July 10, 2017

Musings...about this and that

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Let's have coffee....and chat about this and that!
Oh how I wish we could all meet and do this. What fun it would be to meet everyone face to face!

I have been thinking lately..., thus the title musings. 

mus·ing  หˆmyo͞oziNG/ 
noun   plural noun: musings

  1. a period of reflection or thought.

    pondering, reflectionruminationintrospection,
    daydreaming, reverie, dreaming, preoccupation,
    brooding; cognition, 

The seventies Tupperware cake carrier that belonged to my mother-in-law is now in the safe keeping of my daughter who loves all things "family."

I love this picture of a piece of family tupperware. My daughter once made mention of inheriting family Tupperware pieces instead of silver. (The silver will come later dear. ha.)

I have been thinking about this and that, and sometimes...just vague thoughts. So, this post will be jumping from this to that. :-)

I have been playing/doodling with a new blog logo. 

Gorgeous ironstone, and floral arrangement...in my color of green!

I have been saving inspiration pics for us. In the old days I would cut pics out of magazines and save for inspiration. Now...just a few clicks and I can save the pic in my "inspiration folder" on my computer. I am such a visual person...gotta have pictures!

I have been reviewing some of my little creations from past posts. And I have been thinking about some future creative adventures. 

These thumbnail pics are snipits of my blogging life. :-)

I am always arranging this or that in the house. I am always playing with dishes and accessories. Sometimes "on the fly" as I dust, and sometimes deliberately. 

I have had a busy summer so far, running here and there, doing this and that. I have not done as many tablescapes, or creative projects, but I am using the unstructured days of summer to sort of "hang loose" as the younger kids might say. ha ha. 

I snapped these two pics on the way back from Lexington one day after visiting with our daughter and son-in-law. The clouds were hanging heavy in south central Kentucky that day...but still pretty.

The road home.

I've been busy with my grown children this summer...and I am so glad that I can help them when they need my assistance. From son's wedding to daughter's travels. I have laughed and said that we are Uber parents....providing transportation to and from the airport. Yes, there are eye rolls when I say that. ha!  My family does not appreciate my sense of humor. 

Someone in the family went to London recently, and it was not me!

And guess what? The post card arrived the same day that we picked her up from the airport. ha ha. It just seems to work that way doesn't it. 

My how times have changed! When I was a student in France I had to go to the post office and put a call through to the USA. I waited along the wall until the call made its way through the cable on the bottom of the ocean...and I was called to go to the phone booth. I have no clue how many dollars that cost my parents, but lots of money back in the seventies. 

On the other hand my daughter did a video call to us on our phones using some kind of app. It was really neat being shown their flat in real time. Daughter and son in law made the greatest home movies using an iphone 7 and a point and shoot Canon. I love technology...and thus, I blog. :-)

For my dish friends...you will probably like this new piece. :-)
Pottery Barn Tray
Though my travels have been "in state" so far this summer, I have picked up a few little things. 

I have made friends with the new Lexington Pottery Barn, and found this gorgeous tray, which I was able to purchase on sale. yay! Yes, you will see it dressed up for a pretty table vignette at some point. 

I also snagged a couple of English blue and white plates from a local vintage shop. I will share those later because I have not photographed them yet. 

Oriental Trading glass candlesticks. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw these new candlesticks from Oriental Trading. I am working on a tablescape with them. 

I saw this pic (below) and just had to share. The picture just made me smile at the creativity used to make this pretty veggie tray!

You may know someone who needs this piece of advice about bravery!  

The poster below may leave you thinking, i.e. musing.  It kind of made me squirm. I am not sure I could write about what "hurts." What am I afraid of?  :-)  Hmmm?  Something to think about. Could you write "hard and clear" about what hurts? 


I brought home this cute dress. 
It has just a bit of a peek-a-boo sleeve. 
Summer sales are in full swing ladies!

The grey report...
I am still hanging in there with the silver threads so far. :-)

Until the next time...

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. I enjoyed reading your this and your that, and as always, I love your pics!

    Susan and Bentley

  2. love this post and the tray!! I turned 70 a few days ago and have a few silver threads my self..I have never colored my hair.

    1. While I usually add blond high lights in the summer I am trying the natural look. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. This and that is a nice little visit. First thing the coffee klatch pic was probably an advertising illustration for either a sweater company or coffee, lol. My mom had the green sweater set which I think was a Petti or Peti brand, circa 1952 maybe. The framed pictures in the background my aunt actually had in her house...1953-4. They were European canal prints that were contemporary of that time.
    I'm sort of in the same mood you are in---a bit of 'floating' I liked to call it, instead of sinking, into a creativity frame of mind. Percolating as you will, like the coffee in the advertising post. Sometimes one just has to go with it.
    Grins, Sandi

    1. Sandi, thank you for the info. I love the sweaters from bck in the day. And would not mind some aspects of the 50s again. I was a kid and barely remember that decade. Ha!

  4. Hi, Sheila. Love the green roses in the ironstone, so perfect. I like your silver threads especially since you've got them going mostly in one distinguished streak that highlights your face. Mine are pretty evenly distributed throughout so no distinction for me!

    1. After years of highlighting my hair I am giving thr grey a chance. We shsll see. Ha ha. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. Love your silver threads! So many pretty "musings" (or percolating, as Miss Sandi calls it)...especially love that your daughter collects family pieces, even Tupperware. My youngest daughter likes family things. xoxo

  6. This is a wonderful post. I think the poster would be cause for contemplation. The green roses in the white ironstone is beautiful eye candy, a great presentation. I am liking that little black dress, I really want to see it on you if you are happy with it. The tray is beautiful! The veggie tray is amazing, my family would LOVE that. I am a nut about words and the fish and Hemmingway shots are priceless and thought provoking. I also had a good laugh about the fish. I started graying at age 21! Of course I colored it. It grew so fast that I had to get a touch up every two weeks. After many years of this I grew weary and felt as if I were trying to cover something up. About twenty-five years ago I started growing it out. The only problem is that it was dyed almost black, so when is started growing out I looked like Pepe` La Pew. It was one of the most difficult things I have done, but my stylist kept encouraging me. I thank her to this day. I LOVE gray hair and I wish you the best.

  7. Nice to read your "this and that's" ... sounds like you are having a fun and busy summer....Seems like a time for travel, family and less projects!


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