Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Pink Room Make Over

During the time that my computer was dead and broken,
 We did manage to accomplish many "new home" DIY updates.
I thought that you may like to see the finished Master Bedroom make-over...

 Here is the "BEFORE" picture!
It may be hard to see, but the BRIGHT PINK
 was also very GLOSSY!!
(also the previous "teen-gals" used an abundance of
strong musk cologne that lingered heavy in the room for months)!

Many of you prayed for Mommy last spring..
(Pulmonary embolism)

and it is such a blessing to see her up on a ladder!!
She is such a HUGE Blessing in our lives! 
(wouldn't listen to me to stay down)!
And her expertise was priceless!!!
 Do you believe that she will be 89 this March?
(Thanks to ALL who PRAYED
and Glory to God)!

And he said, The things
which are impossible with
 men are possible with God
                             Luke 18:27     

(Hubby-Bear and I  did of course do the muscle stuff)
(I also can't help to boast a wee bit, that I hung the paper
on two whole walls all by myself while Mommy and Hubby-Bear
had gone off to their slumber)

Hubby-Bear doesn't mind this "Flowery Room",
for he has his own "Bear Den"- "Man Cave" to escape to,
where no flowers or fluff are allowed, when he needs a breath of
Man Bear Air!

My Grandma Omi made this Pillow cover when she lived
 in Germany when Mommy was a little girl!

(it was one of the few things that didn't burn
during the intense Berlin bombing!.....
only two small suitcases of belongings came through)

It is a CHERISHED reminder of  life's
struggles and God's grace
and provision

Here is a picture of Omi after she arrived in the USA
(post WWII)
Mommy and Omi always expressed THANKFULNESS
and never looked back at their WW II struggle.
(I posted a You-Tube video of their
 own city after the bombing that you can watch below bottom)
 Mommy made this for me when I was a little girl!
Each piece of silk or satin holds a story of someone in the family.

 The pink around the border was taken from my own baby bassinet!
And the turquoise blue is a piece of Mommy's maternity blouse!

Others are swatches from dresses or ties from three generations.
I remember sitting beside her as she embroidered all the colorful

Missy is struck by the elegant Beauty of this charming China  Lady
that we have named Mary after
the Lovely Mary of "An Historical Lady" Blog
A cherished  desk fits so well in it's new residence
(we are still wondering what we will do with the thrice painted floor)???
 green- greener -to chippy brown.....sigh..
 Got any ideas??

By the way have you stopped by
 The Rookery Ramblings Blog to purchase the 2012
Tasha Tudor Calendar planner?
And they may send you the Museum News letter with wonderful pictures
if you purchase something! You can help support the museum here:

Visit Shelly
at"Simply Shelly Blog" for a sneak peek of the newsletter :

 The antique books are kept safe behind the glass doors,
 and are relieved to be out of the boxes they were trapped in for the move.

Aren't glass paperweights just lovely?
"It's my one weekness"
(as Dorcas Lane of Candleford would say)
These were fun to collect from flea markets or yard sales.

Here are some interesting sites about paperweights

This shelf belonged to Hubby-Bear's Mom and she proudly spoke of
 how it came over on the Boat from England.
(I hope I can remember soon where I packed the shelf pegs...
somewhere very safe so as to not get LOST)!!
There is another rug braided by Mommy, and the chair pad was made by my Omi

Mama and Papa Mousiekin especially like the new room
for they are planning to hold a BALL here!
They will be using a music box that was a gift to my
 Great Grandma (paternal)and then handed down to me.
 It plays two beautiful waltzes.


Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prosper
that thou mayest prosper
3 John 1:2
Do You Know JESUS?
Listen to Sunday CHURCH 
with Pastor  CHARLES PRICE
of the Living Truth Ministries

Simon says:
"Always be Thankful"

                                            Mommy was here and survived this! 
                                    (she met my dad as a result of the Berlin Airlift
                                              another incredable story)! 

  Rejoice evermore.
 Pray without ceasing.
 In every thing give thanks:
 for this is the will of God in
 Christ Jesus concerning you.
                               Thessalonians 5:16-18

                                                          Also (speaking of Dorcas Lane,
                                                                 you can ENJOY:
                                                The Candleford Chronicle
                                                             a Lovely FUN web site:


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                                         Many Blessings and LOVE , Linnie

Saturday, January 21, 2012

the Old Fort Niagara Twelfth Night Ball Jan 2012

We recently attended the Twelfth Night Ball at Old Fort Niagara

There were those that represented the 1812 or the "Regency" era,

And Eighteenth Century too!

My Dear Friend Bev from :Bears 4 U Blog
Made these beautiful outfits worn and owned by
Dr. Pekar and Miss Lovely Jude

Please stop by and say Hi! to Bev here:
Bev, me and Bethy
 (at the Whispers of War Grand Ball
Niagara on the Lake  May 2011)

Link to the Post of the Ball:

There was Joy....



and Good Food.....

Sharing Laughter and Good Stories....


many smiles

 and Charm..

...and best of all..there was .DANCING!!

At the end of the Evening ALL 

 For Song and Fireworks!

                                                           Defence of Fort McHenry
                                                             Francis Scott Key
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Read about the Star Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 
Star-Spangled Banner


Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
Do You Know JESUS?
Read more here: 
Need Church?
Listen to Sunday CHURCH
of the Living Truth Ministries
click here:

 Owen and Mildred Mousiekin Enjoy
 Scottish Country Dance 
and also suggest visiting"An Ode to Robert Burns" Post
(last year's post
 to honor his Birthday):
Hope you enjoyed!
Thanks for stopping!

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Interesting DVDs
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Watch and Learn more about the War of !812

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Mama and Papa Mousiekin say:
"Always find time to DANCE"!!

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