Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Merry Christmas!

My wish is that you have a Merry Christmas 
filled with Love!

Happy... Healthy 2013 to all!



Saturday, December 1, 2012

All Things Shiny & Bright

Thank you for stopping in today. I am sharing some sparkle today that I have placed on our sideboard.

More and more this year I am falling for the look of the mercury glass and silver and so far this is all I have gotten done for my Christmas decorating. 

My wooden star was purchased in a small quaint shop in our Community and appears to be handmade. I love it's look with our other silver pieces.

I can't wait to light the little Mercury tea lights tonight and enjoy the silvery glow in the dining area. 

The beautiful Christmas ornaments were purchased at Home Sense last winter. (Canada's version of TJ Maxx)

How is your Holiday Decorating coming along? I can't believe it is December already and that I am so far behind in preparations. 

Have a wonderful weekend!



Monday, November 26, 2012

Small changes

I loved our Sitting room but have felt something was missing. So we have added two small sofa tables on both sides of the mantle.

My instincts have always been to hang more pictures to fill the space but I did not want to take away from the original piece we have purchased for over the Mantle. 

The past month I have been home from work with a health issue and have been sitting looking at the space trying to decide what I could do to complete the look I was trying to achieve.

I came across these two small sofa tables on-line and they were under $50.00 each so I decided to give them a try.

Many of the magazines I browse have built in bookcases on either side of the mantle but since that is a big commitment and a permanent one, I think this option is a better solution for us for now.

Thank you for stopping in today, I hope you enjoyed your visit. 

Blessing from Our house to Yours,


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hope...Faith... Believe...

Welcome & thank you for stopping in!
I am hoping for the best outcome for my American friends tonight as they tally up their election ballets. 

Aren't the feathers of a Peacock beautiful? I came across a bunch of them for sale at the local Dollarama  store and love the colours. 

My transferware bowl is one of my favourite pieces as a Dear friend gifted it to me for my Birthday years ago and although the years and miles have separated us I think of her every time I see the bowl.

The marking simply says "Lake". I have only seem one more of these in an Antique shop a few years ago and it was marked $75.00 so needless to say I still only have the one. 


Enjoy the rest of your week!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Transferware...... l Iove it!

Welcome & thank you for stopping in! Many of you know I absolutely Love transferware and yesterday I found this beautiful setting of 37 pieces in a Shop I have not visited in over a year. 
I had met the lovely Antique shop owner at a Alzheimer's Family Support meeting over ten years ago. She is now 85 years young and although her spouse is still living in the nursing home she carries on with their little Antique shop. 
Whenever I enter her place I always end up leaving with a smile and a great treasure. Yesterday was no exception, I found this setting for eight and an old oil lantern I was looking for as a housewarming gift for friends.  

Today we are hosting a dinner party for our friends as it is our Saturday to prepare the meal. I have chosen a pasta & spicy sausage dish for dinner tonight so we are looking forward to enjoying it with sourdough bread & a coleslaw recipe of my Mother's. 

These two bone handled pieces are from my Sweetie's family .

Below is a liquer  glass that was my Mother In Law's and I am on the lookout for more of these as I only have three glasses. The stem is twisted glass and the edging is gold.

My new dishes came with one serving bowl above. And my Grandmother's little bird salt & peppers look great on the table.

I was told the dishes are from around 1930 and the maker is below.

Well the table is set now we just need the guests to arrive....

The framed print below hung in my Mother's bedroom since I can remember.

The two smaller pictures below are ones we found at a Car Boot sale in London over 14 years ago.

These triple chocolate cookies will go well with the Cappuccino frozen yogurt below. Oh how I love comfort food!

Blessings to you & yours as you enjoy your weekend!



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall in the Valley

Fall is one of my favourite Seasons! We visited one of the Market Gardens in the Valley we live in and every year they make a display with all of their Pumpkins. 
They had not finished the project so we will have to visit them again this coming weekend. People drive out from nearby cities to see be photographed with the great mounds of pumpkins.
I say "Fall... Bring it on!"

Fall Blessings to you & your Families!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Table cloth and Cactus Centrepiece

Well I finally made my own Cactus pot! I have been admiring them in shops and could not believe the price they wanted for them. After many trips to our local florist and gift shops I found four different Cactus plants and an attractive pot to coordinate with our home. I am loving the look! 

While we were vacationing in North Dakota I found this beautiful table cloth and fell in Love! The colours were perfect so it will be treasured and companioned with some vintage linens from my collection.

Tonight we had our Saturday Friends over for Dinner and I must say the East Indian meal I prepared was amazing! We call them our Saturday Friends as we take turns cooking for each other every Saturday evening. 

See how the new table cloth looks with my favourite paper napkins...  

Thank you for stopping in... Blessings to everyone!