Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm Back With Bells On and Tablescape Thursday!

Hello, Dearest Ones!! I'm back with bells on! Can you hear them? Ting a ling a ling!!

Oh, how I've missed you! I appreciated reading all of your comments and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your sweet kind words! You are all so very special to me.

Now, I must tell you about my blogging break! Mr. Precious and I went to Washington to visit our daughter and son-in-law and what a wonderful time we had! We poked Mother into an assisted living place as a guest while we were gone. Well, we didn't actually "poke" her in there - we gently "poked" her in a sweet little apartment for a week. You know I'm kidding about the "poking"! She had a marvelous time herself!

More about my trip later, but I wanted to share a little tiny Tablescape with you - after all - it's Thursday! So I hope Dear Dish Diva Susan at Between Naps on the Porch won't kick me out for not doing a full bodied tablescape! My bells are still ringing - ting a ling a ling!



I have a little Easter tablescape vignette for you, just sweet and simple. If you know me, I'm don't do simple very often! :) Just a little tray filled with Easter sweetness sitting on a round crocheted doily.
Just a little Easter tureen - a lettuce bowl sitting on a little lettuce plate with little tiny adorable bunnies popping out of the lid! Aren't they precious?!
Just some of my JoAnn shop Easter egg cups filled with faux eggs! Shh...don't tell the little bunnies!
Just a nice creamy jug filled with faux yellow tulips! Again, please don't tell the bunnies because you know I love my fauxs and they really do love me! Hope you've enjoyed my little Easter tablescape vignette! Don't forget to visit our Dear Dish Diva Susan to see beautiful tables that will knock your socks off!

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Now you know I have to show you a bit of my trip. I don't want to bore you, but I am so excited that we were able to visit our Darling Daughter so I have to milk this just a bit! My bells are still ringing! Listen...ting a ling a ling!! :)

No matter how old our Darling Daughter is, she'll always be our baby! Here she is sitting in Daddy's lap in all of her 34 years of babyness! :)
This is our most lovely granddog, Finnley! He's smiling for the camera! He's so proud of his little pearly whites! He's a chocolate English lab and really is adorable! They got him as a puppy when they lived in England.
You know how important 'snapping' is to me. I'm even letting you see me in all of my tired wornoutness, puffy eyes and all...but my joyness is overflowing - snapping with my baby!
On with the sightseeing...





We ate the best crab cakes in the world!! Yummyness!

Downtown Seattle, Washington

Down by the water to Pike's Market
The very first Starbucks




Posing for a bit of funness...
More posing, more funness
Being silly for Mommy. People say she's takes after me, wonder what they mean? :)
My baby! I have to be careful...son-in-law doesn't like me to post his picture. I did slip a couple in, but don't tell him! :)

Oh, it's so good to be back Dear Ones!
You are my sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you will a little Note Song~ ting a ling a ling!

Til There Was You

There were bells on a hill
But I never heard them ringing
No I never heard them at all
'Til there was you
There were birds in the sky
But I never saw them winging
No I never saw them at all
'Til there was you
Then there was music and wonderful roses
They tell me in sweet fragrant meadows of dawn and you
There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No I never heard it at all
'Til there was you
Then there was music and wonderful roses
They tell me in sweet fragrant meadows of dawn and you
There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No I never heard it at all
'Til there was you
'Til there was you
~sung by The Beatles

69 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Sheila!
    Great post..love your little Spring table
    And the tour of Washington was great...Your dau is lovely, just like her mom..
    Till There was You..my oldest sister's wedding song..49 yrs this June, and still dancing,,
    Happy Easter!

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  2. Oh girl I am so glad you are back and had a fun trip with your daughter...she is so pretty Pickle..loved seeing your prettyness also..loved all the pictures...I have been to Pike's market years ago...Oh and girl the crab was to die for..thanks so much for sharing...hvaw missed you dear one...and glad Mama also had a good time..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  3. Yahoo...Shelia is back! Love your little sweet tablescape and the bunnies are indeed precious...poking their little heads out. Your trip looked like soooo much fun and it was so great to see you dear daughter and Mr. Precious! What a beautiful family you have! Welcome back...we missed you! Susan

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  4. welcome back! I missed you, but it looks like you had a great visit! I loved all the pictures from Pikes/ fish market. There was a guy playing a washtub, he looked like Jerry Seinfeld!Great pictues!
    I love your Easter vingette. So sweet and fresh and Easter-y.
    LOve it. Come on over and see my sad little scape. LOL

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  5. we missed you, but the pictures were worth the wait! I felt like I got to share a part of your obvious happiness. "The baby" is a doll and good sport to boot!

