Saturday, April 30, 2011
Last time I shared a few of my prim lighting. It seems lighting is important in Prim decorating. I love lamps and have them everywhere. You know I like candles too and am absolutely in love with the battery candles on a timer. They look wonderful in your chandeliers that are not electrified, and they come on automatically. I'll get a picture when mine come on next time and show you.
Remember Picket over at Pickets Place and her What Moves You? I did it last time and want to do it again. I have to give you a little background first.(of course I would lol) How many of you had someone in your life, other than Mother or Grandmother who influenced you? I was lucky, because I had Ila. She was my Mothers first cousin's wife. She was 10 years older than me, but lessons she taught me over the years have been valuable. She taught me to peel my first potato, biting her tongue as it whittled away to nothing.I had never peeled a potato before! She was the mother of triplett boys and a daughter. When you are 14 and 24, 10 years are a lot. When you are 24 and 34 , they are nothing. We became very close and remained that way until her death in 2001. Any way we both loved antiques and I wanted a coffee grinder. I had 3 young children and the budget didn't allow it. One visit, (they lived in Ohio, we lived in Tennessee,) when she got out of the car, in her hands was a coffee grinder! YES! I was so excited I grabbed it and ran into the house!! Leaving them standing outside laughing so hard they couldn't see. Whenever I see this coffee grinder, it moves me!
Thank you for coming Through My Back Door today, where life is good.
The devastation through out the south has been heart breaking. I didn't do this post today out of insensitivity to those who have lost everything. I did it to maybe brighten someones day. As I have said before, Prim lovers know what is important and have our priorities in order.We know it is not things.
Picket we are all so thankful you and your family is okay, there in Tuscaloosa.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
We all know you have to have the right lamps to get the prim look. Everyone's taste is different, so my ideas of prim lighting and yours may be complete opposites. I'll share a few of mine. Okay?
I was over at Picketts Place blog the other day and she asked the question, "what moves you?" She was speaking of things she sees that reminds her of wonderful memories. Well it got me to thinking about what moves me. There are so many things that do, but I will share this one today.
My dad was a water well driller. They drilled wells in the cold weather as well as
warm weather. He had a little silver building on wheels he took to all his sites and in that building was a little bitty laundry heater stove. He also had a little cupboard where he kept his lard, coffee, salt,etc. I have it on the wall in a bedroom. When I see it it moves me. I remember going to work with him and feeling the mud oozing between my toes in the summer time. I remember going in the winter time huddling by that little stove to keep warm and eating the best ever fried eggs and ham. I'll share it with you today.
This moves me. What moves you?
Thank you for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
Friday, April 22, 2011
My husband and I have always loved rottweillers. Our first was a female named Heidi and she was gift from a friend. Our grandchildren grew up with her and all of my special kids knew her and loved her. She was smart and would count and do other things on command. The best dog ever. Well she lived to be 11 years. A few month before she died we got Hillary. We bought her from a tech at our vet. She was the WILDEST dog ever. Honest, she was.
She was beautiful and stubborn. she ate hundreds of dollars worth of stuff, including Christmas ornaments. She was so sweet and full of herself. Not a viscious
bone in her body. She lived to be 12 years old. We had to have her put down in February 09. As she was aging I knew it was time to look for another one. There had been some big changes in my life and I began to pray, asking God to send me the right dog. I didn't want to make a mistake. I wanted one at least 3 years old as I couldn't deal with the puppy thing. So I narrowed my search down to 3. I called my vet and she didn't like any of them. She asked me not to make any decisions before I heard back from her. I complied and got the call the next day about Dasko. It was the girl we had bought Hillary from. She had bought Dasko to show and he hadn't gotten big enough. If I wanted him she would give him to me. So enter Dasko in my life. To this day she swears she doesn't know what got into as she never parts with her rotties. (She had bred one litter,of which Hillary was one, and no more.) I laugh and tell her it was a God thing, she had no control over it. Well needless to say four years later he and I are best friends. My life is much richer because of him. He is a clown, protector, and almost the perfect dog. Yesterday he wanted to take a ride. Got into the car and didn't budge. I took him to the convenience center to take the trash. After we got back he hopped right out.
Well I wanted you to know there is more Through My Back Door than just prims.lol I'll leave you one last picture. This Dasko saying Happy Easter.
Well thank you for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS I wish each and everyone of you a Blessed Easter.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Well I told you I was going to paint my porch and I did. I don't have it decorated yet, but hopefully next visit we will have a new backdoor picture. I need to get it decorated and I will. After I painted Wednesday I was attacked by a horrible virus! See, I knew painting was bad for you!lol I have been sick for almost a week. I do not like being sick, but am better now. Enough of that! I wanted to share my small collection of Pantry Boxes with you. I love boxes as you know.(another addiction), but pantry boxes were used for so many things. They fascinate me.
You know what is in it? My beautiful fall bowl fillers from Sarah.(All Roads Lead Home) They are safe in there.
Thanks for coming Through My Back Door again, where life is good. I can't wait until our next visit.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Thanks for coming Through My Back Door today, even if was only briefly, where life is good.