Wednesday, May 23, 2012

vets day

A tribute to our boys and girls past and present who keep our country safe. My husband world war 2 and father -inlaw world war 1.

This does not indicate how I am voting just too cute .

painting by local artist M Ringer

place setting.  I used polka dot squares for place mats. Ribbon for napkin rings.

brick walk to rest area.Cannons retrieved from river.Note freighter going up river. Nice place to sit and relax.

There will be a memorial service with color guard and lay a wreath at the bottom of the light house.  Wish I could have had picture.  


Star coasters and blue goblets from dollar tree.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My favorites

My dollie tea table.  I made repo porceain dolls for 17 years and now I use them for my table scapes.
I have been so busy getting the gardens ready for seeding and cleaning carpets the last few days just haven't found time to do a new post.  It is cold and dreary today with forcast of rain.  My large area carpet is still wet and will take a long while to dry..i am showing some of my favorites you might have missed.
My happy frog so funny.  See little frogs on bag.
My swan table .  I have a nice collection of swans but these are my favorites.
We live in apple country . I have 2 apple trees. A grannie smith and a sweet red apple tree.
A fall tablescape.  The large candle holders given to me fro dil Lynnette.

Christmas table this past year.

This was a fun side table.  Funny old man thinks he caught the big one

My patriotic table in honor of our military
Creepy holloween

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's day

When I was setting this up I remembered the tv show I remember mama.  If you saw it you are dating yourself.  My mom had 14 births one died of hernia and another a still born. Remember the other tv show cheaper by the dozen. We  never knew our mother was pregnant we just thought she was fat .Oh for that era  again we were not world wise.We were poor and didn't know it.  My memories are so sweet.  How she managed I don't know.

this is a Norman Rockwell cup called memories. So many.  We lived in a small house and sometimes three in a bed.  It was cold upstairs in the winter so we three girls would vie for the middle.  I remember falling out of bed as I was on the outside. If I was a writer the stories I could tell.
I thought it is spring time so went with the pastel geen and pink.  My mom was so many things in her life time.  she loved to cook and wrote recepies that she cooked up for a local newspaper . She never used her name.  She wrote about her family so people suspected. She loved to do crafts ,a church goer, loved by all. I remember she had a dream she was seeing a stairway with diapers strung all the way up to Heaven.  Her parents died when she was young met my Dad and fell in love.  They wanted a large family.
I added the pink ribbon  and will put  some appetizers on it .
finger food. We lived on a dead end sreet and the road was our playground. No one had cars back then in our little world so we would sit on the curb and play simon says. We never was bored as there was quite a few kids in our neighborhood.
Made the little sugar cubes for tea.  I colored sugar and froze them in a mold.  It doesn't show the little roses on top.We were poor but dad bought one of the early black and white tv.  We would turn the lights off and watch I love lucy etc.  When it was time for bed and turned on the light all the neighborhood kids would be sitting on the floor.
My mom loved her bears so found a pink one for her.  Pink violets for me haha.  One year near Christmas time we were all exposed to coal gas.  My brother woke up and woke my mother.  We all came tumbling down the stairs.  we all later sat around the Christmas tree glad we would be there for Santa.
My mom had dementia and was given a toy poodle.  How she loved that dog.  I ended up with peppy and just last year had to put him to sleep.  I now have my Peanut.
I love the rippled border and dainty flowers.
Salad plate tiny flowers match the dinner plate.
I always try to get a birdie in.  When we were kids we skated on pond with a bon fire to keep warm. Slid down the hill by the rail tracks on cardboard boxes, made angels in the snow.  The new snow my mom would make candy on the snow yummy.
Mismatched cup and saucer.  In the summer we would swim down by the boat houses.We learned to swim in the shallow water. We would walk down the tracks and pick strawberries and black berries.
The sugar and creamer match the tea holders and salad plates.
Small tea pot.  We had a wood stove in the living room and a big iron range in the kitchen.  My mom would get up early and get the rooms warmed up for us.  Hot cereal and toast. Sometimes milk from the farmer.

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This is  one big cupcake.  I sprinkled some of my colored sugar on top. My mom never complained but did what she had to do. My Dad worked in the city so we didn't see him much except on the weekend. He said he was rich with children .He was a quiet man but knew he loved us.One year my Dad broke his leg.  He fell off the roof trying to fix a leak and broke his leg.  My mom had to go to work in the knitting mill.

A rose for the most wonderful mom.  She lived 89 years.God bless you
A little sparkly.  We don,t drink so fake wine.This table scape in honor of my sweet mother and all your mothers who are not with you today. A mother's love lasts forever.
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