Monday, March 30, 2009

Blue Monday

After my mother passed away, Daughter Amber bought the house that had been my childhood home. It was my sisters and my task to go through our mother's belongings. We left the dining room table and chairs in the attic. The table was not sturdy and the chairs needed upholstered. Both the table and chairs needed refinished. My sister and I thought that we would have to dispose of the table and chairs but were not quite ready to do so. Amber has a friend whose hobby is refinishing old furniture. She had the table and chairs refinished and the chairs reupholstered. Amber was anxious for me to see the finished product. I was actually in awe of the beautiful refinished table and chairs. Of course, blue is my favorite color and that fact made them all the more appealing. I half jokingly told Amber that I would trade my dining room table and chairs for hers. She immediately agreed. She said that mine was less formal and would be better for her house.

This is the chair that was at the head of the table where Daddy sat
The table has two center pieces that I stored in the closet. After I get some help rearranging the sideboard, I plan to place the table in the center of the room.
Sally at hosts Blue Monday. The Blue Monday posts grow each week. Stop by to visit her and join in the fun. Thanks Sally for being a wonderful hostess!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Red Hat Society Again

This is the lovely antique/vintage/craft shop that is located in the former Workman's Store in Rockhill Furnace. The Red Hat Society visited the shop after our luncheon at the Iron Rail Bed and Breakfast.

I saw many things that I would like to purchase. There were lovely spring wreaths. The owner, a beautiful lady, gave me the hours that the shop is open. I will visit again over the weekend when I have time to peruse the many unique items. In the summer, the shop also sells old fashioned Sundaes and other ice cream delicacies.
I hope that you enjoyed the activities of our local Red Hat Society! I am anticipating purchasing a new Spring red hat!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fun with the Red Hat Society

Last week our Red Hat Society ladies had a lovely luncheon at The Iron Rail Bed & Breakfast. The lunch was exquisite and was served by the owner who was a very cordial host. As you can see, everyone was dressed in grand attire.

After lunch, our host treated us to a tour of the house. The house was built in 1885 for the superintendent of the East Broadtop Railroad.
This beautiful coal stove is actually used.
This antique organ fascinated me.
This is an area in one of the bedrooms.
A sitting area in a bedroom.
A lovely bedroom.
One of the bedrooms has a claw foot tub in its bathroom.

My next post will be of the antique/vintage/craft shop that we visited which is located near The Iron Rail Bed & Breakfast.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Successful Fund Raiser and a Suprise

Sherry Jo's Memorial Scholarship fund raising dinner was a huge success. Daughter Michele was in charge of things and did a wonderful job.

The day started with Stephanie presenting my sister, Cissy, and me with a hap made from Sherry's jeans.
Jocasta who owns her own restaurant business volunteered her time.
Some of the helpers took some time out for a little conversation.

The people started arriving at 2:00 p.m.
There was a steady flow all afternoon.The last meals were served at about 5:30 p.m.
Friends and family helped by baking delicious cakes. The students at the Career and Technology Center made cupcakes for the take out meals.
Sheila, Michele, and Michael
Mallory and Wade

Jennifer with Seth
Cissy, Sweetie, Amber, Sheila
Jennifer, Michele, Stephanie

This is Brooke, Sherry's youngest daughter.
Sheila and Benton


Amber and Haylee Sherryann
Ashley, Sherry's second daughter, and precious Haylee Sherryann
The big surprise!!!!
Nancy of Knitting Paths of Life and her wonderful husband, George, drove five hours to attend the dinner and to meet my family and me. I was overwhelmed to meet her. She and George are wonderful. Nancy brought a embroidered tote for me and a lovely embroidered outfit for Haylee Sherryann. Nancy embroidered Haylee Sherryann's name on the outfit and also brought several samples of her name in different fonts that can be used with other outfits. Please visit Nancy and see the pictures she posted of my tote and Haylee Sherryann's outfit.
I was not the only one touched by Nancy's and George's visit. My daughters and grandchildren are so very happy for me. They remarked over and over how special Nancy and George are.

Thank you Nancy and George for making the day even more special. We think that we will be able to award two scholarships in Sherry's name and will do it every year.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Week's Hiatus

I had a busy week last week and will have a busier week this week. I am going to take a week's hiatus from blogging. This is a brief description of this week's activities. All week I will be working on the spaghetti dinner we are planning to help support the Sherry Jo Memorial Scholarship that will be held on Saturday. I also hope to have time to go to Curves at least a few times.

I have a business meeting and Bible study.

I have an appointment out of town to get my taxes done.

I have a fun meeting with the Red Hat Society. I'll take pictures this time.

We are going to Altoona to pick up the supplies for the spaghetti dinner.

I have my annual appointment with the neurologist at Hershey Medical Center.
The Spaghetti Dinner
Sherry Jo Memorial Scholarship
This is the decal with the picture of Sherry that is on the T-shirts that we are wearing during the dinner.

I will be visiting blogs this week. I hope that each of you has a wonderful week!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Today was not a good day! My house is in total chaos. I am trying to make order out of disorder. However, I seem to have lost reality. I move one step forward and two steps backward in my attempt to downsize and reorganize. The contractors finished the floor yesterday. So, ideally, I should have everything in place today – right? Wrong! I decided that I have too much stuff. I gave a deacon’s bench to Granddaughter Ashley, my grandmother’s gate leg table to Daughter Amber (I have my mother’s), and “stuff” to other daughters, granddaughters, and friends. I had the island in the kitchen covered with “stuff” which I gave away.

Tomorrow I am getting the living room and dining room in perfect order. I am having a meeting here Thursday evening so I really have a deadline.
I put my Willow Tree figurines in the corner curio cabinet in the living room.
I can't decide whether to keep the round braided rug under the dining room table. I don't even know where to put the dining room table.
Amidst the complete pandemonium, something wonderful happened. Granddaughter Ashely brought Haylee Sherryann and Mason for a visit. Isn't Haylee Sherryann beautiful?

Mason loves to play the piano.
Sweetie, Mason, and Haylee Sherryann. Does it ever get better than this?
Once everything is in place in the living room and dining room, I will post it!