Friday, September 30, 2011
I love the colors of fall. I live between ridges and the colors get so brilliant. I love festivals, hot soups, and visits from friends. I get my Gladys Taber books out in the fall and reread them through Christmas. What about you? Do you have books you reread each year? I love Gladys Taber and the StillMeadow books. They are the best. One of my prized possessions is a hand written note from her, back in 1972. Her books make you feel so secure for some reason. I love trips to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, I love sitting on my front porch and just being. Well I guess I have made my point. I love fall.
Another thing I love is Family Weavers throws, coverlets, runners,etc. Well they have a new pattern and I got a table square today. It is called, Hamblen County Tennessee Trouble. Hamblen county is where Dasko goes to doggie camp when we go away.
I also have a thing for carriers or boxes. This is really different but I just loved it when I saw it. It isn't old, but a master craftsman made it. It is cherry and I love cherry and walnut.
Another thing I have done is, I am using blue in my guest room. I have the old blue quilt back on the bed for winter.
Thanks so much for coming by to visit. I love it when you do come Through My Back Door, where life is good.
ps: Domino update. I told you Domino went to a new home a couple of weeks ago and they absolutely love that cat. Well today Domino went to the vet to be spayed. Surprise, Domino is a male and had already been neutered! Life is not only good through my back door, it is full of surprises!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
I will show you my one purchase this week end at the craft show. This is the weekend of the Nawgers Nob, craft show over in Townsend. (They call Townsend the quiet side of the smokies.) That is why we go up. It is so much fun.
To me the last two weekends with family and friends are lifes not so little pleasures. The pantry box is a little pleasure. It is the little pleasures that sometimes bring joy to you. I love sitting and drinking coffee, visiting, listening to your hopes and your dreams. Those are not so little pleasures. What do you consider not so little pleasures?
Remember this little girl I rescued?
You have given me a not so little pleasure by coming through my back door where life is good.
ps: Speaking of little and not little pleasures reminds me. Please be kind to everyone you meet and say something nice. The last words they ever hear may be yours, and you would want them to be kind. wouldn't you?
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The other night, there was nothing on TV so I did a little tweaking.
I couldn't get my mantle going. I am waiting on some fresh bittersweet I ordered, to put on it.I love both of these boxes. My husband got them for me.
ps: See this beautiful little girl. This is Mollie, Andrews little sister. I have three beautiful greats. They are a big part of the reason life is good.
It made my life light up! She and I have a few little things we do. I cough and she mocks me. I showed her the chandelier a few days ago and said light. Now when I am holding her, she'll point to a light and say light. Do you think we have bonded?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
You know about my RAK from Pam and Frank last week. Well yesterday I came home and found not one, but two boxes on my porch! I hadn't ordered anything, but knew Linda Parker, at Parkers Paradise had mailed me a give away I had won. Well, one was from Linda and the other from Kristine Berg Doss, over at APP. Well I tore into both of them, so there are no package pictures.lol
Here is what I received from them. Linda sent me a set of red gingham napkins. You know red is my favorite color. Here they are.
These are from Kristine. She sent some cute hand towels too, but they are in the washer. I am going to use them pronto!lol
Thanks to Linda and Kristine for the surprises this week. Thanks to each of you for coming Through My Back Door, where life is good.
ps: One more good thing this week. Do you get Country Sampler? The Christmas issue is out and Deb and Michaels house is in it! Just had to share.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Friday we shopped Clinton. I tell you guys, The speckled Hen and Corner Antiques are becoming known all over the USA.lol They had such a good time. All agreed that Corner Antiques has the best deals and atmosphere of any antiques store. The Hen is a shopping experience they all loved. It was my house for dinner on Friday night. The guys worked for theirs by hanging the sign. We girls were laughing too hard to work! Carla teased me about eating off the pewter, so Sandi and I agreed we'd use it, even if it had to be hand washed.lol (We are so scarificing)
Carla and Daryl left yesterday, but Sandi stayed until today. That is why it is so quiet here this afternoon. Dasko and I miss them already. We all met on The Primitive Pantry prim forum, so we have a lot in common, but it is like we have been friends for years. I cannot explain the feeling of long time friendship. I wish it for the rest of you. Yes, Deb and I are planning a trip to West Virginia soon and we will also be in Illinois. I wish each of you could visit Through My Back Door, where life is good.
ps: This date will always be etched in the hearts and minds of all Americans, as well as the rest of the world. Let us honor those who lost their lives, by living ours to the fullest and being with those we love.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Another creator I am pleased to know is Libby Bryant, Rusty Shed Prims. She makes the most wonderful scents. Oh goodness I wish you could smell through this computer. My house smells so good. (Not like a dog at all), but of the scents Libby brought me. She and her husband came over one day and we had the best time. We swapped a few things and I got the best end of the deal.
She made this wickless candle to burn in my candle warmer.
Something exciting is happening Through My Back Door this week. I can hardly wait. Let me just say, some truly special people are coming Through My Back Door, where life is good. I hope you will too.
ps: Remember this picture, I posted back in May?