Friday, December 28, 2012

Pink Saturday

Snow and Snowmen
That's the theme.

Whose woods these are I think I know
His house is in the village though:
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
by: Robert Frost

Happy Pink Saturday and a Happy New Year
to you.

From me and Ms.Wilma

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Reading By The Fire

Now is the time to curl up by a warm fire and read a good book.
Holiday's are winding down and the weather has turned colder, it's time to hibernate for awhile.

I downloaded these two on my Kindle and they were both good reads.

Gladys Mitchell's Mrs. Bradley British mysteries are always good.

These are a few of the books I'll be dreaming over this winter.
Soon it will be time for the new seed catalogs to arrive.

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas during these hard times.
It was good to visit with my grown sons and make new memories.

Ms. Wilma was so bad over the holidays, Santa almost passed her by.
She wouldn't let poor Huey P. Long sleep with us, she tried to bite him!
Jealous hearted little thing.

Huey is such a good grand-dog.

Happy New Year,
Dorothy and Wilma

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wilma Picked Our Christmas Cards

I just had to show you the Christmas cards I'm sending out this year.
They came from and they have dozens of
Dachshund Cards to chose from!
This one was Wilma's personal favorite.

The weather is finally turning a little cooler here in the South.
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Happy Holidays,
Dorothy and Ms.Wilma 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Farther Along

Farther along we'll know all about it
Farther along we'll understand why.
Cheer up my brother
Live in the sunshine.
We'll understand it,
All by and by.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook School Prayer Chain

God Have Mercy on Us

Deck The Halls

Happy Pink Saturday

This weeks theme is Deck The Halls at Beverly's Pink Saturday.

My table is ready for the Christmas Dinner.

My old rocking chair is waiting for me to curl up by the fire with a good book.

We're putting up another book tree at the library.

And these are some of my eBay finds this last week.
If my grandmother Lynch was still living I would give this to her,
she loved violets so.
These were Royal Doulton, I hope to find more pieces of this pattern.

I couldn't resist this necklace with the weenie dog.
(Wilma said I just HAD to get it.
She wanted one for herself!)

Homer Laughlin sugar and creamer will go good with my mixed matched pink dishes.
I would love to get the Haviland, but it is way pricey!

I also found this pretty Christmas fabric online,
it will be great for crafting.

These picks are adorable.

Christmas die cuts from Germany are interesting.

I plan to go see the Hobbit this weekend, if I don't have to wait in line too awfully long.
I did all my gift shopping online, free delivery,so I'm finished with that.
Then I'm going to sit by the fire and dream of snow and Christmas pasts.
I wonder how in the world my grandmother stayed warm in this old log cabin of hers?
One day I'll tell you about my old great-great aunt Mandy.

We are very blessed to have a warm house to live in and all the many other blessings we have.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,
from Wilma and Dorothy

Monday, December 10, 2012

Imagimeri's Wreath Giveaway

Can you believe Meri is giving away two beautiful wreaths for Christmas?

Well, it's true!
Aren't they gorgeous?

If you haven't signed up, get on over to before it's too late!

Two lucky winners will be very happy this Christmas.
Thank you Meri!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Book Giveaway

Today is the Book Giveaway drawing,

And the Winner is..................

Sweet Ms. LV from Thoughts from Meme's Corner!

I'll get the books mailed off first thing Monday, LV!

Thank everyone for entering my giveaway and for being such sweet blogging friends.

Happy Holidays,
from me and Ms. Wilma

Friday, November 30, 2012

Book Giveaway

Pink Saturday this week is about sharing front porches. I haven't decorated mine for Christmas yet, so I'm sharing old photos today.

This is my front porch when it snowed a few years ago.

My grandmother's front porch on the empty old log cabin where my dad grew up.
Like the coal miners daughter's song "Nothing lives here anymore except the memories"...

The porch of the library where I work. 

Dothan on the front porch trying to reach the hummingbird feeders.

I'm having a giveaway!
I'm giving away two books to one lucky winner.
This Vintage Cake cookbook by Julie Richardson..


And this sewing book, Pretty In Patchwork Holidays by John Q Adams.

All you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment on this blog post.
Easy as pie!

Ms. Wilma and I will draw a name out of the hat next Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Good Luck,
Have a great weekend,
from my house to yours


Monday, November 26, 2012

Vintage Baby Dolls

Good Monday morning. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and survived Black Friday.
I do not go, but my co-workers do, and they told some hair-raising stories this morning!

Y'all know I'd rather shop on eBay anyway.
The front door was missing on the doll house but I got a great deal.

My hubby is building shelves for the sewing room so I can put these dolls on display.
I told him that would be a wonderful Christmas gift!

Tiny Tears will look sweet rocking in this little chair.

Effanbee doll from the 1950's.

Bride doll from the 1950's.

Christmas candy boxes.

We visited with family and old friends over the holiday week-end.
My husbands high school buddy just had a liver and kidney transplant for which he was truly thankful.
Church was good yesterday morning.
I am thankful for all of God's many blessings.

Happy Holidays,
from my house to yours.

Dorothy and Ms. Wilma

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Pink Saturday

My swap partner, Chris, received her package so now I can show you the houses
and snowmen I made for her.

These were fun to make.
I have some larger houses I am planning to paint and decorate and put around the tree this year.

The snowmen I made out of polymer clay and then "snowed" them onto a vintage bottle cap.
Their top hats came from a Christmas pick.

I put a vintage Christmas card copy inside the shadow box.
Wish I hadn't used so much glitter!

These little reindeer were buttons.

I'm getting in the Christmas spirit already and we haven't even cooked the
Thanksgiving Turkey yet!

I would love to stay home and make things every day.
One more year till retirement, if I last that long!

Have a great weekend,
and a Happy Thanksgiving,
from my house to yours.