Saturday, January 16, 2016

I Did What!

Good morning and welcome Through My Back Door. Grab a mug and get yourself a cup of coffee. I love it when you make yourself at home. After all you have been coming Through My Back Door for a long time now. I always love seeing you because I know we will have a good visit.
I have been "tweaking". Yes, I have! You can't believe it can you? When I put my Christmas away, the day after Christmas, I decided to declutter. I think there must be something wrong with me but I cannot feel sad putting my decorations away. I am so ready to reclaim my house for the winter. Nothing extra comes out until a little bit before Valentines Day, and then I will put some hearts. Not many, but as you know I LOVE hearts. Not the cut out 60-70's hearts, but special ones. Anyway, I digress, when I put things away this year, I decided I was not going to have many smalls out. I know so many of you collect brooms, mashers, rolling pins, graters, etc. Not me. Deb had a copper candy kettle full of rolling pins yesterday and I asked her why she had all that stuff? She said because she liked it. Well, I am not one who does, so, now I have hardly any smalls out and I like it. I will share a few pictures of my "less than" decor. One of the things I always wanted to do was hang my spice box. There was only one place to hang it and that was where my wall of love was. Well after lots of thought, I dismantled that wall and hung my spice box and I am loving it.
what do you think? I may at a later date change it but for now, this is where it is and I like it. I had it on my mantle.  After removing that I had to find something to replace it.
I think I am good with this. It isn't cluttered and I can enjoy my tiger maple knife box.
I put the candle box from the same state on the tavern table.
I am liking this look so much. I used to think I had to have everything out, but "everything" got to be too much.The large blanket chest is lampless for the first time in 40 years.
I am loving this as I love my red tulips. I got them at a local shop many years ago and I never tire of them.
I bought this little stage coach trunk from Dodd. It "spoke" to me. Don't laugh it Well I have no place for it. I tried stacking it and that didn't work for me, so it sets happily on the floor holding wrapping paper. I paid big bucks for that horse at a show after I retired. I must have been in a fog, because I have no where for him either, so the two little misfits are together and hopefully
Well I have just bombarded you with pictures so I will stop showing house pictures. I hope you enjoyed coming Through My Back Door today as much as I enjoyed having you.
PS: After receiving so many private emails and lots of prayer I will keep the blog going for a while longer. The hits are staggering to me. I never expected it
PSS:I am getting excited as the first trip of 2016 is coming up soon.
PSSS: I received an article on my FB timeline that there would be no more Cadbury Caramel eggs, due to a lawsuit by Hershey. Well that sent me into a nose dive! However my neighbors, Jackie and Phil found some the other day, When I got home that day, there was a bag of them on my back door knob! I knew exactly where they came from. I called her and said I was glad her hens were laying. She replied, that she gathered them because she knew I would be afraid too! I love them.


  1. Loved your post and pictures of your cozy home! Enjoy those yummy chocolate covered caramel eggs:)!!!

  2. Love your picture of your sweet home.
    Blessings and love x

  3. I so enjoy coming Through Your Back Door to visit. You have such a warm and cozy home. Do you remember where you got the tin 3 candle wall sconce? I love it!

  4. Hi Betty! So good to see a post from you and love to read the great news that you are staying least for now!! Wooo Hoooo! Your house looks great and I am glad you love it, that is how it should be. I guess I am a little more on the cluttered side...giggle! Lucky you for getting some eggs, what a blessing good friends are!
    Be blessed,

  5. I've been trying to declutter but hubs tries to hold on to "history" LoL. Glad you are sticking to the blog. I always enjoy seeing your lovely things.Warm Blessings!~♥Amy

  6. So happy to hear that you will keep blogging!

  7. I like all your tweaking. I'm not one for collections of things either, but I do like to see what others love, eye candy is always fun, plus I don't have to dust it. ;-) I'm glad you are sticking around, at least for now.

  8. I am so glad you are continuing the blog. Your home looks so warm and inviting. I hear what you are saying about decluttering and too many small items. I find that the older I get the less time I want to spend cleaning and dusting a lot of little items. I am slowly paring down. Thank you for sharing your home and ideas with us!


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