Our other little guest, to our right, is a sweet little thing who could use a makeover too. She really is beautiful already, I think. I found her in one of my grandmother's sewing tins, after she passed away, and eventually, I'd love to make her a pretty new dress and maybe a new bow for her hair!.. Oh, and speaking of makeovers...
Well, now... I'm getting AHEAD of myself here!
Please, everybody help yourself to some cookies too! I'm afraid they're not homemade this week, but they're a favorite of mine, when in a pinch for time!
Do you like the tea cups I am using today? I picked them up over the weekend! You see what happened was that Dear Son's computer chair was falling apart. I tried to fix it, but I'm afraid my skills in wooden furniture repair are sorely lacking. We were left with no choice but to buy a new chair, or head over to our nearest Salvation Army store, to see if we could find one used. We did end up finding a good sturdy chair for a fair price; but on our way out, on a shelf not far away, a set of cups and saucers were calling to me... "Wait!.. Don't go! Please, take us with you!" Well, the poor neglected little things... Of course, I had to oblige!
In colors of yellow, white, and black, they have a very pretty opalescent look about them. I got the 4 pieces for $2.00, and was as tickled as a child on Christmas morning! I couldn't wait to bring them home! As it turned out, that didn't happen right away, because we then decided to head up to the shopping mall for a few more things. When we got there, I almost would have sworn it WAS Christmas! I couldn't believe the time it took just to find a parking spot there! Makes me wonder where I can find me one of these when I need one! (ha! ha!)
One purchase I needed to make was for a new stitch-along I'm taking part in! I needed some aida cloth, and embroidery flosses, and a good sized hoop for a brand new project that I can't wait to get started on!
I'm hoping maybe some of my visitors today might like the idea and join me! Things are just getting started, so you're not too late! You can meet Amy, at Counting My Blessings, for all the details. I know that some of you have already met, when she hosted the 39-Square Sampler stitch-along!
1st Floor Flat, put into this for me, that I can now show you my new blog, made possible by her time and incredibly gifted talents!
Once again, Susie went above and beyond anything I remotely imagined or hoped for! I hope you can stop to see Beansie's Blessings...
or even stop HERE, to see the before-and-after blog makeover Susie's done! Words aren't nearly enough, but with all my heart, thank you so much, Susie! Our friendship is indeed a wonderful blessing to me!
My gosh, is it that time already?! I hate to see you go, but please do remember to pay a visit, and say hello to Sandi today!
There, you'll also find a list of other tea parties taking place in Blogland; and I know I won't want to miss them, so I'm making a bee line to Sandi's place right now!
Also be sure to stop by the Plumed Pen, where you'll find Wanda Lee hosts Tuesday Tea for Two!