Feb 12, 2010


Hi Ladies: I bet you thought I forgot all about you? Not true, just doing some catch up around the house and helping our church get ready for a Valentines's Party. I am in charge of decorating the room and the tables. It is always so much fun to do. We had our main sanctuary burn down three years ago. All our decorations were stored in that building so, all was lost. In an effort to save money, little has been purchased to replace them. I am supplying all the decorations, tables cloths, center pieces, which as you may have guessed, is not a big problem for me. However, packing it all up and moving them to the church is time consuming. So there is my excuse and I sticking to it.

Did I ever tell you I collect Cameos? I love how romantic they look. So, what better month to decorate with some of them? Some of the cameos pictured are very real and expensive and others are not. I love them both, don't really care if they are real or not. Just thought I would tell you the ones pictured are a mix of both. They seem to be getting harder to find. You know how much I enjoy decorating with costume jewelry, so I thought I would give you some new ideas for your home.

At long last, the rain has stopped for a short time here. I will be able to have the roofers and the handyman over to make the much needed repairs after the last few, fun filled days. It was a mud bath around here, never seen anything like this. Many of you have asked about my home, it is fine, just a leaking roof, which will be repaired this week. Thank you so much for praying for me.

We all had a wonderful time at Mary Poppins! We sat fourth row, center! The best seats in the house. My Princess Maya just loved it. It was Maya's first grown-up play. She was so happy to have girls' night out. Since, Noah was born, he has stolen a bit of her thunder, so she was so pleased to be the center of everyone's attention. I brought her a T-shirt, that read "Practically perfect!". It was pink, with rhinestones all over it. It fit her perfect and she was so happy! Truly it was a night to remember!

Have a great Pink Saturday and a blessed week! Hugs, Martha


People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Hi Martha, The cameos are lovely. I've always been partial to them. I had 5 at one time that I'd inherited and I wore them while I was still working....then I gave them away with a bunch of other jewelry to my daughter and some close friends once I retired. I still love to look at them though...and I like to imagine who owned the old ones before me.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh M....I love love love Cameos, too! I've been missing you!

Love to you~


Jill said...

Oh, Mary Poppins, one of my favourite films, glad everything is ok with you.

Hugs RosieP x

Anonymous said...

Oh, drool, drool! So many pretty things plus the wonderful cameos. They are so feminine and romantic. I bet Maya looks darling in her "Practically Perfect" t-shirt. I remember loving Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) when it came out in the 60's. Just a spoon full of sugar....

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love cameos! I use them in my Victorian crafts! I heard Mary Poppins was great! I still remember going to see it in the movies when I was a little kid. My big sister took me and I will never forget it! One of my favorites!

Terri said...

Martha, I was getting worried about you when you didn't post! I am sooooo relieved to see you posting here and know that you have been just fine.
Your cameos are gorgeous, great photos of them!
How fun to collect those.

I wanted to let you know that I am participating in ST.VAENTINES DAY FETE-GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Tomorrow, you can post on my blog to win a bracelet I am making today!!!
Do come by and post, I would love for you to have a chance to win : )

Also, I wondered if you have been receiving my e-mails about the tea cup thing we were dreaming of?? Are we still interested??

Hugs to you!

Unknown said...

Welcome back Ms. Martha. We have missed you but It sounds like you have been taking care of much important business. I love the fact that you take time to spend with family, specially kids. Don't you think they grow way too fast. It sometimes feel like you go from changing diapers to planning weddings. Love the fact you are doing this for your church. I used to do that a lot and it was such a blessing. About your cameos, they are wonderful, I like them too but can't find any I can afford. Do you think that for people like us it will be easier just to list what we don't like rather than what we like to collect? My list of fav is endless, so when people ask me what I like to collect I tell them What I don't collect, much shorter list. Blessings, Marta.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
I love cameos too. They are so lovely and they lend such a feminine touch to any lady's outfit or decor. I especially love them on a lace blouse. I have a few of them. Thank you for sharing and a Happy Pink Saturday to you. I'm not posting my Pink Saturday until after midnight. Love the look of your blog, BTW; very lovely!


Unknown said...

