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


  1. G'eve Shelia ~
    Your piddlin' brings out your gorgeous ... your home is so beautifully decorated. Love the vignettes & your wall of fabulous plates.

    Have a great eve ~
    TTFN ~

  2. I love the tea set your mom gave you, Shelia. You are right, though. You only get a few sips out of those gorgeous little tea-cups. But now I find most of them are too big. I'm always looking for something in between. Makes junkin' fun. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

  3. I always enjoy your pretties! Piddlin' is so much fun!


  4. I love your dishes and your old buffet and I sure wish they would talk and share their stories, too!

  5. Come piddle here- I need your touch on my things!! Love all that transferware!

  6. Love your photos of all your pretties...that china is gorgeous!!! Enjoy and take it easy!!!

  7. As usual Shelia,I love the way you put your words together. Your vignettes are so lovely too. Especially that gorgeous sideboard and the pink plates on the wall.
    xx jeanetteann

  8. Oh Sheila, I just want to pull up a chair and sit while amongst your pretty things. What delightful vignettes you've put together. You mom's teacups are so beautiful. And I love the cloche. I am happy to be following you - don't know why I didn't sooner - still a newbie at blogging. Forgive me :) Have a lovely day!
    Email: Lynn@nsytes.com

  9. Hello Sheila,
    Oh, my dear, I'm just a-swooning over your red plates on the wall! How gorgeous they are! Love the teapots and other tea things too. You have a lovely collection. When can I come visit?


  10. Your tea sets are so lovely and you arrange these vignettes in the most charming way. I saw the President on the news singing and he sounded really good. I have always liked that song. xo

  11. Pretty is as pretty does, my Granny used to say and you do pretty very well. I love the beautiful look of your buffet and the things on it. I really love the plates on the wall as well. The room is just lovely, Shelia.------- You are cordially invited to my party if you wish!!------- Shannon

  12. How precious to have the things your mom and aunt passed to you! The tea set is so cute.
    I love your vignette and your buffet! Some things you just can't replace and don't want to.

  13. I love that song too, Sheila and I thought Pres. Obama sounded GOOD!!!! YOu have some beautiful treasures to PIDDLE with:):) XO, Pinky

  14. I love those piddlin days! Much fun!! ok I will be the one to say the song can stay but the pres....I am ready for him to go. have a great week

  15. Shelia, a great big thank you for coming to my party to share your beautiful buffet vignette. I didn't want to be pushy but I hoped you would come. This is my first attempt at hosting a blog party so I am grateful for each attendee. This is the fourth week and I think it is going pretty well. Of course, I will never have the number of ladies that your famous parties have but I'm having fun meeting so many nice people who are so very talented. Present company accepted! Again, thanks and come whenever you can.

  16. I love that pretty tea set...don't even drink tea but I know a beauty when I see one! LOL ;D

  17. As always everything looks so lovely and homey Shelia! You never fail to amaze me :)

  18. Hi Shelia!

    As always you have shared the prettiest things! I LOVE that tea service from your mother.

    The President sounded pretty good singing the first few notes of that song...

    Thanks for coming to my Bunny Hop!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  19. Your "piddlin" is just simply gorgeous Sheila! I love your tea sets and the way you have them all beautifully displayed. You can come piddle at my house anytime you would like. Have a wonderful day, Gail

  20. Shelia - you are my favorite Piddler. I love the piece at the top with the mirror and plates all around - gorgeous. Now if we could just get her to talk!

  21. Absolute beautiful.

    I love all you small thing no matter what. I am swayed away.

    Happy mid-week.

  22. Shelia it all looks so very pretty! I love the tea set!

  23. What a gorgeous tea set! I have a bowl with that same pattern that my mother gave me and I just treasure it! You have the prettiest things Miss Shelia!

  24. Some pretty piddlin' you've got going on!!! Love your tea sets and candle sticks!

    Have a great one!

  25. Hi Shelia, just stopped by for a little peek at your pretty displays. That was worth it, lol! Those plates and tea things are just beautiful. Keep up the good work, dear friend.

  26. You "piddle" well! :) Love, love, love the plates around the buffet!

  27. I like your hand painted tea set. It reminds me of one that my MIL has. Your style is alot like hers.

  28. Love the tablescapes and the buffet is gorgeous! The wall of plates looks fantastic!

  29. Oh my gosh, your tea sets are just blowing me away! The one your mother gave you almost made me cry. I love ALL your goodies. Wish I could stop by for a visit!

  30. Some days are just made to piddle. Then at the end of the day it makes your heart glad to see all you accomplished. The plates are lovely on your wall.

  31. your tea set is so beautiful!
    It is fun to see the things you do!

  32. I adore an item of furniture where it has many stories to tell, but holds onto a few secrets as well. The plates are g-org-eous!

  33. Shelia, I always enjoy seeing your lovely home. Love that dining room and all the historical items you have shared. Thanks, Helen

  34. Shelia,
    Oh, how I did enjoy seeing all your pretties, dear friend! Your tea sets are lovely...but the first thing my eye spotted was those candlesticks from "Mr. Precious"! Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

  35. I love the plain candle holders hubby gave you. I also love to be piddlin' around my house. This time of year does that to us! You have some very nice treasures!

  36. Love all your olden things sweetie! Thanks for sharing!

  37. Your piddin has turned out some mighty pretty thinks....wish my piddin could do a floral arrangement that looked this good. I do love the olden tea cups and pitch...so good that they have been passed down.

  38. I love all that red transferware...looks so pretty. I have blue, daughter has brown but we NEED RED.

  39. Transferware plates on the wall are in my opinion perfection. Looks wonderful!

  40. Piddlin' a word my mom and I always used for those things we stayed busy with. I love to have a piddlin' day.

    Your tea sets are very pretty. I have just acquired a love of hot tea in the past few years so never really had a real tea set. Just the tea cups and saucers that come with dishes.

    Your post made me smile. TY

  41. Just found your blog. I've only just started my adventures in blogging and I'm learning as I go. I believe we have many things in common . . . and one is having a song in our hearts. Isn't music so uplifting. I seem to always have a song going through me, and it's been that way since I was a little girl, something that I inherited from my dad. Your new blogging friend, Connie

  42. Oh my! Just love, love, love all that transferware on the wall.

  43. What a precious little tea set, I have a set kind of like that.
    I am catching up here, can't believe I missed so many of your wonderful posts!
    Hugs, Cindy


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