Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year ~

Happy New Year ~ May the sun shine on your face ~

May you bloom and grow ~

May to reach for the stars ~ and.....

May we all have some fun ~



Friday, December 30, 2011

A look back ~

Good morning ~ As I sit and have my cup of tea ~ I am reminiscing about our last year together blogging ~

I want to thank YOU for being there for me ~

I loved sharing my projects with you ~

And my Treasures ~

Through good times and bad ~

Thank you for your strength and love ~

I hope I have inspired you because I know YOU have inspired me ;-)

I look forward to travelling with you in 2012 and sharing many more memories ~ I hope that I have been a help to you as you have been to me ~

Thank you my friends ~ YOU are the best ;-)



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Treats for me ~

Today I read on Brenda's blog Cozy Little House that she treated herself by buying herself some flowers and treats ~ good for you Brenda~!

Brenda inspired me to treat myself too :-)

Mr. Vintage and I went to Homesense and I picked up the most wonderful Lemon Verbena Potpourri ~ mmmmm

It even looks wonderful ~  I also purchased some linen water in Lavender ~  Can't wait to crawl into bed tonight ~

Then we went to the local thrift store and Mr. Vintage spotted this little three tiered table ~

I put it in the corner of the living room with my antique settee

A perfect spot for a cup of tea ~ don't you think?

Have you treated yourself lately?  I can't wait to hear ;-)



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A New Year is almost upon us ~

Hello my friends ~ I am sitting here with a delicious vanilla candle enjoying the aroma with a hot cup of tea ~

Chessie is having a nap ~ so I am quietly reflecting on the New Year that is almost upon us ~

The New Year can be whatever we make of it ~ It could be a year full of wonder ~

A year to create ~

Maybe a year to learn how to sew ~

A year to learn how to knit ~

A year to learn how to relax and smile ~

A year to love and be loved ~ and a year to learn how to LOVE yourself ~

A year to weigh what is important and what is not ~

I hope whatever you choose to do in the New Year, you soar like a bird ~

What does the New Year mean to you?



Sunday, December 25, 2011

Precious Christmas Memories ~

Merry Christmas to all ~  I hope your Christmas day has been as wonderful as ours ~ 

I just want to share a couple of images from today ~

Mr. Vintage and Chessie love to look out the window.  Who are they watching?  We certainly didn't have any snow here in Harrow, Ontario and no one was outside ~ these two make me smile ;-)

Chessie was still watching ~ even though we were having breakfast ~

 I think Chess likes to open gifts ~ especially on Britt's lap

And last but not least ~ I have to say my daughter is the light of my life (next to Mr. Vintage, ofcourse) ~  She was having a tough time this Christmas ~ but, we got through the tough moments and smiled to each other, hugged and I will let her lean on me as long as she needs to lean  ~  She is such a wonderful young woman

A poignant moment ~

I  KNOW she will overcome ~

All in all it was a lovely Christmas ~ I bid you all a good night and hope that you had a wonderful Christmas too~!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours

Merry Christmas everyone ~ I know I'm new, but I am going to be around for a LOOOONNNGG time ~ Mommy said so ~ woof~!


Chessie & Mommy

Saturday, December 24, 2011


My favourite Christmas Apron is waiting for me again ~

Scooter's all tucked in ~ waiting for Santa

Chessie's toooo excited ~ it's his first Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone ~ I hope you are blessed this Christmas ~ each and every one of you ~

I hope all of you have a blessed day with family and friends





Monday, December 19, 2011

Chessie and Cake ~

Happy Monday my friends ~ would you care for a piece of German Rum Cake?

I made this the other day ~ one of my mother's recipes ~ Mom made this cake every year at Christmas ~ the only problem was, when I looked in the cook book (she had it written on the inside cover), she only listed the ingredients and nothing else ~ I had to close my eyes and imagine my mom making this wonderful cake.... and yes it is YUMMY.

Well, we are celebrating here at the Vintage household, our new furbaby Chessie is fitting in rather well.  He is just a sweet heart ;-)

Isn't he a handsome boy?

We have had so much fun with Chessie today, but now we are all tired including Chessie.

I'm not tired mommy, no I'm not~!

It is time to have a piece of cake and a cup of hot chocolate and sit in front of the fire and relax ~ Chessie, I'll give you a treat ;-)

I hope you all have a wonderful evening

((((Hugs))) to you all

What are you doing to relax this evening?


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Meet Chester ~

Hello my friends ~  I hope you have had a wonderful week and I wish you an even better week ahead ~ with all of the Christmas preparations in full swing, it is a busy time ~

I would like you to meet someone ~ someone who is VERY special ~

Meet Chester ~

Mr. Vintage and I decided that we just couldn't live in a house without a furry friend following us around.  We miss that special someone who greets you at the door when you come home ~ We cannot and would not think of replacing dear sweet Mindy ~ but we decided it was time ~

We have been looking around the internet and we decided that right now, we just didn't want another Westie ~ Mindy still has our heart and getting another one would hurt.  So, we decided to go to our local animal shelter.  Chester is a two year old lab/spaniel mix and he is very, very calm, friendly and loveable ~ sounds to me like he would be a perfect fit for this family ~

Britt took these pictures with her phone ~ so they are not the best, but you can see he is beautiful and sweet.

We get to pick up Chester tomorrow ~!

Stayed tuned, I am sure there will be more pictures to follow ~ Merry Christmas Mr. Vintage ~ I love you the whole world

I am now VERY MUCH in the Christmas spirit.