Friday, December 2, 2011

Would You Believe. . .

I can’t show you my Friday Finds today?  I had it all planned.  I was ready to take advantage of the sunshine so I could take a good photo.  The sun is streaming in my kitchen window.  Just where it needs to shine for the photo I had planned.  Everything was in place – my ‘find’ was staged and ready to pose for her photo, and then. . .oh, no!  The battery in my camera was dead!  My camera told me.  She said, ‘Battery dead’.  Plain and simple.  Just like that.  I wasn’t surprised but I could deal with it – I had another battery in my camera bag.  No problem!  At least I thought so!

Retrieving the second battery from my camera bag – and grabbing my battery charger for the dearly used battery – I was confident.  Within minutes I would have the photos I wanted to share with you today.  But, it was not meant to be.  You see, the ‘new’ battery was so dead it didn’t even have enough power for my camera tell me this one needed to be charged, too.  Then I remembered that I had quickly switched batteries a few weeks ago while taking photos of a gorgeous sunset at the Oregon Coast.  When I returned to the car I didn’t do what I normally do with batteries that need to be charged – and then. . .I forgot!

So, today, would you just take my word for it that I have a wonderful, new Christmas find that is embellishing my kitchen?  I’ll show you a little peak at something that will give you a hint but I will save the story to tell you another day.  After that silly battery has been fully charged and the other battery is securely locked in place in the charger I’ll share a photo and tell you all about it!

I have a new-to-me teakettle.  She looks something like this.  Similar – but different.  She’s the same color – and shape - and she is decorated with holly.  Christmas TeakettleWhile my battery charges, I think I’ll heat some water and have a relaxing cup of tea!


  1. wow! I didn't even know they made Christmas teakettles and now you have 2!! that is wonderful!! can't wait to see.

  2. My battery on my bog camera died yesterday, in the middle of taking photos, on the first sunny day we've had in about two weeks. Fortunately I had my trusty little camera for back up. That reminds me, I need to cahrge my battery....
    Looking forward to seeing your treasure:>)

  3. Hi Adrienne! OH, I just hate it when things like this happens! It's so frustrating! But I'll just have to wait paitently! I would love to see your tea kettle and what else you have to show! Thanks so much for popping in to see me and your sweet comments.
    Have a blessed weekend, Adrienne.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. I know exactly how you feel! I have had that happen to me too.

    I have a tea kettle given to me by my best friend just like the one you have shown.

  5. My batteries in my camera are dead too, Adrienne. And I don't think I can even get anymore pictures on this fairly new computer. Something is broken there. Isn't that ridiculous. The kettle is very pretty. I'll bet you have some new Christmas china?

  6. How pretty! Treasures like this one are so fun to find. Someone recently told me the thrift shops are a good place to find Christmas china and teapots. You found a treasure. I hope the tea tasted especially good with hot water from the new to you kettle.

  7. I love the Christmas tea kettle. Can't wait to see the new one.

  8. Oh dear, it is good to keep those batteries charged up! At least you had one spare. I have 4 batteries and take them all when we go on vacations. Hubby has 4 too. LOL, we like to be prepared. It's funny how many folks we meet that only have ONE!

  9. What a fun Christmas teapot. Frustrating these batteries. I check regularly to keep mine charged and always charge it before taking camera out.


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