Friday, April 23, 2010

I've Been Tagged, too!

I've been tagged by Trish at Homemade Quilts by Granny, and challenged to post my sixth picture on my blog. So here it is...........

The post was called "Silly Travel Pictures". You can see it here. It was posted on May 14, 2009.
My good friend, Lisa, and I were on one of our trips, and we stopped for "High Tea", but they didn't give us much "Tea", so here is Lisa thinking........."OK, here's mine, now where is Donna's?"
I was supposed to tag 10 other people, but I choose not to do that, because some bloggers do not like to participate. But I enjoyed it. And even if you are not tagged, join in. It's lots of fun!
Thank, Trish!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The table is set in the dining room again.

Let's go in and have a closer look.

I saw these plates on one of Susan's (BNOP) tablescapes, and fell in love with them. Luckily, I was able to find some pieces at a local antique store.

Closeup of my flatware (hmmmm, somebody needs to do some polishing :)

Aren't the cups cute? They just "sing" Spring.

My Mom's vintage, green glasses.

Of course, we have daisies for our centerpiece. The flowers are not real and neither is the baby's breath. I've had these sprays of baby's breath for years. They look and feel so real, too.

This little compote? was one of the pieces I found. Mom's vintage s&p ducks were just the right colors.

I redid my green hutch to match the colors of the table.

I found this pretty, white bird at Michael's for 40% off.

View from above. The sun was shining really pretty that day.

Time to light the candles. I wasn't using the lace tablecloth, at first. I think I like the table better without it.

Thanks for joining me. Please join Susan's Between Naps on the Porch today for all the fun.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Old Twisted Tree

Hello Bloggy Friends. Today I'm joining "Bargain Hunting with Laurie" to share one of my favorite things. Go here to see others' favorite posts.

I have always loved this old, twisted tree. It must be really, really old. I drive by him a lot, because he is on one of the main "old" streets of Meridian. I have always told myself, I'm going to take a picture of it one day..............and the other day, I finally did.

This tree always reminds me of one of those apple trees in "The Wizard of Oz". :) Of course, it's not an apple tree. I think it must be an oak. I always wonder what made the trunk so twisted.

The tree has spanish moss growing from its branches, which adds to the beauty of it. Every time we have strong winds or tornado warnings, I think of this tree, and wonder if it made it through. I'm always relieved to see it still standing, and I hope it will stand for many years to come.

Thanks for joining me. I loved having you stop by.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Capturing the Sunlight

Hello, friends. Today, I want to share pictures where I've captured the wonderful sunlight.
When I was looking for a new house, one of the things I HAD to have was bright and sunny.
Sunshine just makes me happy. Here's a picture of the morning light in my master bedroom.

Morning sunlight is some of the best, I think.

It has a much softer glow than the later, afternoon sunshine.

I like to capture the sunlight on my dining room table.

Here's the noonday sun on my purple pansies.

My other pansies.

Sunshine on my bluebird house (which has not suceeded in attracting any residents)

This cute, little wagon planter is in my sunroom.

More morning sun. I have South, East and Western exposure here.

Another shot of the sunroom. (I have big plans for this room)

Ah! My favorite. Sunshine on pretty little girls' hair. :)
(Peyton and Jamie enjoying the sunshine)

Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tea on the Patio

It's finally warm, Spring weather, so let's have tea on the patio today.

When I moved into this house last February, I had this patio added along with the sun porch (that's the sunporch behind the loveseat. I have really enjoyed sitting out here.

We are using our white Gollum tea cups, which I just love. Just the shape of them makes me feel so elegant when I'm drinking from them. :) The blue teapot was a gift.

The azaleas are from the yard. I can't take credit for them, as they were here when I moved in, but aren't they pretty?

After tea, we can relax and maybe thumb through the Tabletops book.

Thanks for taking time to join me. I love it when you drop by. :)

Today, I'm linking up to Cielo's "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" at The House in the Roses.

Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
and early for "Tea Time Tues" at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor

and "Tabletop Tues" at Marty's A Stroll Thru Life
(just cause I don't know how to do it otherwise.)