Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Hankies with the initial of my first name. In all the years of collecting I've only found two with my initial...actually Carl found them.
I have a collection of holiday hankies, bride hankies, embroidered ones and bright florals. Well any way when Carl came home he had a little package of sweet hankies. There were five..........................
Two pretty floral designs one yellow and the other the prettiest pink. Can you see the one with the little nosegay and the one with little Indians..too cute, and then this yellow one with the initial....."Honey is this initial hankie for me?"
"Yes, I know how much you like initial hankies." "Honey this is the initial F." "Let me see, Linda you are too so dinghy (a pet name from high school), it's suppose to be like this."......
Mmmm, I don't think so. What do you think? L, for Linda or maybe F for forever, that would work. Either way I love it....and it's the thought that counts. Hugs, Linda
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I walked down to the corner and was able to get a good view of the moon ....it's about 6:40pm. in this shot. You can click on any of the pictures for a close up.......please besure to click on the last one
This is about 6:54 pm. At this point I just watched and enjoyed the eclipse. About midnight I took the next picture from my backyard. It's my favorite.
When I look at this beautiful full moon with light clouds hugging it, I see a special image. Do you see something special? I hope so.
I wish for all of you a wonderful day. Linda
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Dianntha~~ Ohio Farm Girl
Michelle~~I'm A Little Teapot
Rachael~~The Rose Room
Sharon~~Rose of Sharon
Enjoy and please pass this award on...
Before I say goodbye I have a favor to ask of you. Please say a little prayer for my next door neighbor, Dalme . I know you don't know her but this is a very sad time for her and I know prayers will help to heal her heart. Yesterday Dalme and Howard, another of my sweet neighbors were out for their morning walk (7am). As always Dalme had her faithful dog Ninja with her. They were one block from home when a pit bull broke through it's fence and attacked Ninja. Dalme and Howard screamed for help all the while trying to free Ninja. Finally after what Howard said was at least 5 minutes the owner came out and pulled his dog off. Ninja didn't survive. It is always so sad to lose a a beloved companion form old age or an illness, but to see your dog mauled to death is truly heart breaking. Prayers are powerful and I know she will feel a sense of comfort,tho she may not know why.
With tears in my eyes and a heavy heart.......thank you dear friends. Linda
Monday, February 18, 2008
I've put a little touch of springtime on my nightstand...just as a reminder it's on the way and also because it makes me happy. Have a wonderful day and give yourself a bit of spring. Hugs, Linda
Friday, February 15, 2008
When I think of breast cancer certain words always come to mind. Faith, believe, hope and love. I have faith and that helped me through hard times and I believe a cure will be found and hope and pray it is soon. But for my square I chose the word love. Love yourself enough to get your yearly check-up, early detection is powerful. And if you have fought or are fighting this battle the love of family and friends is a great comfort and support for which I was truly thankful for.
Have a happy weekend........Hugs, Linda
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Even one of my little birdies is celebrating today.
These sweet Valentine post cards were sent many years ago, to friends and family with wishes for a happy day. Some of the cards just have an address with no message at all.......I like to think they were sent by a secret admirer to a special someone. I love this little memory tree....it a has a heart base and the little holders are hearts too. How perfect is that?
Tonight at dinner we will exchange our Valentienes, but I want to show you my treasures from my friend Michelle and her hubby. Besides loving hearts I have a thing for crowns too. Look at this beautiful crown..it is gorgeous, and I adore it. Plus the little cherub candle...which I will never want to burn and the sweet birdie with the crown were from them too. She found the birdie in darling Dolly's esty boutique...she has the most lovely things.
Tonight as night falls I will light my heart tree, sit with a cup of tea and just savor the memories of this special day. Happy Valentine's Day dear friends and may your day be very special too. Hugs Linda
Monday, February 11, 2008
I love silhouette pictures and I have a nice little collection. Well, I saw this sweet one and I thought if it's a reasonable price I'll buy it. It was a fair price, but I probably would have paid whatever she asked because when I turned it over it had a lovely inscription....but that is not what gave me goose bumps. Look, look............
it says Paris , Texas! That is the sweet little town in Texas where all our relatives live. Can you believe it? What is the story behind this silhouette? What does it mean, was it meant for me? Whatever, I love it and it was destiny for it to end up with me. Click on the picture and you'll be able to read it too.
A big thank you to everyone for all the wonderful comments concerning the side-boy.. sidecar..buffet. What I learned is most everyone calls this piece of furniture a buffet or a sideboard...it depends on the region you live in. Most everyone thought I should just call it what I like. So, the little girl in me wants to call it a side-boy. Hugs to all, Linda
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I love to put seasonal pieces on my side-boy, sidecar, buffet. Right now I'm celebrating Valentine's Day. A little of this and that..... the Red Transferware my husband found a couple months ago at his favorite little Saturday flea market and the heart vase he found at a garage sale several years ago. Doesn't he find the neatest things? Thanks you honey.
Now back to my dilemma.........side-boy, sidecar, or buffet. What do you think???? Have a special day, hugs, Linda
Monday, February 4, 2008
What did you think of the Super Bowl? For me, I thought the game was kind of draggie, but the last few minutes were so exciting...no matter who you were rooting for. Did you have a favorite commerical? As always mine was the Budweiser one with the amazing horses and sweet Dalmatian. It was tasteful and touching. I don't know why but it brought a tear to my eye...I guess when animals are involved I'm just a softie.
I've been seeing lots of darling holiday banners and liked them so much, I wanted to make one. This is my first attempt. I used doilies, three different sizes and colors. I added vintage buttons and the press on letters and there you have it. I was on a roll, so I made several more for friends, all just a bit different. This was fun and I think they all turned out pretty sweet. You still have time to make one, I hope you do.
Here are some of the my Valentine 's I have sprinkled around my living room.
The book cases. Mmmm, I just realized there is not one book here.
I have Hummels and pottery displayed.....I think I better find a book or two.
I love this cloche.....it was a Christmas gift from my friend, I have more fun changing the little vignettes within....this one just makes me smile.
Michelle, thank you for this award, you did make my day. I'm sending you a giant hug. Through blogging I've traveled the world, met the most kind, talented, interesting ladies and I would like to pass this award on to .....
Rosemary and Dona who make my day when I visit them.
Have a happy day.......my day is waiting and I'm off to play in the glorious sun. Smiles, Linda
Friday, February 1, 2008
1 . ~ I am blessed to wake each morning to another beautiful day.
2. ~ I am blessed knowing I'm never alone and My Heavenly Father is always with me.
3. ~ I am happily blessed to be married to a wonderful loving and caring man.
4. ~ I am blessed with a kind, generous, loving daughter.
5. ~ I am blessed with good health and five years cancer free.
6. ~ I am blessed with a warm comfortable home.
7. ~ I have a happy deposition and this is a true blessing.
8. ~ I am blessed to accept what comes my way, to keep going and never give up.
9. ~ I am blessed with good friends who have seen me at my best and worst and stood by me.
10. ~ I am blessed with the love for animals and a desire to care for as many little loves as possible.
Well there you go. I'm tagging Priscilla at Priscilla's Cottage.
Did you remember February 1st is National Wear Red Day? Statics say heart disease is the #1 killer for women (I always thought it was breast cancer) so love yourself enough to take care of your heart. Some tips for a healthy heart...
1. Increase your activity level, take a daily walk.
2. Drop a few pounds, if need be.
3. Less salt in your diet.
Numbers 1 an 2 apply to me, so I'd better get busy. Remember to wear red today, in fact wear a little red each day this month.
Have a wonderful day and weekend...Hugs, Linda