Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brown transferware -- New and Old

I am not a "student" of brown transferware.
I just know what I like.

The pieces above were collected slowly...
one by one.

This set was purchased in a crazy
"gotta have it" moment.

... and the rest of it.

The pieces in the top two pictures are my cherished pieces. They represent many antique shopping trips
that were spaced by months...  punctuated by years of memorable excursions and adventures.

So now, I am thinking ... well, what was
I thinking?? Why did I buy the set in the third and fourth pictures? One of life's lessons, right?
Too spontaneous!
That's me.


Today I want to introduce you to a young mother
who is facing a serious challenge with the
pregnancy of her fifth yet-to-be born daughter, Meagan.
Her name is "Molly" and she is my husband's
cousin... probably distant but in this family
a cousin, is a cousin.
Please take a few minutes and visit Molly's
blog. She could use some prayer too while
you are at it. Thank you.

Today I linking to
Three or More

The Gypsy's Corner

I am also linking to
Faded Charm for
White Wednesday

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Papaya Margarita - Spur of the moment Father's Day treat!

Royal Star Papaya Margarita

1 medium size papaya, preferrably Royal Star Papaya (they're sweeter and
have a better flavor)
1/2 c. Jose Cuervo Tequila
1/4 c. Controy
1/4 c. lemon or lime juice
Blend and serve in chilled glasses

Happy Father's Day
to all of the important men
in my life...


My wonderful husband who is
father to our three sons
and grandfather to our two grandchildren,
They call him "Pops"!

My awesome father who was the
"Indiana Jones" in my life.
Agriculture economist, WW II vet,
world traveler (not always in the safest places),
writer, historian and a man with
high ideals and standards.

My maternal grandfather (on the left) who rose from raising and picking cotton to
a man with a master's degree from Cornell, returning to Galveston County, Texas
and led the extension of the seawall project.

My maternal great-grandfather from Italy who brought his family to the U.S.
He worked for the transit system in Ithaca, N.Y.

My paternal grandfather who was successful in the hotel business
with only a high school diploma. He taught his family it was
important to have a dream, work hard and be good to people.

My paternal great-grandfather who believed it was important
to look your best at all times and work hard.
He died young, but dearly loved my grandmother, his only child.

I'm sorry!
I haven't had a minute for blogland in the past two weeks.
I'm working very hard on my husband's family tree, history book and
family reunion which is coming up in mid-July.
Also worked on our church's (very successful!) garage sale.

Thank you all for your kind remarks and congrats for our
41st wedding anniversary!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Our 41st!!

The Engagement

The Wedding

The Marriage

The Gift

We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary today.
I can barely remember NOT being married,
but that is just fine... so fine!
My husband always treats me to yellow roses... my all-time favorite!
I thank the good Lord for bringing this wonderful man
into my life.
It's been a ride, but there are miles and miles still
to cover.