Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lucky Me!

Lucky me, I have a few days off this week that I can enjoy AT HOME! My Yankee Candles are lit, the windows open for great fresh air and the housework is to do a little moving about of the things I love! I am off on a quick trip to Alabama this weekend, just a day drive to a shop to pick up a cabinet that Rebecka put on lay a way! Her hubby said we put things on lay a way just so we have an excuse to go back. He is pretty smart! I hope to find a few things on our little excursion, but will enjoy the drive there and back just the same. Leaving you with a few photos of trip to Atlanta for the Country Living Fair a few weeks ago. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Veterans Day and Weekend

I missed getting on line and posting some photos I took recently from my trip to CLF. We stopped in Madison, Georgia and a resident recommended we visit the cemetery ( stores were not open yet!) We decided to take a stroll. My dear friend Rebecka loves to stitch what she calls death samplers; the ones that have a message about remembering the crafter by their stitched work after they are gone. She was especially interested thinking she might find some inspiration for her designing. It was beautiful and the morning was enjoyable. We walked together and we walked alone. It was interesting to see the segregated burial areas, and the area designated for unknown soldiers from the Confederate Army. I pray our nation never again has to fight among itself. For all the soldiers, those that are gone, those that served, those that are serving, a special thank you. Enjoy these photos as the weekend ends and Veteran's day is past us, allow them to touch your heart and remember those that fought for our freedom and those that still do today.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Fun

The weekend has finally arrived! I spent my "off day" cleaning house; love to do that when the weather is a little cooler and I can open the windows and enjoy it! Received a Yankee Candle in the mail from my pen pal since third grade ( not telling you how long that's been going on, just say awhile) with a delicious scent. Lit that of course and enjoyed the fragrance all day. Did take a quick tour of two little shops in town ( when I went to the post office of course) and picked up some books for my new cabinet...more on that one later. Here are some shots of my kitchen from my early fall decor. I am putting out all my wonderful turkey platters tonight and a few other Thanksgiving items. Enjoy these photos and share my blog with a friend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More great sights from the Country Living Fair in Atlanta, Georgia just a few weekends ago! Thought you might enjoy! I love wooden boxes, especially all those with drawers like the one here! Now as we head towards Thanksgiving, I am quite thankful that others have saved these items from the junkpile and continued the lives of these items with collectors like you and me! It is a treat to have a goodie in your home that could tell tales, if only it could speak.
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CLF Eye Candy

Wow, the eye candy at the Country Living Fair was intense, here are just three of the photos I took of vendors. Pumpkins and popcorn and pantry boxes, oh my! It was a great trip and the weather was perfect. Now that homecoming at our high school is behind us and Halloween is done, we can bring out all the turkey platters and horns of plenty. What a great time of year.

I'll share my purchases with you later today, I was lucky to find some favorite items between here and there! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Back from CLF!

Hello everyone...I am a good few days back from the Country Living Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a great trip with loads of prim eye candy! Photos will be up soon as we can get through homecoming week at my youngest daughter's high school. Received in the mail today my order for A Primitive Place magazines! Oh my goodness, this issue is even better than the last! What a treat this magazine is right here at Halloween!

Our trip to Stone Mountain for the Country Living Fair gave us cool mornings and warm sun by lunchtime, as well as grand shopping. Prim shopping is like an egg hunt to me. I do believe I found the golden egg with a gorgeous large wooden bowl for my kitchen. Each of us four gals all came home with more than a basketful of treasures. We laughed a lot and enjoyed what prim friends enjoy most....hunting together and sharing in the smile when that special treasure is unearthed!

Best of all, we visited our friends the Spoon Sisters who have opened a brand new shop in Tyrone Georgia. Oh, is that ever a prim spot to shop! Lynne and Tammi are the best and their prim taste is perfect. I have some shots to share from their shop, and if you get that way, GO say hello!

If you love stitching, I am excited to announce some new designs coming from Prims and Propers. Never heard of P & P? Prims and Propers is a new company formed to provide you with exceptional stitching projects for your prim home from historical style samplers to whimsical projects. Fresh in the beginning stages, designs will become available in January 2011. Help us spread the word to launch a new American Dream Business!

More to follow so stay tuned...and please share my blog with your friends.

Friday, October 15, 2010

It was goodies in the mail day!

Missed the Canton, Mississippi Fall Flea and Craft Market this week, could not attend....but a grand friend in Canton mailed me a package; two things I had ordered from her when I knew what was in "the cabin" for the sale. A fantastic old stitched sampler arrived for ME and a 6 hold candle mold for a birthday gift for my antiquing buddy, Rebecka. Just had to share. Yes, took photos, but have to wait for a uploading genius to come home to help me get them on here! Just had to share that my Friday just got even better! Now, where to hang this sampler.......

A Recipe to Rival Pumpkin Pie!

Friday, love Fridays! Here is the delicious recipe I wanted to share with all of you. A pumpkin cheese danish for breakfast or dessert....with a great cup of coffee or a big glass of ice cold milk, this is a real treat! When I make the next one I will take a photo and post it....if I can keep it all in one piece long enough! Enjoy, share with your friends and thanks again for following my blog!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Danish

2 pkgs crescent rolls
2 pkgs 8 oz each cream cheese
1 small can pumpkin
1 cup sugar or splenda
4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg yolk

glaze: 2 cups confectioner's sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 cup milk

Roll out one package of crescent rolls in the bottom of a glass or pottery 9x13 pan sprayed with Pam. Cream together remaining ingredients. Spread over the crescent roll. Put other crescent roll rolled out on top of cheese mixture. Pinch sides together. Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes. When you take it out of the oven immediately pour glaze over top. Delicious served warm or room temp.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Beginning

The time has come for me to join in on the bloggers of all things colonial and primitive. I am so jealous of all the prim bloggers who are already enjoying the foilage color change and much milder temperatures....we are being teased a bit here with the cooler air of fall and colors of the season. Fall is my favorite time of year!

In just a few weeks I am heading north with three grand friends for the Country Living Fair. Between now and then I hope to add some photos and a few other blog messages. Now I will enjoy becoming a follower of many of your blogs and learn a little more about how the process works. I would welcome any and all assitance on that! Keep posted for an outstanding new recipe to enjoy with my favorite fall food item: PUMPKIN! Lastly, thanks for adding me to your favorites to follow, I hope I will earn that kind gesture!

Happy October 13!