Saturday, April 19, 2014

Then Came the Rain and the Azaleas...

 
Click HERE ....to read the latest post on Meggie's Country Cottage. I'm still trying to work the kinks out of the new blog. For some reason my today's post had a white background. I have managed to repair it.
 
Also the "join me" button, soon to be corrected, was not working.
Meggie Mac

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Show and Tell.....Changes are Coming

 
I've been waiting for the right time to announce another blog...
 Today is that day!
 
For some time now, I have contemplated a move closer to family. So, that is what I am doing.
 
The plan is to continue with this blog, while using the other one for the cottage renovations.
 
The above photo is of my new outside space...towering pine trees in a National Forest.
 
If you would like to read my first post, click HERE. 
 
Meggie Mac
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Flower Pot Full of Love

 
When thinking about this flower, love comes to mind. Every Spring, the Amaryllis showers me with these jumbo blooms..... asking nothing in return.
 
 
The amaryllis bulbs have been growing in the same pot, for many years. It withstands our hottest days of 108 degrees. Even our coldest winter nights of below freezing weather, doesn't seem to bother "my old friend".
You may find it difficult to believe, but it is never fertilized. I must admit, I occasionally pour the last bit from my coffee mug into the flower pot.
 
 
 
No fancy pot......just a faded plastic gardening tub for these glorious blooms.
 
 
I'm sure you can see why I call it "A Flower Pot Full of Love".
 
Meggie Mac

Monday, April 7, 2014

Appreciating the Bluebonnets on Monday's Country Backroads

 
It was one of those perfect mornings...the air was a crisp 59 degrees with a misty haze hanging in the background.
   
As far as the eye can see, the rolling hills are covered with bluebonnets.
 
 
This time of year, there are no words adequate for describing the views.
 
 
The colors are not limited to blue. Sometimes an entire pasture will be yellow, pink, and even orange.
 
 
 
Whatever the season, I can always find beauty while traveling the countryside.
 
Meggie Mac

Friday, April 4, 2014

Country Fence Dressed-Up with Wildflowers

 
Spring has arrived.....
Texas is bursting with color!
 
 
 Bluebonnets, the Texas State Flower, are covering the hillsides.
 
 
Meggie Mac
 
 
Linking today with Good Fences

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vintage Czechoslovakian Bowl for Thursday Show and Tell

 
Dear readers, welcome to my dining room.
It's Thursday..... and I have another show and tell to share with you.
 
 
Just look how the finish reflects images of my dining room chairs.
 
 
After hours of searching, I discovered it was made in Czechoslovakia by the Gebruder Benedikt Factory between 1925-1939. At first I was looking for a "B T" mark. As it turns out, you are looking at "Made by GB"
 
 
I often wonder how something so fragile, as this porcelain pearl lustreware bowl, could survive so many years without a nick on the rim. The gold trim is a little worn, but other wise it is in good condition.
 
Meggie Mac
 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Thursday Show and Tell with Goofus Glass

 
The seven point star magnifier and paperweight has been part of my writing desk for many years. As so often when I write a post, I learn much more about the subject, while writing.
 
So, today I learned this is called Goofus Glass, produced in the US during the early 1900's.
 
Much to my surprise, my dining table floral bouquet is reflected in the paperweight.
 

Goofus Glass is not a type of glass, but named as such because of the cold, unfired paint used on each piece. They were usually given as a premium for buying things or as prizes at fairs.
 
Do you have any Goofus Glass?
 
 
 A heptagram, septagram or septeram is a seven-pointed star drawn with
seven straight strokes.
 
According to Wikipedia, "The heptagram was used in Christianity to symbolize the seven days of creation and became a traditional symbol for warding off evil".
 
Click HERE to read more about seven point stars.
 
 
Beside the fact that it is an interesting piece, it really does work as a magnifier.
 
Meggie Mac