Saturday, February 29, 2020

No Bunnies Yet But We Got Cow Creamers

Hello, Dear Ones! Thank you all for your kind and sweet remarks about the passing of our blog friend Jan who blogged at Just Jan. Her blog is still up and if you haven't I hope you'll go and see what a sweet talented blogger she was.

Okie dokie! I hope you don't get tired of seeing my little breakfast room hutch. She is truly one of my favorite toys to play with. I love to change her up with the seasons. Spring is almost here so she's got her spring dress on for you to see!

As my title says - no bunnies yet! I guess her spring dress won't stay on too long.

 I wanted to share with you what I got recently on our trip to California (that'll be a post for another day). Isn't this the sweetest little welcome sign? Of course it was meant for me with that darling Rooster painted on the front. I found this at Split Pea Anderson's near Solvang, California.
 The contents...
I'm not a minimalist and never claimed to be so most of the time when you come to see me you're going to see lots of snaps. Lots and lots and lots! :) Look up on the top and you'll see my trio of Roosters who are always somewhere in the kitchen and I poked up my little Arthur Court bunny tray behind them. I guess I was subconsciously thinking "Easter Bunnies".



I love these Pioneer Woman dishes and the bright colors. I found these a couple of years ago and mixed in a few other plates and platters. See those cute little cow creamers? Oh how they make me smile.
Moo moo...moo moo...
Here's another shot of these little white creamers. They are just so cute!! See my red cabbage plate hiding back there and balancing the shelf?
Moo moo...tweet! Moo moo...tweet! More colorful cow creamers and one little pie bird sitting up so high. There is a yellow vintage platter in the back to add her cuteness.
Here's the bottom shelf. I just love doilies and lace runners so I have one here so the cow creamers have a nice place to sit or stand. The two Pioneer Woman pitchers are filled with Pioneer Woman tea towels! I'm so talented like that you know to poke towels into pitchers!

I truly hope you've enjoyed seeing my little breakfast room hutch today. My kitchen is filled with joy, my heart is filled with joy and I pray you are filled with joy too.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

"Joy To The World"


Jeremiah was a bull frog
Was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But I helped him drink his wine
And he always had some mighty fine wine

Singin'
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls, now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

If I were the king of the world
Tell you what I'd do
I'd throw away the cars and the bars and the wars
Make sweet love to you

Singin' now
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

You know I love the ladies
Love to have my fun
I'm a high night flier and a rainbow rider
A straight-shootin' son of a gun
I said a straight shootin' son of a gun

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the world
Joy to you and me

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls, now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me 
~ sung by Three Dog Night




Sunday, February 23, 2020

Heaven Gained Another Dear One


Dear Ones! I'm so sorry but I wanted to share with you all that another one of our bloggers has passed away.

Our dear Jan from Just Jan blog has left us. She hasn't blogged in a couple of years or so. Her daughter posted on Jan's Facebook page about her passing.
 Here is Jan's daughter's words:

This is April, Jan's daughter, posting on my mother's Facebook. My beloved mama and best friend passed away last night. Her suffering is over. Her obituary is below, which I wrote.
Funeral services for Mrs. Janet “Jan” Lea Morris Garon will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Brookhaven Funeral Home (894 Natchez Drive) in Brookhaven, MS, at 11:00 AM with burial to follow in the Easthaven Cemetery. Bro. Wendell Davis will be officiating the services with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Monday, February 24, 2020, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday, February 25, from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.
Mrs. Garon, 58, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Miss., after a long battle with cancer. She was born on Feb. 9, 1962, in Brookhaven, to Fred Barry Jr. and Ruthlyn (Case) Morris. She was a 1980 graduate of Brookhaven High School. She married Michael “Mickey” Joseph Garon on May 18, 1985, in Brookhaven. Jan fiercely loved her family, friends and her dogs. She had a lifelong passion for interior design and decorating. Flowers gave her especially great joy, whether arranging them, photographing them or just appreciating them in nature. She poured her efforts into blogging to showcase her passions and talent in photography. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her because she was one of a kind.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Mickey; daughter, April; sister, Melinda Morris; sister, Susan Calhoun and her husband, Carey; niece, Summer Calhoun; niece, Maegan (Calhoun) McCabe and husband Tyler and son Thomas Penn.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Fred Barry Morris III.
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”- Henri Matisse
https://www.brookhavenfuneralhome.net/obitu…/janet-jan-garon

 Jan had been a long time blogging friend to me and I will always keep her dear to my heart.
If you ever visited her you know she was a big romantic kind of gal in her decorating.  She was a true Southern gal from Mississippi.
 She shared her living room very often with pretty layers of pillows, throws and of course flowers.
Jan loved flowers and she grew roses and many other flowers in her garden. All during the growing season she would always have fresh flowers to share with us.
As you can see, she was a great photographer too. Her blog is still up and I pray her family will leave it there so we can pop in from time to time. I know she was a christian and Heaven is rejoicing with her coming home but I would like to ask you to say a prayer for her family whose hearts are breaking.

We become close to each other in Blogland and I will miss my sweet friend Jan.

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


"Friends"

Packing up the dreams God planted
In the fertile soil of you
I can't believe the hopes He's granted
Means a chapter of your life is through

But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

And with the faith and love God's given
Springing from the hope we know
We will pray the joy you live in
Is the strength that now you show

We'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

To live as friends

Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

No a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends 
~ sung by Michael W. Smith



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

From This to This


Hello Dear Ones. Well, I finally decided to grow up and accept the fact - I HAVE NO DOLL HOUSE!!

