When I was in Phoenix I found this tea-pot that matches my cardinal china. Since last Thursday was my Mom's B-Day, I thought I would set a wintry cardinal table to celebrate the occasion.
The teapot is from the GW. The salt and pepper birdies were from a local gift shop.
I found the red chargers at Wal-Mart marked down to .75 a piece. They will work for Valentines and Christmas and of course I like them here too.
My cardinal plates and mugs were on close-out at a local shop. There were only 4 salad plates and 4 mugs but I hope to eventually find more.
Who knows, I will probably see them when I go back to Arizona.
It turned out to be a sunny day but brr, very cold.
I tried to get better pics but the sun angle was not quite right.
A snowy scene right outside my window.
We have actually warmed up to about 22 above zero instead of below zero.
It's still cold but tolerable if your dressed right.
I have had a lot of bloggers ask how we put up with the cold and snow.
For one thing, we learn to dress in layers and make sure we have our hat, mittens, boots etc.
I have 3 down vests that I bought from Lands End and they are lightweight and very warm.
I wear them under my coat for an extra layer.
And we also get used to driving in the snow and I think that makes a world of difference.
You just learn to handle your car differently under these conditions. It's kind of like driving through a big city during rush hour. I absolutely hate that and would much rather be driving on rural roads with snow.
And last but not least, I think we tend to go to movies etc. more in the winter and a lot of folks around here find a winter sport to love.
For my daughter, it was figure skating and that took up a lot of my time as well.
I also used to skate a little myself and I should again because it's really a lot of fun.
Well my friends, I am babysitting full time this week so I may be a little slow at getting around to visit.
Gees, taking care of a 3 month old baby is a full time job!
I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.