Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Blessing the Bear



I found her in a resale / antique shop.
Sitting there so prim and proper among so many other things. She stood out to me, almost saying....Hey, look this way. Over here at me. Wouldn't you like to take me home with you?  As a matter of fact I would. ..said I. I kindly asked her price and the gentleman replied $5.00.
I'll take her please....in all her glory.
She was created by Teddy Bear artist Carol Black. Whom was Teddy Bear artist of the yesr in 1989. She was fashioned in an antique style from white mohair and fully jointed. She is a good size of at least 20 inches.  I am just a little happy about finding this one. I love old or old style bears almost as much as I love my dolls.
So what kind of treasure have you found as of late? Anything worth sharing? If so please do!  Blessings




Thursday, December 29, 2016

Seeking More Simplicity in 2017

All is calm...all is bright
The last week of 2016. Today my eldest brother will be laid to rest. I am at peace in knowing he is with God. His passing was a hard path, but in the end..he had peace.
I can't help but wonder what will 2017 hold for myself and my family. Whatever it might be...I won't be alone. I haven't been alone ...all along Christ has been with me...with my family!
I will continue to trust and walk the path he has laid for me. Thank you my dear followers. You have been so faithful to comment...to leave such kind words of  encouragement, of cheer. I am always uplifted by your words. Thank you again....God's blessings to you and yours in 2017.
A Happy New Year to you all.

I will continue to seek , to walk in, to learn simplicity in 2017.



Monday, November 28, 2016

Seeking a Colonial Christmas


 I will celebrate a Colonial Christmas this year. It's just what I'm feeling. Nothing to flashy...more earthy, natural decor!  Pine cones, ivy and holly, sweet gum seed balls, rose-hips and the like. Candles burning in the windows , pretty bright apples and oranges filling bowls. Popcorn strings and cranberries, gingerbread cookies on the tree. Real things......makes for a simply beautiful Christmas.
It's what I'm feeling.

Blessings on your Christmas season


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Raggedies are Home and so am I


Some have their clothes in the wash. Two are in the wash themselves

My Raggedies are home and so am I ,for a week now since Monday before last. I have been weeding through everything and getting rid of more things. Yes,even some of my dolls. I just can't get the " need to weed" out of my system.  About eight years ago I had at least ten storage boxes stuffed to capacity with holiday decorations, mostly Christmas. Every year when I get them down to unpack I've been going through them and getting rid of some! Well yesterday I had my grandson come over and take down what tubs I had left. There were two and now there is only one. I feel extremely good about that.  I don't plan to buy any thing different this Christmas except for maybe a new snow globe.  I have always loved them and have had some in the past.  At this time I don't have any so that will probably be my gift to me....smile
I never used to ever buy myself any gifts,but as of late. ....I'm feeling better about doing so.

Seems like I always end up making a huge mess when I get in this mode.

Taking a tea break........


Putting my feet up.........


My sweet handmade dollhouse I found at a garage sale a few months ago.  It's a keeper. ..for now anyway. Just never know about me and my weeding moods.

Things are coming together and pretty much back in order. I'm feeling a fine sense of accomplishment.


Blessings to all of you my sweet blogging friends.  Shelley


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lot of Raggedy Love


I just couldn't resist.  I bought the whole lot at a very good price. Raggedies are the best  ♡

Monday, November 7, 2016

Seek...and you shall find.




I really have so very much to be thankful for.......to be "happy" about.  Doesn't mean I won't ever have those days again...when I feel like I am drowning in my sorrows. Just means I will seek happiness...contentment in each day I'm blessed with!

Hailee Mae...my firstborn great grandchild.
Holding babies
 Peace and true happiness....go hand in hand..... so says.....Simply Shelley.
Old things are dear to my heart,especially old rag dolls and such.....they are a comfort just to have around, and bring a smile to my face!


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Tea in pretty tea cups......Awe so comforting.

Taking Tea



Worshiping with mama...always a happy time for me,and for mama.





Wearing a pretty party hat. Who couldn't help but smile. 


Striving to live "one day a time" and to be as happy as I can be! I have decided I don't want to waste my days on..... what was,but to live and to be content with what is! I pray that you too are encouraged to look for happiness in each day.  Truly it is all around us...everyday, in so many ways! Even in a time when our world seems to be in such great a turmoil, there is a day coming when we won't need to seek for true happiness...for all will just.... be happiness!  Oh, what a day that will be!  Blessings to all....Shelley


While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2Cor. 4;18








Sunday, October 30, 2016

GRAND Blessings


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Well,October is winding down. Before we know it it will be November 1st.
Festivities are already being planned at church,etc. And I've been searching the clearance shelves in the stores for presents for the little ones. Speaking of little ones,  I've been blessed with another wee great granddaughter. Little Eden Rose is so full of sweetness she just about melts this meme's heart. Just pure joy!





Feeling grateful for grandchildren.  They are truly a very "grand" blessing.