Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Wonderful, Wonderful, GIFT!!!!!



Today, May 6th, 2015 was a very special day. The reason ? I got a beautiful gift from  a very dear friend. Last week, I got a phone call from a good friend, Joanne Barnes, she said she wanted to come visit and she was bringing me a present. I said, it is not my Birthday, Christmas or anything. She said it was just something she wanted to give me.
   I first meet Joanne Barnes in 1972. I was doing my student teaching, my final act before graduation at college. I had studied art and Joanne's Husband, Melvin, was an local art teacher and I was assigned to him and his art class for a few weeks to do this teaching.
 Melvin has since passed, but Joanne and I have remained friends. Melvin and Joanne were very good to me, I  had a good easy time student teaching and I got a good grade. They had me to there home, which was lovely and they liked and collected antiques. Joanne and I both liked pink and pink roses.    






Joanne has always collected, " Pink Luster." She has hundreds of pieces. I never got into it, until now! People call this Pink Luster, because of the pink boarder that has a high luster. It comes in many patterns, but Joanne and I have always liked the pink rose pattern. I have owned a lot of pieces, but I always sold them. One day recently, I asked Joanne if she still collected it? She said not so much, as she has so much. I said I never did, but somehow wish I had. I guess that is where she got the ideal to share these pieces with me.





Well I had to wait a week to find out what my present was. But today, Joanne came bringing a very big box. My eyes about popped out of my head when I saw what was inside.  We just kept unpacking wonderful pieces after wonderful pieces. I thought the best place for them was in a hutch in the library.
This is the cabinet before the luster. I moved a few books and even dusted the shelves Yahhhhhh






I have some other pink things in the library. I have the famous DOLL HOUSE, that is very pink. I also have a very old china doll, with a pink dress. It was also a gift from a friend. And my pride and joy. A French Automaton with a pink dress.  So the pink luster seemed like the next pink to add here.



  Now----- I have the best reason in the world to collect pink Luster with Roses. I need to fill this baby up. Time to go shopping. Come by anytime for a tour. I will always leave the lights on and buddy will be glad to see ya. I'd say with a kiss, but he's a little selfish with them. I hardly every get any.




Saturday, April 18, 2015

SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR HIGH SCHOOLPROM, 2015

MY NIECE, ELIZABETH ,HAD THIS IDEAL AND ASKED ME TO HELP HER MAKE THEM.  THE SINGLE ROSE IS FOR HER SON, ROY PAUL, IT IS MADE FROM A BASKET BALL. HE IS QUITE THE PLAYER. THE RHINESTONE JEWELS IN BOTH CORSAGES ARE VINTAGE AND BELONGED TO MY MOTHER, GREAT GRAND MOTHER OF THE YOUNG GIRLS WEARING THEM. THEY MADE QUITE A SPASH, OR SHALL I SAY SPARKLE. 












Monday, March 30, 2015

Getting ready for 14 for brunch Easter, this Sunday!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My antique hand blown glass Victorian Easter eggs

Easter grass and malted candy eggs


 Antique English egg coddles with real dyed Easter Eggs
 

Italian ceramic bunny soup tureen

A child hood friend

I have been hording jonquils in the cold ice box, to hold them, till Easter morning


The signs of spring are showing up here and there and everywhere