Sunday, May 13, 2007

It's Been a Good Ride

And thank you to all my readers that have been around so faithfully the last three years. I feel that my blogging has reached an impasse.

Perhaps in a few weeks or months I will return but for now this seems right.

Again, thank you, your comments, emails and questions have meant the world to me and I will continue to read many of your blogs.


Wednesday, May 09, 2007


I have not posted in a few days, mostly because my mind has been somewhere else other than with the mundane.
The reason why I am melancholy is some very sad news came to us last Friday. My 14 year old came home from school and told us one of her best friends was upset at school and crying. A team mate from her friend's soccer team had passed away. Later we found out she had committed suicide. At fifteen years old. I'm sorry but I just cannot imagine. The sadness I have felt over the last few days has been all consuming. My daughters are so close to her age and I really can't understand. And my feelings for that poor family. I just can't put it into words. My own parenting is coming into question. Would I know? Do I ask the right questions? Do I/we push too hard? Where is the line between encouragement and pressure?

Parenting has always been a priority in my life. My husband and I even took parenting classes when our two oldest were younger although many laughed at us for doing so. But is trying hard good enough?

Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer but self evaluation is in the air.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Corners of My Home

This is my cupboard that holds all my transferware. I have a fascination with the blue and white. The bottom is filled with red and white transferware which I love also. Most of the pieces are vintage or antique but some are still available like the Crabtree and Evelyn Mason's teapot set. I also have some Spode pieces and a couple of odd bits from Furnival. Blue and white seems to match with almost any decor and any of these pieces look great in all my rooms. The blue and white pitchers look heavenly with yellow tulips or pink roses.

Now if I could just get some of my flowers to bloom in the garden, I could fill some of these jugs. Toronto weather is cool.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Victoria Magazine Lovers Rejoice!!!

For those that have been positively heartbroken since the demise of this magazine, time to celebrate. It is coming back this fall. I have missed this delightul magazine and am almost giddy with anticipation. You can read the story here.
My absolute favourites were the March issues that would showcase England. I do hope the content will be just as good as before. The photography was always so brilliant and beautiful particularly those done by Toshi Otsuki.
I think I may have a peek at all my old issues. I have collected them from early on so I have too many to count but the inspiration! Heavenly.