Oh gosh! My Grandmother loved cameos and she used to have a lovely ring. Hello Martha, I love your posts! suzie xxx

Bunnym said...

Glad you had a great time. You know my motto for this year is "Practically Perfect"...lol
Finally the rain is gone and now it's gonna heat up...go figure. Sounds like your having a good time and busy with Valentines. Remember...If you can't be with the one you love...love the one your with.


Susan said...

Dear Martha...I was SO GLAD to see your post. Loved the cameos. You have wonderful things to share. Also happy you got to see Mary Poppins with your family. Have a beautiful Valentine's weekend! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Oh Mary Poppins how super lovely!! I did not know you collected Cameos! How fitting for Valentine!!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Martha! Such pretty jewelry! I, too, love cameos! Yours are all so lovely.

Happy PS and Happy Valentine's Day!
Angelic Accents

Elena said...

Mmmm, a gogeous romantic post - such pretty things.

Happy pink saturday and happy Valentine's day!
Elena :)

Shirl said...

Hello Martha, Happy Pink Saturday! I love your post this week, I am a collector of Cameo's too. You have a beautiful collection and you have them displayed so pretty.
Prayers to our sweet Beverly!
Blessings, & Happy Valentine's Day!
Shirls Rose Cottage

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Martha and Happy Valentine's Day.
Beautiful collections!
Lovely photos too.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Martha! LOVE all the beautiful cameos and that very pretty pink perfume bottle!.. I am so TICKLED to hear what a nice time you and your family had seeing Mary Poppins! Very nice! Happy Pink Saturday, and a very Happy Valentine's Day to you too! ((hugs)) ~tina

Tara said...

I bet Mary Poppins was so much fun! I love the music! How sweet you are to supply the decorations for the church, I can imagine it is quite a chore hauling everything down there! I hope you have a great weekend and make your husband spoil you tomorrow!

Kathleen Grace said...

Maya is beautiful! I look forward to having grandkids some day and getting to do all that fun kid stuff all over again:>) I hope your Valentine party at the church is a huge success:>) Love the cameos too, my youngest daughter has loved them since she was little. She would go nuts over some of yours!

Terri Smith said...

Oh Martha, your cameo collection is beautiful! What glorious pieces! Glad to hear your voice again and thanks so much for posting all your beauties..especially Princess Maya. What a lovely story about your night at the play. I bet it was sensational! Blessings, joy and sunshine, Terri

My Vintage Treasures said...

I just luv your cameo's! I just display mine too, i kinda have a lil collection too :)
Maya is a cutie!!!

Happy Valentines Day!

Just Me said...

I love your cameo's. Glad you had a great time at Mary Poppins! Have a happy Valentines Day. Please stop by and let me share a Valentine with you!

Shirl said...

Hello again Martha, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Sure you can borrow my decorating idea, I love to share ideas that is why I blog. Stop by and see Deb at Garage Sale Gal it was her idea first and I borrowed it from her. Always something pretty to see at her blog!
PS your Granddaughter is a doll! Sounds like a wonderful time you had!
Blessings to ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

♥Mimi♥ said...

So sorry that I missed you yesterday. It seemed like the day just ran away from me! But, with this being ♥Valentine's Day♥ what better time for me to stop by to see your Pink Saturday goodies.

It's been a long and dark winter up here near Canada so filling myself up with pink is my way on the weekend of chasing away the blues - not that blue isn't a nice color, too☺

I ♥ coming here. All the pink and all the girlie stuff just floods my brain and makes me want to do a happy dance right where I sit!

Thanks so much for sharing. After all, isn't sharing one of life's greatest pleasures?

♫Happy Valentine's Day♫

Anonymous said...

What a lovely collection of cameos! Glad you had fun at Mary Poppins ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Mary said...

Each cameo is prettier than the last!
Your princess Maya is just adorable, glad you had a wonderful time at the show.
Blessings, Mary :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Martha,

I love all your cameos and all the other pretty treasures.
Was great to see the photos of your Mary Poppins Night out ~ what fun.

Hugs and have a great week

Carrie said...

Your cameos are stunning...you have displayed them so beautifully with other treasures.

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