Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Best in Show

I love Summer and everything about it. These cheery tomatoes are from my garden... yes... they are real. 
I wish you could taste them. Nothing tastes better than homegrown tomatoes.... well, almost nothing. :)
Hope your Summer is wonderful!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014


Let's 'ave a nice cuppa tea.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hop, skip and a jump...

Hello Friends! Happy Spring! I hope you are all enjoying the turning of the world as much as I am! I forget how much I miss the smell of flowers during the Winter that when Spring finally comes it feels better than ever it did!

Today, I filled my entire house with flowers.
And did some Spring cleaning. 
I took this the day after Christmas so you could see the chaotic destruction my house was in! The only thing omitted from this scene was a gigantic Christmas cactus that needed quite a hair cut and had no place to sit except right in the middle of the floor!

Everything looks and smells clean and fresh!

Do you approve of my newly established dining parlour?
I got a rolling pin for Christmas! Something I've been dreaming to have!

I hope this has been enjoyable for you as it certainly has for me.
I would LOVE to know what you've been occupying yourself with of late.
Please tell!

All my Love,

ps So sorry about the coloring on the photos. I have just looked into it and I think it will be fixed after this. Yay!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke  2 : 8-14

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Greetings!

Hello Dear Friends!  Merry Christmas!!
I am so happy to be here again! It's been ages and I have missed everyone so!

I have been busily baking, knitting, making Christmas presents and decorating my house for Christmastime!
I would love to know what you've been about since last I was here. Please, do tell!

I would not wish to detain you long from your Christmas festivities... But I thought I'd share a little of my Christmas with you!

 [I sprinkled Formica snow on absolutely everything!]

[Pewter angels from my Brother-in-Law's Grandma]

[I made a star for my tree that looks just like the one my Mama always puts on the big tree. It is just a cardboard star covered in tin foil with a hole for a light to poke through. It is one of our many Christmas traditions.]

[Kitchen utensils from Marmee!]

  [See my new bunny from Mabel?]

 [This pretty gingham table runner belonged to my Grandma.]

 [my new elephant bush]

[This card from my friend Miss Fanny just about sums me up]

 [The tea kettle is always on at my house. Would you like a cup?]

 I hope you all have a most joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year!
All my love,

Monday, September 9, 2013

I've been pinning things...

...Not dress seams like I was supposed to do today... I've been "pinning" pictures. Photos from the 1840's-1860's. I know. I've been naughty. But wait till you see the photos. :)

I am utterly in love with these beautiful photos.
You can see the pictures of girls with dolls I pinned HERE. And the portraits HERE. They are all so amazing. I'm looking for ideas...


Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Old Pretenders

This is one of my favorite blogs to look at. 

I just came upon this doll on their blog and am utterly floored.

Isn't she gorgeous? You must go look at all the pictures of her. Her face, hair, dress and every detail is so beautiful and so fine!

Happy looking...