Thursday, December 31, 2009
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
I truly wish each and every one of you, a New Year filled with much love, peace and happiness.
Your friendships have encouraged, enlightened, and made me laugh my frock off throughout this past year.
Here's to a 2010 filled with the same !
Cheers bloggies !
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
It seems every Christmas I spend most of my shopping days browsing the antique stores.
I like to buy gifts according to my own likes and dislikes, so it only seems natural that I tend to buy antique dishes, or unusual pieces as gifts.
It also gives me the opportunity to look around the shops and treat myself to a little treasure or two.
Today, whilst shopping with my daughter, we came across this wonderful old chair.
At first glance it appears to have belonged in a rectory of sorts, maybe even an old Manor House.
I'm not sure of the wood, possibly maple, or poplar.
I was smitten on impact, and proud to announce it has found a new "forever home".
Friday, December 25, 2009
Hugs to you all,
From our home to yours.......
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Home of the seventh president of the United States ANDREW JACKSON
Term- March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837
Andrew Jackson -
The front of the mansion
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Yule-log fires and silkin frocks.
It is Christmas in the cottage,
Mother filling little socks.
It is Christmas in the highway,
In the thronging, busy mart.
But the dearest, truest Christmas
Is the Christmas in the heart.
Monday, December 7, 2009
that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days;
that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth;
that can transport the sailor and the traveller,
thousands of miles away,
back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!
~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836
I've made my Christmas list and checked it twice.
Friday, December 4, 2009
There is something so warm and inviting about the color of Tartan, not as "stuffy" as some of the more formal tablecloths I've used in past Christmas's.
I'ts still a work in progress, needing the Christmas Crackers and few more pieces from England, which are a must have each year.
''Some hae meat and canna eat,
Thursday, December 3, 2009
In these days ahead as we go through the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparation, let us all pause and say THANK YOU to our men and women in uniform.
Without their service, dedication and sacrifices our lives would be forever changed.
May God keep you safe and bring each and everyone of you home to your families.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Today is the event of the anticipated Mr. Toast's First Annual Christmas Tea, held in the snow-filled mountains of Aspen, Colorado.
We have the accommodations booked, and shall be arriving shortly.
I'm delighted to bring all the guests a little Christmas gift, I hope you'll enjoy.
Oooh, I'll be bringing along a friend........
I do hope it's OK.