Monday, October 31, 2011

Winter Spice

Winter Spice is such a delightful tea to warm up on a cool and rainy afternoon.

Individual tea pot - Hall
Teacup - Autumn Delight - Johnson Brothers
Plate - Nikko

All Goodwill finds

Fall Cloche Party

This little Fall Cloche sits on my side board. I bought this Cloche at HomeGoods last year. The light tinge of green gives the impression of vintage glass.

And this lovely Cloche was found at Marshalls on the Clearance shelf. I've been looking for a larger cloche for a while, and when this beauty presented itself, well it had to come home with me. The pumpkin, which was just the right size, was found at Ross. Now the most important question. I can't decide if I should display the Cloche on the dining room table......

in the kitchen.........
or on the Kitchen table..............

What do you think??

And of course today we can't forget our little cloche container with some fun candy :-)

Today I am joining Marty for her Fall Cloche Party. There are so many beautiful and creative blogs that are linking up, so be sure to visit them and enjoy the party.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Harvest Time

"...... No, lest while you are gathering up the tares, you may root up the wheat with them.
Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, 'First gather up the tares; and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn. ". (Matthew 13:29-30)

Autumn is God's reminder to us of a time coming when we shall be "gathered" as His harvest.

Jesus told us the fields are "white unto harvest" (John 4:35). His prayer was for us to ask the Holy Spirit to send out "laborers" into the harvest (Luke 10:2).

Are you wheat or tare? If wheat, are you praying for the Holy Spirit to send workers into the harvest? And, as you see world events and evil abounding, be encouraged! Jesus told us the good is there growing also ~ Harvest time is coming. (shared by my friend Helen)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink Saturday

When I drove down to pick up my BFF, we enjoyed the afternoon together in downtown Naples. Lots of pretty pink everywhere ;-)

And although this is not pink, I could not resist including the Dog Bar :-)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vintage Things

I picked up these vintage things many years ago. Okay, so what is it??

Well actually it is a toaster!

I'm not exactly sure if it was made to toast over an open fire or if it was for a pot belly stove. But a toaster is what it is.

This however -

I really don't know what it is. I've had this in my kitchen for many years, just for decoration. It is possible that there used to be something in the middle. You can see it in the above picture that it is shaped like a bowl. If you have any clue what this was used for, I'd love some insights.

And while you are visiting Coloradoladys blog, please take a peek at the Secret Santa Soiree Suzanne is hosting. Sign up closes on October 30th. So join in on the fun!

Autumn Beauty

My daughter returned from a trip to the Windy City carrying a 1/2 Peck of Autumn Beauty Apples. She and her friends went to the Edwards Orchard in Poplar Grove Illinois. From what I understand they are very famous for their delicious Apple Cider.

My Rooster Pitcher was a $3.00 find at Goodwill :-)

He was in perfect condition too!

Apples, Grapes, cheese and crackers. Such a delightful healthy snack.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The House Undone

Thank you to The House Undone for allowing me to be one of the Favorite Features on their blog.

Thank you ♥ Shellie and Ashlie ♥

Monday, October 24, 2011

Two's company, Three's a

..... Party!!

My BFF was down helping her parents at their condo for a couple of weeks. I had the opportunity to join my BFF and her Mom for tea at a lovely English Tea room.

Here we are strolling down the corridor to the Brambles English Tea Room

Isn't this just the loveliest place??

And check out this amazing tea pot.

Our waitress was dressed to serve :-)

There was also a very delightful gift shop attached to the Tea Room

We enjoyed a very sweet time together.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Spiritual Sundays

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.

Spiritual Sundays

I will be taking a little break from this blog. There's been some unusual things going on here, so I'd like to take some time to see if things will settle down. Thanks so much for taking time to read my blog. I'll be back :-)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Let's hear it for Corningware!

When I got married in the 70's Corningware was a very popular wedding gift. I chose this pattern, mostly because it was a newer design than the Blue Cornflower.

When my Mom passed away, I inherited her Blue Cornflower.

I really like using my Corningware. It's durable, safe for the microwave or oven and very easy to clean. So when I find pieces at the Thrift store or Goodwill, if it's a good price I pick them up.

Some designs I am not familiar with, but these larger pieces are great for casseroles or serving up soup or stew.

And then there are these smaller pieces.

I found this old dish rack at Goodwill once, and it's a great way to store the glass lids.

I don't pay more than $3 or $4 for Corningware and they usually come with the lids. So even though I did not start out to collect Corningware, I've enjoyed using them so much, they have become a little collection in my kitchen. You can't beat a product that has endured over 30 years of heavy use.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday

I love these old stately houses.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Splash of Orange

Pink and green, green and pink. And a splash of orange to spice things up :-)

The table is set. The water is hot. Join me, won't you??