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The lady & hydrangea original artwork is the piece that set this former Civil War bedroom for Joshua, into motion. It took me one week to pull it all together. The tear drop crystal came from my Mother's necklace & is set upon 2 vintage pieces of linen glued to the frame, then surrounded by another old frame.
Welcome! Stay a bit & hopefully enjoy the visit ...
Entering into the bedroom ...
The dresser was formerly in Joshua's Civil War bedroom so I painted it but left the original hardware. So loved the lines of the dresser.
This mannequin (Miss Maggie) was a fluke when I stumbled upon her while looking for a couple of blue dishes I needed. She is vintage with her original labels.
The floor lamp was an ewgaly brushed brass $2 find at a yard sale; out came the white paint. The roses on the lamp shade we had custom made to attach to the shade.
The bridal's chest was minus one leg & slightly 'aged' & brown ... so I got out more paint, added new legs & used it to brace G'ma Maggie's front door off her home in Chehalis, WA. on 4th Street. When Mother & I closed up the house I took the front door. The etched glass insert was removed & given away. I have had this door stored in our basement for years not having a clue what to use it for. It was a navy gray, beautifully white now. I left all the original hardware. Perfect.
The side tables have been in the basement ever since we closed our shop. They are near matches & fit the bill.
My wee collection of Wedgwood ...
Another vintage frame encompassing a vintage butter pat ...
The hearts were made by Sandi @ Wayside Treasures ... made perfect tiebacks for the sheers.
This window looks upon our front patriotic circle gardens
Walking thru Costco I saw this magazine with hydrangeas on it & snapped it up! Little did I know until I started reading it that the Pittock Mansion in Portland OR was featured ... & we had just been there. I was thrilled.
These are Burslem dishes that we had in the shop. They are so sweet.
I made the ladies slipper & found several French postcards ...
Prior to Joshua's Civil War room this same room was actually painted using the scene on the platter ... the blue birds were over each window, closet & entry door. It was a spectacular room in blues & pinks. It is now Sherry-sis & Tanza's room.
Hand drawn lady original piece of art ... don't you love the filigree base of the floor lamp peeking thru!
G'ma Maggie's linen bag with her name hand inscribed inside the flap that she brought from Ireland as a young lady in ca 1906, on the far right. I was so thrilled when I happened upon it a couple months ago.
A wee tuffet that I created ...
I love this old rocker, the pillow is from Tara @ Loveleigh Treasures in Centralia, WA
Mother's (Mary Caroline Neu Middaugh) necklace adorning Miss Maggie ...
The hydrangea glove box was created by Celeste @ larearose.blog; we make the teacup lights; the mirror we found in our closet stashed away for years so out came the paint once again
The vintage cobalt blue perfume is so dainty ...
The Holy Card is from Sandra @ thistlecovefarm.blog
The vintage Victorian posey holder is made from knife & spoon handles ...
The hair combs were my Mother's, the compact is monogrammed
The waste bin is actually an old sap bucket we had painted. She does magnificent flowers
Loving vintage silverware that Harold made into 'holders' for cards
The heart is set on a heart linen from Tanza @ teagirltanza.blog; the bracelet is from my paternal g'pa when I was a little girl. He brought it back from AZ. on one of his silly searches for gold. Many of the linen are my Mother's.
This darling Delft shoe pin cushion was created by Sherry-sis @ countrywingsinphoenix.blog
Loving tea, we make teapot lamps & I love this one
Vintage gloves, necklaces, beads, linens & chintz tea cup
Sherry-sis sent me this gorgeous elegant pillow for the bed. So love it!
Matelasse vintage coverlet is adorned with vintage pillows. Donna @ brynwoodneedleworks.blog created a pillow insert for the pillow on the far right
Within this wall we framed several pieces of Civil War art of Harold's for Joshua. I just changed the shade of blue & added these vintage pieces of gorgeous china. The center Delft piece I treasure from our trips to Holland; the English pieces of our trips to England ... the Flow Blue brings back fond memories of Mother & both Grandmother's pieces from way back when.
I took Tanza's suggestion & bought the Joann Coletti pillow covers with the 8" drop ... they are stunning
My latest beauty to arrive was the hydrangea silver tray that Celeste @ larearose.blog painted for me. It is beyond breathtaking. I love going into the bedroom just to look at it, perfectly placed upon the bed. Her artistry makes you feel as those there are fresh flowers gently laid upon the tray ...
