Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Divas and Awards

Hello Most Dear Ones! I have some lovely news to bring to you today! We've had some...

Attention! Attention!! We must interrupt this post today to bring you the latest breaking news! Just when it seems this ordeal has stopped, it starts up again! What are we talking about, Most Wondering Ones? Well, I'll tell you ~ Bathroom Invasions! Yes, yes! It's happening again it seems. No matter the time of day, day of the week, month or season of the year - Bathroom Invasions continue to stop our news!

So, here I am, your Diva of all Bathroom Businesses, ready and plenty able to do my duty! I will tell you all about it, Most What Is She Talking About Ones! As I've said before ~ there are impostors among us! But your Bathroom Diva will never let one of those copycat ones in our special group. No no Nannette! Trust me, I know my Bathroom Business.
Now lookie here ~ what a Gorgeous One I see! Oh she looks so beautiful! Hey, wait a minute, I know who this is! This is a returning Diva ~ Most Beautiful Bridget at My Silly Blog. Oh, Dear Bridge ( I call her Bridge because I know her :) , welcome back to the Bathroom!

What have we here? Are my most gorgeous baby blues deceiving me? No no Nannette! Look, it's two Divas in one! We have two returning Divas again! I just heard a double snap and who do I see? Our Most Gorgeous Dana at The Stone Rabbit and our Most Gorgeous Jeanne at Backyard Neighbor! Welcome back to the Bathroom, Lovelies!

Oh, I'm truly getting so excited, Hand Me a Calm Pill Ones! I see another Most Gorgeous One in a beautiful bathroom just snapping away! Do you know who this Little Too Far Away One is? Well, Hallelujah, I do! This is our Most Gorgeous Joni at Cote de Texas! She always finds the most outstanding Bathrooms to grace her most Diva presence in! Welcome back to the Bathroom Joni!

Oh, my oh my! I don't know if my tiny heart can take any more! But just hand me my diet Dr. Pepper and I'm sure I'll be able to go on! Thank you, Most Helpful Ones! Now, I must get down to my Bathroom Business. I see, sort of, a Most Gorgeous One here! I think she's trying to trick me by hiding behind the floral but you know I have magical Bathroom powers! I do see the most loveliest of locks filled with Bathroom highlights, the most slender arm with a precious hand attached, well, I actually see two precious hands with the creamiest and daintiest of fingers attached to a CAMERA! Yes, yes, Most Curious Ones, we have another Diva. This is none other than our own Laurie from Bargain Hunting (and chatting) with Laurie. Oh, welcome, Dear Laurie.

Now please stand in front of me as I crown you with the most sought after title in the Land of Blog! Oh, yes! Many have tried and failed! Many have coveted this title, but they were not worthy! But you, Dear Laurie have pushed through the Bathroom Door (well, maybe it was a bedroom door) and snapped snapped away! Now, Dear One, I now crown you as a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva! You will be one now and for ever and ever and until the twelfth of never! Please take the Bathroom Beauty Snapping button that I have made with my own tiny hands and shine it proudly on your blog! Now, go and snap for the world to see, Diva Laurie!
Well, just when you thought this was over, Most Hurry Up and Get This Finished Ones, I have one more snap to share! Being the Most Elite Queen of the Bathroom Divas, you know I would never let you down! If you remember a while back I had our most traveling Stella at my home. She was my little constant companion and I could not leave her out ~ so we snapped together! I was just waiting until the perfect time to share and this is it, Oh, Faithful Ones!
Now if you know me, I am not shy and will put my most tiny gorgeous face right up there in the Bathroom mirror for all to see~ puffy little eyes and all! :)

Well, now I'm truly exhausted, Let Me Get Out of Here Ones! Oh, it does my body good to have Bathroom Divas to share with you! Now if you're new here and are wondering what all of this Bathroom Business is about, let me tell you...
I would love to have you in our most private special club of Bathroom Beauty Snappers. If you would love to be a part of our group, it's not hard. You just take your tiny camera ( make sure your flash is turned off ) and your tiny self into a bathroom of your choice and snap a picture of yourself. Now, I'm getting easy in my olden age and you can snap in a mirror other than the Bathroom if you prefer! If you do this, come over to my blog and let me know! You can post your Bathroom picture on your blog and just let me know and I will come in all of my Bathroom Diva glory and get you or you can email me your snap. I will bring you back to my blog and then I will commence to bestow upon you all the the honor you deserve just as I've done to the Most Gorgeous Ones above!

Oh, the thrill of it. Let me challenge you Most Scared Ones ~ just do it! Snap on!


