Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Warm and Fuzzy February

You have a baby girl, and you think, could I ever be happier?   Can it get any better than this?  Then suddenly she's all grown up, with children of her own, and you know.
Yes, happiness grows and grows.
The story gets better and better!

 Birthday lunch,  went for  Sushi  with my daughter and her little boy!  
My little Valentine
 My baby girl turned 35!    I made her an album on facebook, and working on it was incredible,  bringing back all the memories.    It's amazing!   She's a nurse and she worked on her birthday, Super Bowl Sunday, so we just went out to lunch today,  to be together.  Then grocery shopping, and even that was fun, with her little boy in tow.
 I was in my glory, just being with them.  And feeling very helpful, keeping  toddler Tommy entertained while  his Mama shopped.

 Over the weekend, I decorated for Valentine's Day at my house.
  Then,  I made some sugar cookies to go with our hot cocoa.
 Later I'll make some decorated ones.

How romantic, cocoa and sugar cookies on a chilly night with my sweetheart!

Floral  Toile by  American Atelier
 Oh,  it's fun to mix up the novelty plates and pretty new ones with the old  vintage ones.

My little old fashioned parlor, with my snowman pillows
and  my old vintage teacups and lace doilies.

A cuppa tea,  wraps up my day nicely. 

Pretty teacup, Irish Elegance, by Royal Standard, Made in England

  How do you like my "new"  lampshade!

I am so excited about this lampshade!  It was a beautiful vintage silk shade that got torn during my move.
  I just turned the bad  part around to the back, but it bothered me.
 So, I was just playing around with my doilies, and thought I'd try placing  some different ones on the shade, maybe I could save it.
Well, I had this one that was a dresser scarf,  that wrapped around the whole shade and fit just right!  I simply pinned it on, as an experiment.   I loved it!    It's nice to use these wonderful   hand-crocheted pieces, some made by favorite aunts, mother-in-law and grandmother.  I treasure them!     I think I'll stitch it to the shade!  Pretty cool, huh?

 I've been thinking about the beauty of the simple things,
 like my vintagey home, my lovies,
and  everyday things all around us, 

like beautiful sunsets! 

Had to pull over  and take a shot of the gorgeous sunset on my drive home last night.

the other night,

 And again tonight on the way home from Julie's.

 Chilly wintry days and nights, but feeling warm and fuzzy in my little home, and having family to love! 

Take care of yourself, keep warm and safe when it's blustery, and slippery out there! 
Love, Linda

I've joined the tea party at Rose Chintz Cottage


Judith said...

I hopped over from Grandma's Briefs where I linked up just after you!! I enjoyed all your pictures...and yes, they do grow up fast!!

Grandma Kc said...

I love this post! Your relationship with your daughter and the fun at the 3 of you have at the grocery store sounds very much like me with my daughter (39)and my granddaughter (8+) -- such fun!
Just stopping by from the GRAND Social Linky Party. Hope you get a chance to do the same!

Lisa @ Grandmas Briefs said...

Your Valentine is as adorable as your daughter is lovely. You do indeed have many blessings; the photos of all along with your loving words made for a delightful post. Thank you for sharing in the GRAND Social.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

nannykim said...

Well, I would say you are very blessed. There are so many things to be thankful for when we take the time to reflect on them. Relationships are at the top, but things passed on that bring memories are oh so nice as well. There is also something so soothing and refreshing about hot tea in a nice cup---however I tend to use my mugs instead of my tea cups because I like to drink a lot at once. Those cookies look so yummy with the hot cocoa, although I might go on a sugar overload (actually I was pretty bad this weekend---I made a batch of gluten free chocolate chip cookies. I hadn't had any for about 5 or 6 years and when I visited my daughter we made some. When I came home I wanted some more.....I just ate the last three all at once and they were big ones!!! But I am content , lol)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sounds like life is treating you well and you take joy in the simple thngs of life. I'm happy you had time with your daughter and little grandson. Those are such special times and one wants to treasure those in your heart. I've enjoyed my visit with you today and thank you Linda for sharing with us. Hope the rest of your week is lovely too.

Blessings and joy,

My Vintage Life said...

Yes, they grow up so fast! The cookies and the pretty tea cup are so charming! Such a delightful post!

ByLightOfMoon said...

What beautiful photos and I adore your lamp shade! I have been intending to do one also for my living room, you are inspiration!

Smile, Cyndi

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love your lampshade and pretty teacup too!