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.

Click on the pink words to visit Miss Magpie
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!

Click on the pink words to visit RoseBriar Tea Room
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!
Lady Katherine

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

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  1. Lady Katherine, this was such a fun visit with you. Dr. Gollum does the same thing to me–drops me off and heads to Wal-mart! LOL
    I love your bowls and silverware!

  2. Lady Katherine, my dear friend. It is wonderful to see you’re feeling like getting out and about for a bit. I’ve think of you daily wondering how you’re doing. My continued prayers are for your complete recovery. What beautiful and fun things you found. And at bargain prices. My kind of shopping lol… I love how you used the throw that looks like sheeps wool. So soft and rich looking. Remember to take care of you darling.. many many hugs ~lynne~

  3. I am so glad to see you posting and hear that you are getting out a little bit! You haven’t lost your shopping skills :) I hope every day brings improvement and makes you stronger !

  4. Katherine, I loved seeing all of your goodies! Again, you know I was delighted to send you that Nippon bowl for your tea roses. Just glad you like it. I know the other bloggers feel the same way about the things they sent as well. I enjoyed seeing your Indian room, and that white china is beautiful.

    I’m so glad you were able to get out and shop a little. Love what all you found. Thinking of you and hoping you are feeling better soon…


    Sheila :-)

  5. Great to hear from you and that you are feeling better! I am with you on getting out as soon as you are well enough. Especially to do a little shopping:) Sounds like you enjoyed it. Take care of yourself and we’ll keep the prayers going for your complete recovery!

  6. Good morning Lady Katherine,
    I love all your decorating. The wool throw over the table is a wonderful idea and I love your new white tea set. I absolutely adore those gingerbread bowls; they’re darling! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful treasures and I pray you’re feeling much better.

    Happy Pink Saturday to you.

    Christmas blessings,

  7. I am so glad to see that you are up and around again, even though not at 100%. I first visited your blog through Pink Saturday because of your blog title – Lady Katherine. That is my dd’s name and it caught my eye. Then I saw you are from MS which made me stay! I am from MS too, although live in MI now. You were soon off to have your surgery, but I have been following your progress and visiting from time to time to see if you were back online. So I really enjoyed seeing all the goodies you posted today. I highlighted your blog on my PS post today, although I am getting a very late start today – Christmas season and busyness and all! But enjoy your weekend and keep getting better.


  8. I was so glad to see your post! I am so glad to see that you are doing better- but please do not over do it. I know that it is hard to sit when you have been used to going and doing, but you must try!

  9. its wonderful that you felt up to the visit and could post about it. And that you got out to the shops for a bit.
    I have been to RoseBriar a couple of times to her special lunches. They are superb. She does have some lovely things. I have one of those little books.
    Mama Bear

  10. Hi Sweetie! Glad you got rid of that infection and am praying for this pain!! God will continue to help you in every way! You have so many praying for you! what lovely gifts, too!!

    Hope you continue to take it easy, and not overdo, and that your family surrounds you with love, comfort and help this Christmas!!

    Love you!!

  11. Hi Katherine, you got some great buys from Walmart and great deals too. Most of all, I am so happy to see you up and about. Hope the infection goes away soon. I know you are on your way to recovery. We just got back from a cruise and we are not home yet. You take care of yourself, ok?…Christine

  12. Katherine,
    Isn’t Miss Debbie the sweetest things ever?! I miss her so much. Katherine, when you feel better, you simply must get someone to take you Debbie’s Rosebriar Tearoom. Having lunch or tea in her home is a delight every Southern lady would enjoy.I know you will enjoy all the goodies she sent you:) Hoping that you are feeling better everyday!
    Miss Janice

  13. I so enjoyed my visit with you today. And I love,love,love the gingerbread bowls and the silverware. What sweet finds..you did well. Be sure and rest some..so you can shop more.:). Many happy Pinks and please, get well soon.

  14. Katherine, those gingerbread men bowls might be worth getting out for!! They are so cute. I know you were worn out, but I’m glad you got out and did a little shopping to lift your spirits. I love when my husband drops me off (of course, I’d like to know that he dropped me off before I head outside and find him gone!). If he stays with me, I feel so pressured to get my shopping done. You have received some lovely gifts. You can see that you are loved in Blogville. Glad you had a nice visit with your aunt and cousin. Your tea table looks so pretty. Take care of yourself. laurie

  15. I enjoyed this post, so much, Katherine!

    It’s good to hear you went shopping. I love all the things you found.

    Your tea table is lovely and I know you must have truly enjoyed your company.

    My thoughts and prayers remain with you.

  16. Katherine, I’m dropping by your blog to wish you a very Merry Christmas! I hope you feel better each day. And I hope that the Lord fills your cup with blessings overflowing.

    Merry Christmas, dear Katherine…


    Sheila :-)

  17. Lady Katherine — I was so happy that you visited my blog today! I do hope that you’re feeling better everyday and that you’ll be having a most wonderful Christmas with your family. So good to hear that you’ve been able to do a little shopping too — that always lifts the spirits! Cute little bowls and I love that we have matching napkins! Mine old and yours brand new! Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

  18. Hello my dear friend, I wanted to pop in and say a big hello. I hope this finds you feeling better and better. My wish for you is a healthy and happy new year..in the mean time the Very Merriest of Christmas’…hugs ~lynne~

  19. Lady Katherine~ there’s nothing like a little shopping spree to help in the healing process. What helps in the retail therapy is having something to carry your goods in. So, I think I can help you out with a solution, cause your the winner of a Girlfriend Eco- tote. Please come by and let me know where you’d like me to mail it. Congratulations!

    Sweet wishes,

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