Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Easy Bake Love

This is my Easy Bake Oven which I've had for over 40 years;  probably closer to 45 years.  The original light bulb still works;  this is what bakes the goodies.

As you can see, I baked two cookies in it during my baking marathon. 
I'm so glad my Mom saved this treasure!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones today. 


Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

I am hoping your Christmas Eve is filled with love, peace and joy. 

This best anecdote for the blues is giving.  Reach out to someone less fortunate.  You'll be blessed.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Where's the One I've waited for?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Short-term Decor

All this decorating we do this time of year - it doesn't seem right to take it down in a few days, does it?
I might leave my Christmas decor in my home a bit longer than usual, some of it, that is. 
Who says it needs to be removed on New Year's day?!  I think joyous, positive elements spread throughout the home are meant to be enjoyed longer than just a few weeks.  

Saturday, December 18, 2010

All this...

All this for a King,
Angels join and sing,
All to Christ the King,
"o Praise Him."

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Turn Your Ear

Turn your ear to heaven and hear the noise inside.
It's the sound of angels' ah's, the sound of angels' songs
And all this for a King...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More Christmas decorations

While I get bored with my own Christmas decorations, I love to see other people's decorations. 

This cabinet housed all my childhood toys until recently.  I bought it for that purpose.  It's made of repurposed lumber.  When people would comment on it, I would open it and say, "Here is my childhood!" 

I am using it for the Snow Village collection.  On top is a garland with lights.  I added some of my dried honeysuckle vine from the back yard. 

After Christmas, I will leave my childhood memories packed away and fill it with my collection of ironstone dishes!  Pics will follow...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Seeing Red...

Finding the right shade of red for our front door and shutters has been a little tough.  I didn't want a pinkish hue or a fire-engine red. 

My aim was more of a bittersweet red.  I am happy with the results.  It feels wonderful to have our home freshly painted.  

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My dream...

This wonderful picture, from the http://www.houseofturquoise.blogspot.com,/ represents my dream:  to own my own shop.  It would be full of vintage and antique finds - home decor, accessories, art, etc.

Just a dream, it is, but sometimes dreams come true.  Maybe.  Maybe not. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fun Times in the West Bottoms

It's the first Friday of the month and you know what that means - treasures in the West Bottoms.  Liberty Belle is booming!