Friday, January 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A great attitude is like...

a perfect cup of coffee.

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Don't start your day without it.

:> )





Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What started out as a $2.94 paint sample...

turned into a day of furniture rearranging.

Welcome to my world.

As I sat and stared at my little matte black corner pine hutch cupboard I thought... Time to paint it.

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"Stepping Stones" by Behr was the color it had to be. So I made a beeline down to the Home Depot.
Oh little Behr paint samples, how I love you so!
I was able to paint it with one little sample jar.
YaY!

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That led me to wanting to move the living room furniture around. Why? Who knows? But it did.
Surely there is another crazy furniture painter/rearranger kindred spirit out there. Right?? They just don't blog about it. ((giggle))

This time I dragged my sweet hubs
(kicking and screaming) into it. Okay. He wasn't kicking and screaming. It was more like, "What the h*ll are you doing now, Chickie??!!"
I just smiled and said, "Nothing, Sweetheart... But I need your help."

There is definitely more room with this set up. The only problem is, I am one of those people who prefers not to have furniture block any windows. I am a natural light freak and now the sofa is in front of the windows.

So I don't know how long I'll keep it this way.
I do know after the hassle my poor, sweet hubs had moving the &*@#* cable line from one place to another, it will have to stay like this for awhile. That is of course until I decide to wrestle with the &*@#* cable line myself.

As always, little Stella supervised.

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Happy Tuesday, all!!

:> )






Saturday, January 14, 2017

Where did this week go????

Seems like I just posted on my blog. But that isn't the case.
What have I been doing??
Well...
I've been working on some of my Countryfolk Keepsakes critters.

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Ummm... I've also been on Pinterest and Craigslist.

In my defense I did get some house cleaning done, too.
Hope that last one sounded believable.
((giggle))


Happy Saturday, all.

:> )







Friday, January 6, 2017

I am such a sucker for vintage Early American maple furniture...

So nostalgic for me. Brings me back to when I was a kid.

I've been on a search for a small maple colonial style open hutch for quite some time. But most out there are gigantic and too over powering for our humble farmhouse. The smaller ones are hard to find. BUT I finally found a vintage Baumritter.

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It tucked in that spot perfectly, too.

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Yippee! I finally get to display my vintage Liberty Blue dishes.

Well hello there, General Washington.

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Man, I would love to get my mitts on the Declaration of Independence turkey platter. Maybe someday.

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That precious bald angel is one of my favorites! Not only do I consider Audrey (BayRay's Child a dear friend, she's also a favorite doll artist of mine. The gal can decorate, too!! Check out her blog.

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Even though I put a lot of work into my dry sink, I decided to sell it on Craigslist. I made a promise to my sweet hubs... when a "new" piece of furniture comes in, one has to go out.

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But knowing someone else will enjoy it much as I have makes me happy. A win-win for everyone!

Happy Friday, all!!

Stay warm!!

:> )









Thursday, January 5, 2017

It's a new year and I'm at it again...

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I'm making room for "something."
What on earth could it be, you ask??

I'll give you a hint... I've been on Craigslist.
Shhhh... Don't tell my sweet hubs.
It'll be our little secret.

More at Eleven.
((hee hee))

Happy Thursday, all!

:> )

Saturday, December 31, 2016

(Almost) Happy New Year!!!!!



Whether it's 1919.
Or 2017.

Most want peace, liberty and prosperity for all in this great country of ours.

Wishing everyone across the planet a happy and healthy 2017!!

"See you next year!!!"
I've been saying that lame joke since I was a little kid. Man, it never gets old either!!

((giggle))

:> )







Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I decided to put away all the Christmas decorations early...

and my sweet hubs isn't the only one disappointed.

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Notice the placement of the new but no longer squeaky, little pink rubber ball.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wesołych Świąt...



And she brought forth her first born son wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room at the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock at night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in the manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:7-14





Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sound Advice...



Happy Wednesday, all.

:> )


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Un-Firkin Believable!

Lots going on at the ol' Countryfolk homestead with cleaning and baking Christmas cookies.

But I was able to sneak away to a local moving sale and found a few goodies!!!

An old firkin!!!! Woo hoo!!

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Man, I love firkins. Not only are the cool looking, they served a purpose back in the day. I remember my mom had an old one. But I'm guessing she sold it at one of the many garage sales she had over the years. This one has seen better days but that is what drew me in. I'll take old and worn over new and pristine any day. Many of you can relate.

THEN I spotted these old wooden shaker boxes!!

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You can only imagine how I held onto all three with a death grip as others at the sale were eyeballing my treasures. As I put them down to pay, I found myself guarding them in a Bruce Lee stance. ((giggle))

So that's it for now.
I've got lots of baking to do today. So back to work!

I hope everyone is enjoying this blessed season and not stressing over things.
Life is too short. Have a Christmas cookie and relax.

Be merry and bright, too.

:> )






Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Giggles...

















This one's always worth repeating...


Be merry and bright.

:> )





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December 7, 1941...







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Hickham Field ~ Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7 1941.

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Attempting to help douse the flames at Pearl Harbor, December 7 1941.

Teach Amercian history.







Sunday, December 4, 2016

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