Saturday, May 29, 2010


One of the great things about blogging is the great people you meet around the world.

Take for example Johanna from Germany who can be found at her blog at Silber + Roses at
 Please visit her and say hello!

This week she helped me by telling me what this old antique pillow cover is written in German so I really never knew what it said until now! I have had it for many years and I e-mailed her a note and photo and she responded!

 She told me that it offers advice
 and  wisdom for a couple:

"Protect each other against grief/sorrow.
 Short is the time which you are together."
"Although many years will unite you
Once they will seem to you like minutes."

My mother-in-law gave this to me many years ago.  She was adopted as a baby in Illinois by people who had come from Germany.  At Christmas, I  showed the nativity set she gave me from Germany that is over 100 years old.  My mother-in-law is now 92 years old herself!

The cover is on a guest room antique bed.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Early this morning we were 
out in the garden early.

My garden is now just short of one year
old so I am not expecting too much but I
love it.  Of course, I am still buying plants
instead of depending on maturity on 
my own.

Everything was quiet in the garden....the squirrels were busy eating...we spoil them with walnuts...all 8 squirrels......yes I count them every morning.  Actually, when we get up at 6:30 AM there are always 1 or 2 waiting at the back door.  When I open the door I have to stop them from coming in the kitchen.  Have you ever heard that song "The Day the Squirrel Came to Church"? I can tell you I don't want a squirrel running around my house!


Thursday, May 13, 2010


Forget me nots.....

What says springtime more than forget me nots? Maybe violets and pansies do to!  And lilacs....and....

The beloved blue tiny flowers on this Japanese post World War II demitasse cup and saucer remind us of picnics, springtime and happy days!

I have forget me nots waiting to be planted right now - keeping warm in the kitchen trying to be patient!

When I was a little girl, these are the kind of teacups we collected.  You could buy them at the Woolworths Dime Store and many little girls collected them. I imagine many are in antique malls now waiting for some little girls to love them like we did!