Saturday, February 11, 2017

Architectural Salvage...Love it or Not???

When I say Architectural Salvage, do you say "YES PLEASE!"
I can name a big bunch of bloggers that love it and have been known to travel near and far just to find the perfect piece.  
My Sister and I traveled about two hours to a great shop in Wilmington, NC called The Vintage Marketplace.  There we found lots of great stuff but this architectural piece was and is, the pièce de ré·sis·tance!
 The shopkeeper told us a little about the history of this piece of salvage.  It seems it was rescued from an old Historical District Mansion that was being torn down and the shop was lucky enough to grab up some pieces.  Did I mention there were two pieces of this trim??? One for Sister and one for me!
For now it resides on top of a table in my entryway.  It's so heavy that I'm not sure if I will ever hang it.  

Sister has been on the hunt for a great cow picture and here's what she found at Joss and Main.

Once again I want to thank you all for your prayers, well wishes, notes to me and for the visits and support for my son Jeff's Go Fund Me Page.  I can't thank you enough.  Jeff still has a very long way to go, but we are making a little more progress everyday.  Again, I thank you with all my heart helping to keep me focused and letting me know that we are not in this alone.  💑 I'm so grateful.

                                          ~~hugs~~
                                 Sissie

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A big thank you to all my Blogging Friends!

My dear sweet blogging friends I cannot write this without tears filling my eyes.  I am just overwhelmed by your kindness and support for my Son Jeff and his struggle to survive Crohns disease. So many of you have so graciously supported his Go Fund Me Page and your generosity and kindness have left me speechless. 
He still has a very long road ahead and our faith is remaining strong.  If you'd like to share Jeff's story, then I'd like to thank you in advance.  And a special thanks to so many of you bloggers that have already shared.  

I don't have much to share on my blog except this one spot in my entryway that always makes me smile.

Maybe it's too early for Bunnies, but I couldn't resist putting these out just a little early.


I hope that I can get back to blogging on a more regular basis, but don't think I've forgotten about you.  Believe me, when times are tough,  I know that I can find beauty and happiness reading your beautiful blogs.  

                                         ~~hugs~~
                                Sissie

My son Jeff's story can be found here.  Thank you for your support.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

My son Jeff's, Go Fund Me Story and Nana Diana



I am just blown away by the support and love that Diana, aka, Nana Diana has shown to me and my son, Jeff.  When she saw Jeff's story on GoFund Me, she immediately posted it on her blog to spread the word.
Already, so many of her followers are showing their support and love.
I'm totally blown away.  I have no words.  I only have tears that fill my eyes just knowing that so many of you are reaching out to help. 

There is a special place in heaven for Nana Diana.
She says she is no Angel, but I think she is.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I'll never be able to repay your kindness.

Here is what she wrote....








I know that MANY of you bloggers
know and love
She is a beautiful person inside and out.
Did you know that her name was Diana?




She is a beautiful person inside and out.
Did you know that her name was Diana?
Yep!  She and I are bonded that way.

Anyway,
many of you also know that
HER SON-JEFF-
has been terribly ill.

He has needed full-time care and that
has fallen to Sissie.
They are at their wit's end.
Not only physically and emotionally 
but also, sadly,
FINANCIALLY.

I have NEVER DONE THIS before.
I have never sent out a plea 
for anyone for funding
but, as a blog sister,
I feel I have to share 

You never would guess, 
looking at her blog 
that there is so much heartache buried there,
would you?

They need help in a 
BIG WAY!
What has happened there is too much
for any one of us to help-
BUT if we can all help 
JUST A LITTLE BIT---
well, mountains come out of molehills
and 
PENNIES MAKE DOLLARS.

Please go read his story.
If you can't donate a cent-
don't worry about it...
could you PRAY for him/them?
If you are not a pray-er...please send up
HEALING THOUGHTS.

Sissie- Just to say- 
God bless you and strengthen you-
You can and will do this because,
like many of us,
you are a MOM that loves her child.





~~hugs~~
Sissie

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup