Friday, July 31, 2009

yummy to the tummy

Come on over for a slice of birthday cake. All I can say though had better hurry. This cake is going, going......almost gone! What would we do without birthdays to justify making a yummy cake, AND eating it all up. This year the DH had a few guests to share his chocolate cake and it wasn't just the two of us. Thank Goodness.
Other goodness that you can share in, but you had better hurry on this one also...The Polka Dot Barn is having a terrific giveaway. Go throw your name in the comment section for a chance at a really cute banner. Git on over there now, ya here. But don't forget to come on back here for a chit chat occasionally. I promise I will blog more often....PROMISE.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What is it?

Do you ever pick up something at a sale and buy it for curiosities sake?
Well, this is my What'sIt. They are small crocheted little tabs and one had a little safety pin attached. Hmmm.....these have had me puzzled for a bit. If you have an idea, please send it...enquiring minds want to know.
Perhaps when I can free my mind from this dilemma, I can continue to blog or upload pics or even just think creatively. That's waaaayyy to much for one mind to handle. Haha!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Corny goodness and other good stuff

I had the most terrific news this past week. I had received this awesome and inspiring magazine from The Vintage Studio. I was doing a happy dance for winning this totally cool gift. I have nearly read all the words and pictures off the pages. Thank you Sharon!!
The garden is in full swing and we definitely reap the benefits daily. DH harvested a few ears of corn the other day that were so yummy. There is nothing like fresh corn on the cob. We have some form of squash daily and will have to begin to put up some in the freezer before long. And then we have peppers....and more peppers....and....oh well, you get the picture. ONE pepper plant alone could feed the community and we have several. UGH.
The corn stalks are always so pretty at this point and the DH insisted I get in the picture. I prefer to hide among the stalks with Chester The Cat.

This is my chore this morning. Putting up this first cutting of corn. Most of it is perfect and won't be cut off the cob.

Monday, July 13, 2009

junkin around

I have a goldmine of cool stuff right under my nose. And what a goldmine it is!! My neighbor has opened the doors on an old house that stores all her treasures. She has a lot of goodies for sale and the prices are awesome. This collection has amassed from family, friends, estate sales and auctions and maybe even a ditch or two. Here is a shot of just one corner of the kitchen and out of sight is a great collection of buffalo china and Hull pottery and some of the other brown pottery pieces. I am not so proficient on knowing all the names of the pieces.
In the living room is this armoire filled with more yummy stuff. The armoire has beautiful doors that we have temporarily removed for display purposes. Don't worry, that floor really isn't quite that crooked and things aren't sliding out the back door. I will try and concentrate on close-up pics next time I get over there.
These old doors put together are perfect for display and are still a work in progress because we have ideas of cutting out a couple of panels perhaps.
This is only a taste of all the delicacies offered and I promise to get some better pics that can show off the variety available. I know Dougherty (in the panhandle) is on everyone's path to nowhere. So, when you drive on through or are planning to visit our little bump in the road as your 'go-to' place.....just call and my neighbor will be glad to open up the doors, since there aren't regular hours. It is a catch, as catch can situation so calling ahead is most important.
Oh yea, and her name? Well, I'll go ahead and share that info too...since you insist....
Tomi Covington
call ahead to visit:
Antiques and other Cool Stuff

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Today, I grabbed the ole keyboard and am doing some dusting. You say...Keyboard?, she's crazy? Of course, but I have so neglected this posting spot of insanities. I will lay some blame on having severe difficulties on posting pics. Blogger is fighting me on every pic! Ugh! Or could it be the Vista that I am not used to on the new computer? Yeeeaahhhh, that's the ticket! I miss XP, mainly because I am an old dog that isn't so adept at learning a new trick. I digress from my complaining to share some cool things I uncovered out of an old box. It has been stashed in storage and never cleaned up to see what I had, until now. I found a lot of old movie star photos with signatures. Someone really had a hobby going here collecting these promotion pics. I can't believe how well preserved they have remained under the layers of dust! That now validates why I DON'T dust my house. I am saving my furniture for posterity. haha, we'll see how long that excuse plays.
And then we have the tiered serving cart. I picked it up at an estate sale and it is in mint condition. I would have loved to load up the building that it was stored in also because it was extremely well organized. Alas, my car has a limit to what I can stuff in it. I just love this cart for it's lovely pale yellow. I know it will be a workhorse for me holding supplies. The large cookie tins on the bottom will be painted and probably monogrammed. I think that is project #2,357, just in case you're counting.
I hope to see y'all SOONER than later.