Friday, December 30, 2011

Pretty Stationary

Here is a look at some vintage stationary I bought at an auction a few months ago. It was with some greeting cards (some vintage some not so). The color of this rose is my favorite color!!
I also scanned the envelope. The envelopes are sealed shut so I will have to steam the rest of them. I thought there was something in this one and ruined it to get it open.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Wonderful Roses!

On November 19th I shared a picture of a rose (as well as a couple rosebuds) that I was amazed was hanging on through the freezing nights. We had snow a couple days ago and yet when I looked at the bush today I saw that the buds had bloomed! Wow! Also there are a few more rosebuds. Here they are, hey I know they are not the greatest looking but they have some character don't you think?

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Back on October 26th (my blogoversary!) I mentioned that I will be having a give-away. Well, I am afraid patience would be a good thing right about now because we have yet to go through the Christmas decorations and stuff (there is a lot, trust me). My husband built a shed so we would have a better place to store them. He was tired of almost killing (exaggerating a bit there) himself getting it down out of the rafters in our garage. (Yeah, why would they even put storage in a house built in 1847.)

Hopefully soon!! Keep an eye out for the give-away!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Police Squad

This show is soo funny! I wish they would have been around longer. In the beginning credits it tells you who the guest star is and then immediately you see him/her killed off. My favorite part was the epilogues although the whole show was funny. Here is what I am talking about.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Disney Signs

My dream is to go to Disney World one day and when we drove through Orlando on vacation (September) I took these pictures. The closest I have been to my dream coming true.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Autumn Rose

We have been having freezing temperatures at night and yet this pretty, pink rose has hung on.  I am also sharing the rosebuds that may never get the chance to bloom.  These rosebuds remind me of  something I heard once.

An elderly man, I had the pleasure to hear in person, told the story of when his daughter was little and she couldn't wait for the rose in the garden to bloom, she forced the petals and destroyed the rose. In God's time the rose would have bloomed beautifully, He has been doing it since the beginning of time.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away?  Wow!!  I'm excited aren't you!?
Here is my November Angel I got at one of the many auctions I have been to.  She would have a friend, February Angel, but Miss February had a broken halo so I gave her to the Goodwill, I wish I hadn't done that.  Oh well,  at this point Miss November is an only child.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This blog was born 5 years ago today!!

Yay, it's my blogoversary!!  I started this blog 5 years ago and it has been wonderful!  I have met some wonderful people in the blogging world.  I am thinking I need to have a give-away but I think I will wait and do it after I go through my Christmas stuff so I can find something really special to give (Christmas isn't that far away, you know).  I have a bunch of vintage-y Christmas surprises that I will share on my Christmas blog in a couple weeks and one of them will go for a give-away on here at Cheryl's Place.  So you may want to check back once in a while or better yet check my Christmas blog   once in a while so you don't miss a thing!

Happy Blogoversary to me
Happy blogoversary to me
Happy blogoversary to me-ee
Happy blogoversary to me

Thanks for stopping by and 'listening' to my ramblings and I hope you didn't mind me singing to myself. :o)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Giveaway at A Gathering Place!

Here is the link to A Gathering Place
Rebecca does an amazing transformation on vintage train cases!  She is having a give away of one.  Go check it out!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Go to my Christmas blog to learn what surprising thing my Hubby said to me.  Cheryl's Christmas Chattels

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cheryl's Christmas Chattels, etc.: My New Blog!!

Cheryl's Christmas Chattels, etc.: My New Blog!!: So I decided to plunge into the Christmas blog world. We will see how it goes. I will have more time for what I want to share in a couple ...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Go to this link and check out my sister-in-law's wonderful writing!!  She is getting close to 35,000 page views, go look!!  Becca Spencer


I love living where we have the four seasons.  Each season has its own unique qualities.
Winter is snow and sledding, hot chocolate and Santa and did I say snow?
Spring is beautiful sunrises or sunsets and flowers, exciting thunderstorms and warmth.
Summer is long days of sunlight and no coats or sweaters, Popsicles and vacation.
I grow in anticipation of each season.  Fall is in the air now.  We will have pumpkins and fallen leaves, crisp mornings and hay rides.
In the Fall, plants and trees die or sleep making me appreciate the Spring when things come to life.  In the Winter we have extreme cold making me appreciate the warmth of Summer.  I try not to complain about heat or the cold because I know it is temporary and soon things will change again.  It does every year with out fail.

