Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Old Barn

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This barn has been in my family for many many years.


I remember being a little girl sitting in my grandparents living room and watching my grandfather, my Pa, put on his barn boots and what I always thought was a fancy hat.  He would walk out of the screen door that always slammed so loudly and walk proudly to this barn to check on his cattle.  He always had a chaw of Redman chewing tobacco in his mouth.  My Pa was a livestock dealer.  He was proud.  He was so handsome.  And, man, did he have a strong deep voice that I loved.  All these years after his death, and I can still hear him saying hello when he would answer the telephone and telling me he loved me as I walked out the door.


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Boy, time has gone by so quickly.  It seems like I was just that little girl.


But, I’m not a little girl anymore. 


I no longer get to see my grandfather walk to his barn.  He is walking somewhere far better now.  No more cow manure under his feet…only gold now. 


These days, I get to see my uncle walk into these barn doors.  Every now and then, I get to go in with him.  I enjoy walking into that old barn.  I love seeing things lying around that may have been left by my grandfather.  I love the memories.


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I recently had a photo of the barn blown up and put it into a great old wooden frame. 


barn photo


What a beautiful reminder that I get to see everyday of sweet days gone by and of a grandfather that was loved very much by his granddaughter.


I sure hope you are all doing well.


Chat again soon..


Blessings, Amy


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Simple Collecting

Hey friends.


As I look around my house, I realize that I have several collections of things.


I collect Ironstone, Ironstone, and Ironstone. 


Actually, I collect more than Ironstone, but that’s probably my favorite collection.


I thought I would share just a few of my favorite things that I have been hunting and gathering over the last few years.


Can you tell that I absolutely love ironstone butter pats?


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Stacks of them make such an impact…


And, then there are  clocks…


I love old clocks because they remind me that my God is an on time God


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I also love small crocks…marmalade, potted meat, mustard, whatever I can find…I love them.


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By looking at the above picture, I guess I collect cows also.


What about you?  What do you find special enough to collect?


Blessings friends.


Chat soon, Amy


Monday, May 2, 2016

The Simple Side of the Kitchen

Hello friends.


In my last post, I showed you the side of my kitchen that is “filled to the brim”.


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That side of the kitchen is the workhorse side.


This side is the simple side…. the rustic prissy side.


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The two sides blend well because of the commonality of the dark and light woods and other neutral elements that fill the entire area.


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table 2


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I’ll leave you with a little bundle of flowers and remind you again how nice it is to be back with you all.


table 4


Chat again soon..

Blessings from me to you, Amy