Saturday, January 29, 2011
I don't know about you but January has been a hard month here in the south. We have had cold temperatures and lots of snow. I like a little snow, but don't like to be snowed in for too long. I shouldn't complain, because when I was reading blogs today, oh my goodness I have never seen as much snow, as some of you have! Never the less, I am not feeling bad about January leaving. I hope February is kinder and much more gentle. But if not I will just have to grin and bear it!.
Today I thought we might talk about blanket chests. They are just so utilitarian. They not only look pretty but you can hide so much stuff in them. I am going to share a few with you that are special to me.
I have shared all my little hiding places with you today. If you don't have a blanket chest, you need to get one. They can hide a LOT of things and are nice to look at too.
I want to show you my heart bowl fillers before you leave. I bought these from Dolly. she has a blog I think it is called Dreaming of a Primitive Life or something like that.
I am so sorry I don't know the right name.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Today I want to share a few childrens' things. I have downsized my collection over the years, but these are some of my favorites. I hope you will enjoy them as I have.
It is full of tin childrens' goodies as well as some tea sets.I love it.
I am so glad you came Through My Back Door today where life is good.
I just want to say thank you for all of you who have joined me.(I read where someone called her followers, joiners , and I like that.Can't remember where I read it, but I really like that) cannot believe 95 of you are on this journey with me. It absolutely humbles me. One day I will share why I started blogging in the first place. Thanks to each of you I now call friend.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This is another blue pie safe. This is not the original paint, but Deb painted it a couple of years ago. It is the least favorite thing I have. Don't have a clue why I felt the need to share that with you!lol
That is it for the blues Through My Back Door.
I posted the other day about all my hearts. Well I found some more after I posted. So I will share them
Before I leave today I want to remind you, it is almost time for the Country Sampler Home Tour magazine to come out. A friend of mine from a forum I belong to is going to be in it. Her name is Karen Gerhart,aka CatskillMtnPrims. I think her kitchen is on the cover. If you get a chance be sure and read it. Her home is beautiful and crammed full of goodies.
I think our next visit we'll talk about childrens' things. do you love them like I do? I hope so.
Friday, January 14, 2011
The next is a cultery tray that I just had to have. It came from my favorite antique store in Clinton, Corner Antiques.
pictures I hope you enjoy.
So remember Home Is Where the Heart is and I thank you from the bottom of my Heart for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I don't decorate much between January and Easter. I will be putting a few heart objects around later this month. Most of my heart items are out year round, you just don't pay that much attention to them . My next blog will be on hearts.I can't do a blog on things you love without posting a picture of my favorite dog. He is the keeper of my back door.
Thanks for coming Through My Back Door where life is good, I hope you enjoyed your visit as much as I did.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
When I took my Christmas decorations down and did some good cleaning I thought of some of the things that are truly special to me, as I was cleaning and tweaking. I have come to the realization, it is the simple things I cherish the most. That is where the title comes in. I was an only child, and on one side an only grandchild, as my mother too was an only child. I have been blessed to have a lot of family treasures. My children and grandchildren have now become the caretakers of a lot of items, however I still have a lot of things, some which wouldn't be worth much monetarily. That's okay. Today I thought I would share a few items that are precious to me.
Now the chair. A plain simple little chair, built over one hundred years ago, by my great, great grandfather for his wife.
Another thing that was given to me by another great aunt was this little flat iron, that had belonged to the same great grandmother. It and the chair had been in the same house because they had been painted every time the kitchen had been. This little iron had been used as a door stop.
I hope you have enjoyed the visit and sharing a few of the items I cherish. I am sure each of you have things you love that brings memories rolling into your mind when you see or touch them. That is good.
Okay last blog. I posted a terrible picture of my granddaughter Beth and her husband. The time before I posted one of Curt. So by reposting good pictures maybe I am out of the DOGHOUSE!!!!!
This is Beth and Ryan. They live in Il and don't get to come home as often as we'd like.
Thanks for visiting today and letting me share some of my favorite things. Please continue to come visit Through My Back Door where life is good.