When I grew up in Texas, out in the country, my mom loved being a mom and housewife, and also sewing, canning, cooking and making ceramics. She belonged to a garden club, ceramics club, and a sewing/crafts club...of course, it was a small rural area and the same ladies all belonged to these same clubs. I grew up watching my mom Martha, her sister Evelyn (known as Auntie to me), Mrs. Parrot, Mrs. Edworthy, Mrs. Moore, and a few more whose names slip my mind enjoy these activities. I am so thankful for them. I wanted to share a picture I took this year of some of the Christmas ceramic dishes that I brought back from Texas when my parents passed away back in the 80's. I get so excited each year when I put them on the table at our annual Ornament Party. Of course, they are filled with delicious cookies, appetizers, etc. I also have some other dishes but had already put them back in storage before I took this picture....I hope you enjoy seeing them....and I hope in some small way my blog will encourage whoever is reading it to find a creative outlet that you enjoy and that can also bless others.