This week my Aunt Katherine and my cousin Barbara came for a visit. We put on a pot of coffee, and tea. I cut a few store bought pastry and we sat and had a wonderful visit. They toured my 100 year old Craftsman’s Bungalow, and loved it as much as I do. We sat in the family room, which the decor is done in Native American Indian. The cabinet below I built and painted from reclaimed wood from our walls. Sorry I did not do a good cropping on the picture.
I have also played with trying to enlarge my pictures, some did,
some did not work so that why the different sizes.
This was the first time I got to use my new white tea set.
I used an old butter cover to place over the pastry.
I love the Indian tray my daughter found for me at an flea market.
For the table cloth I used a white throw my niece, Betinna gave to me. She said it reminded her of my sheep. I have kept it in an Indian basket not using it for it is so special to me.
It worked great on my new old table my daughter found at a garage sale for me a few weeks ago.
No Susan it not the type of table we spoke of,
but I did have an antique three tier one and gave it to my sister, Gloria.
This was the centerpiece I made from gourds I grew, little pie pumpkins, grape vine, sunflowers and a a wonderful big dough bowl. Using my new favorite black lanterns on each side.
Our table was set with paper plates, as I am still not back on my feet since surgery.
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Miss Magpie at http://thequintessentialmagpie.blogspot.com sent me this lovely little Nippon China Bowl she found at an antique store. Tea roses as Mrs. Magpie says will be lovely in it.
I can also see perseveres, lemon curd, ect. for my tea.
Should anyone know the name of this lovely bowl pattern I would love to know.
I just simply love it so much! Thank You so much Miss Magpie!
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One morning UPS came and left a package on my porch from Debbie at RoseBriar Tea Room in Eads, TN. My five year old Grandson Gage and I had so much fun opening each gift of 18 all wrapped up. Gage kept saying Granna this is like Christmas, Granna. Oh, and it was. I have so wanted to go to Miss Debbie’s Tea Room so much, but I met her online through Miss Janice, and we have emailed ever since. I ordered a pair of Toile Rubber Boots from her last year after seeing the ones Miss Janice bought from Miss Debbie Gift shop. Just look at all the lovely gifts she sent to brighten my DAYS this Christmas!
Miss Debbie you did way too much, but OH the fun I had, Thanks for Brighten my days!
I love the little snowmen with the little jars that say Believe, and Joy!
Several types of teas from white, to strawberry. I love the darling tiny Tea Time Book!
I went to the bank with hubby one day, a short ride turned into a longer one as we needed some things from Walmart. A new Tractor Supply is to open in a town 20 miles away. He drove around looking for where its going to be, I spotted one of my favorite small department stores,
and this is what I found spoons, bowls, a fondue chocolate pot shaped in chocolate kisses.
Three sets of Cambridge iced tea spoons all for sixty cents!
All the Christmas was 50% off and being 51 just over the 50 mark I got to get an extra 15 % off.
I bought 12 of the little gingerbread and girl bowls for 2.50 each. I was in heaven.
For I love my peppermint and gingerbread table setting I do for Christmas Breakfast.
Now this year we will be also home for lunch, I hope to talk the girls into just sandwiches, for they will beso busy with family and dinners. To cook as my daughter Suzette did Thanksgiving.
Did I forget to mention, as Hubby waited in the truck he decided to let me shop and took off to Walmart. I came outside and he was no where to be found. lol It was so cold I went and shopped some more. Employees kept coming up and asking me if I was OK, I was about to drop. I finally decided I had better tell them I had major surgery a little while back. Just in case I did drop. lol
Yes, I know I should not have been out, but I so wanted to go into this store so bad. lol
I think doing things you love helps with the healing, even if you pay for it the next day!
I just love these bowls! They had small platters to match, I want to go and get a few of them. lol
They will probably be gone before they let me back out. lol
This is one of my favorite felted hats, I play with it at times and change the brim up by placing water on it and holding it above the wood stove. I have felted many hats in my days.
Now the felted little flower, I just adore!
Which was also sent to me from Miss Debbie at Rose BriarTea Room.
Miss Debbie has sent cards, gifts and also had lovely women whom are her friends to send me cards and prayers, as I recover from surgery.
Update since my surgery October 21, 2009:
I got an infection in one incision, Doc gave me some strong antibiotics. They have worked great and I am doing much better. I know how a new complication in my abdomen,
which is very painful. I go see Doc on Tuesday.
Thank you all for your prayers, cards and gifts. I love them all !
Thank you all for keeping me in your prayers and all the lovely gifts, cards, Emails, and comments for I do look forward to them.
I have to admit the highlight of each day is when the mail is dropped off. lol
I do love getting Happys as I call them in the mail, no matter how small.
I am very modest, now aren’t I . lol
It makes my days so much brighter knowing you all are out there being such wonderful FRIENDS!
Missing YOU All, Doc says I will be better if all goes right, by February.
Laurie at Bargains By Laurie has still been forwarding Cards to me from all you,
that do not have my address.
Thank you Laurie! Stop by her site by clicking on the pink words above and Give her a BIG HUGS and THANK YOU! lAURIE has a wonderful site and you do not want to miss her Christmas Decor!!!
As always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Please stop by the following websites, by clicking on the pink words.
To see many makeover, Christmas ideas, goodies, foods, and table settings.
Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Hosting: Tablescape Thursday and Met Monday
Michael at Designs by Gollum
Hosting: Foodie Friday
Diane at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Hosting: Second Time Around Tuesday
Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
Hosting: Pink Saturday