Sunday, November 15, 2009

Remember why we Celebrate Christmas

Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*See the PC Police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
not Happy Holiday !*
Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet during the
holidays a
Please remember why we celebrate Christmas,
God Bless
Judy and family

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pink Saturday

Good Morning, Welcome to Pink Saturday. Thought I would share a pair of Ice skates I painted last week. I have painted many of these in the past with all different designs on them but this is my first pink ones. I just added ribbons to hang them up and may just keep them for myself.

I have joined the local painting chapter in Knoxville and now just painting things mostly for myself and one of a kind, I don't think I will ever paint much to sell anymore, I am thinking about closing my website and have started to get rid of a lot of stock. I have a number of items on ebay auctions right now, I have so much stock just not sure with all the changes in our life that I want to continue with it. Will have to decide in the next few months, Check out the listing for some great deals.

Be sure you click on the little pink lady on the left and cruise over to Bevs place and visit all the wonderful blogs that have joined the fun today.
Have a wonderful week and God Bless.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Halloween and waiting for new sister

The holidays are so much fun when you have little ones around, Madison is our four year old. She was a black cat for Halloween and I must say a beautiful one. She and her Mom and Dad had big plans to celebrate with trick or treating and Boo at the Zoo but Mother nature did not cooperate and it came a down pour that lasted the evening and most of the night.
She still had a great time.
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of her baby sister. As per this weeks doctor visit he says probably on the 22 of this month. Guess we will have a thanksgiving baby. Madison is so excited for her arrival. Her name will be Morgan Page Elaine Mullins. She will have the third name in honor of her Aunt Stacey, my daughter who we lost earlier this year. Time goes by so fast. She has been gone for 8 months now. God takes one life and sends another, We found out just a couple weeks after Stacey passed that Morgan was on the way. She will be her guardian angel. Give your children an extra hug and kiss this evening as you do not know how many more days you will have together. I know in my heart she is in a better place and We will all see each other again someday. Miranda also had planned a big
party for Halloween which also got rained out.

We will let you know when she arrives.
God Bless.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pink Saturday

Good Morning and Welcome to Pink Saturday,
I am sure when Bev started this she nor any of us thought it would grow to what it has, It is hard for me to find the time to visit all who participate as I am sure it is just as hard for you. I try to get to a few new blogs each week. And also try not to keep you to long so you can visit others today.
Just click on the little pink lady of the left and you will be off to visit. Enjoy your trip.

I was out hitting the yard sales last weekend and happened upon a couple of great items so I am sharing them with you.

This sweet little victorian lady on her swing is one beautiful piece.
A wonderful pink opelsant horn of plenty vase.
And a pair of vintage hummel minature plates.
You will find them all for sale on my website along with other new items I have listed this week, Come over for a visit.
Have a wonderful day and God Bless.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Amazing Gel candles

I am finally starting to work on my website again. With all the changes in our life this year it has just got pushed to the back burner, Family is the most important thing in my life. Miranda started school in August in her Sophomore year and after just 4 days in school she came down with Mono. This was my first experience with Mono and like nothing I have ever seen, It littlerly wiped out her energy and she was vomiting a lot. The doctor said there are no meds for this just has to run its course and to let her rest as much as she wanted. They set her up to be home schooled so she would not get behind in her classes, She was out for about 5 weeks. Is back to school now but will take months for her energy level to get back to normal.
The weather here is gorgeous today, Is in the 30ies of the morning but getting up in the 70ies of the day and we have snow on the mountain tops.
The great thing about living here in Tenn. is all the Estate sales we have. Watch for some great merchandise to be added to my web site and to Etsy.
This week I came across a lady who does the most amazing gel candles, They fill your kitchen with the aroma of fresh baked cakes and pies. Her work is the best I have come across. We have limited quanties at this time,
I started listing them on the web site today, Be sure you come by and take a look.
Hope you are enjoying the change of the seasons. We will be traveling home to WV this weekend as we have a long weekend from school . Will love traveling through the mountains with all the fall colors.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pink Saturday Goodies

Pink Saturday is the perfect day to show you some of my latest finds.
One of the things I love about living in Tennessee is there are so many wonderful Estate sales and auctions in our area.
These awesome treasures are from an auction I attended a couple of weeks ago. It is so hard not to spend more than I intended, when at the auction.

