Sunday, December 6, 2009

Martha's Bloomers

Hello, Dear Ones! Now don't get offended by the title of my post today! I'm not getting nasty or anything on you! :) Martha's Bloomers is a wonderful garden center, gift shop and tea room located in Navasota, Texas. This tiny trip was my first a couple weeks ago after feeling so much better from my little health affliction.

See the world's largest tea pot? Yep, that big ole thing could hold around 270,000 cups of tea!
Then you can see Mr. Precious waiting for me. I was off taking photos! :)

Here you can see some of Martha's bloomers...the flowers! So lovely and especially for a time in late November. Now don't go and think I've lost my tiny mind, I know it's December, but we came here in November. I'm just sayin'... :)

I'll just let you take a few peeks...

Rooster Stuff!! I was trying to figure out which one would come home with me and then I realized...I don't have room for any more yard birds! My barn yard is full! :)

This leaded glass display was just gorgeous!

Now I just thought this was the cutest little thing! A dishtowel angel with potholder wings! Then guess what? I saw another one on someone's blog, I'm sorry I can't remember where. Isn't this just the sweetest?

The real meaning of Christmas. The reason for the season...the birth of our Lord and Savoir.
If you look reeeeally closely you can see my tiny head in the bottom right photo.

What's that? Did you see that? What was it? Something ran past my tiny eyes in a flash!

Oh, shoot! Just a big ole fat cat! I called, here kitty kitty, like you're supposed to do and the little stinker just gave me his backside! I guess he was telling me something, you think?

Here I am in all of my tinyness! I say that with tongue in cheek! :) I'm looking a little peaked - that's 'peak- kid' for all you non southern ones. My mother always has said that when you don't look your best. So even in my peakedness state, I was glad to get out for a tiny trip!

See these big ole Texas stars? Well, just about everyone around here has one somewhere on their property now a days. So...

Mr. Precious bought us the biggest one and we hung it outside on the side of the garage and wound tiny lights around it, plugged the lights into a timer and...

I couldn't wait. It's not quite dark yet, but it's dusk. Does that count?

Here she is in all of her Texas Star gloryness! I just love this stuff.

I'm joining our Dear Mary at Little Red House today for Mosaic Monday!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Christmas Time Is Here

Christmas time is here,
happiness and cheer,
fun for all that children
call their favorite time of year.

Snowflakes in the air,
carols everywhere,
olden times and ancient rhymes
and love and dreams to share.

Sleigh bells in the air;
beauty every where;
yuletide by the fireside
and joyful memories there.

Christmas time is here;
we'll be drawing near;
oh that we could always see
such spirit through the year,
such spirit through the year
~sung by the Charlie Brown Bunch and me!


  1. Hi Shelia! What a fun place to visit! I love all the Christmas decor! I am glad you are better...but you do not look peaked to me! The kitty was just turning his back so that you could see his lovely markings...or that's what my staff said! Have a wonderful week!...hugs...Debbie

  2. oh my all the pretties.. I have gotta make me some dishtowel angels.. I'll be at walmart at 6 am and its all your fault lol.. those are the cutest:) I wonder if I could make some napkins shaped that way for my table. If I do, you'll get the credit. thank you so much for sharing all this with us. see ya soon.

  3. Hey ya'll; How sweet you look Shelia; ya know it took be a bit but I did spy your tiny little face in the manger... haha.. you look like you were part of it.. I just love love love that garden shop.. I want it all... lol Love the large tea pot too.. and your Texas star, lite up very pretty... Now Missy you all have a great week... can you tell I am working on my Southern accent.... lol


    Ps; love your back ground so pretty...

  4. Hi Shelia, I'm so sorry to hear you have not been feeling well, hope that will soon be over. I could spend a week in that store, there were so many beautiful things there. I have a new address, come visit me when you feel like it.

    Love Ya,

  5. OH, I ABOUT CAME UNGLUED AT THOSE BIRD HOUSES...TOO CUTE! What a fun place to visit, hope they had a good place to eat too. AND YOU MY DEAR ARE A DOLL..I WOULD JUST LOVE TO GIVE YOU A BIG OLD HUG! Come say hi :D

  6. Oh Shelia, What a great place to visit and your mosaics are fabulous! Love that leaded glass. That is my kind of place; I could spend hours in there taking in all the beauty. So glad you are feeling better. I love your Texas star shining brightly on the garage. You take good care and continue to feel better.

  7. Hi Sheila, what a great place, with a great name. All the beautiful things inside.. did you resist or did you buy? lol Girl even in your peakedness you look wonderful. I sure hope you're feeling a 100% soon..
    hugs ~lynne~

  8. I'd say I'd like to see Martha's Bloomers in person, but that sounds weird, LOL. Wonderful place and I love your star!!! You are a beautiful woman, even if a little peaked!!

