Archives for August 2012

Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel – A Room with a View

I didn’t plan to show you my farmhouse kitchen remodel until Friday, because I had a lot of photos to go through before posting about it, but my mom is going on a camping trip today and she wasn’t too happy when she found out she wouldn’t get to see my kitchen until she got home late Sunday night. I stayed up until the wee hours this morning finishing this post for you, Mom – I hope you like it {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – Back to School {ABC Song}

Staying with the back-to-school theme today, here’s another old image nearly everyone will relate to… the ABC song.  I think this would be adorable as the background for a back to school photo of a small child. This song came from a 1908 song book called, American School Songs.  Here’s the cover. Drop me a line if you use any graphics I’ve posted and I’ll share your talent with everyone too! Check out the rest of the images I’ve posted in {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – Back to School {Alphabet Metal File Tabs}

Since it’s back to school time, I thought I’d share some great images featuring the alphabet. I bought these old metal tabs at an antique store.  They previously were used inside of filing cabinets to separate files by letter. Here is the whole alphabet as individual letters. I think there are at least 101 things you could do with these, so I hope you do something fun with them! If you are wondering where #13 went, the letters on it {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #48

Welcome back to the 48th Before we start this week’s party, the winner of theLet’s Talk Chalk $30 shop credit is… PennyAugust 13, 2012 11:40 AM What wonderful ideas on Lets Talk Chalk Wedding Board…I am now following!! Penny Congratulations Penny!  Click on my typewriter on my sidebar to give me your contact info. Check out these features from last week’s party. Janet @ The Decorating Diarieshad the incredible good fortunate of going pickingwhen a 100 year old electrical business {Read More}

Passing it Down | Antique Farmhouse Kitchen Stove

I love finding my own vintage and antique treasures for my home, but there’s something even more special about an item that was “passed down” to you from family. This antique cook stove was given to me by my inlaws. It belonged to my husband’s grandmother, and was passed down to my father-in-law. At one time, they had it in their kitchen, but when they did some rearranging, they no longer had room for it and moved it to their garage, where {Read More}

I’m Not Falling For It

I love fall. I love the brisk air, I love the changing leaves, I love pumpkins, and flannel shirts.I love apple cider, apple crisp and caramel apples, BUT… (you heard that “but” coming, didn’t you?) I’m not FALLing for it this year. I’m simply not ready for fall. We spent our whole summer remodeling the kitchen and I really wanted at least one month between the completion of that project and back-to-school time. We are a homeschool family, so fall days {Read More}

Passing On…

On our way to Chicago last week, we stopped along the way at the small townwhere my father was born.  Although the farmhousehe lived in is long gone, my grandparents and several other relativesare buried there in a quiet, country cemetery, surrounded by corn and soybeanfields and a few scattered farmhouses. We lived in NM for over 20 years before we returned to the Midwest 7 years ago,so I hadn’t visited this cemetery for many years and had no ideawhere to {Read More}

Farmhouse Table

The final project in our kitchen remodel has finally been completed. We got the walls, floor, cabinets, sink, ceiling, lights, etc. done, but still didn’t have a kitchen table. Our old kitchen table really wasn’t that old.  It was an oak table that we bought when we moved to Missouri seven years ago, but because of the shape of the new kitchen in Illinois, it is too wide to fit and still leave room to comfortably walk by it.  I’ve {Read More}

Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1912 Debutantes – Cashmere Bouquet Soap

Both of these images of “debutantes” are advertisments from a 1912 Etude magazine.  I love this one for Cashmere soap.  They made it sound like it was a by invitation only, special privilege to use this soap. To see the rest of the images I’ve posted in previous weeks, click on the “Antique Graphics to Print” tab, located above. Blessings, Angie I’ll be sharing at these parties this week: Monday – Manic Monday**Mod Mix Monday Tuesday – Knick of Time Tuesday**Cowgirl Up Wednesday – White {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #47

Welcome back to the 47th I want to wish my mom, Carol a wonderful birthday today!I wish I was there to share the day with you.I LOVE YOU, MOM!! Before we start this week’s party, don’t forgetto enter the wonderful giveaway I have going on right now fromLet’s Talk Chalk for a $30 shop credit!Go HERE to enter. Check out these features from last week’s party. Remember last week I told you that I’ve been searching foran old, chippy porch {Read More}