Thursday, February 3, 2011

Beauty, silver, tickles and giggles!!

Hydrangeas ...
under construction!

Amazing what I will show ... I just treated myself to
these at Pier 1 yesterday. I fell in love with hydrangeas
when I made a visit to Blowing Rock, North Carolina
during the Mitford Days. Real hydrangeas were
Now I have to see if I can create an arrangement with them.

Silver Tray...

Frankly, I do not know my "silvers", but this was
beautiful... after I polished it. I'm a weird sort... I love to
polish silver. It's very theraputic, you know.
Would you believe... I bought this for


Recently my refrigerator has not had a bottle of
Brioschi in it. It's a lot like Alka-Seltser. That's a first in probably 40 years of marriage...
or my lifetime! The local stores and pharmacies here have stopped selling it. So I ordered a box on the internet.
When I was a little girl my sister and I would take just one
little piece of Brioschi to plop onto our tongue.
Ohhhh... the tickle and the giggles!!

Have a super weekend, everyone!
Stay warm...

It's Show and Tell Friday
So make a visit toe
My Romantic Home


LDH said...

Fun stopping by to visit with you Karen. I don't mind polishing silver but have never used the product you have. I had my hands in silver polish the other day.

Pretty hydrangeas too!

My Crafty Little Page said...

How interesting...all the things on your blog! McCook, Chestahowa (sp) McAllen! I was born and raised in McAllen and lived there until we moved to Pflugerville. Where do you live? My friends and I used to do Dias Festivos. What a small world. Where do you live? Raymondville? I'm just sick about the crap going on on the border with the drug business. I love the Valley and just hate all that stuff. And yes - I like your music! We're such rebels! :)Nancy

Karen said...

I love hydrangea too.... planted some last year in the garden of this old house, hoping it will be happy there. The Cape is full of it in all colors...

Theresa said...

Beautiful arangement, I have hydrangeas and they are gorgeous! I also have silver that needs polishing:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Nanniepannie said...

Hi Karen, thanks for visiting and becoming a follower. I took a like at your blog, its so real and you follow some parties I've never seen before. Please com by Nanniepannie's often, and I love to hear your comments.

Rita said...

You can have all my silver! Ha! My sister and I have a pack... I do her mending and she polishes my silver. PS I don't have any anymore! I didn't enjoy polishing it. Enjoy yours! It is a beautiful piece. I love all kinds of flowers though.

LaVerne said...

Karen, I smiled when I read that you enjoyed polishing silver...I agree's like a little restoration project without power tools. I visited today because Nancy Gail had visited you and said we have so much in common. I lived in McAllen from third grade until we moved to New Braunfels in 1995. After we moved, I used to be in the Valley and Mexico at least three or four times a year, but not lately. It makes me so sad not to feel safe in Mexico any longer because there were so many great places to shop and eat.
Your blog is beautiful.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ Love your silver- I actually love to polish silver too- but just did a post all about tarnished silver and was loving that as well! Stopping by from Romantic Home- nice to meet you! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love that tray! I have never heard of that antacid. :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I hate to admit it but I have you lost me after the beautiful flowers. lol
Never heard of the B.... stuff before. Sometimes I wonder about me.
If you get a chance come by and enter my giveaway

Mary said...

Hi Karen, so glad you stopped my my place for a visit ! ! I remember my great grandmother having hydrangeas in her yard. They were hugh, as I child I thought it the prettiest flower in the that I'm "fully grown" (lol) I still think they're the prettiest flower in the world...)))))smiles)))))

The White Farmhouse said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I have so enjoyed my visit here. Love the silver tray. If you would like to know if it is genuine silver, smear a dab of French's (must be French's) mustard on it and heat it with a lighter. If the smear turns black, it is silver. You can take the smear away with a bit of vinegar. Or just polish it!

Thanks you so much for visiting. Your kind words mean alot to me at this time.

BTW - I was stationed at Ft Hood for 2 years. Military life does suck at times.