Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snow Day yesterday

We woke yesterday morning to a blanket of snow. My aunt said 3 inches. Not had that confirmed though. She is usually pretty accurate but since this is the first good snow we have had in years,
 I  hesitate to shout it from the rooftops just  yet.
My husband and I stayed home all day in jammies and robes. That was really nice. We did not go to the store or open it at all. No one in their right mind would have been out shopping for antiques is my excuse.
Above is the ST Francis statue in our front yard. His basket is full of snow.

And also in the front is the cherub. He is having fun in the snow. 

Pictures to follow are of the grandkids at their own homes playing in the snow :

LJ in this picture.  He said hot when he touched the snow for the first time in his 18 months life.
And Jayleigh and Lane with expressions of happiness on their faces. Their first snow also.


From the den window:  my herb garden just finished and planted in Sept.  It is under all that but there is a layer of landscaping material. Hope it survives.


So maybe to you this is a lot of time spent on nothing, but let me tell you we do not often get snow here in East Texas so to us it is a big thing. A time out if you will.

Happy snow days to you.
Lois

Friday, January 24, 2014

Snow Day

It is rare for us to get this much snow here in Huntsville Texas but this morning we
woke to a white scene. This out my window in the den.

We did not go to the store today but took a snow day. All the county and city offices are closed as well as schools.

Grandchildren who live locally:

LJ right. His first snow and he said "hot".

Jayleigh left and Lane right. 

It was nice for us to have a snow day also.  Kids pictures were all posted to Facebook by their mothers from their own homes.

Below is our own yard:
And here also:
While we enjoy this brief experience, we would not like to see it every day.  Tomorrow it is back to work.
The change of pace is good for us. Memories of the last snow we had when the kids parents were having fun in it like these are. Memories are all we have that can't be taken from us. Have a good day!!
Lois

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Well we made it!! Another New Year.

Sitting here watching the Rose Parade on HGTV.  The Scott Brothers are the hosts this year.
I really like their TV Show and DVR it to watch when I can.

We are not open at the store today.  James and I went in to do the end of  month reports and
after that we headed back home.  Anyway, the streets were deserted.  So if you can't fight them,
join them.

We have a family wedding on Saturday and that is exciting. We will welcome a new person, Ann
into our family.

Sorry for not posting as much recently.  I resolve to do better in this new year. Best wishes to you
and yours from our family.

Lois

Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Sorry I am not posting as often but I have lots of other things going on in my life.  I will be back!! Got to go start cooking now for Thanksgiving.  We have all the family coming again this year.  So enjoy your day with your own families.
Lois
Not sure where I found the picture on my header of the pumpkins.  I usually look for something under free images
so this is probably what I did last year.  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Autumn is Here

There is a difference in the air.  Even with the temperature still over 90 here in Texas, I can feel the sharpness in the air when
I go outside.  A favorite time of the year. Time of caramel apples, Fairs, antique shows, and pumpkins.
This picture from free images on internet. Loved the caption "Under His wings".



Old chalkware owl figure. This is the only time of the year I can endure the color orange.

And a very nice orange-toned pitcher.

 

A lovely plate and tin.


 
 Some other pottery items in fall colors:

Very old china pieces in wonderful fall colors



And finally a circa 1930  Czech necklace in orange.

This brings me up to date on using orange for the Fall.   Happy Autumn to each of you!!!
Lois


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Huntsville Antique Show and Sale on Sept. 21 Saturday and Sunday Sept. 22 at the Walker County Fairgrounds.
This show has been around a long time now and is tried and true. Come out and enjoy what the dealers bring. Also check out the 9 antique stores around the Courthouse Square.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hello,

I would like to show you some new looks at the store in different booths.
We are not having as many travelers as usual and I guess the heat is keeping
them at home.

Today I will show all the china displays:


Close up of that cake plate leaning on this display:
And this one:

The lovely print is dated 1902.
 
Here is a beautiful  coffee set in pink roses:
 
 
The following is a mulberry or purple collection:
 
The purple or lilac or mulberry is great with the yellow flowers.

More roses below:
 
 
 
An English breakfast set. Soft pastels.

And lastly, I could not leave out some blue and white, always my favorite.
 
Hope you were not bored with the china display.  Personally I love china.
They are like little canvases to me.  Little portraits of life as it was.
Thanks for looking.  Have a great week!!!
Lois