Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Part II Tabletop Tuesday

Well my post yesterday was cut short, I am sure due to user error, but these are the rest of the pictures from my Tabletop Tuesday post. Love these Primroses, these always remind of spring.
My cloche over a my Beatrix Potter tea cup. I did post some of these yesterday, but today I have a close up, keep scrolling down.

Ahh here is the close up isn't it beautiful, it is Royal Doulton from England.

Here is my Beatrix Potter family under glass in front their eggplant home. This is a PartyLite tea light holder. Such a sweet little vignette, don't you think?

I must confess I don't know all the character's and their names, but I used to know.

I love your comments.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Easter Vignette's and Tabletop Tuesday

Okay I am having challenges posting today, for some reason I am cut off from adding any more
pics. Is there a limit? I am pretty sure I have posted more than this at one time.

Anyway I am joining up with, A stroll thru Life, for Tabletop Tuesday.

This picture below shows a PartyLite candle holder my SIL gave me a few years ago. This last year I found a large rubbermade container of Christmas Ornaments at GW and in that box there were these little Beatrix Potter characters, they are really ornaments to hang, but I think they are adorable, and if I could add another picture you would see I have them under a cloche, but removed it for this pic.

This china cup also a Beatrix Potter found at GW recently. The nest is from our yard last summer.

Please don't look at the dust in this one, these are up high on my bookcase.

This is my coffee table vignette, I love the moss in the the silver bowls.

This butterfly bell is from my very dearest friend Sheri, I have had it for almost 30 years/

After Easter last year I found some rediculously cute Easter items at rediculously low prices at Pier 1 and HomeGoods. At the time I was blog stalker and had been seeing all the spectacular Easter and Spring Vignette's on all my favorite blogs. So naturally I began to think like you all and started gathering for the next year, that is this year. I have been anxiously awaiting the time to pull my new treasures out and that was today. I am sharing some of the things I played around with today, but I have a feeling I will be continuing to tweak in the days and weeks ahead.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Florida Oranges

With one of the coldest Florida winter's on record this year, I had heard gloomy reports about the orange crops here. I am not in the business of growing citrus, but when my hubby and I traveled south last weekend we saw multiple groves of Oranges and the trees were loaded. This was in the Lake Wales area.

I am joining A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday, go here to see more Outdoor Posts

I can still smell them, when I look at this picure.

We passed this truck hauling oranges.

Hope you all enjoyed these pictures, sorry there are so many. But I have a hard time choosing my favorites.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Heart Pillows

I'm joining Kara for "Look what I made" party.

Well it's been a long time, but I got the old sewing machine out and made a couple of heart pillows. For, oh I don't know maybe 26 years I have had this old worn and stained quilt that my husbands grandmother had made. I mean it is old and it is worn, but I have loved it. I love quilts. See my previous post on quilts here.

Anyway I decided I needed to make a pillow from it. It was hard to find a spot that wasn't messed up or stained, so I didn't feel too bad about cutting it up, because I have thought about doing something like this for years with this old quilt. I honestly couldn't cut up any of my other quilts, but this one seems to be appropriate. Anyway it is the same pattern front and back. Whatcha think? I have this great big quilt book and I looked this pattern up. It is an Amish pieced quilt, called Solomon's Puzzle. Outside of the Amish circles it is known as Drunkard's Path. I like the first name better, but anyway how cool is this? Love it even more now that I know the name. Wish I had met my husbands grandmother before she passed away in the late 70's. I thought the old scale next to the pillow made a nice vignette.

Now this is a smaller heart pillow that I made to mail to Kim at Daisy Cottage, she is collecting heart pillows to give to a widow of one of her followers, Tabitha, who lost her battle with cancer recently. If you have never seen Kim's blog you will understand how this woman gained strength and encouragement from Kim's skillful, thoughtful posts. See the letter that her husband shared with Kim here and the pillow sharing idea here.

So in thinking about what I needed to put this pillow together, I thought of the GW. So while there I found a quilted placemat that had a heart in the middle of it. So I cut it out and used the backing from the placemat too.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Easy Peasy Lemon Pound Cake

Yummy Lemon Pound Cake. Today is Foody Friday, and this is my first post for this weekly event. So click on Foody Friday, here and see what everyone is cooking up!

This is hands down the best Lemon Pound Cake ever! My mom started this tradition in our family and everyone who has this cake raves about it. It is so easy and always turns out perfect.

The ingredients are shown below and the recipe you will find on the side of every Duncan Hines Lemon Cake mix box.

See the recipe on the side? I will list it at the end of this post. I only use about 1/2 of this container. After removing the amount I need I put it in a small microwavable bowl and nuke it for 5-10 seconds, stir it until even consistency and then pour slowly around the top of the cooled cake,

So here are the ingredients. The Lemon Pudding must be the Instant kind. If you forget what you need just refer to the Lemon Cake box, hey it's always gonna be in the store.

Here is the recipe.


1 Pkg. Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Lemon Supreme Cake Mix

1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) lemon instant pudding and pie mix

4 lg eggs

1 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil


1/2 cup Duncan hines creamy Home-style frosting (or Betty Crocker) I buy the lemon, but you could choose your favorite flavor too.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and Flour 10 inch Bundt or tube pan.

Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil in large bowl.

Beat at medium speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into pan.

Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 25 minutes. Invert onto heat resistant serving plate. Cool completely.

For Glaze, Heat frosting in small saucepan over medium heat stirring constantly until thin, or microwave on high for 10-15 seconds, Do not overheat. Drizzle over cake.

I am participating in Foody Friday today. I am so excited to have my first post on this weekly party.