This beautiful Victorian design was made in occupied Japan.
I was lucky enough to get two of this wonderful lady . A true Victorian beauty.

All of these pieces will be for sale in the coming days on my website and Etsy. It has been so hard to get back to business on my website with all the changes in our life this year. I plan to have it all back on track by the first of the year. My customers have been so wonderful and understanding.
Be sure you travel over to visit Bev and all the wonderful blog who have joined our party today. Click on the little pink lady on the left and you will be on your way.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Join the fun and Pink Saturday

Good Morning, The fall has arrived here in Tennessee and the mountains are beginning to change. I will share the beautiful colors with you as the month goes along but this week I had the pleasure of attending a decorative painting seminar.
Our local chapter, The rocky top chapter, brought in a professional teacher for us to paint with.
She is Lynn Deptula, from Grand Rapids Michigan. The class was wonderful, We spent two day with her at a beautiful little church in Wears Valley.

There were app. 15 ladies each day.

These are the two projects I painted. As most of you know I have been painting for about 30 years and I love it.

You can visit Lynne at her website if you are a painter or you just want to see some beautiful merchandise.
Hope you enjoy you tour of all the beautiful blogs who have joined us today. Just click on the little pink lady on the left and you will vist our host Beverly and be on your way.
Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Happy Birthday and Pink Saturday

What better way to celebrate pink Saturday than with a beautiful little girl all dressed in Pink, Madison Brooke turned four years old on the 19 of Sept. She is our granddaughter from our son Joseph and his wife Michelle.
She along with Miranda are the joy in our life. We are very lucky to get to spend lots of time with her as she lives next door to us in Tenn.

She had a party of Saturday, on Friday night we took her to J.C. Pennies studio to have pictures made. She loves posing for the camera as you can see. Her doll was dressed in the same outfit as she. She comes to my house many times in the day to get ice cream cones, Of course this is what Mamaw is for. Grand Children are the great joy in our life.

She had a few friends over on Saturday for a party. Her favorite toy right now are pet shop pets. She carries them in a little bag everywhere she goes and has a name for each one. The wonderful parts is she will have a sister born in December, They plan to call her Morgan. This will make us three beautiful girls, Miranda, Madison, and Morgan.
A couple weeks ago we were all traveling home from W.V and when we arrived in our drive way. I just looked up and said Thank You Lord and Madison said you are welcome Mamaw. So Sweet.

Be sure you skip over to Bevs place and visit all the blogs in our pink Saturday line up today. Click on the little pink lady on the left and you will be on your way.
Hope you all have a blessed week.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Very sorry for the delay, My life has changed so much and this thing with a teenager is keeping me very busy, always someplace to go or something to do. I am sure most of you know what it is like.
I am so pleased to say we had 112 entrants for the give away. Thank you to all who entered, left a beautiful comment and linked back to my blog.
I am amazed at how many wonderful new friends I have met through the blogs and my website, It is a pleasure to visit all the wonderful blogs and have you visit me.
It is wonderful to have so many people to share with. We are all so much alike across this wonderful world.
Well! I should get to the good stuff and tell you who the winner is of all the beautiful gifts,
The lucky lady is Jennifer from Jennifers petal palace. She was just the sixth entry. I am so glad, as she is also one of the buddies in our group called Pretty Romantic homes.
Her package will be on the way this week.
Congratulations Jenn.
Thank you to all the sweet ladies who entered my give away, I love doing this so come by real often and we will have another real soon. Plans for a big one for Christmas.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and come visit me again real soon.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday

Talk about Pink, This is the ultimate in pink luxury, A pink Thunderbird, I'm not sure of the model. I have a hard time telling a volkswagon from a Cadillac. LOL! We had a car show in town, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., last weekend. Called Shades of the past. You could see every kind of car you can imagine. Isn't if funny how cars bring back a specific memory from our past. Years ago, there were not many car companies so you could tell which one you were looking by just a glance, except me of course, now there are so many different companies, they just all look alike.

