Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A little of this and a little of that..

I just thought I would show you some of my things around the house

                                     This is my coffee table at the moment.. I love mercury glass.

This sweet little candle holder my husband found for me while we were out visiting some flea markets
a little north of where we live.. it was our only treasure for that day.$3.00

These are my Staffordshire Dogs... Again a gift from my sweetheart..  He gave these to me for my
birthday, back in march.. He found them at an antique store on the way home from one of his jobs..
He kept them hidden from me for a month..  That was hard for hom to do.. since he can't wait to give me things.. I usually always get any gifts from him early.. because he can't wait !!!  But he did this time...
He handed me the bag with the dogs in them and said "I got you some staffordshire dogs.."  Before I
 could open it!"
I was thinking, oh! how sweet... looked at them and thought "these are pretty good knock offs,,"
Turned them over... and saw an inscription that read Staffordshire Engalnd..
Then I exclaimed!!!  These really are Staffordshire Dogs!!!
He said," I told you they were.!."    He was so proud of himself..! Sweet huh?

These are a couple of my plates that have my beloved roses on them.. I have a pretty good collection going now.. since we pick up some up, almost everytime we are out looking at flea markets..  We only get the bargains!!
The large one is probably my biggest splurge.. It is the size of a charger.. made in belgium.. it was a whopping $ 15.00  
needless to say I swooped that baby up!!!  I have seen plates similiar going for $ 65.00 and up..
I was so happy!
I get happy over stuff like that... I know it's silly!
The smaller one is another hubby find, on the way home from work one day..
I guess he really is sweet. huh?
I need to do something sweet for him..

These pretties are on my buffet..  The two plates are another thrifty find.. neither one of them were
over $5.00 
the sweet cherubs were from my mother.. She said that they remind her of us.. "that's you and me ", she said
She is so cute!
The teapot was a christmas gift from my husband a few years back.. I collect this china, so he gets me a new piece every once in a while.. This was part of the of it, I also got the sugar and creamer too!
I have over 20 dinner plates in this pattern.. Why so many you ask?  Well I have a huge family..!!!
When we have Christmas or Thanksgiving at my house it is nothing to have 20 to 30 people in my house..
I love it!!!
So whenever I see a piece on sale, I pick them up.. I have gotten most of my pieces from T.J. Maxx..
My favorite store!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Although my first set of 8 came from Belks from my husband and mother.. My mother bought my first 4 place settings and my husband bought the other 4 one year for christmas and 2 trays..  Its been a tradition now.. if there is a new tray or serving dish on display at christmas time, he gets
me a piece or two..

I know the lighting is bad in my photos.. sorry.. I know I keep saying that from post to post.. but I don't have a very good camera.. so sometimes my cell phone photos are better than my camera.. but still not very good.
These are on the other side of my buffet.. I put corsages in my apothacary jars for my mothers day display..
you really cant see them good in these , but they were pretty..

Well,   Doing this post really made me realize how thoughtful my husband really is of me... I have been feeling a little discouraged about our relationship lately,  I sort of feel a little ashamed that I have been taking HIM for granted a little,, He really is very thoughtful..  I know that material things are by far the least important things in my life.. My Faith, my family, my children, my grandson, my parents and siblings, grandmother, aunts and uncles cousins and friends are my most valuable and treasured gifts..  But I do appeciate pretties.. and while posting this I realized that the majority of them came from my husband or while the two of us were out, usually on a saturday spending the day together.. 
I also realize that I am fortunate that I have a husband that wants to spend time with me and is thinking of me often..
He really is so good to me..  He does so much more than that.. he helps me with the house, does laundry, cooks and alway keeps the yard immaculate!
Maybe he doesn't shower me with kisses, or doesn't whisper sweet nothings in my ear as often as I would like, but he expresses his love in other ways.. That is his love language..
I am very blessed in my life.. I have a beautiful family, a sweet little home that my husband works hard to provide for us..
Life is sweet and love is wonderful!
Have a great day!!! 


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