Saturday, December 25, 2010

Russian Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas!
In 1999, Husband and I went on our first mission trip with International Commission, a short term sending agency out of Dallas, Texas.
We spent most of the trip telling about Jesus' love in St. Petersburg.  However, the last day of the trip we spent in Moscow. It was October and the first snowfall of the season occured that day. October 26.  We were in Red Square.  We looked across the cobblestone square and couldn't believe we were there, in Russia.  Americans.  In Red Square.

We did take time to shop.  We bought a set of six wooden painted soldiers and three individual Russian peasants.  Every Christmas I place them on a two foot tall (including the base) tree.  It reminds me of the trip and of the unbelievable fact that we were in Russia. ( I grew up in the Cold War era, obviously).

May you all have a peaceful and unbelievable Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Classic Red Tablescape

I'm linking with Tablescape Thursday.  Check out all the other wonderful tables posted here.

I'm so glad to be back to my blog!  Unfortunately I left my camera at my MIL's on Thanksgiving Day and it took me until this week to return and retrieve it.  There's also the fact that I've been so busy teaching high school English and getting papers and finals graded.  No time to even think of putting  a table or any other post together.

I have been keeping up with others, however.  I love seeing your posts, even if I haven't commented.

I have a friend in Texas who puts together lovely tables in her home and she posted some pictures on Facebook.  I commented about how lovely her goblets were.  She told me where to get them, but then decided to send me a set!  What a wonderful surprise gift!  Thank you Susan!

And thank you to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for always hosting Tablescape Thursdays.  You are a gem.

These red goblets are the bit of lovliness.  They are from HSN.  The candleabra is a garage sale purchase from earlier in the spring.

The chargers and plates are from Target.  The flatware is a hand-me-down from my MIL. 

The napkins were a garage sale purchase, and the napkins ring are this season at Target.

The holly branches are from Costco.  I unfortunately don't have a backyard full of wonderful trees to prune for holiday festivities.  I was glad to see the live holly at Costco to make up for it.

Thank you all for stopping by.  I wish you all a very merry Christmas season.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Prima Product Picks! December

December's PPP is a gorgeous mix of holiday products and traditional colors! Just look at the fun ornaments, sparkling vines and fluttering butterflies. Any of these products will add glamour to your products.

•Mini Roses

•Raja Centers

•Grand Dame Flowers

•Holiday Lights Ornaments

•Glitter Transparecies

•Christmas Fancy Paper Line

•Antique Holly Picks

•Monarch Green Centers

•Holiday Celebration Vines

•Winter Branches

•Christmas Fancy Letters

•Andorra Butterfly and Flower

•Songbird Vine

I just wanted to show all the goodies that Prima is giving away for the month of December.  I love the deep red color and velvety green.  Go to Prima to check it out and enter to win. 

Merry Christmas season!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Giveaway@Dreamy Whites

Check out this great giveaway at Dreamy Whites.  I haven't seen such a great looking live wreath in a long time.  


Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful, peaceful Thanksgiving here in the United States.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Apron Giveaway winner

I am sorry I have been absent from my blog for so long.  I started back to work teaching English in one of the local high schools in September.  It takes a lot out of me.  Plus Husband coaching football and no time for just the two of us with so many people coming and going.

I'm still giving away the apron, and including  it's sister as a bonus. 

 The winner is... Red Door Home.  Please comment so I can arrange to mail your sweet little aprons! 

I hope to be posting more often.  Maybe I'm over my slump!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Metis Linens

Hello all,
Laura Ingalls Gunn of Decor to Adore and Andrea Drexelius of French Basketeer have joined forces to create a new shop for us to shop and enjoy. It is called Metis Linens.

Make sure you go either here to read all about it.

Be sure to leave a lovely comment to let them know you stopped by.
Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Captain's Table

Welcome once again to Tablescape Thursday.  I promised a theme table two weeks ago but was held up waiting for the pirate map to come in.  The only other thing that was new for this table was the pair of black goblets.  They were purchased at Target for $1.99 each.  Everything else was found around our house.

Enjoy a trip to the Captain's table.  He's waiting for you, and for a lady to fill the dress!

I hope you enjoyed this tour of the Captain's cabin.  Make sure to stop by Between Naps on the Porch for more wonderful tablescapes.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Emerald Tablescape

I'm so happy to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for another fantastic Tablescape Thursday.  I've found a lot of inspiration from the other taablescapes posted.  You should go here to see what amazing things bloggers are up to

This lovely set of china caught our eyes because it was super complete and it is in green and yellow.  It is labelled Thomas Bavaria "Emerald". We purchased the service for ten plus at an estate sale for $50.
It has three different sizes of platters, including two small, a medium and a large.  There is a round bowl, and oval, soup tureen . They are really a lovely color. 

I am getting a little bored with using these sets as they were intended by the maker, ie: all matching pieces together on the table.  However, we needed to pack them up carefully in boxes.  We have no where to store them and we have to store in the garage.

In June we flip-flopped our living room and dining room.  This room was originally where the sofas and tv were.  It was that way for six years.  I think it works better this way as a more enclosed dining space.  The only problem is that now the kitchen dining table and the dining room table are right next to each other.  Oh, well!  Party!

I used the rose design flatware from my mother.

The roses are from my backyard.  This is about all we've had this year.  So disappointing.

Yes, that is our fat fuzzy cat curled up in the chair in the background.

The table and chairs and china cabinet are made in Malaysia. I love the table; it is 3 meters long.  However the wood is cheap and the chairs are all falling apart.  They have been reglued once but are beyond saving now.  I'm searching garage sales for others, but chairs are expensive, or ugly!
Thanks for stopping by today. I'm going to try a theme next week.