Friday, March 27, 2009


Finally, it is here! I was beginning to wonder if we would ever see it. It sure took its time it seems. I was in the mood for something bright and spring looking for the table so used my yellow dishes. The placemats, birds, and the container for the yellow tulips are all sage green. The true color doesn't show in this picture, they look more blue here. The yellow dishes were purchased thirty years ago and I have never tired of them. I did pack them away for a year or so to make room for some dishes I had bought at a garage sale that I wanted to start using; but soon sold them and started using these yellow ones again. The color just seems to be uplifting. I have different sets of dishes but use these as everyday dishes.........just never tire of the yellow even though I don't have much yellow in the house except for these dishes.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

May the leprechauns be near you

To spread luck along your way

And may all the Irish angels

Smile upon you this St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My New Dish Storage...

I went shopping today at my local Joann Fabric store and found these cute containers and immediately thought of extra storage for dishes! They had wicker baskets on sale for half off but none were large enough to store chargers, etc. I plan on replacing the red ribbon with burgundy, or maybe lime green for accent. They will go on top of the refrigerator so I wanted something decorative but not super fancy. They will work for now. :) The smaller one could hold all sorts of things, such as napkin rings, extra knife rests, napkins, and silverware. It isn't round so it isn't quite large enough for dessert plates. I should have no trouble filling them up!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Today, our high was 40 degrees so just maybe we will start seeing a warm up!! Our yard is a skating rink though. SPRING....will you PLEASE hurry??

Sunday, March 1, 2009

February......can't say I'm sorry to see you go.....

and looking forward to having March whiz by too. It came in like a lamb though so does that mean going out like a lion?
I was so happy to finally receive this spring wreath yesterday that I ordered a month or so ago, and due to being out of stock, was on backorder. I love it, and as soon as I get some new wallpaper for my entrance/office, it will be going on the wall! I have bead board part way up the wall so I won't need much paper. Is wallpaper even "in" now? I like it though and only have it in that one room. Paper is getting hard to find in my area. Our paint store is the only one that has it. Now to find some that I really like!