Friday, September 05, 2014

 Come along and browse the antique shop with me!  It is full of fun memorabilia and books galore.  My latest find  here has been vintage Fiesta ware.  Lovely colors with squared off corners.  Hubby got me a set we sometimes use for a breakfast set.

 Do you see that sign?  $250. for a set of chairs.  They are charming and in good shape but a girl would have to save up a while for these.  Too rich for   Years ago I read of someone saying she loved to buy second-hand and at thrift stores.  That way....when she wanted to change anything she had no qualms about it.

 I was tickled to find this!  I'd heard of Red Ryder but this is a first for me.  He looks like a hero, doesn't he?

 Old tins that thankfully somebody saved.  They are so interesting. The band-aid can hasn't changed too much, has it.

Just look at this happy pig.  Cute! And the high chair with the metal insert tray is a great idea.  I guess plastic is just as good.  Maybe.   Everything seems to be replaced with something supposedly better.  You and improved?  And when we find a product we really like we want it to stay just as it is, but it rarely does.

Over at Amazon's free ebooks,  they are giving away 'The Measure of Katie Calloway' by Serena Miller.   I really....really enjoyed reading it and if it is still a give-a-way.....I hope you get it.  Wishing you a blessed week-end!

'I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.' Psalm 17:6         verse7. 'Shew thy marvellous loving-kindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.'

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dog Eat Doug Comic Strip on

Dog Eat Doug Comic Strip on   This comic made me laugh.  Well timed!
 The Lord is so generous....look at all the tiny seeds in this seedpod!  I wonder how many pansy plants they would make. only God can do.   oh...the beauty of it all!

 August is all about flowers here and everywhere I think.  They practically glow.  Pinks, oranges, yellows & reds....all beautiful!
 The small flower container is nice and rather special. Old perhaps.  It has a dome of criss-crossed wires to separate and hold the stems.   I think it was all of 50 cents at the thrift store.   This is the first bouquet I've put in it and isn't it beautiful!  Hoping you have a great day.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summertime Lazy

 This was a fun day....getting to see vintage aircraft with our whole family.  We also got to see the jet our  friend pilots.  Talk about!

 Here I am, in the flight simulator....taking off from the ground and getting airborne...with the pilots help.  It was so serene....up above the earth....but (in the simulator of course)  I crashed on the landing. But it was wonderful to get to try to experience.....up, up..and away.  =)

 The glads are gorgeous.....I feast my eyes daily on the wonderful flowers all over the  place. Good job hubby!  He brought home loads of them and our portulacas' came up in droves by themselves.

  Btw...In A World of Drama an apple app that is tons of fun.  ( all run together)   Easy to use but remember it has a parental  switch....some of the suggestions need avoided.  Our family had lots of laughs with it.  It uses the voice of Jonathan Cook...who is famous for trailers.  You choose from lists what you want said..his voice says it and you select a photo from your camera roll to go with it.   Hilarious and touching. Create your own movie trailer is what you are ends by saying...'coming this fall to theaters near you'....or something like that.

I was so thrilled with this shot of the bumblebee.  Isn't it pretty nice! ....... How sad about the death of Robin Williams....I am so sorry for him and his family.

I went to knitting group yesterday (though it was raining and I was watching an old B&W western before I left and was tempted to stay home), and we knit and chatted our way through the afternoon. I think we made our own kind of sunshine.  We also had a great community yard sale 2 weeks ago and that was fun.  I'll have to post a few pictures of the fun things I bought.  In the meantime....I know I've needed to update my blog and so on.  Summer heat tends to make me slow down.  Summertime lazy.

 Our hope is in the Lord who made heaven and earth!  These are terrible times...they touch us but faintly....while others suffer so greatly I cannot imagine it.  Our help is in the LORD...

'Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name....thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Give us this day our daily bread.   And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.  And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.'   Luke 11:2-4

Monday, July 28, 2014

On summer's wings....

 We have just spent the most delightful week.  Our daughter and grandsons were here from the sunny south.  We spent one day at Storybook Forest in Ligonier.  Such a beautiful place, lots of storybook cottages and such.  And the name is charming in itself.   The ladies that were dressed up as Mother Goose and in particular the Old Lady in the Shoe....and yes,  the nice little lady on The Good Ship Lollipop....grabbed our boys for sweet hugs.

 Here is the big bad wolf!  Isn't he scary looking?  That sly fellow.

 Our grandson liked this clock.  I liked those cute mice on the rail.

 Every little thing was charming and took one back in time when fairy tales came to life in our imaginations.

    Wheee, what fun!  Papa and I just watched but we did stay until dark when everything lit up.

 There were hardly any lines to wait in and the temperature was in the 70's.   It couldn't have been a nicer day.  Stuffed animals were won and candy apples were brought home like prizes.  Sort of like your dreams coming true for one perfect summer day.  Loved the family fun.  I hadn't realized my blog was so over due for an update!  Summer has been flying by.  I thank the Lord for these special times!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Special Things....

