A bit of Christmas is sneaking in around the old farmhouse. I got these jadeite trees in preparation for my favorite holiday. Then I saw some white ceramic houses at Target (online) for $5 each and picked up a few to go with the trees. I am pleased with the calming look of my little village on the mantel.
All that is missing is a fire in the hearth. :-) Our normal mantel decorations for the holidays will come out the day after Thanksgiving.
The view from my easy chair. I have a new lap pillow (where my laptop computer sits when I'm using it) and the Pendleton pillow is now on the guest chair. I was not enjoying the scratchy wool cover, so now I have a cotton pillow.
My sweet little African Violet is in bloom again. Love.
The Christmas cactuses are also beginning to bloom.
I did a bit of election stress shopping.. yeh.. that's the ticket.. it was the stress.. are you buying that? Good!
This Sunkist juicer or reamer is almost 100 years old!
This piece also glows under a black light.
This is the small embossed Philbe refrigerator dish to go with my loaf shaped one. It was lonely and wanted a friend. :-) These both can be used for baking and also for keeping leftovers covered and/or in the fridge.
These are my Lotus Flower and Leaf dessert plates and bowls. I can see fruit, pudding, ice cream in the bowl with some cookies on the side.
And I found the HTF (hard to find) Westmoreland Ring and Petal creamer to go with my butter bowl there in the back. I'm only missing the sugar bowl. If you see one, let me know! :-)
I showed you my one and only Laurel plate and lo and behold, I had a Laurel cup and saucer in my collection and forgot about it. :-)
And look.. they glow under a black light!
I've removed the crystal goblets and we put them on the top shelf of our cup and tumbler cabinet as we only use them a few times a year... and.. I needed more space for my growing Jadeite collection. But my dear long-suffering husband has suggested that I have enough now. I smile and agree. Do you believe me?
I am going to put more plates in racks so they show up better and do a bit of re-arranging. :-)
I do hope I haven't bored you to tears with my dishes. LOL! Please share with me and my readers what if anything that YOU collect. It will make me feel better. And I know you want to do that, right? Any weekend plans? Nothing here, I need to do a newsletter for the Friends of Multnomah Falls, so there is that.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)