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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.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Hodgepodge of A Post

Well I know,,, I think it's time I stopped long enough to visit with all of you.  I am so thankful that my health has improved and I am having so much fun doing things lately that I haven't been able to do in forever.  Thus,,, my absence from blogging.  I still stop in and read your blogs and try to keep up, but have been sorry about replying and gossiping with you.

I have had so much fun with Darbee Rae.  Yes, I saw her often, but to actually play with her and go to the playhouse was almost impossible.  If I did, I was in pain.  So we have had so much fun.  I have picked her up from school on several occasions and we have had Nana and Darbee time.

Yes, we have played in the playhouse.  This is the kitchen/desk area.  And she has come home with Nana and here she is a photographer,,,, taking pictures of her baby.

Yes, my Ott lite works perfect when playing . We even went on an outing to American Girl Bristo.  Last year when we had reservations, I wasn't able to go as I was too sick.  What a fun day we had.

The food was delicious and Darbee Rae had so much fun. She couldn't wait for me to see the bathroom.  They had a place for her doll to wait while she was busy,  HEHE!
Of course a trip that far away, and we had to do a little Nana and Mama shopping.  We found a wonderful antique mall that had booths.  I will definitely go back there and take the Mister.  Was wonderful.
We couldn't go to the big city and not stop by Ikea and do some day dreaming.  I just loved these kitchens.

Don't you just love these sinks?  And while we are on the subject of kitchens, I have also been doing some rearranging.  The Mister use to say he would never walk around in the house at dark without a light, because he never knew where the furniture would be.  That changed when I was sick.  It has been years since I felt like doing something different.  Until now,,,,,, In the kitchen I replaced the store bought island with the old flour bin that belonged to his grandparents

Love the old chicken feeder with my dishes in it.
See the old chair I have at the end of the island?  It too belonged to Mr. P.'s granddaddy also.  He sat in this chair at their table many years ago.  He even weaved the bottom himself from white oak strips from a tree he cut.

Can you guess where the towel came from?  {smile}  Darbee Rae made everyone in the family one for Easter.  She drew it onto sandpaper and her Mommy helped her then iron it onto dishtowels.  Thought that was really cool.  An end of the year project Holly will be doing with her class at school.
Yes I know,,, this is getting to be a long post.  So I will leave you with some photos of my Easter and Spring d├ęcor here at the home place.  I leave mine out until the first of May.  I just love the Spring/Easter season. 

This little black high chair was one of my purchases from our trip to TN.
Loved this old lard tin.  It was also a purchase from our trip

This lantern was my favorite purchase.  I had been wanting one for awhile

Sorry, didn't look too good with the flash.  Love the little chair.  That was a purchase from the antique shop when we visited American Girl.

Some of our azaleas Easter weekend.

We hide gifts here for Darbee Rae.  A fun afternoon.

Only Darbee would ask for scissors to open the gifts with.  hehe.  Well I hope you have stayed with me this time.  Sorry, but once I get started, it's hard to stop talking to you.  
Mr. P and I wish you a very good weekend and a Blessed Sunday.  Until next time...


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shopping Part 2, Old Friends and A New Friend

Well I am back as I promised.  Wow,,, twice in one week after being gone so long.  Well I have more to share with you so I will pick up where I left off when we visited last. 

The Sills had to be in  Nashville on Friday for Roger to have a procedure at the hospital. We had already discussed our plans for the day before the trip was scheduled.  There are several places close by that Mr. P. visits every time we get to get up that way.  So after sleeping in,,, and a great breakfast, we headed out on our own for the day.  Our first stop was a junkin place.  I don't even know if it has a name.  Mr. P. has always called it helicopter man because there is an ancient helicopter in the yard of his business.  I have never before ventured into the buildings he has to browse through, but I was brave and decided to ramble with him.  So glad I did as I found a few things.  The mister had a ball going through all the old furniture and junk.   Just look at this place.  A picker's paradise.

