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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, March 5, 2012

Some Spring Touches to the Homeplace

Oh what a beautiful day we woke up to here in the south.  The skys were blue, the sun shining brightly and a nip in the air.  No sign of rain or storms to be heading our way and for that I am so thankful. Let's not forget those neighbors of so many of us who were less fortunate and are saddened by the loss of homes, personal items and those who lost family members.  They are and will continue to be in my prayers.

Today started out as a busy one for me.  The older I get the more I so dislike cooking. But Mr. P will only eat out so many times and then he is ready for some homecooking.  Think I spoiled him early in our marriage.  So today I decided to cook meals for the 3 days this week I have to cook.  Here is my menu.
Monday-- Fried cube steak
                 Lima beans
                 Fried sweet potato slices

Tuesday-- Spaghetti
                  Homemade Bread

Wednesday--Homemade Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Thursday evening Mr. P and Stacy (Holly's hubby) will have supper at church when the men gather for Brotherhood meetings.  The girls and I will eat out.  And Friday is always date night for Mr. P and myself and we always eat out.  Saturday night we are grilling steaks for a family outing.   WooHoo for me my meals for the week are all cooked and just waiting to be served.

As I was right in the middle of all my cooking my sister-in-law called and was comiing into town to look for a dress for her son's wedding a few months from now.  Did I want to meet for lunch?  Well, you know me and know I love to go so I got dressed , turned off the stove and away I went.  Enjoyed visiting with her and shopping  with her for a dress.  I found a new purse and a few decorative items to bring home with me.

I have been putting out a few new displays for Spring and it seems everytime I do, it turns cold again.  We have freeze warnings out for tonight.  As with so many of you we have trees budding out and our Bradford Pear Trees are in full bloom.  But that is okay, God's work not ours.  As long as there are no storms, I will smile and take the cold.  Thought I would share a few things I have done and some of my purchases from my many road trips of late.

The covered book with the seed packet was sent to me by my friend Kim. See the seed pouch laying down?  I purchased several of these a while back from Barbara at http://nccabininthewoods.blogspot.com/
She said her Grandmother use to carry one in her apron pocket.  I just loved them. If you haven't visited Barbara jump over and tell her I sent you.

I just loved the little wooden wheel barrow when I saw it.  I actually bought it from a booth that turned out to be some people who have bought from Mr. P for years.  What a small world.  Looks like Mr. Rabbit is surrounded by all his favorite foods, huh

I was so proud to find this tall candle stand.  It came with a glass globe, but I like it better this way.  Found it at a neat shop in Clarksville, Tn, when I was visiting my friend Dimple a month ago.

This was one of my favorite finds.  Love the cabinet.  I got it at The Depot at Gibson Mills in South Carolina while Mr. P and I were there for his job. I orginally bought it to hang on the wall, but like it here for now.  Hanging between the doors is another of the seed pouches from Brenda.  They actually have seed in them.

We saw one of these while on our girls trip to Piegon Forge, Tn, and I had a lightbulb moment.  I had the jars already so when we got home I ask Mr. P. to make me a wooden holder for them.  I plan to fill them with different kinds of beans. 

The old rusty lunch pail was a purchase from Spoon Sisters in Tyrone, Ga.  I am becoming a regular customer there.  Always, always find some treasure.  And it is close to home.  YAH!!

I found this stitchery on the internet and have had it for a long time just waiting to find a lunch pail.  I do not remember where I saw it so if it is yours let me know and I will give you credit.  I so loved this saying. Goes perfect with the pail.  Dimple's son Blake gave me many pieces of old barn wood while we were visiting and I am so enjoying using them.  Thank you Blake.

Centerpiece on my dining table.  I had been begging Mr. P to make me a riser for the table and he said they were useless. What does a man know?  Well that was the first thing I noticed when we visited Dimple.  She had one on her table.  And I was quick to point it out too!  Guess he finally felt sorry for me so he came home and made me several.  Shhhhhhh! I think he has forgot I have a big beautiful lazy susan that fits in the middle of my table.  But,,, hey a girl has got to have what a girls gota have, right?

