Monday, February 28, 2011

Girly Girly

Hello, Dear Ones. I thought I would share you what I've done with my little Duncan Phyfe drop leaf table in the den.



I decided to go a little girly girly on it for a change. Mr. Precious is okay with it! :)




I played with my photos too to make them look a little romantic and dreamy. I love that, don't you? Can you love your little altered photos that look a little romantic and dreamy? Well, you bet your Romeo and Juliet's long good night kisses you can! :)



If you visit me often you know I love to poke little chests upon my tables and put stuff on top of them! This little chest is filled with flatware. Now I would say silverware, being from the south and all, but there's no silver in that chest at all. Okay, I'm getting off track. Upon my little wooden chest I've propped up a sweet little white tray, a little porcelain flower thingy and one of two white ladies. The little lady loves it up here and she's even shakin' a leg (southern for dancin'). :)


Isn't she sweet? Listen...I do believe she's humming too!


Then the other little white lady is standing on the table. I do believe she is saying, "Romeo, Romeo, where art thou, Romeo?"



Isn't she a pretty little thing? I found this little couple a year or so ago at Ross or Marshalls. I've never even used them in my decorating around the house. They've been hiding in a cabinet. Poor little things! Like caged birds ~ set free... :)



Here's the little flower thingy. My mother gave this to me and I believe she found it at Wal Mart. It's special to me because she gave it to me and it's a pretty little piece too, don't you think?


Take it in...just breath. I'm really talking to myself, Dear Ones! You know I'm a silly! :)


I almost forgot! I have used this pretty green vase filled with faux hydrangeas on the side. I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me! :) You're probably tired of hearing me say that, but guess what? I'm going to keep on saying it because it's so true! :)



Well, there's my girly girly table. Hope you like it and I'm always so greatful to have you pop in for a visit.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~



Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"

Let's go girls! Come on.

I'm going out tonight-I'm feelin' alright
Gonna let it all hang out
Wanna make some noise-really raise my voice
Yeah, I wanna scream and shout
No inhibitions-make no conditions
Get a little outta line
I ain't gonna act politically correct
I only wanna have a good time

The best thing about being a woman
Is the prerogative to have a little fun

Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy-forget I'm a lady
Men's shirts-short skirts
Oh, oh, oh, really go wild-yeah, doin' it in style
Oh, oh, oh, get in the action-feel the attraction
Color my hair-do what I dare
Oh, oh, oh, I wanna be free-yeah, to feel the way I feel
Man! I feel like a woman!

The girls need a break-tonight we're gonna take
The chance to get out on the town
We don't need romance-we only wanna dance
We're gonna let our hair hang down

The best thing about being a woman
Is the prerogative to have a little fun

Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy-forget I'm a lady
Men's shirts-short skirts
Oh, oh, oh, really go wild-yeah, doin' it in style
Oh, oh, oh, get in the action-feel the attraction
Color my hair-do what I dare
Oh, oh, oh, I wanna be free-yeah, to feel the way I feel
Man! I feel like a woman!

The best thing about being a woman
Is the prerogative to have a little fun (fun, fun)

Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy-forget I'm a lady
Men's shirts-short skirts
Oh, oh, oh, really go wild-yeah, doin' it in style
Oh, oh, oh, get in the action-feel the attraction
Color my hair-do what I dare
Oh, oh, oh, I wanna be free-yeah, to feel the way I feel
Man! I feel like a woman!

I get totally crazy
Can you feel it
Come, come, come on baby
I feel like a woman
~ sung by Shania Twain

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Quest - Revealed

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I've put up a few posts in the last week but I haven't shared with you yet why I took a break. Why I was on a quest.

I'll bet you thought I would come back and show you a
piece of furniture I redid.
Nope.


Or maybe I had rearranged a room?
Nope.


Embroidered something pretty with my most dainty fingers?
Nope.


Or maybe I went on a trip to somewhere wonderful?
Nope.


