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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Before & After

I wanted to show some pictures of my progress so far rearranging my red transferware dishes in my chippy cabinet in my kitchen. Since I took all these pictures I have rearranged it again. I only have my iphone for pictures,i'm sure a better camera would show them off much better. I needed more lighting, however this past weekend it was rainy and cloudy and depressing  all weekend.
                                                   
    Light much better now  in this picture  for this picture                                                                       

My square Vista Mason platter 

My large 18 inch platter by Mason Vista pattern 

I have my aprons hanging on the side of this cabinet because my cook stove is to the left of the cabinet. I wear an apron a lot. You can see my cat's food glass compote and pictures of his cat friends down in the lower right side of picture. One picture is his last birthday card, he also has a mirror to look at himself while eating LOL 
                           
Don't  pay attention to the mess around the cabinet just look at dishes LOL  I had my Portmeirion Strawberry Fair dishes in this cabinet . I bought this set back in the 1990's when Kent's Florist and gift shop downtown was selling dishes. I just thought they were wonderful since they were Portmeirion. Now I want red and white transferware                                      



Someone had ask to see my entire Sheep painting. I'm not sure of measurements guessing it's like 2 1/2 feet by 4 1/2 feet, Its a large painting 

I'm back to work after the weekend of a predicted horrible ice storm which did not happen here.
I need to get really busy on making some Birthday cards and my gosh Valentines will be here before we know it. I didn't have time to get in on some Valentine's Day  cards swaps that I wold have liked to join in. I'm sure you are all ready with your projects. I use to always be ready now I have to many things to distract me from my card making like hunting more dishes  

Linky parties I  am joining in this week 



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tea Cups In Red

My friend who is always showing her beautiful teacups and teapot sets made me think to show off some of my transferware tea cups. I am still looking for a tea pot in my Mason Pattern Vista.
                                                 

I had to add my rhinestone spoon in the cup for some bling
                                                                 
I found six of these cups for $1.00 a set at a thrift store.,and was thrilled to find them



I'm rearranging a dish safe in my kitchen area and adding all my odds and ends of transferware dishes 

I love my rhinestone spoons I made to entertain myself one day. I used an odd button and necklace on the clear one and an blue rhinestone necklace on the blue spoon.

I had plans today to go shopping at thrift stores and sales however the winter ice storm sort of put a stop to my plans. It is sort of clear now but I have been encouraged to stay home so I am home for today anyway. It's a good day to play with my dishes and try to make a couple greeting cards for friends.

Linky parties I joined in for fun

Monday, January 9, 2017

Lovely Winter Whites

As I put away Christmas dishes and look around my house I have plenty of white things to make an all white room and use to have my kitchen all white furniture then blue and white dishes in all my cabinets. Seems a lot of odds and ends have slipped in.
Seems over the years I have added lots color to my kitchen. This large picture of my old sheep use to hang in my kitchen and now is in my living room. It's a large oil painting with other sheep and a chicken in an old hay barn.

                                           
 I had a visitor one day that I asked to bring this romantic statue in off my front steps I thought I wanted it inside. Now someone come over and carry it back outside for me LOL
 This is a wonderful chippy white painted cabinet I bought many years ago when chippy furniture was first on the rise.It has several small drawers and then a top like dish safe which is full of Portmeriorn Strawberry Fair dishes . I bought these dishes one year when I got my first ever refund from the IRS LOL I splurged on of all things Dishes LOL
I also have kept this one old pressed back chair because of its design on the back 


I am still working on getting my new Christmas Twas The Night dishes arranged in my old pie safe downstairs in the studio.
It's a pine cabinet and I would love to paint it white before I get it all loaded , however right now not enough room to paint inside.

It's very cold and gloomy weather here today and yesterday. I am working on making a couple Birthday cards and a button covered heart pillow for myself.I just hate using my vintage white buttons on this pillow since they will be permanently glued to the pillow. Then why not? right?


Linky parties I joined in



Coastal Charm 
Embracing Cottage Style

How Sweet The Sound Blog Shop
Share Your Cup
My Thrift Store Addiction
Thursday Favorite Things 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Here We Go Again

Happy 2017 !!! can you believe it? When I was a child in grade school I never could have imagined seeing the year 2000 or really I use to think about that as a child and couldn't imagine 1970 LOL
Look at me now. Out in blog land and enjoying the internet in 2017!

