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

Thursday, July 3, 2014

......fair ribbons...........

......first of all, sorry about being away, it is a busy time of year with all my grandchildren here.......but, we are getting close to fair season, which made me think of antique fair ribbons......I have only 3, but that seems like a good start to a new collection.......


till next time.........Linda

Thursday, May 15, 2014

....mellowing in the golden years.........

....my husband has always let me buy antique smalls, such as, quilts, crocks, graniteware, advertisement signs, old benches, antique clothing...... anything A-Z....and we do have some antique furniture....but he use to draw the line on antique painted furniture or anything that looked like it came from the barn....he grew up with oak from his grandma and that is what he liked....which is fine, I love the oak pieces I have from his family......but, I love primitive furniture....I recently purchased this antique blue cabinet and he was ok with it...what??? he liked it??? !!!!! I think he is finally mellowing out in his retirement....and I am glad...we love to go to auctions, when we can and he even encourages yard sales.....what is next??? 

 I love old dishes that are crazed, stained and chipped..........
 I fell in love with these vintage strawberries..........
 ...old tins & chickens..........
till next time......smiles, Linda

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

....tomatoes.......

...........gotten love faux flowers, fruits and veggies that look real........smiles Linda


Sunday, May 11, 2014

love...........

......first of all, sorry I haven't been posting much, been busy in the yard.........one of my all time favorite things to do !!!!!!!!!!!  but, I did not want to miss today, Mother's Day, a post about my mom........I could probably write a book about mom, but I will share the things that are special to me and bring back some wonderful memories......let me start out by saying she always put her family first, always.......she was an awesome cook,   home made meals, 3 times a day.....junk food not allowed......when the weather permitted and she had the kitchen window open, we would be outside helping dad in the yard, she would call us, "time to eat"........when we came home from school, a snack  was always waiting and hugs from mom........holidays, meant even more home made goodies, served at the dining room table........another talent...my mom the artist and "nest builder".....not only could she paint, she could sew, crochet, knit, quilt, cross stitch, embroider....she would take a scrap of wood, sketch a bird or landscape, sometimes wood burn it and then paint it.....she could knit and crochet at the age of 5, yes I said 5 !!!!! she always made our clothes, knitted sweaters, crocheted blankets, made doll clothes, made all the kids a quilt and then some, knitted socks....she could knit and crochet without a pattern.......mom the nest builder...our home was ALWAYS, clean (that German blood I think), she made her own curtains, pillows, bed covers, painted the house......outside she loved to garden.......she loved to plant flowers, parsley and dill (to use in cooking), geraniums, zinnia's and marigolds were some of her favorite's....she would bring cut flowers in whenever she could to place on the kitchen table...no vase, just a drinking glass........she would wash windows & wash the porches....funny at how washing the porches would stick out in my mind, but it was always so fresh with the porch clean, lawn chairs out and geraniums around the porch !!!  Sunday's meant, after a big lunch, the Sunday drive, omg, I loved that !!!! road trips meant, coffee in the thermos and snacks in the car........we didn't take a lot of vacations, but always managed one big on in the summer.....historical stops were always on the list, camping, hikes in the mountains, whatever & whenever it was always fun!!  pictures were always taken, many made into slides, which I have today...and once in awhile we have a slide show for the grands........now I will say.....mom (and dad) were strict, which I will admit got harder as we got older...but, we knew better than to rebel, and of course when I got older and had kids of my own (well, maybe it didn't take that long, lol), but, I was so glad they raised us to have respect, the importance of an education, hard work,  manners, know right from wrong and to love.........so mom, I wish you could hear me....I love you and miss you..........
 ..here are my 2 favorite pictures of my mom, beautiful inside and out........

Monday, April 21, 2014

Antique Sheep Pull Toy.........

.........I have this sheep currently listed on ebay, if anyone is interested........my seller name is rememberwhenfarm







Friday, April 18, 2014

spring mode......

........the grass has been mowed twice, so it is official, we are in spring time mode !!!!!  tree's are blooming, spring flowers are in bloom and boy does it feel great !!!!!!!!!!  and as you can see the flowers are "blooming" inside as well..........
till next time......smiles, Linda

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

......the new girl & more blues......

........there's a new girl at my house...old and tattered, made from an antique sock and sitting on top on an old dairy bottle...love her......and some more blue calico boxes for sale....this is a large set, measures 12 1/2" tall....as always, made to look old & worn.......if interested email me at farmwife78@hotmail.com