These are a few of the others we saw. The first car Darrell and I purchased after we were married was a 1968 Camaro super sport. Gold and black convertible, Do I wish we had that car now. If I ever hit the lottery I will find one to purchase. lol!

The first car we purchased for our son in 1997 was a 1987 transam. At the time it had been garage kept and was in mint condition with very low mileage. He still has it and plans to keep it. hopefully someday he will be able to restore it. Of course being a teenager he put a few dents in it.
This weekend there is another show and it is the rod run.
Enjoy you tour through the pink today. Just click on the pink lady of the left and visit Bev. our hostess and you will be on your way.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Not So Shabby

This is the name of a wonder shop in our town. As most of you know we now live in Tennessee, We are right in the heart of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The craft capital of the United States. If you can't fine it here It isn't made.
Not So Shabby is a wonderful little shop for the Shabby Chic decorator and is located in Sevierville in the Governors Crossing Shopping Plaza, which is located just across the street from the Walmart and we all know most of us can find the Walmart in any town. LOL!
Jennifer, the owner will greet you at the door with a smile and a how are you doing. You will love the shopping if you are a Shabby Chic decorator. Much of the wonderful merchandise has been created by Jennifer or other artist from this area. I have added a few items to her shop. Be sure when you visit that you let her know you read about her here on the blog.
This is one of the top vacation destinations on the East Coast and I am sure a lot of you have come for a visit.
Also remember the Gatlinburg Craftsmen fair will be going on for the month of October and the changing of the seasons here in the fall is a site to behold.

If you enlarge the pictures and see something you like just let me know and I will pass your information on to Jennifer, She will ship merchandise anywhere in the U.S.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Come Enjoy the Pink, It's Saturday again

My beauty in pink today comes from a trip to the flea market, We were visiting the flea market in Milton W.V. a couple of summers ago. I came across a booth on the outside of the building with some of the most beautiful pieces I had seem at a flea market in some time and so low priced I could not believe it.
Needles to say I began to shop, The lady was a very small elderly Italian lady, She I began to talk as I made my purchases, She told me her husband had cancer and she was clearing out a lot of her house for the extra money, most of her items had come from Italy with them many many years ago. It was so sad to hear her story. I purchased 8 or 10 items from her, This beautiful vase is marked on the bottom and has Italy on it. I bought it because I loved it. Sits in a perfect spot on the mantel. I think I paid $10.00 if I remember correctly. Perfect for Pink Saturday.

Be sure you take a ride over to Beverly's blog and check out of the pink goodness today. Just click on the little pink lady on the left.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rooster Party, Come join the fun.

So glad you stopped by to join our party. Thanks to our host
Barb at Barbs good life. Be sure you take a trip over to her blog and visit as many as you can to see all the glorious Roosters.
This wonderful Guy is the cock of the walk in our house. He comes with a story which makes him so special. My Mom, Leona who raised 7 children in our family was always so busy raising kids when we were growing up that she never had much time to do things for herself. She came from a family of 8 girls and some of them are very gifted in sewing and other hand work but Mom never had these gifts. We always teased that her gift was raising children. She was a great Mom. In the late 70ies I opened a Craft supply shop. I have enjoyed craft work most of my adult life. Since all her children were grown and she had a little time for herself she started to become involved in some of the craft classes we were having in the shop. I loved having her involved and had her join us many time. She went to a painting class with me for a year and a half.
We decided to take a class in Ceramic painting in the early 80ies and this beautiful rooster was one of her projects, When she passed away in 1993 he became mine and is one of my most treasured items. He is so colorful and really struts his stuff. He is a decoration in my kitchen.

This little guy also sits on the bakers rack in my kitchen, I have had him for a few years, I try to keep something written on the slate but don't always succeed.

These two sit on a shelf in my kitchen also.

These are a few of the roosters I have in my home. I love the more colorful ones. Have painted a few in the past and plan to paint more.

