Playing With Jacks

Welcome to all of my new blog followers -- and all of you "old faithfuls" too! Thank you for visiting today. Later this week I'll be announcing a giveaway to celebrate 100 followers, so be sure to check back and enter!   Renaissance Man and I spent yesterday playing jacks. No, not THIS kind of jacks. Oh, how I wish ... Available at www.amazon.com   We played with this kind ... Available at www.lowes.com   I love my old house, but sometimes it has a mind of its own. Awhile back when I saw this at the ceiling line above my kitchen cabinets, I knew I had to listen.   Are you having a little trouble seeing it? Feeling a little blurry? Yeah, that's how I felt, too–with tears ... Keep Reading...

More than you ever wanted to know …

Their names are Elsie and Leon ... To hear my Mother tell the story, she was about 10 years old when her family traveled to Beaumont, Texas to visit Aunt Bertha and Uncle Curtis. While they were all out shopping, her father saw this salt and pepper shaker set and bought it as a gift for Aunt Bertha to add to her extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers. At that time, a contest was going on to choose the name of Elsie's calf. (Does this sound familiar to some of you? If it does, you're showing your age ... and I love it!)  Well, it was decided (I forget by whom ... I think Aunt Bertha) that this cow and calf shaker set would be named Elsie (for obvious reasons) and Leon (in honor of my Mother's father). Fast forward a ... Keep Reading...

Auctions & Tablescapes

Today I have the privilege of being guest blogger at Between Naps on the Porch. The subject is auctions, and I've provided a tutorial that includes lots of pointers, pics, and tablescapes! If you haven't seen it, I hope you'll check it out HERE.   If, however, you find yourself visiting my blog because you're coming from Between Naps on the Porch, thank you–and welcome! I hope you'll come back often. I'd love for you to leave a comment and tell me you saw my post at Susan's.   Just in case you have time for some auction-themed, toe-tapping fun...check this out. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to see you again soon! ... Keep Reading...