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Pickin' the Good Life...Vintage Style, Farmhouse Decor, Homespun Simplicity, & Country Charm

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Party at the Farmhouse

If you're interested in joining a party and hearing about a giveaway...

Get details here!


Friday, September 28, 2012

Two Little Apples

'Way up high in a apple tree 
Two little apples smiled at me 
I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples,
Mmmm--were they good!'
Sorry. Couldn't help myself. 
A former preschool and kindergarten teacher will do that.

I canned applesauce, but not from two apples. Seventy apples. No apple peeler (now on my Christmas list).
Nothing is better than throwing some apples into a crock pot, sprinkling with cinnamon, 
and setting it on low for a few hours until it is the right consistency. 
Oh and the house smells so divine!
Gotta go...I've got some applesauce that's calling my name.

Hope ya have a pickin' cool weekend!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Callin' all Pickers, Crafters, and Healthy Homemakers!

(party puppy who partied too hardy)

Just poppin' in to let y'all know that there will be a
Old Time Party over at Old Time Farmhouse!

Monday, October 1...
click here for more info.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pickin' Cool and Fun Finds

Happy Tuesday morning y'all!

Look! Isn't this railroad crossing sign a fun piece!?!
I can just see it hanging in my home, but unfortunately I can't keep everything so... 
I put it up for sale.

And how about this dress form!?! Quite the lady, she is, with oodles of style!
I bought two dress forms at an auction and kept one which I named Kate.
This one just has to be Kate's cousin  and she is so ready to get out on her own.

You can now find these items in my shop!
Thanks for all your support and friendship...
I really appreciate you!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Almost Ready

I'm almost ready.
Well...kind of.
Okay, I may never be ready.
But that is not stopping me.

Old Time Farmhouse is something I've been kicking around for awhile.
I'm just going for it and I'll work it all out as I go along.
How's that for a compulsive planner and list maker and wanna be perfectionist?

I'd be pleased if ya check it out. 
It's a blog embracing a sweet and simple farmhouse style.
And of course, throwing in some fun never hurts.

I'm then looking forward to opening a sweet and simple farmhouse shop.
That is...when I'm ready. ☺


Friday, September 21, 2012

It's Fall Y'all

Hopin' y'all have a beautiful fall weekend!
I'll be making some apple dumplings for us to eat while we sit around the fit pit and enjoy the view of the lake. Fall is my favorite time of the year!

What about you...any special plans to enjoy the fall season?


Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Monday

This Monday...
it's raining,
it's a little cool,
and I'm a bit tired.

I'm not in the mood to be doing some of the things I should be doing.
That's okay. I can call the shots around here.

With fall in the air, I am in the mood to be playing with apples.
Apples cooking in the kitchen.
Can ya smell them with that touch of cinnamon on top?
I'll share more tomorrow. Today is my play day.
Playing with apples this Monday Monday.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Picked Here and There

I had loads of fun pickin' over the weekend.
My finds include... 

A white hamper (for my bathroom), 
2 Coca-Cola crates, 
a Choc-Ola crate, 
a Campbell Soup orchard crate, 
a stool (planning to paint it), 
a pie basket, 
a sugar sack, 
one cool barrel,
a small Belknap box, 
an old brewing crate, 
a 1960 wire milk crate, and...  

some cute primitive cut-outs and a wooden desk tray.

And here's a primitive stool straight out of a barn with some hay still stuck on it,
two decorative register grates,
a large wooden mold from the Gem City Elevator,
a whisky crate from Scotland,
a San a Pure dairy crate from 1942,
an industrial time card holder,
an orchard basket (waiting to be jazzed by me),
another sugar sack,
a country styled plate,
a tarnished creamer,
and a cute little wooden shoe form.

And last, but not least...
a letterpress tray,
industrial brass wastebasket,
another sugar sack, 
a Dean wire milk crate, 
vintage hangers,
a Samsonite suitcase,
an egg crate,
a nail keg,
a large Boston Rubber Shoe crate,
an old Borden's Condensed Milk crate,
and some cookie cutters.

Planning on getting some of this listed in the shop this week!
And trying to decide what will go into the new Old Time Farmhouse shop.
Still working on the details for the new shop and so looking forward to its grand opening.
I'm also kickin' around some fun ideas for another blog to go with the new Old Time Farmhouse shop.
Stay tuned!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

On The Road Again

I'm so excited. I'll be on the road again first thing tomorrow morning.
Lots of miles to travel for a birthday celebration.
I'll be pickin' on the way there and on the way back.
Yep, I'm excited!
Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Just Ask

It's about blog etiquette. Just ask. Don't take.
I just found this photo on another blog.

Problem's my photo.
Did I snap this photo? No. It came in my clip art with a program I have so I can use this photo as I see fit.
I edited the photo with some added text and used it as a blog button on my old blog.

Just kindly ask my permission first. I would have said yes.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Simple Pleasures

Today seems like a good day to indulge in some simple pleasures.
Anyone else willing?

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