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  6. Welcome back friend. Thanks for taking such fab pictures of your trip. Love all the scenery and food and your daughter is lovely. Love your Easter tablescape too.

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  7. Love your pretty spring table. It was great to see such lovely pictures of your trip and your family. Glad you are back.

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  8. Your back , I missed ya dear one.Pretty daughter you have too .
    The market place looked fabulous.You got me to wanting crab cakes now. :)

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  9. Helloooo Shelia!
    ~Welcome back to your bloggie home!
    We all missed you. :)

    You look so pretty! Your daughter is gorgeous too.
    Looks like you had a lovely time. I miss my Mom all of a suddden...Aww.

    Love your adorable bunnies poking out of the lettuce bowl! That is too cute for words!

    Have a wonderful day.
    ~Melissa :)

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  10. How wonderful to see you back. All of the photo's were wonderful...all of them..but I have to tell you that the one taken with you daughter was my most favorite! YOU LOOK SO DARNED YOUNG!! Just beautiful..both of you. It looks as though you had an absolutely marvelous time. Doin' a jig here that you have returned..all refreshed!! WELCOME HOME!!!
    Love and hugs,
    Mona

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  11. OH dear! I am so sorry, I forgot to mention your wonderful Easter tablescape. It is devine.. :) to say the very least!! Makes me wanna do the bunny hop!! ~smile~

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  12. Welcome back, Shelia! I can tell from the pictures how happy you all were to see each other. Your daughter is so sweet, daddy's girl for sure, and I am sure she is mommy's girl too. You both look so cute. And oh, I love your spring bunny vignette!...Christine

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  13. Hi Shelia. How wonderful to see you back and so happy. I love your tablescape, small and fine.
    Lovely.
    Riet

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  14. Welcome back dear Shelia!!!

    Lovely tablescape!

    The photos of your getaway are fabulous. I can't wait to see more and more!!

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  15. Gload to see you are back. Lovely daughter as is her mom. The falls are wonderful, and we always love flowers .Kathy

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  16. Welcome back Shelia.♥ All your pictures are just beautiful. It looks like you all had a wonderful time. Yep, your baby will ALWAYS be your baby no matter how old she is.

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  17. Welcome home, Shelia! So glad you had a wonderful trip - great photos!! And I like your little tablescape - the bunnies in the lettuce are adorable. (I like faux flowers, too!) But the best of all are your family pics...that's what it's all about! Linda

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  18. Love the little spring is here tablescape!
    And the pictures were delightful.
    Welcome home
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  19. Welcome back!!

    I love your tablescape...things don't ALWAYS have to be "over the top"...I love this simple little vignette!! The tureen is just so darn cute!!

    I'll be back at EASTER!!! Then...gone again!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  20. Oh the kingdon of blog is happy once again - you're back! I was so happy to see your post today - love your Easter sweetness - you have a beautiful family!

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  21. Yay! It makes my day to see you again. I'm so glad you got to go on a wonderful trip. You need to frame the picture of your daughter in hubby's lap! How fun. I'm proud of you for taking a break and going. :)

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  22. So glad to have your smiling face back in our little blogging circle. Looks like you had a marvelous break and a great visit with your beautiful daughter as well.

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  23. Treat that son-in-law nicely now or you'll PAY!

    Your DD looks so happy to be with her Mommy and Daddy. Today is my DD's birthday. Aren't Darling Daughters wonderful?

    We went to Pike's Market and they threw a fish at me! Right in front of my face! WOW.

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  24. Welcome back! It looks like you had a wonderful time visiting your daughter!

    Love your Easter tureen, it is so cute!

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  25. Welcome Home Shelia! I am glad you had a wonderful time away with your daughter!
    Love the Tureen!!!!!!!!!!

    Nancy

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  26. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time visiting with your baby! It looks like you had a great time. Family is soooo important!We missed you though!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  27. cute setting, but it looks like you had a super trip~

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  28. Hi Shelia,
    I enjoyed your trip photos! Looks like you had a great time visiting your daughter.

