Small Town Living at Its Best

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tablescape Thursday

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment for my lilac tablescape. I'm linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday at:

Vintage Thingie Thursday

My Vintage Thingie is our antique icebox. Last week I showed my hoosier cabinet, and this sits next to it. When we got it, it had been sitting out in the "wash house" on my MIL's farm. They had stored clover seed in it through the years, so it still smells like clover inside. The icebox is now in excellent condition, after I removed the old varnish and cleaned out the inside. It has the original sticker on it on the front, as well as on the inside door. All of the shelves are originial, and the only part that is missing is the pan that held the drippings, that usually sat underneath. Ice box pans were made of metal, so it is very rare to find them. Also, ice boxes are usually found with the legs and bottoms rotting, but ours is in tact.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you enjoy my post. I should have taken a photo of the inside! Well anyway, inside I have antique milk bottles, and a fake apple pie. Just a little surprise when people open the door!

Thanks for leaving a comment. I'm connecting to Vintage Thingie Thursday at the below address:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Woo Hoo Wednesday! Woo Hoo!!

I'm joining Woo Hoo Wednesday, cause I'm so excited about my newest project. When I was dressing my home for Spring, I got to thinking how much I need spring curtains. I love my simple lace valence, but had an idea. So, I got on the Joanne's website and found what I had in mind.
The big piece of fabric is the right side - the little piece in the middle, is the back side. I had a hard time deciding which one to use! But you can see the difference below.
I turned this.......... in to this!

Sorry that this is so blurry, but I was so excited about them, that I was shaking! I just love them, and have ordered more fabric so I can do the other two windows. I'm linking to Woo Hoo Wednesday today, sounded like something new and definitely fun! I was even so energetic, I lined them, so they will wear well.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Pink Saturday= A Bathing Beauty!

This is our newest grand daughter Anya. She loves the water and is
seen here enjoying the pool at a hotel we were staying in. She looks pretty relaxed, huh?

Beverly is hosting the Pink Saturday extravaganza! Please check it out at the below address:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

My Show and Tell for today is my strip quilt. I made this quilt one year, I believe 1996 when we got snowed in. I couldn't leave the house for 5 days, so decided to get out this fabric and make something. If you've ever heard of a strip quilt, it is SO easy. You just cut your fabric in 4 1/2 inch strips, sew them together side by side, turn the quilt, cut the strips in 4 1/2 " strips, and move them down one block, sew together again, trim the end, sew it on the other end, and it's finished = well except the quilting! I used fabrics that I had made my kids clothes from when they were babies, so it's a very memorable quilt too.
I placed my quilt on a quilt hanger with a shelf, that holds some of my Wizard of OZ Collectibles. Thanks for stopping by and looking around. I'm participating in Show and Tell Friday this week, and the address to see more is below. Thanks also for leaving your comments, I love it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday

My vintage item this week is my hoosier cabinet. We bought it at an auction about 20 years ago, and have used it numerous times to serve snacks and drinks at football parties, New Years parties, etc. It has the original jars inside the doors, but the flour bin is missing. It has a stainless steel pull out ledge, which originally would have been the white enamel. I really like it, and it's full of serving items that don't get used a lot, like punch bowl, stuff like that.

I'm joining Vintage Thingie Thursday, hosted by the Coloradolady at the below address: Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

As beautiful as this photo is, this is what followed 6 inches of rain in less than an hour, and flash flooding that swept cows away as we watched. The clouds were building for another downpour about an hour later. So beautiful, but so dangerous! Thanks for joining me as I participate in Outdoor Wednesday. Find more at the link below:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

Hope these photos look okay once they get on. We had the most beautiful rainbow today. It went ALL the way across, and was beautiful. I love the fact that I caught it in our favorite place in our yard -on the other end of the bridge!

Here's the top of the arc - over the trees.

Can't resist joining up for Outdoor Wednesday! Come on over! See you there!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday

Well, you probably are SO sick of me talking about my trip to Atchison, Kansas to Mary Carol Garrity's home last fall, but I had to show a few of the things she had in her "courtyard" area. Now here in my part of Kansas, we don't have Courtyards. We have back yards, and sometimes, PASTURES! Ha!
All kidding aside, she was preparing for her Mother's birthday party and had things spruced up quite a bit. I have a feeling, after seeing her home, that it looks good all the time - birthday party or not. Anyway! below is some of the vignettes I photographed. ENJOY!
A very simple basket full of gourds - with vines still attached.

Pumpkins elevated to new heights to show off their beauty!

She explained that these vases would be removed and the table would be used for a dessert buffet during the evening.

This is the front side of the beverage table. I know, it's Spring and we are all anxious to see GREEN, but I thought this 3' tall jug was SO awesome, with the dried leaves and vines in it.

These are the fluted glasses set out for the event.

Thanks for joining me as I join the Tabletop Tuesday event going on at at:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

This is my favorite bunny. He stays out year 'round. I bought him at a craft fair, the year my son left to go to the Navy. He's over 3' tall, and holds a box of chocolates. There's a card in his right hand (?) that says to Mom on it. It's like he's coming home and bringing Mom a gift! I fell in love with him and cried when I took him home with me. My son thinks it's corny. Ha! Have a wonder Show and Tell Friday, and join me as I "hop" on over to see what else is going on with the others at the below address: