July 15, 2016

Antique Fun


I have not been antiquing or put anything new in the house for a while because I have been doing nothing but working and taking care of children for the past nine months.  It was so nice to be able to spend some time this summer to poke around a few antique shops and find some treasures.  My favorite  places to shop include: The Jailhouse Antique store in Bear Lake Idaho, The Rusty Cow Antique Shoppe in Cloverdale Oregon, Real Deals, and believe it or not Deseret Book here in Twin Falls.  They have a whole section dedicated to early pioneer decor.   
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At the Jailhouse I found this pretty little counter scale.  I had been looking a long time and was so excited to see they had several nice one's.  Coincidently the hanging scale I have in the dining room came from there too.  I am a sucker for patina so of course the box was grabbed up and I love the blue canning jars so that had to be bought as well.  

 It was girl's day out in Oregon so the first stop was at the Rusty Cow.  Any shop that mixes antiques with modern day decor really appeals to me because that's how I have my home.  I found a hand crochetted doily, a mint condition butter mold (which she sold me for a really good price comparitivly), a really sweet set of utensils with cup, baking powder tin, and a pioneer doll. 




Someday I think it would be fun to own my own little shop filled with the things I love.  It would be a dream to spend all day there moving things around and making displays. 

June 30, 2016

Americana 2016


My most favorite time of the year to decorate for is the Summer.  I put up Americana on June 21 which is the summer solstice and also my birthday.  It stays until the week after school starts.  A lot of my little bowl fillers and shelf sitters were given to me by dear blogging friends and it's so nice to look into nooks and crannies and be reminded of such love. 



 For Christmas my husband bought me my first set of China including wine glasses and silverware.  I needed a place to display them and looked for a long time for a hutch that was just perfect.  I looked all over the internet and and in furniture stores and nothing ever was good enough.  I had all but given up the hunt.  Then one Saturday we stopped at Real Deals just for fun.  That's when I saw this pretty hutch and immediately I knew that was it.  It only took me two seconds to know and two more hours to have it in the house and filled. 
Hoping your are enjoying your Summer

April 22, 2016

Spring 2016


Spring decor went up a little late this year.  With holding a job that takes me away from the house all day, it got put on the back burner.  It took having company to push me to really get it done.  

This little bird's name is Honesty.  We were in a home decor store and Baby had picked it up and was flying it around as we shopped. As we were leaving I told her to put it down and then she dropped it on the floor. It's back tail broke off and part of the beak got chipped.  It was a learning opportunity for her to be honest.  So we told the cashier what had happened through a bought of tears.  Baby was so afraid of getting in trouble.  The manager told us it was ok and that we didn't need to pay, but I said no because we needed to fix the mistake.  So we bought the broken bird, named her Honesty, and fixed her tail.  She sits in our home by the front door to remind us all to be honest in all we do.





Thank goodness it's Spring!

March 17, 2016

Silhouettes


For years I've always wanted to capture the sun through the trees while they are bare.  I am usually in the car driving without a camera anytime I see the breathtaking beautiful silhouettes.  On this chilly March morning, I was driving the kids to school when the sun was just right.  I knew I only had moments until the light was gone and sped my way into the school parking lot for some shots.  Only problem was I didn't have my good camera, just my phone. I am still pleased with the photos I got.  I photo shopped the second one just for fun and the third is a bit washed out, but the first is my favorite and the one I am most proud of. 


Wishing you a chilly March morning

February 05, 2016

Primitive Love


I don't usually add too much in for Valentin's Day, but it is fun to have some splashes of red and some hearts here and there.  I am not a heart lover, but for Valentine's Day I'll make an ecception. 





Happy Valentine's Day

October 01, 2015

Fall 2015


Summer decor goes down and Fall decor goes up the week after school starts.  The first of October is when I add the Halloween touches in.  This is my entry way and I have loved priming this corner out each new season and holiday. The little ladder was a gift from my Sister-in-Law.   I made the shelf sitter witch a couple of years ago and named her Tula.  Every piece I own has a story and a memory and I love that my house has so much meaning to me.  


 Happy Fall Y'All.  

August 10, 2015

Historic Primitive House


Warning: PHP-Like I am not kidding.  
Here are all the pictures I took of the house that I toured in Paris, Id.  The owner bought this place and restored it to the time period it was built in.  He is a major collector and every piece is authentic.  I kept snapping pictures with my phone like a kid in a candy store and I am sure he thought I was just crazy.  Someday, in another life, I want to have a home just like this. 

Front Entry Way


Into the front parlor





Into the dining room from the parlor







To kitchen


Kitchen






Stairwell

Landing off the top of the stairs




Front bedroom




Back bedroom



Side bedroom




Master bedroom

This really plays the most beautiful music





Outhouse

Cellar

Hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I did.