Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A Late Easter Tablescape

 Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm late in sharing my Easter table. We attended the early service for Easter at our church and had invited some friends to come over for lunch. We got home in time for me to heat everything up - ham and all the goodies that go with it!

Let me share my table...

I am so blessed, y'all! My neighbor was cleaning out her linen closet and just happened upon a couple of tablecloths she didn't use. So...she thought of me! How marvelous and this beautiful white tablecloth is one she gave me! Just perfect for my Easter table.

I used my Blue Garland dishes with a Cadberry egg on each plate, of course.
Battenburg lace napkins in sparkly napkin rings.
My centerpiece was fun to put together.
I used a low rectangle piece of Milk Glass and put a little bunny in the center.
Then I poked in Spring blooms and some greenery and I was a happy chick. Or should I say a happy bunny? Just so you know, the big glass bowl at the end of the table was for my salad, just sayin'.
I sprinkled some Hershey's milk chocolate Easter eggs in the center of the table and a few more bunny. In my glass bunnies with lids, I placed a colored Easter egg in their bellies!
Unfortunately the pretty didn't last long. You know how that goes.
Hope I'm forgiven for being late!

Be a bunch of sweeties,                                                                                                                           Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

It's Too Late

Stayed in bed all mornin' just to pass the time
There's somethin' wrong here, there can be no denyin'
One of us is changin', or maybe we've just stopped tryin'
And it's too late, baby, now it's too late
Though we really did try to make it
Somethin' inside has died
And I can't hide and I just can't fake it
Oh, no, no, no, no, no
(No, no, no, no)
It used to be so easy, livin' here with you
You were light and breezy, and I knew just what to do
Now you look so unhappy and I feel like a fool
And it's too late, baby, now it's too late
Though we really did try to make it (we can't make it)
Somethin' inside has died
And I can't hide and I just can't fake it
Oh, no, no
There'll be good times again for me and you
But we just can't stay together, don't you feel it, too?
Still I'm glad for what we had and how I once loved you
But it's too late, baby, now it's too late
Though we really did try to make it (we can't make it)
Somethin' inside has died
And I can't hide and I just can't fake it
Oh, no, no, no, no
It's too late, baby
It's too late now, darling
It's too late
~ sung by Carole King

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Come Into My Kitchen

 Hello, Dear Ones! I pray you all had a lovely blessed Easter! Well, I did clean my house and that included my kitchen so what a great time to show you! Come on in...

We've lived in our little house now almost three years and here's my little kitchen.  It's little but I've adjusted to it! Our home was built in 1993 and our little kitchen really showed it. The cabinets are oak and sturdy but they were the orangey looking oak - so we had them painted. I had the island painted this pretty blue but I don't remember what color it was!
The backsplash looked like a cream and orangey colored argyle sock! Truly! So that got removed and we had some simple white subway tile put up. As you can see there isn't much backsplash. The cooktop is on the island and there is a little bit of back splash underneath the granite.
Here you can see how the kitchen relates to the living room on the other side of the half wall. I love that wall as it helps hide my kitchen when it's messy. Not that it ever is! :) You can see Charlotte sitting at the end of the island. She holds my tablecloths.
Another odd thing is - there are no knobs on my cabinet doors! Horror, right!?! I keep telling myself - I'll drill the holes and I'll put on the knobs but I haven't yet. You can see all of the appliances in the corner left of the fridge. They belong to Mr. Precious - coffee maker, his keurig and an air fryer. I am not loving that air fryer. Anything I've cooked in there just didn't turn out very good.                                If you have one, do you like it?
I still have my little bunnies out too!
Now you can see where my little breakfast room is, really it's just a breakfast area.
The island has an area where we could put bar stools but since it's just Mr. Precious and me, we have just left it alone. I would really love some narrow cabinets under there. Maybe one day.
On the far left is my pantry and it's little too! So much little in here. I do love white kitchens and along with white cabinets I wanted white appliances. Did you know it's very hard any more to get white appliances? We had to order everything.
I love plates on the wall and this little area of wall was perfect for four plates. I had the Currier and Ives four seasons plates hanging up here and they had a special hanger on the back. Well, when the freeze happened a couple of years ago and we were without power - three of the plates fell off the wall! The hanger just squeezed up and they fell and broke! I recently found these pretty little hand painted fruit plates! They are very colorful and I love them.
Just a warning to you. We ordered this fridge to get a white one. Well, it is absolutely a lemon! It's a Samsung and I didn't do my research before we purchased to see what the reviews were. The ice maker is total poop! And...water leaks down from the back of the fridge somehow and it collects under the meat drawer and every few days we have to pull the drawer out and clean up the water! When I finally looked up the reviews they were just horrible! We called Samsung customer service and they were nice enough to bring out a new ice maker and they guy put it in but it's already beginning to do the same thing! They know it's a lemon. So don't ever buy this model!
Well, enough whining! See the cute cow platter on top of my fridge? A friend gave her to me and I named her Lainie. Isn't she the cutest? She's the queen of the top of my fridge along with my blue hen, scale and a little dish (it's either a covered butter or cheese dish) - Roosters and Roses pattern.
Since it was Easter last weekend, I placed these cute little tea towels on my oven door handle. I bought these at Kroger's two years ago and added a little lace on the bottoms to fancy them up a bit.
Frilly frilly is fine with me.

