Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Wistful Summer? Hmm!

So I was gearing up, taking pictures, gearing my thoughts about my next blog post. I sit down to the computer to upload my pictures. I'm doing my thing and while I'm at it I decide to try a new method thinking it would be faster. Well, that 1 move was a wrong move and all my pictures went blewy. Gone forever! O YAY! Not only was there blogging pictures but the only pictures I had of Sam's 5th birthday. O well!! Lesson learned - never try that shortcut again.

So a post about a "Wistful Summer" will have to wait for another day. 

Since I'm in my writing mood, I can't let lost pictures stop me. Since it was dark outside I could go retake the ones I'd lost so I went around the house taking different pictures. If you haven't figured out by now, I can't blog without pictures. I am a visionary person. One of the reasons I love Pinterest. I don't like huge long post with nothing to look at. It's boring! So off I went around my house gathering pictures.

So this post went from being about a lazy, summer to my latest bargain finds. Yes, I know another one of those posts. You love it and you know it :-) Well maybe. I like showing my finds to you after I have put them where I want them so you can see what I did with the item and maybe it will give some ideas to someone else.  Trust me, I will never be offended if someone takes what they see on here and mimics it. 

O yea, by the way, the above photo. I almost forgot to talk about it :-P old age The Home Interiors picture sitting on an easel. Found it at my trusty ole Restore. This sits on the fireplace mantel.

A sweet and unique shaped, rusty basket. Also found at the Restore.

The wallpaper border in my kitchen has woolly sheep on it. When I spotted the sheep/arrow sign at a yard sale I knew it was mine. Take a close look at the window and you will see 2 shutters. They are wooden and I found them at the Restore. I love the country charm they add. 

I love lanterns! Especially, red barn lanterns. Also from the Restore.

A heavy (clunk you over the head heavy) cast iron candle holder that looks like a ladle. Same yard sale as sheep sign. That was an awesome sale! The best one yet - the lady's stuff was SO me.

Primitive tapers that are on the chunky side. 

The 1st set of shutters I picked up from the Restore. I guess you could say if I'm going to have old windows and doors I might as well have the shutters too. o where is a stick out the tongue smiley face

This find is probably the one that made me smile the most and my mother-n-law is going to love this one. A cow bell. Same yard sale as the sheep sign. The lady asked me "so do you have cows or do you just like it?" The smarty in me whats to say "what kind of a question is that. One doth not needth cows to havest a cow bell." I was nice :-) By the way, the bell has a really nice ring to it :-)

Last but not least from that yard sale, a Dry Goods sign. This is in the dining room.

And lastly, a whimsical, little, itty bitty outhouse. Is it a person or a critter? hee hee

Just for kicks:

I'm someone who likes to know things. And if I don't know it, I google it. :-P Back in college days a personality test was given in Psych class (just for fun). Well, the old age thing doesn't let me have a clear memory on my results. For reasons I don't know, I wanted to know what am I. Huh! Not that I don't already know. I know myself quite well, just not the ancient word. Melancholic, Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic. 

So guess what I do, I google a personalty test and take one. 

Here's what I discovered:
The phlegmatic temperament is traditionally associated with water. People with this temperament may be inward and private, thoughtful, reasonable, calm, patient, caring, and tolerant. They tend to have a rich inner life, seek a quiet, peaceful atmosphere, and be content with themselves. They tend to be steadfast, consistent in their habits, and thus steady and faithful friends.[14][15]
Pedagogically, their interest is often awakened by experiencing others' interest in a subject.[16]
People of this temperament may appear somewhat ponderous or clumsy. Their speech tends to be slow or appear hesitant.
Yea, yea! I already knew all that!!  
Good Night All!!


  1. I love the shutters in your kitchen window!

    1. Me too :-). After looking at them through the eyes of a picture I think I'll paint them a different color so they aren't lost against the white blind and curtain.


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