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

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....

Monday, August 25, 2014

......barn cat....

........my husband and I went to visit a friend's barn to look at cattle on Sunday.......the reason I like to go is, to see the barn cats......black and white ones, gray, tabby.....they are all cute..........they climb to the top of the barn and sit on hay bales...watching me from afar....or peek out from under a storage room door......I caught one once and gave it to my grandson...... the owner of the barn, Bill....said I could take all I want !!!! but, they prefer to live here....that is what they know and love.....can't say I blame them, I always loved a barn...inside and out........till next time....smiles...



Sunday, August 24, 2014

......recipes from the past.....

.........years ago I went to an antique show/flea market and this booth had all these old recipe cards that they were giving away......   yes, giving away !!!!! it was late in the day and maybe nobody wanted them......I was afraid he might throw them away, so I took a handful......these 3 x 5 cards have different penmanship, so they came from different households......some ink, some pencil, some newspaper clippings.....but some housewife treasured them at one time, and now I would too......... till next time, smiles........