Saturday, December 31, 2016

THE WHIPPOORWILL AND THE CUCKOO BRING IN 2017

Now that the New Year is coming,
 two birds have 
returned to our house.




We now have our Whippoorwill - Cuckoo Clock back
from the clock shop.  The clock shop works with a
woman who comes from Germany several
times a year to repair Cuckoo clocks so ours
has been at the shop since May waiting I think
for her visit and
finally - done.  I love it!


Someone might remember when I painted this
Shabby Chic in Colorado, however, it never
worked (with our limited knowledge).
  We got it at one of the indoor
flea markets in Ft. Collins, Colorado.


The bird on the left is the Whippoorwill and he
tweets his own sound on each quarter hour going
up to to the 4 tweets on the hour.  The Cuckoo 
to the right tweets once on the half hour
 and then on the hour - however
many according to the time.  Of course there is a gong
accordingly on the hours and 1 at the half hour.




So...........yes,
a whole lot of bird tweeting going on!










Thank you Penny Phillips for the Shabby Chic idea!
Penny's Vintage Home

Friday, December 30, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND TREASURES for "Friends Sharing Tea"


A few years ago I noticed other bloggers collecting
old vintage clocks to use as mantle and buffet
display pieces for New Year's decorations.


I picked up one here and one there mostly
drawn to ones with lesser prices.  I saw
some along the way that I loved but were
ridiculously priced so I passed them by.



So, since last year I have added
a few more and here's how they look to the right
 and left side of my mantle this year:






I am also sharing some teatime treasures I found this week
while out with my blogging friends Janice and Gina.
Janice found out about an antique/gift shop that was
closing in Lexington, Missouri so we took a trip there.
On the way we passed through Higginsville, Missouri
 and I found the pansy cup and saucer below left
at a small antique mall for just $5.00.  
It is Royal Staffordshire and I have seen
 pictures of handles like this but this is my first.


The other two to the right above are Royal
 Albert's that I got for $8.00 each
at an antique mall in an old bank building
in Lexington.  I wondered if this was
one of the banks that Jesse James robbed
and since I'm telling prices today - the lovely
 glass compote was just $11.00
at the place that was closing in Lexington.
I imagine scones piled high in it.



My Snowlady loves everything!


I want to thank everyone who participates in my
blog party each week.  It doesn't bother me that
I only get a few participants.  I really enjoy
the tea focus.  I wish you all a Happy New Year!
I am sharing at:



Sunday, December 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I want to wish all my blogging friends
a very Merry Christmas!




Also, I want to thank everyone
 who takes 
the time to read my blog!




My heart and prayers are with those of you
who face physical challenges this Christmas
and enter the New Year wondering how things
might be.  I do pray for those of you I know about!




I wish you all joy this season!  Many of you
who participate in my blog party have been so
loyal and faithful and I thank you so much!


Happy Birthday Jesus!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE

Just sharing some last minute Christmas
Eve pictures that I took this week:






I love this old lithograph I found at the
flea markets in Ft. Collins, Colorado
years back.  I only have it out
at Christmas:


























Friday, December 23, 2016

AMISH GOODIES for "Friends Sharing Tea"

On Thursday we drove over to the Amish
area near Clark, Missouri where there
are many rural farms selling eggs, milk,
a grocery store with all sorts if items 
and lovely farmland.



Our car stayed moving so some of these 
photos aren't the clearest but
you see the type of homes: white and basic in style.





There really isn't a "downtown" that is Amish
like you see in some areas but farms
had signs out telling what they sold.
The baked goods we bought were
very reasonably priced:  bread, a pie,
peanut brittle, sugar wafers and also eggs and flour
and home canned jams and honey.





We saw many school houses:







After we got home, we decided to try some
of the Amish treats we bought at several places:


I also got a chance to look at the
gifts I received at a lovely luncheon given
by Gina this week. These were from my
two blogging friends here in town: 
Gina and Janice:




 I sure enjoyed using my newest
Cup and Saucer named "Yuletide" which
I recently found 
at an antique mall in St. Louis:



I hope you can join my tea blog party 
today by
linking here at the bottom.
I am joining this party: 
 The Art of Homemaking
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Thursday, December 22, 2016

VINTAGE ORNAMENTS AND POSTCARDS

Lately, I have loved checking out many
 blogs and seeing their preferred Christmas
 decorating style.  There are many and
 I enjoy seeing what others do and there
 is everything from Victorian, mid century
with lots of old fashioned Red Santa,
shabby chic, sparkle and bling and on and on.




This Wednesday I found some old vintage
ornaments to add here and there. I was
so glad that the price was right of course
as I have seen some crazy prices
 for old
ornaments.


I also found some pretty postcards from
the early 1900's
with pencil written messages to
loved ones and friends.












Sharing at:
Home Sweet Home
Hope you can join me tomorrow for "Friends Sharing Tea"!