    Love your table vignette...especially the flowers!

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  29. Love your cute tablescape. Thank you for commenting on my very first tablescape. I love the photos of your trip. Pikes Place is always fun to visit and so colorful. Looks like you all had a fun visit with your daughter and her husband and the cute dog!
    Joyce

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  30. What a lovely tablescape vignette, sheila! I love that little tureen!
    Looks like you had a marvelous time visiting your daughter!
    Happy April!
    ;-D

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  31. Yay, you're back! I'm doing the Happy Dance in your honor. So glad that you got to go visit your daughter and that you had such a good time with her! Oh those falls are so pretty! I would love to have seen something like that, so glad you shared!

    Sweet tablescape? I just love the bunny tureen and that beautiful white pitcher. Those egg cups and faux eggs are cute too! I love all things faux as well. That's the only kind of indoor flowers that I can keep blooming, lol.

    Kady

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  32. So glad you're back,but glad you had a good time and got to see your kids.The trip looked wonderful.and your TT is awesome as usual.I love the little lettuce and bunnies.How sweet...ann

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  33. I'm so glad that you had a good trip.
    Your pictures made me miss Seattle. (When my hubby was in the Coast Guard, Washington was our very first station.)
    *hugs*

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  34. It looks like you had a fun trip! Aren't daughters (and sons) wonderful! I love spending time with mine.
    Your sweet table tray is the perfect touch of spring!

    Have a sparkling day,
    Lorrie

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  35. Glad you are home, safe, sound, rested and smiling from visiting with your daughter. Looking forward to more posts! Becky

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  36. Oh, so much to look at! I'm glad you had such a great time on your vacation. It looked wonderful!

    I love your little rabbit tureen! Very pretty!

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  37. Such a sweet Easter vignette, and a sweet daughter, too. Glad you had a fun time.

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  38. Lovely Easter vignette. Love Seattle, too, especially Pike Place Market.

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  39. Oh Shelia!~ I'm so glad you were away on a fun trip and not sick or something. I was just about to poke around and find out where you had disappeared to. And low and behold you were close to my home in Washington. Although I'm living in my little condo in so.Cal. right now my real house/home is in Washington. I loved seeing all those familiar sights. All three of my kids and dil live in Washington north of Seattle and on the Eastside of the Lake Washington. Well you sure got me chattering...Love the Easter vignette too!!

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  40. Love your Easter vignette. Too cute!!! Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. I have never been to Seattle. Must go someday. Welcome back and don't let the bells on your toes keep you up at night.

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  41. Welcome back! So good to see you and see that you had such a great time.
    I enjoyed seeing the pics as I hope to visit Wa. one day :0) It's on my bucket list.
    Wanted to let you know that I mentioned you in my post today. I know you won't mind :0). It's all good.

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  42. Hi Shelia! I love your tablescape it's so pretty! Love the pictures you shared of your trip too. You have a lovely family! Deb

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  43. Sweet Sheila, So glad to see you have been having some R&R. This trip looks like you had a delightful time seeing your daughter! The pics are fabulous., and what a sweet share to add your puppy dog, so cute! The easter tulips are so pretty! They are my favorite flower! ~CC Catherine

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  44. What a sweet tablescape! I enjoyed all the pictures of your trip, too! Welcome back~

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  45. I knew you couldn't miss another tablescape thursday! You'd go thru dishaholic withdrawals! Your daughter is precious and I can see the resemblance! It's gorgeous up there! Did you go see Vanna?! Anywho! I love your little vignette! Love those bunnies! God Bless you today Sheila and welcome back! I missed you! Lauralu :)

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  46. I hear your bells ringing clear out here!!! Glad you are back from your great trip. Hope you are all refreshed and renewed now!! It was wonderful that you were able to get away. Sally

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  47. What a wonderful post. I am so glad you could take a break and go have fun with your baby. The table is too sweet and I loved seeing all your trip photos too.

    from Roberta Anne
    The Raggedy Girl

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  48. Dear Shelia, It's just wonderful to have you back. Charli and I missed you ♥ We are glad you were out enjoying yourself. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures. Your daughter is beautiful! Charli says she thinks your little granddog is a cutie :>) Your tablescape is beautiful as usual. I hope you have a happy day!

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  49. Beautiful tureen and beautiful daughter. Looks like you had a great trip.

