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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Old Homeplaces

Good Monday evening.  Hoping all of you have wonderful memories of a great weekend spent doing something you so much enjoyed with family and friends.

I managed to stay home all last week.  There was no road trips , just time spent with Mr.. P and doing lots of catching up on household chores. (ugh)    As with so many of you, we have had some wonderful Spring like days and many of those with the threat of tornados and storms.  We have been blessed thus far.  Daffidols are blooming, yellow belle bushes are blooming, and on a ride this weekend we saw wild plum trees in full bloom.  Yes, Spring is almost here.

I just love old homeplaces.  Wandering around the grounds where an old home stands or where there are remains of  an old homeplace sends my mind in a never ending spin of questions.  A while back on one of our road trips we happened  to see just that.  Several old homeplaces.  Couldn't contain myself , so out came the camera. 

This homeplace was barely visible.  How could any family let a home go to ruins like this?   Oh, my heart goes out to the old home.  It stands so tired now as the years have taken a toll on its outward apperance. Don't you wonder who has lived there and the stories these old tired walls could tell?  Imagine all the cold winters, heavy rains and summer storms that poor roof has felt.  Yet it held proudly and did its job of sheltering and protecting  the family inside.
Was there a veggie garden out back and did the lady of the house have a herb garden by the back door.  Maybe there was a colorful flower garden over in the side yard and in the early morning with the dew still shimmering on the grass ,she would slip out and gather a fresh bouquet of flowers in her apron to adorn the farm table.
And was there the laughter of little ones as they swung on an old handmade swing from a tree branch in the front yard? Where are the grandchildren, great grandchildren or other descents of the family who so lovingly built this home ?

This one was my favorite.  The area around this old home had been cleared somewhat.  I so hope someone has plans on saving this place and preserving it . If at some time in my future ,, I became wealthy , it would be a dream come true for me and Mr. P to buy land with an old homeplace on it and play till out heart was content.  Dreams are free, huh?

Well  if you have been visiting with me for awhile, you know just how much I love going and I have been on so many road trips lately.   This weekend while you were out shopping for that perfect antique piece or for something  prim perfect , was I doing the same thing here at home?  No way, this Saturday the Mister did some shopping himself.  Did he bring me home a gift?  You bet he did.  These 

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Guess with all the traveling I should expect the poor tires to eventully wear out. So now I am good to go again, and travel will be safe.
So can you guess my plans for tomorrow?  Yes, four more girlfriends and myself are heading out bright and early in the morning on a road trip.  It will be just for the day, but don't you just love spending times with friends?..

Hoping all of you have fun plans for tomorrow as well.  Welcome to my new followers.  I just love meeting new folks .  Don't forget to comment or I will never know you have visited.  Until next time.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A New Lamp,,,, I'm In Love

Good evening everyone.  Wow, it has been a week since I have visited with all of you.  Sure hoping you haven't forgotten about me.  Our girl's trip last week was wonderful.  The weather was perfect and put you right in the mood for some Spring Prim Shopping.  And shopping we did. Can't wait to show you the rabbits and decor we purchased.  If you have visited with Holly on her blog and with Betty  over at Thru My Back Door, then you know we visited the Hen in its new location.  Let me tell you Sharon's shop is so prim perfect.  There is a mural on one wall that is amazing.  And who was minding the store when we arrived?  Well of course the Sweet Miss Betty. We did our damage there and then along with Deb, Betty's daughter we had a great time and a delicious dinner.  Let me tell you all of us ladies and Miss Darbee Rae was never at loss for conversation.  We were so excited to meet Deb.  Betty and Deb's homes have been featured in past issues of Country Sampler Mag. What better way to spend an evening than with good blogger friends and good food. 

This week has been spent getting back in the routine of being at home.  Yes that is something I haven't done much of this new year. On Monday I had to run errands and I left home on a mission.  I have been wanting an Ottlite for a while now, but didn't want to spend that much money on a light..  Well Michael's had them on sale and Monday being President's Day they had a coupon for an extra 20% off sale and reg. priced items. So what did I do?   I bought me an OttLite. 