This sweet blackened beeswax lamb was one of many purchases made at The Speckled Hen in Clinton, Tn. when we shopped and later met Betty from Through My Back Door and Deb for dinner. 

Loved this pitcher.  Reminds me of redware.  I found it at Primitive Friendz in Clarksville, Tn. Such a pretty color.  Found it to be the perfect spot to display a few "prim" daffodils.  I made these from a Tenn. Ridge Pattern.  Love Becky's patterns.  You can visit her here http://www.tennesseeridgeprimitives.com/

Picked up the the rabbit in SC, and the cute little egg was a surprise gift Lois sent along with the X and O's giveaway I won from her blog, http://huckleberrylady.blogspot.com/  Couldn't wait to find the perfect spot for it.  Thanks again Lois. 

Well guess that is about it for tonight friends.  I have really enjoyed visiting with all of you. And welcome to my new followers.  I am up to 169.  Maybe when I reach 175 we will celebrate with another giveaway.  Sounds like fun to me.  Hoping you are all safe, warm, and happy tonight.  Take care and we will talk again soon.
Until next time.


  1. Love all of your pictures. I have to come over and see them all in person! So glad we met for lunch today. Think we need a road trip soon to find some more goodies huh? Love you. Oh-and mark spaghetti off the menu tomorrow...you can bring some to Darbee...You can eat with us tomorrow night! :)

  2. Evening Angela, wow you have a lot of neat new goodies. They all look great and I love that tall candle stand. I went dress shopping with Deb for Curts wedding today. I actually tried on 3 and none was what I wanted. I want to look young and slim and never found one that would work magic.lol I guess I'll have to settle for reality. Enjoyed the visit and again, I love all of your new goodies.

  3. Everything looks lovely, Angela.. We still have so much snow that I haven't felt the urge yet to bring out any Spring.. It will all come in time..
    Your food sounds delicious for someone who doesn't like to cook.. grin..
    God bless..

  4. Very Spring like Angela! I love your table centerpiece you designed! Risers can be used in so many neat ways.
    I enjoyed looking at all of your goodies.

  5. Good Evening, Angela..! I want a table riser! And I have the very same candle stand, only mine did not come with a glass globe. Love looking at your pictures and how pretty it's all decorated. My heart aches for all those effected by the storms. So sad....have a good week, and enjoy those delicious meals you prepared:) Hugs..K

  6. Oh Angela, it all looks so wonderful. I love the bunnies, and all the rest!

  7. Hi Angela... sure does look like spring at your house whether it's cold outside or not ;) Love it! Hugs, Traci

  8. What time is dinner...really, what time? I'm hungry and your menus look good!Love your spring decor...and Bob and I go out quite a few days out of the week..just because we get out of the store to late for me to cook...Take care, janice

  9. I am coming to eat with you! ha! You are planning ahead
    and sound like me. Cute photos and love the post!

  10. What cute spring displays! Thanks for sharing your new purchases, looks like you had lots of fun. Don't you just love Barbara from Cabin In The Woods??? She's a peach. Have a great "cook free" week, Dawn

  11. Angela your pics were such a treat!It certainly looks Spring at your home no matter the temperature outside.Love it all.Hugs,Jen

  12. Hi Angela, Love your spring decorations!!! I have an easy cook-free week also. Only have to cook Wed and Fri!!!!!

    Have a great week!!


  13. O Angela ,its all so lovely so many beautiful treasures and from sweet friends as well ! And that Mr P sure has been out doing himself ...sure glad you got a gem to spend your days with :0) and he eats good too even if only 3 days a week! Give Darbee hugs from Ohio ! Have a great day hugs lil raggedyangie

  14. What a gorgeous,gorgeous home you have! I just love all your displays! Can't pick a favourite love them all! What is a pulled pork sandwich? Enjoy your week, Michelle.