No room for a doll house nor room for my old dollhouse shelves. Sadness has overcome me for almost a year now. I am strangely getting over this. So...
 I bucked up and started on my little china cabinet that belonged to my little mother. Y'all this little cutie is probably 60 years old! I did paint her a pale pink when we lived in New York and now with two moves, she's a little scratched up but that's okay.
 I didn't want to permanently damage the walls so I got out the foam board and went to work adding wall paper. Later I do want to do the same with the floors. Since this is a china cabinet, it has the little groove toward the back which would hold plates. In time...in time.
 Here you can see inside.



The rooms are small, much smaller than my bookshelf doll house but that's okay. I added shelves to the top of the mantel so Lola could poke more stuff down. I do have wonderful news though!!
Tang was found! Lola was so excited! Well, I was too! Their reunion was sweet and just look at their faces. They really do love each other.
 Here is the dining room. As you can see the 'moving in' is still going on. That mirror will not stay on the floor. Here you can see the plate groove toward the back wall.
 Here is the breakfast room/garden room with a pretty view of the outside! A shelf over the window might be nice. What do you think?


Now Lola really misses her large kitchen but she has had to downsize and it will all work out.
 To help her out I made her a surround for her range. She now has a little more counter space and shelves for displaying things. Now she is very fortunate as she can change her stoves out! She has this cute little vintage looking one but she also has an Aga with is also a creamy color. Wish I could do that! See that red scale on the left hand side? Well, my daughter gave me one just like that! She acquired it when she lived in the UK! I have an old one that I bought when we were there and now I have two!! Woo Hoo!!
 Moving right along...the laundry sewing room! I was able to save the little window with the balloon shade I had used before. So much to do.
Here is the only bedroom. It needs a lot of work but hopefully in time Lola and I will get it all done. Again, Lola has so many options for bedroom furniture. Right now she wants to use the little brass bed. Makes me think of a Bob Dylan song! :)

Well, Dear Ones, I'm moving on. I'm getting back to playing in my 'doll house' again.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Lay, Lady, Lay

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Whatever colors you have in your mind
I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine.

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Until the break of day, let me see you make him smile
His clothes are dirty but his hands are clean
And you're the best thing that he's ever seen.

Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Why wait any longer for the world to begin
You can have your cake and eat it too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he's standing in front of you.

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead
I long to see you in the morning light
I long to reach for you in the night
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead. 
~ sung by Bob Dylan



Thursday, February 13, 2020

Is It Spring Yet?

Hello, Dear Ones. Well, the temperatures outside aren't too cold but I'm still just pretending it's Spring. In the house anyway. So come on into my living room and I'll show you.
Here's the fireplace. We haven't been in our house quite a year yet and I'm still changing things around. I need something, I think, on each side of my mirror. What do you think? I think it looks a bit nekked. Oh, well.
I got a new blue and white urn so I had to put some greens in it. I, like so many of you, love my blue and whites.
Here you can see my blue and whites a little better.
 On to the coffee table. More blue and white, flowers, balls and dogs! Sounds like the back yard, doesn't it?
Blue and white plates on the wall and dogs! I had the dogs here on The Finn for Christmas and I tied little red ribbons around their tiny little necks. After I de-Christmased I decided I liked my dogs right where they were so here they are! Well, minus the red ribbons.
 The last thing I'll show you today is the three sections of my half wall separating the living room from the kitchen. Guess what? More blue and whites!
 Here is the middle part of the half wall. I grabbed a big urn I've used many times and made a spring floral for it! See? It looks like spring! I poked a pair of blue and white candle sticks on each side and I liked it!
Here's the last part of the half wall. I may have too many 'little blues and whites' here. But hey! I just poked these up here and this will probably look different next week. Do you fiddle with your vignettes all of the time? 

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Songs~

Blue on Blue

Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
Blue on blue now that we are through
Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
And I find I can't get over losing you

I walk along the street we used to walk
Two by two, lovers pass
And as they're passing by, I could die
'Cause you're not here with me

Now the trees are bare
There's sadness in the air
And I'm as blue as I can be

Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
Blue on blue now that we are through
Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
And I find I can't get over losing you

Night after lonely night, we meet in dreams
As I run to your side
You wait with open arms, open arms
That now are closed to me

Through a veil of tears
Your vision disappears
And I'm as blue as I can be

Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
Blue on blue now that we are through
Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
And I find I can't get over losing you

Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
Blue on blue now that we are through
Blue on blue

~ sung by Bobby Vinton



Thursday, February 6, 2020

Just A Little Vignette

Hello, Dear Ones! I've been a pretty busy gal as of late but wanted to show you a little tiny vignette on the island in my kitchen.
 If you know me, you know I love my Roosters! I've had this Rooster tea set for a long time but I still just love it. From a distance you wouldn't know that was a tea pot would you? The spout is the ruffled feathers on the Roosters chest. Clever!
Well, I grabbed my little wooden green tray, poked down a favorite red napkin and my Roosters just hopped right down onto the tray and made themselves very comfy. Done! Just a little cute vignette to make me smile when I walk into my kitchen!

Hope you're all doing well and I'll see you later allegator.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
 Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

I Love My Rooster 

I love my little rooster and my rooster loves me.
I'm gonna cherish that chicken 'neath a green bay tree.
Chorus: My little rooster goes cock-a-doodle-doo,
doodle-doo, doodle-doo.
And I love my little hen, and that hen, she loves me.
I'm gonna cherish that chicken 'neath a green bay tree.
My little hen goes cluck cluck

~ sung by me