At last, I found a family to live in my dollhouse! It just took a year.. lol! The nanny is holding the baby girl while watching the little guy of the house. Do you want to help me name them? OK.. for starters, I'll throw out some ideas. Nanny - Priscilla? Betsy? Little boy - Billy? Freddy? I finally got the painting of the guardian angel to stay on the wall with "glue dots". :-)
The little girl is practicing the piano - "Fur Elise" is what she's playing. Her name? Amber? Lillian? Help!Mom and Dad are enjoying the day - he's reading a book on learning French and they are practicing. Mom's name... Victoria? Dad.. Albert? LOL!
Little guy's favorite toys are the red tractor and the toy train.
I put the granny square throw on the bed. There is a rose in a tiny vase that my friend Shirley gave me from her miniature collection - also the inkwell and some candles. Thank you, Shirley!
Standing back and showing all the rooms.
Yesterday we took a drive to Bridgeport Village to the Crate and Barrel store to pick up 2 baking pans made by Dansk. I was not happy with the big aluminum pans on my well-laid table so I wanted some prettier baking pans that would go to the table and look nice. I'd seen these neat bakers on the Food Network shows with these cool handles, but had no idea what kind they were. I did quite a bit of looking on the internet until FINALLY I saw these and the brand name. They are really neat - steel covered with enamel. The good part is that they aren't as heavy as cast iron enamel. Today we're going to test them out with oven baked barbecue boneless pork ribs and in the other pan, home made scalloped potatoes. I will show you that in my next post and give you this great recipe for the ribs that my sister Roberta found. Do you like these pans?
On our way back from Bridgeport we were on I-205 and near Oregon City I saw the Alpen Glow on Mt. Hood and veered off the freeway to a viewpoint.. I hopped out of the car with my iPhone and was cursing myself for not bringing my Lumix camera.. and got this shot of the pink mountain behind Willamette Falls.And so, we have our New Years Eve planned.. home around the fire for us! With BBQ ribs, creamy scalloped potatoes and buttered corn. We'll toast the new year and watch the ball drop in Times Square on the telly. Yes, I've made a resolution - to diet and exercise more. :-D What about you? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
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