Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Little Bit of Hutching

Hello, Dear Ones.
Well, here I am again in my little breakfast room 
just scooching and moving stuff around in my little tiny hutch.

You're probably tired of seeing my thrifted dishes 
but
I just had to poke them on the shelves and play a bit more.

My little country maid just looked so perfect with these dishes so here she is.

I told you in my last post I had made some reversible napkins that I copied from 
my friend Lynne at Lynne's Gifts from the Heart. 
Here you can see both sides. Isn't this the neatest idea!

I threw down the veggie bowl and poked faux apples in it
then tossed down a Fallish pick.


Platter, bunny, egg cup with an apple. 
This is Fallish, isn't it?

Here I've filled a little cloche with tiny apples.
Kinda apple sauceish! :)

I hope you've liked seeing my little hutch and don't mind seeing these dishes again.
I've been milking the heck out of them.

Oh, I almost forgot!
This little set of salt and peppers were given to me after my aunt Naomi passed away.
She was my Daddy's sister and just the sweetest lady you would ever want to meet.
She lived on a farm and gave me many cousins and I had my first bite of macaroni and cheese at her house and I can still remember her saying, "Shelia, just take one little bite for aunt Nay."
I held my nose, I'm sure, and took a little bite and fell in love with macaroni and cheese!


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One more thing...
Just wanted you to know Mr. Precious and I are hitting the road in the morning 
to go see our little grand daughter, Carter! 
I'm thrilled beyond words!
We really are driving to up state New York 
and are so looking forward to seeing the beautiful sights along the way.
We have been up in the attic gathering toys: Cabbage Patch dolls, My Little Ponies, stuffed animals, Barbies, and scrapbooks and photos. My daughter kept everything growing up and I've just kept all of her things. Now she's going to get them back! Even her wedding dress. :)

So I'll try to pop in and visit you when I can but probably won't be posting much
because I'm going to be playing with Carter! :)
Say a little prayer for us as we travel and
I'll see you all later with lots of grand baby snaps!

You are my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

A Song For You
I've been so many places in my life and time
I've sung a lot of songs I've made some bad rhyme
I've acted out my love in stages
With ten thousand people watching
But we're alone now and I'm singing this song for you

I know your image of me is what I hope to be

I've treated you unkindly but darlin' can't you see
There's no one more important to me
Darlin' can't you please see through me
Cause we're alone now and I'm singing this song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth withholding nothing

You came out in front and I was hiding
But now I'm so much better and if my words don't come together
Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding

I love you in a place where there's no space or time

I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song for you

You taught me precious secrets of the truth withholding nothing

You came out in front and I was hiding
But now I'm so much better and if my words don't come together
Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding

I love you in a place where there's no space or time

I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song for you

We were alone and I was singing this song for you
~ sung by The Carpenters






59 comments:

  1. Those dishes were such a great find, Shelia, they wanted to come home with you and reside on your hutch. Your granddaughter is so adorable, have a safe trip and have fun fun fun. For once you and I will be in the same state, except I am all the way downstate! ;-) xo

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  2. I love how you are always changing things out...your hutch looks so pretty with your new dishes, I love that pattern! Everything is perfect for fall!

    Carter is getting so big! She's at such a nice age, always ready for fun! I wish you and your hubby a safe and fun trip! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Wow..has she grown. Is she ever sweet. I bet you can't wait to hold her. She looks like she'll be talking your ear off. I think our Riley is around the same age and now when I leave her she looks at me and says "Call me". Cracks me up every-time. Your hutch is so pretty. Have a wonderful and safe trip, Shelia. Hugs, Deb

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  4. Love your post! Great photos, pretty dishes, beautiful granddaughter! Enjoy your trip.

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  5. Your hutch looks so pretty, Shelia. I love your new dishes too, so why not keep showing them? They look great against the red background and with all the apple accents.

    Your granddaughter is adorable! Have a safe trip & a wonderful time. I don't know how far upstate you're going, but make sure you wave to me if you pass me by. :D

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  6. That's the great thing about hutches..you can play around over and over again, like you, always making pretty each time. I never get tired of your gorgeous dishes and your country maid is adorable, as are your aunt's heirloom figurines. Enjoy having a great time with beautiful and adorable Carter. Thanks for your lovely visit, it makes me so happy, dear Shelia!
    FABBY

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  7. Wishing you travel mercy! Love your fall decor. Such a sweet little granddaughter! I know you are so excited. Have a great time.

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  8. The hutch in her new dress of thrifted dishes looks pretty!
    Travel safely and enjoy your time with Carter and her mom and dad. How exciting to take a road trip to upstate NY during the fall. Take lots of photos...........Sarah

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  9. Prayers for a safe and happy trip Shelia, Carter is b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l! Have the most marvellous visit!

