wonderful seeing you here this morning.

    I can't wait to see all your changes at home. I know it's gorgeous.

    Loved the wreath...Happy Blue Monday!

  8. Sure, the Dell guy knew what to do but you deserve all the credit because you were able to understand his instructions!

    I love your wreath and who would know the ornaments weren't glass. It is so beautiful.

    I can't wait to see your new flooring!

  9. Yay, Shelia's back!! I'm so anxious to see your new floors... I'll be thinking of you though while you are having to pack up all your treasures... ;-) Bo

  10. Good morning Sweetheart... You are too cute for words... I know how excited you must be about your new flooring being done... and what a lot of work for your new carpet being put in... But just think how magnificent it will all look when complete... Don't you just love the dish award Gollum handed out... I was not going to take it since all my dishes are in storage (nothing like you guys have) but she told me to. I loved your wreath... you did good. Have a wonderful day and I love ya...


  11. Welcome home Miss Shelia. IM so glad that ugly bug didnt get your computer. ((hugs))...Susie

  12. Shelia, sorry you have to be moving so much stuff but it sounds like it is worth the effort!
    Great idea with the wreath, it is also much lighter and easier to hang with plastic ornaments instead of the glass.
    C ya soon, B.

  13. whew ! I sure am glad your puter wasn't sick ! I know you are glad to have that new floor down .You are really getting a good Christmas present !

  14. Welcome back! We've missed your Shelianess! I'm glad you 'puter is fixed. I love your wreath!...Debbie

  15. Oh I'm so happy you got your computer woes taken care of! Welcome back. Your wreath looks great. Yikes, empty your china cabinet!!! How nice to get new flooring though :0)
    Love the dish award and the motto buy a dish and save a tree...That's the kind of "green" I can get into!

  16. I am so glad you got your flooring. And that dish award is absolutely the best. Congrats..

  17. Yay!! You are back! What a relief to have you puter back and running again. I love the blue wreath. So pretty! Can't wait to see how your floors turn out. Good luck with all the moving you have to do to get ready. Happy Blue Monday!

  18. The problem I have with Martha is everything has to be "real". I'm sorry but I live in the "real" world without housekeepers, maids, and a staff to do my bidding. I opt for practical every time.
    Your wreath is far more practical than it would be if made of glass. It is gorgeous. You can continue to enjoy it for many years to come without worrying that something will break and ruin it.

  19. That is lovely! Great job!

  20. Hello Sheila, Happy Blue Monday! I love that blue wreath and all your other Christmas decorations in your past posts.
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  21. So glad you are back! I've been moving china, computers, furniture for the painters so I sympathize! Your wreath is so bright & pretty. Glad you are happy with the flooring and blessings to you the rest of the week.

  22. Your wreath is just lovely, I can only imagine what it looks like in real life! I'm SO very happy that your flooring has been installed, and that you are happy with it! I can't wait for your wonderful new carpet to be installed, then you will be finished with all of this! I'm so sorry you will have to move all your furniture, and unload your dishes. But don't worry, Chloe Dawn will be right there under foot to help you!!

    By the way, how is your mother's condominium coming along?

  23. I love your wreath, I love your award, I'll love your new flooring, but most of all I love having your smiling face back here with all of us.

  24. Oh!~ I think getting new flooring is absolutely the most work. EVERYTHING has to be moved, but it is so worth it. It's a busy week for you - take time for yourself!! Sally

  25. Good afternoon Shelia, I'm glad your up and running again. I missed you. Congratulations on your award! I'm glad your flooring is finally going to be in. I know what a stress that can be. Your wreath is so pretty! It kind of puts the little door wreath I made to shame LOL I hope you have a lovely day! Hugs to you, your family, and your precious little Chloe from Charli and me.

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  28. All is well and I'm so happy for you..and I love the wreath. It's beautiful. Have a happy Monday and a lovely week.

  29. So glad you're back in business Shelia. I love your wreath, and Woo Hoo about your floor tiles being down!

  30. Oh I love that blue wreath! And you deserve that award. Glad you got the computer working.

  31. I'm glad your computer troubles are fixed!!! I hope it stays "healthy"!

    The wreath you made is beautiful! I can see how it sparkles in the picture.

    Oh, and how nice to finally have the new floor in. I don't envy you and the job of cleaning out your hutch! Good luck with that!

    take care,

  32. Your wreath turned out beautifully! Congratulations on your award, and I am SO glad your computer is up and running again. I missed you. laurie

  33. Thank you for my card, tags and lovely pin! I got it today in the mail. I sent my Friday and Saturday. Not sure if you have gotten yours or not. Hopefully your have. Have a great evening hon!

  34. Got that right, chick, virtual friends are easier to take care of!!LOL

  35. Glad you're back and up and running A-okay! Adore that wreath! It looks fantastic on your beautiful front door. I can't wait to see your new flooring! If anyone deserves a Dish Award it is you! Hope you are having a great day! ~ Robyn

  36. I think the wreath is beautiful Shelia!! I'm so happy you got your new floors :)

    Oh and I'm not a stinker anymore LOL
    Come see!!!!


  37. Hi Glenda! You're right, we might all could be Marthas if we had her staff. Well, we may not want to be Marthas! lol She does have some good ideas! Thanks for the visit. Did you get to attend Susan's Cookie Swap party?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  38. Happy Blue Monday Shelia
    I'm so glad your back.
    I have been emailing you and no answer boo hoo for me.
    I'm a snapping diva I have my picture for you.
    It's on my blog. Do I go ahead now and send you them?
    Claudie from Canada
    P.S. LOVE your wreath.

  39. Hello dear Sheila, I am so glad your computer is working. I have been out of town for a few days and just arrived home late last night. Today I am getting ready for cookie day on Weds. I'll post about it later. Boy do I have some catching up to do. My visits are so behind.

    Now, for your last two posts. Your wreath is gorgeous. Martha Stewart would be proud of you. It really looks like glass and I wouldn't have known the difference.

    Wow, your collection of Russian dolls are simply fabulous Sheila. You must have been collecting them for a long time. Their faces are all so different with a distinct personality. I always thought they all looked alike. I was wrong.

    Yea, your floor is done and next carpet. I do not envy you unloading all those dishes etc. What a way to do spring cleaning. smiling BIG. That is the most positive part of getting new carpet.

    Everything is new again. I'll be thinking of you dear one.

    Christmas love...Love

  40. I understand the computer issues mine is so slow and needs fixing but I can't live without it even for a DAY! I love your blue wreath;) Maybe santa will bring me a new one??? he he a girl can wish! French;)

  41. Sheila, I'm so glad you're back up and running. Congrats on your new flooring. I know it's going to look great. Don't over do unloading all of your beautiful dishes.. I love the wreath..will have to put that on the list of things to do..hugs ~lynne~

  42. So glad your computer is feeling better! And I am so freaked out that your wreath turned out so pretty. I tried making one and mines such a big old mess I don't even dare post it! Can't wait to see the new floors!

  43. That wreath looks really good!! :-)
    Must've been fun to make too! :-)

    Glad to have you back!



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