Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thankful Thursday

I am so Thankful for a wonderful, thoughtful and generous Mother-in-law. Florence raised two great sons to whom one is my loving husband of 26 years! She has always been a blessing to our family.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Tiny Tea Sets

This tiny tea set has been around since my sister and I were little kids! We would go visit my grandparent's house and anytime we wanted to have a "tea party", we would find the tiny tea set. We usually just added water but as we grew up, we would make real tea.  Therefore, it is not the monetary value that matters, it is the memories that me and my sister have when we would "play" with this tea set. I ended up inheriting it because this set holds so many good memories for me.  I think of my Grandma Helen when I look at it.

I have been collecting tea pots for years!  I have received many of my tea pots as gifts from family and friends.  These are two of my smallest ones. These miniature tea sets are great for child's play and tea parties. I promise that your children and grandchildren will always remember playing "tea party" with you!

This set was given to me by my mother as a gift because my favorite bird is the red cardinal! Anytime my friends or family bring a small child over, they always find this set in my dining room and want to play with it!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Feast Of Assumption: The Tradition continues

The annual Feast of the Assumption Festival (also referred to informally as The Feast) is a four day Catholic street Festival centered around Holy Rosary Church on Mayfield Road near its intersection with Murray Hill Road in Cleveland’s  Little Italy neighborhood. Held annually since 1898, the Feast occurs around August 15th in concordance with the observance of the Assumption of Mary.  It includes a procession of a statue of the Virgin through the streets leading to the church, as well as a nightly mass.
My father's family lived in Little Italy and we celebrated the Feast every August! I have been attending the Feast every year of my life.  I am now continuing the tradition with my son, Michael who has also attended the Feast every year of his life so far. This was the 116th Annual Feast of Assumption and we had a great time! I hope this family tradition continues for many more years!
Three of my friends, me and my son Feast 2014

My best friend Patty, my cousin Michelle, the owner Nicole and me in the Smoke Shop
Me and my sister, Elena on the Holy Rosary church steps