Friday – Show & Tell

When I was little, Friday was always the day designated for Show & Tell. So, since I have been remembering a bit from my childhood as of late, I have decided that today is show & tell.

First, I would like to share my favorite mug. I recently puchased it from Starbuck’s and whenever I drink my coffee or tea, I am reminded that I occupy only a small part of the world. It reads Good Morning in several different languages and I love the colors.

Starbuck's mug

Second, I usually go crazy for my kid’s birthdays and do themes and much more but with our schedule as of late, A’s birthday really caught me by surprise. I knew when she was born being that I was there and all but I just felt like I had more time than I actually did to put things together. Also with all of our trips this year and our big trip still to come, I needed to be thrifty. I borrowed another page from childhood, this time my teen years, and purchased a bag of tissue paper from AC Moore with a coupon (40%) and made tissue flowers like we used to make for Homecoming floats. I decorated the deck, the fence, the trees, and the house with these flowers. Hubby tied many of them together because he thought they were neat and he didn’t want to throw them away so here they are hanging from a door in the house. I loved the explosion of color that they created in and around our home and A helped with a few. ๐Ÿ™‚

tissue flowers

Speaking of being thrifty, the third item for show & tell is a delightful set that I found on one of my thrift trips. The colors have me yearning for autumn and even though it had 3 plates instead of 4, I just had to have it as it was so me.

thrifty find

Do you care to join me for some tea?

I hope each of you enjoy your weekend!!!

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6 thoughts on “Friday – Show & Tell”

  1. I did kind of a show and tell today too. I love the colors of your mug also. The flowers were a brilliant idea, and your tea set is wonderful. Do you have it displayed somewhere in your home?

    Thanks so much and I liked your show and tell as well. I haven’t displayed the set anywhere just yet but I have a spot for it once September comes around. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. aaaahhhhhh………………
    starbucks.

    hee hee, do I feel that someone needs a coffee break!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Love your flowers- and I am glad you did not through them out. They are quite cute! I always made those for a mother’s day project when I was a teacher.
    Love you blog! Keep up the testimony!

    Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by. The flowers conjured up so many good memories of high school and floats and just fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. My daughter would love your coffee mug. She is a linguist at heart.

    How do you make the flowers? They are so festive.

    I love your tea set. It is a treasure.
    amanda

    A linguist, good for her as the future is bright for those with a love of language in our increasing global economy. The flowers are easy, just take a few sheets of tissue paper (I used 4), do a fan fold (width of each fold will determine your ruffle quotient), tie in the middle with tie or chenille twist (aka pipe cleaner) and then proceed to unfold each layer of paper form the other and fluff. Voila!

  5. Hello… this is probably a bit of an unusual request. Your favorite coffee mug… the Starbuck’s multi-lingual “Good Morning” mug… is also my girlfriend’s favorite. Sadly, she broke hers, and I have been searching in vain for a replacement. Would you, by any chance, be willing to part with yours? I would gladly pay a more-than-fair price (you name it), and would be eternally grateful.

    Thanks….
    Andy

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