Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Old Barn

barn 1

 

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.

 

barn 4

 

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

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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?

 

butter pats 2

 

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

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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.

 

table 1

 

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

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