Monday, February 21, 2011

Willow on the Sunporch

Hello, Dear Ones! How have you all been? I've missed visiting you and I'm just popping in to say, "I'm still here!" But I'm on a mission and I'll share that with you a bit later. But I didn't want you to forget me so I thought I'd share a bit of fluffing I've done on the sun porch.



Speaking of fluffing, Mr. Rooster lamp has just fluffed his feathers and is all ready for spring!
You know how I love my Roos. I think his shade made need a little bit of a ruffle. Wouldn't that be cute?


I brought out my pink, some call it red, willow. I love this stuff. I don't have just a ton of this pattern but wish I did. Some pieces are very olden like the little dessert plate with it's little chips and some pieces are newer.




There's just something about this pattern that speaks cozy and home to me.


Have you ever noticed in most all of the olden westerns when the family is sitting down to eat supper, they usually are eating from blue willow dishes? I believe it was called the poor man's china because it was such a pretty pattern and was very affordable for the times. Just a bit of history for you! :) You know I'm so knowledgeable like that! :)


You could pop on over for tea with me ~ one lump or two? :) You could help me on my search!


I'm still on my quest and hopefully will be back to regular blogging and visiting soon.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ be blessed by this beautiful song ~

The Heart of Worship

When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that's of worth
That will bless Your heart
I bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear

          You're looking into my heart

I'm coming back to the heart of worship
And it's all about You
It's all about You, Jesus
I'm sorry Lord for the thing I've made it
When it's all about You

          It's all about You, Jesus

King of endless worth
No one could express
How much You deserve
Though I'm weak and poor
All I have is Yours

          Every single breath

I'm coming back to the heart of worship
And it's all about You
It's all about You, Jesus
I'm sorry Lord for the thing I've made it
When it's all about You

          It's all about You, Jesus

          ~sung by Matt Redman


42 comments:

  1. Oh, I love your rooster lamp. Such a pretty vignette!

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  2. I was beginning to worry about you!
    I love the romantic story of the Blue Willow pattern...Once there was a wealthy Mandarin, who had a beautiful daughter (Koong-se). She had fallen in love with her father's humble accounting assistant (Chang), angering her father (it was inappropriate for them to marry due to their difference in social class). He dismissed the young man and built a high fence around his house to keep the lovers apart. The Mandarin was planning for his daughter to marry a powerful Duke. The Duke arrived by boat to claim his bride, bearing a box of jewels as a gift. The wedding was to take place on the day the blossom fell from the willow tree.
    On the eve of the daughter's wedding to the Duke, the young accountant, disguised as a servant, slipped into the palace unnoticed. As the lovers escaped with the jewels, the alarm was raised. They ran over a bridge, chased by the Mandarin, whip in hand. They eventually escaped on the Duke's ship to the safety of a secluded island, where they lived happily for years. But one day, the Duke learned of their refuge. Hungry for revenge, he sent soldiers, who captured the lovers and put them to death. The Gods, moved by their plight, transformed the lovers into a pair of doves .

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  3. Hi Miss Sheila...I was just thinking about you today. I am hoping you received your scentsy, and if not Please let me know. They come pretty fast normally. I love you roo lamp, and what pretty pictures. I can't wait to hear about your mission!!~ XO

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  4. What a lovely set of china and along side the rooster, it is just gorgeous!
    I love the song that you posted today, it's one of my favorites.
    Happy hunting!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  5. G'day Shelia ~ So glad to hear from you ... you are TERRIBLY missed.

    Love the lamp & those gorgeous dishes, you DO know how to fluff!

    Sares @ Loveleightreasures has a darling mirror photo & I told her to contact you ... you'll love it for your feature day.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  6. Wonderful fluffing! Love the red willow plates.

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  7. we certainly can't forget you! Can't wait to hear what you have been up to.

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  8. Good Morning Sheila Sweetie...
    I have been worried about you. Glad to hear you are amongst us again, and working on a secret project and not ill. I can't wait to see what you are up to.

    I love, Love, LOVE the rooster lamp, and the pink softness in color is so pretty for the sun porch. You chose the perfect touch as always.

    Thank you for sharing sweetie. I am so happy to see you post. Have a glorious week. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  9. My Gram had the blue!!

    I can't wait to see what you're working on!

    Have a great week!

