Crochet Easter Eggs bring back so many memories. As time goes by we are apt to grow more appreciative of the instruction and teaching received from our parents when we were children. I remember the frustration and difficulty as my mom tried to teach me to hold a crochet needle correctly and to keep my stitch tension even. She was patient and she was very skilled.Continue Reading
Cottage Cheese Pie
I searched through all my cookbooks looking for a Cottage Cheese Pie recipe. It isn’t a well known dessert these days and even my Betty Crocker cookbook from the mid-seventies didn’t have it. Then I remembered a cookbook that belonged to my grandmother.
Paint by Numbers
Paint-by-number kits… do you remember them? Have you completed one?
This Playful Kittens piece was painted by my mom in 1954 and truly a piece of Americana.
Sleepovers and playtime, this bedroom has become what the grandkids call
It is a mix of vintage, garage sale and whimsy.
A room where cousins sleep and little ones head to as soon as they arrive.
Vintage French Provincial Bedroom Set
My sister, Carol, just went to closing on a house she sold.
I lent a hand helping her pack.
We began in mid-November and through sorting and wrapping, taping and stacking, hauling and heaving, lugging and loading, stooping and stretching, sunshine and raindrops, lost keys and cell phones and frustrating inspections, there was much chatting and memories, stories and updates, giggles and laughter and sisterly love.
This vintage French Provincial bedroom set belong to our parents, purchased in the early 1960’s. It went to Carol when Mommy passed several years ago and I got the new set mommy was then using.
Carol doesn’t want to take this to her next home and though I wasn’t in need of a bedroom set, the sentimental value was too great to pass it up and now resides in our guest room.
The chest on chest belonged to Daddy and how I remember, as a kid, snooping through his top drawer and seeing his neatly folded hankies, perfectly placed wallet, coins, keys, pens, deck of cards and trinkets stored there.
I left the white iron bed that we had purchased and used until we received mommy’s new set. It is a queen-size and better suited for visitors than the full bed that is part of the set. I think it works with the other pieces.
Searching old photo albums for shots with the furniture in the background, I found these:
My 8th grade graduation
Cousin, Karen and I as flower girl and junior bridesmaid for Carol’s wedding
Daddy and his first grandchild, Chrissy (Carol’s oldest) at his organ
Carol ready for her senior prom
Carol, John and I looking a wee weary, took a selfie after a long, busy day, with only the steps to sit upon. Still happy together
(John may have been a just a tad grumpy being forced in a silly selfie photo, but he was a good sport)
and still finding fun in being together.
yes, sisters. she is so kind, smart, poised, beautiful and generous and I love her to pieces
Next time, I will show you where I put the bed to this set and then my dining room changes.
ta-ta for now!
~ dainty, blue forget-me-nots blooming in the garden this week ~
Mother’s Day Vintage Tablescape and Brunch Menu
I love this quote. It brings back so many sweet memories for my husband and I as we remember our Mothers this Mother’s Day. Gathering many old rose pottery pieces and boopie glasses from our childhood, I created a vintage tablescape and a menu any mom would enjoy.
Frozen Minty Mousse Pie
It’s that time of year when green becomes the most popular color and little Leprechauns get excited about St. Patrick’s Day. Frozen Minty Mousse Pie in a chocolate graham cracker crust and layered with ice cream, chocolaty mousse and topped with whipped cream makes dessert magical!
Sweet Lavender Scones in the Parlor
You just might want to plan a tea and invite a few friends over for a relaxed afternoon. These glazed Sweet Lavender Scones are delicious with coffee or tea. Lavender buds impart a mild floral hint that is unique but not overpowering. They look lovely and taste amazing.Continue Reading
Sweet and Sour Sauce
There is something crazy good about the tantalizing combination of sweet and sour. It totally enhances meat, poultry and pork as well as vegetables. A little goes a long way as not to be overwhelming. Sweet and Sour Sauce is a super easy, very tasty, pungent sauce using just 4 ingredients.Continue Reading
Think on These Things ~ Remembering Mommy
As we get older, it seems we get busier and busier. Our days have been filled with weddings, showers, graduations, parties, birthdays and get-togethers. Nary a week goes by that we don’t have an opportunity to gather and celebrate life and milestones.
Our oldest grandson, Jared, graduated Thursday night from Middle School and is heading to high school in SeptemberContinue Reading
Crochet Easter Decorations
Sharing the sweet vintage pattern for crochet Easter eggs. Crochet in pretty pastel colors and fill a basket or bowl for a lovely and decorative holiday centerpiece. Pattern works up quickly and uses just a little yarn.
Crochet Chocolate Diorama Easter Egg
Crochet Chocolate Diorama Easter Egg, is a crochet project my mom and I came up with during one of her visits when I was living in Ohio. We were several states away from one another and I was expecting my first child. By the time we were finished we had crocheted a basket full of sweet Easter decorations that I bring out and displayed each spring.
A St. Patrick’s Day Birthday
St Patrick’s Day has always been special in our family since it was also my moms birthday. The photo above is a St. Patrick’s Day Birthday given in honor of Mommy way back in the 1960’s. Held at my aunts house with friends, my dad (in white shirt) and me (in green dress).
My Christmas trees have some new ornaments this year.
Or, rather old, vintage ornaments that once hung from the branches of the trees we knew as children.