Thursday, November 29, 2012


I have decorating for Christmas this week but must stop for a few
days since I'll be out of town for the Christmas tour of homes in
I do want to invite you to visit  Traci at  "A FISHTAIL COTTAGE"
she is having a Give Away.  Just click  and enter if
you haven't already.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Victorian Christmas Teacup

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred,
and we are better throughout the year for having,
in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.
by: Laura Ingalls Wilder
I love Christmas with all the joyful songs and trimmings, but I do give out easy these days, so after getting up early and starting my day decorating I stopped after a couple hours and had a tea break.
I love this Victorian Christmas teacup I found a few weeks ago while shopping.
This is the stamp on the back of the saucer, Johnson Bros. since 1883.  On the cup was the barcode label that read "Victorian Christmas teacup."
With my Nutri-Grain  Cereal bar I had Twinnings Breakfast tea.
The tablecloth, I found last year on clearance for only a couple dollars.
In the center is a large manger scene and a smaller one along the edges.
Hope your day is going good and you're filled with the spirit of Christmas!
joining Tea Time Tuesday

         Tea Cup Tuesday

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Here comes Christmas!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  As always I ate too much and with 14 at my house I didn't have time to relax or work off any of it.  It's always a blessing when all my children are here.  But now  it's time to focus on getting ready for Christmas.  I am slowly starting but haven't done much
yet.  My tree is up but not decorated.  We spent three days in a cabin at Fort Yargo State Park the first of the week with my sister, Doris and her husband Bill.  One day we got out and shopped a little.
Thrift stores naturally, I found these two deer grazing around without a  home so I brought them
home with me.  They were only $1 each.

I really didn't like the old brass color so I spray painted them white.
They are candle holders but don't think I'll put candles in them.
I think they look better white, they go better with my winter theme.  The tree was a find also
for just 50 cents.
What do you think?  Oh well too late I've already painted them.  I found another deer ($1) that I can't decide what to do with,  paint or not?
I have always used deer somewhere in my decorations.  Any suggestions?
I did this arangement this morning.  Red birds are another thing that I love to add.
It'll take all week to get it looking like christmas around here.

Monday, November 19, 2012



Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!  I'll be back next week.
credit for picture: Bittle's Fun Page

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Warm Springs Christmas

Every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving, Warm Springs, Georgia has it's annual Christmas
candle light tour of the town.  They always dress it up so pretty.  This year hubby and I decided to
go the weekend before it is to take place, so last weekend we drove the 30 minutes and we were so
delighted to see it filled with people and dressed so beautiful for Christmas.


Outside the stores there are rocking chairs and benches to sit and rest. It's so comfortable that
you just want to sit there and people watch.
Inside the stores is decorated also, this Christmas table scape is so pretty.  You can get a lot of
ideas to decorate your home from each of the many stores.

This child's table is just right for my two little girls to enjoy a cupcake. So cute!
This Thanksgiving table scape is perfect for a family feast!
Looking forward to going back this weekend when it will be even more festive!
So Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Linking with Outdoor Wednesday 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thankful for answered Prayers!

Today I am giving Praise to God for hearing my prayers and answering them, in His time.
This time of the year most everyone is being aware of the things that they are thankful for.
This is good but we are to be thankful always and give God the glory!  I awoke this morning
with alot on my mind and cried out to God and He heard my prayers and gave me peace.  When
I opened my bible later for my morning quiet time and devotional, the page I turned to was Psalm 67 and
what a blessing I received. Verse 8:  O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of praise to be heard. Verse 19:  God hath heard me;he hath attended to the voice of my prayers.
Verse 20,  Blessed be God, which hath not turned away from my prayers, nor his mercy from me.

I praise God today for all the blessings He has poured out on me.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A New Teaset

A  few weeks ago my daughter gave me a new tea set, it is a "Saki Sushi" tea set.
Since I don't eat Sushi, I don't know anything about it.  My daughter got it from the company that
she works for.  They are moving their office from one building to another and selling everything
except for they are taking to the new place.  She knew since it was a "tea set" it wouldn't matter
what kind it was.  Of course I loved it, she knows me too well.
This is the box it came in. I can't read Japanese so I don't know what it says.
The Creamer
The cup

The pitcher

Inside the cup

Again I don't know what this says, maybe someone can tell me. (it could be upside down)
Linking up with Tea Time Tuesday.

                          Teacup Tuesday

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A trip back in Time.

I love older homes and enjoy touring them.  It brings warmth and comfort to my soul.
Last Friday when my friend and I drove the 2 hour drive from my home to purchase tickets
for the upcoming Christmas Tour of Homes in the historic town of Madison,Georgia, we
were surprised by Ruth, the host at Heritage Hall, the headquarters for the Historical Society.
After we had paid for our tickets she asked if we'd like a tour of the home, of course we were
excited and said "yes".  Here are some pictures.
Since a child I have loved these homes with the big columns.  We rang the door bell and when no
one came at once, we sat in the rocking chairs and enjoyed the view and pretended we lived here.
Oh but when we got inside it was so lovely, as if Scarlet O'Hara was somewhere in the house waiting
for us to be announced and would come down the stairs any minute.
Oh is that her ghost in the mirror, oh no that's my friend,Jane.

Wouldn't you love to have Tea at this dining table! I would,
I can see myself rocking in the rocker and enjoying this beautiful bedroom.

Love this rose chandelier so pretty and pink!  Roses hanging from it.
In another room was another vintage gown.
Love the children's room with the small furniture and see the tiny shoes.
What child wouldn't love this room and have a Teddy Bear Tea at this table!

I hope you have enjoyed our tour of this great historic home and if you live near then on Nov.30th and Dec. 1, it and other homes will decorated for Christmas and you can tour it again, just get your tickets early and meet me there.  I'll be doing the day tour and night tour so I can see all the lights.
I love this small town and go there often since one of the state parks we camp at is only 30 minutes away.  Two years ago this month when we were there I came home with my Chihuahua, Madi, (short for Madison).  She was born in this town and given to me by a nice lady that works in one of the stores.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Madison Tea Room and Gardens


I promised pictures of the tea room that my friend, Jane, and I had lunch at last Friday when
we were in Madison,Georgia.  The main reason we were there was to purchase tickets to the
Christmas Tour of Homes that will be on November 30th and December 1st.  I'll tell you more
about that on tomorrow's post.  This is the outside of the tea room.  It is right in the center of town.
When we walked inside we could see beautifully decorated tables, and all the walls were lined
with tea sets, cups and teapots.  It was very pretty and just what I love.
I loved the tea cart with all the silver and china.  Every piece was so pretty.
This was one of my favorite teacups. 
This is a tea for one, since my friend Jane, had colon cancer she can't eat a lot of foods,
so she just had a couple of scones with jam.  On the bottom tier was a small chicken salad
sandwich, egg salad sandwich, and sliced carrots and cherry tomato's. There also was a  cucumber sandwich and a avocado with tomato sandwich.                  
 The middle tier
was a cranberry scone and grapes and strawberries.  The third tier had fudge, lemon cake,
a cream puff and I honestly don't remember what the fourth one was.

This was my plate.  Our tea was a black currant Tea which the owner Kathy, told us she imports
from Europe.  It was very good.
I was really amazed at all the fine china she had.   There was even a fireplace with a child's
table and chairs setting in front of it.
We really enjoyed our lunch and the town.  Tomorrow I'll show you the mansion that we toured
where we got our tickets.  If you get the November issure of Victoria magazine, there are several
pages telling about the town of Madison.  It's called "A Small Town Christmas"