Thursday, July 31, 2014

How do you use Baskets?

There are a few things that I have a weakness towards. Hearts, tea cups, fabric, pretty dishes and baskets...... I love baskets. I have quite a few around our home. We use them to hold all sorts of things.

This basket belonged to my Mom. I can remember she would lay a napkin inside and serve bread in it when I was a little girl. It has a plastic type rim around the top. It is very fragile so I display it on a rack in my kitchen.





This is an old wire basket. It is such a fun looking basket.


I'm not really sure how old it is, but I have enjoyed the unusual shape.

I found this adorable shabby chic white basket at Target. 


Of course I had to fill it with sweet treats.

We have so many baskets that are filled with magazines, books, yarn, quilts, even soaps and lotions.



But I think my very favorite basket is not really a basket at all.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Old World Tea

Come join me today for an Old World Tea.

The tea is Russian and was brought over from one of our trips.



I brought the hand made lace in Belgium when we traveled there four years ago.


 The silverware was a gift from my hubbys' aunt who had purchased it around the time of the second World War.


The creamer was painted by my late mother in love.  She was a talented and gifted china painter.




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Ivy House

I am always fascinated with old houses. They hold so much character and mystery. On road trip a couple of years ago we came across this interesting old house.

This is the Ivy House.

It's a restaurant now, but I imagine it was a Grand Lady in it's heyday.



The molding around the windows makes me think this house is pre-Civil War. 

I think this Grand Lady has been around for a long time!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Making room for our lady

We've had a little metamorphosis happen in our yard lately.

Since we are parking our lady Airstream trailer in our back yard, hubby decided that we needed to move the fence to allow more space in the back yard.

This is how the fence looked when we first bought this house.



The fence was about 12 feet back from the edge of the house line.
So the old fence came down, and a new one is under construction

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Greeting from............

Greetings from Tampa Florida


I have lived in Tampa for most of my entire life. It's been a city of change over the years. While doing a little research,  I found this post on Timeless America that brought back so many memories of how our town was.


I hope you enjoy reading about the way things were.