Saturday, December 2, 2023


 As soon as Thanksgiving is over it
is time to pull out the Christmas
decorations.  We are preparing
to be one of the serving homes
tomorrow evening for the youth
at our church so 3 tables will be
used for our part in the progression.
 late note: we had 22

I absolutely swooned over the cake
dome I saw in this month's Victoria
Magazine.  I went on line and searched
Ebay, Etsy, etc and found the old
dome on a site called Mercari.  I made
a low offer and was thrilled when it
was accepted.  It is very heavy.

A while back we moved our former
kitchen buffet up from the basement
and I have really enjoyed having the
surface to decorate and also to
serve food from it:

I have shared so many of these
decorations over the years and also,
my red transferware.  I apologize
for the "reruns" for some of you.

I made the Ephemera Nativity below
a few years back by printing out art 
pictures from online and using silver
and gold background papers, glue,
glitter, etc.

I am sure you already realized that
it was dark when I took these pictures.

We hide our DVD player inside 
this old piece.  I have a collection
of Nicol Sayre angels I love.

My ornaments are a mix of mid
century and Victorian.  Will
share a few more in a few days.....

Are you enjoying decorating?

Wednesday, November 22, 2023


We will be driving to St. Louis for
Thanksgiving joining our daughter
in law's family.  I will be taking
some desserts so today was the
day to get that done. 

Those that have followed this blog
have seen these cookies before.....over
and over.

I got this recipe many years ago
from Bev Meller
in Colorado Springs.

here at the bottom of 
the page.

This week I made myself another tea
cozy using a piece of antique bobbin
lace I purchased many years ago. I have
been learning a little about the hundreds 
of types of antique lace by following
a site called "The Lace
Museum" on Facebook.

 Here is 
the back side of my cozy:

So - if you have a need for a
dessert - be sure and try these
cookies:  I got 42 medium large
cookies out of this batch.

And so I wish you all a very
Happy Thanksgiving and say
I am thankful to the Lord
for His many blessings.

Sunday, November 12, 2023


 So lately I have
been having fun
posting collages
on my Facebook



Sunday, October 29, 2023

Monday, October 23, 2023


It's fun getting out the autumn colored
dishes for fall.  Yesterday we had
some senior couples for lunch so
that was an opportunity to change
the table up after washing the
linens and resetting.

The plates ( below left) are
part of a "Historic America"
Johnson Brothers series.

I have had a number of ladies tell
me they keep their dining room table
set all the time.

When out antiquing, I still come 
across other old punch bowls 
just like mine (above).  Each time it
causes me to recall the day I found
 mine at the Salvation Army.