I have been straightening up my house of course like everyone else and got a little shopping in while on break from work.I went internet shopping and found a little creamer to match my Mason red and white dishes now need to look for a sugar bowl to match. Of course at a good price like the creamer.

                                                             
 I found this creamer on a shopping day out with Bernideen and Gina who is my blog friends here in Columbia Mo . We went to a new shop for us named Enchanting Frog at Lathrop Missouri. We really liked this shop. On the way we stopped at a shop that was closing in Lexington Missouri. I knew the lady and had to go to her final sale, where we got some lovely items also.
 I love this old large pitcher coffee pot? whatever it's lid is missing and has two holes where a lid was attached at one time. Because it was red transferware I had to have it. Got it in Lexington.
 And then ? I went to the after Christmas sale at our local Dillard's and bought myself a 8 place setting of these gorgeous red and white transfeware Christmas dishes named Twas The Night. Last year I only got 3 plates because I arrived to late and this year I was right on time. Stood in line outside for 30 minutes for the doors to open. I even got a large platter and a large serving flat bowl. My plates I got last year had green leaves around the plates

 I am cleaning out an old pine pie safe I have in the studio to arrange all these dishes . I will leave them out year around like I do a lot of my vintage Christmas items. I just really over shopped which I do once in a while ! LOL don't you once in a while over shop? Tell me you do

                                                   
                                                     Wonderful Linky parties I joined in

How Sweet The Sound 
Embracing Cottage Style 
Share Your Cup With Mrs Olson 
Share Your Style Party 
My Thrift Store Addiction 
Pink Saturday 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas

It's almost here and I hope everyone gets to their destination safe and sound. Our weather has greatly improved so no problem here or anyway today.

This is another small tag card I made and its hanging from my light fixture/chandelier over my work studio table. She is same background Christmas Princess as the tag I made for the tag swap on my previous post.I used lace off an old blouse I bought at an estate sale once and then of course had to have rhinestones on it and the tiny bottle brush tree.
                                                         



I work for the University of Missouri in Columbia Missouri and for the first time EVER the University is completely closed all  next week with PAY !!!! !for their employees !!! Since I am a part time person I didn't think I would be included with the pay side of this event,however I am and so excited. I already have a whole week of activities and antique shops lined up next week and a movie.

Merry Christmas and A very Happy fun New Year xoxo
Janice




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Sunday, December 18, 2016

The ATC Tag Swap

I joined in with other gals for the ATC tag swap. This was my first time for this talented group. I was over thrilled with what I received from 6 different very talented gals.

I'll  show in no particular order

                    First one  below was from Kim                                      
                       From Jane
                        From Liz
                      From Becky
                          From Nancy
       
                         From Sylvia
This is my tag I sent to be included in the exchange from Janice  


I can't say enough about how special these tags are and I love them all,the gals really are talented and I will keep the tags for years i'm sure .

Thanks to Kim for doing this 


I am home today with this morning -18 below wind chill and icy roads yesterday and today, so I am playing in the studio and making another cake. I have taken 2 naps already today also. It's good to be stuck at home once in awhile 

Merry Christmas 

Linky parties I joined In 


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dreaming Of A White Christmas

Finally got my White Christmas Tree up. Like I said last year I want a green tree next year LOL.
Just a few pictures. I have got out a few of my favorite ornaments and bottle brush trees for this year. Next Year I am starting in October LOL  to decorate since I am so slow in my old age
                                               
 Merry Christmas
 It doesn't show up in any of these pictures however I have lace around this tree for garland
 Are you all ready for company? Not sure I have my house ready but will pretend to.
I am waiting on our first big snow also

 I showed my little baby shoes last year when I made them,they are setting on one of my messy work tables downstairs as I drag out my decorations. I have a cabinet in the studio I leave Christmas in year around. Right now this room is a disaster, however I know where everything is I want to use

I am having my daughter and son in law and 4 grandsons over this Saturday for  Christmas at Grandma's. My grandson's love how I order Shakespeare's pizza for our Saturday lunch.
We do our gift exchange here so the boys will know what this Grandma gave them. I will make a carrot cake from scratch and have that delicious cream cheese icing on it for dessert. It's always a fun filled day, I love having them over.

Merry Christmas 


Linky parties