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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tea Party, Paint Party Friday!

Who is the lady behind the  red shoes
The  tipsy  gal after one glass of booze
The faceless blogger so vibrant and bold
with stories that  hilariously tend to unfold
Is she  secretly a lady who has two heads
who lives in a castle, with her hair full of dreads?
A Clooney stalker, that can't show her face
Or is she simply a mom, so full of grace?
 I suspect she wears a full  crown of cups
Drinks tea by the gallons, til her bladder erupts!
I know she eats chocolate whenever she can
I sent her my favorite, cuz I'm such a big fan!

A beautiful painter of everything tea
all things in her midst,  easy to see
 Weekly we giggle at her antics and words
  candidly  she speaks about farts, snot, and turds

So today this party's for Tracey our Queen
The woman we love with her face unseen
The one who inspires by sharing her life
as an artist, a blogger, a mother a wife!
Such a talented soul, so savvy, so smart
With so much compassion and a generous heart
We toast to your health we know you want back
And a bit of that skin they took from your rack!
 I hope this party at least makes you  smile
Deflecting your  concerns just for a while
I love who you are behind the red shoes
My posts are so long you might need a snooze 
Tracey Fletcher King you are loved so much!
So  grateful am I, for  our friendship and such
Seriously though, I know who you are
You're the Queen of cups, our PPF Star!

 Thank you to Kristin and Eva the host of our weekly Paint Party Friday  for this wonderful idea to Honor our dear friend  Tracey Fletcher King with a wonderful tea party a week before Christmas! Shining the true spirit far and wide, bringing so much love to a beautiful woman we all adore! 

                              Come on in have a seat in my gypsy pink living room!
 This photo doesn't do my pink tree justice, wish you  could 
see all the beautiful decorations collected with love over the years!
 Would you like to use our Britto tea set?

 Possibly you'd prefer a more festive mug?

 It wouldn't be a party without  Christmas music playing in the background!
Last but not least let me offer you a traditional shortbread. 
A recipe that's been passed down through the generations!
Please feel free to make a batch yourself!

Sherries Shortbreads
Heat oven 275 degrees
Bake ¾ of an hour or 45 minutes 275 degrees
1 pound of Real  BUTTER
Cream butter and sugar together
Gradually add flour to the sugar mixture, 
then knead for 20 minutes
Form into fingers and prick with a fork,
or use a cookie press
Ready when golden brown
I'd like to wish you all a very special holiday doing whatever pleases you!
May you find solace in the spirit of the music, decorations and love of family and friends! I wish you all enough of everything you need! Much love to Tracey and her family as wells as anyone who sees this message!!  
 Bella the little poodle we babysit would also like to say Merry Christmas
to Mushu across the miles!!! 
This is an update and just happened at 9 AM this Friday morning!!


Paper rainbow said...

Warmest Christmas wishes!! A wonderful post, Tracey is a fantastically courageous soul and you have written a heartwarming piece of sunshine for her!!

sharon said...

That is an awesome tribute, every bit true! Love your pink living room and decorations. Ive got that tea set! A friend gave it to me for my b irthday a couple of years ago.
Have a merry Christmas too to you and yours.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic post! And I will try those cookies....hugs, Valerie

Jez said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW. Absolutely WOW. Can't think of words to say how marvellous this post is, with not just the great paintings but that terrific, and so funny, poem. Tracey must love it.
I think later today I will have a 'virtual pop-in' to your warm and friendly pink living room for a coffee and some of that shortbread, if you don't mind me calling in uninvited! Happy Christmas, Love Jez

Erika said...

I love your post so much, dear Happy! I am flashed :) So many wonderful art and things to see and to read. Thank you so much for sharing all this with us and have a very happy time!
Happy PPF and lots of love

Netty said...

Happy PPF. Love your awesome tribute to Tracey and ooh am definitely popping over to your pink home to share a brew with you. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, hugs Annette x

Ginny said...

Your are amazing and so talented. Your poems to honor Tracey is perfect and I am sure she will love every word. Your art is beautiful and I want to come and visit in your beautiful pink room. It reminds me so much of the color I had for years in my living room. I truly loved it.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy every single minute.

Ginny said...

Your are amazing and so talented. Your poems to honor Tracey is perfect and I am sure she will love every word. Your art is beautiful and I want to come and visit in your beautiful pink room. It reminds me so much of the color I had for years in my living room. I truly loved it.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy every single minute.

Susan said...

A wonderful, festive post. I love it, thank you!

Aga Gasiniak said...

Beautiful tea party and beautiful and heartwarming post. Have a very merry Christmas. Big, big hugs to you

Christine said...

Lovely tribute to Tracey, and gorgeous pink tree! Merry Christmas!

kat said...

All so adorable here! A wonderful tea party for Tracey and oh so cosy and festive over here!
Merry Christmas dear friend, your art and words are a delight!

MeOfCourse said...

What a great post for Tracey. Your poem for Tracey just rocks. Love all your decorations. Thanks Sherrie. Happy holidays to you.

