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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tea in the Library # 30



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The perfect temperature for tea is two degrees hotter than just right.  ~Terri Guillemets


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Please join me for  
Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations &
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 
antiquesandteacups.@tuesday-cuppa-tea

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And if you love all things Victorian please check out Debbie Dabbles' wonderful feature on The Victoria Parlor


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Victorian Easter Tree

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail 

Hoppin' down the bunny trail ...
This bunny has made his home under  my Easter tree
The paper decorations are  made from or inspired by Victorian Easter card and Scrap images.
Chicks go for a hot air balloon ride ...
Bunnies decorate eggs...
A Paper Egg Tree Topper . . .
I was Inspired By all the lovely Easter cloches I've seen lately to make a few of my own.
Here is a quick peek  at them, and one of the panoramic eggs I made from a Penny Wise tutorial. 
Best Wishes for a Blessed Easter.


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Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tea in the Library # 29


Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty. ~James Norwood Pratt

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Please join me in  enjoying the company of these gracious hostesses.

Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations &
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 
antiquesandteacups.@tuesday-cuppa-tea










You Won't Want to Miss  This!
Please visit Lorraine at Over the Rainebeau for the Victorian Easter Images. She is always sharing goodies, and inspiration! Check out this and other great tags she has made. 





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PennyWise has more Delightful
Easter Surprises



Hebrews
1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,















Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest [there be] any man that falleth short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby the many be defiled




















28 Wherefore, receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may offer service well-pleasing to God with reverence and awe: 29 for our God is a consuming fire.   


 
 
May you be a blessing and Blessed the Easter.
 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Intrigue in the Park




Intrigue in the Park? 
A Speaking Glance....

Does not go unnoticed.
Mlle  has found the escaped M Puss.
He is happy to be carried home and fed a dish of cream.  
One lamb is enough for this Lady Shepherdess.
 




M Lambie knows Mlle will soon tire of this game  and he will be free to frolic in the pasture.
Mme. has trained her sheep to pull a little cart. 
They drive this way and that...
Once more around the park then home! 
Love a mix and match table setting!
Linen napkins from Creative Home Expressions Shop.  Coronation silverware.  Green Depression glass - green swirl - salad plates. 
Homer Laughlin and Limoges plates .

Rosina cups.




Lamb cart was made using an18th century fashion image  from EK Duncan. My Fanciful Muse , and the lamb is probably from The Graphics Fairy.   Cart wheel images are available on line.  As you can see in the picture, the lamb images are attached to a peat pot. The cart is a small basket I had on hand. A wooden skewer inserted through the basket servers as an axel.


Please Join me at these Great Parties

Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life

Find 101 Ways to Use Moss this Spring at Upcycled Treasures

Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Check out An Extraordinary cake at An Extraordinary Life

Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations &
Where you won't want to miss Rosemary & Thymes' purple flowers & treasured linens
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 



What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants





Where you won't want to miss all the creative goodness, elegant bridal shower, OR the great free images at  Rainebeau 

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Where you won't want to miss ...


Butter Bones and the Pits @ Salmagundy


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tea in the Library #28







How the waiting countryside thrills with joy when Bluebird brings us the first word of returning spring.

Reflecting heaven from his back and the ground from his breast,

Shelley Bluebird & Roses
 he floats between sky and earth like the winged voice of hope.
- WL Dawson, Birds of Ohio, 1903



 Shelley Blue bird & Roses. 
This cup sold for $649.00 on eBay last May. The cup was to pricey for me but I can look at the picture and dream! Who knows one may be sitting in a thrift shop just waiting to be rescued.
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 Please Join me at these Great Parties

Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life

Find 101 Ways to Use Moss this Spring at Upcycled Treasures

Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Check out An Extraordinary cake at An Extraordinary Life

Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations &
Where you won't want to miss Rosemary & Thymes' purple flowers & treasured linens
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 



What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants





Where you won't want to miss all the creative goodness, elegant bridal shower, OR the great free images at  Rainebeau 

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Where you won't want to miss ...


Butter Bones and the Pits @ Salmagundy


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mornings are Elementary




Back in the day of big families and small houses my mother struggled to maintain a reasonable level of cleanliness and order. Cleanliness she achieved; order was an uphill battle. 



 In the maelstrom of school day mornings  our house sounded more like ' The Last Boat out of Pompeii'  than an episode of 'Father Knows Best'. 




 My dress needed  ironing. My brothers Pill and Buzz were fighting over cereal boxes. The cat threw up in my fathers' work shoe. 



 Our Baby sister sat in her little plastic baby seat in the center of the kitchen table merrily chewing on her favorite toy, a  plastic Halloween bat.



She was in  need of a diaper change. 

(Yes, we all thought it was odd, this smiling baby preferred the blown mold black Halloween bat to the pretty pastel rings and rattles we  offered her.)

Mom manned her post at the ironing board wearing Laura Petrie slacks and bottle brush curlers. The phone was at her ear. 




The umbilical phone cord slapped the backs of our necks as we scooted around the kitchen.  The phone being slid back on to it's cradle was our signal - Go Time!  


   A scuffle of books and lost pencils, howls when someone sat on a sack lunch, pennies counted for milk money then out the front door we rushed! The neighbor kids who rode to school with us came up the walk.


   Into the back seat of my mom's  Buick we piled.  We squeezed in tight. We strained forward. At the school we exploded from the car rushing to line up with our class mates.  No talking! Single file! Keep your line straight!


My mom watched for a moment , sighed, then eased the Buick back into traffic. Order had been re-established.


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 My Eclectic Pick of the Week





















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 Please Join me at these Great Parties

Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life

Find 101 Ways to Use Moss this Spring at Upcycled Treasures

Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Check out An Extraordinary cake at An Extraordinary Life

Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations &
Where you won't want to miss Rosemary & Thymes' purple flowers & treasured linens
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 


What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants













Where you won't want to miss all the creative goodness, elegant bridal shower, OR the great free images at  Rainebeau 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Where you won't want to miss ...


Butter Bones and the Pits @ Salmagundy