Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls



The theme of our son's nursery, many years ago, was Raggedy Ann and Andy.  

 I thought the colorful duo would make the nursery look bright and cheerful and they did.

There are many legends associated with the sweet dolls that were originally made by Johnny Gruelle.


He was a cartoonist, illustrator and author from Illinois who was born in 1880.

One of the legends says that Gruelle made the dolls for his daughter, Marcella Delight. 



The legend states the child died tragically at age 13, breaking her parents' hearts.  If that legend is true, the smiling dolls have a sad history.



One of the telltale signs of an authentic Raggedy Ann  and Andy is a heart where the heart really is located.   Did you know that?





The photos in today's post were all taken in the Red Lion Inn's Gift Shop in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A RAGGEDY ANN OR ANDY DOLL?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Decorating for the Birds




There's just something intriguing about bird cages.

They are all the rage in decorating these days.


There's one on our enclosed side porch adorned with apricot colored roses.

If spring ever comes, I'll be able to get out there to see it again.



In the Red Lion Inn Gift Shop, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, several bird cages, seen in this post, hang from the ceiling.



There are strings of white lights around them and they look so picturesque.

Couldn't help but snap photos of them.



DO YOU DECORATE AT ALL WITH BIRD CAGES?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Father, We Thank You...


Father, we thank You for all the abundance in our lives.

For our beloved children and precious grandchildren.


For endless varieties of fruits and vegetables.


For sunlight.

We thank You for fresh coffee in the morning and newspapers.

For kittens and cats, puppies and dogs.



For a clean house and delicious meals.


Father, how kind You are to bestow so much abundance on Your children.


We thank You for being our generous, kind and loving Father!

With You and because of You, we have everything we need.

Without You, we have nothing.

LOOK AROUND RIGHT NOW. WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU SEE THAT YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR. SHARE IT WITH US, OKAY?
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