Monday, September 22, 2014

The "Goings Ons" Through My Back Door

Oh my goodness it is so good to see you as it has been a while. Of course the coffee is on and  get a cookie, lets visit for a while. Not quite cool enough to have this on.
But we can sit and have our coffee anyway.
You may sit in my favorite spot. How is that?
I will sit here, if I can get Boo to move.
There has been so much going on Through My Back Door, some good, some not so good. I am going to share the good times first. Ok? After having been sick for so long I am glad to say I am well. FINALLY.
That is the worse stuff I did do a bit of fall decorating.
This wreath has since been straightened.
I will save the rest for another post.
My friend Sandi came over from W. Va for a few days. We had such a good visit, I actually got her to stay up until midnight,lol We had a fun day with Deb at Lulu's for lunch, then to Debs for dessert, and that evening went to Dodd and Renda's for supper. Sandi had never seen their house and they have really accumulated some wonderful pieces. They are displayed to perfection. Some of their very early pieces just make me smile because I know how much Curtis would love them. I have to say, he taught Deb and Renda a lot and they listened.
Then to add icing on the cake, my two living Aunts had birthdays 2 days apart. My cousin Gina and her daughter Leah, had an impromptu luncheon for them.
My beautiful aunts. Annie on the left 94 and Jean on the right 85.
She had set a beautiful fall table. Another wonderful part of this is, Gina lives in the house her father and mother, (their sister) built. Unfortunately Aunt Hazel died far too early from a car accident. Anyway we all loved seeing the house now and  The Aunts enjoyed rehashing special memories. Uncle Ralph was a builder and a perfectionist, so the house is well built and since Gina grew up there it is special. We had such a wonderful day. My Aunt Annie's daughter Shirley, Deb, Gina, Leah and myself made up the party. I can assure you I don't know when I have laughed as much. It was a perfect day. I neglected to say, Aunt Jean lives in Va and we don't get to be with her as often as we'd like. Thank you Gina for making this day so special.
Amongst all the good times there were some sad. My friend Dottie, whom you have met through my blog, lost her son. Please continue to pray for her and her wonderful family, whom I love.
Also you remember praying for Kenny Anderson, and he passed away last Friday. These families are my close friends and it hurts when your friends hurt. I know you are prayers and I know you will remember them. Thank you so much.
I know you will remember too, to come Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: I have a beach trip in my future
PSS: My bittersweet in my photos came from my friend Marla Gilbertson
PSSS: I know each of you will enjoy this fall weather as much as I will Lets just soak it up!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Home the Rest of The Story

Good morning and come on in Through My Back Door, where the DD is on and oh yes some cookies too. Later today there will be pumpkin squares. Lots has been going on here and it is all good. In my last post we talked about what our homes say about us. I was thrilled with all the comments and emails. We all love our homes. AND it is time for the nesting to begin. Fall, then winter, says NEST, doesn't it? For us women anyway. I have not begun to decorate, but will soon inside. I am in no hurry as it is in the 90's here right now. Everything I read predicts a cold winter for us and I am not liking that one bit. Anyway I am glad you dropped in today and I hope you will like the story my home tells.
If, just if, you came in the front door this is what you would see when you walked around the corner.
I love this that Dodd built for me. It sets on top of an old well.

The dinner bell my Daddy got me. See, you aren't even inside and I hope my story says, "she loves old things and preserves them."
Well, you are coming in the front door. This may never happen On this door is my door box Sharon's husband Johnny made for me. I treasure it. The porch furniture I bought in Ohio Amish country.
Of course it changes with the seasons and soon fall will pop in there. Now come on in and lets sit and visit. When we open the door this is what you see.
Just a different view than the back. Of course we will end up in  the living room where we have our visit and drink our coffee. I hope that just seeing a bit of my home, that you will have enjoyed my story I am a lover of all things old. That the things I own are things that have meaning to me. The dresser you see in the back ground was another piece Curtis brought back to life. It was painted a bright green enamel! The one in the bedroom was too. He stripped the paint off and restored it to it's original beauty. The table is an East Tn table made in Gatlinburg. It is late 1800's and is pegged together. I love walnut and both pieces are. The fact I love southern furniture is well known. The dresser however was made in Ohio. It is signed and dated under the deck.  You know the story of the candlestick table.  I hope when you leave today my house story leaves you in a wonderful mood, just like you leave me when you come Through My Back door where life is good.
PS: There is a new great grandbaby in my life. Caroline Elizabeth
It is hard to imagine Amelia as a big sister. Beth and Ryan are the proud parents
PSS:Hopefully next week I will decorate for fall. My bronchitis returned for a visit. I was not happy to see
PSSS: Most of you saw this on FB, but for those who aren't, (I know my friend Kathy in NC isn't) here is Mollie and I at her Mother's Day Grandparents come and Read day. Such fun for me