Monday, January 18, 2016

January Hutch

Well, hello to you.  I am glad you stopped by.  I want to show you my "Aunt Carol" Hutch all dressed in blue.  I think Blue is an appropriate color for January.  It just seems to be a blue month to me.  Do you color code the months of the year?  Well, I do. . .I have heard that some people color code days of the week.  I am not there (yes), but I do give months colors.  I guess it is just a little quirk of mine!  Oh, I have many quirks . . .just sayin.
I am sure you don't remember but way back in the summer a sweet lady gave me these beautiful blue dishes.
At the time I was trying to downsize my collection of dishes. . but hey! I just had to have these. And they were free.  How do you pass that up?
I love the color blue. . therefor these dishes are right at home with me.
The perfect place for them is displayed in the "Aunt Carol" Hutch.
I love looking at them.
Here is the little cow creamer. . she is so cute.
I have my snowmen displayed and some of my milk glass.
(I love my milk glass)
The white roosters and hens are mixed in there also.
A teapot and sugar bowl and creamer are also there.
Can you see the little blue Fiesta-Ware salt and pepper shakers?
Well, they belonged to my Grandma. 
January Blue
The little milk glass lamp is also one of my favorites.
Plus it gives the my little dining area a comforting glow at night.
I am happy with the Blue January Hutch.  This hutch always brings back memories of my Auntie.  It didn't belong to her, but it is like the one she had.  Don't you just love things that bring sweet memories to your mind?  I do. . And this hutch is beautiful in my home.  It is not a piece I would ever paint.  The wood is too beautiful to cover with paint.  
What projects do I have going right now?  Well, I have been doing counted-cross stitch.  I can't wait to show you what I have done.  That will be for the next post.  Hope you are doing well, and staying busy.  Keeping your hands busy it keeps the winter blah's away.  Anyway it does for me.  
 See you soon!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Oh, how I love this month.  It is the month of New Beginnings, or the month of just continuing on the long journey called life.  Isn't it great?  I don't like to set resolutions, I do like to set goals though.  But mostly I like to pick a Word,  Sometimes I will choose 2 words.  But for now I have one word I will be working on.
1.    a state of happiness and satisfaction.

Contentment is my word for 2016.  Contentment is the door that opens happiness.  No matter what the circumstance I can be content.  I am reminded of the words of Paul, from the New Testament.
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak of want;
for I have learned in whatsoever state I am,
therewith to be content

Being content influences happiness and enjoyment. I can recognize the wonderful things that fill my life with abundance.  Counting my blessings, will bring contentment, as well as taking the time to enjoy my blessings and my life. I have found being thankful increases my happiness and my contentment.  Showing people how much I appreciate them will also bring contentment.  I believe that smiling helps to have a feeling of calmness which also brings a feeling of contentment.  Learning to enjoy the simple things of life will also bring contentment.  

There are season to our lives.  Each season brings it own blessings, and enriches our life.  I can find contentment in my season. . . . And I will enjoy and give thanks to the many opportunities my season offers.  And I give thanks to the season's I have experiences.   
So. . . today and every day I will try my best to be 
Happiness is self-contentedness

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The Dedicated House--Make It Pretty Monday
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