Tuesday, June 21, 2011

She said, "Yes"

Yes! Jonathan asked Ashley to marry him Saturday,

at the San Clemente beach...and she said, "Yes".

It still hasn't shank in just yet...my first born is getting married.

We just love Ashley. She fits right in just as if she was mine. Her family have been good friends

for many years. I always knew she was the one...why don't kids listen anyway...don't they know parents know best. I'm very happy and thank God for being good to both of them...they are good kids. Congratulations! Jonathan & Ashley.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Embossed Cream Tea Cup

How yummy, and sweet is this tea cup.Just look at the raised embossed design, and the dainty, curvy cup handle.

Sigh... I really think I need to find me one. What do you think?

Embossed Creamware Tea Sets May 23, 2011

Continuing my love of Creamware...Embossed Tea Sets!

Oh! Be Still my heart. You already know how much I love tea and tea sets.

But...Embossed Creamy, Dreamy, Curvy tea sets. How Delightful!

The saucer below is so pretty...I fell for it at first sight.

All set up for Tea!

This one is my very favorite.

Just look at the detail in the beautiful pattern.

All the wonderful little scrolls and dots and raised leaves and flowers.

Tea time day dreams...oh! the tablescapes.

Dream...Dream on.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Embossed Dinnerware

I am in love with layered embossed dinnerware. Now I just need a money tree to get it and

the storage space to hold it all. There I go dreaming again...

What is it about the creamy white or ivory color of embossed dinnerware that I am attracted to?

I just swooned over this Turkey platter. It would make any holiday table look so feastive.

Can't you just see it all piled high with moist turkey?

I just can't explain it...I just really love embossed, curvy, creamy dinnerware right now.

Can you name some of the dinnerware sets?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Tablescape May 2011

I set this table for "Cinco de Mayo" May of 2004 I believe.

Since I have been so busy I thought I'd post it today on "Cinco de Mayo" day.We had Taco Salad with homemade Tortilla Bowls, and Fresh Homemade Strawberry Lemonade. Yum! sounds good about now.

I used a classic white plate on top of woven straw chargers,
with a different color salad plate for each placesetting.

The napkin rings are homemade from TP rolls that are wrapped with wide enough ribbon to cover TB roll. I then printed image from Print Master cut out image and glued
it on top of the TP roll. Very easy, quick and inexpensive (cheap). :)

The runner is actually a bed pillow cover my grandmother crocheted, using the scrap pieces of yarn she had. I thought it fit the theme great.

The sombero I got at the dollar tree. I just love that store.

It's always fun to celebrate Holiday with the family.

They never know what I might come up with.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Cookie, Cookie Jar

My mother had a cookie jar just like this when I was a girl. Back in the early sixties. Wow! that just made me show my age. I was browsing ebay one day for I don't even remember, and came across this cookie jar. When I saw it I could see it on the kitchen counter full of cookie. Most probably homemade. I don't know how much mom paid for her's, but this little cutie was $100.00. Mom could probably kick herself now for getting rid of it. I have seen this Napco Japan Vintage 1958 "Cookie" cookie jar as high as $ 160.00. So cute, and oh! the memories.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Moving in the New Church Building

We are so excited about moving into the new church building! God is so good. I'm so glad that I can be apart of all he is doing at Inland Lighthouse Church. Oh! and the things that he is going to do...so exciting!!! Come and join us Easter Sunday for our Easter Services.We go to the best church in town, and we have the best Pastor. You certainly can't leave out Sis. Booker, she's wonderful.

God has been so good to me and my family. Pastor Larry Booker & Sis. Brenda Booker

Love my church.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yellow Houses April 15, 2011

This first house is our home. Someday I want to paint it mellow yellow with the same white trim.

This is how we bought the house, painted gray with the white trim. We put new windows in last year and have some other projects to get done before we can paint.

Here are some of my favorites I have found surfing the web.

I'd love to put a porch on the front as well.

Someday I will have a little playhouse for my future grandchildren as well. Hey! if you're gonna dream you may as well dream BIG!

Don't you just love yellow houses with red brick and porches?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Homemade Lemon Curd April 14, 2011

I just love this stuff, and hubby really loves it. I make the homemade goodness, (I just love the pretty pale yellow color) it's so tangy and sweet all at the same time. Very simple to make. I am giving you the recipe today. Sometimes I will tie a tag on and give it to a friend or shut-in that needs a little lift in everyday life. It always brings a smile. I have severed it here with buttermilk biscuits and devonshire cream.

You can serve this so many ways...biscuits, scones, ice cream topping, in triffles, parfaits, muffins, rolls, waffles, pancakesand furit. The list goes on and on. Let your imagination run wide. Now for the recipe... I got this recipe in the 1997 Taste of Home Country Cooking Recipe Collection magazine on page 61. Zesty Lemon Curd 3 eggs, beaten 2 cups sugar 1/2 pound butter, cut into tablespoon-size pieces 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (this has to be fresh squeezed lemon juice) Grated peel of 1 lemon In the top of a double boiler, combine all ingredients. Cook and stir over boiling water until thickened like pudding. Remove from heat and cool. *Chill until ready to serve. Keeps well in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Yield: 3 cups. *My note: I pour this in the containers or jars I am going to store the lemon curd in before I chill it, because after you chill it, it thickens a little more and is difficult to get into jars. Enjoy!