Hope you've enjoyed visiting my little kitchen with me today. Sit down and I'll get us some peach tea!

Be a bunch of sweeties,                                                                                                                          Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Come On-A My House

Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you candy.

Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
apple and a plum and an apricot or two, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
figs and dates and grapes and a cake, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you candy.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you everything.

Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you Christmas tree.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
marriage ring and a pomegranate, too, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house I'm-a gonna give a you
peach and a pear and I love your hair, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you an Easter egg.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
everything, everything, everything.
Come on-a my house!  

~sung by Rosemary Clooney

Friday, April 15, 2022

Eastering on the Dining Room Buffet

 Hello, Dear Ones! Don't you just love this time of year? It's so exciting to see the new green growth on the trees and the little heads of plants popping up out of the ground. But the most wonderful thing about this time of year - we celebrate our Risen Savior Jesus Christ! 

Okay, back to decorating...

Here is the top of my little vintage buffet in my dining room.
And she is all decked out for Easter with blooms and bunnies!
First of all I'll show you my floral in my tureen. I love to use my tureens to make flower arrangements in.
I love my beautiful vintage Fostoria cake stand and of course my tureen had to sit atop of it!
Like I said in an earlier post, these blooms are old. I do try to take care of them and arrange them in tubs according to the season and just go get what I need. Sometimes I'll have six tubs of flowers in the house going back and forth til I find just what I'm looking for. I'm talented like that! :)

On this side everything you see is old. Honey, I mean "OLD"!
This is just the sweetest little dish with little bunnies. See the little tiny bunny on the right scooting through the hole in the log?
Look how precious he is with that little bunny tail! I smile every time I look at it.
This is the other side with a lovely plate my sister-in-law gave me and two more little bunnies - one is a creamer and one a sugar bowl. Their eggs are really a salt and pepper set.
Aren't they sweet all dressed up in flowers and look at those darling little faces.
Okie dokie pokies...hope you've enjoyed seeing my little buffet today.

Be a bunch of sweeties,                                                                                                                         Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

 Hokey Pokey

You put your one hand in
You put your one hand out
You put your one hand in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about
Oh, hokey, hokey pokey
Oh, hokey, hokey pokey
Oh, hokey, hokey pokey
That's what it's all about
You put your one foot in
You put your one foot out
You put your one foot in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about
Oh, hokey, hokey pokey
Oh, hokey, hokey pokey
Oh, hokey, hokey pokey
That's what it's all about
~ sung by my bunnies 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Easter in the Entry

 Hello Dear Ones! I have a little entry area in my home as you walk in the front door and I love to change out my decor with the seasons. It's Springy Eastery time so here we go...

If you visit me much you know that this buffet is named Little Richard and I gave him and his mirror a paint job when we moved back to Texas. He loves this pretty shade of blue/turquoise with a little bit of gold trim!
For some reason I ended putting one of my silverware boxes here as a lift and it just stayed. It makes a good base for my whatevers. My lamps seem to stay here too as well as the runner. Well, the runner is from the same fabric as the valances over my piano so...

Now you know how I love my Milk Glass and this punch bowl made an appearance at Christmas with  flowers in it so I followed up using it again and poked in lots of spring florals. Needless to say this Milk Glass punch bowl makes a great container for a flower arrangement. I have honestly had some of these flowers for over 25 years! Yes, I have. I keep them in tubs and just go grab what I need and then put them back when I've finished with the arrangements. Do you do that?
Aren't they pretty? Am I bragging on myself? Nah... :)
Of course I love my doilies and I had to use one here and I placed a couple of little eggs at the base. Perfect for me.
Heavy ceramic eggs and I love them.
On either side of my flower arrangement I have bunnies! Of course. This is a trio of little bunnies - Mommy and babies or maybe Daddy, Mommy and baby.
Then on the other side I've places another little trio of bunnies. They are having a grand ole time.
The sun is shining in through the glass front door this morning and everyone is happy and loving the sunshine. Hope you have sunshine at your home today. If not in the weather - hopefully in your heart.

Be a bunch of sweeties,                                                                                                                        Shelia ;)

The Funny Little Bunny With the Powder Puff Tail

 

There was a little bunny who lived down the lane
In his hole in an old log rail.
With his little pink nose,
And, his long white ears,
The funny little bunny with the powder puff tail!

He woke one morning and his mama said,
"now take this yellow pale
Of easter eggs to the boys and girls."
You funny little bunny with the powder puff tail!

But on his way a big bad wolf
Leaped from the side of the trail.

He snapped at the bunny with his long white teeth.
But all he got was a powder puff tail.

Away he ran to the children's house
As fast as he could sail.
And, the big bad wolf was fooled again

By the funny little bunny with the powder puff tail!

Now the funny little bunny lives safe and sound
In his home in the hollow rail.
And he sits and he paints on his easter eggs.
The funny little bunny with the powder puff tail!

