PINK SATURDAY- PINK FLAMINGO

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My husband and I worked for an aviation company, traveling the Southeastern states for five years, with 10- 12 employees. We usually were gone ten months out of the year, with a week or two here and there home. We took an leave of absence, three years ago come April, due to my illness.
We met a lot of people along the way. While working out of an Airport in Hartsville, South Carolina, we had a snow day. One of the men, that worked with us was Don. His wife Charlotte, came out to visit him. We threw a few snow balls, and loaded up in the Motor Home. We went to South of the Border Truck Stop, which is south of the North Carolina state line. This is a place which is an amusement park, gift shops, lots of places to eat, lots of rides, and just a fun place to go. I believe it the largest truck stop in USA. People come from all over just to see this wonderful amusement park.
After walking around see the sites, Charlotte at
The Robbins Nest , husband Don, on the left,
and my husband Terry is on the right,
Don and Terry had a lot of fun, acting as if they had caught a huge pink flamingo.
Yes! They caught the pink flamingo! lol
Here is Terry holding on to pink flamingo legs, trying to hold the huge pink flamingo still.
We would send home pictures to our girls, so they could be part of our life on the road.
Charlotte and I rode on a huge red dog! Sorry could not find the picture of us Charlotte. I miss all the great times traveling around, and meeting new life long friends. Maryann from Alabama that includes you too! Linda in Florida, I just want to thank all of you for being there for me, while I was sick, and traveling on the road working .
Hope you enjoyed our wonderful husbands playing around.
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SHOW & TELL FRIDAY HANDWOVEN FOOD COVER and RUG

Today I am sharing my handwoven food cover, and handwoven rug. 
 Which is made of basket material.

My friend Nancy, children were living in Malaysia. Nancy went on several trips to visit her children. She brought back several items to share with our Weaving and Spinning Guild. Nancy said there were ladies sitting beside the road weaving these food covers and rugs.

Nancy was going back to Malaysia to visit, we all placed our orders, Nancy was very kind to go out and purchase rugs and food covers for all of us ladies in the Guild. My friend Melba, placed an order for herself, and a Birthday surprise for me, a wonderful rug, which I hung on the wall, with my Native American Indian collection. The colors of the rug blend in so well with my collection.

My food cover, from Malaysia

After our family dinner this past Sunday, click here to see my
 table setting of Wild Rose Dishes for our family dinner,
I used my food cover to cover the food that was left.

My family went outside to sit by the fire pit and roasted marshmallow’s with the children. Just in case they came in hungry, I pulled out my wonderful food cover.

 
My handwoven rug, from Maylasia,
is on the wall in the background.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my handwoven food cover and handwoven rug.

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TABLESCAPE TUESDAY- WILD ROSE TABLE SETTING

A SUNDAY FAMILY DINNER
This past Sunday, I wanted my family close to me,
so I invited them home for Sunday dinner. 
 A wonderful time spent with my children and grandchildren.
My table is set with Staffordshire Engravings Wild Rose dishes. My sister Gloria gave me this twelve place setting while I was in the hospital, instead of flowers.

The cobalt blue glasses, I bought in a shop in South Carolina. The flatware is a mixture of pieces, my daughter Suzette has found for me.

On side board, the two Early American Prescut crystal lamps, a cobalt blue vase filled with the bouquet of white roses, I made and carried in my both of my daughter’s weddings.


I went shopping in my house for a centerpiece, most of my things are packed in boxes, for our remodel. I chose two blue crackled grape urns, placed both of my daughter’s silk bride’s bouquets, which I made inside each urn. My oldest daughter Jennifer’s round white rose bride’s bouquet is on the left, on the right is my daughter Suzette’s mixed white flowers and  white roses, which had a cascade. I let the cascade join the two urns together. I added two blue and white candle sticks on each side of the urns. Suzette found these candle sticks at a garage sale last summer.


Close up of a place setting.

Front view of the table set.

Menu of the peach cobbler, homegrown peas, corn, green beans with potatoes, ham, butter beans, macaroni and cheese. Tea in the cobalt blue pitcher, I bought at Cracker Barrell five years ago.

On the bread plate is, cinnamon bread,

baked from my friend Hazel’s recipe.

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SHOW & TELL FRIDAY HANDPAINTED KITCHEN FLOOR

Today I am sharing an older post of my kitchen floor.  I maybe gone for a few days. So I am posting my Show and Tell Friday.