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Now look what I've just received! An award ~ The Honest Scrap Award. This award is given to ones who's blog has been an inspiration to others. I'm so thrilled and humbled this was given to tiny ole me! My most precious friend Debbie at Blueberry Plains has given this to me! Thank you so very much, Debbie, I'm just so honored you would think of me.

Well, I'm supposed to pass this on to others. If you're here today visiting me, please feel free to take this award. It's just so hard to narrow it down to a few. I'm so generous and big hearted today, I want you all to have it!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

You're The Inspiration

You know our love was meant to be
The kind of love that lasts forever
And I need you here with me
From tonight until the end of time
You should know, everywhere I go
You're always on my mind,
in my heart In my soul
You're the meaning in my life
You're the inspiration
You bring feeling to my life
You're the inspiration
Wanna have you near me
I wanna have you hear me sayin'
No one needs you more than I need you
And I know, yes I know that it's plain to see
We're so in love when we're together
And I know that I need you here with me
From tonight until the end of time
You should know, everywhere I go
You're always on my mind,
in my heart In my soul
You're the meaning in my life
You're the inspiration
You bring feeling to my life
You're the inspiration
Wanna have you near me
I wanna have you hear me sayin'
No one needs you more than I need you
~sung by Chicago and me!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Met / Blue Monday and A Gift For Me and A Gift For Thee





Hello, Dear Ones! First of all, I want to thank you all for the sweet words and congratulations on my one year anniversary in Blogland! My little Chloe Dawn, the little stinker, getting up so early to type a post for me and she couldn't wait to read all the posts! Yes, she can read, work on the puter and she did get some more cheese! She loves cheese!

I just want you to know how much I love you all and appreciate you coming to my tiny blog and making me feel so happy each day! Now tradition in Blogland is to give a gift to show your appreciation on all these anniversaries! Well, Dear Ones, I'm running behind! Can you believe it!? Me!? ;) I'm almost finished with my special gift to pass on to one of you, but not quite! So give me a few more days and I'll be posting about my giveaway. I promise, you'll like it! :)

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Now on to my Met and Blue Monday posts...first I'll start with my Met Monday hosted by our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to go and visit her and see so many wonderful transformations today! Then pop on in to see our Most Smiling Sally at Smiling Sally
to be blessed with the most Blueness you would ever want to see!


I'm working on my guest bedroom and last week I showed you the little sewing rocking chair I recovered. This week I'm going to show you new curtains I've made.

This is what I had up on the two windows in the bedroom...a ruffly double valance made by me many moons ago!

Here's a closeup of the two fabrics. Sweet, but I wanted and needed a change!

Here's my new ones. I've had the toile like green and white panels for about three or four years with the intent of hanging them in the guest bedroom but hadn't gotten around to it yet! Well, I pulled them out of the package and held them up to see how long they were and they were too short! Well, Dear Ones, I'm too short! I had to climb up my little wooden ladder to do this! ;)

My solution? Add a piece of fabric to the top like I've seen so many of you do! See how you inspire me? The colors are off in this picture, but they really do match much more than it looks like here. Now in my tiny head I thought I could whip this up in a couple of hours! It never does work out that way, does it? By the time I had measured the solid green fabric and cut it, hemmed the sides and the tops and then attached it to the panels, pressed all the seams and hems, attached the trim (hot glue!), clipped on the rings, hung the panels, measured and pinned up the hems, took the curtains back down and finally sewed the hems and pressed them, and hung the curtains up again- it took me two days! I had so many interruptions - phone calls, Mr. Precious, the cable guy and I don't mean Jim Carey! I just couldn't get as much done as I wanted to.

But here they are - finished. I know the little chair's colors are so not matchy matchy, but I just love the little bright spot of color the little rocker adds to the corner with my new curtains! Soon I'll be able to show you the rest of the room. Hope you've enjoyed seeing my new curtains! And Most Sewing Ones, don't hate me for hot glueing my trim on! Really it's so much easier than sewing. I always break a couple of needles trying to sew through all the thicknesses! My guests will never know, so please don't tell them. Guess what? I only burned my tiny finger one time! :)

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Now if you're wondering in my post title about the gift for me - I won Rebecca's giveaway at
A Gathering Place! I won this most wonderful beautiful little sachet pillow!

Look at this precious little card!
And the sweetest note from Rebecca!
A little bag wrapped in the most gorgeous pink tulle bow with a little pink rose in the center! I'll have to do something with this!

Isn't this the sweetest?

