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Thursday, December 20, 2012

I began this blog about three years ago. I loved to collect dishes and was amazed to find a community of "tablescapers" who loved to set a beautiful table as much as I did. (Thank you, Sam, who showed me the world of blogging from her desktop)

I would visit these blogs and find my way to other blogs of moms and grandmothers and wives and widows and women - all with some same and some different interests.

I found blogs with wonderful photography, blogs with amazing writing skills, blogs that shared homemaking, blogs that shared quilting, blogs that shared recipes, blogs that shared struggles, blogs that shared triumphs. Blogs that promote a service (Hi Colorado Lady) that makes me smile.

As with most of us, life started to happen. It was harder to find time to write, hard to find time to decorate and take photographs, hard to join parties and visit each site.

I had decided I would try to take time to begin blogging again. And as I began my post, I discovered I have run out of space in the photo storage.
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I am taking it as a sign. It's time to end.

I am keeping my page. Who knows? I might decide to start blogging again someday.

I also want to keep my blog roll - I love to visit each of you and check in from time to time and see what you are up to.

So I am not saying good-bye - I am saying, "See you later!"

Miss Merry

9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your sweet words about My weight loss and for visiting Me.I'm so glad you left your blog up,I think it gives you the option of jumping in any time you like.Enjoy your life my dear I know it's a good one :) Denise

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  2. Thank you for your sweet words of support.

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  3. Gee, I don't know if you still receive these comments?I see no one else is using it any more.Well,just by chance,thank you sweet lady and I hope all is well with you.I'm still hoping some day you start up again,only if you like of course ; )

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  4. I'm still checking once in a while to see if Your blogging.I just wanted to say thank You for keeping in touch with Me. I wish there was a way for Me to keep in touch with You. :)

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  5. I'm still checking once in a while to see if Your blogging.I just wanted to say thank You for keeping in touch with Me. I wish there was a way for Me to keep in touch with You. :)

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  6. Thank You :) Yes- We share the same date, Sept.18th is My birthday.I turned 61.....EEKS!

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  7. My e-mail add. is knuckled54@yahoo.com Since Your not blogging any more,if You give Me Your E-mail address I can contact You there instead.

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  8. My e-mail add. is knuckled54@yahoo.com Since Your not blogging any more,if You give Me Your E-mail address I can contact You there instead.

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  9. Thank You :) Yes- We share the same date, Sept.18th is My birthday.I turned 61.....EEKS!

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Easter Tablescape

Easter Tablescape

My favorite pastel dish collection! The egg plate was my grandmothers. The tablecloth is just a flannel backed picnic cloth from Big Lots with a lace tablecloth from Dollar General on top.

Easter 2010

It is so much easier to get ready for a holiday meal now that my five children are grown. Trying to dress all five and myself for church, get the house clean (especially to Gramma standards), the food ready, heading to church, rushing home to finish the meal details, keep the baskets hidden in a tiny house; holidays were never the picture book perfection that I had hoped and planned for.

Now I have plenty of time to start preparations a day early. I wake up to work on the final details. Have time to dress and comb my own hair - AND I can set the dining room table days in advance. Then I can add more ornaments every day!

The kids seem to have better memories than I do, thank goodness! My youngest is 25 and they still gather before the big day for the Easter egg decorating with their dad. Decorations and sayings are added in crayon before plunging into the hot water and vinegar bath with the good old food coloring. Eggs still carry the same heartfelt messages - "Boys Stink" "Marissa is ugly" "I am the Favorite".

I still hide the baskets (this year - bags), hopefully outside. This year Easter was a warm and sunny morning and the bags were hidden in trees and bushes. To entice the teenagers into continuing the Easter hunt, I had been hiding cold hard cash in the plastic eggs. Now that they are in their twenties, chocolate works just as well!

We had three extra guests at the last minute, so we set up more card tables and made room for all! Two were children which always makes a meal more fun. A day of new memories.