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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.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring at the Home Place

Good evening friends.  Well I have to admit, it does not feel too much like Spring here at the home place this evening.  Today has been a cold, windy, rainy day here in Georgia.  The high was only in the 40's.  After last weekend, we thought Spring was here to stay but we were so wrong.  However Spring is in the forecast for the weekend.  Suppose to be in the 70's and beautiful.  Bring on Saturday.

We have had a rather busy week thus far.  Mr. P. has been trying to finish the playhouse for Darbee Rae and after working 10 hours at his job, he has gone there and worked until dark.  The good thing about him working there, I get to spend time with Holly and Darbee Rae and we have supper together.  Darbee now has a green door and electricity.  One more day for Papa and his part will be finished.  Then comes the painting and decorating.  Can't wait to share the finished project with you.

Mr. P came in one afternoon with me a goodie.  He had gotten this old oil can and ask me if I had any use for it. I love old, rusty, things and this fit the bill.  He cleaned it up a bit and gave it to me.   It's hard to see from the picture, but it has the patent number, the size of the can, and the states where it was legal to use it on the front.

I added flowers and it just speaks Spring don't you think?  Thank you Mr. P. 
I was a little late getting my Spring and Easter decorating done.  I have decided to leave it up until April is over.  After all Easter usually comes in April.  Thought I would share a few of the photos with you.
Remember when I found these little drawers just before Christmas at the goodwill store?  They were painted an ugly green.  Mr. P. painted them mustard and they have become one of my favorite places to decorate.  See my little pillow tuck... my third cross stitch.  I am working on a patriotic one now.  Never thought I would have the patience to do this, but am really enjoying doing simple things.
See the rabbit on the left. When I bought him the guy that checked me out said that had to be the ugliest rabbit he had ever seen.  For some reason he spoke to me.  But I have to admit he is quite sad looking. {smile}
Got this big guy at Rebecca's Thyme in Peigon Forge , Tn.  Sorry to say she is no longer in business and I so miss visiting her store when we visit the area.
Brought in the pan that goes to my hanging scale and did the centerpiece  for my table.  An idea I saw on Pinterest.  Don't you just love that place?
Grubby eggs on the old scale.
Remember this old stools?  We had one just like this at home when I was a child.  Now this one is a great place to display my seasonal decor. 
I think I shared this picture in my last post, but I just love the shoeing box.  A great place to decorate.  The little lady rabbit looks right a home, huh?  Well I hope you have enjoyed some of my Spring displays.  Now I am just hoping Spring will return and stay for good soon.  Aren't you all ready?
On Tuesday , Darbee Rae wanted to come and spend the day.  We were going to have lunch and craft all day.  And that we did.  Her Papa and I had given her a set of  matryoshikas [stacking Russian Doll} for Easter.  She loves any kind of matryoshikas.  She has a Santa one and a Bunny set. She learned that long word and all I heard for weeks was her pronouncing it.  Anyway,,, we got busy.
They turned out really cute, but I forgot to get a picture of them all finished. Maybe you will get a glimpse of them when she decorates the play house. It was a fun day, making memories with Darbee Rae
Hope you all are looking forward to the weekend.  Do something fun with those you love and make some good memories of the time spent together. 
I have really enjoyed visiting with all of you.  Don't forget to leave a comment or I will never know you stopped by. 
Until next time


  1. Love all of it. I have so enjoyed spending time with both of you.

  2. Love all of it. I have so enjoyed spending time with both of you.

  3. Love your photos, and all the bunnies!
    She has grown quite a bit over the last several months.
    Am so happy for you to have her!
    Have a great Friday, and weekend!

  4. The flowers look so good in the old rusty oil can. That is a neat one. Nothing like making memories with our grands, is there? Love the visit. It was cold and rainy here too, but starting tomorrow, 70's! Whooooopeee

  5. Love the oil can with the flowers in it...so pretty!! Love your Easter/Spring decorations. I have my bunnies out too, but I did put the Easter eggs away.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. The oil can looks great with the flowers. Love it. I love spending time with my granddaughter.

  7. Hi Angela, I love all of your spring decorating!!!... especially the chenille bunny...at least I think she is chenille. You must be so happy to have special days with your darling Darbee. My baby granddaughter is going to be 14 and it is getting harder to have special days. We want to but there is piano, basketball, friends, stuff at school and eveything else that teenagers do. But we still have "our" times as often as we can.

    I heard you are going to have nice weather this weekend. Good for you. Enjoy it!!!


  8. AAAWWWW I know that I love spending time with my grandchildren .What a blessing. She is so cute! I love all of your spring decorating. Wonderful bunnies and very nice work on the pinkeep. Spring Blessings~Sara

  9. Good Morning Friend
    I love the photo of you and Darbee.
    What fun. I love spending time with my granny girl.
    Your home is beautiful.
    Love all your spring/easter things.
    Spring temps are coming here this weekend too.
    Woolie Blessings

  10. Morning Angela...You have some great bunnies. I like Easter in April better too but I did pack away most of my bunnies. Love the drawer idea and yes pinterest has some great ideas..I am hooked.
    Waiting to see Darbees playhouse ready!

  11. Love your decorating Angela! Thanks for sharing, very inspirational! I think the "ugly bunny" is awesome! LOL! What great memories for you and Darbee. My mom had a set of Russian stacking dolls, I used to love them and don't know what happened to them. Have a great weekend ~*~Lisa

  12. Morning, love the rusty oil can, looks great with the flowers, good thinking......Love all your Spring decorating, looks so prim perfect....I would leave it out too, Blessings Francine.

  13. Enjoyed your photos of your spring displays, looks so nice! Looks like you and Darbee are having a good time!

  14. Your bunnies are adorable and I spotted a Christmas tree. I use to leave a 4ft up all year too! Cannot wait to see Darbee Rae's playhouse. Janice