Saturday, May 21, 2011


This is Mrs. Roy's newest purchase from  Don't you just love it?  Mrs. Roy has a special attachment to the Great Smoky Mountains so this napkin holder, currently being used as a desk caddy, was right up Mrs. Roy's alley. 

Many years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Roy were invited to the home of some friends for dinner.  We had a great evening and on the way home Mr. Roy commented on how lovely the house was.  These folks had a place for everything and everything in its place - and it all matched, if you know what I mean.  Mrs. Roy agreed but all that kept going through Mrs. Roy's mind was - where did they keep the Dollywood souvenirs?  Everybody has them, don't they?  Those mementos that the kids brought back from a field trip or that remind you of a fun family vacation or even an incredibly cute Great Smoky Mountain napkin holder? 

It was then and there that Mrs. Roy figured out that Southern Living nor Better Homes and Gardens were ever coming to our house for a photo shoot.  Oh well, such is life.  Mrs. Roy can live with it, smiling very time I look over at my new Great Smoky Mountain desk caddy.

Oh, and it was bought used so it was ecologically friendly and frugal, too.

Life is good.


  1. All of mine are in my sewing room ...

  2. We keep our do-dads on the Christmas Tree... the only way I could figure to keep a handle on all the souvenirs was to make sure they were Christmas ornaments. It's a nice way to relive all the memories each year as we put up the tree.