Wednesday, March 29, 2017


                   That little old crock bowl my sister gave me years ago. I try and use my favorite things for something, so I filled the bowl with little tags and other small papers. Great for making cards etc. The jar is filled with bows and flowers and other little fabric do dads. I guess if you click on the picture you can see it better, you know if you want to.
     Milder here this week, we were sitting on the deck on Sunday, My youngest daughter and her husband came for dinner and we cooked on the grill. It was about 65 out. Really looking forward to leaves on the trees and flowers.  I went to the library yesterday and bought three new books to read. .50 cents each.  Got a whole chicken in the oven, so lots of ways to use chicken for the next few day. I really have to stop watching the cooking shows on TV.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Little Mini Apron

                    Isn't this cute? "Kat mom", Grace sent this to me. the leather fringe the little hankie and the boot. Just too cute! Thank you Grace.  We are members of the "Mary Jane Farmgirl's" site. So many great women there and Grace is one of them.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Promotional Northern Girl Prints from 1959

       I have had these for years. I remember sending something to the Northern company and then they set these prints. I had a few others but don't know what happened to them. These used to hand in my bedroom at home.  They are now in my upstairs room where I keep a lot of my favorite things.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Old Chamber Pot

                       I have three of these with lids. This is the only one that is colored.  I remember when I lived at home on the farm, we had 7 bedrooms, there were pots under most of the beds. Kind of strange since we had a really nice bathroom. The farm was built in the 1850's so maybe they were left over from a past generation.  Anyway I got the ones I have now from garage sales or the thrift store, I don't remember.  Thrust me they were bleached and washed really really good. I won't be buying anymore, in fact I might just keep this one. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A lovely box of Easter spring gifts

                      Received this today from Lisa, A Mary Jane farm girl. For those who don't know what that is, its a group of women, an online site. You can find it just google Mary Jane Butters.  Anyway Thank you Lisa for such a nice  trade. We have swaps on the site often, and send each other things. We all love getting a surprise in the mail.  I love the little salt and pepper set. Thank you again Lisa!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Antique Purses and oil lamps.

                These are in my upstairs room. Most all these things are either from the thrift store or family. A couple are from Farm girl friends. Kitty goes up here every morning for her nap. As soon as I get the Hoover out she heads upstairs.
      Cold and windy here today, sure will be happy to see some pretty flower and feel those warm summer winds.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Made for my wedding 52 years ago.

                   A friend of my Grandma's made this for me when I got married almost 52 years ago. I was looking in my cedar chest this morning and thought she  might  like to come out of there for a while.
      Really windy here today, Richard goes outside every hour or so and picks up limbs and sticks. I watch out the window. Just trying to help.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Beautiful Ivy Plants

                 I was at Lowe's this morning and saw these Ivy Plants and knew right where I could put them if I brought them home. So I did. They are in my back entry way on my old sewing machine. The plant in the middle I had, and as you can see it needed company.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Love My cast Iron Frying Pan

                              Why I waited all these years to buy one, well I bought two. I can't believe how nice they work. Fried up some Chicken this morning, Made cheese burgers last night, and last week made a nice ham chowder. I thought they would be really hard to clean up. But not so. We always used them on the farm, so I don't know what I was thinking in not using them again. So there you have it, a picture of a frying  Pan.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


                   My plants are always happy this time of day because the sun is real strong on this side of the kitchen.
                  Also those are a few of my wood spoons and the rolling pin was my great Grandma's, its dated 1898 and was made by her husband, my Great Grandpa. They lived at the farm where I grew up. Of course I never new them, but I do have a few of their Diaries.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Sampler replaced Mirror

                      This is in my upstairs room. Its a dressing table. I took the really pretty mirror off and put it in the living room. So then I have this  big empty spot, so I put a sampler I made years ago in that empty stop. The ribbons hanging down are from a big straw hat that is up above. Also on the dressing table are a few of my old little planter head girls, can't think that you would get much of a plant in them, don't know what else they would have been for? 
        Nice and warm here today, think we broke a record, its about 70, usually would have more snow then we would know what to do with. But that's ok, really enjoyed the day. Richard and I were out side for a long time today.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Old handmade candle holders

                    My Aunt Glenda, who is almost 102 years old now gave me these candle holders. she said my uncle made them years ago. They are in my upstairs room.  The pitcher and Bowl I got at the thrift store a few years ago.  The picture is me and my two oldest kids many years ago.