Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WWII Love Story...

These sepia hued pictures are of my grandparents, Maupin and Catherine Cantrell. My grandmother was from Tamworth,England.
She and my grandfather met while he was stationed there in WWII.
They married at Tamworth Catholic Church. Grandpa was wounded during the war and spent time in hospital in Scotland,where he said the nurses were quite lovely! (This was before they married) After the war grandpa returned home to Louisville,KY to be discharged and to save enough money for Grandmother to sail across the Atlantic into his arms. All 4 of their children were born and raised here but with an appreciation for all things English. All of grandma's siblings came to visit or live at one time or another. And I have sweet memories of the Cadbury candies that my Aunt Frances sent my brother and I until her passing. Chocolate buttons, Flakes and Pastilles-all things that you can now find in our local Irish gift shop or order online!
What wonderful memories...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to town...

Hey everyone! Only a week and a half until Thanksgiving but I can't wait to decorate for Christmas!
I have been working on adorable baskets that you can use as centerpieces or hang on the wall or front door.

This Jolly Old St. Nick sits in a beautiful St. Petersboro basket surrounded by candy cane striped ribbon and ornaments.