Monday, October 29, 2007

Bits and Pieces.....

Well hello to all of you! It is a quiet Monday morning, and most of all a clear and beautiful morning... The task of getting so many families the help they need in effort to get them on the way of rebuilding is now taking place... I have seen so many sadden faces over the past week, so many tears so much pain...and yet I have seen many smiles on the faces of those so thankful their families are safe and together ready to move forward... I've tried to put myself in their place, which I realize is impossible. I would like to say what I would do in tragedy such as this, but the truth is I just do not know...

I discovered a really sweet blog "Lots of Little Things" not too long ago. I am enjoying it so much! Well I won Romona's candy corn count contest... a jar full of delicious candy corn and you had to guess how many was in that jar! Well I did it, I was close enough to be one of the winners and was sent a most beautiful yummy surprise by Romona... I will be posting photos on my next post! But I will tell you this, Romona is a girl after thine own heart!

I am working so hard to open my little Etsy shop... Why oh why does it seem like it's all kinda blurry right now. I want to see clearly LOL! I have been cutting, punching, and cutting and punching, but it seems as though the more I cut the more I need to cut! Honey encourages me in reminders of my set backs in the past weeks, and I guess he is right. I have decided to take a deep breath and enjoy the process. And I have been doing this long enough to know...a work done in joy is bound to be your best work...

I have so many wonderful things planned for you in the shop... So so many paper goodies, from antique papers for collage, vintage paper finds, tags which I love, there is so much you can do with a beautiful tag and I am one who believes when giving a gift that your packaging should be a gift in its self! Note cards, mini tea invites...a tiny note card you slip to a friend inviting her to tea or just for a visit, I just know you will love these! A Couture line using Swarovski Crystals... These crystals are beautiful and add ooh la la to tags and cards... The tags shown have the crystals in topaz...lovely lovely! I have set a grand opening date for Novemberb 25 Thanksgiving weekend. One to one hundred pieces that is the date LOL! I have lots of work to do till then and I will remember to...enjoy the process. :o)


If the whole world followed you,
Followed to the letter,
Tell me...
Would the world be better?

Jo Petty

Have a most lovely week...


Beverly

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

So much better.....

I am so so much better, I cannot remember the last time I was that ill... Not a long post here today, as many of you may know San Diego is fighting several wildfires and thousands and thousands of evacuations... Most of the evacuations are taking place in the north east and east counties. Honey and I live in the west just minutes from the ocean, we are ok although all schools, colleges and universities in all counties are closed until further notice. To give you an idea just how close we are to the fires, it would take about fifteen to twenty minutes to reach any of these areas by car... We are glued to our televisions and the internet watching the every move of these fires, and have done little else for the past few days... We need your prays, and thank you to each and everyone of you for your kindness regarding my little bug.... I remember my Mom use to say when we were children "If it aint one thing, it is another"... That may be true sometimes, but I am hanging in there. It will all be behind us soon...

Look forward to another post in a few days... I have some good things to share! :o) Some work in progress, and some Etsy Shop news! Talk to you all in a few days...

Lovely thoughts.....

Beverly

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Oh No....

Fever, chills, headache, nausea, weakness.... I feel horrible. I spent the entire day in bed yesterday. Honey stayed home from work to help me, and will be home today. I am the one who hardly ever gets the bug, but the bug sure got me! I am going to lie down now, I feel a wee bit dizzy...but in a few days I know I will be back to my old self again. :o)

Smiles....

Beverly

Friday, October 12, 2007

Home Sweet Home.....

Hoping each of you had a most beautiful week. These weeks seem to fly by. With so much to do so many places to be, the end of the week comes upon you rather quickly... My camera was not behaving well yesterday evening, so I had to search my pictures for some photos for my post today. I know some of you may have already seen my first photo some months back, I hope you don''t mind it once more. :o) But to most of you they are all brand new!

You ever visit a friend, or family member who has a humble dwelling. Nothing fancy, but it is something so peaceful and comforting about visiting them. They have little treasures sitting around in the form of things they love and cherish. All these little treasures seem to have a story... This was given to me by my great aunt... My mom she gave this to me when I was a little girl... and you watch her as she carefully places it back in its place, you smile because you realize that's just why you love your home so much... My home brings a smile to my face every time I step through the door, not because it is dressed with the finest in furnishings nor have I been ask if it can be used in the next big motion picture movie LOL! But it has little touches of love all over that really make me smile. That is what I love so much about my friends in blog land... So many of you have allowed so many others to see another side of beauty another reasons for loving your homes so much, and I love that!!

