Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Company Coming Down the Road & Other Happenings

It is cold out there this morning, so come on in, get your coffee and sit by the fire. Yes it is electric but I have the heater on,so it is cozy. It is an exciting week end coming up for me. Company is coming down the road! Sandi,DaybreakPlace, is coming from W. Va, and and Pam and Frank,Civil Folks, are coming from Ga. Lot of southernese going on on Through My Back Door this weekend. I am looking forward to it very much. Sandi and I decided we would have pajama day on Sunday. Carol and Deb are coming to visit, but we are holding Anyway, I will take pictures and show you next time. You all know the Speckled Hen in Clinton is my favorite prim store. Well she is getting ready for her Christmas open house next week end. I took some pictures the other day of what is going on behind the scenes. Enjoy! I also want to show you some of the things she has now. She is carrying Rick Hamelin, the Pied Potter's, redware. Oh it is wonderful. I have some of his pieces and they are so neat. I called after I bought some a few years ago, to see if they were dishwasher/microwavable safe, and to my surprise, he answered the phone himself.He was so nice and said yes they were.Here is the cabinet of his redware.
A cabinet full of pewter.
This is a good buy for someone.This is my favorite place! The coffee cabinet!
The Pumpkin Spice and white Christmas are so good!
Anyway if you are wanting a good day trip or girls day out, come on out the first weekend in Nov and see Sharon. Lots of food, wonderful Christmas items, and door prizes. If you do, say hi, I'll be there. I am going to show you a bit of behind the scenes too. then I'll share some changes in my house.
Just because you see boxes, don't think everything is made somewhere else. She and Johnny have worked so hard making a lot of the things for this open house. I promise you will love all the wonderful Christmas goodies. One more picture.
See what I mean! Hope you can come.
Here I have been cleaning up a storm. Not company coming cleaning, but cleaning out closets.
I sold the old blue pie safe and rearranged my reading nook a little. Here it is now. I like it better because it opens up my house more. I will have this chest stripped because the paint isn't original. It is cherry under it and I love wood. This is my New England blanket chest, from Rockingham,Ma.
This is the dining area where the blanket chest used to be.
This one of my other NE pieces, a shoe foot, one board table. I don't change things often, but I have been on a roll!lol
I found this little box when I was cleaning out. I love it.
I know exactly what I am putting in this for Christmas.
Well thanks for coming by this morning and having coffee with me, Through My Back Door, where life is good.
PS:I hope you have a wonderful week end and get to spend it with people you enjoy.


  1. I was just passing by and thought id stop to say hello. I'm checking new blogs today, and i hope you folks are enjoying the fall weather like we are having here in Pennsylvania. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon county.

  2. How exciting to have Sandi, Pam & Frank visit oh how jealous I am...... I know you'll have a fabulous time with them. Have fun! Love the changes in your house. I hope to someday get to go to the Speckled Hen.

  3. I like the changes you have made and my pajamas are packed!! Can't wait!

  4. Miss Betty, I always love to stop by. Sounds as if you are going to have a blast with your company. BLessings!

  5. I always love your visits, thanks for inviting me in today. So many exciting things happening for you. Isn't it wonderful to have so many nice friends and get to visit and redecorate the house. So much fun. Thanks for sharing it all with us. And pumpkin coffee sounds great, I think I shall go brew a pot. It sure will help with the cold I am trying to shake. Have a Blessed week. ~Sara

  6. I like what you have done... everything looks wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing...enjoy your company!


  7. Betty~ the store is prim paradise(drooling)
    Your home is always so warm & inviting love your displays~ you girls have fun!!

  8. Betty, we are getting more and more excited. We will be leaving on Sunday morning so I won't wear my pj's on the road! Frank's has holes in them!

    We are anxious to see The Speckled Hen and are making plans for Friday afternoon. The rest of our time is unscheduled, on the wing!

    Keep the fire going!

  9. Hi Betty! You know how I'm pouting, since I can't be there this weekend. I love the blanket chest there. It does look like it opens it up more. Love the redware at the Hen, and the pewter, and the cabinets they are in!
    Have a great time with Sandi and Pam & Frank!

  10. Betty, You have a great weekend with your friends. Sounds like a fun time will be had by everyone. A shopping trip to the Speckled Hen and then visiting with you and your family. Sunday would be my kind of day. Soft flannel P.J,'s, the smell of coffee brewing in the kitchen the fireplace giving off a warm glow and chatting with a friend,,, life will be so good. Enjoy!!!

  11. Hope you have a great time with your friends, I love all the pictures. Am sure the open house will be a success. You have a beautiful home!

  12. Betty,
    I am LOVING that coffee cabinet! LOL! My kinda stash! I know you will have fun visiting, and you must keep things in line now! LOL!
    Love the trees~ I love it all, but I am not ready for that! I know it will be HERE before long~ I am talking about that snow, and I just am not ready!
    You have a great night!

  13. Hmmm, I can't decide if I want to move into your house or the Speckled Hen! Both are beautiful. See you at the open house!


  14. Oh what fun company. I am so happy for you!! My fireplace is electric too but the heater is oh so cozy these mornings lately. Have fun with your visits. -Steph-

  15. Wow....somehow I missed this post of yours - it didn't show up until I pulled up your new post today and scrolled down thinking "that doesn't look familiar!" Well, sounds like you enjoyed your time spent with friends - and loving every thing I'm seeing - your home-wise and Speckled Hen-wise. And, love that box.... As I said up above, my best thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.....Hugs ~ Robin


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