Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Please Come For Tea

Fill your week with Tea Parties !!!

Starting Monday September 10, have a fun filled week with the

Make Mine Pink Bloggers as they host a virtual Tea Party.
Visit the Mine Pink Blog for all the information and a list of participating
Make Mine Pink Blogs.

Why Tea Party? Well what can be more fun, tea for two, tea for one, a princess tea, a mother/daughter tea, best friends tea, long lost friends tea, or to just take a moment to slow down and enjoy the tea.

Join in on the fun and host a virtual tea party too. We will be visiting all the Make Mine Pink blogs and yours too if you decide to host your own party.

You will see beautiful and unique tables set for tea; many will have a special theme. Will you join us and post a photo of your Tea Party on your very own blog?

Post a comment on Make Mine Pink’s Blog and we will include you on the list.So expect many visitors~ please have cookies ready.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


I am heading out tomorrow and driving to Indiana. I am going treasure hunting for some wonderful vintage things for Sweet Yesterdays. The drive is 11 hours, it's a good thing that I have lots of CD's. I have made this trip so often I think I could do it blind folded. Well maybe not completely blind folded. I actually love going to Indiana, there are so many wonderful small towns that have their shops on Main Street, some still blow the noon whistle and have the church bells playing Onward Christian Soldiers. I also like the people, they always wave from their front porches as you drive by. It doesn't matter to them that they may not know you, it's just that this has been done for years and years. I think its called being "neighborly." Many of the small towns remind me of a Norman Rockwell painting. Picket fences, kids riding their bikes to the local ice cream parlor, the clotheslines behind the house have sheets hung to dry.
Maybe it's just me, but there just seems to be a sense of calm in these small towns. So it is wonderful for me to just get away and enjoy the sense of going back in time, to a simpler way of life.
I also was thinking about the trains that still run with the passenger cars. I just wonder how long it would take if I were to go by train. So many of these small towns still have the train depots. Just another Norman Rockwell painting of the way it used to be.
Well, wish me happy hunting. I will look forward to bringing you all sorts of wonderful vintage items from Mayberry. Don't worry I will be sure and tell Aunt B that you send your regards.

Friday, August 10, 2007

And The Winner Is

Sorry to keep all of you in suspence today, but it turned out to be a frantic Friday. The winner of the vintage tablecloth is Sweet Remembrance. Thank you all for coming to my blog and leaving me a little note. It is so nice to meet all of you and I as well enjoy visiting your blogs.
I think my next give away will be somthing unusual, so do stop back just to see what zany thing I put up for all of you to win.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Do We Still Use These?

I started thinking about what I was going to share with all of you visiting my blog, I had several options, but for some reason I thought I would share my vintage tablecloths. As I was photographing them I realize what a nice collection I have acquired. I basically buy them and put them away in a linen closet. I either sell them or hold onto them for that certain occasion. But what is that certain occasion?
These are such fabulous old prints from the 30's and 40's, it just makes you wonder how often these were used back in that time period. I do remember my mother using tablecloths and most likely they were prints similar to these.
My question now is, how many of you use tablecloths? I know I don't. Place mats seem to be the popular choice, less work no one irons tablecloths or place mats these days. We simplify, then how did the women in the 30's and 40's have more time than we have now? Interesting question as they did not have all the easy appliances that we all take for granted. Back then most women had a wringer washing machine. This meant that they had to stand there and feed each article of clothing through the wringer. Where would we find the time to do that? Life is good now-a-days, but if it is easier, than why don't we use things like tablecloths?

What I have decided to do if offer one of my beautiful vintage tablecloths in a drawing. So come on and enter to win one of these beauties.
All you have to do is put your name in and next Friday, August 10th, I will put all the names in a bowl and draw. Who knows the winner just might start using tablecloths.