Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tablescape Thursday ~ A Little November Romance

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome again to Tablescape Thursday! This is a wonderful day for all us dishaholics and is hosted by our Most Marvelous Diva of Dishes, Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I send my thanks to you, Susan, for this lovely day. Now make sure you pop in to see her so you can visit others who love to play with their dishes.

Now so many of you are showing your Fallen tables and your Thanksgiving tables, but if you know me I seem to dance to the beat of a different drum sometimes and that is what I'm doing today! I'm showing a little November romantic table.

My little romantic table is all based around this beautiful napkin ring. I love this napkin ring~actually there are four of these little lovelies. You may ask...can you love little musical instruments napkins rings? Well, you bet your flats and sharps you can!

Just look at the beautiful violin, trumpet and harp! Oh, I must tell you...I was gifted! My friend Dear Sweet Gloria from Happy To Be sent me these napkin rings! She said she saw them and thought of me. How kind, how generous, how precious is this!

So a little package came and inside were these beautiful napkin rings! I love them, Gloria! Thank you so very much. Now there was a little card and on the envelope was written 'Picklepoo'. Well, I know you thought I was so elegant and all, but that was my name from Rate My Space. Gloria still calls me that! :) Now don't laugh...but you can smile a little! :)

Okay, now on with the November romance. I always come into the breakfast room when I want a more intimate little setting. So here we are.

I'm using my Blue Garland china by Haviland. I have many more serving pieces to this set but most will just stay in the china cabinet. I have set the dinner plate and soup bowl upon a creamy white charger and then all of these dishes are sitting upon a white tablecloth covered with a thin lace tablecloth.



I'm using some crystal glasses and wine glasses I've had for many many years.

I just love crystal, don't you? Can you love...yes! Yes, you can!

Here are the little butter pats, bread plates or coasters. You can use this little piece the way your tiny heart desires. Don't you just love this? I'm using some little butter knives I found a while back from a thrift store. There are no markings on them, but I love them just the same!

Since we're being so elegant and all, I wanted to use my tiny little salt cellars with the tiny spoons!
Of course I haven't put the salt in yet. :)

I'm using my recently polished silver plate! Oh, I just love this set! Can you love olden recently polished silver plate? Why, you bet your achey little tiny fingers you can! This pattern is called "Treasure" by Wm Rogers from the 1940s.

Now to the centerpiece. No pumpkins, Fallen leaves or orangeness for my little table today but sweet white roses ~ faux ones, or course. I love my faux roses and my faux roses love me!


This sweet napkin ring is the center of my November romantic table. Pretty soft white with roses, crystal and silver plate. Can you hear the music? Oh, I can and it's so sweet to my tiny ears!

Again I want to thank my Dear Sweet Gloria for sending romance my way! Hope you've enjoyed my table today! I'll be popping in to see yours really soon!


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Color My World

As time goes on
I realize
Just what you mean
To me
And now
Now that you're near
Promise your love
That I've waited to share
And dreams
Of our moments together
Color my world with hope of loving you
~ sung by Chicago

77 comments:

  1. Hi Sheila...

    Oh yes.....I'd LOVE to come to dinner....I just remembered....while you were talking about your silverplate....My Mum had a stunning set of sterling when I was a kid....and now I remember her selling it to a friend...Oh how I wish I had it. My Mum loved it so.

    Hugs to you, dear one....

    Spencer
    xoxox

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  2. Oh...PS.....I do remember PicklePoo from RMS! It's taken me awhile to attach new names with old ones. :-) And.....I am CRAZY about your cafe curtains. :-) ADORABLE.

    xoxox

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  3. What a gorgeous table. It was nice to take a break from the autumn colors before the Christmas colors come in.
    I'm ready for Christmas!!!! I'll begin my decorating on Monday! YAY!
    HAGD! Karen

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  4. Oh what a gorgeous table. I love the all white with the stunning china and crystal. Your napkin rings are just so pretty. What a perfect gift. Hugs, Marty

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  5. OH girlie.....I LUV your white, how gorgeous!!! Those are the cutest little napkins rings I've even seen!!!!

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  6. Very elegant, and very romantic!
    The white is all so soft and pretty, and with the silver and the glimmering crystal and your red curtains in the background it gives me a feeling of Christmas!

    And a great gift! I love those napkin rings!

