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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lady Carlisle

Wow! I really like Windows Live Writer!  Thanks to Rhoda from Southern Hospitality for letting us know about this.  It is very easy to use. 

I  just wanted to show you a close-up of my dishes.  They are called Lady Carlisle Collection by Royal Doulton. Here is the website…. Lady Carlisle…Aren’t they pretty?  I do need to add more to my collection but will have to add them a little at a time.  :) 


I am truly enjoying the blogs i’m following.  Thank you!

Have a good night! :)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dining Room Progress

Hi everyone!

First of all, I'd like to thank for her banana bread recipe. I made two of them! One for us and one for my mother/father-in-law. :) I'm sure they will enjoy it just like we are. It is delicious!

I couldn't wait until the dining room is finished to show pictures. We still need to install ceramic tile. :) This is what i've done so far. I made the little toile curtains, added the panels on the ends and the lace inserts. I'm not too sure that it looks good? lol? What does everyone think? Are the lace valances too much? Should I add smaller lace valances instead?

This is one of the walls in the dining room. I love how this turned out! I have you girls to thank. :) You gave me such great ideas. :)

I bought this hutch for $80.00! I thought it was a great buy! It's an antique and I do believe it's a Tell City antique.
This is my table so far. I really like how it looks. As you can see, the floor is cement. lol We just took the old carpet off and still need to clean this cement so that we can install the tile. I need
candles too. :)

This is my other china cabinet. I bought this from someone that was selling it on Craigslist! The couple that sold it to us said that it is a Tell City antique. I love it! I need to place something under the bird house, planter, and pitcher so they'll be seen more.

I found this little shelf at a thrift shop for $10.00! I painted it white and decoupaged the back part with scrapbook paper. :) I found the plate at that thrift store too.

Well...... I'm really looking forward to your opinions on the curtains. :)

May everyone have a blessed day.

Monday, March 23, 2009

What a Monday!

Hello everyone! Today was such a busy day for me. I'm planning to have a garage sale this coming weekend and have been working all day trying to get things ready. I had no idea that this much work was involved when it comes to having one! As you can guess, it'll be my first sale ever. lol I have too much clutter that it's time to have this. I hope to sell it all! lol

We've also been running around with our oldest son. He is looking for a car. He tried to order a Camaro but wasn't even allowed to. They have ordered all the cars they're willing to accept. (whatever that means, LOL) Anyway, he really does need a dependable car by the time we move him where he'll be attending medical school. So we looked at some Chargers. Aren't they pretty? Of course I won't tell son that the car is pretty. lol I do tell him that it looks like a good car. We also looked at some Challengers. What a hard choice he has to make.

I'm getting close to finishing my dining room too. I got many ideas from some of your blogs that I felt inspired to make mine pretty. :) I'll post pictures after this weekend. I did take some quick pictures of one of my china cabinets. lol I'll be sure and take more pictures though.

I love this lamp. Dh and I went to a little town named Fredericksburg, Tx and went shopping there. I saw this lamp and had to have it. :)

I had gone to Ross and saw this set and of course I had to have it. Simply because it has roses on them.

Oh! I hope you all don't mind me sharing a picture of my garland. I made this for Valentine's Day. The big hearts are made of fabric. :)

A close up of the hearts. :)

I hope no one minded my old pictures from Valentine's Day. :D

Have a wonderful Monday night.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hello! My First Blog Post!

Hello! This is as good a day to finally start posting on my blog. What a beautiful day today is! We attended church this morning and it was beautiful as always. :)

I'd like to share some pictures of my "Mary Garden" These pics are from last year. And my beautiful statue of Mary was not even in place. I do want to share these pics so you get an idea of what it looks like. I love working in my garden and even sit down to pray and meditate about the wonderful blessings our Heavenly Father gives us. :)

Here is the first picture. This is the main part of my Mary Garden. My statue of Mary is now set right up on the smaller semi circular area.

Here are a couple of close up pictures of some of the flowers and statues.

Don't you just love the little chairs?

And this is a closeup of one of my many roses. I'm sure I have over 30 rosebushes. I love love roses! :)

By the end of summer, my "Mary Garden" was full of roses and other flowers I had planted! It was breathtaking!

Thanks so much and I hope you all have a wonderful day. God Bless:)