Monthly Archives: December 2012

Thomas Kinkade and New Year’s Reflections

First thing first: Thanks so much for all of the kind messages left on my last two blog posts about Jennifer’s death. It has been comforting to have so many say they are remembering her family in their prayers. Recently … Continue reading

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Simple Pink Tablescape for Dreary Drab Winter Day

Hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and joyful season of our Savior’s birth! My tablescape today is probably a little (o.k., a lot) out of place for December. But there is a method to my madness… My friend’s daughter-in-law … Continue reading

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Emergency Blog Post Update

I have mentioned Jennifer in a couple of recent posts and asked for prayer. I am very heartbroken to tell you this morning that Jennifer went to be with Jesus yesterday afternoon. Her husband Matthew is one of my son’s … Continue reading

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Update on Old Table

Well, I said I wouldn’t post anymore until after Christmas. But I got an exciting phone call this morning, and I just had to share it. A few days ago, I posted about the oak table that my husband repaired … Continue reading

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Casual Christmas Kitchen Tablescape

Swimming is one of Wendell’s favorite activities. I spent most of the day grocery shopping and baking for the season. I am now finished with the gifts that I bake for people. I had planned to make divinity, but the … Continue reading

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Decorating Details and Old Table

Trust in the Lord with all your heart     and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him,     and he will make your paths straight. Prov. 3:5-6 First things first: I am honoring the “Blogland Day of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Christmas China Patterns, Part II

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. I did not have a lot of money at that time, and it was very foolish … Continue reading

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The Stockings were Hung… (plus mantel metamorphosis)

I explained in my last post why I’m a little late getting the decorations up, so I won’t go into that again. Today I am trying to finish the mantel and other vignettes in the living room. When you last … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Christmas China Patterns, Part I

It seems like a long, long time since I have posted! I was away for a couple of days, then I helped out my parents a little while they had the flu. I also was busy at the booth at … Continue reading

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