Monday, December 27, 2010


Here is the table in the corner of my dining room.  It is really a small secretary.  It needs refinishing (project) but I decorate the top of the desk for the seasons. 
 I shared part of this last week, but wanted to show you the complete vignette.
This plate is Blue Ridge pottery and I have paired it with a cardinal and a crystal door knob
 This large compote holds some vintage shiny brites
Under the cloche is this angel and cardinal
On the wall is a plate rack with two JOY plates found at WalMart this year and paired with some red plates from Kroger last year
I also put a few decorations on top of my hutch 
I like the deep red of this Santa's coat
I also hung our stockings there this year
Mr ALC and I love Cardinals

I'm joining Marty for Table Top Tuesday
Visit A Stroll Thru Life for more fun vignettes

Now for some sad news...we have lost one of our blogging friends...Jeanette from Starting Over passed away Christmas morning.  Jeanette was one of the first bloggers to reach out to me when I started blogging and was such an encouraging friend.  Jeanette had lots of health issues but had just posted on December 19th that she was home after having surgery and was ready to get better and get back to blogging.  Jeanette's beloved husband Doug has been working in Saudi Arabia and is on his way home after receiving this news.  Please keep him and the rest of her family in your prayers.  Jeanette's daughter passed away in 1995 and I like to think there is much hugging going on in heaven right now.  I am so sad today but I know God's plan is perfect and it was his will that Jeanette's struggle be over. 
Rest in Peace dear friend
**For this Friday's Junkin Finds I'm asking everyone to share your best deals/best finds/what find made you happiest during 2010~  See you then!**



⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh Linda, I am very sad about Jeanette, she was such a nice lady.
Your vignettes are darling. Don't you just love the plates from Walmart? Great deal too. I am heading to Jeanetts blog now, so I can give the family my thoughts and prayers.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Linda...So sad! Thanks for letting us know about Jeanette...I had no idea. Her family will certainly be in my prayers.
I love your festive! Did you get snow? I was sooo excited! Happy week...hugs...Debbie

Ann said...

Linda, I am so sorry you lost a friend on Christmas.

Things look great around your house. Love the blue ridge plate!

Blondie's Journal said...

I recognize Jeanette from her picture...I am so sorry to hear this news.

Your vignette is lovely, I really like the plate.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh Linda, that is sad news. I remember her leaving comments on my blog when I first started blogging. I will remember her family for sure.

Susan said...

Hello Linda...I was very saddened to hear of the untimely death of a blogging friend. Sometimes it is absolutely impossible to understand why certain things happen and this is one of them. May she put in a good word for the rest of us in the other realm of life.

Nice decorations, by the way.

Wishing you peace this night, my friend. Susan

Deb said...

Sorry to hear of your blogging friends' passing. It is always so sad to hear. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

OH how sad....she was always so sweet and thoughtful with her comments and I know that she took such delight in having teas for friends and the company of her sweet pups. Her kindness will be missed. Thanks for letting us know, we'll certainly be praying for her husband and loved ones.

Your little table in the corner looks like the perfect spot for seasonal decorations -- looks like you have some sweet Christmas treasures.

dee dee said...

Linda...What a lovely tribute to Jeanette....
Dee Dee

Susan said...

Linda, I am so sorry about your friend Jeanette!! I am so sorry for her dear husband as well.
Your tribute to her is very touching and what a beautiful way to honor your friend!! God Bless You! Hugs!

Jojo said...

Linda, I was so sad to read your post but thank you for letting blogger readers know. I will be keeping her family in my prayers. Such sad news.

Sarah said...

Linda, I'm sad to hear the news about Jeanette. Thank you for letting us know.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sorry to hear this sad news about Jeanette. :( Thanks for letting us know.

SixBalloons said...

That is such sad news. My thoughts are with their family at this time.

BECKY said...

Linda, I don't think I knew Jeanette or her blog, but was sad to hear this news. Thank you for sharing with us.

SavannahGranny said...

Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Jeanette's passing. My prayers are with her family and friends. I know she will be missed. Thank you for letting us know. Ginger

Jane said...

Good morning Linda,

I am so very sorry to hear about Jeannette's passing. I will keep you and her family in my prayers,


Jane said...

Good morning Linda,

I am so very sorry to hear about Jeannette's passing. I will keep you and her family in my prayers,


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I am adding them to my prayer list,Linda. I'm so sorry for her husband and loved ones, but I'm happy for her reunion with her daughter. Imagine the joy for them!

sissie said...

