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Teapots, Sugar bowls and Creamers

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I thought I would share a few pictures of my teapots, sugar bowls and creamers with you all.  I think I have told this story before but some of you may not know it.  This sugar bowl and creamer belonged to my mother.  She told me when she was a very young girl, a man came by the house peddling his wares.  He was riding a horse and carried his things to sell inside saddle bags that hung down each side of the horse.  He was showing his things to sell to my grandparents and my mother saw this set.  She asked if she could have it and my grandfather said yes.  This was a rare treat as few things were ever bought at her home.  This was the first item to go into her “hope chest.” 

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And here they are sitting nice and pretty on the shelves Hubby built for me. 

Today is cloudy here with a coolness in the air.  I think we are supposed to get cooler temps this weekend.  We went over to clean the church yesterday.  It was our last week of cleaning until next September.  The men at church have been working on putting a roof over the entrance to the basement.  Grace got a few pictures of them hard at work.

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They got quite a lot done and they are working there today as well.  I hope you all enjoy your day and God bless.

Old Things

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Today I was doing some much needed cleaning on the shelves that hold my teapots.  I came across this old cream and sugar set.  There is a story that goes with these.  These are approximatedly 75 years old.  They belonged to my mother.  She said when she was a very young girl-about 6 or 8 yrs old-an old peddler came by their house riding a horse.   On his horse, he had several saddle bags filled with trinkets to sell.  One of them was the cream and sugar set.  She said she remembered begging her dad to buy them for her.  I guess she must have given him the right look because as you can see he did purchase them.  My grandfather was a logger and money was not easy to come by.  This set always held a special place in her heart.   Every time she would clean them up, she would tell me this story so today, as I cleaned them, I told my girls how this particular set came to be in our home.   Memories are special.  They need to be shared.

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This is another old set I have.  The sugar bowl was my grandmothers and the cream pitcher was my mother-in-laws.  Hubby bought me the teapot several years ago.  All I need now are some cups and saucers to match.

Tonights supper is homemade soup.  I am making a new bread recipe to go with it.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.  Enjoy your evening and God bless.

Wednesday

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I hope you all are not tired of sunrise pictures.  I just love a beautiful sunrise and we get some amazing ones here.   I thought this one this morning was especially beautiful. 

Today while the girls worked on school, I worked on the dreaded refrigerators.  We have two refrigerators here in the house.  One is a side by side and the other is just a regular refrigerator with the freezer on top.   So many little cups of this and cups of that had been stored over the holidays.  It was getting impossible to find space to put new cups of this and that.  I decided enough was enough.  I cleaned both of them out completely, removed the shelves and washed them.  I stood back and looked at them and was amazed at how much better they looked.  Empty but better.  So good that I decided to do the freezers too.  Amazing!  I actually have space in the fridges and the freezers now.   I thought I would never get all those containers washed.  I decided since the girls were working so hard on school, I would let them out of that chore today.  Thats one job I am glad to have done.

While we were inside working on this Hubby was busy splitting wood. (Dave, he has your splitting maul sharpened and ready for you!)  After we were finished inside, we went out and helped him move all the split wood inside the wood building.  It was a fairly nice day for working outside.  Temperature was around 30 degrees with occasional sunshine. 

Enjoy your evening and God bless.

New Machine

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Yesterday, I decided I just could not fix my machine.  We decided we should not be having all that trouble with a new machine so we took the machine back to Wal-Mart where we had purchased it.  As you all recall, I had not had the machine very long at all and it has always given me trouble.  Anyway, Wal-Mart took it back and we exchanged it for this machine.  As soon as I started sewing on it, it was obvious this is a better machine.  I have never used a Singer before but I definitely pray we will be getting better service from this one than from the Brother.  I finished the sewing project that I had previously started.

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This is for my little man, Daniel, who loves, loves, loves to help his mom in the kitchen.  I hope it looks like a little boy apron.  I wanted something with tractors on it but blue jean material was all I had that looked boyish.  Weather permitted they will be coming up Sunday.  Chuck and his family may come also.  This would be a first-all my grandkids in the house at the same time.  WOW!  They are calling for some snow to hit here tomorrow and Sunday so we’ll just have to wait and see.

We will be having our candlelight service at church tonight.  This is such a beautiful service.  We have these little shelves on the walls and on top of the shelves we have oil lamps.  All the oil lamps are lit and the electric lights are turned off.  It is absolutely beautiful.  We have communion and the pastor has a message.  Then we all light our individual candles, gather around in a circle and sing Christmas hymms.  It is such a special time and we all look forward to it.  I pray you will all have a wonderfully blessed Christmas Eve as well. 

Celebrate the birth of our Savior.  May He bless each of you with a special portion of His presence on this wonderful day-Christ’s birthday.   God bless.

We’re Back

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This is our progress so far.   It has been a pretty big job.  We finished grouting the tile today.  I think it looks really good.  I really like the  color she chose for the walls.    I think I like the bigger tile too.   David will seal the grout, put on the base trim and get her washer and dryer back in the room.  She is wanting to put lots of shelves in and also they are going to purchase a freezer to go in the room.  I’ll take more pictures when all this is done.

We had a really nice time Sunday with our revival getting started.  The pastor’s messages were really good.  Sunday mornings message was about being cleansed and Sunday evening was about getting a touch from God.  We left Monday morning to go back down to Jessica’s.  She’s such a slave driver, you know.

My next post will have birthday party pictures, however I could not resist showing you these two today.

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Ain’t he cute when he’s sleeping?  He has an absolutely beautiful smile and smiles a lot.  He is a very happy and content little boy.

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This is a picture of pure love.  I don’t think I have ever seen a little boy love his dog more than Daniel loves his “Buddy” or vice versa.  They spend hours outside doing this very thing, just rolling and playing together. 

Well, I think I’ll rest for a while.  Enjoy your evening and God bless.