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  10. Shelia- I just love your sweet little hutch and your dishes. I went (to myself) what is a Fallish pick? I thought it was some BRAND...I didn't think Fall-ish....you know like some famous designer that I didn't know-like Robert B. Fallish. I gotta tell you- I guess I had a blond moment there...lol

    Your little Carter is just beautiful. She looks like one of those sweet children you see modeling Swedish hats and mittens. Isn't she darling? Where in upstate NY? I grew up just across the state line in PA and my brother still lives upstate.

    Have a safe and wonderful trip! xo Diana

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  11. your hutch looks mighty pretty.. have a safe and happy trip and bring back lots of photos and fun stories for us...

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  12. Have a safe trip Shelia and have a wonderful time with your family! Carter is getting so big, she's a little cutie!

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  13. Everything looks so nice and FALL-ish! I did a little 'poking' today and if I EVER get rid of this cold/sinus/flu/crud I might just do a post; I'm so far behind everyone!
    Travel safely, and have a wonderful visit with your fam. What a great road trip!
    Nancy

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  14. Have a safe trip, Miss Sheila. I'll be awaiting your return!!! Sally

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  15. Have a GREAT trip Shelia! I'll be praying! :)

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  16. Look at that little face!!! Just waiting to be smooched by Grammie and Grampie!!! Good for you, taking a trip and yes, bring all those goodies to her!!! Let mom figure out where they'll go!! Safe trip, I'll be waving to you from Rochester!!!

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  17. Shelia, your posts are always so cute! I never get tired of seeing your pretty dishes! I pray that you will have a safe trip and enjoy the time with your granddaughter!

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  18. Enjoy your visit with little Carter. She looks so much like you, Shelia! Cute!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  19. Have fun with Carter. It's always great when we get to spend time with our grand babies. Love your salt and pepper shakers.

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  20. Shelia,I so love your little hutch and never tire of your pretty dishes. The S&p shakers are lovely especially with the lovely story. Safe trip,looking forward to seeing your happy snaps of that little angel. xx

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  21. Eek, so excited you're going to spend time with Carter! Hope you have a safe trip and enjoy the many sights along the way. Your hutch is beautiful with its fallen decor, still loving the dishes and the little S&P's are adorable. But Shelia, honestly - let's talk about this new header/banner!!! Can we get a little more information on that beauty?! Hugs ~ Mary

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  22. A long drive but well worth it to see your granddaughter. There are some interesting stops along the way if you have time to explore. Travel safely.

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  23. Hi darling.. oh what great fun to go and see that precious little girl.. Carter is getting so big.. don't they grow quickly? I miss the heck out of my Bailey.. glad you get to make the trip.. it's bound to be beautiful up that way. I love your hutch and your dishes.. tire of them never.. Thanks so much for the mention darling.. Be sure to take tons of pictures to share.. safe travels. hugs ~lynne~

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  24. Hi Sheila, what a sweet hutch...love that little bunny and the salt/pepper shakers. Oh it should be a lovely trip to upstate New York this time of year. Your little Carter is a doll baby..I am sure you will have a wonderful time with her. I hope your trip is safe...take care.

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  25. Carter made my day! Priceless picture :)

    It's beginning to feel Christmas in your blog Shelia. I love it. Have a great week!

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  26. Your hutch looks lovely with your new dishes!
    Have a safe trip to my state, and enjoy your visit with your adorable Carter!

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  27. Your hutch and your new dishes look fabulous. Love the display. Have a safe and fun trip. Playing with grandbabies is the best thing in the world. Hugs, Marty

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  28. All so pretty -- that little maid is especially pretty!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  29. Awww she is adorable...drive safe,be blessed and have an amazing trip,can't wait for yall to share the adventure.

    Love your treasures,and the reversible placemats are wonderful!

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  30. Shelia - Your hutch looks beautiful - all decorated up for Fall. That Carter is precious. Have a safe trip and enjoy your time with her.

    Judy

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  31. Enjoy your trip! I know you will have a ball! Sweet hugs!

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  32. Shelia,
    Love the changes in your Fallish Hutch, dear friend! Those napkin fabrics are lovely!!! I'll be praying for your safe travels and for a great reunion with your daughter and "little Carter"! Be sure to take lots of photos...and get lots of hugs and kisses!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  33. I'm not tired of seeing your pretty dishes one bit! They are so pretty in your hutch with your apples. Your precious granddaughter will love all of those goodies you're bringing her. I'm sure your daughter will be nostalgic seeing her daughter play with her own toys like that too. Have a wonderful trip and look forward to seeing pics when you get back!

