July 29, 2015

Everything Has a Story #11

Another Story -


Once Upon A Time


 Once upon a time...about the summer of 1993 I had a small 'collection' of old Calendars all in great condition. I call it a collection because it was more than 3 and actually all together was a basket full of old calendars.  While they didn't qualify as antique by any means they could be tagged with very, very genuine VINTAGE.

July 26, 2015

Thoughtful Thoughts from Guest Blogger Cindy Conner




Don't you just love sunflowers? When I think about sunflowers I think of two things. My motherinlove who loved sunflowers and Fall.

I came across a devotional written by Julia Bettencourt on sunflowers and thought it so appropriate for today as I wanted to share my sunflowers with you.
Here's a few lessons we can learn from the sunflower. 

July 21, 2015

Everything Has A Story #10

There was a time when families gathered in the same room around the same table for meals. This was our custom during these years still...1975 - 1982 with three teenagers and the youngest not far behind.

I never protected the beautiful finish with a pad and we used the table daily...the entire family of six ate at the table for regular meals..Breakfast, lunch and Dinner and homework was done around this table. Imagine the conversations, disagreements, problems created, discussed, and settled here.

July 19, 2015

Zinnias & Life... Guest Post by Heather at Stringtownhome

Thoughtful Thoughts

Zinnias & Life...

Life is good.... extremely busy, but good.

I  feel  like I am spending more of life on the road, than anywhere else.

July 14, 2015

Everything Has A Story #9

This One Is Short & Sweet

The  20th Century Handcrafted Medicine Cabinet

is Primitive Style

and Antique STYLE

It Is Not An Antique


 but built from reclaimed wood that might be that old.

Did you spot the old LIFEBUOY SOAP?
It's truly a survivor to last so long in the original packaging.

July 13, 2015

Don't Throw That Away!


Thoughtful Thoughts


Therefore, do not throw away your confidence which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what was promised.
                                                                                                                                 Hebrews 10:35-36

July 08, 2015

Pinterest Inspired Bedroom Makeover ~

   - Part One-  

Learning - Changes - Keepers - Discoveries
Shades - of - White

 Warning: This is my longest post ever-

Solution: Read in parts, like chapters.  Take a break and come back to it.

Yes, that sounds like a good idea.



Let's Call It Makeover #1

Sign Up at Gramma's House

July 07, 2015

Everything Has A Story -#8

Does Anyone  Remember What This is?

Well, yes that is it's purpose at the moment in my house.

While it serves the purpose of an unusual DOOR STOP
in my house it was not intended or used for that purpose
during pre WWII

July 06, 2015

- Introducing Two Guest Writers - One A Daughter-Both Friends

Monday Morning Thoughtful Thoughts

 Heather Fillyaw-Graham
Deanna Harrison-Glass

I am aiming  for 3 Mondays each month-featuring Heather & Deanna with 'yours truly' thrown in for filler until we can cover perhaps 4 Thoughtful Thoughts posts each month-

-It  is  a  work   in  progress-

As the Gramma on my blog my morning routine takes me, yellow Coffee Mug  in hand, to our deck with Nature Surround Sound. Soon I amble over http://stringtownhome.net  &  snoop around.
Heather may be having a party!

First Things First~


Thoughtful Thoughts


[In the interest of full disclosure:  I am not a Bible scholar nor do I have anything framed and hanging on my wall to suggest that.]
Matthew 6: 33 KJV
But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness: and all these things shall be added unto you.