Wednesday, December 8, 2010


We started Day One of our journey Here

Day Two!!
Should we have coffee first?
Nah! Let's go for it!

Got a coin? You're the one with the coin drawer.
OK! Scratch, Scratch, Scratch!
Yipee! A free ticket/$1.00.

My turn... Snow?
Those girls, I am gonna get them.
We'll vacuum later. 
Search the Son Thrift - Carmi, Il
Oh, soooo sweet!
Banana split dishes for TWO!
They know ice cream is our favorite treat
Neopolitan candles, yummy!
Love you both!
Did I say thank you?

Day Three!!!
Yawn, Yawn! Whatcha doing?
Scratch, Scratch, Scratch!
Guess you had a coin handy, huh.
Eureka!!!!! Five times. $5.00.
Good going Papa!

My go!
Dang SNOW!
I am really gonna get them!
WOW! THREE containers of seeds for spring
Oh, thank you!
Hollie's Daisies

Hollie lives in Tennessee.

Kim's Zinnias

Kim lives in Illinois.

Mike's Cockscomb

Mike is a friend in Illinois
who has awesome flowers.

I see some spring flowers on my tablescapes.
Did I say thank you?

Day Four!!!!
Hey, Hey, Hey!!
Wait for me!
I am so sorry! You still have eight more days!
Teach him to wait for me!

You won't fool me this time. 
I am holding this bag over the sink.
Ah, that was better. 
Oh look Dad!
FOUR of the cutest dessert dishes!

Farmer's Extension - Fairfield, Il

I know just how I will use them! 
Won't my special Banana Pudding
look great in these?
Ladies, you are the greatest.
Did I say thank you?

Day Five!!!!!
Papa, what do you think they came up with today?
This IS fun isn't it?

You know the routine. S,S.S.
Hot Dog!! How are your doing now?
Another ticket/$1.00
You're ahead. Five days, seven dollars.
You are a very good scratcher!

Ok, back to the sink. Oh, *@#&! 
Is that how you type cussing?
The bag split. That means it's a heavy gift
but I am gonna get you two, anyway!
FIVE, let me do the math. 
Four soup crocks and a recipe for 
French Onion Soup = 5
Says it is Julia Child's recipe

Look at the neat detail!

Rescue Mission Thrift - Mt. Vernon, Il
 I see a "Country Tablescape" in the offing. 
I love you more than life!
Did I say thank you?

Day Six!!!!!!
Hope you are not getting bored, 
cuz this is soooo much fun!

Dad, you're up!!
S,S,S! You remembered the routine.
This man is never without a coin these days.
Don't be sad, still six more days
to win that $2,500.

Geez, this one is heavy.
No split today and all the snow is down the sink.
I still owe you young ladies.
 Gotta think of something really good!
SIX is the number for today.
Lets count. A soup tureen WITH ladle 
and four matching crocks = six
Oh, Good. I can make a big pot and we'll serve eight!
Patty's Settlement - Grand Rivers, Ky
I see a huge pot of chile and a pan of cornbread!
You are special souls with lovely spirits.
Did I say thank you?

Did I thank you, my new blogland friends?
I truly appreciate your visits and comments.
You have been generous 
with your thoughts and ideas.
You have provided inspiration 
for the mind and soul. 
Did I say thank you?
Thank You, dear friends !!!

We have six days left. Day seven is a Christmas Theme.
Can't wait to see you


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' all of your fun gifts! Your daughters have provided much tablescape (and cooking) inspiration-enjoy:@)

Debbie said...

FUN FUN FUN! I love the seeds, well everything is awesome. You have great thoughtful kids!

Deb S. said...

WOW these are great gifts! Your daughters are thoughtful and fun with the snow! Those crocks are amazing the french onion soup sounds so good! This is so fun seeing the 12 days unfold!

kimberly said...

Who would have thought it could snow that much in Savannah!! Love ya

Illinois Daughter

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The gifts are so awesome and creative. The snow, lol, not so much. This is fun for us too!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Wow... what thoughtful, clever girls.... Love it all. Such a nice idea, I just may borrow that for next year, for family living far away.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What fun you're having! And I'm having fun right along with you! Looks like you're all set to serve soup or stew on the cold winter nights!

Denise Marie said...

Wow, love all of these treasures!! They did good. Yes, 70 of us crazy crafters created a matchbox idea for your backpocket for the future. lol Merry CHRISTmas!


Wow! And you did all that without a cup of coffee! I would need a whole pot! :-)


we three dogs and me said...

You just cracked me up. Your humor started out my day lol. What a fun way to do Christmas. Your daughters are very generous and know what you like. Have Merry Christmas

Karen said...

Love this post, Such FUN you are having!! I just had to leave a comment...I have coffe mugs that match your little farm scene ramekins. This is the only other time I've seen this design. They are so sweet....guess I'll have to seek more items now:). Have a lovely Christmas season.

Debbie said...

I'm so glad you gave an update! These are just wonderful. You have the best daughters!!

Aren't those crocks fantastic looking?? I'm thinking a soup themed tablescape is in the works.

Dayle said...

The crocks are my favorite. I have a set and need to haul them out and dust them off. I saw a cooking show the other day where they actually still make Boston baked beans in their crocks in this restaurant. Hmmmm ...

Happy to have you at Simple Pleasures.

concretenprimroses said...

What fun! I just love old dishes and crocks.
I was in Atlanta last month and it started out colder than it was here at home in New Hampshire. I'd like to visit Savannah some day.

Kay K said...

Such great gitfts..thanks for sharing

Grannys Attic said...

That is such a great idea and the gifts are so special. Thanks for stopping by my place and the sweet comments. I just joined you and can't wait to see what you do in GA!

the cape on the corner said...

i just bought my boyfriend some scratch offs for his stocking, so hopefully he'll be as lucky as you've been! and those special it will be to see the flowers of your loved ones' garden in your own garden. that is truly special.

and speaking of luck, tho-i knew it was gonna come back down. this morning i got rear ended. luckily i don't think the damage is bad, but it was a HARD hit. oy.

Vanessa said...

Hi! So fun to get to be apart of this wonderful series you have going on with your lovely family! I could have sworn I was already a "follower" but for some reason my face didn't pop up so I did it again for good measure. :-) Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

What a wonderful collection of goodies to bless you with!!
joy in Christ..trish

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I loved going to Patti's Settlemnent whenever we go to Lake Barkley on vacation!! What a fun way to enjoy the days of Christmas!

Omi S. and her dog, Bender Oak Cannon said...

I love your soup crocks, especially the ones with the Soup Tureen! I picked some up like those a while back, but they didn't have the matching Tureen. Great find!

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