    Beautiful post!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  7. Sheila-There is nothing more elegant than white to go with those wonderful napkin rings. They are perfect and so special because they were hand picked just for you! I love your salt cellars and WANT some...so far I have not run into any. Thanks for sharing this "melodious" table :)

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  8. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!
    ~Debra Capers of the Vintage Vixens

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  9. Sheila,
    This is so romantic it makes my heart go pitter patter! Lovin your china and all the gorgeous silver and crystal, it just sparkles! That Gloria sure is a sweetheart, the napkin rings are just too cute and fit you perfectly! Hugs, Cindy

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  10. Hi Shelia. Your table is so pretty and elegant. I can just imagine the soft music that would play while seated there. :) Gloria sent you the perfect gift.

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  11. I remember Picklepoo, too!!! Those RMS days were fun, but knowing you on the blog is so much more enjoyable. Your table is beautiful; Gloria knows how to pick napkin rings for you. Have a great Thursday. Sally

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  12. Shelia, this is so elegant and so stunning and such a nice break from all of the fall colors. I can understand your love for those napkin rings, cause I love those too! How sweet of Gloria to send those to you. Your whole table is so soft and so romantic with that beautifully feminine china and that gorgeous stemware (yep! I can love that too). laurie

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  13. Pickle Poo, I love your beautiful, elegant table! The light colors and all the crystal are so calming. Those napkins rings are the bomb, and how sweet that Gloria sent them to you!

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  14. Shelia,

    I love, love, love those napkin rings! How kind Gloria is! I know that you and Mr. Precious will enjoy them, and since you have four, you can invite Johnny and me for dinner!

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  15. I love your romantic table, its wonderful!!! It is a great idea with white roses... .
    Honestly ...I'm jealous about napkin ring... it is unique!
    You are blessed, Shelia!

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  16. Hi Sweet Shelia, What an elegant table! I love those butter pats - aren't they the cutest things?? You always take the best photos to share with us. Hope you are having a good night.

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  17. *saying this in my best Southern drawl* This table is gawgus! Oh Shelia, how beautiful!

    LuLu~*xoxo

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  18. Shelia,
    I would have Thanksgiving on that table anytime. It was breathtaking and what a lucky lady you are to have those wonderful napkin rings. Isn't Gloria just the most thoughtful person? Thanks for showing your beautiful table, I enjoyed every little detail.
    Sandy

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  19. O, this is, indeed, so romantic. and stunning! I love everything on this beautiful table.
    While you and Mr. Precious were having a very romantic and lovely dinner, Mr. Sweet was out of town and I, being the Pitiful Pearl that I am, had to dine alone..on the coffee table...in front of the tv...come keep me company 'cause I am .....loney......booooo hoooness.

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  20. Oh Shelia...it's so darn pretty it just turns up my toes! I love pretty dishes and pretty tables, but I don't have the room to store all that...so I guess I'll just love yours instead! Thanks :D

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  21. LOVE your romantic table! Those napkin rings are so "you!" Every little detail is wonderful, the crystal, silverplate and the china! :D Jewel

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  22. I can hear the music, see the warm smiles, feel the glow of the room, you have captured the romance of white. So, so beautiful, truly love every part of it...Wonderful job.

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  23. Your table has always been my idea of a formal tablescape, the white tablecloth, good china, crystal and silver. The white looks so elegant.

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  24. Hi Shelia,I love yor beautiful table... You did a wonderful job... I love love love the napkin ring holders... and I have the same blue and white dishes...It is all so pretty...
    Happy Thanksgiving
    xoxo
    Julie

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  25. Oh what wonderful napkin rings! And I have that same pattern in some salad plates -- it's just so sweet -- I knew a sweetie like you would have those!

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  26. Oh Pickle Thanks for the shout out...and I knew you would do a beautiful table with them and once again you didn't disapoint me...this is just awesome my friend...Now I will tell you I also just did a white and silver table with my grand daughter and was going to post it ha ha!! now I'm glad I didn't could never compete with your beauty here...and Yes you can love Faux I love my to death....Thanks for sharing yet another Pickel Magic touch table...Mountain hugs to ya girl...Love ya sis...Gl♥ria

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  27. Your table is absolutely gorgeous, Sheils...that is my kind of table setting! The china is gorgeous...I have some Johann Haviland in a soft pink rose pattern, and just love it. The napkin rings are just wonderful...what a fantastic gift...they were made for you! I also love the look of freshly polished silver, silverplate, either...I also prefer it slightly worn...looks so "old world" that way...the more vintage, the better!

    The white with the soft blue is stunning...I just really love it!

    God bless,
    Mary

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  28. Such a romantic elegant table. And what a special gift. The entire table is just lovely.

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  29. Another beautiful tablescape. I love the crystal pieces and the pale blue on the plates.

