~The Hills Of Tennessee~

We got news late last week…that my mother-in-law’s sister passed away.(my husband’s aunt) So we headed off very early with family to Tennessee on this past Saturday morning for the funeral.

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As we got into the Smokey Mountains…..

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…they were living up to their name.

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It was the smokiest that I have seen the Tennessee Hills in several years.

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It was such a beautiful drive down and also on the way home.

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Aunt Alice lived out in the hills in a very pretty area and was buried in a family cemetery right down the country road from her home.

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It was good to see all the family that came to celebrate Aunt Alice’s life…but it sure was very hard to say goodbye to her. I just know that she is singing with the angels!!

Until next time……    Blessings from me to you…~Cindy

 

 


~Some Changes in the Living Room and Kitchen~

I made some changes in my living room…this is what the corner fireplace mantel looked liked a couple of days ago.

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It looks a lot different now…after I went into my favorite shop a few days ago and found this huge lantern.

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I really like how it looks now…gives me the country farmhouse feel that I’ve been wanting for awhile now.

I also decided to put my collection of white ironstone pitchers all in one place…so I put them on the tavern shelf in the living room that my hubby made for me many years ago.

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Just ignore that wallpaper border…I have most of it off the walls, but there is still a little bit in the living room that I still need to take down. I’ve been taking my time getting it off the walls…since I have back problems. I don’t want to over do it and hurt my back again.

I also put a few of the ironstone creamers on the metal rack in our kitchen.

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Loving the farmhouse touches in the kitchen too.

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Blessing from me to you….   ~Cindy

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~Endless Yard Sale 2015~

On Day 1 of the Endless Yard Sale…it poured down rain, so we went to an indoor Antique Mall and there was lots of great old goodies to check out there, but I didn’t find any treasures to come home with me.

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On Day 2 of the Endless Yard Sale…we had great weather and headed north up on 127 and we always stop in this little town, but I didn’t find any treasures there this year either.

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We made it up north as far as the lake in St. Mary’s, Ohio. It was a beautiful day for junkin’…even though I didn’t find any treasures to come home with me.

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On day 3 of the Endless Yard Sale…we headed south to Cincinnati on the highway and then got off on 127 and went junkin’ all the way back up towards home.

The next place we stopped at was one of my favorite stops we made. Just look at those awesome old Coke Cola machines…and that cute little toy tractor sewing machine.

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I’m thinking that I would like to have one of these cute little sewing machine tractors. I have a couple of really old black sewing machines that are not in the greatest shape…so they might be perfect for a sewing machine tractor.

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen Coke Cola glass jugs like these before.

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I didn’t find anything until the last stop we made at the end of the day…

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…and this old tin bucket just spoke to me, so it came home with me. I love that it has wheels and I think that it will be a great piece to give me that farmhouse feel that I’m wanting in my decor.  I’m thinking about putting it in the living room and putting magazines in the bucket.

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We had a great time this year on 127…doing the Endless Yard Sale. Can’t wait until we do it again next year.

Until next time…..     Blessing from me to you, ~Cindy


~Been Working In My Sewing/Craft Room~

I’ve been busy this past week…working on an embroidery job. I embroidered this logo on a lab coat for a girl that has Lob Eared Rabbits.

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I thought while I was in here working…that I would give you a tour of my sewing/craft room.

This old chest-of-drawers is the first thing you will see as you enter the room. I have my pincushion collection on top of the chest and I have a button collection on the self above it…plus other sewing goodies.

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On the next wall…you will see the old cedar cupboard that my sister gave to me. It holds my patterns, some fabric, and baby blankets and table runners that are waiting to be embroidered on for my shows or custom orders.

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Next to this cupboard is a big window that brings a lot of light into the room…then a small closet that holds more fabric and supplies. Now that brings us around to where my professional embroidery machine is.

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Now we are heading over to the next wall where my long counter is and I’m not showing a picture of it…because my work area is a mess at the moment…LOL… My sewing machine and serger sit on the counter and at the end of the counter is my scissor collection. I also have cabinets above the counter that also holds supplies and sewing books.

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We are now to the end of the tour of my sewing/craft room…hope you enjoyed the visit.

I have a show coming up at the end of September and another show in October, so if you can’t find me between now and then…I’ll be in there making jewelry and putting embroidery on burlap table runners and dish towels.

Until next time…..

Blessings from me to you….   ~Cindy

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~New Lighting in the Living Room~

My daughter had a yard sale this past weekend…and she ask if I had anything I wanted to put in her sale. I decided that it was the perfect time to get rid of some of the décor in my living room…since I was wanting more of a farmhouse feel in my home. So out went the old…and in came some new pieces.

Loving the new mason jar light and it looks great to have all my old mason jars in one place now.

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Also got this little light up Ampersand at Target. Right now it is sitting on a shelf in the bookcase until I decide on where I want it.

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Also did a little redecorating in one of the bookshelves in the living room.

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The grandchildren sign was giving to me by a blogging friend. She makes the most wonderful signs and sells them at Craft Shows. I was blessed to get to meet in person last year at a show here in Ohio and got to see her again this year.

Well…I best be heading up to my work room. I have a embroidery job that I need to get done today.

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Until next time….Blessings from me to you.

~Cindy


~Been Away From My Blog For A Little while~

I’ve been away from my blog for a little while…a lot has happened since I posted 15 days ago.

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My granddaughter stayed with me while my daughter was away in Texas for work. We had some wonderful grandmother…granddaughter time together. We stayed up late and watched movies. I can’t believe that she will be a Sophomore in High School this Fall…time sure goes by so quickly.

We went to my sister in-law’s on 4th of July…to visit family that was up here from Tennessee. Had a wonderful time with family. Then we went to see fireworks…

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Then on July 7th…I got a call from my dad letting me know that my aunt (my mom’s sister) had passed away. Her funeral was on this past Friday. She was my favorite aunt and will surely be missed.

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If I’m not around much…it is because I am spending a lot of time with my mother and my sister right now.

We also heard on this past Saturday that one of my husband’s cousin was is in the hospital trying to fight off a bad infection in her lungs. So we spent part of Sunday at the hospital with my husband’s other cousins(her brother & sister)…we’re praying that she can fight off this infection off.

It has been a rough week!!

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Cherish life’s simple pleasures…one day you may look back and realize that they were the big moments after all.

Until next time….Blessings from me to you.


~A Surprise In The Mail~

I got a surprise in the mail from our blogging friend…Jann of the blog “Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson”. She knew how much I loved mason jars and she gifted me her mason jar banner.

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I hung it in our dining room yesterday on my old quilt and heard a crashing sound…as the banner was flying off the quilt. Turns out that the banner was too heavy to be pinned to the quilt. One of the pins went flying and I had to hurry and find it before the Yorkie girls did. The pin landed in one of the chairs in my living room!! Couldn’t believe that it flew that far.

So I took all the ribbons off of the banner…which helped with getting rid of some of the weight off the quilt. I really like the ribbons and I’m going to try to put some of them back on.

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Thank you Jann…for this wonderful gift.

Guess it is no surprise to anyone that reads my blog that I love mason jars. I have a mason jar chandelier in my dining room.

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And a mason jar print that lights up in my kitchen.

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And a small mason jar print the lights up in my living room.

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And a cupboard with some mason jars on display.

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And of course…the mason jar necklaces that I make.

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Which seeing these necklaces…makes me realize that I have to get busy and start making some new jewelry pieces for my upcoming 2 shows..one in September and one in October. So if you can’t find me…I’ll be in my crafting/sewing room making jewelry.

Until next time…..Blessings from me to you.


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