Out with the OLD and in with the NEW!

As we begin the new year it is important to focus on the fact that every day is a NEW day and we get to try life all over again. I have always wanted to repurpose an old piece of furniture. I have a friend who is cleaning out a building he owns so IContinue reading “Out with the OLD and in with the NEW!”

Commemorative Willow – A Time of Celebration!

Above is a stunning piece of willow. I don’t have many of these commemorative pieces, but when I get a chance to buy one, I do my best to make it happen. This bowl commemorates the marriage of Queen Victoria, who was born May 24, 1819 and Prince Albert who was born on August 26,Continue reading “Commemorative Willow – A Time of Celebration!”

A Little Blue Plate Coffee Anyone?

I have to say I love Blue Plate brand advertising items. I have several different types of blue plate items such as peanut butter, crab apple jelly, crunchy peanut butter, coffee, salad and cooking oil and lastly mayo! I have seen so many of these items in varying product lines. I believe I have 3Continue reading “A Little Blue Plate Coffee Anyone?”

Willow Pattern Tea Time!

This week has yet again been one of trials, many hours of work, transition, and unfortunately more and more COVID. There were a couple of highlights of my week prior to seeing this beautiful willow piece when I got home late last evening. Highlight #1 – on Monday we did a “live” Recovery meeting onContinue reading “Willow Pattern Tea Time!”

Commemorative Willow Pattern

Who else loves willow pattern with beautiful calligraphy? Oh how precious this piece is. Normally, like a post from last week, these pieces were small and used to give someone as a gift, or to commemorate a special occasion. Now, I have no idea who Anne Pugh is, but she must have been special toContinue reading “Commemorative Willow Pattern”

Take a cup o’ Kindness for Days O’ Auld Lang Syne

Good morning everyone and happy Friday! This Friday could not have come soon enough. I am sorry I haven’t been posting much. If you have read previous blogs, you know I work in a hospital and run a recovery program with my husband. This week has been one of the toughest weeks in a longContinue reading “Take a cup o’ Kindness for Days O’ Auld Lang Syne”

How to get clear pictures of you favorite willow treasures

I simply love souvenir cups, creamers, and any other willow item marked with “A present for” or “A gift from…” But items like this are sometimes really hard to photograph. For me my light above my small table simply isn’t big enough and I probably need to bite the bullet and replace it, but justContinue reading “How to get clear pictures of you favorite willow treasures”

Willow Christmas Presents

I am fairly certain at this stage in my life I don’t truly “need” anything. I am happy with my belongings and have more clothes than I could wear in a year, so I need to truly declutter. Honestly, I simply don’t want anything this year…or so I thought. I recently saw a post putContinue reading “Willow Christmas Presents”

Creating the perfect Christmas Willow Table Setting

Well, Thanksgiving came and went quickly. Now to gear up and decorate for Christmas! Every year for the past several years, my husband and I have taken a trip to New York City. The kids have went with us a time or two but the really aren’t all that fond of the crowds, and hastle,Continue reading “Creating the perfect Christmas Willow Table Setting”