Saturday, September 26, 2015

Tea Party with Granddaughter Reese

 If you follow me, you know that we moved from MS to FL, right next door to my daughter and her family. So, I get to see my grandkids a lot. The 2 boys go to school but Reese, the youngest and only girl stays at home with her mom. Tina dropped her off one morning while she went running and John was still in bed. She brought a little tea set with her, the one I bought for her from Budapest, Hungary and told me she wants to have a tea party. I told her we will do better than that because we will have a real tea party on the front porch.
As you can see, she was very excited.


 She helped me bring out all our tea items, bite sized cheese cakes and raspberry tea.





 Being outdoor, I thought the white butterfly tea set was appropriate. They are small enough so perfect to hold the tea just for the 2 of us.

 She was all smiles!
 I asked her if she wanted to use the Mickey and Minnie cups. And you guessed the answer right!


What a fun morning we had! Thanks for stopping by. And thanks to the parties!
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Summer Transition to Fall Tablescape

 
It's September and the air is actually getting somewhat cooler outside, so I decided to start adding warmth to my table. This will be the first of my series of Fall tablescapes.


 

I thought this Bavarian Tirschenreuth dinnerware in Dogwood pattern would be perfect for the transition, not too summery but not too autumnal.
The stems of the goblets are actually moss green in color too, but it is not too evident in these pictures
I love this vintage tureen transferware, very fall-ish in color. I bought it from Richard Crowell's store a long time ago.
Aren't those ghosts so cute? Not too scary at all. They are from Goodwill.

 Lacy orange tablecloth with maple leaves.
 I don't know the pattern name but they are silver plated.
 Squirrels S & P shakers from Walmart

 I love this pair of very heavy iron art nouveau candlesticks holder. I bought them from an antique store in Natchez, I think for $8. Score!!!


 I thought I would use these asparagus and artichoke (at least, I think that is what they are) napkin rings but the rests are still unpacked and I could not find them so I added some rustic butterfly rings too.
 I started adding some Fall touches on the buffet too.

 I still do not have all of our tea sets here so I just took a white medallion teapot to mix with my Dogwood cups and saucers.


Thank you so much for your visits and thanks to the hostesses throwing the parties. Your efforts are always appreciated.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rea and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September, 2015

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Cancer sucks but we cannot ignore it. So many kids are diagnosed with it every day.  Each year, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and many of these kids don’t have access to modern treatment. In the U.S. alone, 16,000 kids and teens will be diagnosed with cancer this year.

Before my 3 year old granddaughter, Rea, was diagnosed with Stage IV High Risk Neuroblastoma (at age 2), I was not aware of these statistics either. I hope we can all be aware of it because cancer is not going away and research has to be funded. If you are looking for charitable organizations to donate to, please consider donating to those working towards childhood cancer research because they are severely underfunded. My heart breaks every time I see a child newly diagnosed or someone relapsing or suffering from this awful illness.
 On another note, I am very happy to announce that my granddaughter, Rea, is doing very well. She has finished her whole protocol of treatment successfully. She has been in remission for almost a year now. I would like to thank everybody again who prayed for her. Please continue to pray for her since she will have scans again next week. She has just been enrolled in a study to receive an oral drug to help prevent cancer cells from forming, but they can only give it to her if the scans and bone marrow biopsies indicate she is still in remission. Please pray that all tests will be negative.
Isn't Rea pretty with her growing hair? She was pretty when she was bald, too, but she loves her hair.
Recently, she and her family enjoyed a week at Give Kids the World in Kissimmee/Orlando and met Princess Rapunzel at Disney's Magic Kingdom, which was all part of her wish granted by the Make a Wish Foundation. They were also given passes to several other theme parks in Orlando and the whole family had a blast. After a year of being in and out of the hospital for chemo and other treatments, they certainly deserved this break.
Rea with her twin sister, Halle, and baby sister, Myla.
 She is a very happy girl, always smiling, even when she was in the hospital. She was so brave throughout her whole treatment and we are all so very proud of her.


 With her mom - my daughter, Rochelle
 The whole family

Rea's  Make a Wish Foundation t-shirt is blue


 She loves the Disney princesses
 She even believes she is a princess herself, lol.

 With twin sister, Halle, and baby sister, Myla. They all wear the same size now and look like triplets.
 The twins with cousin, Reese. I call them my triplets, and when with Myla, my quads.
 Aren't they just the cutest? They love playing together.


 When they went to Epcot, she saw Mickey and ran to him and gave him the longest and tightest hug.




 Same with Minnie
 The whole family!




 The princesses were so good to her and spent so much time with her. I think this is such a precious and sweet photo.
 We flew into Orlando from Europe, and decided to stay for 2 nights. The next morning, we went to see Rea and her family at Give Kids the World. When she saw us, she ran to me and gave me the biggest hug, too. So glad I got my share of her sweet hugs, too, even though I am not a princess, lol.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I am forever grateful that our little girl is doing so well.
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