Monday, July 29, 2013

for the Love of a Bowl

Hello my friends ~ How have you been?

We have been doing well ~ I have been on a quest for the last little while for a wooden bowl for my farmhouse kitchen ~

I posted about it here

While in Aberfoyle, I looked high and I looked low and I could NOT find a wooden bowl to put on my farmhouse table.  Well, I just about gave up and then to my complete surprise ~

I found one ;-)

I love the markings on this bowl ~

and I love the look on my farmhouse table.  Well, now, can you guess where I found this bowl?

Ahem,  my friends, I found this bowl in my own kitchen cupboard.  Well, now I know it is time to clean out the kitchen cupboards to see what other treasures are in there.

No wonder I could not find a wooden bowl.  The good Lord knew I already had one ;-)

Have you ever found what you were looking for in your own home?

Please tell me I'm not the only one ~

I can hardly wait to hear all of your stories ~



Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tell me ~

Good morning my friends ~ Today is a beautiful day.  The sun is shining and the humidity has finally left ~ it is quite comfortable out ~

Come sit on the porch with me and relax ~

have a cup of tea and a piece of banana bread and tell me ....

What have you been up to lately?

It's a beautiful day for a chat and some relaxation ~ ahhhhh

Have you found any treasures lately?  Please tell me



Saturday, July 20, 2013

It's been a while

Hello my friends, it has been a while ~

There have been storm clouds at the Vintage household.  As you may know, my father in law passed on June 4, 2013.  We will miss him terribly ~

And then......

Aunt Judy passed away on July 18 after a brief battle with cancer.

But ~ we must look upward and seek strength. For after the storm clouds roll away ~

Blue skies emerge ~

and rainbows appear ~

and you just know, the Lord is with you, giving you the strength to take one step at a time, to put one foot in front of the other and to keep going ~

"He is my strength and my Salvation, whom shall I fear?"

nothing and no one  ~ for the Lord is with me ~

I still see beauty everywhere ~

I now take the time to stop and really absorb all of the beauty around me ~

For it is everywhere ~

Even my favourite rock ~

My friends, take the time to hug your family, look around you and really enjoy all of nature's wonders, hold each other close ~ 

Time is precious ~ slow down, relax, and enjoy life ~ We have learned that life is precious and we take the time to enjoy each moment ~ even the smallest of things ~

Do you take time to enjoy life's moments?  Please do

I hope you missed me as much as I have missed all of you ~

Mom is doing better these days.  It's going to be hard for her for a while, but we stay close.

Soon I will be back to my old antics (yep, yard sales, creating ~ you know).  I don't want to miss a second ;-)

Have a wonderful weekend my friends