Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The little stool was found at a local antique mall with the MOST hideous paint color ever - bright neon blue. Needless to say it recieved a facelift. The old cast iron and iron shoe forms are from Carol Bennett of Antiques and Uniques. Check out her blog at http://antiquesanduniques.blogspot.com/. The funnel was found at an antique mall just inside the Georgia border heading north out of Florida on I-75. For the life of me, I can't recall the name. While we were in Florida, I picked up the BEST magazine I have found in a long time and on page 55 was my funnel!!
You'll find bargains galore if you dare to dig through the clutter that most antiques malls are full of. I found all of this at local malls for $26.00.
The very best bargains are of course the free kind! The washboard and enamel dishpan were FREE!!! A friend of my husband was moving and gave them to me.
My helper and resident "wildman" thought my display needed a little rearranging. The big long wooden object is called a "tree" and it is used to harness horses together. It is in great condition with the hardware intact. I'm not sure where its "home" will be just yet, but I worry about that after I buy!! Surely I'm not the only person who buys first and then figures out what to do with it later. The other little object is a hog scraper. I'm going to put a hole through the collar and attach to the bathroom wall to use as a towel hook. I need at least two more. The best bargain of all was my little guy!!!
My most favorite primitive shop in the whole wide world is closing. This is the final week for Simply the Past located in Lafayette, Georgia. The hooked runner and the great old wheelbarrow came from their shop. Becky Howard, her sister Nokie and their mother are closing their downtown location to open separate businesses. Becky will now operate "Pigeon Creek Cabin" out of a really old log cabin at her house. Nokie and her mom will have their hand made primitives online at "Cat Creek Primitives". So sad they are closing but looking forward to their new ventures. Check out Becky's site at www.picturetrail.com/pigeoncreekcabin and Nokie's site at www.picturetrail.com/catcreekprimitives.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
A few days ago, I was taking tomatoes to a neighbor and I found a little boy box turtle. I think its a boy? I remember reading somewhere that boy box turtles have red eyes and girl box turtles have brown eyes. Being the good citizen, I moved him out of the middle of the road and was going to take his picture again, but I made him mad. He was not coming out for a photo op!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
But first, back to the garden. I planted Rutger tomatoes, straight neck squash, jubilee watermelon, corn, okra, bell peppers and sunflowers. We had an abundance of squash until the bugs finally ate the plants up. I'm overrun with okra. I love fried okra but you couldn't pay me to eat stewed okra. My mamaw loved it and fixed it every chance she got. There wasn't much my mamaw fixed that I wouldn't eat, but I drew the line at stewed okra. Anyway, I have a lot of it and can't eat it fast enough. This was the "take" this morning....more tomatoes, okra and the first of the corn.
I do not use a pressure cooker....yet. I'm working my way up from the boiling water canner (can't blow that up) to the pressure cooker. These are my lovely tomatoes from this morning and a few from a couple of days ago and how they looked as they were being processed.
All that for three pint jars!!!!