Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Day With Friends

Monday this week I drove over to Clarksville Missouri to tour once again Richard Cottrell's 1845 mansion all decked out for a Victorian Christmas.
His House is beyond any house I have ever toured for beauty and amazement. His decorations are over the top beautiful,lots of them he makes.
He also has a very sweet beagle named Buddy and he stuck right beside me this tour. Richard had a silver tinsel wreath around Buddy's neck
 Buddy is a sweet very well behaved dog and I could have taken him home with me,I miss my dog
We all were upstairs in one of the bedrooms. His toile wallpaper is wonderful.
 Richard made this cardboard house a replica of his house
 These candelabra's  are my favorite thing in his house and always look for me a pair even though my house isn't large enough to showcase these. This is mantel in his dining room,everyroom in his house has a fireplace
 This is the front living room looking out you can see the Mississippi River and a large steamboat was passing down the river,it looked like the Queen Mary, however we think it was a Gambling boat being moved down river?

Please Look at Bernideen's latest blog post she has many more pictures posted than me and every beautiful detail of this magnificent house.

Call 573-242-9688 and schedule a tour for only $5 per person

I want to go back this month.

Linky parties I joined in 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Decorations Coming Along

As I drag boxes from downstairs upstairs I am rethinking what all i'm getting out this year. I always want it all out and I have way too much in a small house.

So I plan to get the tree up and all my candleabra out plus my Christmas mice today.
 I just love this little tea cup and pot I ordered from Victorian Trading Company a few years ago. The large  bowl is from Longaberger while it was still made in USA back in 1995 I think is when I got it and matching cups and pie plate
 My beautiful old quilt I got a yard sale years ago for $10. Somethings I just hang onto forever.
 Of course had to get my red truck and mice out to set on my table for a few days. These are the mice my 8 year old Grandson picked out for me last year. He got them in Schafer House in Jefferson City. That is a beautiful store to shop in
 Not sure where these larger mice came from another gift last year  Also love my little blue and white tea set and this small plate with Santa

I need to get in high gear and get real busy Christmas at my house is December 17th this year.
I sure enjoyed my little bit of snow this morning also. I was out in my pajamas doing a video haha

Have a great Sunday . I'm going to a Christmas party and dance tonight

Friday, December 2, 2016

Lime Candles

I am getting decorations out and love this color of lime green candles.I bought them in the summer from a local florist at the sidewalk sales in August at Kent's Florist here in Columbia
I really like the candelabra with the angels. It was in the sidewalk sale also
I still need to get all my garland out to wrap around it and then the tree and all that stuff and I have a full weekend planned and not at home.
 These are dark pictures since I took them early this morning headed out the door to work and it was still dark outside at 7 am I only have 2 lamps in my front living room where this is

I am going over to Clarksville Missouri with couples ladies and possibly my daughter to tour Richard Cottrell's mansion who is having Christmas tours of his fabulous house. He is on facebook and you can see pictures. His house is a dream for us vintage and victorian ladies who likes pre civil war houses 1854.
You all keep posting the most wonderful; pictures of your Christmas decorations. I want to put a small tree in my kitchen on top of an old chippy dish cabinet then a tree in living room and my home office area. I need more energy to get this all done by December 17th when I have Christmas with my local family 

Linky parties I am joining in 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tag Exchange

The Turkey's have all been eaten so it's onto a Christmas Tag swap. I joined in for the first time at Art Joy Stuff tag swap. It's a White Christmas ATC Swap . Like I said my first tag swap. Deadline is December 5th if anyone can join in.
I used a post card advertising card that I picked up in Salem Oregon last month at a great girly flea market. Added the metal wings I painted and used some rhinestone and pearls for her crown

 I cut the card down to specifications which was 2 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches and then added my embellishments and adornments . The ribbon trim on bottom was trimmed from a wide ribbon
I thought the mini Christmas wreaths added lots Christmas charm
 Here is a picture of my Thanksgiving table . The big velvet pumpkin was removed and the candelabras before the turkey and all the trimmings got added to the table.Instead of using crystal glasses I used vintage footed  peanut butter glasses from the 1950's. Do any of you remember these ? Peanut butter came in them and they had a metal lid .
The little ceramic orange pumpkin my 9 year old grandson made me last year.

Linky parties I joined in

Coastal Charm 
WoW Us Wednesday 
Check out Friday Flea Market 
Waste Not Wednesday 
Shabblicious Friday 
My Thrift Store Addiction 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Estate Sale Finds

Stop me I have been over spending on local estate sales lately. However it's been things I wanted ,so I make an excuse to myself. A lady I know had some great things in  this sale last weekend.I bought myself  3 newer Coach large bags. She told me she carried 2 of them just once and one still has original price tags on it($589.00)!!! and I got it for a steal. Now I'm a Louis Vuitton gal myself but I thought one of my girls might like them or a friend.

I am always drawn to lockets and this is dated on back 19 which I took for 1919, it opens and still has original frame circle for a picture                                                        

Got this beautiful monogramed pin also it was $6.00

 I love these art velvet pumpkins, A local florist carries them and the one I really love are covered with rhinestones,crazy prices also.
Terry put hers in this sale and I got all 4 of hers she just bought this year.The littlest one is pictured with my locket and pin very small

I got some other practical items also like a window washer to reach way up high ,it's on a long pole now I need to get my back windows washed before the snow flies. I like clean windows in the winter.

I need to get my house straighten up today and put some dishes away so I can get out my Thanksgiving dishes and set my table

Linky Parties 

Friday, November 18, 2016

For Sale Island Living


Excellent 2 or 3 bedroom home in Isabel II on a quiet dead end street. Safest neighborhood in Vieques. House recently painted inside and out.  Newer appliances: glass top stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer and dryer. Fujitsu air conditioning.  Beautiful ceramic tile floors throughout. Extra large carport with new roof. Off street parking.  Low maintenance yard with mature fruit and cedar trees and other flowering plants. No steps. Rejas. Front porch with privacy. Off street parking.


Phone:  939-630-8909


This belongs to a fried of mine Nancy Carr who is moving back to the states
Contact her for more information.

This will be a wonderful vacation house for someone then rent it out rest of year to tourist visiting the island
I always thought it would be fun to buy a house like this with couple other girl friends and share it on girl get a way trips?  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 17th

Well girls and guys today is my biggest Birthday yet. Which I have not handled very well. Seems like it has just Slapped me in the face saying you're an old gal now LOL

However I have made it. Through thick and thin fat and skinny years. Happy times and sad times in my life ,like everybody else. Ok so much for the pity party LOL

 I have had my Big girl panties on several years now.On the card these panties are black sparkling

I also was taken out to lunch by a dear friend and a few gals I know from previous years working at Verizon for 26 years.

 Then Tuesday I went with Gina  and Bernideen ,( who did a birthday post for me and she posted a couple very nice pictures of tea room) to St Louis to Warson Woods antique mall and out to lunch in St Charles at a tea room in an old 1800's house which was a nice lunch and the dessert was the best .haha
A girl at tea room took pictures of all 3 of us on Bernideen's nice camera and they wasn't good at all

I am very thankful for what I have and what I get to do in life just seems like this is hard to do. I have another lunch date today


Thanks for listening to my whining xoxo