Sherry-sis & Tanza ... this is what your bedroom looks like now that it is completed.
A vintage hand created quilt & another hand crocheted coverlet
Pretty window bottles
The dress was made by my Mother for me for Christmas when I was approx. in 7th grade. It has a velvet blue bodice & bright plaid skirt.
Of the teacup chandies that we make, this is my pride & joy.
The teacups are not vintage, they are Russian tho the chandie base is older. I hope you enjoyed my room, it was with great joy to see finished.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.
~ Friends ~
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
Stronger Than Before
"Broken wings take time to mend, Before they learn to fly again. On the breath of God they’ll soar, They’ll be stronger than before. Don’t look back into the past, What was fire now is ash. Let it all be dead and gone, The time is now for moving on."
~ Janny Grien Portion of her song lyrics ~ Stronger Than Before
A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.
~ A Rose ~
Life is like a flower, it grows from a seed, blossoms into a precious bud that opens into a glorious bloom ... that one day will fade away. (written for Marie 2/2/13 entered heaven 3/27/13)
The biggest sin one can create for their selves is deceit
A good marriage is the union of two forgivers. ~ Ruth Bell Graham
~ Poignant ~
Our mind is our garden Our thoughts are the seeds So we can grow flowers Or we can grow weeds
Where will you be sitting in eternity ... Smoking ... OR ... Non-smoking
~ Memory ~
He who is not very strong in memory, should not meddle with falsehoods
~ Friendship ~
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives & remembering what one receives.
~ Unspoken ~
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
~ A Friend... ~
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises, justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, & continues a friend unchangeably.
~ Insight ~
The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of its behind. (Joseph Stillwell)
Don’t speak to me...
... about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people. Don't tell me how much you love your god; show me in how much you love all his children. Don't preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as I am in how you choose to live and give....
Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
~ Rose Kisses ~
A rose will bud, bloom & glow Beneath the heavenly skies Kissed by God To bring a smile. by Marydon
~ Life's Mirror ~
When the mirror of life reveals our backside.....our past....do we smile and reveal the love and blessings of Christ? or do we hide amongst the pain that pulls us down?
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost
... a storm in your life is what will blow you to the place you are longing to be. ~ Beth Moore
I Am A Christian & A Catholic ...
...do not attack others for their beliefs … let them worship as they please
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~ Corrections ~
When you realize you've made a mistake Take immediate steps to correct it
~ Lesson ~
When you lose, don't lose the lesson
~ Vacations ~
Vacations are to enjoy, when you return home to recuperate.
Our church is like fudge, Sweet with a few nuts.
(sign down the street from our town)
~ Wisdom ~
Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil ... it has no point. (TY Rita)
~ Tomorrow ... ~
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. (Matthew 6:34)
~ There is nothing ...
I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves. (Jane Austin)
~ Guidepost ~
The past is a guide post, not a hitching post.
~ Wise ~
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
~ To Forgive ...
Is To Restore ~
~ Truly Love ~
All that matters in the end is you truly loved.
~ Forgiving Love ~
The unjust live happily ever after, getting exactly what they wanted. Forgive them, for they know what they have done.
~ Living Life ~
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass-It's about learning to dance in the rain.(TY Sandi)
~ Mistakes Happen ~
The greatest love in the world is when you can admit you made a mistake without anger
~ God & The Bible & The World ~
Of all the dispositions & habits which
lead to political prosperity, religion &
morality are indispensable supports.
It is impossible to rightly govern the
world without God and the Bible
~ A Bump In the Road ~
When you reach a bump in the road, you're not the only person to ever reach that particular bump & you're not the last. It's how you handle that bump that matters.
~ Life Is Short ~
Break the rules ... Forgive quickly ... Kiss slowly ... Love truly ... Laugh uncontrollably ... Never regret anything that made you smile.
~ Lifes Shadows ~
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine
~Shine A Little Light~
I just read that kids brighten the home ~
That’s because they never turn off the lights.
~ Grab My Button ~
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Fun Frolicking Fantasy ~ Country Wings In Phoenix ~
trinkets treasures and TeA
Celestina Marie Designs
~ F R O G ~
Words To Live By ...
Aspire to inspire
Before you expire ...
~ Chuckle ~
God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece
~ BIBLE ~
BIBLE = Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth
~ THANK YOU FOR FREEDOM ~
God sought us
His Son bought us
The Holy Ghost taught us ...