Hello Linda,
I am so sorry to hear about Jeanette. I know you will miss her terribly. You are so sweet to pay tribute to her. I feel so bad for her husband having to be so far away and to hear the sad news.

I love all your pretty Christmas decor. I'm about ready to start taking mine down and putting them away.


Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

Oh, Linda...I am so sorry about your friend. And on Christmas morning :(

You have a gift for arranging pretty really do!

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to see the news about your blogging friend, Jeanette. My prayers go out for her family and friends.

Your little table in the corner looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing those cute decorations with us!

I hope you had a great Christmas...and I wish you a wonderful New Year!


Hartwood Roses said...

I love the image of Jeanette being greeted in Heaven by her daughter!

Sailing Simply said...

Linda I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your blogging friend. I will keep her family in my prayers.

I love the pottery plate you have displayed on your little table. It is so pretty! I also love your junking finds party idea, I will try to attend. This sounds like a fun way to recap some great finds! Thanks!

Chatty Crone said...

You 'vignette' was lovely girlfriend.

I am not sure who Jeanett was - butI will pray for her family.

What happened with her surgery?


Susan said...

Oh dear, Linda. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, Jeanette. We are keeping her husband in our prayers. I am sure she and her daughter are in heaven reunited right now. There is the blessing of that.

Hugs to you, dear friend,


Oh dear.. that is very sad news.. I did not know her, but I will pray for her and her family and I will pray for your heart too during this time.
Blessings and hugs,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Linda said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your friend, Linda! It's amazing how our blog friends touch our lives, isn't it? I know she will be missed...XO

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Linda...Every corner of your place is always so pretty and full of fun things to see. The corner you showed today is no exception. I'm always watching for the BlueRidge Pottery pieces...I think others are too...I don't find much thrifting!

We make such wonderful friends here in blogland. I'm sorry to hear about Jeanette.

Thanks for your Blogging Friendship this year and I look forward to 2011. Happy New Year, Linda!

the cape on the corner said...

that is terrible news..i'm not familiar with her personally, but it's of course a shame.

Pondside said...

I'm so sorry to read that you've lost your dear friend, Linda. It's hard at any time, but seems so wrong at this time.

~~Carol~~ said...

Linda, I'm so sorry for the loss of your blog friend. It's amazing to realize how much the friends that we make in this blog world can come to mean to us.
Your decorations look really wonderful, and you've got a real knack for creating such wonderful vignettes. I hope 2011 brings you lots of happiness!

mrs. c said...

My prayers are with Jeanette's family and friends, sometimes we lose the sweetest ones too early. This makes me think about what our friend Jenny each day to the fullest. Thank you for always reading my posts and commenting, you are so appreciated by me and by my hubby!

Julie Harward said...

I didn't know Jeanette but she looks like a very nice lady, I can't think of a better place to be than in Heaven though, she is blessed. Sorry for her family though. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

I am so sorry to hear about Jeanette and my heart goes out to her dear husband and family.

I love your Joy plates from Wal Mart. Joni (my sister at Red Couch Recipes) picked up some of those and I tried to find her some more but alas everyone loved them too quickly. What a pretty cloche and it has such a great height to it so that you can place that lovely figurine in it. I too am off to Jeanette's blog to offer condolences. Thanks for letting me know.

Joyce said...

I have tears reading that Jeanette passed away. I invited her last year to my home for the blog Valentines party and knew her husband was working out of the country. If you have her home address please let me know so that I can mail her family a card today.

Shellbelle said...

So sorry to hear about your friend, we form such strong bonds in our blogging community and it is always so hard to loose someone we care about.

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh, Linda, I'm so sad about that. She was one who always stayed in touch with me from the very start of my blogging. I know she is reunited with her little girl, and that gives me comfort. Thanks for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Very sad news indeed. Sending hugs to you as well as prayers for her family.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Linda! Just coming back for another peek at Charlie and the Christmas tree! Aren't they fun this time of year? Happy New Year to you all from me and my staff!...hugs...Debbie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I am so sad to hear about Jeanette. She was such a precious lady and always so kind with all of her comments. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with her family. Thank you for letting us know.

Your vignettes are just gorgeous. Love the cloche of course, and the angel is so pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

gail said...

Hi Linda-I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. and such a sad time to lose someone!
your vignettes are beautiful and I love the secretary.

Douce France..... said...

This is so sad... She looks familiar to me but I can't think of her blog. Prayers for her family.

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. The people in blogland really touch our lives more than we know and I know she will be deeply missed. Best wishes for peace and the best for 2011.