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  34. Hi sweet friend...that little one that you are going to visit, she is the cutest little jewel! Love her sitting in that swing, so so cute! Have a most wonderful visit with tons of hugs and kisses! Love your pretty things on your hutch too...and you! ;)

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  35. Shelia, you will have so much fun with your granddaughter, that you will be overjoyed to miss us! What a long, long drive that is. Our son and his family used to live up there and it took us 14 or more hours on the road. Drive safely and it goes w/o anyone saying to have fun...you will have loads of fun and hugs! You did get into "Fallish" just in time! Looks great, Helen

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  36. Shelia,
    Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself which I am sure you will!!

    Love your hutch and all those sweet dishes!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  37. Your hutch looks amazing! Beautiful dishes! Have fun with Carter!!!

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  38. Looking forward to see and hear about your wonderful play-trip with your cute grandaughter:)

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  39. Love your hutch and have lots of fun with precious Carter.

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  40. Sheila, your hutch looks fabulous. Have fun with Carter and have a safe trip!

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  41. Your hutch looks lovely! The two sided napkins you made look wonderful! Oh my gosh you great grand daughter Carter is too adorable! She really is precious! Going upstate New York sounds fabulous! Have a great time! See ya when you are back!!

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  42. Everything looks so wonderful Sheila! And your granddaughter is just adorable! :-)
    Vanessa

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  43. I can't believe how Carter has grown! She is such a cutie Shelia.

    I know you are having a fantabulous time!

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  44. I love seeing your dishes. It's that time again to change mine out. I always love to see the pretty hutch displays.

    Hugs,
    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  45. Ahhhh... The Carpenters!

    Love the apples under the cloche. Very good-looking.

    Have fun on your trip!

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  46. oh... Carter is so cute. I know you love her so much you can't stand it!
    Love, Lorraine

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  47. HI SHELIA!!!
    I think your hutch with those amazing dishes are perfect!!!I love all the apple things!!!Love those salt and pepper shakers too!!!!OH my...oh my...what a fun trip you are going to have!!!Just traveling to Upstate NY is an adventure in itself!!!WHAT fun...stop and pick or buy some fresh APPLES!!!!Your Grand daughter is so cute...I love her Unisex name...I have a unisex name and both my daughters do as well....now my grand daughter does too!!!I think they are special and unique!!!!
    Have a wonderful time.....and you and I are alot alike...I have all my KIDS Special old toys...Fisher price HOUSE-SCHOOL and BARN...BARBIES galore..I think over 30 of them!!!Strawberry shortcake dolls....like ALL of them!!!
    She is going to LOVE all these special toys!!!1
    hugs,
    jamie

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  48. Sheila, So excited about your road trip to visit your precious, beautiful little Carter! By now, I pray you've made it safely to NY! Hope you have many adventures along the way, and loads of fun in NY! ...Loving your unique dishes, country maid, and the S&P Girls! And I love that the cute little girls have history! How special! ...Take Care of yourself! :)

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  49. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Oh I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to wish you most funnest trip ever...on your way to see your family and that darn sweet little Carter too! Oh I can only imagine how excited you both are.
    Carter is so big Shelia....and she's going to get her mom's precious toys to play with. Now that is very special. You will be only about 3.5 hours from where I am at the Rockledge cottage....
    Safe travels and enjoy much...
    *hugs*
    Judi

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  50. Beautiful, as always, Shelia! I love your dishes, but, admittedly, sweet Carter is the real highlight of your post! Have a wonderful time with your family!

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  51. Oh your granddaughter is so adorable and I know you all will have a wonderfully Blessed visit. I pray for you to have a safe trip there and back home. There is just nothing like a sweet grandchild.

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  52. It's going to be like Christmastime for Carter when you arrive. What fun, what fun! Shelia, I love your dishes and I would never get tired of seeing them...they are so perfect for your hutch. Love all the fall touches you've added. Have a wonderful trip and give that sweet granddaughter a hug for me. :)

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  53. Hi Shelia, I came over to see if you were home yet. Time has a way of getting away from me. Your hutch and your thrifty dishes look great. You are so good at decorating anything you decide to do. I mean it. The napkins that are reversible are very pretty.One thing I know about you is you are always getting the best ideas Shelia. I do love visiting your blog.

    Have a wonderful time with your family and little Carter.
    Love, Jeanne

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  54. Safe travels Shelia. I love your hutch, it looks really nice.

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  55. Yipee, I found your blog again. I took along break from blogging and came back again eventually. And now you have a grand daughter. Love her name. you look as beautiful as ever and your decorating skills are as wonderful as I remember. I love hutches. Enjoy your trip.

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  56. have an awesome & safe trip...and take LOTS of picture for us!!!! ;}

    m ^..^

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  57. Sweet story about you and Aunt "Nay." Aren't you glad you listened to her?

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