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  10. Forget you? Never! Missing you? Always! I'd love to drop by for tea - no lumps, please. Love the song your shared. I just heard it on the radio as I was working around the house. Can't wait to hear what you've been up to.
    ~Adrienne~

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  11. Love your rooster lamp. This is my first visit to your blog. I came via BNOTP.

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  12. Dear Shelia, I love that song :o) Nice you're back and thank you for sharing your lovely transferware with us. Yes, I do notice those old movies too, lol. I will keep a look-out for more of these pieces, if that is ok with you :o)
    God bless you, sweet friend

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  13. A mysterious quest....I wonder what you could be up to????

    Love your red transferware. I used to collect pink willow for the longest time. I eventually sold it all and switch to red and blue transferware in the Johnson Bros Britain Castles pattern.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  14. Shella your table looks beautiful! If your rooster lamp goes missing don't look here(LOL)!! I just beacame your newest follower, Martina

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  15. Your dishes are SO pretty...I would display them all the time. And Mr Rooster looks awfully happy in their company! I like the idea of a little edging to the shade, I am sure you would do a marvelous job! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  16. Oh Shelia, it is so pretty. I love your rooster lamp, it is one of my all time favorites and your china is fabulous. It looks so pretty on your lovely chest. I can't wait to see more of the room. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Love the red willow - and I rarely see that pattern in red. Also, love today's Note Song - we sing it regularly at our church. Hurry back to us. Sally

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  18. Very pretty Shelia...I love your rooster lamp..I want one! Hope all is well with you and yours :D

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  19. It's lovely to see you here today! Your china is so pretty and you posted one of my favorite worship songs. Blessings, Pam

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  20. I miss you bunches.. come back when you can..

    hugs
    Sonny

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  21. Oh, I have missed you. So glad to hear you are ok. Love the red/pink willow dishes. And the rooster lamp is adorable. Hope you will be back soon. Karie

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  22. Love your rooster lamp! Your pink china is just like
    my Mason's Pink Vista...love it!
    Pamela xo

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  23. Love the willow plates and your Roo is just adorable! I wish I had a Roo lamp, it's so cute.

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  24. The red will displayed upright like that is beautiful. I was at an estate sale this weekend thta had a lot of old blue willow. I wonder what you are up to.....

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  25. Hi Shelia,
    I love your red willow china! Hope you are enjoying your blog break.

    Carolyn

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  26. Hi Shelia
    Hope you are having a good time on your quest.
    I do love your red and white dishes...and the vignette with your rooster is lovely.
    Looking forward to hearing about what you have been up to!
    *hugs*
    enjoy
    Judi

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  27. Cozy and Home- yup that's what it speaks to me too! Such pretty pictures!

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  28. Beautiful vignette and I ADORE your Rooster Lamp...it's calling me! lol! ;) Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

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  29. What a perfect vignette. The transferware pieces are so lovely--I especially adore your tray. Hugs, Kim

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  30. Hello Sheila, have you looked on eBay for more of your transferware? Sometimes you can find a piece or two to add to your collection. I, too, have some of the red and white and love it.
    Thanks for your visit and kind words.

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  31. I love your gorgeous plates and that rooster lamp is sooo gorgeous!!!

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  32. Shelia,
    Beautiful rooster and transferware. Have a wonderful day!

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  33. Pink and white transferware is one of my favorites too. And I love your rooster lamp ~ very nice. What ever you are working on I hope it turns out to your satisfaction. Have a great day.(-:

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  34. What pretty dishes. So cheery. I'm loving your rooster lamp so much, too.

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  35. Hi Shelia, I wrote a comment a bit ago and It didn't go through. A server disconnect. It happens to me now and then.

    Your sun room looks wonderful with the rooster and the red 'willow' dishes. My dtr. has those dishes in her breakfast room. I love them too. Hers are vintage from her MIL. It all looks so warm and inviting.

    My stitches came out today and I am beginning to feel so much better. Hooray!

    Happy days to you my dear blogging friend.
    Love, Jeanne

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  36. Pretty vignette, Shelia. I love the rooster lamp and the red willow dishes....Christine

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  37. I love your vignette! Your red willow is gorgeous.

    Kathy

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  38. I just adore your red Willow, Sheila! Any red transferware at all and I'm swooning! Gorgeous! Your rooster lamp is cute too, I might add! I love that song by Matt Redman and we love to sing it.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  39. Visiting from BNOP. Love your pretty red/pink and white and "The Heart of Worship."

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)