Wednesday, December 31, 2008



Wishing all my dear friends a wonderful and blessed New Year.

May all your dreams come true in the coming year!


Monday, December 29, 2008



Cindy of My Romantic Home had the terrific idea for all of us to share our favorite photos from our blogs for this past year, and as you can see I had never used the mosaic format before & I went a little crazy ~ it is sooo fun.

Here is my contribution to her YEAR in REVIEW party........

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I hope you have enjoyed my past year of photos as much as I enjoy all of yours. Blogland is truly a beautiful place! And never more beautiful than at Cindy's home!! Thanks, Cindy, soooo very much for hostessing this terrific party! Looking forward to more friendships & beautiful pictures in 2009!

Click here to see Cindy's other Mr. Linky participants!!

Big Hugs,

Saturday, December 27, 2008



Hi friends! It is time for another PINK Saturday post!! Our sweet hostess for this ever-growing event is Beverly of How Sweet the Sound, so please visit her blog here to see all of this week's participants. You will be amazed at all the pretty pinkness out there!!

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite eye candy courtesy of my precious mother's sideboard in her dining room.

Who needs real food when you've got all this yummy faux food to look at?!?!

Don't forget to visit all the other PINK participants today.

Hope you are having a very safe & fun holiday season!

Thursday, December 25, 2008



From Rosie & all the rest of my sweet family, Merry Christmas to each & everyone of my precious blogging friends!

Holiday Hugs,

Monday, December 22, 2008


I love vintage postcards so I wanted to share this image with you.

Now, this one gives an entirely NEW meaning to "SANTA BABY", now doesn't it?!?!

We're still awaiting our little grandson's arrival. Contractions started yesterday morning, then stopped. So.....we wait....

Christmas Hugs,

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy PINK Saturday! 12/20/08

Happy PINK Saturday! 12/20/08

Hi friends! It is time for another PINK Saturday post!! Our sweet hostess for this ever-growing event is Beverly of How Sweet the Sound, so please visit her blog here to see all of this week's participants. Our list has rapidly grown to over 100 & you will be amazed at all the pretty pinkness out there!! And I'm especially honored that you are visiting with me this week as it is SUCH a busy busy holiday time!

Aren't these PINK Victoria's Secret Gloves just too too cute?

My favorite PINK picture of all time ~ our granddaughter, my pink bottle brush Christmas tree, & our PINK bedroom tree. I've used this pic before but I just love it love it love it!
My birthday was Monday, & I got some fantastic gifts for bday, Christmas & for being a new "Grandma" again soon, so I wanted to share a bit ot that with you today, too!

Especially since much of it was PINK ~ yeah!!!!

My sweet friend & PRH sister Jen of Jennifer's Petal Palace surprised me with all kinds of goodies. I tell ya, that girl is soooo talented.......

Aren't these just awesome?!?! And this isn't all the stuff I got ~ just the pink stuff!!!

My all time favorite ~ a scrumptious ice cream cone ornie!! Oh, how I love it!

Look, Amy ~ I got some cupcake ornies!!!! Just what I was talking about wanting!!

And Vic, now I don't have to envy you any more!! I've got my very own cream hand vase with Jen's famous beautiful roses on it!

Now girls, Jen is just 1/2 of a very dynamic duo ~ her mother Shirl of Shirl's Rose Cottage is also such a talented lady that I feel so honored to call a very dear friend. We are definitely kindred spirits. She also gifted me with some beautiful things & her handmade tags & wrappings were just as glorious as what was inside.......

Now if you want to know what is in these beautiful packages you will have to come back again soon. I'll be posting lots of my birthday & Christmas goodies from many of my dear friends.

I've fallen a bit behind in posting, but for a very good reason. Daughter is soon to birth our new little grandson ~ just found out sooner rather than later (due date Jan. 20th) as she is already dilating ~ so my poor little brain has been a bit, well, shall we say, scattered today! But all will eventually be posted......that is unless daughter calls to say it is time to leave for the hospital!!

In any case, I'm sure this will be our merriest Christmas EVER & I'm hoping the same for all of you, my sweet friends!

Happy Pink Saturday Hugs,

Monday, December 15, 2008


My sweet friend Deena of Can I be Pretty in Pink is hostessing a Christmas Delights Party today! Please click here to see all the participant's lovely homes.
My dear friend Heather of Pretty Petals Boutique is hostessing a Pretty Little Christmas Party today here, so please visit her, too!!

There is also another wonderful party going on this week ~ Hooked on Holiday House Tours here:

AND new friend Kimba is hostessing a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE on Tues., Dec. 16th here, so please visit her, too.
Since I will be out of town tomorrow I'm doing mine all in this post.

I've made so many pictures that I will need for this to be a two-parter, so please come back later in the week to see more.

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Welcome to our Holiday Home!

Do you get the feeling that you are being watched?

Beautiful wreath that my daughter & her neighbor made me for my birthday ~ which just happens to be today!!

My new 2008 Santa

Our sweet granddaughter at daughter's wedding last November. Pink Church that Mary of Oh Merci made for me.

My favorite PINK grouping for this year!

Jim Shore PINK Santa

Cottage by Sweet friend Celeste of La Rea Rose

Pink Plasttic Christmas Tree

Pink Lefton Reindeer

Vintage White Bottle Brush Trees

Celeste's precious cottage even lights up!

FTD Pink Florist Santa

Celeste painted the Pink Santa displayed in the box that my daddy made for me

Rhea of SweetNShabby Roses gifted me with the rhinestone candle wrap last year.

I purchased my little white Santa hanging on my wedding cupboard from my friend Becca of Of Bluebirds & Roses a few years back.

This little pink tree is in our bedroom ~ I pictured it for dear Lori of Pink Faded Roses. See my little pink girl tag in the background & my wedding cabinet photograph that you gave me?!?

My sweet Sissy's (JRT) Shabby Chic bed with one of Becca's pillows in it....

My dear friend Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage made the center medallion in this white bow for my daughter's wedding pew bows & I so love using it as our family room tree topper.

Some of my fav ornies ~ many are vintage with a sprinkling of newer ones, like the Santa cone that I purchased recently from Celeste.

A Pink Santa Gourd

A beautiful handpainted roses ball from my dear friend Lorena of RoseChicFriends, a crocheted angel from Celeste, & a big sparkly pink ball from my sweet friend Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage.

Hp Cupcake ornie, a gift from Celeste

Some of my fav vintage Mica & Stenciled Ornies

Love my Apothecary Jars ~ a new addiction!

Musical Rocking Horse Santa

Vintage Rhinestone Brooches among the Christmas Balls in the living room.

Blingy pink sachet from sweet Katie of Rose Breeze Boutique, Rhea's white heart pillow, & Lorena's die-cut angel ~ all gifts last year from dear friends.

Lorena also painted this wonderful Pink Santa & Sleigh!

Me when I was 5 back in 1960 playing with my favorite Santa.....I still have him today...pictured below.....

Daughter & my daddy made the little wooden Rudolph one night while DH & I were at a party & my parents were babysitting her. She even painted it all by herself!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!

I feel honored that you stopped by to visit with me for a bit today.

Please visit all my friends that are helping Deena celebrate today!! Click here!!
And here is one more gal that is having a great Home Sweet Home Tour ALL weekend long ~ so please check it out here!

And please come back later this week for part 2 of my home tour!

Christmas Hugs,