Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fall On The Drop Leaf Table

Hello, Dear Ones! First of all I would like to thank you all who commented on the Anna costume I made for little Carter! She wore it proudly. And, I'm feeling so much better this week. Thanks again for your kindness to me!
Okie dokie! I thought I would show you a little vignette I set up on my old Duncan Phyfe drop leaf table. I love this old table and it made it's way into our den.
This is a very old nine day clock (it winds down after about nine days and you have to take a key and wind it back up) that belonged to my great grandfather who gave it to my mother and she gave it to me. It was made during the late 1800s. We had it worked on once and the lady's hands were shaking as she looked at it. She said she'd never seen one this old in this good shape! Made me love it all the more. Anyway, it made the way from Texas To New York. We did let the movers pack this for us. It has the most lovely tick tock.
Here's my little Fallen vignette.
If you visit me very often you know how I love my little Staffordshire dog figurines. Well, some are Staffies, some are fake Staffies and some dog figurines are just cute. This little honey is just cute and he looks pretty Fallen so he got the job!
He's so happy to do his part for Fall. Look at that smile. He got a couple of pun'kins to pose with him.
Don't we just love our cloches? Well I poked some hydrangeas under mine, placed some tiny little pun'kins inside a tiny little birdcage and added one more pun'kin! I'm so clever you know! :)
Oh, I told you what the packers did to this lamp. Broke my heart. Mr. Precious had given this to my little mother many years ago and I was just treasuring it after she passed away. When I opened the box to unpack it, the dodos had placed the base of the lamp in the bottom of a big box and packed all kinds of things on top of it and bent it all up! The glass globe would not fit. Well, the insurance we bought for the move paid to have it fixed, well sort of. It's not perfect and the globe sits a little crooked but at least I can use it.
So there you go ~ a little spot in my den. I am going to hang up some pictures on the blank wall but just haven't done that yet. I  love lots of stuff! I don't show you much of my den, except my mantel because it usually looks like this...
toys, toys and more toys. This is the grandkids room and they play in here when they come over. That's okay, I love it.

Thanks for popping in to see me.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Time Is On My Side

Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is
Now you all would say, that you wanna be free
But you'll come running back (Like I said you would, baby)
You'll come running back (Like I told ya so many times before)
You'll come running back to me, yeah
Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is
You're searchin' for good times, but just wait and see.
You'll come running back (I said you would, darlin')
You'll come running back (Don't you reckon my life [Incomprehensible])
You'll come running back to me
Go ahead, baby, go ahead. Go ahead and light up the town.
Baby, do anything your heart desires remember, I'll always be around
I know, I know like I told ya so many times before
You're gonna come back, yeah you're gonna come back, baby [Incomprehensible]
Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is
'Cause I got the real love the kind that you need
You'll come running back (I knew you would one day)
You'll come running back (Like I told you before)
You'll come running back to me, yeah
Time, time, time is on my side, yes it is, I said
Time, time, time is on my side, yes it is, I said

Time, time, time is on my side
~ sung by The Rolling Stones


  1. Love the happy pup looking over the pumpkins! I'm sorry about the lamp, very sentimental like the clock, precious. Glad you're feeling better and the toys? Grandparents loving their Grandchildren:) Kathleen in Az

    1. Thank you so much, Kathleen! Have a great weekend.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  2. What a treasure the clock is. Beautiful. Your table looks so pretty. Sometimes after my granddaughters go home I can't bring myself to put away the stuffed animals or books for a day or two. :)

  3. All of your Fall touches look so pretty how you have them arranged as a vignette on the table. Just love that sweet pup!! So sad about your lamp!! But it still looks great.

    I just love old clocks. I would never guess yours was that old. Looks great!! Truly precious treasures. Love that you keep a fun space for the grandkids.
    Blessings to you. xoxo

  4. Shelia, that is such a cute Fallen Vignette! Love your little fallish dog and those pumpkins. The real treasure is that clock, I'm so gad it moved well. The lamp is still sweet and it looks pretty in these pics. Have a happy November my friend. I have toys in little bins for when the Grands come and yes, I love it.