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  50. Love your tablescape but really loved your pictures! Family is great isn't it! Hope you have a great day!

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  51. This was a fun post! Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed my visit.

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  52. Shelia, it is so good to see you back with us. Your tablescape is soooo sweet.

    Loved all your pictures, you little sweetie!

    Barb

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  53. WOO HOONESS....
    SO GLAD YOU ARE HOME !!I just sent you an email...
    I am thrilled you got to see your baby girl...such fun you had. Enjoyed all your photos...looks like a blast...
    hugs, bj

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  54. Glad you're back, honey! We're heading over that way in June to visit granddaughter. It's only 6-7 hours from here but we go through Snoqualamie and I won't go in the winter!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  55. Hi Sheila! Oh so much to comment on.
    Your tablescape may be simple, but it's over the top cute! I love it!
    Your daughter is gorgeous! (she doesn't look like she's in her 30's more like 20's). You have such a beautiful family, and yes, that includes your granddog Finnley, too. He does look like such a happy dog. I know exactly where you were. We almost moved to WA a few years ago. So glad you had such a wonderful time.
    Patricia :o)
    PS: You have a beautiful smile!

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  56. Welcome back. Pike's Place market is just wonderful. I have a picture of me sitting on the pig that stands just outside the market. My daughter-in-law is from Bainbridge Island. Just a wonderful place to visit.

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  57. I'm glad that you had such a lovely trip. Nothing in this world like being with those we love!

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  58. Your daughter is adoreable and so are you, and I do know that visiting a daughter is just about the neatest thing in the whole world. I also love your little tablescape. The pitcher with the beautiful tulips are just so gorgeous. I love the bunnies on top of the little lettuce tureen, everything is just so pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  59. Oh what fun you have had. Love the pictures. I think your daughter and Mr Precious look very alike in that phot of them. But then when I saw the picture of you and your daughter there is also a resemblance two. Two beautiful women. I am going to spend a week with my daughter next week and cannot wait. Hope you had a good rest and I am so glad to see you back in blogland too. We missed you as you never fail to cheer us all. Those coloured eggs are very cute too.

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  60. Shelia, What a great vacation. It looks like you had a lot of fun. You look adorable. I see where your daughter gets her good looks. Your dh is handsome too of course.
    And your tablescape is just too darn sweet. I love it. You are so.. talented. i really enjoy your blog.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  61. I am so glad you are back! It looks like you had a great time. I loved looking at all the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  62. Shelia, I've missed you! So glad you had a wonderful trip. Your daughter is so pretty, and I can see why after seeing the pictures of you and her dad. Now about your son-in-law--who is that woman he's sitting with at that table in the restaurant!!!? Beautiful pictures of your trip, and precious vignette on your table. Welcome back. laurie

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  63. Welcome back to blogland! Cute table --love the bunnies in the cabbage, so adorable. Your Washington pics are terrific -- my sister in law has a cat named Snoqualmie from when they lived on Mercer Island.

    You and your daughter are gorgeous!

    Cass

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  64. You were missed so much, Shelia! Your daughter is a beauty, just like her mama, but she also looks a whole lot like Mr. Precious! LOVE the picture of them laying down together. That is SO sweet.

    I wanna go to WA!!!!!!!!!

    Justine :o )

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  65. WELCOME BACK, SHELADY!

    I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HOMMMMMMEEEEEE!

    LOVED THIS POST!

    XO,

    SHEILA :-)

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  66. I'm glad you had a great time with your daughter. Yes, I do believe I see the resemblance to you! Loved the sights of the Seattle area. Thanks for sharing with us. ~Adrienne~

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  67. So glad you had such a good time. Your family is beautiful! I always love seeing travel photos, and you have some great ones!

    Loved your little "sweet and simple" tablescape. So charming!!!

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  68. Well, I just love that beautiful setting with the gorgeous tureen and those precious egg cups...how cute! You obviously have been enjoying your break. How nice that you and your husband could spend time with your daughter and son-in-law! I am hoping that your mama is doing well! It's so nice to have you back. And yes....yikes, I'm afraid of heights!

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  69. The bunnies are so cute, but the best part of this post are the adorable photos of you with darling daughter! Ours is only 14, but I hope that she will still enjoy us (as much as yours does) when she's in her 30s. You all are just precious.
    Cheers, Andrea

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