Sunday, January 10, 2010

Silver Sunday

I hope that everyone is having a relaxing and enjoyable Sunday. Beth at Gypsy Fish is having a Silver Sunday blog party and although I haven't officially joined the party, I thought I would post some silver for today. Maybe, just maybe, next week I'll join the party for real.

A silver jar with lid next to a silver framed photo of my husband's great grandfather.

An unusual purchase from an Indian antiques shop.

A silver tray that sits on a wooden pededstal. The silver framed piece is a joke that a friend gave me. It shows a man who is new to Kuwait and with each passing year, he begins to morph into a camel so that by the time 10 years rolls around, he's totally converted. I think it's funny; my husband doesn't. I've been a camel for 5 years now.

Yesterday was my marathon cleaning spree and boy, do I feel like I ran a marathon. All kinds of muscle aches and pains today. It must be from moving all the furniture in the living room around. I'm always happy when I change things up a bit.

And it probably didn't help that I climbed a ladder and cleaned everything on top of all the cupboards in the kitchen and made room for all my new enamelware.

The kids were banned to their bedroom while I did all the cleaning. They found an old puzzle that my girlfriend had given us oh so many years ago. It's of her son, Andrew, who is now in college, and Yusef when he was about 9 months old. It took awhile, but the boys managed to put it together and I had some puzzle saver glue that I bought years and years ago and never used, so it was put to use yesterday. Now we can get the puzzle framed. I can't believe that 13 years later, we still have all the pieces. Yusef used to play with it when he was little and would scatter them everywhere.

Thursday evening, I finished the trellis scarf that I started the previous week. I've put it here with a brown sweater and old purple and gold broach. I'm happy with the results since it was my first attempt with a new pattern. I will do another in black as it will go with more outfits.

We were back at school today and I must go iron clothes and get uniforms ready for the kids. Wishing you much peace and warmth as your weekend draws to a close. Have a great Monday! Blessings, Tammy


glor said...

Tammy, your house is beautiful. And the scarf ... what great work you do, I love it! Coloring is super. Have a wonderful day filled with blessings.

Jane said...

Your scarf looks gorgeous. I love it with the brooch.
I really enjoyed seeing your silver pieces because they are so unique. The piece from the Indian antiques shop is stunning.
Have a wonderful week.

Linda said...

You have such a lovely home and I'm amazed at the wonderful job you did on the beautiful scarf/shawl - it's gorgeous. :-)

Silver is a favorite of mine - to wear and to own. I love silvery-sparkly-grey... you featured some lovely and fun items in your post.

Hope you have a great week!

Anonymous said...

You have been busy the last few days. I love th silver things you found, and LOVE the picture of Sam's great grandfather. Really neat that you have that. Omar's mom has a few pictures of her dad, but not many of Omar's dad around. I framed one picture I found of him last year and put it up on the wall.
Cool puzzle of Yusef and Andrew. I am sure Lisa would be amused to know that you found it and still have all the pieces.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the shawl you did. What a fantastic stitch, and it looks perfect with the broach and color of shirt you found. REALLY NICE!!
Hope you are feeling better after the marathon cleaning. I hate those days, althought it usually does not hit me until a few days after I have cleaned. You must have cleaned A LOT for it to hit you the next day!! HA!
Hope work does not keep you too busy for the next few days!

Love ya,

DeeDee said... you have been a busy lady...I just love your post..lotsof personal stuff shared...enjoy your week....DeeDee

Bettyann said...

love the silver scarf - beautiful-boy you have been busy, winter cleaning..have a great Monday..

Jill said...

LOVE your scarf!!! just beautiful! and your Living room looks amazing! and the kitchen too!-love your new pieces!
have a wonderful week!
Many Blessings!

June said...

Oh Tammy that scarf is beautiful! Something like that would have taken me forever and here you are talking about making a black one.
Your home is so pretty. I love to move things around as well. makes me feel like I have a whole new home sometimes. I tend to get bored in the Winter.
Your boys were good to stay ou of the way while you got your cleaning done. The puzzle was a cute diversion.