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  30. Charming white tablescape full of romance. I like one who marches to a different drum. Good for you! The napkin rings are sweet and the fact that they were a gift all the sweeter. Blessings to you and your family! ~ Sarah

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  31. With a blog named "Note Songs", how perfect are those napkin rings?! Way to go, Gloria!!
    Everything is just lovely, Shelia. Your china is soooo pretty & I adore all the little extras, like the butter pats & the salt cellars. Super TT!!!

    fondly,
    Rett

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  32. Soft, restful and so very romantic!
    This is timeless and so tastful.
    Wonderful!
    Yvonne

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  33. Hello Shelia; What a lovely table scape... it is like a beautiful white winter wonderland table... love it... so elegant... have a great week.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  34. Beautiful table!! I love your crystal of course, but the napkins rings I must have! I love the musical theme. Gorgeous table!

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  35. There is something so very elegant and romantic about a white table setting. It just lends a magical quality to the room. The dishes and silverware are gorgeous.
    Susan

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  36. Wow, that is a stunning table! I love the china, so pretty.

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  37. Well, Mrs. Shelia, you've done it again! You've created a beautiful tablescape. I love how the silver napkin rings just "pop" next to the white. You've made a very stark white look warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

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  38. Be still my heart! First of all, the song "Color My World" was the song hubby and I danced the first dance at our wedding! Secondly, I have the same china. I haven't ever met anyone else who ever had it - my grandma collected it for all her grand daughters.

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  39. Your table is pretty, romantic, soft and just all and all delightful, I must have those napkin rings, where ever did she get those, they are just stunning and unique and just so special...as you are..thanks for sharing and for always being just so nice..

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  40. Me again, forgot to tell you how much I love the silver, so beautiful

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  41. Sheila, every thing is beautiful!

    I just have to thank you for giving me permission to love all my little pretties ;)

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  42. I really like that drum rhythm that has you marching. You keep us all listening to your tunes.

    Your table is stunning. There is nothing more breathtaking that the sparkle and glow of whites and silvers.

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  43. What a beautiful soft romantic table! I love it. How sweet of Gloria to send you those wonderful napkins rings!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  44. Shelia you have an amazing camera and a huge talent for taking pictures! Beautiful!

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  45. It's me again- I was just perusing your blog and I was wondering where you got that pretty little tray table in your sun porch? I love it!
    Kim

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  46. Hi Sheila, I love your romantic, white table. Your crystal glasses are exquisite and I love your napkin rings too!

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  47. OH the glory of whites! The napkin rings just plain stole my musical heart! I just came in from playing my little heart out...and what do I see? These glorious little beauties! I didn't, in my wildest dreams, imagine such napkin rings existed!
    HOW LOVELY! I thank our lovely Gloria also. She is one of the most thoughtful women I have even met!!
    The roses..the ...just everything! Wouldn't it be amazing if there was a wedding and every table was set like this??

    You are right...this tablescape whispers...romance..sweet romance. Shelia..it is truely beautiful!.

    Love and hugs..
    Mona

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  48. Oh, Sheila. Such a romantic Thanksgiving setting. Such beautiful pieces put together so well.

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  49. oh! a nice break from all the Fallenware. I love this old set of dishes and the shiny silverware!! Everything just sparkles --and what cutesie little butter plate thingies!! It is a nice little romantic spot!

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  50. Hi Sheila ! I have missed you too dear one. What a cute gift that Gloria sent you . I love the little butter pats . Butter pats always remind me of doll dishes. I used to love dishes when I was a little girl.

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  51. I really loved seeing the white on white-so classic and elegant. The napkin rings are so lovely too. Another stunning table, Shelia!
    Best wishes, Natasha.

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  52. Shelia,

    That china is gorgeous. I love the white roses and think they are so romantic. I had white roses, along with white gardenias and stephonotis in my wedding bouquet!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  53. Very pretty, that g, is such a doll. I have the same glasses... I just love them. I will give some thought to a mantel "how to", if I can think of someway to pull it off, I will do it. thanks for visiting.

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  54. Shelia, your table is soooo elegant...just beautiful! Gloria knows you so well...perfect gift combining your love for tablescapes AND music...awesome! I'm taking your button! :-)
    Susan

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  55. Oh, forgot to say...love those darling salt cellars! :-)

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  56. Beautifully done Miss Shelia and the napkins rings are priceless....what a special gift. I love your crystal...stunning.

    Now it seems I see the prettiest yellow I have EVER seen.....when oh when are you going to show us? :)

    Big O hugs from me. :)

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  57. Hi Shelia,
    So pretty and romantic! The white dishes and flowers, the sparkling crystal, the beautiful (recently polished and it shows!) flatware, and those absolutely-perfect-for-you napkin rings combine to create of of the most appealing tables anyone could imagine! You've photographed it perfectly as well!

