Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Freshly Harvested Hues...Coming Soon.


Yes!

I love Spring and Summer, the flowers are stunning.

I love their brilliant colors.


But, I am ready for these warm colors...


 In less than a month, Autumn will be here...

-Yes, I'm from Texas.

-It does arrive a bit later here. Okay, much later. 

-Then sometimes, we might miss it entirely.

-We have friends, they live so far north, they don't have much of a summer. I am sorry.

-Move to Texas, you'll get your fill.

-Anyhow, I am eager for it's arrival.

-Yes, I have lived where the seasons are definite.

-I am very eager.

So, what are your feelings? 
Are  you ready?



Saturday, August 28, 2010

In My Garden..

My first hibiscus bud~
I am beyond happy~

I am fascinated by the "Language of Flowers."

Hibiscus 
~ Consumed by Love, Delicate Beauty~

Speak with finesse and bring the Language of Flowers into your day.
Incidentally, when sending flowers to a loved one,
be sure to include an accompanying card that explains their meaning!

Have a wonderful day and be happy~


Friday, August 27, 2010

My "Great" Painting


Our "GREAT" Cowboy!


 

"A Friend In Any Weather"

They are always there

Like a friend in any weather

And it seems they always can be found

Wherever horsemen gather"
Joe Haberstroh

Meet our resident Cowboy. We have treasured this painting ever since the day we saw it an art gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. 
We have had him many years.
I really like him. 

The painting is Texas size...4'x3.5'.





Have a great weekend~



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bavarian Tea Set Collection


I am so very proud of my Bareuther Waldsassen Bavaria-Germany tea set, I have had it for many years. It's been tucked away in a china cabinet and decided that I should get it out and play!

This German porcelain is from the first half of the 20th century. Each plate is hand painted and truly exquisite. They each have been painted with incredibly vibrant colors and each one highly detailed. The quality of the painting lends a realism to the flower. Each plate is properly marked on the back, with Bareuther Waldsassen Bavaria-Germany and a style number.

















Antique table linens were my mother's, graced many holiday dinners.

If I were going to have an elegant full tea, I  would serve a selection of assorted tea sandwiches, freshly-baked scones with Devonshire cream and jam, scrumptious desserts, and a choice of tea and champagne.


I'm joining some great parties this week. 

Have a great week!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Family Vacation- Summer 2010

Our family took a beach vacation, what a grand time! Our grandchildren range from 14 years old down to 6 months,  we were surrounded by happy giggles and just had so much fun!  It was our first summer beach vacation since 2006.


Our Family 2010
(click on photographs and they will enlarge)

Our Family 2006


Our kids.
Our son and his family.

Our daughter and her daughter.

Our youngest daughter and her family.

Grands having a blast!

Our grandchildren, little one loves the sand!


Grandson

Granddaughter

Granddaughter

Granddaughter 

Granddaughter

Youngest grandson, his first time in the sand, I think he liked it!
My Mom holding her Great Grandson!
 I love the way he is looking at my Mom! Since they live out of Texas, was their first meeting.
I do think they have eyes for each other, so sweet.

Well, I could continue adding more photographs, but I'll save you all now!


Bye for now~