After a lot of hand sanitizer we were off  for our next place on our list.  For this we had to cross the state line.
Yes, we were on our way to Cadiz, KY.  They have some really neat antique shops and overall the prices are not that bad.  Lots cheaper than in our area here at home.  The antique shops were on the mister's mind, however I had another shop on my list.  There is a super neat prim shop there and I am so sorry I forgot the name.   I got a neat lamp there that I will share later.  We visited several shops there and had a good lunch before heading back into TN.
The Sills and the mister and I arrived home just about the same time  We are so thankful Roger's procedure was a success and he felt well.  We went out for supper and enjoyed our evening together.
We had a big day planned for Saturday, so after a good nights sleep, we all met upstairs bright and early and were on our way.  They treated us to breakfast at the neatest little restaurant in a little settlement called Bumpus Mills.  Dimple's Aunt use to own the little place where we ate.  Just look at those home fries.
Loved the atmosphere in the little place.  Just like a gathering place for the locals, and the fishermen who come from everywhere to fish the lakes.
Dimple and I outside the restaurant.  It was so cold,, down in the 30's on this morning.  Our men went on their way after breakfast as we were on a mission.  Dimple had a friend whom she had grown close to by way of Ladies Class at her church.  The first time she visited Anne, she told her when I got to come to visit, she would love for me to see her home.  And oh my,,, I was not disappointed.  It was magazine ready.  Beautiful.  I was in awe.  Yes, I forgot my manners and I DID stare.  I was blown away.
Anne was the sweetest lady and I immediately felt like I had known her forever. She took us all through her home and what amazed me was that just about every piece of furniture  or picture had a story behind it.  Years back she had a shop in Clarksville.  She is so talented.  She does needlework, rug hooking, weaving, punch needle and is an wonderful quilter just to name a few.
  Oh,,, the quilts were simply beautiful. 
Dimple and my new friend, Anne. 
And I can't go without saying she is also a wonderful cook.  She had made a sourdough coffee cake for us that was to die for.  When I commented on how great it was, she was quick to share the sourdough starter and the recipe with me.  Her starter she has,,, has been going for 35 years.  I have to say I can't wait to try my hand at the coffee cake.  She gave us the  leftovers for the men, however I kept a slice to have this morning with my coffee

Doesn't it look yummy?  And so moist. 

My morning coffee was so mellow in my new mug that I purchased from Bittersweet Primitives in Franklin.  It is a great piece of pottery.  Love it. 
Well I know I was going to show you my purchases, but I have gone on and on, so will save them until the next time we visit  That way you will want to come back. {giggle}
You all take care and I will see you on here soon.
Until next time. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Primitive Shopping Trip... Part 1

Oh my,, it has been way to long since we have visited.  I am not giving you excuses.  Have you ever gone about your days, stayed so busy, but nothing great to post about?  Yes, I am thankful for each day and waking and spending time with my family is a big deal to me,,,, but nothing you want to hear on a daily bases.   Hope you are all well, and Spring has finally arrived wherever you call home.

On Wednesday, bright and early Mr. P. and I had our bags packed and headed out for a few days away.  Our final destination was in TN. to visit with dear friends of ours who use to live here.  The Sills family and our family go way back , a bit before our Holly and their Blake started kindergarten. They have been back in TN. over 18 years and we are still close friends.  More on that part of our trip later.

We drove to Franklin, TN, because there were several shops that I follow on Face book and I wanted to visit.  If you are ever close to the Nashville, TN. area, Franklin is a town you must visit.  There are so many cute shops there on Main St, and surrounding areas.

Our first stop was The City Farmhouse.  Oh my,,,, they had such neat primitive furniture, and accessories. 

Don't you just love this old piece?  It was a German potting bench

I would have loved to bring this piece home with me.  Just loved it

Do you know what these buckets were used for?  I don't know but they were so neat.  Would look so cool with flowers planted in them. You can find The City Farmhouse on Face book.
Our next stop was a wonderful prim shop.
The couple who owned the shop was extremely nice.  The day we visited they were not open as they were there painting the shop, but let us shop anyway.  Wasn't that nice?  Just look at the beautiful table setting.  Loved the pewter and pineapples.
We left the city and rode out to the country to a shop called  "Rooster Tails"  They specialize in home made furniture.  Such beautiful work they do there. Love the old truck they use for advertisement.
Mr. P. really enjoyed browsing in this place.  I didn't purchase anything here, however Mr. P saw things he would love to make.  He bought some hardware for a few ideas he has in his mind Both Rooster Tails and Bittersweet Primitives have face book pages.  Check them out.  They won't disappoint you.
We stayed the night there in Franklin and on Thursday morning continued on our way.  In Clarksville, TN.  there is a wonderful shop who also is on face book, called The Old Mercantile.  It was our first stop in that town.  I forgot to get a picture there but purchased a few things.
Our next stop was Primitive Friendz.  Love her shop and have to visit every time we are in the area.
Just the porch makes you want to hurry inside to see what goodies await you.  Around 1 o'clock we finally reached our destination. Dimple and I had gone over 14 months without visiting each other.  Both of us over those months have had medical problems and although we talked on the phone seeing each other in person was well overdue. 
Don't you just love it when you have a friend who you may not see for a long time, however once you do get together it seems like yesterday that you saw her.  We just picked up where we left off.  They are so gracious and make you feel right at home.  She and I share the same love of prims and crafting and visiting her house is like going to a prim shop.
Well I don't want to overstay my welcome with all of you as it's been such a long time since we talked.  But I have so much more to share with you and will do that later in the week and share a few of my goodies with you.
Hope your week has started out great.  We will talk later in the week,,,, a promise.
Until next time....