Thursday, February 12, 2015


How are you? Is it freezing where you are? We are having a lovely winter...chilly...turtlenecks and lots of tea weather. Love it! 

I have been collecting early red doll dresses for some time. I finally decided to make a dolly just the size for one of these frocks. She's a simple girl...antique black fabric from a choir robe and lambs wool hair from an old coat collar. She loves the dress!


My blogger friends are the best! These wonderful necklaces were a gift from Lauren of Aren't they great? Annie loves her name and she is always thrilled to see it. We were both smiling big smiles when we opened the package to find these great old spoon handles. I must confess...on occasion...I have worn them both together! Lauren, you are a sweetheart!


This next bit of randomness might...well, it's just plain silliness. If you read MW you know we travel with The Florida Bar. You also might know that every January we visit Tallahassee, where The Bar has it's home offices.

Tallahassee is a college town...a government town...a lobbyist other words, it has a lot of visitors. It just doesn't have very many good hotels. In a town with so many visitors...especially students...well, hotels get "worn".

We have stayed in a couple of different hotels, but the past few years we have stayed in what they call a signature hotel. Owned by a well know hotel corporation, these hotels are usually old hotels that they have tried to breathe new life into...not always succeeding. Such is the hotel where we stay in Tallahassee. We stay here because they can accommodate the whole Board for their large meeting, and it is close to the Bar office.

Most of the Board members come to Tallahassee alone...their spouses pass on this trip. Annie and I love Tallahassee because we go to Thomasville, Georgia for a day of fun, and we roam around our capital city the rest of the time...they have a wonderful knitting shop.

A lot of jokes are made about this hotel. A lot! We refer to it as, "the prison". It has a very small window.

It is a very small room.

And the bathroom...

is, basically, in the middle of the room.

Separated by these sliding glass panels...frosted glass you cannot see through. Lovely. 

Needless to say, this is not up to par with our usual accommodations. We do what we have to do. As Annie says..."It ain't the Ritz!

 And to add insult to injury...or, injury to insult,

the shower floor is covered with these river rocks...they hurt your feet. Oh, and the inside wall of the shower is a giant mirror! Yikes! 

We have a wonderful time on our travels. The accommodations are usually first rate. But this one hotel, well it makes us giggle. I am always more than relieved to leave this cellblock on Saturday morning! 

Stay warm!

Enjoy the day,


  1. That is the funniest hotel I've ever seen. Can you really see through the
    bathroom door? About the red doll dresses. When I inherited my aunt's
    belongings (she had no children, was blind and crocheted the most
    beautiful things out of the tiny cotton thread, besides I was named for
    her) there was a red doll dress that my great grandmother had made.
    I found one of the prim printed face dolls to put it on. Must I say I was
    thrilled? Annie is a doll and Lauren is, too. Love your blog, Julia

  2. Hi Robyn and Annie! I love your necklaces from Lauren. I have one of her rug hooker ones and love to wear it. Lauren is a sweetheart. Your dolly looks perfect in her dress of Olde. She looks very happy. That is a strange motel room to be sure. Sometimes we do what we have to I guess. Hugs, Lori

  3. Lauren is the most generous blogger. I love that she personalized a silver spoon necklace for Annie and you.
    I had to laugh at the hotel accommodation but at least, you had a place to stay.

    We are still having winter weather...sigh...

  4. Love the doll and the necklaces but that hotel room was quite different than any hotel I have ever stayed in. Ha!


  5. Hello Sweet Robyn, love the dolly, she is wonderful. The room is really different, but nice.Blessings Francine.

  6. Hi Robyn and Annie...very sweet dolly in her pretty red dress...and I do love your necklaces from Lauren, she is a very talented lady...Now that is an interesting hotel room...does give one the feeling of a cell block...but fun nonetheless...Enjoy your trip, looking forward to seeing what treasures you and Annie discover...Greetings from cold snowy Maine...

  7. I just love her spoons!, Yes!
    Love your doll and the red dress!
    That hotel? No words for that one!

  8. The spoon necklaces are awesome, how nice!

  9. Oh my! lol! That is quite a hotel room! At least they tried to make it more interesting. :D Love those necklaces from Lauren. Wow! And I love the doll you made too!

  10. You have done such a good job with your doll and the red dress. Beautiful.
    I enjoyed your post !! Lovely items and fun !

  11. I just love your doll with her red dress and the beautiful necklaces from Lauren!!!
    A large mirror in the shower, YIKES is right!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend! xo

  12. What a sweet dolly!
    Love your hotel description but be thankful that the bathroom wasn't down the!
    So happy you like the little necklaces.
    Hugs :)

  13. Cute dollie...not so sure I could stay in that hotel though..sure is not the Ritz. Janice