Monday, March 28, 2011

Goodies In The Mail

Hello everyone, I hope your week 
is off to a great start, I know it is for
me!  I made a comment on Linda
Parker's blog the other day about 
her Easter eggs and she asked for 
my address, to send me some. Well,
she not only sent me some eggs, but
she sent me a box full of wonderful
things!!!  I was so surprised when I
opened the box!

Here is what all was in the box....Four
ditty bags, of different colors and 
designs. I am working to change 
my kitchen over to sunflowers and 
crows and this sunflower seed bag, 
will be perfect!  She sent me a 
cute wooden bowl full of her 
wonderful eggs, 2 tea stained stars 
and several note cards, 
that I can use to put in packages,
to my friends.  She tucked in a 
wonderful card, with a bear on it, that 
she wrote a note to me, inside!   A bear, 
how appropriate, for this bear lover!
 If you haven't been over to her blog,
it's  Parker's Paradise, go on over and 
check it out, she posts menus for the 
week, wonderful things, that she finds 
at thrift stores, auctions and yard sales, 
plus what she makes over.  Go on over 
and tell her, Karen sent ya. I can't 
leave without saying how much I love 
and appreciate the things you sent me, 
Linda you are a thoughtful sweetheart!  
Thank you so very much!
I know that I am not the only one
that Linda has sent things to, just to
make their day, she is so generous 
and I am glad to have gotten to know 
her and call her my friend!
I have some things to share with you
all, that I got over the weekend, so be
on the look out for that and I have 
found out some information, that I 
needed to know and I will be selling
from my selling blog, soon.....And 
watch for that, you can click on the
bear on my sidebar to go to sign on
to follow.....

Until next time....

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Beautiful Trees!

 Hey everyone, Spring has sprung in 
my area!  I took these pictures a 
couple weeks ago, now the trees are
green. I wish the flowering trees
would stay that way, until Autumn.
Wouldn't that be lovely?  It has been
rather warm here, for March, it is too 
early for me to be around 80 degrees.

This is a closer picture of one of them 
in the picture, below....They go all 
along the front of the property,
and a long the property on the side
street. I am really surprised that a
tree trimming company hasn't come
 a long and cut them, because they 
have grown up through the wires.

I was going to go around to take 
pictures of the Forsythia and the
Tulip trees, but I didn't get it done, so
this is all I have for this year....Well, 
it beats snow pictures!  Sorry, to my 
blogging friends, up North!  I guess you
will have to move South if you want 
better Winters!

Until next time~
Bear Hugs~Karen

Saturday, March 19, 2011

More Baskets

Hey everyone, I hope you all
are having a great weekend! We
went to an auction, this morning
and got some things...I got a big
wash pan!....I need to clean it up,
then I can hang it in the laundry
room....I have some others, that 
we hung up recently, so I will take
a picture of all the goodies in there,
one of these days and post it.

Now to the title post....I found a 
couple baskets in the area, between
the cubbies full of books and the 
couch....I forgot about these when
I was taking pictures of the others.
 This isn't the greatest picture, I 
took it, after dark.

I got the one with the pine cones at
the flea market a year or so, ago and
the grapevine basket, I have had for a 
lot of years....I did have some magazines
in it, but I took them out, because Chum
would get under some of them and just
rock and roll! He is such a crazy
cat!  I have some pictures of him in it,
having fun.

I hope you all are having warmer temps
and lots of sunshine!  It said it was 83 deg.
when I called time and temperature....I 
hope it doesn't stay that warm, I like the
70's so much better.

Until next time...

Bear Hugs~Karen

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday's Display Chain

Hey everyone, I am kinda late
for the Tuesday display chain over 
at Misi's but I wanted to join in  
this one for baskets/Easter baskets.
I don't have any Easter baskets, but
I do have some baskets...

I have lots more, but they are not here,
they are in Texas....

Until next time...
Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Monday, March 14, 2011

Barn Charm

Hi, All....
I was doing some blog hopping and 
I came across a blog that is having 
a link party about, Barn Charm....
I didn't link up, but I thought I 
would post a couple of pictures of
barns, that I took up 
in Michigan....There are so many 
beautiful barns up there, that I 
want to go hunting for them, every time 
I go up there!

You rarely see a wooden barn in Texas,
they are mostly lost to termites.....So
sad to see such beauties being lost. I
didn't grow up on a farm, so I don't 
know why I love barns so much, but I
really appreciate them, now!
Until next time....

Bear Hugs~Karen

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Perfectly Prim Link Party # 2 - Kitchen Implements

Hey everyone, I thought I would
join up for the link party at The
Prairie Patch, even though I am 
late, it is still open, so I thought I 
would join in....This weeks theme
is Old Fashioned or Prim Kitchen 
Implements, which I have plenty of!

If you would like to check it out, just 
click on the Perfectly Prim Party 
link on my sidebar.  Thanks for 
stopping by....Until next time...

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hires Mug and Tray

Hey everyone, I thought I would 
share with you all, the Hires mug
that my hubby got quite awhile ago,
and the tray I bought, the last time I 
went back to Texas....That was when 
I met up with Lorna.
I think the tray is old and we were told,
that the mug, is really old.  It does have
a handle on it, you just can't see it. Most
mugs or cups, have the writing, facing 
you when you hold the mug, but not this
one, it is opposite the handle.

I have some other things to show you,
but it will have to wait, I haven't 
taken pictures of it all, for it's packed
up....Maybe, next time and I want to 
show you some more of my collections.

Welcome to my new followers, I prefer
to call you "new friends!"

Until next time....

Bear Hugs~Karen