My husband put a sub floor over the old wooden floor that could not be saved. Tile? In a 90 plus years Craftsman’s Bungalow house. I thought it would crack, so instead I decided to paint the floor, the problem was it was not the plywood I had expected! Hubby had installed a tongue and grove sub flooring that had crevices and lots of pattern. After painting the floor a egg shell harbor blue, I decided it was too much blue! I used painters tape and made a border two feet from each wall, which I painted a stripe of barnyard red acrylic craft paint and cut a diamond shape out of stencil plastic. I held the diamond shape over the blue paint and used an off white paint to make the diamond design in my border. With the help of my husband, he is better at measuring than I. He help make blocks using the painters tape, in each corner I painted a big brown egg, like the ones our chicken lay daily. I then drew a rooster in each egg. After moving tape around I came up uneven, my part of the measuring, so the edges have larger blocks, I could have made the block to come out the same size and have a small block around the edge. I decided I really like the look. After leaving it to cure several days, I put a polyacrylic for paint, and gave it two coats with two days drying time between the coats. Now The hardest part was painting sections to dry, we had to move furniture around each sides of the room. My kitchen does not have cabinets, except where the sink and dishwasher are.  We have two glass pie safes, two metal cabinets, a jelly cupboard, table in center, that is used as an island. We also have open shelves, a hooiser cabinet, and a small desk.  Have fun painting!

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PINK PAY IT FORWARD CHALLENGE

Pay it Forward! I have always believed in Paying it Forward. Should I leave a large tip, or give something to someone. I always leave a note saying, Pay it Forward. What is this challenge about? It’s very SIMPLE Receive a Pink handmade or a gift picked out by me, it may be handmade, bought new, or something old in your home. Also, those same six bloggers promise to post this challenge on their own blog. This means they will be “Paying it Forward” by creating a Pink handmade or purchased gift for the first seven bloggers that leave a comment on their blog. Now, doesn’t it sound like fun? All this Pink love going around in the blogland? This part is fun, too… the gift can be anything that you choose, in the color Pink, and be in $5.00 price range. And, you have until April 30, 2008 to make or find a gift, and to ship your item. After shipping, please post the items that you shipped and link back to my blog. I ask also that you, send me a email or comment on this post telling me your post’s permalink and I will make a list on my blog of all the Pink Pay it Forward, gifts. How about it? Want to join in on the fun? I encourage you to check out the blogs that leave a comment and see what their interest are. Here is a chance to make or give something Pink, and send it with your heart. Now I feel not everyone can make something with their hands, so if you choose, to find something old in your home, in good condition, or just purchase something you would love to give, for the Pay it Forward Challenge! Seven Thing I Love 1. Afternoon Tea 2. Collecting Dishes 3. Sheep, Angora Goats, Angora Rabbits. Alpaca’s 4.Gardening, Roses, Herbs, Lillies, fruit bushes,fruit trees and grapevines, gourds, loofa sponge 5.Baking, bread, pies, cakes, pastry 6. Spinning on a wheel, Weaving on a loom, knitting, painting, 7. Antiquing, Thrift Stores, Flea Markets Elaine, AT HOME ‘N ABOUT gave me this special award. There are a few fun little rules that go along with the award. First you put the award on your sidebar, then you have to list seven things you love. Finally you present the award to seven other bloggers and notify them on their site. So hear goes…….

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY – A TEA SAMPLING FOR THREE

Today I am Sharing My Tea Sampling for Three, in my Parlor, this is a post I did back in November, I wanted to share it today, for I am missing my Tea’s with my friend Hazel, whom has a broken hip and is recovering.

I am a Woman of Simplicity!

A Tea Sampling for Three of Vintage Tea’s
Earl Grey Creme Tea.

I invited my neighbor,Margaret for tea in my parlor. As we sat down for tea, a lovely surprise, my lovely 90 year old friend, Hazel came for a visit with a turkey, squash dressing, cinnamon almond bread, and the recipe of cinnamon bread, I have been dreaming of having this cinnamon bread recipe, and with a starter to make the cinnamon bread too! I shall frame this recipe! Oh , sorry, back to my tea sampling.  I added another cup and desert plate.  Today we sampled Vintage Tea’s Earl Grey Creme Tea. Yes, it was wonderful, for this was my first Earl Grey Creme Tea.  I tried it with just sugar, and liked it, Hazel took her tea with honey and milk. Oh, I had to add the milk, loved it even more. Margaret took her tea with just a wee bit of sugar. The tea pot was empty in no time, as we sat and talked, while eating the homemade persimmon cake, Victorian House of Scones cinnamon  blueberry scones, and chocolate puffs.  These scones are a mix and have been voted the best scones in USA.  I make them and Hazel takes a frozen batch home, she loves the scones so much. Now Margaret she loves my persimmon cake, when she comes to tea, she takes home a few  of the persimmon cakes.   

I used an old shawl, with place mats and a crocheted runner and an antique doilie in the middle. Napkins to match, with silverware, two votive candle cups with a white rose in each.  Add a few pearls, flowers, and a bow. All upon my coffee table. Maybe I should start calling it my tea table.

 
My Royal Albert Old Country Roses tea set on my beloved metal rose tray, from a neighbor that left us last year at the age of 90. A little bow on the honey jar, yes, that is the table cloth I crocheted, long ago.
Oh! I had a lovely time. Wish you all could come and have tea with me!

