Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wicked Giveaway


Good afternoon sweet blogging buddies.
As promised here is my Wicked Giveaway.
My wicked cross stitch grungy pillow
and my pudgy woolie brown kitty.



For this giveaway
you will need to creat a sentence or two
with either the word WICKED or HALLOWEEN in your sentence. 



You will receive one entry into the giveaway for each of the two words.
If you are inclined to write more than a sentence.
then for every time you add these words,
your chances will go up for each of these two words.


Oh yeah,
if you are so WICKED to post this HALLOWEEN giveaway
onto your own blog post,
this WICKED blogger will give you even another chance to win
this WICKED HALLOWEEN pillow and this
 HALLOWEEN pudgy woolie kitty.


Easy enough.
I just used these two words 6 times in my last paragraph.
Good luck my WICKED friends.
Hope you all enter into my WICKED HALLOWEEN giveaway
with your WICKED HALLOWEEN comments.
Be wickedly creative.

Drawing to be held next Saturday
September 27th.

WICKED HALLOWEEN BLESSINGS TO ALL!
Janice

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Home Part Tres


Good afternoon sweet blogging friends.
A Big thank you to those who sent prayers and well wishes for my mom.
Surgery was delayed a bit as they could not dilate her eye,
so I was in the waiting room wondering why it was taking so long..
as others were leaving that went in after her.
Her  post op appointment this morning
revealed that her eye is still swelled up,
due to the eye disease she has even after removing the cataract.
She has another appt. next week to see if things are improving.
Her vision is blurry and she will be staying with us for the week.
No sense letting her try to drive home right now.

Below are a few more pics around the home.
this time in the kitchen.

Hope you enjoy.








Autumn Decor Blessings To All!
Janice

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Decor Part Deux


Good evening sweet blogging buddies.
Thank you so very much for all of the great comments.
Being part French, here is part deux (two)
of my fall home tour.

Tomorrow I have to get up before the roosters
to take my mom for her eye surgery.
Please say a wee prayer for her.
You all are the 
BEST










I almost forgot...
coming soon...
a giveaway.
Stay tuned.

Part Deux Blessings To All!
Janice

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Autumn Is Peeking Through


Good morning sweet friends.
Their is a crispness in the air.
Fog on the river and the freighters sounding out their whereabouts.
The squirrels are scurrying about hiding their food for Winter.
The Winter birds are moving in, while the geese are rounding up to leave.
Yes, Autmn is peeking through...
both outside and inside.











Besides Christmas, this time of year is my favorite.
I love the colors of Autumn.
Off to decorate some more
and create Christmas goodies.

Until next time.

Atumn Happening Blessings To All!
Janice

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Store Autumn Displays


Good afternoon sweet blogging buddies.
This morning I helped spruce up a house
 that is being donated to a US soldier.
Our soldiers ~
both US and Canadian
sacrifice so much to keep us free.
When I heard that the bank I work for was donating a house
to a soldier and his family
a few towns North of me...
well I had to help out.

Shawn and Emily and their 4 girls
were given a mortgage free home.
Shawn last served in Iraq after his unit was hit
in a Taliban camp that they were in.
He was wounded, but some of his brothers died.
Their story will be featured tonight at 9PM ET
on the Amercian Heros Channel.
The show is called The Hornet's Nest.
I  wish I could watch it, but I do not get this channel.
His story made me cry
and I was glad we could help him unload their U-Haul
along with the spruce up, so that they can stay in their new home tonight.

His story reminded me of my dad. 
My dad was a Marine in the Korean War.
He was shot in the head.
Fortunately for him, (and me)
he had his helmet on at the time.

Soldiers don't get to call in sick,
or take a mental health day.
They do not get home cooked meals,
and even miss a meal at times.

We are so fortunate to have men and women
who are willing to take these sacrifices.
A big shout out to all of them.

Now for some of our current store displays.































Freedom To Everyone Blessings To All!
Janice

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Porch Beginnings


Good evening blogging buddies!
Hope everyone is safe in the path of the upcoming storm.
Our weather folks are saying we will be getting 
these strong storms sometime tomorrow.

 Most of you know already how we chose
our store name
Back Porch Antiques.
For my new followers,
I will give you the short story.


We originally were going to open a small prim shop
in the back room of our home which originally was
our back porch turned into a room
with windows and a door.


Back Porch Primitives was born.
However our township changed their mind and we could not open
our little prim shop.


We set up shop in the next town,
and Bob and I worked one entire weekend
building a porch for the room we leased.


When we moved our business to our own store,
Bob always missed the porch we made.


He missed it so much,
last week he made another mini version.


Made with reclaimed beadboard, paint, old windows. 
Even some old tin roofing we had laying around. 
I think he did a great job!
Do you like our new porch?

New Porch Beginning Blessings To All!
Janice

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fall Is In The Air

Good morning sweet friends.
Bob and I did extremely well at our show
despite the severe weather that moved in the night before.
It hailed and the rain was coming down sideways at times
while we were at the restaurant in Holly.
After reaching our hotel later that evening,
we realized the storm was worse than we originally thought.
No air, no tv, and no lights in the bathroom.
Over 350,000 folks without power.
We even lost power at home as our son spent the night.
For him to be afraid..it must have been a powerful one.

On another note
I visited with many bloggers,
and even met new ones.
Here is a list.
If I forgot you, please let me know.

Earlene
Primitive Passion Decorating

Janet
Olde Crow Primitives

Marg
Margs Primitive Quilts

Lisa
Moonlit Stitch

Kelly
Scarecrow Cabin

Bobbie
The Evening Stitcher

Marie (OLM)
Olde Lady Morgan 

Lauren
Rugs and Pugs

And our gracious host Dawn
Holly Hills Primitives
Thank you Dawn and Dick for a wonderful show!

After the storms rolled through on Friday night,
this morning Fall is in the air.



The leaves are already starting to turn.


Small berries are dropping from trees.


Evn bigger ones too.


My favorite time of year.


Which is why I created this latest penny candle mat.
A one of a kind creation by me.
Available at our store
Back Porch Antiques in Marine City, MI

Is Autumn your favorite time of year too?

Yellowing Leaves Blessings To All!
Janice