"...it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all..."~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

...... September morn........

........another beautiful September morning, here at Remember When Farm.......hubby let the chickens out and is going to feed cows, and Lily is spending the day with me.......life is good.....but not for all......in case you missed it, Joan Lunden from Good Morning America, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.......her's couldn't even be detected with a mammogram, it is so deep......my heart goes out to all who suffer from cancer....men, women and children.......as Joan Lunden spoke of her cancer on the Today show this morning, her eyes filled with tears and she said how sometimes we have to face death to really appreciate life.......so true......little things we take for granted.......hot coffee on a cold morning....grandchildren laughing........birds singing......a good movie......sitting on the porch.......home made chocolate cake.......a good book.....doing nothing and not feeling guilty.......family and friends.........omg, I could go on and on.......I just finished recovering from shingles.....while uncomfortable, painful, and ugly......it is nothing......it could have been worse......all in all my health is good, although it takes a lot of medicine and
lifestyle changes to keep it that way......I am ever so thankful and blessed......smiles...Linda

Saturday, September 27, 2014

.....a different road......

........just wanted to let you know, I have opened a Face Book page for my little business here at home....Remember When Farm......here you might find.....sock cats, ditty bags, simple stitcheries, and my calico covered boxes......it is listed under the name.....simple and hand-dids from Remember When Farm......thanks for visiting !!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

........blues & browns........

.......I have 2 large box sets for sale....these are both large set of 3 round boxes...paper mache, covered with civil war reproduction fabric.........stained and distressed to look very, old & worn..........if interested, just let me know in the comment section and I will get back with you..........thanks........






Wednesday, September 17, 2014

......not yet...........

........table update......went to check on my table, and it is done but waiting for the finish coat....I decided to go with a matte finish to protect the table from 5 grandchildren.....so, I sold all the new old furniture, and moved in a new antique pie safe....I have only been waiting on one my whole life....so at 57, thought it was time....when I seen this at auction I loved it and I wanted one that made my heart skip a beat, so I wouldn't make a mistake............this is cherry with star tins, awesome.....I put my old tins on top, I really love rusty tin/metal......so far now the grandkids love eating on the floor, they think they are camping......smiles, Linda







Monday, September 8, 2014

.......loving me some corn.......

........started a little bit of fall decorating....will share more later....but, here is one of my favorite things, corn....don't you love the color, earthiness, texture....dried corn, corn cobs, corn husks, corn in the field from seed to harvest, and corn on the cob....love every bit of it !!!!! and when decorating for fall, I like to use things from nature.......my mom done this, so I love it too.......she would always bring the outdoors in, whatever season.....fresh flowers, dried flowers, weeds, pods, cones, and pine boughs..........till next time....smiles....

Saturday, September 6, 2014

.......the before....

........here is what I hope to be the before pictures of a new old table......I have been wanting a farmhouse/harvest table forever......they are hard to find and expensive.......well, as you may remember our home was built on the farm were my husband grew up, and he has torn down...(I know, he shouldn't have).....old buildings....he salvaged this yellow popular from the old smoke house and it has been sitting in the barn....this wood is close to 170 years old......so we are going to take this lumber to an elderly gentleman who builds furniture........now, I have to stress to him to leave the nail holes, discoloration, and imperfections....and I am thinking of painting and distressing the legs...not sure.........my home isn't super primitive, so a really primitive look may not work...but I still want an old farmhouse look to it.......and since this lumber came from my husband's home place, it will be pretty special......the initials you see and some worn paint were from his uncle, that I want on the top and left to see.....will let you know how it goes......smiles....Linda



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

......lemonade......

.......even though we have officially begun the fall season.......some good old fashioned lemonade taste pretty good.........smiles....