Friday, December 21, 2012
From our family to yours. :-)
"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
Monday, December 3, 2012
Last Christmas we had three trees- the big real one, the boys' fake tree downstairs, and my small white tree. This year we have a real tree again and the boys's tree downstairs. My white tree turned yellow from the sun. I kept it it out too long last year to decorate for Valentine's Day and Easter. :-/
I'm linking up with Kelly at Kelly's Korner. :-) http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/2012/12/2012-christmas-tour-of-homes.html, the Nester http://www.thenester.com/2012/12/2012-christmas-tour-of-homes.html#more-31465
And Sarah at the The Thrifty Decor Chick.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
As I was pouring my cup of tea this morning, the thought came to me that I should share my tea things collection on my blog. ;-) I have been collecting tea cups for about 8 years now, I think. My obsession with collecting old and pretty china started early on in our marriage, I know that.
I found most of my cups at thrift and antique stores, as well as eBay, and some are gifts from dear friends.
The teapot and sugar bowl I found at Saver's! :-) Great deal for an English tea pot.
I haven't bought any tea cups lately as the old ones are a lot more expensive than they were even a couple years ago. Thrift stores are now are charging antique store prices for them. :-( Plus, I am running out of display space. Ha
Hope you enjoyed the little tea tour. ;-)
Monday, October 15, 2012
We were blessed with visits from our families over the past few weeks. First, Ben's Dad and his wife, Barbara, came all the way from Australia and were with us for nearly 2 weeks.We celebrated Dad's 68th birthday while they were here. :-)
Thursday, September 6, 2012
As we head into the Autumn season, I have been adding some more neutral tones and textures to our decor, in the form of burlap and other natural looking fabrics.I was inspired to make these stencilled pillows after seeing some similar ones on Etsy. So fun and easy to make! The one on the right has a chandelier stencilled on it, in case you can't tell. ;-)
I think the white pumpkins look really good with all the creamy natural textures for Fall. :-)
I am joining Richella's "Grace at Home" party. http://www.impartinggrace.com/2012/09/grace-at-home-no-26.html
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Since the boys' birthdays are 5 days (and 3 years) apart, we decided to have a joint party for them this year. With all the kids in our street and one from another street in our subdivision. ;-)
They love playing cowboys, and I came across some cute cowboy party stuff at Hobby Lobby, so that was the theme. We had planned to have the party in the backyard, but some much needed rain changed the venue to the garage.
Teddy snuck and opened a gift when we weren't looking. Ha He was very pleased with it, too! ;-)
Happy Birthday, Nathanael and Teddy!!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I just got back from a trip to my home town for my sister's wedding. It was really nice to be able to visit with my family, although the time was far too short, of course.My youngest sister and I had a lot of fun decorating for the bridal shower tea we gave for our other sister. :-)