  15. Morning Sweet Friend
    Oh what a beautiful spring home you have.
    I so love all the bunnies. You have some dear new treasures.
    Love to you


  16. Wow Angela, I love what you did with the candle stand & saltbox! I have a collection of blue canning jars in my garage I need to get in the house - what a great holder! I might try to find someone to make a couple of these! And love the little beeswax lamb in the bowl. Thanks for sharing spring inspiration! ~*~Lisa

  17. Glad you and holly were safe through the storms.I know so many got hit hard...Your spring decor is just perfect.Lovely prim details.I've been wanting a riser too.But not sure what size as I change out things alot on the table.Have a great week! Warm Blessings!~Amy

  18. Hello Angela, love your pics your blog is lovely.. can you tell me would Mr. P consider making me a riser? And if so, what would it cost? I have wanted one and I love yours.. <3

  19. enjoyed your spring decor pics Angela. I was worried about you through the storms. Glad you and family are ok. Good to hear from you again.


  20. Good Morning Angela-
    What Beautiful displays with all your spring goodies.
    Everything looks perfect. thanks for sharing!! Have a wonderful day my friend!!


  21. Wonderful spring touches~ the hardest thing for me about cooking is what to make~ giggles, Hubby doesn't ever decide he always says make whatever, so that is my struggle, sometimes I don't want to decide~ My Grandpa spoiled me that way, he always had a want list, so it made it easy~ sounds crazy doesn't it~ Easy for me to cook if someone decides~
    Been Praying for all~ so devastating~
    smiles & hugs

  22. What beautiful displays Angela. I love the blue jar holder. I am glad the Mr. can make such wonderful things for you. Your tall bunny makes me giggle. He is so cute. Thanks for sharing your spring decor. Makes me feverish. Spring isn't even near here. Just blowing cold and snow all over the place today. We can't go outside:( The trees havent' even begun to bud. -Steph-

  23. Nice pictures Angela..especially Bunnies. They are so sweet.

  24. What great pictures! Love all your decorating!


  25. Angela,
    I love your touches of Spring...everything looks so wonderful!! We visited my in-laws today and my MIL had all her Spring things out too. Now I'm ready to get mine out. We are going to have near 60 degrees weather most of the week...looks like Spring is actually here already.
    Love the table riser!! What a great way to display goodies on your table. I think I might need my hubby to make me one.

  26. Love all your goodies that you are decorating with. You have motivated me to get to cooking for the week! I have been reading, just not commenting because of my hands but they are better!!! Not well, but on the way! I am so happy!!!

  27. Love all your pictures and displays of spring! You have found the perfect spots for them :) Have a wonderful evening,
    hugs Trish

  28. The homestead is looking amazingly springy!!! So prim and pretty! TFS!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  29. Angela, I love all the spring touches you have. You definitely have the knack for decorating. Great idea with the candle stand and jars. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us, so inspiring.
    Country at heart

  30. Wonderful touches of spring, Angela! You have such a gifted touch. I so love your taste - and you always find the most perfect way of displaying your treasures. I especially love your tablescape - that riser, and the bowl with the wax sheep - precious!! Wanna come to my house and bless it with your magical touch??? ;o) Smiles & Spring Hugs ~ Robin

  31. Angela, I enjoyed looking at all your wonderful pieces! Love the wooden holder with the jars, they are going to look great with different beans in them!

    I have a similar old metal lunch pail that I found at a garage sale and I just love decorating with it! I have displayed it with the lid open and things inside but lately the lid has been on and a rusty old bucket sitting on top of it. The lunch stitchery couldn't be more perfect, LOVE that with the pail!!

    Your prim daffodils are beautiful and look so natural and pretty in the pitcher. You have such wonderful touches of spring all over, looks great Angela!