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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.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lamps, Warmth,Food,Electricity,,Blessed

Good evening friends. We are getting hit hard in Georgia again in a matter of a few weeks. This time I am thankful our state was more prepared ,however this time for us in our part of the county, it is ICE. We have yet to see snow,but it is to come later in the evening.

As I sit by the roaring fireplace, hearing the sleet outside the window, there is such a calm, quite, feeling here at the home place. Mr. P. is home from work{they closed the plant} and he is happily working out in the shop, Holly and her family are safe at their house. They did loose power earlier in the  morning but it was quickly restored.  All is well.

But there are many in our county who have it really bad. A huge tree has fallen on the carport of my friend's house and many are without power already.  I feel so blessed and thankful for all those who are out on this dangerous day to restore power to all the homes without. And also to all the workers who are going hours and hours to keep the roads clear, and of course all the emergency workers who never gets time off during a storm.

Which brings me to my post today.  Everyday we go into a room, flip a switch and immediately we have light. We wash clothes, bathe, cook, and stay warm. All these things we so take for granted until we are faced without them in a time of crisis. We  have been warned by officials that loosing power will most likely take place.  So yesterday I prepared food that we could reheat on camp stove, grill, or use the fireplace.  Being blessed to have kept power  thus far today, I have again busy in the kitchen.  If you want to come back a little later, we will have hot peach cobbler and some coffee.  But,,,,, the roads are almost white. And even though most of you are use to all this winter weather, here in GA. we are not and you might not want to meet some of our drivers out in the rural area where I live.

I do love my electricity. To get up in the morning and turn on all my lamps, and put a tart in the tart burner, well it just helps to make a house a home.  I have been so thankful to have had my lamps on all day and the tart that is burning is one of my favorite, butterscotch maple cream.  Yummy!
Thought I would share some pictures of some of my favorite lamps.  Enjoy the pics.

Do you like the wax sleeves that go over the little candle lamps? I love them. It's hard to tell but this one has saltbox houses and willow trees.   You will see another later.

HeHe,,,,Talking about our ice storm , and notice the greenery and little chick in the wooden bowl. Some days you just need a little Spring in your life!!

This sleeve is  my favorite.  It has pineapples on it. I want one for every holiday so that I can change them out.

Little year round tree that I have moved into the bedroom.

Hope you enjoyed visiting with me this afternoon. If you are in the path of yet another winter storm, please take care and be safe.  Can't  leave you without sharing a picture of the ice and sleet that is falling here at the home place.
It is so pretty, but just praying that we will keep our power.  Forecasters are saying we have many,many more hours of this and snow to follow. Yep,,, thinking of moving even further south.  This is NOT Georgia winter weather.  UGH!!!
Until next time.


  1. Oh I LOVE all your lamps! You need to come decorate my house!!! I love your style. We have had a lot of snow today but mostly rain. They are saying it will freezing tonight so looking forward to another snow day. I LOVE do nothing day!

  2. ANgela such a beautiful post and your house looks so inviting and cozy. Here on Long Island we are used to ice and snow but I hate losing power which we did for 17 days back in Hurricane Sandy. It was awful. We have 14 inches of snow on the ground and 2" of ice on top of that and tonight through Friday we are expecting 10 more inches but just as you are hunkered down in the love of your home, we will be too. Sending you prayers as I know you guys are not used to this as us Yankees are! But God will protect you. Hugs! Maggie

  3. Everything looks so cozy. Wish we were together this time during this storm too! Love you.

  4. Hopefully you will not lose power..but if yo do I know you are prepared. Love Love all of your glowing lamps and lights..so warm and cozy. Janice

  5. Hi Angela,thought of you earlier when I heard the storm was headed your way.Glad to hear that you still have your power.Loved seeing your beautiful home! It is so cozy and inviting,so many wonderful lamps.Stay safe and warm.Praying that everyone stays safe and that the power remains on for you.Hugs, Jen

  6. Evening, oh I love all your wonderful lamps, so cozy looking.....stay safe and warm, Blessings Francine.

  7. Hi Angela, I too, was thinking of you when they said the south was going to get hit again. Your home is soooo cozy and inviting. Love your lamps and candles. You are so right, we take for granted our electricity and when it goes out, you can't do a thing!!! Stay safe and warm.

  8. I love your collection of lamps, beautiful.


  9. Good luck! I am glad you are tucked in and all happy and dry tonight! Your lamps are so gorgeous. You are right. They do make a home all cozy and warm. I hope the sleet stops soon and Georgia weather can back to what it usually is.

  10. Riding out the storm with you in Georgia and doing the nesting thing as well. I've made chicken and dumplings, lasagna, fresh bread, cookies and if we still have power in the morning Mark has requested chess pie. I did have to use the yard shovel to clear off the deck because the sleet/snow was above the threshold and I was worried about the hardwood floors.

  11. Snow just started here in PA. Predicted to get over 12".....stay safe and warm. Your home looks so cozy....Hugs, K

  12. Love the glow from your lamps and candles...so cozy!! Hope you all stay warm and safe from this winter storm.

  13. You have a good collection of lamps. Loved to see them all. Stay safe from snow and ice.

  14. Your homestead should be in a magazine. It is so warm and inviting.
    I LOVE all your beautiful amazing lamps that you have.
    You have a knack and eye for decorating and I also want to thank you for your prayers for my FIL. I am off to care for him today. We picked him up yesterday after a month in the hospital.
    It is snowing here in Mass and I can't wait for Spring!
    Stay safe and warm sweet friend,
    Tricia XO

  15. The weather has really been quite something this year. I sure don't like to hear about the ice. Just wish people didn't have to be out in it! Glad you still have electricity for now, let's hope it stays that way. You sure have a lot of neat lamps. Really love the tin lantern!

  16. Hello Angela-
    I am so ready for Spring! The weather here in Wisconsin has been so Cold and I had enough of the Snow Already. I Love all your lamps and candle sleeves. You certainly have some Beautiful displays. I was wondering where you got your Butterscotch Maple tart? I am always looking for new scents and that one sounds yummy!
    Take Care and keep warm and safe.


  17. Love the beautiful warm glow of your homestead...but keeping you and your family in my prayers ...I hope you are able to keep power hugs lil raggedy Angie