Nic McLean said...

What a fantastic post! Your poem is so clever and i love your hot pink living room and tree!as for that gorgeous we poodle! ! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas across the miles. X

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is truly a loving and post one right from your heart. Tracey will love this.
Your house is so happy and inviting.
Have the happiest Christmas, and the best 2014.

Faye said...

Sherrie, what a wild and wonderful post! You are just so talented not only at painting but also in poetry creation. I so much enjoyed reading your tribute to Tracey. It gave me such a lift. Love you, girl. Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

Debbie said...

I'm laughing so hard at your poem. what a fun post! your pink Christmas is so cheerful!

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Your rimes and paintings for Tracey are wonderful Sherrie! I love them and I love your pink walls and that flower painting!!!
I made the banana bread and my second son and I love it! :-) It will be a treat for him especially, whenever I make it in future, so thank you for sharing your recipe!
I wish you and your wonderful children a very merry Christmas!
Hugs Ilona

Linda said...

I KNEW you would have one amazing post for Trace and you have- in such a GRAND way!!! Love your poem and the art accompanying it. That pink looks so festive and fun-I love it! And sweet Bella...awe. Wishing you and yours the brightest of holidays dear Sherrie. I am so thankful to have met you thru PPF-what an awesome group.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Holidays; have a nice Friday

much love...

minnemie said...

Awww, this is so fantastic, Giggles, you have me both crying and laughing at the same time! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Trace is going to LOVE THIS. So I'm coming for tea too - and I want to drink from that funky tea set. Yum. The pink tree is so YOU:-) And thanks for the recipe!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fab post for Tracey, love your poetry. And your cups. xox

Kat Griffin said...

I sure do love your colorful artistic ways. You have many great creations. I also thought of tea for two when I posted for Traceys tea party

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

absolutely great!!!!!

Tam Hess said...

Beautiful post! So many wonderful things...I especially love your gorgeous tree :)

Happy Christmas and Happy PPF!

Lorraine said...

excellent and thoughtful paintings in your lovely colourful style

judie said...

What happiness and love you have sent to your friend. I had to follow your link and visit her. Delightful blog. Love your pink, pink, pink.

bellefrogworks said...

What a smile worthy post- love the art, the poem and heart behind it all. Merry Christmas to you - enjoy the pink tree!

JoyCorcoran said...

God, I'm grinning from ear to ear. Your poem was perfect! And the illustrations! Girl, you are the bomb. Thanks for sharing your colorful life so generously with us all. Merry, happy & pink everything.

JKW said...

The poem is marvelous darling, so many things I would love to have said, you included. I love the pictures too. Thank you for visiting. Blessings, Janet PPF

peggy gatto said...

So many fun pics!!!
Love tour style!
Merry to you!

Jana TangledPen said...

So creative!!! :)
Happy Holidays & Happy PPF!
Thank you so much for stopping by earlier :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is truly a heartfelt tribute to Tracey, both words and artwork. I'm also fascinated by your colorful and very creative Christmas decor. Have a blessed Christmas, my friend!

denthe said...

Oh my, that artwork is wonderful in itself, but that poem ia absolutely fantastic! LOVE it! So thoughtful of you, and you captured so well the essence of Tracey as we know her. I love your pink tree too, and all the pink lights against the pink walls. Colourful, warm, bright, just like you are! Have a very merry Christmas Sherrie, and thank you for being you :-)

NatashaMay said...

Great paintings! Love your colorful mugs. Happy Holidays!

Pia Rom said...

OMG you rock the house with your wonderful post and tribute to Tracey!! Gorgeous!! Love your colorchanging cups...looking amazing..the lil owl is an eyecatcher for me cause she fits to MIM again ;) Wish you a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones ♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

soulbrush said...

This is the BEST, filled with love, humour and fun. You rock! Happy PPF and have a wonderful Xmas too.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

How on earth am I to respond to this through the tears I am flooded with. You are such an amazing wordsmith and I love the images and words so much. And a snow man and a pink tree... Only you could pull off a pink tree plus a cute as a button dog and in quite the twist of fate the very same snow man mug that I have in the cupboard so now I will be able to share a cuppa with you in our matching mugs on opposite sides of the world. Thank you for lifting my spirits so much and for sharing your lovely cupcake and beards with me. Love to you all this Christmas you will be in my thoughts often xx

Ariel said...

A lovely post Sherrie, as always. That is such a beautiful poem for Tracey; so true to your style too.Your Christmas tree is lovely and bright. That tea set is fabulous. Everything is so positive and colorful. I love, love that floral painting above your mantel.
Wishing you a Wonderful time with your family.Merry Christmas to you.

Diana Evans said...

love your wonderful post!!! your work always brings a smile!!! loveyour pink tree too and the snowman!! adorable!!!!

Kristin said...

Well now, your posts are always wonderful (and thought provoking ;) but this one is especially tender. I love what you did for Tracey and I love that pink in your living room! Wish I could see the tree in person, it looks lovely!
I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to playing more in 2014! xoxo

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