Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I don't want to make another New Year's resolution...what to lose weight,it's not happened in the past and only makes me miserable. Maybe this is the year I'll get organized - I keep trying but have not been able to give up my treasures and I don't want too! Many of the blogs I've visited are to showcase beautiful crafts the owner makes, maybe I'll start crafting again. Let's see I've had everything to make a mosaic table for my back porch for about 2 years. Painting supplies and patterns to start painting again, especially want to learn to paint roses, the paint is probably dried up by now! Plastic bins in basement filled with all kinds of craft supplies but never used. Is it just me or do others have problems with motivation?
Think I'll just show you some pictures of my favorite things in 2008. Pictures of my garden always relax me.
And Felix and Happi make me happy!
And here is the love of my life after Christmas dinner!
I feel better already.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Felix was our neighbors kitty but they had a fire at their house and moved away but Felix kept coming back to the burned out house so we adopted him. My husband named him Felix. I guess he's been part of the family for about 3 or 4 years now and he's pretty much the boss around here!! He even pushes our yellow lab Happi around!
Here's another picture of him sleeping on the back of the sofa. What a life he has!
Pink Saturdays is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Check out her blog for a list of everyone who is participating this week. I'm starting to look for something pink for next week. See you then.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Today I had plans; lunch with my sister at Olive Garden, take shoes back to Kohl's, make deposit at bank, mail Ebay package, finish gift shopping for 4 more people, shop for cookie making supplies, and pick up meds for colonoscopy. It poured rain here today so I had to take an umbrella, never a fun thing to do. The shoes were right by the door so I won't forget them well I forgot them! Got to the bank but forgot to make copies of checks (which I need to send to treasure of company I do work for) thank goodness the teller was nice and make copies for me. Lunch was good - soup, salad, bread sticks and raspberry cheesecake. That is the best cheesecake! Well I guess everything else when OK but now I'm wondering why I scheduled a colonoscopy two days before Christmas.
Well I'd better go and take pictures of my "pink things" for tomorrow. Bye
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Go to Heather's blog "Pretty Petals" for a list of all the parties to attend!
This is the wreath I just made for my front door. The handpainted Mr & Mrs Santa came from a church sale (really can get some great buys at church sales)and the two reindeer from a garage sale. The deer don't stand but are perfect on a wreath.
We are now in my entry way and this Santa I've had for about 15 years and bought him at a craft show and fell in love! He has not been out for Christmas in a long time so he is very happy to be part of this years festivities.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
please stop in and take a look.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
This hand painted Santa is about 3 feet tall and he's standing right by my front door. Found him this summer at a estate sale. I have a collection of Santas (all in those bins) starting from about 20 years ago but have not collected lately but could not resist this guy!
Until I took this picture I didn't realize how scary he looks!
Put this on the door in my kitchen. It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!
Friday, December 5, 2008
These ornaments were made for S.S. Kresge Company and manufacured in West Germany. There are 12 vintage glass ornaments hand painted and with glitter.
Here's a vintage Fenton milk glass ruffled basket.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my treasures and stop back to see my Shabby Cottage decorated for Christmas!