Sunday, January 25, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Winter Blues

Winter time also brings on the cool shades of blue. So I've set a cool blue kitchen table and hope you will join me for something warm and delicious.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Tea Things

While on a shopping spree, I found this Staffordshire teapot at Home Goods a couple of years ago. 

It was the prettiest teapot that I had found in a long time. The large pink roses are so delicate. The Royal Albert cream and sugar set was purchased at an Antique mall while I was visiting my daughter when she worked in Chicago. And the mug was a gift from a dear friend. It is called "Rose of England".   I painted the plate that is standing behind the tea set.  I thought these pieces looked so pretty together.  Perfect for a spot of tea on a cold day.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saturday's helpful hint

Many of my readers know that I have another blog where I share my love of Quilting.  So today I thought I would share a helpful hint.

Keeping the plate clean on your iron can be troublesome at times.

I've used a product I bought from JoAnn's to clean my iron, which works fine, but can be pricey. My biggest problem appears to be the plate seems scorched in places. 

I recently found something that works not only on the scorch marks but on gunk that may accumulate on my iron.

Using a damp Magic Eraser (that I use to wipe away marks on my painted walls) I found that it also works on removing every mark on the iron faceplate. I had to use a little more pressure on the indention's as they were well baked onto the faceplate. 

But wa-la!!!

Clean iron!! 

I found this great idea on Aimee's It's Overflowing blog.

Thursday, January 1, 2015