Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Ancestors

I love old family photographs, this one is from my father's side of the family. I have this photograph sitting in a guest room and since this photograph was taken on a Sunday, decided I would share this one with you today. I cherish this photograph.

My Great- Grandparents are the two on the left ~

My Great-Great Grandparents are the two on the right~

My Great Aunt and Uncle in the middle~

The wee little ones are my great cousins~ 

Easter Sunday


Enjoy your day~

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vintage Cookook Illustrations...

On of my favorite treasures is my Vintage Betty Crocker Cookbook, copyright 1959 by General Mills, Inc.  It's Betty's guide to "Easy Entertaining>" What fascinates me about this particular cookbook is the wonderful illustrations by Peter Spier and Betty Crocker's commanding advice~


Best Wishes for many relaxed hours of entertaining~

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

In Full Bloom...

I just came in from watering my flowers, it's one of my favorite times of the day. This morning I took my trusty little camera with me. I was able to capture the grace of my hibiscus plant and the charm of each beautiful stage that it lovingly flaunts day after day.

I love my garden. I love to wonder around in peace and quite.

I love to take in the scent of the morning dew with only one sound, the birds circling around and chirping like they are just talking to me. It's perfect.

My day is made-


Enjoy your weekend~

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Turning Over a New Leaf...

Summer is almost gone and so it's gone in my home.  The only remnant of summer- central air. Since it's still summer weather here,  it's necessary to bring some of my old touches of fall back again. I need want that old fall feeling! Nothing really new, just rearranged and moved around. Ahh, the fun of re-arranging. Even if we don't have distinct changes in seasons, I create them in our home. I love Autumn, it's like the beginning of a new year, except it's not with champagne, horns or confetti.

Oh, Autumn, it's such a warm feeling,  the beauty of fall opens up so much for me, in my thoughts and in my surroundings and yes, and in my kitchen. I am waiting for that first cold snap~ I know, don't even think it or tell me that that may be a long time in coming.  I am very good at creating that feeling in my heart. I am anxious for that first pot of soup simmering on the stove and my old iron skillet filled with some scrumptious cornbread...with a few jalapeno's added for a bit of spice.

I know you all will cringe, but in September, I also get excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas! Yes, I do-

Some of my old touches of fall, I am still in the midst of creating that feeling...

I just threw him in for fun. I truly love him.  He's been around a long, long time.

I love this old wreath...still undecided about where to put it.

When I think of Autumn....
 This comes to mind...

Wherever you are, enjoy your day~

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Morning Cup of Yoga...

I've been away from blog land for a bit, I missed my blogging friends.

Anyhoo, I am back and  have something new I'm going to try.

Picked up this little book at Barnes and Noble, literally jumped out at me - had no choice.

Down the Yoga path. Humm..

One 15- minute routine for a life time of health and wellness.

15 minutes, sounds good.

First chapter. Breathing and Extra Attention.

I'll let you all know how well I breath and pay attention.

I'll be sipping my cup of coffee first.

I'll see how my body reacts,  after I listen to my body.

I am excited about waking up tomorrow morning, on the mindful side of the bed and for a

Morning Cup of Yoga!

Stay tuned.

Yoga fan?

Yes? No?

(It re-posted this evening, I have no earthly idea why!)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Antique Pottery Collection...

Welcome to my new look!

It has taken me only me a few  like forever hours.  I had so much fun creating this look, was not at all so not true stressful. You may notice some changes every now and then, I may have to tweak it from time to time. I am fascinated with the process and I want to keep on being blunder waiting to happen challenged.

Well, on with my antique roadshow~ Hope you enjoy.

Well, I thought I would share my antique Royal Staffordshire Pottery Mugs, by A.J. Wilkinson, with you today. I absolutely treasure these wonderful heirlooms.

My English antique mugs belonged in my mother's antique collection and she gave them to me. Lucky me! ( She has quite a collection of antiques!) I have had them for years and I dearly love them. I have them displayed on a bookshelf in our family room.

They are unique and have such character, they each have their own beautiful little features and their scenes are truly remarkable.

I love each one~

 The Orange Girl~

 The  Muffin Man~

 Hot Rolls~

The Tinker~

I'm joining Cindy today for Show and Tell Friday's.

That's all for now~

Take care~

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

100th Follower and I won!

 I am the lucky one!

I was Becky's 100th follower and received a gift in the mail. It was a nice surprise!
I love cookbooks and this one looks great!
Thank you Becky!

Drop in and see Becky, I am sure she would love your visit.

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