Monday, July 23, 2018

* I REMEMBER "TEA CUP TUESDAYS" & "TABLESCAPES! *

Hello All ~

I recently received a few pieces of china from a distant cousin. She said my *maternal grandma had given them to her years ago and now she thought I should have them. Wasn't that thoughtful of her?

(*These belonged to my grandma who lived in Greenfield, Iowa. I wrote about her and grandpa in my memoir and also other relatives who lived there. My childhood summer vacations there were some of the happiest times in my life.)

Fortunately the five pieces arrived from Iowa with no damage! Here are pictures and yes, I am already using them. No more putting away in cabinets to "save" and I don't have a china cabinet to display them in. So I will use them and enjoy them!




There are two small dessert plates. Two small bowls and one large bowl. There are a couple of funny looking spots on the larger bowl. Can you see them? Two small, tan circular thingys, with a black dot in the middle. I have no idea what would cause that! Do any of you? I don't mind it at all because they have been lovingly used for many years....And I love it that they all don't match!

These pretty dishes reminded me of the Tea Cup Tuesdays and Tablescapes I used to enjoy so much. I imagine there are many bloggers still doing them. At least I hope so. If anyone knows of any, please mention in my comments!



Thanks to you who continue to stop by and see if I'm still alive!
Y'all mean the world to me!




Wednesday, July 11, 2018

* ANOTHER SURPRISE IN THE SKY *

I think more than my love of clouds, is my love of hot air balloons!


They are so majestic.







I really need a camera that will take clear 
and close-up pictures of far-away objects. 





Five balloons floated silently over our neighborhood
 a couple of evenings ago. 






These are the only pictures I got that are half-way decent.

Although I didn't get great pictures, I experienced pure joy in looking up and watching the surprise overhead. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

** HAPPY 4TH OF JULY **




For something different to post for Independence Day.....



I searched for patriotic cakes

and decided on this one!


I hope everyone had a happy and safe day.