Showing posts with label ANDREW. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ANDREW. Show all posts

Thursday, December 17, 2009

OH NO! ANOTHER COLLECTION!


For Tablescape Thursday, I have set the table in my sunroom. During the holidays, my sunroom is the snow people room. Yep! It's ANOTHER one of Laurie's obsessive collections! Again, if you are extremely bothered by clutter, you'd better not look any further at this post! It could be very dangerous to your health (we're talking about your mental health here!)






Yes, I even have snow people salt and pepper shakers! (I know, I have a problem!)



The mittens that hold the flatware are tree ornaments that I found at an after-Christmas sale years ago. I've had the snowmen place card holders for too many years to remember where I got them. You have probably seen my "napkin under the glass plate" trick before. The dinner plates are Fitz and Floyd Country Plaid, which I purchased from a gift store that was going out of business years ago. My sister gave me the stemware for Christmas one year. I think the napkin rings were from Pier One.



I used a Christmas tree skirt as a table cloth, and since my summer-looking lamp seemed out of place, I put it in a snowman gift bag. Can you see the little snowman candle lamp next to the sofa? I purchased that last year from Lynne at Lynne's Gifts From the Heart. I also purchased a couple of other covers for it, so I can use it year-round.













When I was a child (many, many long years ago), Mr. Bingle was at the Lowenstein's store in Memphis during the holidays. My friend, Susie, made me that cute Mr. Bingle cutout.



There are obviously some snow women in my collection, because I know they are making babies in my holiday closet. There seem to be more each year!


The snowman-in-a-jar light is another of my purchases from Lynne at Lynne's Gifts From the Heart. Lynne and I both have a "thing" for snow people. I think Lynne is just smart enough to keep her males and females separated, so she won't end up with as many snow people as I have!




I'm so glad you got here before all of the snow people melted in my sunroom. Don't forget to go over to Between Naps on the Porch to see a lot of wonderful tablescapes.


A NOTE ABOUT ANDREW: Some of you have been so sweet to send get well cards for me to mail to Andrew. I'm not sure that you are all aware that Andrew is no longer in pain. His beautifully whole little body is now skate-boarding in Heaven. If you would like to send a sympathy card, I will be glad to forward those to his family. Thank you for sending the get well cards. I'm sure they brightened his days.


Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog. laurie

Sunday, September 27, 2009

WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG BREAK!

I am linking to Mosaic Monday at Little Red House. Please go visit Mary for links to mosaics.








If you have been following 12 year-old Andrew's medical problems on his mother's blog, Bella Mella, I thought you might want to send him a card. Andrew has had two surgeries for a brain tumor within the last month.



You have probably read on Debbie's blog (Amy's mother) (There's An Angel on my Front Porch) or Amy's Aunt Sherry's blog (Country Wings In Phoenix) about how all of you wonderful bloggers have responded to the request for cards for Amy.

Since y'all have been so wonderful about responding to the card request for Amy, I wanted to ask you to please consider mailing one to Andrew also. Melanie (Andrew's mother) does not have a P.O. Box, so to keep from publishing their home address, I will be forwarding packages of cards to him and to Melanie if you want to send one to her. Please mail cards to:

Andrew
c/o Laurie
P.O. Box 443
Blytheville, AR 72316.



I will not be opening the cards. I'll simply place the addressed cards into a large envelope and mail them. I will keep mailing them as long as you keep sending them. Please continue sending cards to Amy too (see my sidebar for information about the address for Amy). Thank you so much for being such kind and generous people. laurie



P.S.: I really AM on a little blog break, but I obviously can't stay quiet for long (Did you notice that my break lasted about one day?) I just wanted to post this, and then... I AM on blog break for a little while.

(Rebus translation: I'm still on break. Just can't keep my mouth or keyboard quiet for long.)