You remind me to continue to appreciate all my little tea cups, linens, family recipes, a bowl of beautiful fresh strawberries to all of my little vintage thrifted treasures. You are an inspiration!! Speaking of little treasures, I found this little basket while out thrifting. The photo does not show its true beauty, it has pretty little silk leaves and beaded berries. I will have to take another photo for you. My little tricycle I have had for a while, but boy do I love that little thing. Sometimes it is the simple things that bring so much happiness to you, your home and those around you....


Yes, it's pretty hard, the optimistic old woman admitted.
I have to get along with only two teeth
one upper, one lower
but, thank goodness they meet!

Jo Petty
Smiles...


Beverly

Monday, October 8, 2007

Heart Talk......

This morning, I slept in a little later than I had planned. Jumping up looking at the clock, I could not believe it was eight a.m.. The last time I checked it was only six-thrity! It only felt like a few more moments of sleep! So getting out of bed, I sat for a spell and here I am. I decided to do my posting first then have breakfast. I am dreaming of a cup of coffee with whipped cream on top, I am not much of a coffee drinker, and think I am one of a few people who have not had a Starbucks cup of coffee as yet. Nope, I take that back...one morning several years back, Honey picked me up a small cup. Hmmmm for some reason I never had another, and if I remember...it was a pretty pricey cup of coffee. :o) I hope my sister is not reading this, she is a Starbucks fan, as a matter of fact, I can almost say one of their biggest fans LOL! Must be something special about them, they have millions of loyal Starbuckers! :o)

I checked the blog yesterday evening, and had the sweetest comment from a new reader Deanna at "My Love Affair With Thrift Shops". She congratulated me on receiving the " A Blog With A Heart Award "on my new blog "A Lilac In My Path" given to me by Phyllis at "Shabby In The City". Now I know many of you know Phyllis, a precious lady with a big heart. If you have not yet visited her please do, you will be so delighted...

Deanna is the designer of this beautiful award, and went on to say she had been reading Tea Time and Roses for a couple of weeks now and feel this blog deserves it too... I still remember so clearly the moment I made my first post to Tea Time and Roses, I was so nervous I could hardly get the words down. I had been reading blogs for almost a year before I said ok I can do this! During that year I never left one comment... So all of you out there who read but do not comment. It is not that bad you can do it! Take it from a girl who knows, once you get started you will be one commenting queen LOL! And hearing from you is such a delight! To see the "A Blog With A Heart" award just scroll down, and it is on the right. Also be sure and visit Deanna... Thank you Deanna and Phyllis so much, and I am both humbled and pleased for your thoughts on Tea Time and A Lilac in My Path...

To each of you out there, who take time and read and leave a sweet word. I just want you to know, I really want you to know just how much it warms my heart. Tea Time and Roses and now A Lilac In My Path is not a means for passing time, for me it is from the heart.... You all are a great bunch of ladies...

A merry heart
make a cheerful countenance.
But by sorrow of the heart
the spirit is broken.

Proverbs 15:13

Have a lovely week each of you....

Beverly

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A few of my favorite things......

Hello everyone, I hope your week has been wonderful thus far... For me, it has been very good more house cleaning than crafting! But a wonderful one none the less...

I wanted to share something different with you this week... A few of my favorite things! Of course there is a story behind each little piece. I think I will do this in three parts through out the season. I hope you enjoy it!!

I was so excited when my daughter brought these tiny little boxes home to me! They actually were little sewing kits with needles and tiny spools of thread inside. They make perfect pill boxes, and trinket holders, and she paid less than four dollars for all of them! I have had them now approximately five years and they still look so pretty no tarnishing or fading! I love them so much. I carry one with me when I have a weekend away and leave the others tucked away in my treasure box... Yes, I actually have a treasure box where I keep little goodies I find..

This photo does not capture the true beauty of this locket... The chain is about thirty inches long. The locket opens with enough room for a small picture or another small treasure. A gift given to me from my dear sweet Mother.... Notice the little butterfly on front.

Out visiting our favorite little shops, I came across this bracelet, and the price was just right! After close examination...there was not one stone missing and the bracelet fits me perfectly. I am a big girl and finding bracelets to fit and look good can be a problem at times. But this one was just waiting for me and I love it!

How many of you out there love beaded bags!! I sure do, oh my goodness I sure do! This one had two of my favorite things roses and beads. The roses are all embroidered and so pretty... I am so glad God made me a girl, just look at what I would be missing!

I plan to get some crafting done this weekend and have something new to show you... I have not worked on my embroidery for a while, and I am trying to finish up a scarf I have been working on for quite some time. Remember, I have a few of my favorite things to share with you throughout the season. Have a wonderful rest of the week...


Ones destination
is never a place but rather
a new way of looking at things.

Henry Miller


Smiles....

Beverly