 We live near a nursery that has an amazing sale every summer.  Our yard and patio are filled with beautiful flowers we would not  have if not for this  give-a-way sale.  Oh,  how blessed we are. I think most all places have something special about them.  Stores or antique shops or  something that is unique to that area.  For instance,  Newell, WV is a small town,  and not much to offer but...the Homer Laughlin factory is there,  with their fun outlet.'d love it!

 How sweet to have an angel fountain in your garden.....even if she doesn't pour water,  and was a clearance item because her pump is broken....and one may not have electricity way out in the back yard!  Broken in the eyes of the store manager,  but a thing of sweetness to the customer.  Just the very thing to sit in the midst of an old-fashioned circular flower bed.

 My larkspur!  This beauty, is a great re-seeder and one  of the few flowers that are a gorgeous blue.  This one is more purple-y....but really the flowers are a combination of blue & purple.  Sometimes pink or white also. They retain their color when pressed also.

 Part of my Gladys Taber collection.  She has a wonderful way of talking to you....through her books, and lived life so appreciatively.   I have tried a couple of times to start a journal...but.  It fell flat, and I stopped trying.  My best effort was a collage 3x5 daily card journal.  Now...that I like to do and have forgotten all about it.  May be....its time to get back to it.  We forget how  important our own lives are and that God loves us like we can't imagine.  John 3:16 is proof of that.  There is no love compares to his.

 Here is an old vintage treasure!  'A Spinner in the Sun' by Myrtle Reed.  (You can download the Kindle edition of this book for free on Amazon.) We read this aloud one summer and really...really....enjoyed it.  I have a collection of her books, and enjoyed almost all of them.  Picture flickering candlelight....and a woman at the piano,  quaint and earnest.  With a story...and song.

 Wishing you blessings!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Glorious summer....

 Isn't this yellow shoulder bag beautiful!  It was made by a local lady and is so pretty.  A gift from my sweet husband.  We enjoyed an all day outing, (got the purse that day)  and we stopped in ever so many shops and ended up at my favorite antique store where I found a Gladys Tabor book I didn't have before.  Ahhh.....a perfect day.

 I was delighted with my find of vintage berry bowl by Homer Laughlin ....and on the dollar table outside Grahams Antique Mall.  The sweet little dog clock was a present from hubby that day.  What fun!

 This watercolor app delights me so many times. Pansies are easy to enthuse about of course.  Aren't they everybody's favorite?

 Artwork made of glass.....hanging like the star it is,  in my window.   Every day is filled with rich blessings,  and a promise of greater things to come in eternity for those trusting Jesus completely for their salvation.  When I got saved,  the dear evangelists wife wrote in my Bible.  'this book will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book'..... truth for sure.  I shall always love her for leading me to Jesus.

Romans chapter 10, verse 9.  'That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised  him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.'  He died to save us from the  punishment of our sins..heaven or hell.

 verse 8 of that chapter says...the word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart; that is, the word of faith, which we preach.  The choice is ours!

 I love how the Bible spells everything out again and again.  Before I got saved, it annoyed me to hear the gospel invitation over and over.   After I accepted Jesus as My blesses me to hear the call go out again and again for those whose need is still not met.

I just made this 'Green Dream'  spinach smoothie this morning and we gave it 5 stars!  I used a dollop of  honey instead of the Truvia & used frozen strawberries.  This smoothie has a permanent home with us for sure. It is delish.  ~~~ I hope your day is filled with blessings.  Summer is so gorgeous,  in spite of mosquitos. ( I mix equal parts of Avon's...'skin so soft' with olive oil,  and add a few drops of lavender oil and it keeps me safe from the mosquitos...but I am then so

I've been reading up a storm,  all cozy with the fan going and my very own 1st ever ...recliner. I understand the popularity of recliners with menfolk.  =)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

 I have been lost in a world of books lately. And we had a funeral to attend of a very dear friend recently.  That changes life for a while.  It sobers and saddens even though we may know very well our beloved friend is with Jesus.

 This sweet print hangs in our dining room.  I have always loved artwork of faces.  Very much.

 My Mother and her Mother and sisters worked in a glass factory, years ago.  I don't know if it has anything to do with my love of dishes or not.  England does it the best....I think.  I'm a bit sad that American men look down on teapots.  I do so love them.

Many years ago I read my 'Grace' books with such enjoyment and blessing.  But they became so familiar to me over the years that I had to stop reading them.  I could remember the stories without thinking!  But now, it is as if they are rather new, in a way because so much time has gone by.  I just re-read two with the greatest enjoyment.  And I have never read another Christian fiction that stirred my heart like Grace Livingston Hill's books do.  They encouraged me to pray more and read God's word more.  To me, they are alive with right doctrine and truths,  that stir the heart and become an active help in the Christian life,  along with a good story line.  I am just about ready to start 'Rainbow Cottage'.  (sigh of contentment!)

I am delighted that the video of Alice Herz Sommers was a blessing!  I still cannot get over her and find myself telling others about that video as a topic of conversation.  What a legacy of cheerfulness and hope she left humanity.

I came across 'Extreme Cheapskates' on Netflix and though it is a bit  ( a lot)  over the is interesting and I can't stop watching the episodes.  I hope your day is restful and blessed!  Philippians 4:19  'But my God shall supply all your need according to  his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.'