Look what was inside! Isn't this the prettiest little sachet pillow you've ever seen? Oh, and Dear Ones, you must smell it - sniff sniff - heavenly! See the lovely crocheted ruffly trim hanging down?

Look a little closer...
Look really close! See the sweet little silver heart? See the tiny little bird almost hiding? Oh, I love this! Look at the Blueness of ribbon and flower, Most Smiling Sally!

Even the back of the pillow is decorated! It's so pretty! Rebecca even has her own little tag on here - see it? I am so thrilled I won your giveaway, Rebecca. If you're not familiar with this Most Sweet One, please go pay her a visit at her blog! You'll love her too!

Well, that's about it for today. Stay tuned and soon I'll be back with my one year anniversary gift for one of you lovelies!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

If My Pillow Could Talk To You

If my pillow could talk
If my pillow could talk

If my pillow could talk
It would tell you 'bout
My sleepless nights
(My sleepless nights)

Tell you 'bout the rivers I cried
Ever since you said goodbye
(Since you said goodbye)

If we just could have talked it over
Before you ever put me down
(Oh, you put me down)
You know I love you much too much
To think about you running around

If my pillow could talk to you
(Yeah, yeah)
Know how much I miss your kiss
(Yeah, yeah)

It would tell you how much
I toss and I turn
Waiting for you, darling, to return

Yes, my pillow could tell you too
Not one word they said was true
If my pillow could talk to you
(Could talk to you)

If my pillow could talk to you
(Yeah, yeah)
Know how much I miss your kiss
(Yeah, yeah)

It would tell you how much
I toss and I turn
Waiting for you, darling, to return

Yes, my pillow could tell you too
Not one word they said was true
If my pillow could talk to you
(Could talk to you)

If my pillow could talk to you
(Could talk to you)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

If my pillow could talk to you
(Could talk to you)

~sung by Connie Francis

Friday, June 26, 2009

Do You Wanna To Know A Secret?


Good morning! If you don't know me, my name is Chloe Dawn! I belong to my Mommy and I love her so much! I sneaked out of the bed very early this morning so I could get on the puter and tell you something! I was so very quiet and Mommy or Daddy didn't even move. So I'm safe! Whew! But I must hurry!

Do you wanna know a secret? Can you guess what it is? Oh, I know how pretty I am. That's not it! I know I have gorgeous brown eyes, but that's not the secret! I'm the best doggy my Mommy has ever had, but that's not it either! Do you give up?

Come in really close and I'll tell you ~

Today my Mommy has been blogging
for a whole year!

Now my Mommy was going to tell you anyway, but I wanted to surprise her and let you know myself. Besides she's busy working on a gift for one of you! She told me all about it and I've seen it, but I can't tell you about that. She'll be mad at me and won't give me any cheese if I tell you.

So tell her you're so excited for her because I know how she loves you all!

I'd better get off the puter now becuz it's almost time for Mommy to wake up!
I know she always leaves you a little Note Song, so I'll leave you one, too.

Don't you just love secrets? I do. Do you have any treats?

The bestest, prettiest good girl doggy in my Mommy's house,
Chloe Dawn


Do You Want To Know A Secret

You'll never know how much I really love you.
You'll never know how much I really care.

Listen,
Do you want to know a secret?,
Do you promise not to tell?, whoa oh, oh.

Closer,
Let me whisper in your ear,
Say the words you long to hear,
I'm in love with you.

Listen,
Do you want to know a secret?,
Do you promise not to tell?, whoa oh, oh.

Closer,
Let me whisper in your ear,
Say the words you long to hear,
I'm in love with you.

I've known the secret for a week or two,
Nobody knows, just we two.

Listen,
Do you want to know a secret?,
Do you promise not to tell?, whoa oh, oh.

Closer,
Let me whisper in your ear,
Say the words you long to hear,
I'm in love with you.
~sung by the Beatles and Chloe Dawn



Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tablescape Thursday and Let There Be Light Party

Many of you may have already seen my white tablescape, but I've been so busy this week I'm using it for Tablescape Thursday too!



Hello Dear Ones and welcome to another party! This party is hosted by our Darling Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen and it's called "Let There Be White"! It's all about white dishes! Well, if you know me, you know I'm going to this party! So make sure you pop over to Kathleen's and visit all the other participants today!

Like many others of you, I'm combining this great party with Tablescape Thursday. So also pop over to visit our Dear Dish Diva Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
Now on with the party...

I've put together a totally white tablescape. Do you know what this reminds me of? Summer, sunshine, brides, fluffy clouds, smiles...well needless to say, I've had fun!