The big bad wolf can't bother him.
He's grown to old and frail.
No longer can he harm our pal.
The funny little bunny with the powder puff tail!

So every easter the bunny can go
To the home of the girlies and boys.
He takes them lots of easter eggs
To fill their hearts with easter joys.

Now the funny little bunnies all gather round
To hear him tell the tail,
Of the way he fooled the big bad wolf.
The funny little bunny with the powder puff tail!

~ sung by Gene Autry 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Just Nice and Clean

Hello, Dear Ones! Since we've been in the living room for my last few posts I thought I give you a little tour. The floors have been swiffed and mopped, Mr. Precious has vacuumed the rug and I have dusted all of the furniture. Come in quick as it may not last very long.

When we bought our home almost four years ago, we downsized quite a bit but the living room is a great size.
One reason I liked this house, there was a nice place in the window alcove for my piano. So many homes are a complete open concept now and there was no place for my piano in so many we looked at.
Our house is built like a wheel - the living room is the center and the other rooms circle around. I do have to admit, this house is one of the easiest to keep clean I've ever lived in. Now my living room is our formal room as we do have a little den and that is where we live and the TV is there. The den is right behind the living room and the fireplace is a see through and there is a mantel in both rooms. The open door you see in the center has a little tiny area where I placed a little half moon table and hung a mirror and then you walk into our master bedroom.
I am considering getting a new sofa although the slipcover I bought is working very well. I love my Ralph Lauren sofa, it's comfortable but it is a print fabric and is just too busy to look very good any more. I guess this area is a somewhat open concept except there is a half wall that separates the living room from the kitchen and I like that as it hides the kitchen a bit from my formal living room. I just thought I'd show you my living room. I did buy some new creamy colored pillows for the sofa and the pillows have tassels on all four corners. I guess I should have bought a bunny pillow for Easter!   Maybe next year.

Be a bunch of sweeties,                                                                                                                          Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Sweet Home Alabama (I consider myself a Texan but I was born in Ft. Payne, Alabama. The country singing group Alabama are all from Ft. Payne too so here's the song)

 

One, two, three
Turn it up
Big wheels keep on turnin'
Carry me home to see my kin
Singin' songs about the south-land
I miss Alabamy once again and I think it's a sin, yes
Well I heard Mister Young sing about her
Well I heard ol' Neil put her down
Well I hope Neil Young will remember
A southern man don't need him around anyhow
Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama
Lord I'm comin' home to you
In Birmingham they love the governor (boo-hoo-hoo)
Now we all did what we could do
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell the truth
Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama (oh yeah)
Lord I'm comin' home to you
Here I come, Alabama
Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they've been known to pick a song or two (yes they do)
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I'm feelin' blue
Now how about you?
Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama
Lord I'm comin' home to you
Sweet home Alabama (oh, sweet home)
Where the skies are so blue
And the governor's true
Sweet home Alabama (lordy)
Lord I'm comin' home to you, yeah, yeah
Montgomery's got the answer
~ sung by Alabama

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Easter On The Finn

 Hello, Dear Ones. Today I'd like to show you what I did with The Finn for Easter. Come on in.

 

Let's get up close.

I used my Mikasa tiered dish and sat it on a glass cake stand and started decorating it.

I just went crazy poking in Springy blooms and then...
Three adorable little bunnies decided they wanted to play hide and seek among the flowers.                  So I let them.
Another small little bunny holding an egg and a sweet bunny ceramic candle holder sit on the right side of the tiered dish.
Since it's Spring, this little family of white birds sit on the left side of the tiered dish. They're pretty happy and sing lovely bird songs all day long.
Now The Finn has a little shelf under the mirror and I placed down a mommy bunny and then added her two baby bunnies. She is having a hard time keeping her babies under control. You know kids these days.
They are all pretty plump as they eat very well.

I'll rest a bit and continue with my Spring and Easter decorating. Hope this finds you all well and eating lots of candy!

Be a bunch of sweeties,                                                                                                                            Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Lullaby of Spring

Spring has showered frae a drip
Splash and trickle running,
Plant has flowered in the sand
Shell and pebble sunning;
So begins another spring,
Green leaves under berries,
Chiff-chaff eggs are painted by
Mother bird eating cherries
In the misty, tangled sky,
Fast a wind is blowing
In a new born rabbit's heart
River life is flowing
So begins another spring,
Green leaves under berries,
Chiff-chaff eggs are painted by
Mother bird eating cherries
From the dark and wetted soil,
Petals are unfolding
From the stony village "Kirke"
Easter bells of old ring
So begins another spring,
Green leaves under berries,
Chiff-chaff eggs are painted by
Mother bird eating cherries
Spring has flowered frae a drip,
Slash and trickle running
Plant has flowered in the sun
Shell and pebble sunning
So begins another spring
Green leaves under berries,
Chiff-chaff eggs are painted by
Mother bird eating cherries
~ sung by Donovan

A Late Easter Tablescape

 Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm late in sharing my Easter table. We attended the early service for Easter at our church and had invited som...