Maybe I sewed up some more pillows?
Nope.


Sorry if I disappoint but my quest had nothing to do with that.


You see I started thinking about my ancestry.


Grandparents, great great grandparents and beyond.


More than just genealogy, but searching for my ancestors who fought
in the War Between the States.


Mr. Precious is a member of the Sons of the Confederacy and
even the Sons of the American Revolution.
I knew since I'm from the deep south (Alabama) I just had to have
some Confederate soldiers in my lineage.
So therefore ~ My Quest ~ which takes time.

Now I've been working on my genealogy for over ten years and have quite a lot of info
~ eight notebooks and some file folders bursting at the seams.
I was needing to get my info updated and search for my confeds and my Revolutionaries.

See? Well, it looks a bit of a mess but I'm really quite organized with my hard work.

I have my lines all organized into notebooks.

I used the program Family Tree Maker to type all of my info into and then I can print out the pages and it looks very nice and is easy to read. I also add pictures when I have some.

Well, Dear ones, I'm thrilled to tell you I have found nine Confederate soldiers and two Revolutionary soldiers! Now I have to trace them through the family lines down to me!
So I'll continue to work finding birth certificates, marriage licenses and census reports
then hopefully one day I can tell you I've applied to a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Here's a tin type photo of my little family we had made in Opryland way back in the middle 70s. Those are not real guns! I didn't want you to think I'd let my children play with real guns! No no Nannette! But honey, did I ever tell you I could shoot a fly off a bee's head?
Yes, ma'am I can!! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Dixie

I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten;
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie's Land!
In Dixie's Land where I was born in,
Early on one frosty morning,
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie's Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie's Land I'll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
~ sung by me!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

High Tea With Laura

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm joining our Dear Laura at Decor To Adore for her party today ~ High Tea Tablescapes! I have to admit I've been on a little break and just found out today about her party and certainly wanted to come. I love tea parties. So I hope you'll excuse me as I've pulled up a past post to party with today. This post was from 2008 when I first started blogging so enjoy it and be sure to pop over to Laura's for more parties and some tea and scones! :)


I'm so thrilled you're here to have tea with me today. It's a little special for me because I'm using some old Fostoria crystal that was passed down to me from my Aunt Alma after she passed away. Even when I was a very young girl she would tell me she wanted me to have her crystal. I was having tea parties way back then and she knew I would love and cherish her pieces. I do!


So come into the living room and sit down. I've dressed the table up just for you! I have a pretty old tablecloth here (I even ironed it) and everything is in place for our tea!

See the pretty Colony crystal plates? I think they're just so dainty.

Let me pour the tea. Oh, good! It's just perfect, not too strong, just right! Aren't the cup and saucer sweet, too?

What do you take in your tea?

A little sugar?

Some cream? Again, look at the Colony sugar and creamer.

I like to float a little slice of lemon on top of my tea. Doesn't it smell divine?

You know you just cannot have a proper tea without serving cucumber sandwiches. Would you like one? I just made them this morning.

Do you like the sandwich server? I don't get to use it enough.

A lemon poppy scone?

Here are some fresh blackberries in a perfect little bowl - Fostoria American pattern.

Biscuits dipped in chocolate (that's what the English call cookies)
in a three footed Colony crystal dish.

I put this together this morning just for you. I took one of my cake plates, and filled a American crystal glass with these little roses and topped them with my cloche. I think it looks very dainty and girly, don't you? Did I ever tell you how creative I am? :)



I've even bought six long stemmed roses for this occasion and put them into a lovely crystal vase my Mr. Precious gave me. This vase is soooooooo heavy.

Can you smell the fragrance? Hmmm, I love the smell of roses.


Aw, and a little candlelight is always a good thing. Again, I'm using the little American patterned footed compotes for my candle holders.

Hope you've enjoyed coming to my little tea party.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
In My Life
There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all
But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more
~ John Lennon/Paul McCartney

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