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

I just love that scarf, but I think I love the puzzle the most. Wow, that Yusef was a little cutie! And just look at all that hair! :-)

Take a break from all that cleaning, haven't you heard that too much housework makes you ugly?
*grin* ;-)

Have a great week!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

LOVE the scarf!

Congrats on the marathon cleaning spree. Please come to my house!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the puzzle photo Tammy. Yusef is adorable. The scarf turned out so nice, and the enamelware looks so pretty, but I do hate cleaning the tops of cabinets and shelves :-)


Girl! I cannot keep up with you! Love that scarf! Your living room looks great. Look at all that hair on Yusef.

Lori said...

I love your silver decorations. And the shawl you made is gorgeous! Your home is so beautiful and cozy!

Happy@Home said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks for your recent visit and kind comments.
It always amazes me that people from all over the world visit my humble little blog. I am going to come back and read your archives and hopefully learn more about Kuwait and the places you have visited.
I love what you have done with your new tin pieces in the kitchen. Blue and yellow are my favorite colors. A happy combination, I think.
The shawl that you made is gorgeous.

crochet lady said...

Wow you're a busy gal!

Your home looks so comfy and inviting. You must have many interesting treasures on display.

Love that shawl that you made!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Your house is lovely and that is what I have been doing too, cleaning.
Good to get everything looking tidy and clean and you feel so much better.
Your scarf is beautiful.
Good luck with back to school and I hope that the year is starting off well for you.


Vicki said...

Hi, Tammy,
Your living room looks very inviting! I like to change things around, too. It makes it seem like a new room. I also think your new enamelware looks so pretty in your kitchen. The scarf you made is very attractive. I like the brooch with it. I have noticed that scarves are very popular this year. Hope you and your family have a lovely week! Vicki

A Fanciful Life said...

Hey Tammy! You and your cousin Gwen crack me up! Your scarf is beautiful - I can only knit a simple scarf and even then I don't hold the needles right! Great puzzle of the kids, doesn't it feel good when you can finally use things that you bought and intended to use so long ago! Have a good Tuesday,
Sharon :-)

♥Mimi♥ said...

So much to see. Gosh, I ♥ the photo of your husband's great grandfather. I absolutely treasure the pictures I have of my older family members. My parents had me later in life so quite a few of my ancestors I only know through precious photos.

Your scarf is gorgeous! How in the world do you find the time to do all that you do? You are such a busy lady.

The puzzle, too cute! Our children grow up too quickly, don't they? Time zooms by and leaves us in its wake...

Sunny Tuesday said...

I love your scarf! It's so pretty.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Tammy: I just took a good look at your living room. It is beautiful. So interesting and diverse. What a great experience your children are having. Love your scarf. Blessings, Martha

Sandra said...

Love the are very talented. I also find the silver pieces so interesting and exotic and your home is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my little blog and for your sweet comment.

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Wow Tammy! Can I have some of your energy? I need to do some deep cleaning at my house!!! That puzzle is wonderful! And how cute are those kids! And great job on your scarf! It is beautiful! Talk to you soon Tina

Melissa said...

As many times as I have been to your place, I still probally have not really seen all your knick knacks....HA! With everything you have to clean and move, I'm not surprised that you are sore and achy. Maybe you should clean everyday to get a good workout...and its FREE! Love the photo puzzle and am thinking of getting a couple done for my kids. That shaw is amazing and am sure you will receive many compliments on it when you where it. Going back to school this week has been a little bit of a shock to my system but I'm managing. Funny thing is, I find myself getting back on track and catching up on things that I should have done on that long 3 week break...go figure????

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy! Your Trellis Scarf turned out beautiful! and the pin looks great on it. I love your living room, it's gorgeous. The puzzle of Yusef is so sweet. You really had a busy weekend! Your DH's GGrandfather's picture is amazing.

Yarni Gras! said...

I love the puzzle idea! And the trellis scarf is lovely. Years ago I made an afghan with a similar was called Irish Rose. My mom still has it, it is lovely.
Enjoy your day :-)

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