And I LOVE it.  I was so surprised that the light it gives off is so good.  No yellowing as from other bulbs.  I so dislike a big overhead light on but when stitching or doing my punch needle it was necessary to have it on.  But no more.  I could have it completely dark in the room except for the Ottlite beaming down on the work at hand.  I am so glad I purchased it.

Speaking of punch needle.  I am almost finished with my first Primitive piece and am enjoying punching very much.  I am beginning to see a little progress and I feel I am moving now a little faster.  Can't wait to show you the finished project.

Don't you love to visit a friend's home and come away with inspiration?  Well I did just that when I visited Dimple in TN. a few weeks back.  She had this calander holder for her calander and I fell in love with it.  She let me take a picture and bring home with me.  I am so blessed to have a talented husband who loves doing wood crafts.  On Saturday Mr. P made me a holder and I am so proud of it. 

I have to decorate the shelf on top.  Today I finally deccided to take down all my snowmen.  Since the temps here hit 70 and climbing I don't feel like they have brought me too much luck this year as far as delivering snow.  I am anxious to put some Spring touches in the home. My goal for the remainder of the week.

Well I have enjoyed visiting with all of you.  Hoping I haven't bored you to tears tonight as there has been nothing exciting going on at the homeplace lately.  With all the warm weather, storms are in our forcast.  Hoping all you in their paths will be safe.  Have a great evening and a wonderful day tomorrow.  Until we visit again....

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

And The Winners Are.........

Good Morning All.  Maybe I should say Good Early Morning.  Do ya want to know what I am doing up so early?  Well Holly, Darbee Rae and I are going to be off in a few hours on another road trip.  Yep,, I have been home about a week and half so it's time to hit the road again.  But, first things first.

Thank you to all who stopped by and entered my giveaway.  I so wish I could give a gift to each and every one of you. You are all so special to me.  But as you know that is not possible.  This time I let random.org pick the winners for me.

The winner of the luminary,,,,,,,,,

Cindy, from Cynthia Lee Designs. Cindy, please send me an e-mail with your mailing address and your package will be mailed when I get back on Monday.

And as promised there was a second drawing for a surprise givaway. 

Annie, from Scrappalachia.   Annie I have your address.  You surprise gift will be mailed on Monday as well.

Please join me in congratulating these lucky ladies.  Stop by often as there will be another giveaway soon.

Wishing all of you a Happy Hump Day and a wonderful weekend. Until next time..... 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Don't Forget To Enter

Good evening Everyone.  Just wanted to remind you if you haven't already entered my giveaway for the luminaire you still have time.  There will be a second drawing for a surprise giveaway also.  You have until midnight EST tomorrow night. (Feb. 14)   You can get there here. http://thrunanaswindow.blogspot.com/2012/01/belated-giveawayor-twoand-catching-up.html  Good luck.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

I Won A Giveaway and More Eye Candy

Hello all my friends.  I am so sorry it has taken so long for me to get back to visiting with you.  It has been a very busy week here at the homeplace..  But I have some wonderful news.... it is COLD here tonight.  The wind has blown all day and I am tickled pink that we are getting some winter weather.  Even saw a few flakes of snow in the early morning hours.  It is suppose to be short lived but I'll take what I can get.  It's so cozy here tonight, the fire is going, tarts have the house smelling wonderful, and all is well.  Hoping all of you can say the same.

A couple of weeks back, I was so blessed to have won the great giveaway Lois over at http://huckleberrylady.blogspot.com/ was hosting.  Needless to say I was on my road trip when the package arrived.  Holly was getting the mail for me so she ask to open and take a peek.  She loved the set of x's and o's Lois had made.  Thought she might just try and keep them, but bless her heart she gave them up when I got home.  Sorry Lois it took me so long to post a picture of them, but my camera batteries died and I just got them replaced.  She also was so kind and sent Darbee Rae a braclet and card and I had a wonderful egg she had made me for Easter.  I am saving it to show you when I put out my Spring decor.  Thanks so much Lois.  If you don't follow Lois, you need to head on over and visit.  She is a very talented and wonderful lady.  Take a peek.