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PROXIMIDADE AWARD

 Carrie at Carola Nativity Gallery has honored this blog with the Proximadade Award, which translated from Portuguese means, “This blog contributes to and supports or believes in close friendships.”



“This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY – nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”



I am passing this award to eight bloggers, each of whose blog provides much warmth to blogland.

Charlotte from The Robbins Nest has tagged me with a photo tag.

First, the rules are simple. As follows:

6th Picture Meme!



1.Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.


2.Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder.

3,Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.

4.Tag 6 other peoples that you know or don’t know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them.

Since I have been tagged I am also tagging the following blogs, that I have also given an award to.
I have been tagged! Here is my photo, of my 90 year old friend, Hazel’s gourd she painted and wove with pine straw, to give her daughter for Christmas. I was wondering what photo I would be writing about. This is wonderful, Hazel lives twenty-one miles from me, and drives out to the country, to bring me happy’s, cooked lunches, homemade jelly, and homemade bread.  I always have tea, ready for her, whether its morning or afternoon.  She knitted me a lovely blue scarf this Christmas. A week ago she fell and broke her hip and had surgery. She is now in a rehab. to help get back on her feet.  Hazel, my dear friend, you make my life so bright, I am thinking of you and Wishing You a Speedy Recovery!

Charlotte – The Robins Nest 
Tami – Thrifty Mama 7

Georgia Farm Woman- Life on a Southern Farm



Again many thanks, Carrie, for this lovely award.

SHOW & TELL FRIDAY ELIVIS IS IN THE HOUSE

ELVIS AND LAVERNE
On a recent visit to hubby’s Aunt Laverne’s home.
Laverne has been collecting Elvis since before hubby and I were married thirty-one years ago. Laverne is now in her 70’s and has a sign in the front of her home, that reads Elvis Presley Blvd. All of Laverne’s collection, has been given to her by friends and family.
Laverne and Elvis
Every morning, Laverne awakes to see Elvis in her windows.
The bedroom walls are covered in pictures of Elvis. Hubby did not take the whole room, but the other window has a different picture of Elvis.

In the family room are collection of Elvis, In the glass showcase, she has Elvis statues, Laverne has, given her grandsons the most expensive statues of Elvis. Laverne is telling the family about each piece she collects.
Notice the the white and gold costumes of Elvis that are made of cardboard and stand life size.

Wall to Wall, Laverne’s Elvis Presley Collection.

More of Elvis above the sofa.
Yes, Elvis is in the house, I wanted to show Laverne collection, she lives in a small town, and town people drop by to visit,
to see her Elvis Presley Collection.
I hope you enjoyed seeing Laverne’s Collection.
Thank You Very Much!

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TOOTSIE TIME: Bloggers Prayer

TOOTSIE TIME: Bloggers Prayer
Thursday, January 15, 2009

I have added Tootsie prayer, that she has posted on her blog Tootsie Time, for it was very heart felt.
 Thank you Tootsie

Bloggers Prayer

TO: God.com

Dear Lord,


Every single evening As I’m lying here in bed,

This tiny little Prayer

Keeps running through my head:



God bless all my family

Wherever they may be,

Keep them warm and safe from harm

For they’re so close to me.



And God, there is one more thing

I wish that you could do;

Hope you don’t mind me asking,

Please bless my computer too.



Now I know that it’s unusual

To Bless a motherboard,

But listen just a second


While I explain it to you, Lord.

You see, that little metal box

Holds more than odds and ends;

Inside those small compartments

Rest so many of my friends.



I know so much about them

By the kindness that they give,

And this little scrap of metal

Takes me in to where they live.



By faith is how I know them

Much the same as you.

We share in what life brings us

And from that our friendships grew.



Please take an extra minute

From your duties up above,

To bless those in my address book

That’s filled with so much love.



Wherever else this prayer may reach

To each and every friend,

Bless each e-mail inbox

And each person who hits ‘send’.



When you update your Heavenly list

On your own Great CD-ROM,

Bless everyone who says this prayer

Sent up to GOD.com
 Amen



I am feeling a little under the weather…and thought this was a good time to post this prayer…if you would like to take it…please do so with my blessing! I have it posted in the sidebar of my awards blog…stay safe and healthy…see you soon


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FAMILY GATHERING TABLE SETTING

My Daughter, Jennifer 27th Birthday !

The table is set with my Early American Prescut Crystal on a battenburg table cloth which is once a curtain.

The Early American Prescut Crystal is filled with half wine and white grape juice.

The sandwiches are made of cream cheese mixed with green onions and crispy bacon bits. We served chocolate chip cookies, Jennifer’s loves double chocolate cake, peanuts, chips with rotel sage sausage dip, a bacon cream cheese dip and we also made banana splits in my Early American Prescut Crystal boats.

Miss Ruby’s chicken salad is the best!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNIFER!

Yes, this room is still in remodeling stage.
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