Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just A Piddlin'


Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm not doing too much at the moment. No big projects. Not even been using a can of spray paint! I guess I'm kinda resting. So I thought I'd show you a little bit of my spiffing in the dining room.

 You've all seen my olden buffet before. She's scratched and a bit battered but do I care? No, no Nannette. Not in the least. She has stories to tell but she's not talking! Shoot! :) That's a very olden mirror too and it's really not dirty, you're seeing the spots where the mirroring is fading. I kinda love that!

 Now I put together this floral arrangement more years ago than I would want you to know. I continually think I'll take it apart. But some how I just never do. I love the artichoke and the persimmons. So here it sits again and will probably sit here again in the future!  I can be kinda boring like that you know.

Oh, I almost forgot! Mr. Precious gave me these candle sticks for Christmas. They're very simple but can be used in so many upcoming vignettes. I love them too! Can you love very simple but pretty candlesticks? Well, you bet your dripping wax you can! :) Clever, aren't I? :)

You've seen this too...an olden hand painted tea service given to me by my mother so many years ago. I do love it! Look at the dogwood blossoms. Now you may ask, can you really love an olden hand painted teas service? Well, you bet your sugar cubes you can! :)

Across the room from my olden buffet is my Little Richard. I love him too! He's holding a tea service too! This is a little sweet set my mother gave me also. She loves me you know! :)

 A little closeup of my little pretties.

 I could offer you a cup of tea but these little cups are so little you'd take two sips and the tea would be gone!

These olden candlesticks were given to me by my aunt. She's in heaven now and I know she'd be so proud that I still use them from time to time. 

Well, like I said, I'm just a piddlin' today. Not up to much. Don't have words of wisdom to leave with you ( I don't think I ever do!). Don't have a wow your tiny socks off project or even a tasty morsel to show you...just  me a piddlin' in the dining room.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~ I heard President Obama sing a bit of this song and I can't get it out of my head. I do love this song...enjoy

Let's Stay Together

I'm, I'm so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is alright with me
'Cause you make me feel, so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you

Me sayin' since, baby, since we've been together
Ooo, loving you forever
Is what I need
Let me, be the one you come running to
I'll never be untrue
Ooo baby

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad

Oooo oooo ooo ooo, yeah
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad

Why somebody, why people break up
Oh, and turn around and make up
I just can't seeeeeeeee
You'd never do that to me
(Would you baby)
'Cause being around you is all I see
It's why I want us to

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether

~ sung by Al Green


Monday, January 30, 2012

Circle Journal


Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so thrilled to tell you I was asked to participate in a Circle Journal group! I've never done this before but it sounded like so much fun. And you know how I love to have fun. There's 10 ladies involved.
 We were to come up with a theme for our journals. Now I decided for my theme ~ 'By Hand'! Now if you know me, you know how I love to keep my tiny dainty talented fingers so busy. This would be just perfect for my journal.

 I made a collage on the computer with elements that I have used 'By Hand' to create many things.

 I also poked down three olden buttons on the front. I used chip board for my pages and huge 3" rings to hold them together.

 This is what you see when you open up my journal. A sweet hand I found from The Graphics Fairy and a favorite scripture. The facing page is about me and why I chose my theme. You can't see it very well, but the words on the border describe 'By Hand' things like: sewing, patterns, thread, crochet, embroidery, etc.
I'm just so clever like that! :) Please know I'm kidding.

The next two pages.

At the top I have the instructions for my fellow Circle Journalies to follow. Kind of a flip flop top! :)

I took some scrapbooking paper and sewed up a pocket on my sewing machine.

 Then I've made a tag for each to decorate and added 'By Hand' for them to write their name and address on the back.



 Also there's one of those sweet hands for each Circle Journalie to add to her page in my journal. 

 Oops! I can see my tiny little knot has untied itself. I'll have to fix that!

 Flip up the flap and I've placed tiny little pictures of some of the things I've made 'By Hand'. Most of you have probably seen all of these things before.

 Again, because I'm so clever, I added a little mannequin and paper pieced her a lovely frock! :)

Then it was time to make my own two page spread of my craftiness! 

 Oh, I embroidered this 'By Hand' and was going to use it on the front of my journal but it just didn't work the way I wanted it to. So here it is!

 Sewing, crocheting, needles, embroidering graphics.

 Just the cutest little square filled with sewing sayings. I love this!

 You can't do any needle crafts without some scissors! :)

Here's the back of my journal. My journal will be mailed out tomorrow to a Circle Journalie and she will put her creativity to work on two pages in my journal. I'll receive a journal and will decorate two pages relating to the theme. We'll all mail a journal on the first of each month to another Circle Journalie until all the journals have made the rounds. We should get our own journals back around October and it will be filled with wonderfulness from each gal. Doesn't this sound fun? 

I just may show you each month what I decide to do in each journal that comes into my most dainty fingers! 



