Which is made of basket material.
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.
where she is hosting.
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.
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.
To see other lovely tablescapes, click here: Susan’s at Between Naps on the Porch, where she is hosting Tablescape Tuesday.
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!
Earl Grey Creme Tea.
Please go see Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch, where she is hosting Tablescape Tuesday
I am passing this award to eight bloggers, each of whose blog provides much warmth to blogland.
First, the rules are simple. As follows:
1.Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.
Georgia Farm Woman- Life on a Southern Farm
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.
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
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
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
Posted by Tootsie at 12:01 AM