Our soldiers fought (fight) for us.
(written by Fr. Jason & Marydon Ford)
~ Bed of Roses ~
Cover me in pink roses & lie me down to rest! Amongst the pink petals, truly the best. (written by Marydon Ford)
~ Love & Laugh ~
Love like there is no tomorrow
Laugh to fill your heart.
(written by Marydon Ford)
~ Life ~
“Sure today is the first day of the rest of your life, but so was yesterday & look at how that turned out”
~ Chuckle ~
Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don’t have film
~ Wisdom ~
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
~ IF ... ~
only we could rewind our lives, we could have loved better, deeper & harder. We would have said 'I love you' more often & we certainly would have taken better care of ourselves.
~ Listening ...
is not the same as being quiet. After the quiet comes the effort to show you understand.
~ "Perfect love ...
sometimes does not come until grandchildren are born”
~ ...the moment ...~
Glimpse at the past
Look forward to the future
Treasure the present
Embrace the moment
(written by Marydon Ford)
~ True friends ...
are not that easy to have, but the ones that I have know my heart & I theirs ... I wouldn't trade them for all the world.
~~ Healing ~~
Forgiveness is not something we do for other people we do it for ourselves -
~ Happiness ~
True happiness comes when we care about others more than ourselves
~ God's Gift ~
When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.
~ Wisdom ~
The old believe everything, the middle aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
HSR ~ The Happiness You Already Have
Memories are treasures that time cannot destroy.They are the happy pathway to yesterday's bright joy.
~ JOY ~
J ~ Jesus O ~ Others Y ~ Yourself
~ Smiles ~
When you smile I know you areplotting something naughty thatI must be involved in!
~Old Saying, But..... ~
When you use 'but', that is what you are (butt).
When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it
~ Humble ~
Happiness keeps you sweetTrials keep you strongSorrows keep you humanLife keeps you humble.
~ The easiet way to find something lost around the house
Is To Buy A Replacement ~
~The soul purpose of a child's middle name
is so he can tell when he's in real trouble.
~Sad Emotion ~
The only reason that anyone would hate you is because they want to be just like you
Today is better, tomorrow will shine, whatever was happening, will be left far behind
~ Did you ever notice the Roman numerals for (40)
~Birds of a feather flock together ...
then crap on your car
~ Planting Seeds ~
***Where you plant a seed, beauty will bloom forth.Occasionally one seed will not bloom ... even when fertilized.***(Written by Marydon Ford)
~ WHY ~
I questioned 'WHY?!', He continued to listen. I turned a deaf ear, He spoke softly. I struggled & floundered, He continued to hold me up. I closed my eyes, He touched my heart. I looked for answers, He was patient. I begged for strength to endure, He gave me love.(Written by Marydon Ford)
~ Just Maybe ...~
If things aren't the way you want them to be, it just might be your fault.
~ Mind Set ~
Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up & permanently set.(TY Judy)
~ Good Morning ... ~
Everybody should just make a conscious decision to be happy & to have a good day - every morning. It's easier to be happy than angry. Anger uses up a lot of energy that could be used for SMILING.
~ G'morn Chuckle ~
I am only as strong as the chocolate I eat ...
~~The DEVIL vs WOMAN ~~
I want to be the kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "OH CRAP....She's up!!"
~ The Trick ... ~
The trick is to figure out a way to live within your means, & want what you have, not what you want.
~ God & Mosquitoes ~
The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
~ Heavenly math ~
The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given
~ Wisdom ~
He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader.
~ Concrete Minds ~
Some minds are like concreteThoroughly mixed up & permanently set.
~ Head & Heart ~
To handle yourself, use your headTo handle others, use your heart.
~ God's Food ~
God gives every bird it's food, but He does does not throw it into its nest.
~~ Consequences ~~
"The most difficult thing to live with are the consequences of other peoples decisions (& actions)" ... TY Ann
~Hook, Line, Sinker~
Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.
~~~ The Heart ~~~
Sometimes the heart seeswhat is invisible to the eye.
~ Ancient Words of Wisdom ~
There are three things that inspire confidence in (one's) character: common sense; a polite, well disposed attitude & a sound moral reputation.
~~ Gentle Thoughts ~~
Did you ever notice: When you put these 2 words together 'The' and 'IRS' ... it spells 'THEIRS'.
~~ ART OF DISCRETION ~~
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.