Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall is Best Time Of Year (Six Word Saturday)

Fall is Best Time Of Year

I love the fall.  I love the fall's colorful leaves. I love the cooler days. 
I always seem to feel revitalized at this time of year.

Here is a view across the road from my house.  You can see a bit of "sea smoke"  above the river.  And you can see the colors changing.

And here is the dogwood tree in my side yard with its lovely red leaves.

 And finally, here is the "toadstool village" that appears every fall, on top of the roots of a crab apple tree we cut down a few years ago.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chatty Cathy's Birthday

As I said a few days ago I would tell you all about the Chatty Cathy Birthday Party I attended this past weekend.

   I belong to the Chatty Cathy Collectors Club and have been a member for nearly 20 years.  It all started when I started collecting dolls and bought a Chatty Cathy that needed clothes.  I tried to learn as much as I could and discovered a newly formed Club to which I became a member.  The rest is history for me.

    This year we were celebrating Chatty's 50th birthday.  And so our luncheon was a bit more festive than usual.

Here is Chatty surrounded by all the gifts she received from all the members. 

Here is the absolutely beautiful birthday cake.

Here are a few of the Chatty's with their party hats waiting for the fun.

  This Chatty won contest for the best dressed for the party.

And here is the Charmin Chatty I won, all dressed up for the event.
It was a great day.  And the following day we attended a doll show in New Hope so it was a full doll weekend!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday  

This is the second week I am showing a series of handpainted bone china tea cups I have for sale out in my antique and collectible shop....  Lavender and Old Lace.
This sweet teacup is another hand painted teacup. Like the teacup last week, it is probably not bone china but still lovely.

The back stamp indicates it is from Sutherland China.  The gold numbers represent who painted it I think.

I think this is so delicate and so pretty.

For those of you who were wondering about pictures of the Chatty Cathy birthday party they will be here tomorrow.