Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Silver Tray Treasure!

My latest trip to Goodwill was a lucky one indeed! 
Sometimes I even think I hear the store calling to me when there is a wonderful treasure there just waiting for me!

This large footed tray with gorgeous repousse detailed edges took my breath away when I spotted it!  Though heavily tarnished I knew with a bit of polishing with my Wright's silver polish cream, I could bring it back to it's sparkling glory!

No that doesn't say $499.00 it says $4.99.  Woo hoo!
Although I have seen similiar repousse silver trays on
e-bay for much more that 500 bucks!

Here it is all polished up and ready to serve up a lovely tea!

I like to leave just a bit of the tarnish in the crevices to bring out the wonderful detail!
Serving up some tea or goodies on a lovely silver tray is a perfect way to treat yourself, or make that special someone in your life feel extra special!
We are having some wonderful sunny weather here!   
I have started doing a bit of early Spring cleaning around my house! 
Also my hubby and I have been busy helping his Mom with some sprucing up
around her house too! 
Funny how a little sunny weather inspires me to clean!
How bout you?!

Have a wonderful week!

I'm linking to
Table Top Tuesday
Hosted by Marty from "A Stroll through Life"
So please stroll over to visit her
and the other participants for some lovely inspiration!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mosaic Monday~Matinee

My kitty is always posing and either looking so cute or silly
I thought wow this cat should be on T.V. or maybe even in the movies,

Cue music...

They're gonna put me in the movies....
They're gonna make a big star outta me...ow!

 We'll make a film about a man cat who's sad and lonely (fat and sassy)...

...and I'll I gotta to do is act naturally...

Well I'll bet you I'm gonna be a big star...

Might win an Oscar, you can never tell..

The movies gonna make me a big star,
cuz I can play the part sooooo well!

Well I hope you'll come and see me in the movies...
Then I'll know that you will plainly see...

The biggest fool (cutest cat) that ever hit the big time...
and all I gotta to do is act naturally...

♫ ♫ ♫ ♫

We'll make the scene about a man (cat) whose sad and lonely (fat and sassy),
and beggin down upon his (her) bended knee,

I'll play the part and I wont need rehearsin...
all I have to do is act naturally...

repeat chorus...

thats all folks Pictures, Images and Photos

Starring.... my kitty
Produced by... Yours truly
 Music by... Ringo Starr and The Beatles

Linking to
Mosaic Monday

Have a wonderful day darlings.... Mwah, Mwah!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bea-u-ti-ful Buttes

After a long rainy New Years weekend of putting away all most the
Christmas decorations the sun finally came out! 
Hubby and I decided to go for a drive today out to our almond orchard
at the base of the beautiful Sutter Buttes. 

The velvety slopes have already started to turn a lovely shade of green with 
the abundant amount of rain we've had! 
I couldn't resist the opportunity to get out and enjoy the warm sun
and take a few photos of the mountain surroundings.

I don't know WHY I have to moo at cows when I see them...
but I can't help myself!!

a little photo magic...

The Sutter Buttes are the worlds smallest mountain range.
 They were formed a million and half years ago by this now extinct volcano!

Hope it doesn't decide to wake up someday!!
I'll bet the people who work in the radio station up there
on top of it hope the same too!

A secret little culvert we discovered.
Love all the moss growing on the stones!
More photo magic!
A grazing horse becomes a painting!!

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and places to pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul. –John Muir
Such awesome beauty!
An abandoned cat my hubby has adopted and brings food to.
He's such an ol' softy....

Inside our orchard... by next month these trees will be covered
in beautiful pink blossoms!

So glad you could stop by!
I hope you enjoyed the scenery as much as I did!

I'll be joining Susan at a Southern Daydreamer for
Pop over to visit her blog for some more outdoor fun!

Warm sunny wishes to you!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


~A Time for New Beginnings~

"This is a time for reflection as well as celebration.
As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life,
Remember each experience for the good that has come of it
    and for the knowledge you have gained.
Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.
Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.
Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come.
Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings
    and the celebration of life."
Taylor Addison

 Wishing you a year of Love, Laughter, Good Health and Happiness!

Hugs, Sherri :-)
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