  5. Your autumn drop leaf table looks great, Shelia. I so love the gorgeous clock! It's a beauty and the fact it's been in the family all these years makes it even more special! Oh and that last scene is in our family room as well! I wouldn't have it any other way, either! xo ♥

  6. I love the things you have "poked" down on the table with your dainty little I am so glad you were able to get that lamp fixed-even if it isn't perfect it still looks good!
    What a great old clock and how wonderful that you have it and it will probably pass right down to your grandchildren someday. xo Diana

    oh ps- I GET the toy thing! lol

  7. Nice vignette! Very cute and Ilove your "Staffies!"

    What a crying shame about the lamp - I trell ya, it is a fright how dumb so many people are - barely a cell of common sense for the lot of em. Grrrr. Glad it was kinda made right for you though. It's a beautiful lamp!


  8. I've always loved how clocks drive you crazy if you aren't used to them, but once you are around it for a while, you don't even notice it! Your clock is so pretty with a wonderful story.

  9. Your clock is beautiful and how special that it belonged to your grandfather. Your vignette looks so pretty.
    So glad that they could some what fix it.
    Have a great weekend.

  10. The clock is a wonderful treasure with sweet memories.........enjoy!!

  11. so glad you are feeling better! That old clock is amazing! And I love the my eyes open for some when I am shopping!!

  12. Good morning, Shelia. Your clock is amazing! My husband would be drooling over that one because he loves old clocks too. So sweet that it has passed down in your family. Your lamp still looks pretty to me. :)

  13. Oh I love that the clock has such a nice history of being handed down in your family. I like your vignette on the Duncan Phyfe table. Dan and I love clocks and I'm surprised we don't have tons of them in the house. Dan's grandfather was known throughout the community as a clock maker and he did repairs too. Dan got to observe this a child and picked up a bit from it. You should show the den more often. If it includes toys- so what! It's a loved home and lived in and that's reality!

  14. Love your table, clock, and pup! So pretty! And the kids toys show that your home is full of life! Sheila

  15. That clock is a beauty! I am glad you can use your pretty lamp -- some movers are basically not very bright, I think. They just don't care because it's not their own stuff! The dog is really cute, too. I thought of you when I saw a nice pair of the staffordshire dogs while we were in Fairhope. I will post the photo, soon. Do any of yours have glass eyes?

  16. How pretty, Shelia! And how wonderful to be surrounded by your favorites! I actually thought of you yesterday as I was packaging note cards for my sale and came onto a couple of Staffordshire-type antique French dogs! Big smile!

    Have a great weekend!

  17. What a sweet little dog. He was so prefect for you vignette. Lovely treasures you have Shelia. Take Care, Trish

  18. The clock is awesome.... I love the tick tock of an old clock. Lynn made from a kit a winchester chimes wind up clock many years ago, but Im scared to wind it and he won't he doesnt like the constant ding donging... I love it but it is what it is. hehehe Love your Staffy,,, whether is the real McCoy or not he is adorable. The castle we stayed in in Ireland had a room dedicated to these dogs and I was mesmerized by them!
    Have a blessed weekend!

  19. Hello and thanks so much for your visit. Little Carter sure is growing; how precious! Your vignette is lovely. Hard to believe it is Nov. already. My hubby's health has not been good, so I've been away for many months. Same old blog, I've just pulled the older posts back into draft and will try to gradually begin to blog again. Hope you feel better soon and I know you all are looking forward to the holidays. xoxo

  20. Shelia,
    I adore your figurines with the pumpkins in your Den vignette, dear friend!!!
    Seeing grandchildren toys would be a "piece of heaven on earth", as "Mr. Ed" and I have none!!!
    I know you're thrilled to be near family and enjoy every moment with the grands as you can!!!
    Glad you're beginning to feel better!!!

  21. Beautiful vignette!! Love the clock and the dog figurine. I know you are enjoying your family so much. It's great to have them close, isn't it?



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