Sunday, November 4, 2007

Did you say......serving tray?
























I believe it must be an old restaurant tray...perfect for the top of my suitcases I thought to myself when coming across it. Now anyone who has known me for awhile can attest to the fact that I use to decoupage everything in sight (I have been known to decoupage a plastic pet dish or two)NO words aren't neccesary.. I know I know...I just couldn't help myself. Anywhooos I have always been drawn to pretty papers and ephemera of any sort. THAN the scrapbooking bug hit me.....and it hit big. I used all my spare paper time for it. Last night I thought I would get back to my ole love. Some music sheets and a few vintage papers later... & here she is! My most fave part of course...arranging. The picture is of my Dear Husband's grandfather when he was a wee one. Unfortunately Grandpa Floyd died one month before my dh was born. I like to keep pics of him near and dear for rememberance. Jeff has been told he looks and acts much like his grandfather. They do look very much a like in pictures. I know Floyd was very hardworking ....impeccable work ethic. He worked two jobs to support his wife Berrilla and 5 children. Jeff is the same.....such a hardworker. Dependable and loyal. That's my man!




I wanted to say thank-you to Michelle AND Robin for giving me the "You make me smile award". Wow....that makes me smile to know I have made someone else smile! An award that keeps on giving. Soooo cool and thanks so much! I have a lot of catch up to do and since I am behind on this particular sending forward of award I want to give it to everyone I visit with....you all make me smile and inspire me! I have not forgotten the fun tag games either...will get to them soon! xoxo, cherry

16 comments:

Esther Sunday said...

Great to have you back, Ms. Cherry! Glad you had such a good trip! Thanks for the eye candy update. Love, Esther

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Cherry! Thank you for visiting our Blog and your lovely comments!In one of your photos you have a white lidded bird topped jar, like milk glass? We have the same one!! Ours is filled with red candy frogs! Looks like we like the same things:) We'll be back too! Come visit us again this week, we are having our first giveaway! Eek! Jenn and Jacqui

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love the tray Cherry! You know I used to decoupage when I was younger. Very much younger, like 13 or 14. Any tips you can give to help me pick it back up?

Love,
Julie

Michelle said...

That tray is beautiful and I love the sweet touches of the family pictures. It's so nice to have you back! I missed your posts. :)

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh I haven't been here for a while and I miss it! You always have such wonderful pictures. And I love how you write! Have a great Monday. Blessings... Polly

Sweet Remembrance said...

Hi there...
So glad your back!
I love the tray...the music and photos are the perfect touch!
Priscilla

Cathy Nash said...

What a fun visit to your blog. I think my favorite thing was the croquet balls in the cloche. Reminds me of my grandfather--we all played hours of croquet each summer with him. It just made me smile. :-)
And I have that brown transferware plate too.
Best wishes~Cathy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Cherry!
Nice to see you back and blogging again! I was so glad to see your post on my blog...I missed you!

I absolutely love your tray! What a wonderful way to decorate it!
Penny

Carolyn said...

So glad you stopped by Cherry , and wondeful to meet you for the 1st time !
I am touched by your prayers for my sister, thank you so much . there are some caring people out there! I will be back , for now , i`m off to look at your other post ...

Cottage by the River said...

Great look, your a wiz at putting things together.
Bristol

BittersweetPunkin said...

I LOVE that tray and that photo is OH so priceless!!! I am glad you are back!
Blessings,
Robin

Rosa said...

How wonderful to meet you. That photo of your dh's gf is precious. Glad you have it scanned. It is absolutely priceless. I too feel in touch with relatives through their photos and other items I keep about the house. I truly do. Nice to meet a like soul. As far as scrapbooking goes, I gave it a whirl. All I have to say is it all still sits on a big table collecting dust upstairs. That's where the blog comes in. Simple posts and vwalla! Boom, done. This IS my journaling. Again, nice meeting a new friend.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love that tray and what you did with it! And your dishes and suitcases and everything else, beautiful:>)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cherry! I was so happy to hear from you!! You did a great job on the tray, I love it! The size is wonderful! I too am drawn to beautiful papers. Especially vintage cards and pictures. The pictures of hubbies grandpa are adorable! So sweet that you keep them around. He and your husband sound like wonderful men!!

I love your last post as well! Everything is so pretty!!!

Hugs,
Amy

Sandra said...

I love that tray! You have an amazing decorating sense!

Joy said...

Oh I love your ideas - I think we are kindred spirits! Found you through Creative Blogs :)