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Circle of Friends


We were made to love and be loved
But the price this world demands will cost you far too much
I spent so many years just trying to fit in
Now I've found a place in this circle of friends

In a circle of friends we have one Father
In a circle of friends we share this prayer
That every orphaned soul will know
And all will enter in
To the shelter of this circle of friends

If you weep, I will weep with you
If you sing for joy the rest of us will lift our voices too
But no matter what you feel inside there's no need to pretend
That's the way it is in this circle of friends

In a circle of friends We have one father
In a circle of friends we share this prayer
That we'll gather together no matter how the highway bends
I will not lose this circle of friends

Among the nations, tribes and tongues we have sisters and brothers
And when we meet in heaven we will recognize each other 
With joy so deep and love so sweet
Oh we'll celebrate these friends
And a life that never ends

In a prayer
That will not be long before 
All will enter in 
To the shelter of this circle of friends
That it will not be long before
All will enter in 
To the shelter of this circle of friends
~sung by Point of Grace

Friday, January 27, 2012

Springing Up


Hello, Dear Ones! I'm getting Spring fever even though it's not time yet! I don't care! I really enjoy Christmas and all of the Christmasing but it feels good to put it all away and start Springing up!
So I'll show you my early Springing up in my china cabinet.

 My china cabinet is pretty olden. Got it back in the late 1970s. It has some little touches of burl wood on the doors and at the very top. I love that!

I had to swing open the doors wide so you can see! Just like swinging open the windows to let in a nice Spring breeze! 

 I pulled out my old Franciscan Desert Rose dishes and a few other little pieces. This pattern just makes me smile and if you know me ~ I just love to smile! :)

Doesn't this dish pattern just make you smile? Love the little gravy boat with it's attached underplate, sugar bowl and creamer. The little sugar bowl's lid has a little pink rose bud as the tiny little knob. I'm smiling again. That's a tiny little individual Fostoria salt/pepper in a tiny little tray. Oh, the bunny egg dish is peeping over the gravy boat and is shouting, "Look at me! Look at me!" :)

My platter and two sets of Desert Rose Salt/Peppers. The set on the right is olden and the set on the left, not so olden. But aren't they cute? Are you smiling yet? I am! :) Also I've poked down my Fostoria butter dish. Sparkly, shiny, Springy!

 The green bunny tray just looks like it belongs with my old Franciscan Desert Rose dishes. Like my little salt/peppers, some of the dishes are olden ones and some are not so olden. You may ask do I care? Nah! :)
Now the napkins rings are not Franciscan, just cute with little tiny rose buds.

I've poked in three different sets of glasses. These are very olden pink depression glass. 

 These are very olden too and are so dainty and fragile. There's a little etching around the rim and they're pink too!

 My last set of pink glasses...not so olden but very pink and swirly!

 I saw the cut glass small pitcher at Marshalls a few years ago, fell in love with it and the rest is history! :)

 Are you smiling yet?

I've hung kind of a Eastery eggy tassel on my china cabinet door and just so you'll know...I'm still smiling.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Spring Fever

A little bird, he told me so
He said come on, get on the go
Open your eyes the sky is full of butterflies
The blossoms on the trees stir up the honey bees
Spring makes my fever right

Spring fever, spring is here at last
Spring fever, my heart’s beating fast
Get up, get out spring is everywhere

Well if you feel the wanderlust
Just grab a car or hop a bus
In every town there’s excitement to be found
So much is happening
Don’t miss the joy of spring
The world’s in love just look around

Spring fever comes to everyone
Spring fever, it’s time for fun
Get up, get out spring is everywhere

Spring fever, it’s spring fever time
Spring fever, watch that fever climb
Get up, get out spring is everywhere

Spring is everywhere 
~ sung by Elvis

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Boo Boop Be Doop


Hello, Dear Ones! I just had to think of a different kind of title for my post today because I show you this view so very often. I love my little china hutch in the breakfast room and I change it out so often. But it's so much fun and you all know how I love to have fun. So if you don't want to see it again ~ you're excused. :)
I just love seeing some of your beautiful all over white homes but honey, I just gotta have color and by the way this snap looks ~ lots of it! ;)

 Here's my little play toy hutch! All happy to be Januaried up! :) I do believe I hear some clucking and crowing going on!

 I've placed some yard birds on the very top and they just love it up here!

 Then I've poked down a most fun pattern of little dishes with chickens and fruit all over the shelves.

Rooster face off! I've had the amber colored Rooster for some time and while out Christmas shopping for others found the green colored one for me! :) 


 Here's the platter and little chicken planter filled with some of my jeweled fruit I used at Christmas time.

 I've got color here...

 I've got color there...

 but oh no! I don't have a grandbaby any where! :(  I keep Carter's little high chair right here for her when she comes for a visit. I found this olden high chair and painted it up all special for my Little Tiny! If you'd like to see the post of my redoing it, you can go HERE.

I always tell you my little breakfast room china hutch is my favorite toy, but now that I have my new baker's rack ~ it's a toss up! I told you I had lots of stuff in here! :)

Creating a House of Grace for Twice Owned Tuesday


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

I Wanna Be Loved By You

I wanna be loved by you
just you and nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you - alone.
Boo boop be doop

I wanna be kissed by you
just you and nobody alse but you
I wanna be kissed by you - alone.
Boo boop be doop

I couldn't aspire
to anything higher
and to feel the desire
to make you my own.
Badum badum bee doodily dum ! Boo !

I wanna be loved by you 
just you and nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you - alone.
Boo boop be doop

I couldn't aspire
to anything higher
and to feel the desire
to make you my own.
Badum badum bee doodily dum ! Boo !

I wanna be loved by you
just you and nobody else but you
I wanna be loved by you
Ba deedily deedily deedily dum 
Boo boop be doop ! 
~ sung by Betty Boop