Hope you enjoy your tour today.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Come see the Pink, it's Saturday

Good Morning and Welcome to Pink Saturday.
We have so many blogs who have joined the fun so I like to keep mine short and sweet so you will have time to visit many other blogs.
This beautiful piece has been in my home for at least 15 years, It was a Christmas gift to myself one year. Darrell and my kids always tell me how hard it is to buy me a gift as I usually just purchase what I want but that is not true as I love so many things and I am not hard to please. It is a music box and I can't remember what the tune is and I am in my Tenn. home and She is in W.V.
Enjoy your visit through the pink today, Just click on the little pink lady on the left and she will take you over to Bev our host and on to the fun.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Gift from a Wonderful Friend

Imagine my surprise when the UPS truck pulled up to my home in Tennessee yesterday, I didn't have anything ordered so was wondering if he had the wrong house. No, He was at the right house and I got a surprise package from a wonderful lady who has become a great friend. "Steph of Angelic Accents" We met about a year ago when I joined a great group of ladies through a chat group on Ebay. Steph was so sweet to send me a beautiful poem in remembrance of my Daughter. Of course I cried the rest of the day as it is all so true. Some days are so hard to get through and you can never know the pain of loosing a child unless you have been there.
Steph has shown me the kindness in her heart, It always amazes me how you can become a friend with someone you have never met and how we are all so much alike in so many ways.
I thank you sweet friend.

Stacey now lives in our heart and I love talking about and sharing all the good times we had with family and friends, Stacey was a wonderful person, Mom and friend. I am so thankful that Miranda had enough time with her Mom to have so many wonderful memories. She is now our guardian angel.
Be sure you stop over and visit Steph at Angelic Accents as she has an amazing Ebay store with goodies you won't be able to resist.
Oh! for a lighter note, My sister met her husband through the puter and from across the US. She from West Virginia and he from Orgen. They have been together for about 6 years, I will share the story with you later.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I got it right this time

Good Morning,

I finally figured out how to do it. Found a program to do the collage that works for me.
I can remember years ago when I decided to learn the puter. It was in the 80ies when the program was Dos. I purchased a puter for my business and for my children, I cleared the hard drive 3 0r 4 times trying to learn. Would have to go back into Radio Shack and have them to reinstall it. I gave up, but my son did learn, of course children always do.

Then some years later when windows 98 came out I purchased another one and haven't stopped since. I am truly amazed at what this old lady has learned. Everything I would want to learn I would call my son, who was in college at the time and he would talk me through what I wanted to do. We spent many late night hours on the phone learning. Now I can usually figure it out but sometimes it takes me a while.

This is my first collage and I love it so I will be making many many more.

This is a shelf in the end of my kitchen that houses some of my cup and saucer collection. Yes! another collection.

I am so luck my hubby, Darrell is a wonderful woodworker, I can just tell him what I am thinking of and he will make it for me. I had about 8" of space at the end of a cabinet where my oven is, He put the shelf there for me. I painted a design of blackberries down the side. Along with the cups I have a small collection of crystal salt and pepper shakes.

Hope you enjoy.

Hugs, Judy

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday

Good Morning and I do mean Morning, It is nearly 2:a.m. and I can't believe I am sitting at this puter. Have been playing around trying to learn some new things with my blog but not having much luck.
I traveled to Tennessee today from West Virginia, School starts on Monday for Miranda.
Today I thought I would share a few of my swan collection. I love the ones with roses on them and as you see most are pink.
I have all different sizes. have been collecting for years.
My sister gave me a sign that says everything collector and this is so right.
sometimes you look at some of the collections you have and ask why did I ever start this. My Mom use to have a thing for elephants and when she passed away she had more than 300 elephants in all sizes.

These little one are salt dips.

Hope you enjoy your travels through all the blogs today. I know from experience it is hard to visit all of them. I always try to visit the ones who have visited me. I hope I don't miss anyone. Just click on the little pink lady on the left and she will take you over to visit Beverly and on to the fun.
Hope you have a blessed pink week