  9. Oh!!!It looks like such a fun place to visit. Great pictures and you look fabulous! AND I just noticed Chloe Dawn on your side bar. How adorable is she?!!!!
    blog: The capers of the vintage vixens

  10. Hello my sweet friend... Sorry you've been peaked too. Thanks for coming by and visiting me... Loved all your lovely garden & holiday photos... That looked like such a fun place to go. I loved the TEXAS star and know just how proud you were to hang it in all its glory. Love you and stay well!


  11. Lovely, lovely! You have a great bunch of photos! Those leaded glass things are very nice..

  12. I would love to visit that shop...course, I would have to be given a sizable spending allowance...cuz it looks like a lot of nice things. Hope you bought yourself a treat!

  13. Oooohhh that looks like a perfectly wonderful place to visit. The pointsetta! All beautiful!

  14. You are looking good girl! Love your smile. This really looks like a fun place to stroll through. Love all the displays. The Texas light up is fun!!
    Have a wonderful week...

  15. I would sure like to go shopping there! Love those bird houses with the red roofs! :)

  16. Not sure I have a cup to hold all of that tea from that BIG teapot. Cute photos. Love the cat and the star looks so cute. I think the dishtowel angels are so cute. I think I would have to bring my Mr.with me too to pay for all the things that I would want to buy:)

  17. WHat fun place to visit! Such eye candy!! Peek a boo I saw you!!
    Your star looks great

  18. Martha's bloomers loooks a fun place to visit, so much to see and do, that's a lot of tea :-), glad you are feeling much better, happy MM, Kathy.

  19. Oh wow Sheila this looked like an amazing time. I loved the angel dish towel that is really neat; and a crafty creation. You look adorable in your photo, and that Christmas tree was incredible. What a fun trip.

    How is your daughter doing? I am still praying for her, she is still on the prayer list. I pray all is well with her.



  20. What FESTIVE fun things in your photos and mosaics today. Love the kitty. Hope you're feeling better soon. Thanks so much for your visits ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

  21. What a fun place to visit! I love the new look of your blog. I was doing some catching up and was sorry to hear that you had shingles. I hope you are all better now. I had it in a small area on my stomach 2 years ago. I was surprised how much it hurt. With medication it cleared up. But every now and then I still feel a twinge of pain in that area, even two years later!

    I notice you said you thought you saw a dish towel angel on someone's blog. I have one on mine. Maybe you saw it there. It was in a picture on this post.

    Hope all well with you. Thank you for your recent comment on my REDnesday post.


  22. Oh, Shelia, that's a fun Garden Center! Very impressive teapot! Now that is a neat idea of the towels and pot holder for angels, very creative.

    You mosaic is so much fun and i have enjoyed it!

    Happy Holidays!

  23. So glad to hear you're feeling better. I so enjoy your posts. You are truly witty. The dishtowel angels are cute! I'm sorry that your barnyard is full and you couldn't adopt a new rooster. But you sure made out with the Texas Star. Rosie

  24. Ooh, what a neat little place to walk around. There are so many treasures packed into that place, I can only imagine your tiny heart pitter-pattering! And I LOVE the Texas star. Putting the lights on it was brilliant!

    And I think you look quite lovely in that picture. Looks like you've lost a bit of weight too. From your affliction?

    Love ya!

    Justiney :o )

  25. You have never had a post that is not gorgeous....Your pictures are great...Visit my holiday blog for new tree pictures and my main blog for a MIRACLE story...

  26. Sheilah, these photos and mosaics are lovely.....I especially like the Christmas tree, the poinsettias with the old chippy doors and the photo with the "rooster stuff"....very Christmasy!

  27. That was fun, Shelia! Enjoyed the tour. Do you see that little wagon in your pictures? I have one just like it (only in grey) on our front porch in St. A. And do you know what it has in it? Christmas decorations? No. Nada. Sigh. It normally has faux packages for Christmas, but I just didn't do it this year. Hopefully, I will do something because I like for it to look festive, but with workmen unexpectedly keeping me busy, who knows. ;-)



  28. That is the cutest little shop....once again you drove right past me and forgot to pick me up. { winks } I adore that Texas star, too.

    Hugs~ J

  29. You look good girl! Love the little Texan shop, how fun and I so enjoyed the tour! Hugs, Cindy

  30. What a fun place. Thanks for all the great photos. I'm glad you're feeling better. You don't look peaked to me. I'm not from Texas, but my mom graduated from high school there and my daddy's from Arkansas, so I know that term. My family is the only one in the neighborhood who eats "supper" instead of dinner, something I grew up with too.

  31. Hi Shelia

    What a great post and a great place to visit. I love the name of the place. I could be so tempted to buy so much!, good job it is so far from me here over the pond!!

    Take care, Jackie.

  32. Thanks for the lovely tour of the Texas shop. I love all the Christmas decor, the Roosters are cool. And I just love the Purple martin houses. Great photos and mosaics.

  33. Morning Shelia! I am pretty sure that I could have a good ol time at Martha's Bloomers. It's beautiful there. Love the leaded glass windows!