I was so excited to win these as I don't have many Valentine related  decorations.  They are prim perfect. 

When we last visited I had showed you a few rooms in my friend in Tennesse's home.  I will try and show you more tonight.  So many prim things to see.  Thanks again Dimple for letting me share these photos.
We will begin in the dining room.  Some of the displays...

Living  Room

Guest Bath


Craft Room

Okay ladies, that's about enough for tonight.  This girl has got a lot of goodies, huh?  Hope you enjoyed the tour.   Sending wishes for a great Saturday evening and a Blessed Sunday your way.  Stay warm and be thankful.  Until next time.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stop on By and Take a Look!!!

A big old country Howdy to all my prim friends this evening.  Hoping you are all well.  Me,,, well just got in last evening from yet another road trip.   I know,, my Daddy always said GO was my middle name.  But this trip was a little different from some that we did recently.  Why  you might ask?  Well get comfy while I show you a shop I visited on the way to my desination and then I'll share with you about where we ended up.

On our way we did a little detour and visited Historic Bell Buckle, TN.  It is home to the annual "Moon Pie Festival" that is held there every year in June.  We have also been there for the festival once, and let me tell you folks come from everywhere for the festivities. There are many antique malls, specialty shops, cafe, ice cream parlor and home to the famous Phillips General Store and Antiques.  But my favorite shop to visit was formally The Doodlebug, now with is new name " Froggie Went A Shoppin".  Don't ya just love that name?
I had a wonderful time in there and stayed forever.  So much to look at.  And don't ask the Mister how much I spent. I think he is still in shock.  Hey, he was the driver and took me there.  TeeHee,,, when will men learn?  If ya don't want a woman to spend money,,, then don't take her to a wonderful prim shop.  Anyway Sandy was so nice and helpful.  I really enjoy visiting with her as well as shopping. Don't ya just love going in a shop where the shop keeper is nice and friendly?  Well, if you are ever in the area you just have to drop by.  She was also kind enough to let me take photos to share with all my friends on the blog.  So here you go.  Come drool with me.

Don't ya just love those sweater pillows and that furniture,, well it begged to go home with me.  But the mister wouldn't hear of it. 

I so loved this display.  Yes, there was tidbits of Spring and Easter beginning to show up in the shop.  I think with the warm weather everyone is ready to do some spring decorating.  I just couldn't help myself and purchased a few Spring decorations.  Now,,,, came home to snowmen still waiting on a few flakes of snow.  Now you see why I loved shopping at the "Froggie Went A Shoppin" . 

Okay,,, we were actually on our way to visit with my long time friend.  Dimple and I were introduced years ago by a wonderful lady whom we both loved very much. It wasn't until after this lady passed away that we became close friends.  Our kids started kindergarten together and we were always together as families several weekend during the month. Her son and Holly grew up much like brother and sister.  And then....... they moved back to TN. because of her hubby's job and to be close to their families.  That was back in junior high for our kids.  They are both close to 30 years old now. Since then we have reamained friends and tried to visit several times a year.  But,,, last year with mother's illness and just life in general we did not get to visit often.  They were here a year ago this month.  So it liked a few weeks being a year since we had seen each other.  Those of you who are fortunate to have a faraway friend know how much fun it is to visit
and catch up and do some prim shopping together.  And that is what we did.  Dimple was kind enough to let me take pictures of some of her prim goodies.  Yes, as you will see it is like visiting another prim shop.  Hope you enjoy seeing all her goodies.  Just sit back and take a look.  These were taken in the kitchen

Laundry Room

Are you enjoying the tour?  She has a big house and I have lots more eye candy for you but will show you more on the next post.  Got to get supper on the table for the mister.  I had a fun day at home tweaking a few things and hunting a new home for some of my goodies.  Hope you have all had a good Monday.  Take care until we visit next time.