Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I have been tucked away in my garage alot this last month. You see, Santa and I had some business to attend too. I am creating a new toy room for my grandchildren. Hey, it's Christmas and Christmas is meant to children. The room is Tan/White, Black/White and Brown/Pink. The window has 3 inch wood blinds and a dark brown sheer hanging from a brown metal rod. They puddle on the floor and I will probebly puff them up a bit. I changed two cubboard doors into pink chalk boards. I also found this vinyl picture of a charm braclet saying "It's a Charmed Life". I haven't heard that saying for a very long time.

We all live such a charmed life. We are so very blessed.

Had to have a coat rack, painted brown. However, coats get taken off at the door, we will probably make aprons to hang on it.

We are honored to be able to use Uncle Dallin's toy box (1980). We will have to give it back to him at some point though.

A peek into the room from the door.

This is the childs hutch I found at a yard sale this summer, (1950's) I love how it painted up. I'm still hanging the doors. The dishes are new.

A new crystel pink drawer pull.

I found this 1930's doll high chair in California this summer. It's perfect for sweet Estelle.

This cradle (1930's) came from the same antique store in California.

I've showed you this table and chairs before, they have a new look, dark brown, with the same table top as my father put on there in the 1950"s.

Wicker is so comforting. I got this at Aunt Elsie's it's probably in the 1980's. It was lavendar, now it's pink.

Everyone should have an inspiration board, don't you think? I finally made a couple.

I wanted one of these for my Hudson (18 months). Found it at Michaels.

Oh, do you have to leave? Be sure and come an play again some day.

The first initial of my 8 grandchildren's names are on the door.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Special Treasures for me - from Tina in Denmark

Christmas has come early for me. A special package was delivered last week from Tina in Denmark. She has truly spoiled me. I love it sooooo much.

Can you believe all of this wonderful stuff? All hand made straight from Tina at Tiny Bear.

An antique cloths pin wrapped in Linen and stamped with "POUR VOUS". A linen and lace pin cushion with gown on hanger and a bit of ecru lace on waist. Pearl hat pin! A heart clock ornament with a hanging pearl.

An awesome very old cleaning instruction booklet, written in Danish. I can tell by the pictures. A long piece of lime green ribbon.
A cool cone ornament wrapped in Danish newspaper with a vintage child on front. Filled with a beautiful white lace.

Altered match box (with real matches) and a wonderful vintage child on front.

My Favorite - Ecru Lace with lime green hat pin and two lime green ear bobs.

Something else I love, buttons - vintage buttons.

Some day I would love to visit Denmark and see the home of my ancestors.

Can you believe how beautiful this all is?

I got goose bumps up and down my arms when I first looked at these pictures.

What a special doily. I have a table cloth and napkins that my grandmother brought with her from Denmark. They are the same material and the same colors and stitches.

Thank you so much Tina. I will always remember these treasures. Big Hugs to you.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


In less then 3 weeks we will be celebrating the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. It's a very tender and special day of the year. I want to share with you the feelings that are in my heart. Feelings that have grown with years of life, trials, experiences and understanding. The words that I'm going to share were written by another and sung by Susan Boyle. I don't think that I could come up with the words to express what's in my heart any better.


Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there is hatred, let me bring your Love
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord
Where there's doubt, true faith in You

Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there's despair in life
let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness, ever joy

Oh, Master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled
as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of Your peace
It is in pardoning that we are
In giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we're born to
eternal life.

Oh, Master grant that I
may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there's despair in life
let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness, ever joy

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I can hardly believe that it's Thanksgiving this week. Is it just me, or, is time moving in morp speed? I've decorated a little Fall tree on my porch. It might just become my "every" Holiday tree.
I want those that come to my home for Thanksgiving to feel welcome. I'm so grateful to be able to share my bounty. There is some, rather, elevated conversations between me and my kids, about healthy thanksgiving dishes and traditional thanksgiving dishes. I think I just lost you guys. Why didn't I start this healthy stuff 35 years ago.
I am very grateful for wonderful strong children. Who have turned out to be great adults. And who are raising my beautiful grandchildren.
I am grateful to my dear husband who loves us and cares for us all.
I am so grateful for my blogging friends. For all of the excitement, motivation and inspiration that is mine every time I touch a computer button.
The pumpkin is a sign of great harvest, of plenty, of bounty. We are so very blessed. I hope that you all enjoy being with your families and friends. Reminiscing old memories and making new ones. WELL, Fall doesn't last very long does it. This is the most snow we've gotten here in South Jordan since we've been here, 5 years.

I love how white covers the trees and bushes.
There is a house in there somewhere.
I love my porch and I love the trees behind my neighbors house across the street.
I truly miss the Hugh trees in my back yard when I lived in Georgia.