Friday, June 27, 2008
Tour of my grandparents home place and were my mother and her brother and two sisters spent summers romping in the fields, pumping water, running around the house flipping switches because they finally installed electricity. We will see the fields were my 8 yr old mother would carry onion and butter sandwiches for my grandpa in a tin pail. The back yard that my grandpa would flood ever fall so the girls could ice skate and the highway where my mother would hold on to a rope while roller skating behind grandpa's car....eeegads.....
Nostalgia family, hugs, laughter and goodbyes to those that we won't see again for another two years.
Have a Happy Weekend!!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Found the little lovely below in a Free box at the sales from the weekend. It was stained and stinky:: I was not afraid:: Now soaked, washed and hung for that outside heaven sent -scent::it is perfect (well almost).
While out and about on our weekend scavenging I came across this book. First the colors on the cover caught my eye. Well for.25 I thought I would take it home. Boy am I glad I did if I hadn't I would never know:
The many, many shapes of fashion! Or:
How to get this great book...Without it I am not sure I will ever know "what men find most attractive in women" or:
Monday, June 23, 2008
I've a notion to get me some notions - like I need more- but I couldn't resist they are Miss America Pearls for crying out loud.
The little jar below was a milk sampler and a freebee then the buttons-I don't which I liked better the buttons or the jar they came in.
That zipper is the smallest I have ever seen- I wish there would have been more then one that size- it is really cute- that is if a person can find cuteness in a zipper-
I have never collected thimbles but I guess I do now they were a dollar each and so cute.
This is my favorite find, we needed a couch in our family room, we have been looking for over a year- and I found this- I had to do some convincing with my Husband-he finally consented it is all metal and folds out into a bed. I am not much for the ivy but will eventually recover it. I have visions of it sitting on my wrap around porch one day- when I live in that cottage above and we add on a wrap around porch that is. We paid $15 for it a bargain I think.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I am not sure what says summer better then a hot a steamy kitchen bubbling with the scents of strawberry rhubarb jam. Jars filled with warm sweet goodness dance in the soft boiling water of the canner. I love the popping sounds the lids drum out when the jars are placed on the counter.