Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Red, White & Blue

The table is set in the sunroom for TablescapeThursday over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.

Let's have a closer look. I've used my white battenburg tablecloth today.

The table is all set with red, white and blue in keeping with the 4th of July.

Blue Willow dinner plates, white, Gollum salad plate, and the Blue Willow bowl for the place setting.

Centerpiece is an old milk bottle and a white and a blue pitcher.

And what did I used for the "milk"?.........................

Morton's salt, of course. :)
(Ebay find)

I just love my Fire King vintage juice glasses. Coaster from Dollar Tree

Hey! Where'd that red pitcher come from ? hehehehehe (I was trying different configurations)

And here's my inspiration picture. I fell in love with the colors of this house, which has been featured in several magazines I've seen. This one was in "Mid West Living".

Thank you for joining me today, and please join Susan's BNOP for other great tablescapes.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Good Housekeeping Print/Drawing

Hello, Bloggy Friends! I have always loved this drawing that was the cover for a 1931 issue of Good Housekeeping. (I found a copy of the actual magazine on Ebay)

I decided I wanted a copy of this print. I found it in one of my mail order catalogs, but WOW! They wanted $159.95 for it........................SO, I decided I'd draw my own............

And here it is. Not perfect, but it's good enough for me and my kitchen. :)

Closeup. I did it in watercolor.

Here's the side by side view. Can you spot the differences in them?

I did not draw the cookie cutter, and the blue bowl in my picture. And I could have done a better job on shaping the big bowl. hehehehehe. Also, I added cherries to the can behind the green cannister, and I made mine yellow.

I am going to have mine matted and framed just like the mail order print, and I'm going to hang it here in my kitchen.

Oh, there's another artist in the family. My seven year old granddaughter drew this for me, so I water colored it, and it greets me first thing every morning when I come into the kitchen to make my coffee. :)


And thank you for dropping by. I loved having you, as always!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Red, White & Blue Sunroom

Hello, Bloggy Friends. Today I wanted to show you my sunroom all decked out for the 4th.
The room is still a work in progress, but it's coming along pretty good now. Curtains coming soon.

Hey, this is my 100th post. :)!

The couch and chairs are from Ikea. I have red and white slipcovers for them and also some black and white ones. It's fun to change out the colors. The table I ordered recently from JC Penney.

I brought in my blue and white patio cushions from the outside and put them on the chairs. I'm still loving my red bird cage, and my poor plants could sure use some help. :)

This table is only here temporarily. I'm working on another table to replace it.

The table is dressed in red, white and blue also. I'll be showing it this week. :)

Today, I'm joining Cielo's beautiful blog for " Show Off Your Cottage Monday"

And also Marty's for "Tabletop Tuesday".
Thanks for joining me today. I do appreciate your time.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Blue And Green Tablescape

It Thursday over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!

Hello Bloggy Friends. Today I've set the table in the dining room for a Sunday family get together.

I'm using a blue and white "luncheon cloth" (recent find) as my tablecloth.

Gollum white dinner plate, and my "fancy" flatware (gift from Lisa's B&B). I'm using a double napkin, and notice the pretty napkin ring?

They were given to us by Christine of "Christine's Home and Travels" when we visited her house for a meeting of theMississippi Magnolia Southern Belles. Aren't they pretty? I love them. Thanks, Christine!!

The glasses are from Dollar Tree. These are the same glasses they came out with in the fall that some of us used for Thanksgiving. I just loved the blue and green of these and had to get this color, too. They are nice, heavy glasses. too.

Centerpiece is a bouquet of blue hydrangeas from my neighbor's garden. She was nice enough to let me pick a few. :)

Cream and sugar are my everyday wedding pattern. "Sculptured Grape" I love these because they are from a special aunt.

You can see some of the plate in the green hutch. I also had enough flowers for an extra bouquet. That little etched glass vase was a thrift store find.

BEV (bird's eye view) Looks like I got pretty high up for this one!!!! hehehehehe

Ahhh! The soft glow of candelight.

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting "Tablescape Thursday" for us.

Thanks for stopping by. I loved having you.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Daddy

WW11 - Stationed in India

Hello, Bloggy Friends. Please let me share a few pictures of my Daddy with you today as we remember all our Daddys on Father's Day.

Daddy in his shop. Electronics Technician. (What's up with those socks and sandals???? LOL)

Mom and Dad on their wedding day. August 1, 194(2)?

Daddy married Mom right before he was shipped over seas. (Love Mom's 40's look)

Me and Daddy. (Look at all those freckles!!! hehehehehe)

A "few" years later.

Me and Daddy on the banks of the Swanee River.

January 18, 1974.

A few years later, playing with my son.

I Love and miss you, Daddy!!!!

Thanks for taking time to read this tribute to my Dad. I really appreciate it!