May 31, 2015

Sunday Surprise Post ~

Whether you are a cheapskate Mom or Gramma
and Proud of it-
Or a Classy Lady Who Simply
Likes to Stretch the Dollars

This is not a high dollar project-nor is it a high energy,

 labor intensive never ending job-

 Peeking Through Gramma's Pantry Door ~

The larger sizes I started this project with are all WM reproductions but the two smaller ones to the right side are at least VINTAGE... 1900's saw things like candies sold in these & maybe coffee too. My Kitchen Cannister size jars
are also fabulously VINTAGE finds that took me quite a long time to accumulate for the simple reason that the old treasures tend to be a little pricey or else I tend to be a bit CHEAP.

May 26, 2015

Everything Has A Story - #2

Floor Model Record Player/ Radio

 [turn table inside the top where you see the open door]
It would be so easy to have both the turn table and the radio in working order- [ it is electric not battery]

Shame on me-I really should get that done but honestly I hardly think I would enjoy having it any more...
 Come Along With Me to Visit At
A Return to Loveliness


May 25, 2015

Remembering on Memorial Day~

Memorial Day

May 28, 2017



The view from Pop's Rocking Chair on the front Porch~

May 23, 2015

May 22, 2015

Friday Favorites - Stringtown Home

Heather is expecting  us:


Stringtown Home

Friday Favorites

What are your plans for Monday (Memorial Day)?

What is the one thing you wish you knew how to do?

What made you smile this week?

What is on your nightstand?

What tune is stuck in your head?

#1.  Most of my family will  be at work or winding down with school activities- No Special plans here. 
But I promise you will see our U.S.A.  Flag flying from the front porch. Don'tcha love it!!!!
#2.  I wish I could SING WELL- but I cannot.
Several members of my family have amazing voices but that came from their Dad's DNA. I shall be content with enjoying theirs.

#3.  S.M.I.L.E.......The enthusiastic  ladies at the fitness center on Tuesday & Thursday mornings made me smile.  Having a sense of humor is of the utmost importance...basically being willing to laugh at our selves. We did~Now we get to do it again [laugh at ourselves] Saturday morning for the whole world to see out in the parking lot.




#5.  On my night stand [table beside my bed]  There is a vintage silver teapot with dried blue hydrangeas, a stack of books- 'Crazy Love' by Francis Chan and three Richard Paul Evans Novels and a wonderful  Candle given to me by 'one of the girls'..


#6. A song stuck in my head ....well that changes from time to time..I love a really sweet  praise chorus that goes like this:

"I love you Lord and I lift my voice to worship you....Oh my soul rejoice..Take joy my King in what you hear, may it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear."

When I start singing it ...oh well it just goes on and on.



May 20, 2015

Introducing A Weekly Series - "Everything Has A Story" at the Gramma's House

Yes,  Everything Has A Story -

At Gramma's House anyway ! Call me a cheapskate or just a good shopper-Take the House Tour~ Every thing has a Story!

This is the Post for sharing some of those stories from our stops along the way in flea markets, antique or junk shops and sometimes just being in the right place at the right time or no money changed hands- many times a treasure was an outright gift from someone who knew how much it would be appreciated.

 There are times when we buy with the head [buying smart] but oftentimes it's with the heart [paying too much].  Most of my 'bragging' is about being a cheap...and paying very little for the things we think of as treasures. And yes I usually do remember the actual amount paid.

May 19, 2015

H. O. M. E.

Don't you love when your children & Grands enjoy  



 He went immediately to the front porch swing!

May 17, 2015

My Calendar ~ #21

I really like wonderful CALENDARS
My choice calendar each year hangs on the pantry door
and usually has lots of notes, names, dates and special occasions marked on it.
May 18, 2015
- the notation on my calendar
reads 21 months.
My husband thought it total foolishness to spend time visiting a cemetery where
 loved ones are buried.  His thinking was perfectly valid-

"I won't be THERE."


May 15, 2015

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Heather at Stringtownhome is the instigator of this weekend activity!


#1. What is happening around you right now?

You mean RIGHT we speak ???

Okay, it's about to be school's out and time to get off work time for many people.
The atmosphere is kinda overcast, dark clouds gathering, rumbling thunder in the distance...
A promise of things [weather] to come?
Who knows..but that's allright.
I have been planted in my big rocker on the front porch HERE

For quite a while-[ a Southern phrase ]

Reading another John Grisham Book-

kinda sorta got lost in the mysterious activities of

the characters in  THE BROKER.

May 11, 2015

While We Wait ~

While we wait....for the next burst of blooms here and there let's take a peek at a few that get an early start.

Coming Soon  - Crepe Myrtle- Front Yard and in My favorite color....



May 09, 2015

Blooms, Buds, Petals & Leaves ~

They Are Knockouts

Yes, I know there is a significant difference in the wonderful 'traditional' Roses but I am working with what I have and the double KNOCKOUT ROSES WORK perfectly...they will for you too!

You don't have to be a trained and licensed floral designer to pull off wonderful things using

Whatcha Got

May 08, 2015

Mama - The Teacher ~

She had no idea she was a teacher - She was!

Primative wooden settee- I still love them 


When I was a toddler it was "mama" who allowed me to get on a stool and help make the biscuits.  I know I was in her way. That was my job-wonder how the biscuits looked..mmm.

May 07, 2015

--- My People Who Are Called By My Name ~


"My People"

That's Us - We Christians


II Chronicles 7:14: 

if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

May 05, 2015

Early Mornings & A Second or Last Cuppa Coffee- Grab Yours & Come Along With Ruth Again~

My daily walk in the gardens today
Gives me cause to pause and thank God
 For the beauty all around me.
 It is the Roses' time to shine
And make my day one of joy
in my God.
[Ruth Walker]