    Your picture is very good - not peak-kid. Being the Texan at heart that I am I totally understand that word. :)

    Happy Monday!

  34. Well Shelia, I guess we are just not destined to meet, when you came to Martha's Bloomers you were close to me, I go often.

    This weekend I was in Galveston and I guess you were busy, I was hoping to get to meet you.

    Weather was too good, but Saturday was ok.


  35. I would definitely enjoy a trip to Martha's Bloomers!

    What a great post!

    You look fabulous, Shelia!!

  36. What a fun place (and I think that name is sooo cute)! I want one of those red roofed birdhouses!! Thanks for the lovely tour!


  37. Shelia...I just came here from Donna's blog after I read your comment about her entry and Clinton's Library...the part you asked about the statue of Monica L....just wanted to thank you for making my morning fill with laughter.

    Just from one Coastal Texan to another.

    Loved all your sharing today. Awesome stuff. You can't go wrong with the big Texas star.

  38. What a beautiful garden shop this is. The last one I went to wouldn't allow photographs to be taken.
    I just think those moose are so sweet.

  39. I could do some serious shopping there! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures!

  40. Still playing catch-up over here. But I got a kick out of "Martha's Bloomers". What a darling idea for a garden shop!!! Thanks for taking us along. : )
    I also LOVED viewing what you did with your cloches for Fall and Christmas. I think the Scottie was my favorite. But I also loved the ONE beautiful ornament (x three) sitting under glass. Very elegant.

  41. Hi Sheila,
    I've been tied up today with my little dog who had eye surgery this morning and I'm just now visiting my fellow mosaic makers.
    Loved your post & the Texas star on the garage is wondeerful.
    Have a great week.

  42. Hi Sheila! Great place to visit! We have a "Bloomers" nursery/gift shop, a couple of hours away from us. Our garden club visited there last Spring. I love the gifts that the one you visited has to offer! I could see me getting in serious trouble there! LOL!

    That is one great star that you brought home! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

  43. aww, you look cute! what a fun place to visit. i could spend hours there :)

  44. Looks like a fun place to visit and stock up on treasures. Your Texas star is just wonderful!

  45. What a fun adventure you took us on!

    Ms Shelia-- for lookin peeked (sp?) or under the weather -- I am impressed. You are a beautiful lady and your eyes sparkle just like I thought they would. (means there is magic inside)

    If you get a moment-- stop by and say hi!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  46. Such a fun outing! I hope you bought yourself something lovely. I thought there was always room in the barnyard for one more bird! Take care, Sally

  47. What a fun place and so much to look at and want. Now I have no idea how in the world you came away without one of those roosters, however I really do love your Texas Star, it's wonderful all lit up. So glad you're feeling better. Hugs, Marty

  48. I can't believe you didn't have room for one tiny chicken. But the star is beautiful all lit up. The white bird houses with the red roofs really caught my fancy. Thanks for sharing.

  49. Dear Sheila, I hope you are getting over your peakiness; the is just so much of it around of late. Thanks though, for sharing this lovely post with us. Looks like you still managed to enjoy yourself :o)


  50. I think that shop looks really NEAT!! What fun it must have been to browse through it!! I LOVE your Texas star and it looks delightful all lit up! I still have a concrete stepping stone in the shape of Texas in one of my Oklahoma flower beds!!

  51. wELL, you cute thing...I enjoyed Martha's Bloomers so much. I just love those kind of shops...
    Your photo is precious..loved it..and, well, what can I say about your big ole Texas star, all a'blaze with purdy lights, but...
    XO bj

  52. Lots of pretty stuff there, Shelia! I love that Texas star - even a Georgian can get excited about that. Here's another song for you "The Stars at Night, are Big and Bright, Deep in the Heart of Texas!" Linda

  53. Hi Sheila!
    That looks like a wonderful place to visit and shop! Your star looks magnificent!

  54. Hi Shelia
    What a wonderful looking shop. I like the birdhouses and I think the Texas star you bought looks great!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  55. none of the photos will load for me!!!! I want to see!!!!!!
    blogger is giving me a run for my money this month...I am getting ticked that it took forever to load your blog, forever to load the comments...and no photos???
    hope you are having a great week friend...

  56. It looks like a great shop.Sorry to here you weren't feeling well-hope you are all better soon.
    I love your Texas star!


  57. Hey Sweet Sheila!

    I cannot beleive I am syaing this but I love Marthas Bloomers, would love to check it out! What a fun place!

  58. Shelia, this looks like such a charming place to visit. Your mosaics are so pretty, and you look pretty too - not at all peak kid (my mother said that too). Your Texas star is so pretty with the lights around it. laurie

  59. Texas is showing off at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Precious! Perfect!

  60. Bee u ti ful photos...looks like you had a wonderful day!!!

  61. Oh wow! Looks like a fantastic place. Beautiful mosaics.


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