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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Popping In


Just popping in between all the piles of Christmas decorations.
Just too many boxes. And really...I'm keeping it sweet and simple this year.
Anyhoo, if you haven't seen the Farm Fresh Feature at Old Time Farmhouse with 
The Farmer's Daughter from The Country Farm Home...please go now. 


Everyone is talking about it.
The interview.
The photos.
The story.
The inspiration.


It just might make your day!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving


Wishing you a celebration of life and love, not only on this Thanksgiving Day,
but every single day...making each one blessed and extraordinary.

I'm thankful for so many things...including you.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Recently Listed


I opened a new section, Pickin' Cool Crates, in my Old Time Pickers' shop.
Had to. I am constantly pickin' up crates when I'm out and about.
I was able to list a few of them, but I have plenty more. I just need more hours in the day.

They're great for pickin' cool storage and display!  
More pickin' cool crates are available at the shop

With the shopping season upon us, please consider homemade and vintage for the special people in your life.
Best pickins'!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Shoppin'


I'm a gal who hates to shop.
And the shoppin' season is upon us.
So will I shop the big stores? No, thank you. 


I like to pick...give me a barn or shed, give me an old shop, or give me an auction.
That's where I like to spend my time.

I believe in less is more and what I do have is from very frugal finds that have a story.


I'll be thinking of those out there fighting the crowds in the big stores this weekend while 
I wander out myself to find an old shop or two so I can have a pickin' cool time. Good luck to us all.

Ad from the Woman's Home Companion, September 1941.

Have a good Monday morning!


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Friday, November 16, 2012

The Adventures of Roo


Last weekend, I came home from pickin' and decided to unload the truck.
Roo came running to join me.
Reminder - Roo the Rooster is not mine.
He just showed up one day not too long ago and has never left.

He immediately saw his reflection in the truck.
And the entertainment began.


Hey...who is that good looking guy?


He's quite handsome.


Hmmm...let's see if he follows me.


Yep! He's over here, too!


Are you under here?


Nope! Time to move on!


His fascination with himself was quite comical.
I'm not sure what to do about Roo.
Yes, I've already named him. Unfortunately.

I know nothing about chickens and winter is just around the corner.
He spends his days in our yard and his nights roosting up in our tree.


Those leaves will soon fall from that tree and he won't have as much protection.
I just don't know what I should do with him and it's a worry. 

Critters keep adopting me and I had decided not to take any more in.
Darn it, Roo! I'm starting to like you.

Any friendly farm advice would be appreciated.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Last, But Not Least


I showed you yesterday all the goodies that I picked over the weekend.
I wanted to save this beauty for last.
 I'm showing her last, but that doesn't mean she's the least.
She needs her own spotlight and deserves it.

Without further ado...here she is....


An antique crib. Sigh. Isn't she pretty? 


And look at the cupids on both ends. This would make the prefect daybed.


Now what to do with her. Keep her or put her in my Old Time Pickers' shop?
Or I could save her until I open my Old Time Farmhouse shop.
Decisions. Decisions.
I like my job.


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pickin' Heaven


Did some flea markets over the weekend.
I knew that unexpected warm weather in November would bring out the vendors.
And I was right. I scored!
Pickin' heaven!


A little for me...jars for my pantry, a mailbox to redo, linens and lace for projects. 
Some for my shops...crates, buckets, pewter, silver, and more.


Oh. And sleds. Four in all.
I found one more item that made my day.
I'll share that tomorrow.


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Friday, November 9, 2012

Who Greets You?


When you arrive home, who is there to greet you?


Roo was the first to greet me today when I arrived home from getting groceries.
Isn't he handsome? And he's very friendly and enjoys my company.

Roo is not mine. I do not have chickens. I do not have a rooster. At least I didn't think I did.
He showed up weeks ago and is not interested in going back home.
I don't feed him, but he does spend his days chasing down the bugs in our yard.  
He drinks from a neighbor's bird bath and eats their birdseed.  

For now, he appears to be content with his life. 
It's his story and I'm just one of the characters in it.
Of course, he's the main character.
I don't now what the future holds for him. Or us.
I guess I'll have to wait for the next chapter to be written.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Photo Break


Did I tell you that I bought a new camera?
This past spring.
Did I tell you that I can't operate it very well?
My photos suck.


While working outside, I decided to take a photo break.
Nature inspired photos.
There are so many camera settings it can be quite overwhelming.
So I fiddled with the settings.


And I fiddled with them some more.
I'm getting there, but still have a long way to go.
How about you?
Are you happy with your camera and your photos?

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Monday, November 5, 2012

What's Up Blogger?

What's up Blogger?!?
Can ya not tell time!?!
Really.
I had it right.
You didn't.


Today, my party over at Old Time Farmhouse...was a tad late.
I set it up days ago.
Blogger has a schedule that can be set up for your your blog.
You can determine when your posts go live.
It's not hard.
It's there for convenience...if it works.

I set the party to go live at 6:00 am this morning.
I enjoy reading blogs first thing every morning with a cup of tea.
A cup of hot green tea with pomegranate...yum.
While sipping away, I causally glanced at the time.
It's after 6:00 so I thought I'd refresh my reader to view my party post.


Only, I could not find it.
Really? Where is it?
I went to my post list and there is sat.
As a draft.
I looked at the schedule.
Right day. Right time. Right time zone.
Right everything. And there is sat.
I had to go in and publish it myself which is no big deal.
But Blogger...ya drive me crazy!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

I'm Feeling It

I spent yesterday raking and burning leaves.
You might think that from the above title that I'm tired and sore.
I'm not.

(me with my cousin)

The coming of the holidays creates a stirring within me.
Family. It's all about family.
I do not have my loved ones near.
I want them near year round.
They are all spread out in OH, PA, and FL.
Hubby and I are in KY.

(me with family and friends)

I do have one sister and her family in KY.
But they do not live down the street.
I would love to be able to hop in the truck and get her for a day of fun.
On impulse.
Or how about canning goods together from the garden harvest?
Oh, how I wish!

(family get together with my grandmother in the middle)

Growing up as a child, I was surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Heck, we lived on the same street. 
Grandparents in one house, us in another, and a few more houses held the rest of family.
Close. Real close. Always together.

(me on the right with my cousins and holding my sister)

They were a part of my everyday existence and their influence made me who I am today.
I miss that now. Today I'm feeling it.
I want a farmhouse filled with family.

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