Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cats, Ferrets & Roosters... Oh My!

Well, hello there ...
so glad you were able
to stop by for a visit ...
My sister-in-law made these
cute cat cookies for Halloween ...
Won't you have one or two to go along
with your coffee or tea while you visit?
She 'n my brother came to
our house Saturday evening for
a visit and to eat supper with us ...
These adorable cookies tasted great ...
and she confessed that they were the
ready-to-slide-in-the-oven kind ...

While exploring blogland the other night,
I stumbled upon this precious Ferret ...

She's so beautiful with her colorful
court-jester collar around her neck ...
Thank you, Tammy, for allowing me
to use this wonderful photo on my blog!

Please visit Tammy's blog to enjoy
more of her photographic talents ...
and check out my Ferret section on
my sidebar for this colorful fuzzie ...
when you find her, just give her a click
and she'll take you to Tammy's Etsy shop
where you can purchase a print of
her Royal Ferret and other pretty things!

Speaking of "Royal" ...
do any of you know about Royal China?
They're the manufacturer of
these old Rooster dishes ...
The name of this pattern is "Early Morn"

The first set of dishes that my
Parents owned were Early Morn ...
We moved alot while I was growing
up, and as a result, my Mom had
more than her share of yard sales ...
she also had more than
her share of broken dishes ...
After my Parents passed away,
and we were dividing up their belongings,
I came across the precious few pieces
of their first set of dishes that
Mom had managed to save ...
I decided that I wanted to try
to find a complete set to
have for my own family ...
to cherish fond memories
and create new ones ...
So my quest began and these
photos are of the pieces I was
able to purchase off of eBay ...
as you can see, the lid to
the butter dish is missing ...
and I still have quite a way to
go before I have all of
these sweet, old Roosters ...
We've also slowly been collecting
Rooster items for our kitchen
in order to honor these dishes ...
This is the cute spoon rest
that I was not able to get ...
But I'm holding onto my Faith,
and I believe that one day I'll be
able to set my table the way my
dear Mom used to lovingly set hers ...
These dishes are hard to come by,
and it has made "the hunt"
all the more challenging ...
And, in keeping with what is a
slight "Royal" theme to this post ...
here's a somewhat Royal-looking
Vintage Halloween postcard ...
Pretty, isn't it?!

Hmmm ... nothing "Royal" about this ...
but it is the first matchbox
that I have altered ...
something I've been wanting
to try for some time, now ...

I made this for my sister ...
her birthday is this Thursday ...
it's been almost three years since
we last saw each other and I
miss her so much that I just ache ...


Her first name begins with a "T" ...
so I had to tuck in a Scrabble tile ...
her favorite flower is the Iris, so that's
why I put in the purple rose bud ...
it was the closest thing I had ...
she'll totally understand ...
The teeny tiny sea shells honor
the love 'n passion for the
beach that she 'n I share ...
The purple clothespin is for her
printer's tray ... something else
that we both share a love for ...
The diaper pin represents her
birthday, and well, it's
pink 'cause she's a girl !!

I think my sister is
as cute as a button,
so I tucked in some
pink 'n purple ones ...
A heart because
I Love her so much ...
Of course, she needs a
candle to make a wish on ...
and there are some pearls
inside her teeny box because
that's what she calls me ...
Pearl
Though her gift will be late
in arriving ... it's my hope
that she'll feel it was worth
waiting for ...
I think she will ...

Just a few more
Royal-looking postcards ...
It wasn't unusual for artists to use
the same art for borders when
designing these fabulous Vintage cards ...


Ahhh ... kinda nice to see
some "Romance" for
Halloween, don't you agree?!

YIKES !!!

If you know "Bernice", you may
want to warn her about
these sneaky little fuzzies!

Thanks so much for stopping by ...
I'd love to know that you were here,
so please take a moment and say hello!

Now ... let me see if there
are any cat cookies left ...

God bless ...

Until another time ... Pearl

P.S. I have a "Crafting" question ... what do you you use to put ric-rac on the pieces you create? I used glue, and it was not fun ... at all ... Hopefully someone has a better idea, and is willing to share the "secret" ... Thanks!

5 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Pearl,
I'll keep a look out for you on the Rooster dinnerware.
Love the little match box that you made for your sister's birthday. What a fun idea.
Can't help with the crafting tape thing...
Glad to see that you posted. Miss your great posts.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Queenie said...

Hey Pearl,
Thanks for the cookies...they are yummy...almost too cute to eat! LOL!
Girl, I love that match box that you made for you sister, it's precious...it is so creative and I love the symbolism behind each little treasure that you put inside the match box. I bet your sister is going to love it! I haven't seen my sister in close to a year...so I completely understand your aching in your heart. God Bless you sweetie, hope you have a great day!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Tammy said...

Your matchboook assemblage is so darn sweet! I know she will appreciate it tremendously. It's too cute not to. You could probably sell those and cal them your Make a Wish Birthday boxes. 1 candle a match and a note to tell the person to make a special wish! Maybe throw in some birthday confetti and a folded up tissue paper crown. Ta-da! Party in a tiny box. :D
Xo,
Tammy

Tammy said...

I use hot glue. I just dab it on every other hump and attach as I go so the glue does not have time to get cold and hard. Hope that helps.
Oh and thanks for the ferret links. You are such a doll!
Xo,
Tammy

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I loved seeing your dishes. I have never seen that pattern before, but I'll be on the lookout for it now. Of course I loved all the vintage Halloween postcards. They are so neat! Your matchbox turned out so cute. I know your sister will love it! Lindsey says Aleen's Tacky glue is what you use for sticking ric rac. Hope that helps. Have a nice day! Twyla