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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding!

Is Everyone blogging about this or is it just me?  Silly question! 

My girls and I woke up at 5:30 a.m. to watch the much anticipated Royal Wedding... 
We made tea (with lots of milk and sugar) and drank out of the "good" china... so fun and special.  I am so disappointed in myself for not taking a picture of the girls (age 11, 10 and 7)  on this fun day ~ sitting at the kitchen table, drinking tea out of real china teacups and watching the Royal Wedding..
Luckily, we taped all SIX hours of the coverage to watch, again and again.  Not sure how many times we will drink tea with it, though.

The wedding ended just in time to get to school for the bell to ring.

Ta, Ta and Cheeri -o

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chasing Rainbows....

How lucky are we...?  A beautiful rainbow for the second day in a row.  Yesterday we saw the whole arch and today this was our view outside our front door.   What does this mean?  This beautiful color spectrum twice - could it possibly mean that Spring is finally here... maybe my Bluebird of Happiness post helped...LOL. 

Hopefully, it means a lot of good things to come for our family and friends... in health, happiness and prosperity.  Either way, it gives us a "ray" of hope and excitement for the season ahead!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bluebird of Happiness!


The bluebird represents many things in all aspects of our lives.  I thought it was most appropriate to look up, as Spring is still coming..(we are still having snow every once in awhile in Rochester, NY)
Many people know the saying, "The Bluebird of Happiness", which is my favorite.  So, when I googled: "What does a Bluebird represent?", the following interesting tidbits came up:

~The Bluebird represents happiness, fulfillment and confidence.
~They represent great fertility in women.
~The Bluebird can, at times, be known to represent times of war.
~A "Bluebird Opportunity" is an opportunity that comes out of nowhere and closes unexpectedly.

Originally, bluebirds meant many things to the sailors of long ago.  When a bluebird was seen at sea, it would mean you were close to land.  If your ship went down, sailors believed a bluebird would fly over your ship and carry your soul to heaven.  

A Bluebird tattoo, between the thumb and forefinger, represents all your worries would "fly away" when you move the wings by moving your thumbs.
(from Tattoo and Body Art,
If you dream of a Bluebird, your dream represents truth or happiness in life.

Here are some fun quotes and lyrics relating to bluebirds:
"The Bluebird carries the sky on his back" ~Henry David Thoreau, Journal, April 3, 1852

"Blue Skies smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies Do I see
Bluebirds singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds all day long"
~Irving Berlin, Blue Skies, 1927

"Be like a bluebird, who never is blue, 
For he know from his upbringing, what singing can do"
~Cole Porter, Be Like A Bluebird, 1934

"Bluebird flying high,
Tell me what you sing.
If you could talk to me, 
What news would you bring
of voices in the sky?"
~The Moody Blues, In Search of the Lost Chords, lyrics from Voices in the Sky, Justin Hayward, 1968

Hopefully, your Spring is here and you have seen a Bluebird.  If not, our Oberfrankische Glass Bluebird is available and can keep you happy all year long!

 Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hippity, Hoppity, Easter's on its Way!

My house is the locaton

 ~perfect color house for Spring and Easter Dinner~....
This is the place where most of our family dinners take place.  We love entertaining and having our family and friends over. Each year on Good Friday, our family gathers to color and decorate Easter eggs.

 The most unique and decorative egg with the most applause wins the yearly contest.  On average there are over 30 entries across the mantel.  At the end, Grandma hands out bags of jelly beans wrapped perfectly in bags with beautiful bows...
Here are a few ideas for Easter and/or Spring displays.  Lots of ideas for a centerpiece or side table decoration. 

Outdoor or indoor nest display.... purchase nest at local craft store and add pastel glass ornaments

Fill glass vases and apothocaries with Spring colors of glass ornaments

I purchased this adorable pot at a local florist, added fresh pussy willow branches as a handle and then placed a small plant inside.  I hung glass egg ornaments around the pot.

Add pastel glass ornaments to branches found in the yard.  This also makes a nice centerpiece or table display.  Fill it with as many ornaments as you wish.  Add some Easter grass around the bottom too, for festive display.

I wish everyone a very Happy and Blessed Easter!


Monday, April 11, 2011

See us on the Hip Hostess Blog....

 A Big Thank You to Amber at Hip Hostess Blog for the kind words and beautiful pictures.  Amber featured The Whitehurst Company as a feature blog post today!

Hip Hostess Blog is one of my favorite blogs to follow... for ideas on parties, crafts, recipes and great links to websites to make planning your event so much easier.  Check out  You will love it!

There are so many different things to do with glass ornaments ALL year long... just in the next few months you could decorate for Easter and Mother's Day in fun Spring colors.  And then start thinking about Red, White and Blue for the summer months..lots of ideas.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

National Day of Hope

Today is the National Day of Hope

It seems as if Breast Cancer has gone crazy lately.  Good friends and family members are being diagnosed and we are all affected to some degree.

Last week, The Whitehurst Company participated in "In the Pink", a local fundraiser for Breast Cancer and the Musical/Opera Arts.  The committee created these beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness ornaments and sold them to all the guests.  The proceeds went to a local center, The Pluta Cancer Center.  We donated the 3 1/4 inch glass ornaments in Pale Pink Pearl and Raspberry Pearl.

I will post a picture of the entire display when the committee forwards it to me.  In the meantime, I wanted everyone to have a Day of Hope....