Friday, February 25, 2011

the menu was presented in the tines of the Chantilly silver fork
a sweet contrast to the mason jar

an ephemera extraordinaire garland united all vintage elements on the table top
as a party favor - wordfindmagic created a word search about Jonah & FBC
package perfect & non left over
 Welcome Ladies from FBC Bible Study
Imagine the jar filled with spinach salad topped with chickie salad & a fresh strawberry
(forgot to snap a photo at the time)

always an unusual centerpiece - always!

vintage & ephemera grace the table & the home.

What a wonderful group of friends from our church.  We adore our new pastor -
 Matt Snowden from Meredian, Mississippi . To God bee The Glory, great things He has done!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

The blog boogie man won't let me put  comment to click below each post.  Even the BlogQueen of the family (perhaps the world) can't get it done.  But, if you click the time (like 11:00AM) below each post - well then you can leave a message.  Go figure!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Just loving that black socket so much I thought I'd include two of my favorite sources of light.  Oh, there are so many to choose from! No ceiling fans in this ol' house.
Does the word whimsical, whimsy, or whimsies come to mind?

Perhaps I'll just go around the house & take pics of all the creations!
Oh, so much better - wonderful better!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

It takes so little to be above average!!
Redesigned bottled water for luncheon.
(look on top of the top)
lots of ephemera incooperated in the theme
Truly hope that I don't get so carried away with the theme that I forget about the food!
We all could starve to death in a cute kitchen!!
Actually menu calls for chicken salad in a jar...
designing that today - picture it later
bee brave guest & enter with a merry heart.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Remembering what fun Fridays were in Houston when our home was Grand Central Station.
Especially the teenage years with all the activities at Memorial High School!!
That being said
This fine Friday began at 4:32am when I began thinking about the bulb socket on a lamp downstairs.
I have been of late redoing & rethinking lamps & lampshades - opting for the unusual & 
unthought of design. 
Oh, what a surprise!
Soo here is the socket that brought concern early this TGIF
Many of these sockets (are they called sockets?) have been painted to match the lamp - at least at this castle they have been repainted or patina added.
So this one was left out.  I see it when I watch tv at night & it bothers me.  Think I have a little project in my near future.   Well, that & getting ready to drive to Savannah!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

In my youth:
My mother in law once said "My daughter in law could make a center piece out of a bag of pinto beans."
At the time I really didn't know how to take that statement.
I'm thinking that it was probably the best compliment she ever gave me!

Ode to the confidence that comes with age.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This big bear in our entry hall greats my friends.Over the years he has been many things - a butler, a bridesmaid, bunny rabbit, Santa, a clown,a bumble bee, a cook, a queen, a gardener...
You might say, "He's been it all" - definitely has witnessed the comings & goings of our lives.
My most favorite person for him to be is Butler.
Here he holds a tray made from a vintage musical book topped with a spare piece that fits on a musical instrument that is used in a marching band.

To the house of a friend the way is never long.
The pleasure of your company.

See you soon.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Posted by PicasaHappy Valentine's Day
a vintage card with antique tatting (artfully draped)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Through This Day
1.punching, sewing, packaging
2.  creating logo for custom table company
3.  imagining in my mind what type of dust ruffle I'll put on the old pink bed
(I'm so thinking tulle)
4.  watching RoxyDog make grass angels in the dead brown grass & then coming inside to shake it off!
5.  thinking that I can't eat the real chili one more day
6.  wondering about what to fix for supper

Thursday, February 10, 2011

writing my own story
one accuracy line at a time
how many wpm (words per minute)
think I'm dating my self - business 101

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.
asdf     jkl;
-skillful, artisitc,  ingenious-
pronouced:  dee-dauhl

You got to love it!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bedspring wreath
This ol' screen door is in my kitchen
I feel surrounded by family & friends!
Oh, wait.  I am! Adult son & I cooked a mean pot of chili today.  He slipped on over in his big truck & since everyone is iced/snowed in - we put all the kitchen in a big red pot to create real real chili! YUM

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pink AngelGirl Bed

Oh, Happy Day!
Can't wait to get this home - may call for a nap!
Ephemera Extraordinaire Valentine Garlands
 at Bloom & Bee Swanky
You must go there!!

Plus - When there I purchased a old pink bed.  I'll use it in the Angelgirls room - we are running out of beds in there!!
Picture to follow

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine Garlands

Just delivered Valentine Garlands
 Forgot to take a photo, however.
My very talented daughter did mention the garlands on her very popular blog - now, I mean popular big time.  And she put a photo of the Valentine garland I made for her. Heart Heart.

Now I am working on vintage garden,
 or maybe I'll call it
Vintage Bloom
 being for springtime & all.
wishing for spring in TX today for sure