    I recognize the pattern of your butter spreaders. They're Coronation by Oneida, introduced in 1936. If you need more, Replacements, LTD has them for $11.99 each. Can't believe you found those at a thrift shop. Good shoppin', lady! ;)

    Have a great weekend, Sweet Shelia!

    Bill

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  58. Such a pretty table!! My mom used to have those same dishes! I have no idea what she did with them!

    I love your curtains and the fabric is just lovely!

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  59. How serene. The dishes are lovely I believe I have that silverware. It belonged to my Grandmother and I have always wonder what the pattern was called. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Very very pretty. Hard to believe someone called Pickle Poo set this table! The napkin rings are wonderful, such a thoughtful gift. Such a romantic table!
    Valerie

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  61. Beautiful! I love the napkin rings and the soft white flowers. I love Color My World by Chicago ~ such a sweet song with fond memories. Thank you for that!

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  62. I am adding you to my blog list! I love your selections!

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  63. Good morning Shelia... I totally love the "white" feel of this gorgeous table.... one of my favorites of all the ones I'd seen featured here... is not only romantic, but also very elegant.... thanks for sharing your lovely world with us...

    Blessings and hugs

    cielo

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  64. Hi Shelia
    Thank you for sharing another beautiful tablescape. It is truly romantic! Your crystal is lovely and I absolutely love your little napkin rings. So sweet.

    Hope you have been well and that little babykins of yours is getting bigger too...*hugs*
    have a lovely day
    Judi

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  65. Shelia... what a lovely table! I think it is just the prettiest with all of your Haviland, silver, crystal, roses, and those amazing silver napkin rings from Gloria! They are stunning, and I'm so glad she found them for you! They are perfect for you, Pickle Poo. ;-)
    What a cute name! LOL!

    I've got a computer cable (100 feet of it) stretched from the upstairs down, through the living room, and into the dining room. What we won't do to blog??? Our wireless went down, so I have stooped to this!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  66. Oh Hello So Very Sweet and Fun Sheila!! Thanks so much for your recents stops to my blog! I just love seeing that you have visited!

    As usual, this table is delightful!! And so very romantic!
    You have such a way about you girl!! You just splash beauty, fun and joy everywhere, and it is such a blessing to me! (and obviously to many others as well!)

    Always a pleasure to visit!!
    Have a joyful weekend, you sunshine gal!!
    Love
    Becky

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  67. Ooh, this looks SO beautiful, Shelia! So crisp and sparkly! Great job!

    Justiney :o )

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  68. This is such an elegant tablescape,Shelia, it's good enough for a wedding. Your crystals and dinnerware are so pretty. I have similar ones in Brown Rose design too. Don't you just love the shape of the serving pieces? The napkin rings sent by Gloria are so wonderful, so unusual too and so you! Gloria scored really big on this one. I am going out of town so I would like to wish you a very happy birthday, in case I don't get the chance to wish you again....Christine

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  69. Shelia... back over to say I think Mr. Precious would look so cute in that blue car, and I think Pickle Poo would be stunning in the pink one! Aren't they a hoot???

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  70. What a lovely table this is--I feel like I'm visiting a romantic restaurant at an elegant inn Shelia--just beautiful.

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  71. This is so beautiful Shelia. The napkin rings are so fun. Of course Gloria would find something like that. She knows where to find all the good stuff!

    I was trying to remember who had this little breakfast nook with the cute window treatment the other day. I want to show my hubby. I'll never forget where it is now. I have a small 1/3 of a yard of that fabric I've been hanging on to for a long time. I just love it.
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  72. What a beautiful, romantic, tablescape. I love the napkin rings. They remind me of a pin I had when I was a girl. I loved it, but my friend was sick, and I wanted to give her something I loved, so I gave her that pin. The funny thing is, I probably wouldn't have remembered it if I hadn't given it away :-) It was a joy to give it to her, as I'm sure it was for Gloria to give those to you.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  73. Hi Sweet Sheila, I had to giggle when I read Picklepoo.. brought back so many wonderful memories. What a lovely gift our Gloria sent you. Your table is beautiful my friend. I too, have the same china and hope to play with some of it soon. Thank you for swinging by the open house event. Your sweet visit means the world...hugs ~lynne~

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  74. How beautiful Picklepoo!

    She's such a kind lady that dear Gloria. ;)

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  75. I had to swing back by (yes, I know I posted on here before, LOL!) to tell you I love you, Shelia, and that I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving. OH, how thankful I am to know YOU! It's so wonderful to have a twin sister out there! :-)

    XOXOXO,

    Sheila :-)

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