I think yellow is the perfect color to set my table with today. I mean, if Mother Nature can't provide some sunshine for us, then we'll just make our own, right?!
Give thanks in all circumstances.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)
I found this Melmac sugar and creamer set at a thrift sale recently. The pieces were sitting on a 25-cent table. While there is a wide range in values, and the companies who produced melmac, that serious collectors might be on the lookout for; what simply caught my eye was the bright and cheery color!
I've seen the pinks, blues, and browns, but never such a pretty shade of yellow before! So pretty, I think, and they were in beautiful condition!.. Not bad for 50 cents!
So tell me... How was your Mother's Day?! Oh my gosh, we were so happy to find the weather was MUCH nicer than the weather forecasters originally predicted! It was a gorgeous day, and we couldn't have asked for better! A wonderful Mother's Day gift from God, Himself, I'd say!
I began my morning at the church, then Dear Son and I went over to Dear Daughter's new house! They are doing what work they can manage right now, repainting and setting things up, with what time they have; but it's a beautiful place to call "Home" already! Dear Daughter and Dear Future Son-In-Law, made both me and Dear Future Son-In-Law's mother, (following me here?) a wonderful brunch!.. Eggs, bacon, fresh fruit... Mimosas!
(Dear Son, Dear Daughter, and me)
I brought the muffins, and Dear Daughter liked them so much she wants the recipe! They were pretty much "now you see 'em, now you don't", the whole lot of them, but I'm so glad everyone liked them!
First gift Dear Daughter presented me with was this. A flyer/announcement for the production of Les Miserables, coming to our area....
And while it is practically a year away from now till it comes anywhere near our neck of the woods, THIS is when you have to get the tickets to see it, or you'll never get any at all! So, in advance, yes, my Mother's Day gift will be TICKETS!!!! I am SO-oooo excited about this, because I LOVE the story, I LOVE the PBS production I've seen, and I LOVE the music.... Thank you Baby Girl!!
Another gift I received from both the bride-n-groom-to-be was this very pretty array of begonias! I hope to repot them today, as I should have done so yesterday! So pretty, they are! My thanks for these too!
We had such a nice time visiting with everybody, but we had to head back home to make a dinner I would be serving to my own mother!
This is what my parents gave me for Mother's Day. This beautiful head vase! If you are not familiar with head vases, then go HERE, or HERE, to read more about them.
They're getting... or should I say they ARE... VERY hard to find anymore, at least at the shops and sales I typically go to. I have two head vases already, but I'm very excited to add this very pretty piece, and I believe I can NOW, officially call it a "collection"! Thank you Mom and Dad! Dinner and the visit were both so nice, and made the whole day all the more special!
May your mother and father be glad;
may she who gave you birth rejoice!
See the pretty little teapot on my new recipe cards?!! LOVE!... Thank you, me Darlin' Son!
Much to do around here.. school work, housework, etc... Creativity-wise, I'm presently working on a scrapbook layout, for a challenge over at Just A Few Designs... And then I'm still working on some small crochet items for Dear Daughter.... I painted a couple of interesting (I hope!) backgrounds for art-journaling purposes....
...and just for fun, of course! Not everything has to be written on plain ol' straight lines! I wrote of my thoughts and daily events in each of the middle sections of the turtle's shell. Did you know that the Native Americans used to use the turtles' shells as a calendar? The 13 sections in the middle represented the 13 moons in a month's time; while the 28 smaller, outer sections represented the 28 days of a month! Who knew?!!
Next is a face painting, inspired by Effy Wild, at Book of Days. Not striving for anything of portait quality, I'm still trying to get a feel for acrylic paints, and the shading and blending while using this particular medium. I still need to purchase a certain glazing liquid that keeps your paints from drying too fast as you work with them. Without it, acrylic paints dry VERY fast... TOO fast, if you work slowly like I do right now.
Each section, you can see is now dated, and ready for journaling all my most special memories for the week! (But hmmmmm... For some reason, I want to break out into a chorus of "I'm a Barbie Girl!)
I hope, with practice, I'll get better at painting faces in time; but for now I enjoy learning, and like all my crafts, it helps me to relax and unwind at the end of a day. Not to say I have a gift, but I love this quote from the Bible, and hope it inspires others as well, to practice, or have faith in, or to follow through with, what ever your own gifts or talents may be. (No matter how good or bad at it you may be.. ha! ha!)... But in doing so, share your gift(s) and the word of God with others, whenever or wherever you can.
Do not neglect the gift you have,
which was given you by prophetic
utterance when the council of elders
laid their hands upon you.
(1 Timothy 4:14)
Well, I'm so glad you could stop by and join me for tea today! Thanks to Sandi for hosting today's Tea Time Tuesday event!
I hope you'll head over and visit Rose Chintz Cottage and the other participants listed there, if you get the chance to!.. Till next time!