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Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.



Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter

So I wanted to share a little of my Easter décor with y'all and I gotta say that I'm loving decorating this home.  I have now painted every room upstairs, changed some light fixtures (all by myself) and now it reflects more of us than the previous owners.  So follow me




Karen from My Colonial Home made the yellowware and redware eggs.  She is so talented and just does amazing work.  I added a couple egg sock darners of stone that I picked up in Germany because they are this amazing red color and I added some blown eggs that I also brought home from Germany.

Spring Fling by BBD


The little lamb on the hearth was bought by my Daddy for me on the day I was born

Love these felt wrapped eggs with flowers that I picked up at a flea market for $1 for all of them


My daddy's story book that he got as a child The Story of Jesus which is one of my favorite pieces of decor

Easter Parade by BBD


German eggs

Picked this up at Goodwill in TN for $1.25 and it's just too sweet



Carrots for the Easter Bunny's snack






My favorite display




Happy Easter y'all and thanks for joining us for our little tour.  I think I'm going to try my hand at grilling lamb chops for Easter dinner so hope it comes out ok.

Do something today that makes you happy!




Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hey y'all

So hopefully you didn't all give up on me but I just took a break albeit a rather long one.  Wish I could say it was a complete media break but I just couldn't stay off facebook regardless.  I originally signed up for FB to keep up with my kiddos but instead it seems to be the forum that us "Old Folks" use instead of the younger group now.  I haven't even been reading blogs which means I've missed out on a lot but promise to catch up soon. 

I have been busy crafting, antiquing and just nesting at home.  I love nothing more than being at my home with Clarice just stitching, hooking or playing house.  Mark's been gone about 80% of the time since the holidays so Clarice and I have had a lot of quality time alone and at times maybe too much.  I have picked up a new craft....wool applique!  Just what I needed a new hobby but at least it uses materials I already have on hand except that I'll need to buy patterns....LOL!  Actually Mark came home yesterday with all the Maggie Bonnanomi books which I had put on my Amazon wish list so that should keep me busy for a long time.  What a guy, right?   We don't exchange gifts for normal holidays like Christmas, birthdays, Vday or anniversaries but I get "Just Because" gifts at random times and I love it!  So here's my second wool applique project from Rebekah Smith's book and I'm finishing him up today so I can start looking at my new Maggie B books to pick my next project. 



Let's see also been a few great auctions and picked up some lovely things which has prompted some rearranging aka playing house.  I'm not sure if I have shared a few of these so just bear with me if you've seen them before. 


My first Bee Sting crock

Love the bucket and the firkin now contains toys for the neighbor boy to play with when he visits

small spinning wheel has been on my wish list since forever!



I'm so obsessed with anything sewing related







Didn't plan on buying these pictures but they were $5 so if nothing else the frames will be perfect for my needlework

Just look at the colors of this coverlet from 1876 for the Centennial Memorial Hall and I got a heck of a deal

The spoon rack


$40 for this chest



Antique sampler for $55

Look at this flower crock and the dark color just makes me swoon

Scholar's Desk which I'm going to use as a riser in the kitchen

This dated and signed coverlet just makes me swoon!

And bought these two box lots for $110 because I wanted the candle molds and bread knife so will be selling the balance of the treasures to offset my purchases.  LOL!  See told you that I was going a lot to the auction house.  Not to mention that I've still be thrifting but not a lot of treasures have
been found lately and by that I mean the last 4 or 5 months. 

Ok off not to finish up my bunny project and I'll be back later in the week to show you where I put my treasures and show you what's been going on at house lately. 




Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas

I swear I'll be back soon with Germany trip stories and pictures but until then I'll share pictures of my home all decked out for the holidays.  As you may recall we had just moved into this home when the holidays rolled around last year so I elected not to decorate.  This year with the trip I seriously considered skipping it again but in the end I just wanted to do it!  So I sucked it up and spent some long days/evenings unpacking my stuff and can I just say......how does someone that has purged like I have still have 20 totes of Christmas décor?  I might just be a hoarder....nope it's official I am a hoarder!  I did scale back and only did the tv room in the basement and not the guest bedroom/bath, Mark's office, ect  
Clarice is loving the fact we put up the big tree for the first time in 4 years and nothing has changed because she likes the view from inside the tree the best!

Come on in














Kitchen




My favorite display on the island-holly from bushes in front yard nestled in stacked fluted cake pans
Snowmen


The view from kitchen out the dining room windows just gets me every time




Hallway
Kitchen tree and antique spoon rack
Hallway

Laundry Room-We Suds Santa's Duds


Guest Bathrooom


Master Bedroom

My winter quilt from J C Penney





My favorite spot in the whole house


Favorite cross stitch finish ever!

Coat closet

 Woolie tree on staircase

Santas on stairs

 Basement fireplace
Basement tree

 Christmas Blessings abound here at the Harris' household this year!