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Monday, October 28, 2013

$1 Vintage Lamps

Now some of you may think I'm a wee bit off my rocker, but I LIKE my "new" lamps.
I don't know which decade they are from, if someone can tell me I'd appreciate it.
I'm thinking it's the 60's or 70's.
To me they're lovely and "Vintage".

This is one of them and…

 …here's the other one.

At first I thought I would paint them, but upon second thought, I've decided to leave them as is.
They cleaned up very nicely.
I will refinish the bottom piece, it's wood and it's lost it's finish.
I need to find lamp shades for them now.
That will be what I'm looking for this winter in the 
thrift stores.
I really like the size, colour and the shape of them.
And…they only cost me $1.00 a piece at a garage sale.

I promised you a couple of photos of my friend's farmhouse.
This is the vignette that welcomes visitors on her back porch.

The gourds, in the picture below, in the pretty basket are from her garden, sitting in her dining room.


This is her pretty yellow dining room with a large square table sitting in the middle of it.
I love this room.
It is filled with vintage pieces, like an old sewing machine, a beautiful old wood cookstove and even crocks, if my memory serves me correctly.
I wish I had taken more photos.
She served us a delicious Chick Pea Soup and fresh homemade rolls!!!
Very yummy.
Thank you Jackie for the sweet visit and for your kind hospitality.

Have a wonderful week, my friends and thank you so very much for coming by and leaving me a sweet comment.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vintage Finds

Hello my friends!
I had a wonderful time away from home and technology.
I spent all my time with my daughter and her family.

But, before I left I was able to spend time with our sweet daughter Marissa, who was here in-between jobs.
While out shopping in the old part of town, where all the shops are in buildings a hundred years old or so, we found this sweet little clock.
Isn't it adorable?

Seeing it up there makes me smile.
(Yes, I know I need to hide the cord. It was taped down nicely before it fell off the wall.)
I drilled a hole and put it up yesterday.
It won't fall down now.

I found this sweet little canister while with my oldest daughter and grandkids in the north-western part of the USA.

I found this darling little butter dish at an Antique store while thrift store shopping with my daughter and friend Jackie.
Jackie is a reader of my blog and a kindred spirit.

I took a few photos at her real life farm house, but didn't ask permission to use them.
If you're reading this Jackie, let me know if it's all right to use them or not. 

I have a couple more finds to show you, but they will have to wait.

A big thank you to Brenda from Cozy Little House, she is a dear heart for featuring my kitchen a couple of weeks ago.
Thank you, Brenda!
And thank you to Faye of The Blessed Hearth, too. She did a whole post about me.
I was blushing after reading that one.
Meeting people like Brenda and Faye is just one of the things that make blogging so much fun.

It snowed all morning long today now the sun is out and the temp is 41 deg F.
That's good, yesterday the temp did not go above 32 deg. F.

I'm off for my walk!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for coming by.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Vintage Fall Mantel-scape

Hello my friends,
I have been tweaking my mantel-scape off and on for weeks now.
I can't say I'm completely happy with it, but I'm not doing another thing to it, so it will have to do.
I wanted it to feature my husband and mine "first" cameras.

The left one is my husbands, it's a Kodak Brownie Fiesta. 
It was introduced in 1962 and cost $5.95.

Mine is a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye and it was introduced in 1949 and cost $5.00.
Mine was lost in a fire back in 1969, and I found this one recently at an Antique Mall here in Winnipeg.

I love the way the faux flowers and leaves bring the reds and the oranges into my living room.
I made the Autumn sign last year, the fan I found for free last year at the city's fall cleanup and the pumpkins and the white partridge I have collected over the last few years. 
I have found them all of them on sale at 75% off at our local Real Canadian Superstore.
The tiny brown partridge I found in Idaho a couple of years ago.

I am not going to be around for the next two weeks, as
I am off to see my oldest daughter and her family.
And, I am not taking my computer with me.
But, I will be back and I will visit all of my old and new friends upon my return.

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fresh Bread & Homemade Jam & Jelly

 Do you like homemade bread?
I found a really delicious and very easy no-knead recipe on 
I used stone ground whole wheat flour for these two loaves.
I made the Rosemary Bread once, and it was delicious.
This is a very good recipe as
it always comes out light and very nice.

I did add a couple of tablespoons of oil to the recipe.
The oil helps it to brown nicely when making toast.
My husband likes to eat it in the morning, toasted.
I made this several times in September,
The cooler weather puts me in the mood for fresh bread and a hearty soup. 

And what is better than jam or jelly on a 
slice of fresh bread?
I made freezer rhubarb/strawberry jam from the 
last of our rhubarb. 
My friend Alaine was kind enough to give me the grapes 
for a batch of jelly.
I didn't save the recipes that I used for these, so I'm afraid I can't pass them on.


The weather has been very changeable right lately, but it was up to 19 deg. Celsius by 3 pm today.
I like that!

Enjoy your week, my friends!
And, as always, thank you for coming by and leaving a sweet comment.
And thanks so much for all of the kind comments on my 
last post, it was so good to read your comments.
Our God is indeed a miracle working GOD!!!