Friday, June 22, 2012

Mine Eyes Have Seen! Oh Goodness

Good morning and come in and have a cup of coffee while it is cool enough to sit on the porch. Another hour or two and we will have to drink iced tea. It is going to be hot here again today, but no worse, not as bad really, as some of you are experiencing. Any way it is never too hot for our coffee  and I am really glad to see you. Literally. I had no idea how bad my eyes were until the fog was I am four days post op from the second eye, and was in the kitchen starting the dishwasher and happened to look up at my microwave and WHAM! It was certainly not clean. All of my appliances are stainless with the exception of the microwave, it is white.(When you buy at a yard sale, you don't choose your color) You didn't know that? We found this at a yard sale still new in the box 10 years ago for 20.00. Anyway it was NOT clean and shiny. It is now. Wonder what my friends thought? LOL That is not all. I have cobwebs on my ceilings! Yes I did. No longer. They are vamooshed along with the ones on the light fixtures and between the doors. Oh yes mine eyes have seen.
I thought today I would share just a few of my favorite "smalls" We all have them. Of course my knife box, spice box have been shared many times, so I won't bore you with them again. I love lighting. Figure you can't have enough(Now we know why, don't we?)Here are a few of my favorites.

I like this old Aladdin kerosene lamp, converted to electric. I have two of these.
I also love mirrors. I think the old ones with the rough board backs are the best

This is one of my very favorites. It now hangs in the living room. Can you see where it is pegged?
Of course you all know about this one its history.
My friend Marshall over at the Bama Planter 
 is like me, loves the backs of furniture. I always check out the backs of old pieces. He said one day he would like to display his pieces with the backs showing and I think I would like that too.
Can't talk about smalls with out sharing these.
This is Gabe in his daddys old firetruck. We gave all of the grands old pedal cars one year at Christmas. The parents loved them and they all still have them.
Mollie and Andrew at the beach.
Mollie not understanding her finger lighting up, the morning she had tubes in her ears. She is doing great.
This boy. He loves looking around and seeing his kingdom.
She just thinks she is queen and could care less about the kingdom.
Well those are just a few of my favorite smalls. Thanks for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Yesterday afternoon I had the nicest surprise. My friend Joy, over at the
The Olde Farmhouse
Called me from California. We have so much in common and truly enjoyed our visit. She has actually been to Knoxville, although neither of us were blogging then. I think blogland is absolutely filled with the nicest and I mean that, people.Drop over and visit her.
PSS: I promised a special picture last blog. Well here it is.
Looking at this beautiful family, fills your heart with praise. Seeing Amanda with hair is just something beyond description to me. We reenacted the Christmas picture just for you all last Sunday! Even Clay has hair You all were so faithful in your prayers, I just wanted you to see. Again, thank you from the bottom of all our hearts.
PSSS: Once more. So many of our blogging sisters are going through a difficult time right now. I won't name names, but you probably know who they are. Lets continue to lift them and their families in prayer everyday.


  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love every single picture!

  2. Betty, your blog postings are always so uplifting and filled with words of wisdom. Thanks so much for each posting.

  3. What a lovely post, Betty! Please give Dasko a big kiss from us!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  4. Loved all the photos Betty! I'm especially delighted with the one of Amanda & her family!

  5. Your posts are always so jam-packed with good thoughts, good photos, good things, that I find myself at a loss at the end to know where to begin commenting! Eyes?? Seeing clearer?? I have some catching up to do it seems. I'm guessing cataract surgery? I was told at my last eye exam a year and a half or so ago that I had a cataract, but they didn't think I needed surgery yet....but if that is what is making me see like I'm looking through a cloudy water glass, I beg to disagree. That is one of the things I miss the most "at this age" - my eyesight..... You have a gorgeous collection of lighting - and of mirrors....I'm on the hunt for a mirror for our bath. I'm planning on removing the full wall mirror and replace it with a cupboard or shelf and a (much smaller) antique mirror. But I guess they aren't plentiful in these least when you go looking for them!! Love your other "smalls" as well - that photo of Andrew and Mollie is is the one of Amanda and family....That smile says everything.....Happy Friday, my friend....Off to do a little more catch up in between laundry loads.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Love all your smalls Betty. So glad your eyesight is improving after surgery. Thank the Lord for Amanda's improvement. Have a blessed weekend.


  7. Hi Betty: Again, thanks for our great (phone) visit...oh, if we could only meet! Great post, as usual and I so love the pictures of Amanda'a family! Yes, prayers do work and I am so happy for her. Now about your mirrors...which one did you say I could choose?? Just kidding, but I love that one with the rounded top. You are so lucky to have such great resources for "stuff."

  8. Lovely post and those kiddos are adorable...Gabes cheeks are so cute!

  9. Giggles on the dust bunnies hiding.Really glad you can see better.Amanda looks so good.The lighting is prim perfect.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  10. Your darling Amanda looks so joyful with her wonderful family! I'm so glad you posted that picture! I love all your photos and your house is so lovely!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. So happy your surgery went well! The photo of Amanda and her family is beautiful--especially to see her smiling!

    Bloggers are the best!!

  12. I just love your posts! Pretty pics of your lovely home and family. Amanda looks so pretty with short hair--but then, she has such a pretty face and beaming smile.So glad she is doing well--praying it continues.Thank you for always keeping those of us who are still struggling in your prayers.--blessings, Jan

  13. Hi Betty, love the pictures of all the smalls,great . So glad to hear the surgery went well,sweet kiddies. I agree,a cup of coffee anytime. Blessings Francine.

  14. Hi, Betty,
    Love all your lighting and mirrors, but my favorite of your "smalls" are the ones with hair!

  15. Love your pics of your family. Glad your wonderful, pretty Amanda is so good. I love your lights and mirrors...especially the mirrors. Have a wonderful and happy weekend!

  16. Hi Betty,
    I enjoyed your posts! I am sorry, I didn't know you were having surgery! I am glad you are doing alright. We are alike then, I have shoes EVERYWHERE! LOL!
    I enjoy your pictures, I like all your "smalls"!
    Thank you for asking about me, Duluth is two hours north of me, but my husband is up near there, actually, our family has a cabin very close by and there was lots of flooding here as well. He said it took him 4 hours to get there, roads were closed! It is awful, Duluth is a beautiful town! Off of Lake Superior. This has been devastating, but these are tough people, they will come back.
    Have a good night.

  17. Betty~ so happy your eye sight is better~ wonderful photos of the home & family~
    Amanda looks amazing~ smiling from ear to ear~beautiful~

  18. I won't be home until Sunday early afternoon. So if you and those new eyes would like to come over and see what you might find for dirty cobwebby things in my house...feel free!

  19. So glad that you are seeing again! Blessings ~Sara

  20. Love everything! So glad your other surgery went well and you are seeing great! What a blessing. Love the photos of the little ones. Especially love the picture of the family. Amanda looks great! Take care!

  21. Betty this was a funny post and I can tell you are in a good mood. First of all , I love your smalls pics( both prims and children). Second, maybe your friends up there still need surgery so they never saw the cobwebs anyway. Third, thanks for giving my blog a mention cause very few seem to know about me. They just don't know what they're missing. Marshel


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