Sunday, March 2, 2008

Will Work For Chocolate

As a child, my Nanny would pay me for dusting her faux fruit and the inside of her china cupboard. The reward would be a cup of hot homemade cocoa that was served in my special cup and saucer that was always in the same spot in her china hutch.
So I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned......
.....and drank happily when I was all done, from this very cup and saucer...my own little treasure at my Nanny's house. ..........

There are things to be cleaned here, things to sew, and taxes to be turned in. With that, I am taking a break for a week and will be back next weekend. I will miss everyone, but will catch up to you soon!
Ok, Mr. D., I will toss your ball with you now!
It is the small things in life that make life all worthwhile.
**Hugs**

47 comments:

Miss Jean said...

Becky: I'll work on my "tag you're it" when I get back from the quilt show today. Hopefully, I'll have pictures to post. I can't wait to see what you are sewing.

Mr. Doog's: Aunty Jean will play with you this week if Mommy doesn't have time to. You were a good boy yesterday.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Have a wonderfully productive week. :-) Rosie

PattieJ said...

What a sweet post about your Nanny... Have a nice break, hope you get everything done that you need to.

Pattie

SweetAnnee said...

Ok, now I'm gonna miss you and Doogs
but I'll be looking for ya in a week!!
have a good productive time.

deena

Nan said...

Have a good week. I'm a little behind myself!
Hugs,
Nan

Brenda said...

Cute post.

sarabandeofsenses said...

hi! i just found your blog via nostalgia fairy's blog. i couldn't help but laugh at the "dusting faux fruit" story. to even have faux fruit to begin with is hilarious but the fact that she required it to be dusted is just too much.

the feathered nest said...

Hi Sweetie, thanks for the tag! That's sweet that you had your own special cup at Grandma's! I hope you get everything you want done. We haven't gotten around to doing our taxes either.

Manuela

Maria said...

Have a good week cleaning :) Look forward to when you get back, hope you reward yourself with your favourite chocolate!
love
Maria

Esther Sunday said...

Hey, I'd help ya if I could. Why don't you send Doogs to Idaho to play with Millie and Spanky at Aunt Esther's house? Love, Esther

Sharon said...

Have a great week! Hope all is to your satisfaction by the end of it.

Rosemary said...

Good luck with all of your projects.
Have a good week,
Rosemary

Cowboys & Custard said...

Oh sweet memories.. one that you will always cherish and remember your darling Nanny by.
Take it easy dear Becky..

With love
Michelexx

Ragged Roses said...

Have a good week. chocolate seems to be the biggest motivator in this house too!
Kimx

Kristen said...

I hope that you get much done and have an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction!! ;)

Shelley said...

Hello Dear Becky, what a sweet story and a lovely memory of your Nannie. Don't work to hard and when you come back show us all your sweet Easter decorations.
Have a great week!

Blessings,Shelley

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi my dear! I spent the weekend away with my hubby and am just trying to get around to catch up before the day gets going!

While I was gone I went into the cutest coffee shop, that was filled with Scottish Terrier vintage stuff, you would've loved it! I'll show some pics later today (hopefully!)...

Happy day!

Melissa

BittersweetPunkin said...

Ah yes...taxes...you have fun with that and we'll see you when you return!
hugs,
Robin

Nancy said...

What a wonderful memory. I bet you still think of that cup and saucer and cocoa when you clean your house.

Marta said...

I love that! What a sweet little story! The little cup is really pretty too! Hugs to you and Doogs, from me and Happy!!

Miss Jean said...

Becky: Love the new banner with the Scotty and bees!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

OH do I have teacup envy now! That is just a beautiful piece...and now I need chocolate something something...

Hugs,
Dena

Kathleen Grace said...

Hmmm, being paid in chocolate, what a great idea! Will miss your posts for the week, but I know you will have something beautiful to show us after your break:>) Have a great week!

Meggie said...

What a great cocoa cut and saucer, Becky. It's lovely! Hope you have a productive week....get those taxes done! BUT, Mr. Doogs can't be ignored!! He's too cute!

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a wonderful treasure and memory! We are sure that any hot chocolate would taste just a little bit better in your beautiful cup!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Stephanie said...

I like your tea cup and saucer, I need to find things like that for my hutch :)
Stephanie

Susie Q said...

Have a sweet week...it is that tine of year isn't it??
And what cherished memories of your Nanny. Life is so good!

Hugs,
Sue

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Don't work too hard Becky, maybe stop for several drinks from your lovely cup and saucer, not too much cocoa though, it may send you to sleep, then no work will get done. x

the homely year said...

That's such a pretty cup and saucer...I bet you enjoyed remembering about your nanny.
Margaret and Noreen

Alison Gibbs said...

What a sweet cup and wonderful memories.
Alison

Wildflower Cabin said...

What a beautiful cup and saucer and a fun memory shared! Love Mr. D. He is so very adorable! Is that his real name or nickname? Our little grandson is named 'Dylan', but 99% of the time we call him 'Mr. D'. :o) (He's adorable too!).
~Janice~

Andi said...

Yes, it is the small things that make life worthwhile!

If you're ever in Florida stop in. I have a pretty cup and saucer and will happily make you hot cocoa...while you dust...tee-hee!!!

Bejeweled said...

Have a nice break!! I hope it's wonderfully productive and filled with special moments too :)

And I love the idea of being paid in chocolate - what a wonderful memory!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a wonderful memory!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Becky,

Will miss you this week. Hope you and Dugs (sp?) have fun. I am looking into getting a second schnauzer. Jackson needs a pet. Talk to you soon.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

bj said...

I love it when people have sweet memories of their grandparents...I didn't know my g-mothers so I missed those times. I try so hard to be a good Memaw to our 10 and I pray every night that they will have fond, sweet memories of me!
Thank you for sharing!
I, too, am going to take a break soon for cleaning and such around my cottage....
See ya when you get back!
bj

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Dear Queen, you are one of my chosen recipients for the "You Make My Day" award! Please visit my blog today to claim your award.

oxox
Jennifer, aka Dutchie

Lallee said...

Haha I know that Doogs stance. I see it several times a day. Poor dears. Their mommies are so busy and they don't understand. Enjoy your week off from blogging, or does it work that way since you'll BE working? Anyway, stop and use that beautiful cup to help you get by.

Hugs,
Lallee

Jackie said...

What a great story and a beautiful tea cup. :-)

xoxo

Kali said...

What a lovely memory! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your time away from blogging :) Kali

Denise said...

enjoy your time off........

Lenka said...

Just stop to say Hi!
I found you blog and full in-love instantly! You certainly have a talent to for creating and displaying beautiful things. PS. Lovely story too!

Maria said...

Hi Becky,
I've tagged you for an Award aswell, as I love visiting your blog often :) I think you may already have this one - oh well!

It's sitting on my blog post of 20th February.

love
Maria

Shelby said...

Hello and happy weekend!!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

Just popping in to check on you. Hope you had a great week :) Doogs, where's mommy? Hey...do I hear that sewing machine?

Hugs,
Dena

Andrea said...

Oh, I just found your blog...

your doll Matilda is so sweet...

I'll be back for more...

Greetings

Andrea

P.S. I love the story of your nanny...

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Becky,

So glad I found your blog....love the story about your Nanny! That's what I called my grandmother too!

Cute pic of your lil pooch too!

Love your page!

LaurieAnna