Friday, February 28, 2014

The power of words

I read a book yesterday, yes the whole book.  Well most of it anyway. When I realized the direction the book was taking, I went to the ending.  Do you ever do that??  I ended up crying at the last chapter.  The book was a departure from my regular reading.  I did not like the language, and the ending left me feeling somewhat that the author was giving liberty that violates moral and ethical laws.  However, at the end, as I was weeping, her words dug deep into my heart.  I've been too sensitive this last year, things happening in my own life that have ripped me apart. 

 All day long the words sifted through my mind.  I've always been a reader, and books have held a special attraction to me. So much so that I can vividly imagine in my mind the cast of characters, the plot and the story line.  I can see the buildings, the furnishings, the costumes.  I envision the people, what they look like, their expressions.  It's like a movie theater runs in my mind and I see the whole production.  So when the words run deep......... my heart tends to follow.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Double Layer Pie

A fellow blogger shared this recipe that looked too good to not try.

The recipe turned out to be doubly easy and so delicious.  You can find it at the Kraft website.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Come walk with me

In my neighborhood trees are starting to bloom.

A closer look.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Outdoor Wednesday

No winter lasts forever, no Spring skips it’s turn- 
Hal Borland

My yard is trying to explode with color!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tea at Sochi

With the Winter Olympics in high gear, it's time to enjoy tea with my Russian china.

My daughter has traveled to Moscow three times.  Every time she brings home a little piece of their lovely painted china.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A little bit of Italy

Mazzro's is a destination point in St Petersburg Florida.  An Italian grocery store that is a sightseeing adventure as well.  Mazzaro's Italian Market is like stepping into Little Italy.

Located at 2909 22nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713, the building sets the mood for the delights inside.

Fresh fruits and vegetables!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Touch of Pink for Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day, I like to add soft pinks to highlight the Red Transferware.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Before and After

A few years ago, my BFF came down and spent some time with me. We had a lot of fun shopping, eating, talking, crafting..... you get the picture. Anyway, one project I needed help with, was to recover a chair.

Now I am not into re-upholstery, but this was a special chair. It belonged to my hubby's Aunt, and I believe prior to that, it was her mother's chair. The chair was handled down to us when dh's aunt moved into an assisted living facility, and was not able to take all the furniture with her.

The chair appears to have been covered at least twice before.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine Tea

"I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh."

Elizabeth Bennet
Pride and Prejudice

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thrifty Things

Do you have certain things you look for when you go thrifting??  Once when I made a  stop in the Goodwill for a quick browse around, I found these refrigerator dishes.  I've seen them at Antique shops, but the prices were more than I wanted to pay. I was so happy to find these little gems.

What was the best part?? The price, of course.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Hearts and Roses

Valentine's Day will be upon us in less than two weeks.  Hearts and Roses lend such a romantic theme.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Morning

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5 -6

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Happy Birthday to my BFF

This picture was taken a couple of years ago, while my BFF was visiting me in Florida.   She lives 1,000 miles away, but she is a friend that holds a special place in my heart and we share a lot of wonderful memories together.  
Happy Birthday!

"Every friendship begins small.
Two smiles meet and hold somehow.
But as each day passes,
amid coffee or tea,
shared secrets and phone calls,
carpools and quilting bees -
a love grows large enough
to last into eternity."