To Be Continued…

 

You win some, you lose some and some get rained out.  I’m sure this saying should be attributed to a baseball great.  I wish I had the time to research it so I could give credit where credit is due.  But…I just dropped by quickly to let you know I’ve taken a short break.  Toward the end of March in the midst of preparing Adventures at The Antique House – Part 2, my sweet Hubby very suddenly began experiencing serious health issues.  He is now in the recovery stage of a very major surgery.  We are grateful and encouraged to have progressed this far.  Hopefully, I will be posting again in May so stay tuned.

Vintage 1982

How old does something have to be to be considered Vintage?  I think most vintage sellers would agree that you have Vintage, then you have Antiques, and then you have Older Than Dirt.  For an item to be considered vintage on Etsy, it must be at least 20 years old.  So 1982 is most definitely Vintage! Continue reading

White Oak Manor – Part 2

In my last post, White Oak Manor – Part 1, I told you about the wonderful respite we found at a Bed and Breakfast in Jefferson, Texas.  I’ll continue the trip with a few memories of the lovely town of Jefferson.  Called by some a pedestrian community, Jefferson is located in East Texas about 44 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.  It’s population of almost 2100 swells each weekend as the city comes to life with antique shoppers and local events. Continue reading

White Oak Manor — Part 1

Was it the antiques?  Was it the Bed & Breakfast?  Perhaps it was the quaint, sleepy little town of Jefferson, Texas.  Or maybe, it was the much needed respite after a long and difficult struggle that comes after experiencing the death of a parent. Whatever it was, White Oak Manor in Jefferson, Texas, will always hold a special place in our hearts. Continue reading

Three Ways To Preserve Vintage Recipes

Grandma’s handwritten recipes were sometimes written on index cards, but might just as easily been written on the back of an envelope or anything else that was handy at the time.  Most of the recipes were written in pencil and some of the papers have become tattered and fragile. Continue reading

Just Installed CommentLuv — Try it!!

I am really excited about using a new-to-me WordPress plugin…CommentLuv.  It’s just a way to thank you for commenting on my blog.  IF I installed this plugin properly, you will be able to choose one of your blog posts to highlight along with the comment you leave on my post.  So do me a favor and leave a comment below.  I’d like to see if this works.

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Thought Provoking Quote

Have you ever read an article, a quote, or heard someone say something that just stuck with you.  Something you pondered on for days.  Something that was so simple, yet so thought provoking.  Well, such was the case for me today.  I was reading an article that listed some quotes made by famous women and found this one to be very thought provoking. Continue reading

An Interview with Mrs. A.

I’m a wife, mother and grandmother enjoying life in the Heartland of America.  I like sewing new treasures or re-purposing gently used fabrics, crocheting, photography, beautiful quilts and fun jewelry.  I also enjoy the hunt for a great vintage find and researching the story behind each piece.  I’m always looking for a better way to organize just about anything and everything.  And…revamping recipes to cook with food allergies is a must!

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Ten Thoughts To Remember About Kindness

Ten Thoughts to Remember about Kindness

Resurrection Lilies --  Ten Thoughts To Remember about Kindness

  • KINDNESS, noun

Good will; benevolence; that temper or disposition which delights in contributing to the happiness of others, which is exercised cheerfully in gratifying their wishes, supplying their wants or alleviating their distresses; benignity of nature. kindness ever accompanies love.

There is no man whose kindness we may not sometime want, or by whose malice we may not sometime suffer. — Noah Webster Dictionary (1828)

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