Saturday, July 3, 2010

Consider the Lilies

Consider the Lilies and how they grow, they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Soloman in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

God's lilies in our yard are in all their glory this year.

The many varieties of lilies remind me of the multiple facets of God's love given to us freely. Aren't they breath taking?

Linking with Spiritual Sundays

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday U. S. A.

For this post, the only thing vintage are the two people who live here : ). Welcome to our red, white n blue front porch.

If we aren't home go ahead and have a seat; relax and sit a spell. Take a deep breath and savor the scent of the 'Veteran's Honor Rose' on this Fourth of July week-end.
Thank you to all Veteran's who have served and especially our active military today. (thank you Son). Glimpsing through the morning glories

and thankful for our liberty.

Glad you could stop by. Have a safe and sound 4th of July.

American History

Linking with Laurie for Favorite Thing Saturday.

Mount Vernon, VA is one of my favorite places to visit. This tile of George and Martha Washington's home was a recent find that brought back happy memories. My first visit there when I was 11 yr old triggered my continuing love of American history.

Another favorite thing for this Saturday is this picture of my great grandmother who met by great grandfather when he came to Virginia with her brothers during the civil war. They were married after the war.For those who saw my post at Vintage Thingie Thursday last week, this is the mother of the gal who homesteaded to Oregon in the early 1900s.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

the Earthquake Chick

---time for Show n Tell Friday with Cindy at My Romantic Home.


and TELL -
One day when my children were 8-11 they brought home a box of stuff from a neighborhood yard sale. They bought it just to get this little metal chick that jiggles.

In our area thankfully so far no earthquakes but for whatever reason they dubbed it the 'earthquake' chick and told me to put it on the kitchen windowsill. And if we ever saw it jiggle we would know an earthquake was coming.

Fun memories of kids and their imaginations.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Time to join Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday. See you there too I hope.

For VTT this week I choose to share a tiny cut crystal budvase.

This petite beauty was passed down to me from my grandmother but I'm not sure how much farther it goes back in our family. It's about 3" tall and as you can see perfect for a few sprigs of lavender from the garden. And can't you just imagine a tiny rose bud looking fine in there too? It appears to be cut glass and not pressed.
Too tell you the truth it had been forgotten in my china cupboard until a couple weeks ago when I wanted to cut some lavender. I feel bad about that but I don't believe in coincidence so it must have popped out at me just so I could share it with all of you.

Thanks for stopping by on Vintage Thingie Thursday.

Quite the Drama Queen

Lucy is quite the drama queen. In the evening she and the resident pescator vie to see who gets the final say on the arrangement of four pillows in the middle of the sofa before they settle in to watch t.v. Well tonight the 'rp' is out pescating and the 'dq' is pouting about that. And of all things, the other third of our trio (me) piled the pillows on the 'dq's end of the sofa. This is how I found her playing her favorite role 'the martyr'.

P.S. The antique yardstick on the back of the sofa is not used for paddling. the 'rp' uses it to fish the tennis ball from under the sofa; another ritual of the evening.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Thrifty Treasures"

Having a day off and looking forward to accomplishing a few things in between just plain enjoying the day.

Here are some thrifty finds from GW. I've started a collection of this type of shaker and this is #2. Right now they are on the back of my stove but I think they would look pretty with colored water in the sun. What do you think?
The picture reminds me of cooler days to come since the long hot summer days have arrived.

Enamel or wooden pins are a favorite of mine and as my friend at Bella Della Farm says, 'they jumped into my car'.

The leaf pin is actually a lovely shade of green and I bet you know when I will be wearing the red white n blue star.

Over the last few years I have taken a liking to sleighs and was happy to find this one. It is very heavy.

Those are my thrifty treasures; each $2 or less. And now I look forward to seeing what jumped in your carts lately.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

What A Difference an Afternoon makes...

The weather was iffy and we were so so about going to the flea market today but decided to chance it anyway. can guess the rest of the story---a great find.

Have you seen the Ikea ad where the lady tells her huband 'get the car; get the car' because she thinks they charged her the wrong LOW prices? Well, I asked the price and when she said $2, I paid and turned to my resident Pescator and said 'just take it and go; just take it and go' HAHA

The original plan was to paint it for on the porch but the Pescator said maybe not.And what to my wondering eyes did appear? ---solid unblemished walnut
What a beauty for by the door to replace the t.v. tray he now leaves his keys, official pescator certificate (aka fishing license :), etc. on

Oh well, there's always next week for that empty spot on the porch : ).