Friday, July 29, 2011

About a week ago I received a package in the mail but needed to wait to open it. Mark was wondering what I had done this time, like I was Lucy Ricardo or somethin'. The return address said Dirty Dilemmas. Well, I finally opened it and I had won 3rd prize in a sweepstakes I had entered online. It was a bath towel from Axe with their logo on it. Cool! Something is better than nothing, right?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Do you know what a boomerang is called that doesn't come back? (scroll down)

A stick!Smiley

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chocolate Eclair Cake

Today I made Chocolate Eclair Cake for the second time. Why? Why, you ask, well because it is soo good and cool for the hot weather (heat index 105-110). Oh yeah, and very easy to make and not use the oven (that's a plus right there). My whole family gobbled it up last time I made it and so it needed to be repeated. I found this recipe at Mommy's Kitchen

This is the recipe:
Chocolate Eclair' Cake
2 - (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla or french vanilla pudding mix
1 - (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (cool whip), thawed
3 - cups milk
1 - (16 ounce) package graham crackers
1 - (16 ounce) tub prepared chocolate frosting

Pour the dry pudding mix into a medium size bowl and measure out 3 Cups of milk. Pour into the bowl and whisk the pudding until blended and begins to thicken. If you don't have a whisk a spoon works just as good. add the thawed cool whip and gently fold into the pudding mixture. Arrange a single layer of graham cracker squares in the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan. Evenly spread half of the pudding mixture over the crackers. Top with another layer of graham crackers, then the remaining pudding mixture. Top with a final layer of graham crackers. Now it is time for the frosting. I put my chocolate frosting in the microwave for just a bit on defrost!! don't choose cook or you will have a clumpy mess. Microwave it for about 20 -30 seconds just to get it nice, smooth and pourable. Pour the frosting over the whole cake and spread it all around up to the edges of the pan. Chill cake for 6-12 hours and then serve. You want it to be soft just like a true eclair.

Here are a few pictures as I made it.
First you put a layer of graham crackers on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.

Next you fold whipped cream into vanilla pudding.

Then you put half of the pudding on the graham crackers.

Second layer of graham crackers.

Second layer of pudding.

Third layer of graham crackers.

Finished with the last layer of chocolate frosting. Yum!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Have you checked out my sister-in law's at Yahoo's Contributor Network? She made the Hot 500 based on previous month's views!! Hey, go check it out and tell her I sent ya! Becca

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Cool Vintage Cats Eye Glasses!

At least I think they are cool! Bought these at an auction on July 4th, along with about 8 other vintage-y glasses. Don't you just love them?! I actually would like to put lens in so I can wear them!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Yay, we went to an auction today!!

This is the top of the box that the following vintage cards were in.
Isn't it pretty?!!

I love this one (Christmas, below), especially!!
Sometimes the simple ones are the ones
that stick out the most for me.

Well, I hope you enjoyed these cards and the box top.  I do have more from a previous auction, I will share those when I have time to get pictures taken.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mr. Toad

Kinda blurry but I think you can make out the toad that was next to our house today.
The toad moved and is in this picture can you see him?
Click on the picture to see the toad.(below)
These last few are close ups.

Monday, March 28, 2011

This is so good (at least I think it is)!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Go check out my Friend on Etsy!!

My friend Julie just started selling on Etsy!  Go check it out!  Googilys Gifts

I need to explain the name Googily.  Julie has a 2 year old granddaughter who has a hard time saying grandma Julie, it comes out Googily.  So cute to hear her say Googily when talking about her Grandma!  :o)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Wow! Time sure flies!

It is already 10 days into the new year!  Happy New Year a little late!