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

Sunday, December 7, 2014

.....a few of my favorite things.....

....these are just a few things that mean a lot to me.........and they all are memories of my mom....
 this is mom's Advent calendar, about 75 years old, from Germany....
 the granny square afghan she made.......
 mom's Christmas Nut Horn cookie recipe, (I mounted it on an antique board to save it)
 boxes of puzzles and blocks........
my set of Little House books, received from mom and dad when I was about 8 years old...I always treasure any book (no Kindle for me) but these especially..........wonderful memories.....till next time.....smiles, Linda

Thursday, December 4, 2014

...a little bit more Merry.......



....here are a few more pictures.......hope you enjoy my simple Christmas......till next time......smiles, linda

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

who would of thought...........

.........who would have thought, that someone could find joy in an old clothes pin bag.........not I.......but, when I seen this sweet bag with a mother hen and her chicks, I could not resist........till next time......smiles, linda

Sunday, November 30, 2014

let it be Christmas........

........here are a few Christmas pictures from our home.......many items are from my childhood Christmas'  & friends........some things I bought new, some are antiques/vintage items......my Christmas decorating is simple, gathered memories.......will share some more in the coming days.......thanks for visiting........smiles, linda







Friday, November 28, 2014

...Santa's/Grandma's helpers......

........6 boxes + the tree carried upstairs.......I am already tired.......but, thankfully my 3 granddaughters came to decorate the tree...........they have helped me every year for quiet a few years now, but this year they decorated it all by themselves, and I was so thankful and proud...........while they decorated the tree, I decorated the rest of the house..........sifting through boxes, putting things away, taking things out, whew ! I am whipped...........then after everything is done, I feel the need to dust, vacuum and mop......you can see the mess........tomorrow I will share what we done....for now, this girl needs a nap!!!!




Thursday, November 20, 2014

......Christmas in wool.........

.........here are some projects I just finished up....just in time for Christmas..........


Saturday, November 8, 2014

......Grandma's house....room 2.....

.........this is a spare bedroom, that use to be our oldest daughter's bedroom......I will let the pictures speak for themselves......












thanks for visiting......till next time, Linda