Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What greater blessings

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts
are conscious of our treasures. 
~Thornton Wilder

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.  
It will change your life mightily.  
~Gerald Good

What greater blessings to give thanks for at a family gathering
than the family and the gathering.
~Robert Brault

Counting my blessings
and treasuring it all!

Wishing you so much Joy,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Getting Ready for a Vintage Christmas

I ♥ vintage things

especially vintage linens.

This design just makes me smile.
It's so cheery and bright!


I bought the oblong one for my diningroom table.
For my little kitchen bistro table, which is nearby, I wanted a matching round one.

There were two on ebay.
One was $55 and perfect.
The other was only $12.50, but needed some help.

I decided to help :o)

It was my pleasure to add some gold sparkle fabric paint to this vintage treasure.
It's not perfect, but what fun I had!

How about this amazing aqua and red tablecloth!
It sold a few weeks ago to some lucky ebayer.

 cute, cute, cute

Vintage = smiles!

I hope you are all having a lovely week,
...making a little time here and there for yourself...
Wishing you a few quiet moments each day to quiet your mind and hear
His whispers.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fancy That! {and triple frosting for you!}

Do you keep cards you love?

 My sister made this card for me.
Triple frosting with a heart on top!
It's a keeper.
Thank you, Doreen ♥

...and I'd love to catch you all up on Doreen's shop,
Fancy That!
"Accessories for the Well-Dressed Cupcake."
It is well into its third month.
I have found such pretty things there that are now in my kitchen!

"Life is sweeeet!  Eat a cupcake!

Cupcake liners that keep their colors after baking!


I love her pretty displays!

Doreen loved Barb's idea for her shop's subtitle.
{Thank You Barb!}

This is her beautiful Fancy That!  website:

Fancy That! was also featured in Artique Boutique's Blog
Stop here to read her post.

Doreen is working hard to make Fancy That! an online store.

What accessories for the well-dressed cupcake do you love?
Your feedback will help her select the perfect colors and items!

 I'll definitely keep you posted when she starts her online shop!

 My daughter, Amanda, is visiting.
We'll be watching our favorite "chick flicks" and baking,
of course!
 I hope you are all having a sweet weekend.
and a
to our Veterans!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

a little note of happiness ♥

"Once you fix it in your mind that life itself is a gift, 

you begin to find happiness in just about everything."
~ Robert Brault ~

What a gift and blessing you are!