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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.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

An Old Box,,,, A Treasure

Good Sunday afternoon everyone.  Why don't you grab a cup of coffee from the kitchen, and a sweet pastry on the counter and come on in by the fireplace and let's just visit.  It has been a while since I have invited you into the home place.  What has happened to my Southern hospitality?

Well I have been a little busy. Nothing major going on, but catching up with all the things I had not been doing while I was sick.  Just about as good as new now, and getting things around the house in order.   I forgot to post about our friends outing last month.  You all know a lot of us friends get together and have lunch quite often.  Well two of those friends have birthdays in January and we celebrated both of them at lunch one day.

Jane and Beverly are sisters and have been friends of my family for years.  Jane's son and Holly went to school together.  I had never gone to a thrift store until I met Jane.  Thanks Jane.... you know it's a favorite place of mine to shop now.  And they are both my gambling partners.  We have had so many happy and fun memories made on a girls trip to Mississippi and Alabama.  I think a such trip is so overdue.  Got to do that soon. We are not getting any younger, huh???

  I got some stitcheries stained and finished up this past week. Holly had a meeting on Tuesday and I  picked up Darbee Rae from school and we had lunch and then took her to her art class. That was an experience for this Nana.  I was amazed at how rude and disrespectful kids can be.  Had I been that poor teacher I would have thrown my hands up and walked out.  Enough said.....

Mr. P and his siblings have had to put his Mom in a Nursing Home.  He was at her house a while back looking for some documents when he ran across this old box.  Knowing how I love old things he brought it home to me.

I was even more excited when I opened it and saw the contents.  It was clothes that his uncle had worn as a baby.  They were prim perfect.  And very old. 
There were two little hand sewn shirts

And this little bonnet or I guess I should say cap since it was for a boy.  See how old they are?  I was so proud to get them and have them displayed on a table.
Remember the old stroller Mr. P. surprised me with for Christmas?  Well I have plans for it when the weather gets warmer and I can display it on the porch or carport but for now, it has found a spot in the great room. 
Nellie fits in the seat just perfectly.  She is holding a pin keep that says Primitives.  Quite fitting don't you think?

I am wishing for all of you a great week with warmer temperatures heading your way.  So many of you have seen so much snow.  I have so enjoyed seeing all your pictures, but just that little we had a few weeks back was enough for me. But guess what?  We are again under a Winter Storm Watch for several days this coming week.  Not only the "S" word, but there is talk of ICE also.  That scares me as I sure do not want to loose power.  Guess it is a good thing that I added this old quilt to the bed.

I remember as a child when I would sleep with my grandmother on her feather bed, we stayed warm with quilts.  But as I grew older and married , here at the home place we sleep under blankets.  Well this year it has been so cold, I decided to pull out one of the many quilts I have that belonged to my precious grandmother and great aunt.  Instead of using this one in my prim decor, once again it is doing what it was intended to do when it was stitched many years ago. Which makes me wonder.  Do you sleep under a blanket or use your quilts to stay warm?
I have so enjoyed your stopping by and visiting with me this evening.  Hope your weekend has been a good one, memories were made and you are refreshed and ready to face another week. 
Until next time.  Warm blessings........



  1. Oh how I loved our visit! That old box.....OH MY! And the goodies inside were a bonus! How precious! Praying for your MIL. And the answer is QUILTS! We actually have 3 on my bed. 2 that I made and one that my granny made!!! We keep a cool house at night so they keep us snug and warm!

  2. Loved our visit!!! Your box was certainly filled with treasures. We put an afagan ontop when we get those single digit numbers at night.
    My quilts are bagged up. Guess I don't want to wear them out??? My grandmother did make me the Tree of Life for a wedding gift and the other two, I embroideried and she quilted them. Ones a blue Wedding Ring and the other is Sunflowers. And I have another one done but never got it quilted.
    Stay safe and warm.

  3. Hope you all stay warm and safe with this next storm that is heading your way.
    I have several quilts and we do use them on the bed...they have kept us nice and warm with all this snow and bitter cold temps that we've been having. More headed our way this weekend and then a frozen mix at the beginning of the week.

  4. You warmed me up in this snow with your lovely post! Happy calentine's day! Maggie

  5. It sounds as if we are all going to get it again. They are saying 7in for us! I am just grateful it isn't 0 temps. They are also predicting power outages. I have been in Johnson City with my son who had a heart attack on Sunday. His son is with him today and will bring him home tomorrow. Loved the outfits. Precious. Stay safe. Hope you still get to do your trip

  6. I always keep my old quilts on hand for sleepovers. What a great find with that box and clothes..a treasure indeed. Stay safe and I will say aprayer that you do not lose power. Janice

  7. I love that box. I haven't seen it! Love the little clothes too. Stay warm and know I will miss us being together during this storm! Love you!

  8. Well Happy 2014 Angela!!! Hope you remember me!! My visits have been few and far between....all over the place....but with good (well, actually, "not-so-good") reason....just take my word on that. And, my, my, my.....what is that I see there in your photos??? SNOW??? Holy moly!!! We would call that "flurries" or a "dusting," but it must have felt like a blizzard to you all..... Now ice.... ICK!! I hope and pray they got that forecast wrong.....that's some nasty stuff. About 3 years ago, we had a freak ice storm in December....on top of a hefty snow storm....we were without power for 3 days....right over Christmas. It was soooo cold....we thought of going into town and getting a hotel, but we couldn't leave the animals behind.... Seems like when the power goes out here, if it isn't back on within a few minutes, you better brace for a long, long, haul.....so, we finally broke down and got a back-up generator. Well, that was swell until the propane shortage. EEEk.... Anyways....I'm rambling....but will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.... And love your new/old treasure box!!! Stay safe and warm.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  9. What a treasure Mr P found for you.
    Love your Nellie too :)
    I use blanket and quilts it cold here in Pa.
    Warm Woolie Hugs