Monday, April 8, 2024


 I was all enthused about setting up
a little tea in the garden vignette
yesterday but with wind gusts of
25 miles an hour I was afraid of some
tea flying disaster.

Fortunately, today the winds
 died down and the weather
 is just perfect but it was also
the solar eclipse day which
took place while I was taking
my photos.

This year I have been watering my
garden a little each day.

I was thrilled when some
primroses returned.

I was also glad to see a return
of many formerly planted bulbs.

I do love setting up these
little vignettes which I have
done for many years now.

Today I used my yellow chintz
tea set which was the type
sold by Victoria magazine
many years ago.

I hope you have a lovely

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Saturday, March 30, 2024


 Well, I tried something different
this year by watering my garden
earlier on days when it was in the 
50's.  Yes, I see the bulbs blooming
 earlier than in the past. We didn't
 have much winter moisture. 

Right now I am in a pattern of 
watering just a little each day
unless it were to rain.  I am also
moving some forget me nots around
from an area where they are thick.
I find they are movable early on
but not later, especially if it gets
hot or if they have reached the
blooming stage.

I am thrilled to see many tiny
Hellebores plants coming up
underneath the large plants.

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 27, 2024



Greetings from chilly Missouri.  I
believe most of the country is still
chilly these days.  I have been shocked
that in spite of the cold, we have had
an abundance of bulbs blooming in
our yard.

I recently found some old vintage
Laura Ashley fabric to make this
tablecloth for our Easter table.

The fabric has a lot of bold drama
which is a little different than what I
might usually choose.  I am using some
old vintage "English Abbey" dishes by
Taylor & Smith of West Virginia.

A close up of the dish setting:

We celebrate our Lord every day 
but also love this special time
of Easter when we focus on the
price He paid to forgive us for our
own sins and then His resurrection 
from the dead.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 21, 2024


 Even though the temperature has mostly
been in the 50's this week, we have bulbs
blooming here and there.

I was particularly interested to see
what bulbs might return this year.

I am also sharing a little tea cozy
I had made myself years back.  I
recently redid the style which had
elastic on the bottom initially.

How is your springtime coming along?
We are supposed to have warmer
weather tomorrow and then some
rain.  I hope we actually get that
rain because we sure need it.

This cozy is made from moire fabric
with an old vintage doily sewn over
the moire.

Here's wishing you a
happy springtime!