Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy July 4th

Wishing the United States of America a very Happy 238th Birthday!
Hope we all are showing a bit of red, white and blue for the July 4th weekend!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

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May you  each enjoy a very happy and Blessed Easter Sunday!

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Livingroom 2013

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 Tree is a real cedar with vintage card ornaments and garland.
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 Smells wonderful still.

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Cross stitch ornaments on a tree near old wash stand.
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 Chest with a small tree.
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 Some family pics on this chest. Quilt robed Santa plate.
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 Mantle with  cards and ornament wreath.
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 Old Santy!
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 Redwork snow folk nativity.
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 Living room view.
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Snow Angel Mandy on top of grandmother clock.

Christmas 2013

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 Side buffet with soup tureens.
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 Small tree with antique family ornaments some from Germany.
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 Table centerpiece.
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 The Claus Gingerhouse!
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Old pie safe top.
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 Nutcrackers.
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 Santa platter by small tree on buffet.

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 Amaryllis bloomed for Christmas Day.

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 Table top.
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Snow Fella on buffet.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall 2013 Part 2


 Back wall of living room. A lot of antique needlework. Wash stand was used by my mother-in-law in her childhood room.
This runner is a Pat Sloan challenge piece using oranges.  Done a few years ago now!

                                          
DH's remotes by his recliner. ;) He does not mind my decorating as long as he can have his roost!

 Wash stand in dining room. We have three antique wash stands. This one has no mirror.


   Fire King bowls. Have a casserole yet to bring out. Forgot it!

 This turkey towel was made for me a few years ago in a swap. Still love his quirkiness!
My prized turkey tureen. Alice and I found in a Smithfield ,Va antique shop.
I do have a few lovely tureens.
The one on end was a Christmas gift 20 yrs or so ago. It has been used often.

I found these dishes in a thrift store in Newport News, Va. maybe 3 yrs ago. Very cheap! The soup bowls are quite large but still fun to use.

The dinner plate has a pretty sunflower and they brighten up the table.
Plate rack wall in dining /kitchen area. Sorry blued pic. Asking Santa for a new camera so must wait.


This owl hanging was one of my first quilted things way back in the 1980's!

Most all of our treasures we have owned for many years. If not family items they were purchased at thrifts, garage sales, country auctions or used stores. Not for a lot of money. I was junk'n long before it was the popular 'sport' it is now. I can recall the look on some faces when I would tell of my trips to thrift stores many years back...OH MY ! hahaha!

Have always loved old things even as a child. Not that I wanted to 'go back in time' to live.
Just loved imagining the life and times of the folks who used the items.
Love a collected look more than a 'one stop shop' one.
There are some lovely reproductions of  'prims' in homes online and in books but for me I like the real thing if I can afford it.
An item can be well used, less than perfect and be perfect for me in my world !

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall Again!

Welcome to our Fall of 2013 home! Some things are same  as last year but moved around or changed up in some way.  Ghosts on the mantle with some pumpkins.
Antique oak wash stand in dining room.
 Indian corn in a soup tureen on side board.
Old oil lamp on antique desk.
 Living room. Yes that is a TV. We live in 2013! ;-)

 Front window area. Vintage Queen Anne chairs. I changed out the red drapery for these black floral to match dining room.
 Old dough bowl from my Uncle Bree's family filled with smalls.
 Sofa wall with some of my quilts.
Mercury glass pumpkin with stitchery quilt.
Bake lite on old crazed platter. Have this on dining room table.

This is Fall 2013 Part 1 as Blogger would not let me load up more pics on this post!!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Guestroom summer bedding

We have my mother-in-law's childhood bed in this room. It is an old oak 3/4 bed. At present it has a twin set on it. Thinking may look into finding a mattress to fit it. Did an online search and custom is not that much in price from a premium mattress set.
I had found this toile duvet cover  at the thrift. Was put in linen closet and forgotten!  It is a king size. Had 2 standard shames with it all for 8 bucks!
Was thinking I would trim it up and put old comforter inside.
Changed my mind when I put it on the bed as is. Makes a nice summer spread!
This bed sits pretty high so sides are covered to floor! I like that part.
Have more to finish up for this room. Maybe this will be my productive summer for things  house wise!