First I clothed my dining room table in a very olden white tablecloth with pretty cut work and embroidery in white thread. I've even brought out my white Battenburg napkins to use.

Using these all white patterns just makes me happy! :) See? I'm smiling! ;)

Here is my place setting...I've used chargers from Marshalls! Love that place! You know I do! Then I'm using my olden J & G Meakin dinnerware with the appropriate name "Classic White"!

My Oneida silver plate ~ given to me for Christmas a few years ago from my Mr. Precious!

Now I didn't have any solid white butter plates and knew this table setting just had to have some, so I ad-libbed! Do you know what this is I'm using for a tiny butter plate? Why it's a glass coaster and I think it works just fine. I only have four like this so I used two more glass coasters in a different style! Works for me! Am I clever or what? You know I'm just kidding! :) Some of you have mentioned in the past how you liked this little butter knife. I also have tiny forks in this same style. I'm sorry I can't give you any info about them ~ nothing is written on the backs! But aren't they just the cutest little things?

See...here is one of the little forks. Some of you said this little fork was a dessert fork and others said an hor'derve fork. Doesn't matter to me! I'll just poke it on the table and have fun with it! :)

I'm using crystal stemware and wine glasses I've had for many years!


My little salt cellars are rather new to me and I am so enjoying using them. Aren't they the sweetest little things with the teenisiest little spoons!?

Having an all white tablescape has allowed me to use a few of my crystal pieces scattered all around. Here is a sweet pineapple covered dish! Since a pineapple is a symbol for hospitality I thought it's appropriate place was on the table, don't you think?

I schooched back some things so you could see my white centerpiece! I have a very olden milk glass bowl and filled it with white roses. The bowl is flanked by candle holders.

Now my white roses are faux and if you know me, you know what I'm about to say and I always think it's worth repeating...I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me! :)

...for effect. ;)

Dripless candles in olden Candlewick holders passed on to me from my Aunt Nay.

These candle holders are sitting on each side of my centerpiece. Love the little ball candles! So do my fish jugs! :)

This is a rather dark photo, but it's oh so pretty and I put a tiny candle inside and look how the flame flickers through the cut glass. I have two of these.

A closeup...smile cutie! :)

More little silver pieces. Is this a Mint Julep cup? I have a couple of these.

Oh, now this is a wonderful piece. I have this because of our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. She has one, I saw it, coveted it and went out and found this one! I was thrilled. I don't have the scoop so I have to improvise and use the cute little spoon.

White, glass, crystal and silver...how romantic...how lovely...how fun! Thank you Dear Kathleen for inviting me to your party!

Hope you've enjoyed my contribution to Let There Be White!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

A White Sport Coat

A white sport coat and a pink carnation
I'm all dressed up for the dance.
A white sport coat and a pink carnation,
I'm all alone in romance.

Once you told me long ago, to the prom with me
you'd go, now you've changed your mind,
it seems someone else will hold my dreams.
A white sport coat and a pink carnation,
I'm in a blue, blue mood.
~sung by Marty Robbins


Beach Balls

Hello, Dear Ones! Summer is here and it's time to get out the beach balls!
You may have seen some of these as I've used them on a tablescape before.



Who says you can't bounce balls in the house?
Did your mother ever tell you that?
Well, I wouldn't bounce these little beach balls in the house, but I would sit them all around in my shelves in the den to bring a little summer smile to my tiny face! Is your tiny face smiling yet? ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Rubber Ball

Rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you,

rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you

hoo-ah-ooh-ooh.


I'm like a - rubber ball, baby that's all

that I am to you (bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy)

Just a rubber ball 'cuz you think you

can be true to two (bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy).

You bounce my heart around (You don't even put her down)

And like a rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you

rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you.


If you - stretch my love 'til it's thin enough to tear

I'll just stretch my arms to reach you anywhere

And like a -

Rubber ball, I'll come bouncin' back to you

rubber ball, I'll come bouncin' back to you


You bounce my heart around (You don't even put her down)

And like a rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you

Rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you

Hoo-ah-ooh-ooh.

Bouncy, bouncy ... bouncy, bouncy

bouncy, bouncy... bouncy, bouncy

Eee-ah-eee-eee;


I'm like a - rubber band when on my shoulder

you do tap (bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy).

Just a rubber band because my heart-strings,

they just snap (bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy)

You go and: squeeze me 'til I'm all aflame

(She calls you by some other guy's name)


But like a rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you

Rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you

rubber ball, I'll come bouncin' back to you

rubber ball, I'll come bouncin' back to you

rubber ball, I'll come bouncin' back to you

~sung by Bobby Vee