Feb 20, 2010


Hi Ladies: Hope you are all having a great Sunday. Our last week of February, did this month just fly by or is it me? I will be starting to take down my Valentine's Day things. I hate that, I love all the hearts and pinks and love messages. It just makes you feel good inside. I do green in March, not sure why, (St. Patrick's Day?) I just like each month to have color, so March is green. I do like to leave a little pink around so decorations are really green and pink. Even as I write this it feels a little weird. I am over the top. Maybe therapy is not so far off. Blogging really makes you take a good look at yourself. I don't think of myself as self-absorbed, but as I read my post, I am beginning to question a few things. Do you ever wondered what your grandchildren will think of you as they read your blog when they grow up? Pray for me would you?

It is cold around here and still raining off and on. So far my new roof is working well, thank God! We are not done with the rain or the mud slides yet. We have been in drought mode for so long, so the change is good. At least that is what I tell myself, when I am having trouble moving around because of the dampness.
Master bath is still undergoing remodeling. It is such a mess. It is very weird to have a handyman walking in and out of my bedroom to get to the bath. I like my home to look in order when people visit. It throws me all off when things are messy. Everything that was in the bathroom is now in my bedroom. I am spring cleaning at the same time and wishing it was Spring. I am giving a lot of items to the Goodwill, which is a good thing. Even, Noah, complained Saturday. He did not like that I moved his rocking chair and let me know about it. He quickly moved it where it belonged. Then he said in almost a yell, "I want apple juice!". It felt like he really was saying "I need a drink!" It made me laugh so hard.

Noah can say up to 6 words in a sentence and he is not even 2 yet. Is he a genius or what? The hard thing, for me, is to figure out what characters he is talking about. They have names like Yo Gabba Gabba! (It is a cartoon, who would have thought?) What happen to Mighty Mouse? We had to go get some yogurt with sprinkles. Life is always better with a little sprinkles!

Anyway, did I ever tell you I collect figurines? I think I did. I have quite a few. Since I do not have any "March" decorating done, I thought I would show you a few of my figurines. I have some in every color except orange, they are so pretty and girly. I love girly things, they seem to make life just a little softer. It is the middle of the night and I am having trouble sleeping due to pain. So if this post sounds like I am not very focused, please cut me some slack.

I picked up this yellow plate, I think it is Majolica. I really like it. This could be the beginning of a new love for me (therapy)! If you happen to know if that is what the plate is, please let me know. Thanks!

I received this wonderful gift from my dear friend, Gwen. She sent me some pink pearls (top of page). Gwen always knows when to send me some "love". I do wear most of my jewelry, I just like to see them out. That is why I decorate with them. They come out by color, of course! When you are neurotic it crosses all lines. Please stop by and say hello to my dear friend Gwen at http://acharminghome.blogspot.com/. Tell her I sent you.

Have a wonderful day! Blessings, Martha


Kelly said...

Bessings to you Martha, Green thoughts being sent to you :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Martha,

Lovely post and I enjoyed seeing all your pretty figurines.
Also love the pearls from Gwedolyn and the cup is so pretty too.
Good luck with the bathroom and have a good week.


Lisa said...

You crack me up!! I feel the same way. I had a note book where I listed the types of things I collect!! I need to look for that! hehehe I'm sure it's in my collection of notebooks! lol
Lovely to see your collections and your Noah!
Hugs, Lisa

Unknown said...

what a lovely blog. I love all the figurines, you are so friendly and real. I like that.
Thanks for being my friend!!!

Bunnym said...

I would feel weird too if a strange man (other than my hubby..lol) was walking around my house...but think of when it's done...you can linger in a hot bubble bath while eating bon bons....I would..


Carrie said...

Such pretty ladies you have...my favorites are nos. 5 and 6 -- thye are so elegant!

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

I loved all of your figurines!! So pretty. I started to put away Valentine's Day today. I skip St. Patrick's Day and go right to Easter.

Anonymous said...

Hello collector girl :)...love that hat with the pink roses!

Gosh I so relate to the remodeling woes...we are finishing our basement which means everything that was down there (which was more than I ever imagined possible) is now up here and it's making me and the dog nuts. Well ok maybe I was already nuts, but it's making me more so...


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What lovely figurines! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Ooh, what pretty figurines! Love them all. Do you keep them in enclosed glass cases? I'm finding it hard to dust very often with so many of my "collections" setting out!!LOL

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Pink Princess said...

