Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Good morning and welcome Through My Back Door. It has been so spring like for a few days, but a different kind of weather is moving in. It is so good to have you visit and have coffee with me. We are drinking Cracker Barrel today. They had theirs on sale for half price and it is a full pound, so we will be having it for a while.lol BTW have a piece of apple pie too.  I like the changing  of the seasons. Winter can be such a wonderful time for renewal. Everyone needs to be renewed now and again. Lets sit and talk about kindness being renewed.
I, as well as most of you, belong to a few FB decorating groups. They are women like me, (some men belong) who love their homes, like to decorate, and love antiques. For the most part these are fun groups as well as inspirational. I have made some friends, always a plus, gotten some really good ideas, and basically enjoyed seeing other homes. Lately I am seeing a lot of unkind words. It hurts me to see this. I think we should declare a day of kindness! Show something kind someone has done for you. Because of you all I would take up a whole page. Anyway I refuse to be a part of anything unkind. Life is short and everyone has the right to be treated kindly. Do you agree? I said my word this year was to be kind. I hope I am. Now that I have vented,lol, lets move on.
Notice anything? You got it 3!!!!
Can you believe this? I am going to try to go for 5's one day.
Well Miss Crowe has gone to Washington. They took her last weekend and her internship started yesterday. I want to call Sen Corker and say, "Do you know what you have in your office? Do you know how lucky you are to have her?" Well she would get me for sure, and of  course I would never do that.lol (Or would I)lol  She is such an awesome girl. We have a running joke, when we are talking and I tell her she is awesome. I will say you are awesome and I know it is true, "Because the stranger said so". She was rinsing the sand off my feet last summer at the beach, (yes she was) and a lady said to me "Your granddaughter is awesome". So anyway, I  will keep you updated on her activities. (You were afraid of that, huh?")
She and her Aunt Debbie goofing off Christmas.(Deb will get me, but I think this is cute) They were doing the "leg" thing.lol God has blessed me to allow me to see the grandchildren I adored when they were little, become adult Grandchildren, I not only love but like. One day I am going to do a post and tell you about each of them.
This is what I awoke to this morning. I told you the weather was going to change.lol We say in East Tn if you don't like the weather stick it out and it will change in a little while.
I got new dishes for Christmas. I had been looking for red and white transfer ware for a while. Deb and Michael gave me a set for Christmas. Clarice Cliff Tonquin
Anyway I will be adding pieces when I find them. Gives me something to look for when we are antiquing. I love them and you know food just tastes better in them! My oldest son gave me cash and of course, I loved that. lol I have told them all not to buy/give me anything but they don't listen.
I have to admit I don't decorate after Christmas. I enjoy seeing others winter decor, but I love the "barnesss" of nothing out after Christmas. I do however bring out these red tulips.
I like the little white ones too. I know so many of you have snowmen out. I have only the 2 Michael carved.
The other day I came home and had a message on my answering machine. It was from Joy Schulman who has the blog The Olde Farmhouse. 
If you follow her blog you know she is quite an interesting person. Well I misplaced her number and finally called her back. She was having dinner with her granddaughter so she called me when she got home. We visited forever! What fun and we all have so much in common in blogland. Last year Joy moved from California, where she had lived 33 years back to Mn to be near her family. Please hop over and read her blog. I know you will love her like I do.
Well it was kind of you to come Through My Back Door today where life is good. Be kind to someone today
PS: Those of you on the East Coast I am praying for your safety
PSS:Hope you all are staying healthy and the flu hasn't hit your family
PSSS: I noticed it wasn't getting dark as early last night/


  1. Good morning Betty, I'm sitting here looking at that dusting of snow, sipping my pumpkin latte and wishing I was over at your home visiting with you. Your words have always inspired me and I agree the FB people are really getting ugly with each other so I have been avoiding the groups lately. I was taught the good rule as I'm sure you were so it hurts me to see others treating everyone badly. Ok my friend enough negativity and I really like your dishes. I don't think I've ever seen any so I'll be on the lookout for you now.

  2. Bart, Ruby and Otto here...sending kind kisses to you!

  3. You our dear friend are a beautiful person..
    And blessed with a wonderful family.
    I'm thankful you are my prayer buddy.
    Wish I was sipping some coffee with you. :)
    Woolie Blessings

  4. Hi Betty, love the picture of Deb and Olivia. Your dishes are so pretty and so is your snowy view. Enjoy your day!

  5. Hi Betty, I see you really love your home and antiques. So warm and welcoming, the displays are wonderful, love it all. The red and white dishes are beautiful, very nice.Blessings Francine.

  6. You are the picture next to the definition of kind in the dictionary.
    I don't understand why people have to be unkind to some people, I wasn't raised that way! I even left a group last week because I just couldn't take all of the negativity.
    Love your dishes and your tulips. I am a snowman person, absolutely love them!
    Have a great week!
    Be blessed,

  7. What an adventure Olivia is having! I'll be watching for updates. Love the new dishes!

  8. Hi Betty. I agree about facebook. I still have my page but I haven't participated in any groups for a long time. I post pictures once in awhile but that's about it.

    How exciting for your granddaughter. I sure she will do marvelous.

    We received about 6-8 inches of snow from the pre blizzard. Those poor folks in Boston.

  9. Your posts are always an inspiration to me, your kindness shines thru.
    Can't wait to hear about Olivia's adventures.
    Great dishes, looking forward to eating off those beauties. Of course that means you'd have to feed me ...😄 LOL

  10. I love your new dishes ! I would love to hear about all of your family ! As always, I enjoyed visiting you today !

  11. I noticed the later darkness too yesterday. I think that people say things on line they would never say to someone in person. People have lost social graces. Kindness matters. Beautiful transferware. Warm Blessings!♥~Amy

  12. Hi Betty...I LoVe the word "kind" when it is used to actually be kind! It is very sad when people are mean to each other. I guess no one has ever been mean to them or they would know how it feels and how it can destroy another with just one unkind word.
    You are Always so kind Betty....it's just in you. Your family is so lucky to have a caring soul in their midst. I LoVe the new dishes. Beautiful! Everything just tastes better in china. Wonderful family times you have . The coffee was great today along with the visit. Have a great week Betty. Hugs Marg.

  13. Me again....I just wanted to mention..I always use odd numbers to decorate too. Mostly three or five. I just think it looks better that way. However to each his own :)
    Hugs Marg.


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