I May Have Been Too Hasty

I may have been too hasty. After my last post, the family was in an uproar. “Declare yourself the winner,” they snorted.  “Oh….no….you didn’t!” “Did you tell them?” my brother said?  “Did you tell them about acorn Mary and acorn Joseph and baby Jesus in an acorn manger?” “Did they see the acorn camel andContinue reading “I May Have Been Too Hasty”

Let’s Dish

Some people collect stamps. Some people collect insects. Some people collect 1960’s Italian glass decanters. As for me, I am an avid, undying fan of vintage silverware. I collect it all….                        ….forks, spoons, soup ladles, servers, pickle forks, sugar spoons, iced teaspoons, meat forks, ice cream spoons and on and on. Why? I think each pieceContinue reading “Let’s Dish”

Ask and You Shall Receive

So it has already been established….. I’m not the best at adding arrows to my pictures.  I can draw an imaginary arrow, but real arrows on pictures…..I leave that to the experts. Enter Andrea from A Cottage Market ….. She is a creative genius, an incredibly positive fellow blogger, and a talented writer. She can embellishContinue reading “Ask and You Shall Receive”

You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

I wish I knew how to draw an arrow on a picture. If I could draw an arrow, I would add an arrow to this picture of the kitchen to show you where the butler’s pantry is. Can you imagine an arrow?  Look at the picture of the kitchen and then (with your mind, of courseContinue reading “You’ve Come a Long Way Baby”

Merry Christmas

As I sit here in the early hours of Christmas morning thinking about the reason for the season, I could not let the sun rise without wishing each and every one of you, “Merry Christmas.” Soon my “Silent Night” will become “Joy to the World” and the wonder of Christmas will fill the rooms and rooftops here. Until then….IContinue reading “Merry Christmas”

Top Five Things a Decorator Might Say

I am many things. I am a thrifter, a painter, a glitterer, a sander and a trash spotter. I am a mother of four, a wife, a friend, a maid, a restaurant take-out orderer, and a chauffeur. I am many things, but I am not a professional decorator.  Not even close. As a matter of fact, IContinue reading “Top Five Things a Decorator Might Say”

Full Disclosure

Mirriam-Webster definition: bur * lap  noun 1:  a coarse, heavy, plain-woven fabric usually of jute or hemp used for bagging and wrapping and in furniture and linoleum manufacture 2:  a lightweight material resembling burlap used in interior decoration or for clothing Blogworld definition: bur * lap  noun 1:  fabric of the gods I actually think I understatedContinue reading “Full Disclosure”

You’re My One and Only

Why do you think that people count the Christmas trees in their homes?  Really. If you haven’t noticed, the number of Christmas trees in a person’s home is definitely a hot topic of conversation on the party circuit this year.  All over America right now at Christmas parties, people are asking that all-important question…..”How manyContinue reading “You’re My One and Only”