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♥ Kim - blogger since 2006

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Monday, April 30, 2007

A Home For My Key Picture

I have finally taken the time to hang my key project picture...it now has a home on the beadboard between my kitchen cabinets and countertop. I'm not sure this is where it will be permanently, but it will do for now. I have several other items that I'd love to hang on this beadboard - old cookie cutters, more stars and signs, etc.
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Right now we are in the middle of having new windows and cement board siding installed, so decorating is not a priority...cleaning up is! Once this is done then there are no more major remodeling projects...at least I don't think so. I am planning on keeping several of the old windows for projects...I have several ideas, but nothing nailed down for sure...stayed tuned!

Monday, April 23, 2007

An Old Chair

I love old chairs...this is one that belonged to my dear Mom. I'm not sure where she got it from, but I do remember her spending time removing the old paint only to discover the beauty that lay beneath! The chair is kind of small and a little wobbly, but I love it just the way it is. I often wonder who the chair belonged to before my dear Mom owned it and what they did while sitting in the chair...I hope they know that it is loved! I truly feel honored to have this chair in my home.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Peek Inside My China Cupboard


These are pictures of the treasures I have in my china cupboard. The brown transerware was purchased at our church sale which is held every year in June. I found this almost 2 years ago. It's not a complete set, but it works well enough for the family meals we serve in our home. The soup tureen, along with the little fruit shaped bowls and lettuce plates, belonged to Mrs. F., a dear lady I worked for several years ago. The salt and pepper shakers were from my dear friend, Josie.

The brown transferware is Enoch Woods and Sons English Scenery.



Monday, April 16, 2007

Words...

Cottage Bethy posted about words around the house. Here are mine:

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thrifting and Crafting

I found this little black wooden frame lined with black and tan gingham during my thrift shopping last week. It was 79 cents. I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I had several old keys that I wanted to display. As soon as I saw the frame I knew the keys would look perfect in it. This is what I came up with. Now my only dilema is where to hang it...hmmmmmmmm.

I Received an Award!


Lynda from Hedgerow Hollow honored me with the Thinking Blogger Award. Thank you Lynda...I'm speechless!
Please stop back later so you can see who I've chosen to honor. This is going to be hard since there are so many wonderful bloggers out there!
Update:
Dear Ladies, it has been too hard for me to narrow my list down to five recipients, therefore I am unable to give you a list. I really don't want to leave any of you out...you're all WINNERS in my book...{{{Hugs}}} to you all!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tuesday's Treasure...

is my constant companion Shadow. He has been with our family for almost 7 years. We found him in the middle of the road on our way home from Bible school...he was only 5 weeks old. I have had several cats in my lifetime and none have been as loving and loyal as this sweet boy!


Monday, April 9, 2007

Thrift Store Finds

While out running errands on Thursday I had an opportunity to stop at a few of my favorite thrift stores. Here's what I found:
The print was just .49 cents. It was in an awful gold frame but I thought the print was so pretty. I'm going to buy a white frame for it. I haven't decided whether to put it in the powder room or in the main bath. The sugar bowl was under $1.00 as was the creamer. I loved the shape of the sugar bowl. The decorative bottle to add to my collection was .79 cents. I also found another item that I will post about later this week. Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Before and After

It was always my dream to live in an old farmhouse. That dream came true back in July of 2005. The first picture shows what the house looked like when we first moved in; it was boxy looking and not very welcoming. I wanted a home that when you pulled in the driveway you felt the house say WELCOME to you!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Braided Rug

Dear Friends, I am so happy that I am back and finally able to post again. My internet wasn't completely restored until today (Wednesday). Enjoy the pictures!

I have loved braided rugs for as long as I can remember. My dear Gram made braided rugs from the leftover material she used for quilting. Unfortunately I do not have any that she made. Ever since we moved into the farmhouse I have wanted to get a braided rug for the kitchen. After almost two years of searching, this is what I found at Lowe's last week.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Internet Problems

Dear Friends, I just wanted to let you know that I have been experiencing internet problems so I have been unable to post anything since Wednesday. Every time I'd try to post a comment it would stop responding. Hopefully, the issue has been resolved and I can get back to posting regularly again. Thank you all for continuing to visit my home...I love your company! Enjoy the rest of your weekend....God's blessings to you all!