Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pretty Plates

I’m not sure where this week has gone. My kids have all had the “gumboo” or the “ick” or actually a combination of both with hives on top. Wiped a lot of noses and cleaned up a few lovely souvenirs courtesy of the stomach flu. But things have finally settled down (except for the hives). What can I say, I live a glamorous life.


I am slowly filling up the china cabinet. This week I found a couple of really old plates with a rose border...

Some Mikasa Mediterrania and Sango Agincourt...

Quite a few pieces of the Agincourt - 15 total...
And this pretty bowl...
Everything was $.50 - 1.00 each. I also started piecing the vintage rose quilt. However, I cut some of the green squares 1/4" too short, and it's bugging me. Now I have some unpicking to do. I hate unpicking! I ended up using green gingham because the aqua was too light. When I was a little girl my bedroom was green gingham, and the fabric I am using is from a crib sheet my son had when he was a baby. So, I am liking this choice even better, especially mixed with pillowcases belonging to both my grandmothers. It's turning into a memory quilt.


On Monday night, the day when the tornado of illness hit hard, I was feeling pretty exhausted and wishing I was anywhere but home. I was tucking in my oldest and as I was listening to him say his prayer, he said he was thankful for “mom being able to stay home and take care us.” Listening to him say that in his scratchy little voice was humbling. My life ISN’T glamorous, but it’s full of sweet moments and little people who are continually teaching me what matters most. And, a husband who understands me. Look what he brought home from work that very same day.
I'm a lucky girl.

4 comments:

Blarney Girl said...

I went blog surfing today and the first one I came to was yours. LOVE IT!! The old furniture is exactly how I'd furnish my house...if I had any creative talent whatsoever!! Are you for hire? Wanna make a trip to Texas?? :D

BTW - I'm LDS too.

philben5 said...

Children say it best don't they? There have been so many times in my life when it is through the mouth of a babe (usually my babe) that HE speaks to me. Love your blog and love your quilt. How precious to have "pieces" of your Grandma sewn into your quilt. I'm a faithful follower!!
Blessings
Roxanne @ beverlysandhills

heidivee said...

I am so glad your kiddos are on the mend, sorry they were so sick. LOVE the cabinet with the pretty plates. Love the quilt. Love your sweet kids. Love it all. And you do have a sweet hubby. Yay for Girl Scout cookies! By the way, do you ever sleep? Where do you find time to do all that you do?

Des said...

The hutch is gorgeous! I want to shop where you do. I love dishes!!! rose quilt......you go girl! and I love little tender reminders of why we do what we do.