Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Wisdom

"A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger."
Proverbs 15:1, NIV

Saturday, January 30, 2010


No silly, I meant Transferware.
You know, that lovely china pattern found in numerous colors depicting various scenes from romantic to pastoral.
I started collecting years ago but my fondness for these pieces has grown.
Whether new or antique they add loveliness to any tablesetting.
This cup and saucer is a reproduction of an antique Spode pattern-a gift from a dear friend.
The details can be intricate and graceful.
Even though this is not technically transferware it blends well with the other pieces.
This little handled bowl was a fun find at an antique store for $3.
One of my favorite of the blue and white patterns is 'Coaching Scenes' by Johnson Bros.
Lately I have been leaning toward the brown and white patterns.
These little treasures were found in local thrift shops.
The tea pot was a bargain at $1o while the cups were a mere 25 cents each.
Wait a minute-what is Kramer doing over there?Hmmm...looks like he's up to trouble-trying to get to the roses in the crystal pitcher on the music cabinet.
You're busted now!
Foiled again!
I will just have to keep an eye, or should I say a lens, on him while I finish photographing.
Maybe a little closer.
(OK so I'm having a bit of fun with the camera-I couldn't do this before:).
I still haven't moved-just zoomed in.
The top of the tea pot handle blurred giving the picture a softer feeling.
Yeah, Kramer looks sweet enough but I know this was just a ploy for more blog time!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me on this rainy day.

I truly enjoy reading your kind comments-it always warms my heart:)!

Friday, January 29, 2010

You Know You're a Blogger When...

you see everything as a potential blog post!
I was cooking supper this evening (I cook on the weekends now:) and decided that it was a photo opportunity worthy of a blog post.
The table was set with fine china, silver, and cloth napkins.
The asparagus pie was so beautiful I had to photograph it (when was the last time you were inspired to take a picture of a pie you baked? Only in blogland could it be viewed as a thing of beauty-lol:)!
Then I realized 'hey, this is blogland! You can't just take a picture of a pie-you have to stage it!'
Meanwhile, Kramer is waiting patiently for supper to be ready...
Kasey is waiting patiently too.
The asparagus pie was served with white-bean and sage soup
(which actually has no sage in it-go figure).
The meal was so good that it received a standing ovation from Kasey!
Yeah, I know, it's not proper to allow the dog on the table but it was so funny that I had to grab my camera and take pictures!
This was definately blog worthy!
Welcome to the wonderful world of blogland where everything is a potential blog post:).

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's about time...

that the little green monster and I reached an understanding.
After all, time can help when learning to adapt to a new machine:).
OK, so I found it's little green heart!
Who would have thought that it was inside of a red pepper?
No wonder the Computer Grinch was so mean-it's heart was elsewhere!
(this is really what I found inside of this red pepper-a heart shaped green piece of pepper. Obviously now that you know my technological inabilities you know that this is not an altered photo:).
What a relief as poor Kasey was beside herself from the stress of the computer wars!
At times she was just plain depressed about it.
Even poor Lizzy was worn out from the battles.
Calvin and Kramer seemed to have a secret understanding amongst themselves that all it would take was some...
Now mind you...
although the Computer Grinch is allowing me to post a little quicker...
I have yet to find the key to visiting other blogpsots.
Perhaps with a little more time...
the Computer Grinch and I will finally live in peace and harmony:).



Oh my gosh! You won't believe it! I think the Computer Grinch's heart just grew three sizes as I just visited several blogspots and left comments!!!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Havin' a Ball!

Despite my recent computer woes I am having a ball with the new camera.
I love tea so I thought I would have a 'ball' photographing my collection of those wonderful little tools otherwise know as the 'tea ball' used to strain the tea leaves for the perfect pot of tea:).
Here are some of the more commonly used tea balls.
This little tea ball strainer is perfect for a single cup of tea.
Of course, not all tea strainers are in the shape of a ball.
This porcelain strainer makes the process of brewing tea more beautiful.
A collection of tea straining spoons and ladels.
I found the huge tea ball at a yard sale and the medium one at a thrift shop and couldn't resist adding them to my collection.
The largest one is great for brewing iced tea by the gallon:).
Here are some oddly shaped tea strainers.
You didn't think I could get through a post without Kramer making an appearence, did ya?
Maybe he wants a cup of tea!
I guess you could say that he is a 'kitt-tea'.
Now that we've looked at all of these tea strainers I'm in the mood for a cup of steaming tea:).
Won't you join me?