I ♥ your figurines. I started collecting them last year after I saw some cute ones on a junk sale lol. I picked them up for less than 50 cents each YAY! SO decided to start collecting them. Don't find them too often in my price range (maybe that is a good thing hehe)


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Martha! Hope you were able to get some sleep and that the pain has subsided. My mom had collected Avon perfume figurines for me. Not sure where they are now. I knew Gwen wanted to send you something. How sweet the necklace is. Your post is so funny! You are messing Noah up moving his rocking chair. HA! Hope your bathroom is finished soon so that you can get things back in order. Many blessings to you and yours, Tammy

Unknown said...

You do have a good collection of very pretty figurines! I love the pearls, what a lovely gift! I wish you a happy week Martha! suzie. xxx

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Noah is a very handsome genius, Martha!

We just went through 6 weeks of having a bathroom remodeled and some painting done on much of our first floor. We had a continual parade of workmen...6 painters, 2 plumbers, 2 electricians, 1 tile guy, and the contractor/carpenter. What a mess. I can understand how you feel right now!

Your figurines are lovely. Who does your dusting? That's always my first question when someone has many beautiful, breakable things.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous figurines and pretties!! Angel blessings to you!!

Claudia said...

Your figurines are so lovely, Martha. I see why you love them.

I am the same way about anything being out of order in my house - makes me crazy!


Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Yep, me too, this Ozarks farm chick finds life goes much better with sprinkles! Your figurines are beautiful. My maternal grandmother collected them also and these beauties really took me back. Thanks for the share!

God bless ya'll and have a glorious day!!!

Susan said...

Oh Martha, I LOVE your little lady figurines. I love them so! Think the one with the little fan is my fave. Don't worry about being a collector, Martha. It makes you the interesting person you are. Plus, we NEED to put a little fun in our lives, don't we? Take care, dear Martha. You are the best! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful bunch of porcelain ladies....no you never have told me that you collect them, but I'm glad you finally did! lol

it's fun to collect things!

Moments of Grace said...

I have read and reread this post. Your collection is lovely and I am such a fan of pearls. The ones from your friend are so very pretty.
I loved your story of Noah. Aren't grandchildren just the best? I have such fun being a grandmother. I know you do too.
Thank you, Martha, for always sharing such wonderful treasures and adding such beautiful moments to my days.

In Grace,

My Vintage Treasures said...

Beautiful pictures, as always :)
Luv the tea cup & cameo, i just got some new cameo's too!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful !! I love all the pretty figurines with the necklaces and pearls
hugs June xxxxxx

Tara said...

Pretty figurines! Noah is the prettiest of all! Kids are funny about their routines aren't they. They always make a big deal when I move the furniture around, that really throws them off. I hope you are having a loveleigh week my sweet Martha!

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha, just a little note on the freebies at my blog. All you do with digi stamps is save to your pc then print off and colour with pens, pencils or paints and add to a card etc. I hope this helps. i will also be posting some photograph type freebies (vintage ) on tuesdays so you will be able to just print and use them too.
Thanks for you kind comment my friend
hugs June xxxxxxx

Donatella said...

Hi new blogger.. and a new follower.. very nice blog you have!!

Terri said...

Hello Martha, I am so sorry to hear you have been sleeping poorly due to pain. I hope that the pain leaves soon so you can get your rest!
Your figurines are lovely! I am totally in love with the cup and saucer, how gorgeous!
Noah is so sweet, and so smart! I guess he likes things in order too. He takes after his grandmother : )
I am ready for T.T. when you are. I love the button! I sent you an e-mail and hope that you got it.
Let me know.

Donatella said...

Thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower... looking forward to blogging with you!! Have a great weekend!!

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Martha

Love your beautiful "girls." I was just thinking that I'd like to collect similar ones. So lovely...

Queen "B" said...

Aloha Martha,
just dropping in to wish you a wonderful weekend and as always I had a lovely visit. I love collecting:)
I hope you are on the mend sending you warm Hawaii sunshine
rest my sweet friend

GwendolynKay said...

Hi Martha,
What a nice surprise to see the pearls I sent you in this post. I am so glad you like them. I love all the figurines you have shown here. They are so pretty! I know what you mean about having the house in order. I am a little obsessed about that too. I can let it go no longer than 2 days without a good clean up, no longer or I get stressed out about it. I am looking forward to your greens of March. You could always put some pink flowers out to hang onto that valentine feel. Blessings and hugs!

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