Saturday, May 9, 2015

Update on Grandma and Grandpa Hart's house

Well Hello Everybody!

It's been a while so I thought I would check in , say hi,  and show you some of the improvements to
Grandma and Grandpa's house. I hope all of you are doing well and that all you Mom's will have a lovely Mothers day!!
Last time I showed  you Grandma's kitchen it looked like this
 here it is with lights on and all the kitchen things in place
 That's Florence, she's Grandma's only domestic help, mostly she cooks and does light chores.
 here it is with lights off- a little easier to see the details- notice tiny ice pick on top of ice box and mouse trap under butcher block, so cute I think!
 Dining room looked like this last time
 now here it is with lights on
 lights off
 parlour before
 parlour now

 Grandma loves family portraits and embroidering
 library before
 library now - added a few pictures and calender

bathroom before
 bathroom now - still need to get corner cabinet
 lights off
 bedroom before
 bedroom after, notice the tiny slippers by bed and hot water bottle on bed
 lights off- easier to see details
 there's packages and mail ready for the post on the hall table and a new stair runner
 2nd story landing
Well that is all for this post, as you can see it's not finished, but there has been some progress. I do hope you all have a lovely weekend and until next time, love and blessings to you all! Oh and please do leave comments , because I LOVE THEM !! I really do! he he

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sweet Possibilities

Hello Friends!!
It's a most delicious day here in Florida, the kind of day where the air caresses your skin with chilly fingers and the sun shines brightly through the trees, causing the leaves to shimmer like sequins in the wind, Oh yes a beautiful day of possibilities!

And as I sit sipping my tea, my eyes fall on the mementos of loves special day and I ask myself what shall be it's fate? Will it hold the overflow of jewels, or maybe the evidence of  celebrations past? Perhaps I will turn it into a shadow box, with lovely lace and flowers and tiny bride and groom, and as I consider the possibilities my mind has a gentle muse.
I slip back to a time long ago and a little girl who fell in love with the most beautiful heart shaped box she had ever seen, it was lavender with satin ribbon and lace ruffles and right in the middle was a glorious orchid. Oh how the little girl coveted that box. but alas it was not to be, as the older sister simply wouldn't give it to her!! It's OK Bonnie, I forgave you-hehe!

Then I think to myself, I could escape into one of my favorite books

And I could skip away with these guys, deep into the forest where the fairies live,

(I made this fairy cage many years ago)

I could slip into the fairies lair, sip tea, eat cake and hear the stories of the enchanted forest.

Or maybe I will skip right on into spring!

Yes, I could hop right on over to Easter and dive into all that pastel deliciousness!! I could cavort with the bunnies and the chicks and dance in the wind with the butterflies

And then later I could wake up the mermaid from her long winter nap

And I could slip into a warm candle lit bath, while she tells me the ancient secrets of the deep.
And then I will pause and give my heavenly Father thanks for giving me so many things to enjoy!

Oh yes my lovelies, it's been a day fraught with possibilities! 
And what about you my friends? what will you be doing this weekend? Oh please do leave me comments and let me know what your possibilities are, won't you?
Till next time,
Love and blessings to you all,

Friday, February 13, 2015

Love Is In The Air!

Hello Friends,

         Well it's Valentines day and I do hope you are all having a great one! 24 yrs. ago on a cool and rainy Valentines day, I married my forever Valentine, I said I do and I still mean it after all these years!

And speaking of Valentines. it would appear that the Valentine house is all decked out and ready to celebrate

There's Cakes and presents and cards and Elizabeth can hardly wait to open the presents!

There's hearts of candy and roses for Victoria from Conrad

Then there was dancing, first with Elizabeth and then with Mama

and finally Conrad has his sweet Victoria all to himself

But wait........what is this?

aah... just one more of Papa's favorite where is that nanny?

Happy, Happy Valentines everybody!!
Till next time 
Love and blessings to you all,

P.S.  I promise one day I'm going to figure out how to take pictures of my miniatures without blurring the meantime thank you for being patient ; -) I think part of my problem is I don't have a tripod and my hand is not steady..aaargh! Any suggestions? Well please do leave me comments, as I really do look forward to them and I will chat with you again soon

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Non Wedding Reception?

Hello everybody,
           Hope you are all having a great day!  Do you all remember this from the last post?
Well it seems miss Celestine informed all the bride girls that she had been all over the house and that there wasn't a single groom doll anywhere. She then preceded to ask them how long they had been sitting around in those dresses waiting for these imaginary grooms? OH CELESTINE! When I asked her why she told them this, she giggled and said, well somebody has to tell them darling, yes? Now let me tell you, the bride girls were upset to say the least and demanded to have their day, groom or no groom!
Well since it was raining here all day, I decided what better time to appease them, so we set about having a non wedding reception!
So we decorated and the girls walked the aisle

Then the girls posed for pictures with their cake ( a real cup cake which my husband was happy to eat after it's photo op, hehe)

Then the girls raised a glass and toasted each other

And then Celestine joined them to do a little dancing

I guess all that dancing made Celestine thirsty?

And while Celestine quenched her thirst the girls continued to dance the night away!

Uh Celestine... you didn't dance enough to be that thirsty!
Darling...this champagne is terrible no? weak as water!! 
( she doesn't know it's only sparkling cider!!)

Well it seems a good time has been had by all here today!! Celestine , raise a glass of cheer to all our friends out there in blog land!
Till next time love and blessings to you all,
Teresa and Celestine

P.S. Thank you for joining me on these silly doll adventures and please do leave comments as I so look forward them! Cherio!