Friday, November 5, 2010

This, That and The Other Thing

Good evening everybody and welcome Through My Back Door. This is a little about this, that and the other thing. It is cool here in East Tennessee and a little rainy, but that can't put a cloud on the things going on Through This Back Door. We are so happy to have welcomed a little Great Granddaughter into this world on Tuesday. We have been waiting on her for a long time. Her name is Mollie and she is Andrews baby sister. I will post pictures later.

On Monday I went over to my friend Carols for lunch. We ate homemade soup out of the pumpkin bowls. We also had pimento cheese sandwiches and homemade pecan pie. Yum. It was so good. Debbie calls Carol my kindred spirit. We have been friends for over 30 years. This is her house all dressed for fall.  She has a wonderful house and some of you will recognize it from being in Country Sampler 2010 HomeTours this year. The fun thing we did after we ate was tie our ornaments we made back in July for our Christmas tree.(Remember last time I told you Christmas is coming Through My Back Door) I hope you enjoyed our little road trip, out and Through My Back Door. Carol has a wonderful home and I love going there. I bet you did too.
Well that was that and this is the other thing.  I thought I would share a few  butterchurns with you. I used to have more but downsized a little bit. This glass churn was my maternal grandmothers and I am so glad I have it . The blue Dazey churn is dated 1917 and I love the color.

This cedar churn was made by a cooper from Hancock County, Tn and is signed, Henry Spurgeon, 86 years old 1986. A friends father cut the cedar and gave it to him to make it for me. I truly love this churn. By the way that is my grandma's bonnet and apron on the chair. Also the chair was made by my maternal grandfathers great grandfather for his wife.
 This churn is from Sevier County, Tn and was given to me by mother many years ago. The dasher was made by paternal grandfather and the lid by my husbands grandfather in 1940. It is special in a lot of ways. Well we have covered a little bit of this, that, and the other thing today. Tomorrow all the fall decorations are going out and the Christmas is coming in. When I invite you Through My Back Door again it will have a completely different look.I can't wait until you come again Through My Back Door where life is good.

Only 12 more followers and I will do the giveaway. If it happens before Christmas we'll do a Christmas one! Thanks to each and everyone of you who follow this little blog. Again I am humbled.


  1. Congrats on the new great granddaughter!
    Your friend Carol's home is beautiful, it also sounds like a very great friendship!
    Your family heirlooms are beautiful; simply beautiful butter churns!
    thanks for sharing & have a nice evening

  2. Congrats on the new GGD - what a blessing! And I do remember Carol's house from the magazine - it is gorgeous! And I thoroughly enjoyed seeing more of your collections and home too. I look forward to your next post!!

  3. Molly has a very special great grandma! Carol's home is wonderful.

    Funny you should mention butter churns! I have one that came from Chattanooga, the lid from Sweetwater and just this week I found a dasher at the Museum of Appalachia! A whole churn years in the making.


  4. Beautiful pictures! Congratulations to your family!

  5. Hi Betty! I enjoyed your post and seeing Carol's home again. Your churns are great! Can't wait to see your Christmas decorations.

  6. I sure hate I had to cancel on usual her home looked beautiful.

  7. Betty! Congratulations on the arrival of Mollie! There is nothing more precious than a new baby!
    I loved hearing about your churns and your bonnet and chair! How special to have those family heirlooms! It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friend too! I enjoy hearing your stories I really do! Keep them coming! What do you plan to do with your gingerbread ornies? I will bet that Andrew is excited about his new sister! Can't wait to see a photo, I love the way that the babies smell, they are just so sweet!

  8. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. The corner cupboard in my dining room I bought on ebay, well my hubby bought it for me for Christmas last year, it was delivered on Christmas Eve. I love your home, YOU have many, many wonderful pieces and they are all arranged so well!

    Congratulations on the new little great granddaughter, what fun she will be for the family!

  9. Congratulations on your new little one! Betty you have a beautiful home! I enjoyed looking at all your posts - it's so interesting to hear the stories behind things! I am looking forward to your next post! Dolly (prim dreams)

  10. Hi Betty!!

    Just catching up.....I'm sooo glad your new little bundle arrived safely! I saw the pics and she is adorable!

    You have some of the best "stuff" in your home!!!
    I'm so glad you are showing it all here so we can take it all in! And thanks for showing us Carols home too! Love those cinnamon ornaments!

    Are you done Christmas decorating yet??? LOL I can't wait to see it....I am soo in the mood for it now!

    Hugs to you my friend!


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