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Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Paintbox

I posted a little about my Mom the other day. Click here to read it!  I was so happy to finally be posting again that I didn’t wait for her to send me some pictures of her handiwork or to finish setting up her Etsy shop!!

She has now sent me some pictures and they are only a tiny fraction of what she has created!  I decided to give them a post of their own!  So without further ado…  my Mom’s creations…

She loves nature…100_1168

Sewing with vintage materials…


Bucolic Seasonal Scenes!


Flora and Fauna…


and Christmas, of course!


I know these are just a few examples of her painting, mostly.  However I am looking forward to showing off her many other creative endeavors as well!

She’s pretty cool!…Right?!

Off to dig up more photos!


Here is where I am showing off Mom’s stuff;
 Show and Tell Saturday at Be Normal Act Different 
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring
Come and see all the fun partiers!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When it Rains it Pours

Today is a rainy dayDon’t you love the sound of the rain drumming on the roof?   

When I was a child my family had a little cottage in the woods of Pennsylvania.  It was really only meant for summertime because it was constructed with no insulation or even sheetrock!  The place was just the boards over the studs, with a tin roof. Our cottage was one of about twenty that encircled a bonfire area.  The location was a Methodist Campground.  My Mom’s Grandmother was one of the founding members of the association.l_075f9fad06a64f1ca9d7c644b9f4bfa2

On rainy, summer days we would stay inside and read or play games or make crafts…whatever my Mom could think of for her brood of four!


The votive candle is nestled in a Princess House domed butter dish.

When you were in the cottage, especially the second floor bedrooms, you could hear the rain on the roof and it was one of the most comforting sounds ever!


So in honor of Dimock Campground I have set a cheery table for a rainy day breakfast.  We are joined by the Morton Salt girl, in a few of her incarnations.


The commemorative tin holding our sunflowers displays the 1914 Morton Salt Girl.


The Blue saucers are made in Mexico under the name Fortecrisa and the yellow luncheon plates are by Tabletops Gallery and are hand painted.  Isn’t this a happy color combination?!


The little juice glasses are from Flemington Cut glass many years ago.  The serving platters that I am using for chargers are milk glass and I think they are called Ribbon Edged. These have been in my family for a while.


The white plate that is sort of daisy shaped is labeled Le Grande Buffet, Salatier, 4530 china.  Believe it or not the tablecloth is a shower curtain and the napkins are dishtowels from The Dollar Store!


Illustrations of the 1921 and 1956 Morton Salt Girls grace our hot chocolate mugs.


Peeking out of the corner on the left is an April Cornell Teapot.


Thank you for joining me on this rainy morning!

Gone for an umbrella,


Parties we are attending!!

Cuisine Kathleen-Let's Dish!

Bunny Jeans D├ęcor & More -Bunny Hop!!

No Minimalist Here-Open House Party!

Between Naps on the Porch-Tablescape Thursday!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Chicken Runner, the Seed of an Idea!

Earlier this year my Mother, Sister and I were fortunate enough to enjoy the generosity of my friend Bill.  Bill is one of those people that says you can use my timeshare anytime and means it!  So for Mom’s birthday Laur and I decided to plan a week in Williamsburg, VA,  of course this kind of trip would have to include outlet and antique shopping! 

During one of those outings I spied a really cool table runner.  I thought Mom would love it, too.  So I checked on the price and found we could get two for just a few dollars more…score!!!! Well, after that we went on a chicken hunt to create a tablescape featuring these tags, cards and coasters from Michael’s.


So, table runner in hand the search for the perfect chicken surged forward!!  Some chickens turned out to be roosters, some were too “realistic”, there were others that were garish and those that were monochromatic.DSCN2840

The lucky winner came dressed in basic black with white polka dots and a little red for a pop of color!!


Ta Da…


Now if we can find accessories with a farmyard theme…there will be a whole tablescape!

Gone to look for piggy salt and pepper shakers,



Home and Garden Thursday at a Delightsome Life