Monday, November 30, 2009

100 Years Ago Today ~ Remembering Nana

Today is a momentus occasion ~ November 30, 1909 ~ 100 years ago today, my precious grandmother was born!

Not a day goes by that I don't think of her and miss her. I hold many memories very dear to my heart of the wonderful and strong Southern Lady that she was, a pioneer in her own way, and way ahead of her time.  She was raised by a single mother, lost her baby brother Hugh in a drowning accident when he was 11 yrs. old, put herself thru nursing school, and married a wonderful man who was 19 yrs. older than she.  Being that much older, he left her a fairly young widow who never remarried. She finished raising her two girls, worked as a private duty nurse, took care of her aging mother, mowed her own grass, painted, refinished furniture, did everything herself.

She was an amazing lady, a funny, spirited soul ( I swear sometimes I can "channel" her thru me!), and a devout Christian. She loved her Texas Rangers, watched golf and football ~ thought her grandson-in-law (my hubby) could/should become a famous professional golfer! She loved her son-in-law (my daddy) just as much as she loved her daughter (Mother laughingly accused her of possibly loving him even more! She could sew, crochet, piece quilts, and cooked THE BEST meatloaf EVER!

She loved to play Solitaire, listened to gospel shows on TV after she could no longer attend church, and we talked on the phone EVERY day, multiple times in fact. I was blessed to have her move to our town in her later years so that she could be closer to Mother and me.

Some of my happiest memories are of playing "decorating" games with her using an old Monopoly board as a base and old dominoes to make pretend beds, sofas, and chairs. We used her stash of pretty buttons as pillows for the beds. Hmmm, think she gave me the decorating bug all those years ago?!? She would also ask me to roll her hair with those torturous old wire and bristle hair rollers and those horrid little pink picks and then she would pretend-fuss at how much I was "hurting" her! Fun memories!

As I look back on all my granny meant / means to me, I can only pray that my two precious grandchildren will love me at least half as much as I will always love Nana!

She would giggle so much at my posting some of her "glamour shots" here!!

Tell those you love that YOU LOVE THEM often and give them a hug for me!

Big Hugs,

Saturday, November 28, 2009


So many of you enjoy seeing the antique mirrors I post each Saturday, so today I'm sharing another, this one with scallop bevels and the rarer diamond point bevels that really add sparkle! Enjoy my pretty pink roses reflecting in the mirror.

In honor of our precious daughter's birthday on the 26th, I'm posting this picture of a pair of her baby shoes with tiny pink roses on them! Happy Birthday, Bree!

My sweet mother-in-law cross-stitched this beautiful sampler a few years ago and hubby and I were the grateful recepients of it.

I've been busy making more of my felt ornies that I sell here at Angelic Accents A La Carte, in Pinks of course!!

Recently I found this lovely vintage graphic in a box of 1940's ornies that I purchased. I love it's worn look and the beautiful pinkish edges on it and the pretty script! Must have been very special to someone to save for all those years!
 Please feel free to use this image if you would like!

Please join our lovely hostess, Beverly of How Sweet the Sound to visit an incredible group of gals who all love the color pink! You won't be disappointed!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Our Kitchen Table Centerpiece

I am soooo loving mercury glass

I want to take this opportunity to wish all my dear friends a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving. May you remember that all good gifts come from God and be grateful for His love and bountiful blessings.

Big Hugs,

Friday, November 20, 2009


Sharing another favorite antique mirror of mine . . .  this time a scallop beveled arch top one!
Getting ready to decorate for the holidays with a few of my pinks, I decided that the dust HAD to GO on my pink and clear crystal diamond paperweights, and snapped a picture of them on the kitchen counter as I was drying them.

Below, I'm giving you a sneak peek at one of my newest "old" treasures ~ found this wonderful old 6 pane window at one of my favorite little shops downtown, and it was already such a yummy shade of chippy pink paint that I decided it needed to come home with me. I have holiday decorating plans for it to be a lovely backdrop soon!!

I 'm already gussying up lots of my apothecary jars with pink feathers, vintage ornaments, and a few newer handpainted roses ornies!

Some newer silver and hot pink mirrored ornies are going on my new pink tinsel tree that daughter gifted me with last year on my birthday! People always think that it's a bummer to have a bday so close to Christmas (the 15th), but I have always looked at it as an excuse to get more Christmas-themed goodies!!

Sweet Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is our lovely hostess for PINK SATURDAY each week so please stop by her blog and say hi and visit all the other pink participants, too!!

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Today is a special day as it is my precious Daddy's birthday. We lost him 2 1/2 yrs. ago and not a day goes by that I don't think of him and miss him. I'm at my new little grandson's tonight babysitting him and regretting the fact that Daddy will never get to know him in this life. He would so enjoy playing with his great-grandson! Love you Daddy, now and forever!


Friday, November 13, 2009


Sharing another of my favorite antique mirrors ~
this one is oval and features deep diamond bevels
and reflects my crystal and vintage rose bowl beautifully.

I love monograms and initials and seem to be starting a new collection....but if you really want to see some beautiful ones please visit my sweet friend Melissa of  Melissa's Heart and Home.

I snapped a quick pic of some small felt cupcake ornies I made for my dear friend Lori of Pink Faded Roses .

Lori's lovely daughter Noelle is getting married so I made this little wedding cake tag with lots of help from Martha Stewart! Noelle's wedding is TODAY, so please stop by her blog The Future Mrs. K and wish her and her new hubby well!

Please join me in visiting our dear hostess Beverly of How Sweet the Sound on this glorious PINK SATURDAY! There are always TONS of PINK participants, so please visit as many as possible!

I'm on my way to visit right now and then I'll be adding some pink ornies to our family room.....getting ready for the big holiday season. I've even got another blog that is strictly about CHRISTMAS, so please visit me here at Angelic Accents All Things Christmas when you get a chance, as I have OODLES and OODLES of PINKNESS there, too!


Friday, November 6, 2009


It is PINK SATURDAY again ~ so of course I'm showing another of my antique mirrors reflecting a pink candle ~
lately the etched florals are demanding that I keep them!!! Others, I sell here!

After taking a peek at my pink offerings this week, please stop by and visit our wonderful hostess Beverly of How Sweet the Sound to see all the other PINK participants!

I love these little glass beaded grapes in such a soft pink hue.

I recently came across the most gorgeous Limoges handpainted dish, so of course it came home with me!

I tried to make closeups of the beautiful pink and white roses for you to see the intricate details.

I'm actually at home this Saturday morning for the first time in a very long time, so I plan on visiting many of you today and enjoying all the pink splendor!