Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Queen Anne Bone China Lady Luck...

My mother passed away Christmas Eve 1994 at 73 years old. It will be 18 years this Christmas. I miss her terribly. Being the only daughter, she left all her personal belongings to me. My brother took her paintings and I packed away all the rest. She was a very organized and a no clutter woman. She only displayed and kept things she really loved. She was not a collector of anything. In fact it gave her the willies to go to my Aunt's home who collects Hummell's and plates. She just couldn't understand it. She was really a no nonsense type of gal. What she did keep were wonderful vintage pieces from my grandparents and gifts given to her. 

She was an avid bridge player for as long as I can remember. This cup was given to her by a dear friend. It has to be from the 1960's.

I found this while un-packing during our move. I just love it! Queen Anne Fine Bone China Lady Luck It's
so my mother. She really was Lady Luck at the bridge table and the Black Jack table.

This little Joker is on the inside of the cup.

Back side of the cup.

Bottom stamp

It's nearly in perfect condition in-spite of all the moves over the years. I love the color and details.
I'm so glad I found it! 
I will be sharing other lovely finds I have from her in time.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Look what the Stork Dropped in...

Meet Miss Lucy. She was born Nov. 25, 2012. 5lbs, 20" long.
She will never grow any larger and will always be asleep.
She will never talk back, need braces, or be a teenager.
She will always be available to cuddle and kiss.

She has lovely soft angora mohair for hair that is hand rooted into her scalp. She looks like a baby and smells like baby powder.

Her dress is so beautiful. A vintage batiste Christening dress
with a full batiste under slip.

For the cooler weather she wears her handmade from England
white and lavender sweater.

She just has the sweetest little feet and toes!
To learn more about Miss Lucy visit her page on Ebay

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


My blog has been hacked. I really need someone's help. Some porno site with a very innocent name has hacked into my reading list!!! Got on this morning and scrolling down 12 posts from this porno site has come up.
 I don't know how to get rid of them or how to delete. I have used the help section for blogger and nothing is working!!! I don't want to have to delete my blog but I will if this can't be fixed. Any advise would be so appreciated!! I'm just sick about this!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Thanksgiving Table..

Simple and rustic that's me!! I love the earthy colors of  this time of year.

When we downsized to a single story recently we gave up our
formal dining room and now have an open kitchen dining area.
I love it.

We sold our formal dining table and kept our family dining table for 8. It fits my simple, earthy decor perfectly.

I set the table every year with my Vintage Franciscan
Apple pattern.
I really only use it at Thanksgiving. 

All my serving pieces are in my china cabinet.

I started collecting these plates for a few years now. I have always
loved this pattern. I remember it from childhood. My neighbors had this pattern. My mother collected Fiestaware which I have as well.

All of my collection is from the 1940's when they were hand painted.  The newer Franciscan Ware
is now made in England and it isn't nearly as nice. 
You can see the vibrant colors which are nearly 70 years old now. 
There are so may pieces that were issued in this pattern. 
Desert Rose was another famous pattern.
It has taken awhile but I now have a service for 12 people
which I need for my family.


Hard to get a descent picture of this centerpiece. Created it from stuff I had around the house.
The candle in the center is hazelnut scented which adds to the earthy theme.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Mosaic Monday: For the Love of Panises...

Spent three hours on Saturday out in my garden. It was just a gorgeous fall day to lose myself completely in the dirt planting 58 bulbs for spring and my favorite~Pansies for fall and winter.

I adore Pansies. I love their vivid colors.

I love their darling faces.

I love their velvety feel to their blossoms.

I love how hardy they are. They will bloom in rain or covered with snow.

I love them filled in planter boxes I can look at while I was dishes through my kitchen window.

filled in clay pots or hanging baskets to greet me on my front porch.

They are just such sweet and happy flowers.

They make wonderful cut flowers in a small vase on a 
window sill.
They just make me so happy!

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