Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Snow Magic


Good evening sweet blogging buddies.
Well our weathermen here are saying
possibly no snow for Christmas here.
I believe snow makes everything magical.


I loved making snow angels in the snow...
snow forts and snowmen.


My mom made this pillow for me years ago.
Yesterday she called me.
I knew she had been crying.
My dad past away 21 years ago on Dec 21st and we buried him
on Christmas Eve.
Mom is having a difficult time this year and is missing him
more than ever.
Please say a wee prayer for my mom and lets hope
we all have some snow magic this season.

Praying For A White Christmas Blessings To All!
Janice

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fantastic Florida Find


Good evening sweet blogging buddies.
I want to show off our
fantastic Florida find.
Try saying that three times. LOL


When Bob and I saw this in an antique store...
well we knew it had to come home with us.


An awesome early original red blanket chest.
Circa 1800.


Amazing red paint.


Surely was used from this wear.


Of course Ace kitty had to check it out.
When you open it to the left is this compartment you can
also put things in to.
Our new coffee table...
and place to hold al of my primitive magazines.


A perfect match for my prim sleigh and display don't you think?

Thank you for your kind words from my last post.
I have come to the realization that I am not going 
to be able to finish all that I wanted to by Saturday.
Breathing in and out...and letting go...
in and out...in and out.

Fantastic Florida Find Blessings To All!
Made you read that tongue twister again! :-)
Janice

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Peek Into My Kitchen

Good evening sweet blogging buddies.
I cannot believe December is half over.
Plus Christmas is only 10 days away.
10 days

Our family Christmas party is at our house this Friday
and I am scrambling trying to finish up my wrapping
and still working on my
December CupboardScape.
Where has the time gone?
Are you scrambling like me these days trying to get things done?
Or do you have everything done?
Now I see why some folks stress out at this time.

Below are pics of the kitchen tree.


Just a simple one with quince, cranberry garland
and vintage silver icicles.


My little display.


I placed the tree in a grain measure
 and wrapped the base in an old small rag rug that was my gramma B's.

Next to the tree I added a small flower arrangement in a firkin.
Placed the firkin in my trencher and added two other bowls to the side.


Finally added a bowl with prim apples and potpourri.

More decorating pics later...
have to get back to Christmas wrapping.
Santa, any chance on moving Christmas a week?
No..guess not...cause I know My grands won't like that idea.

Christmas Is A Coming Blessings To All!
(Whether we like it or not)
Janice

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Animals Running Amok


Good evening sweet blogging friiends.
There is a legend that says on Christmas Eve
the animals can talk.
Well, a few have popped into my Christmas decor...
wonder what they are thinking?



This is my new candle table.


Seems this snow bunny hopped on and made himself compfy.


Then I caught this sweet lil mouse nibbling on some berries.

May the Christmas magic stay in our hearts all year round.

Magical Christmas Blessings To All!
Janice

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Snippets


Good evening sweet blogging buddies!
Its been a bit since my last post.
Mr & Mrs Santa
aka Bob and Janice
have been busy lately.
Busy with our store Christmas open house
which was a huge success.
Busy with buying presents for our family.
Busy attending parties.
Its been a hectic week.
Are you finding there are not enough days this December?

Here are a few snippets of my holiday decor.


I took a pear and added cloves to it entirely and placed in a bowl.


Placed this fun lil snowman in corn husk wreath.
He was a presnent from granddaughter Mikayla.


Added poinsettias and green eucalyptus to my zinc pitcher.
can you see santa peeking out the basket?


Wreaths on the doors to our red cabinet with red mittens.


Gingers greeting folks in our kitchen.

More to come....

Snippet Blessings To All!
Janice

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Open House

Good evening sweet blogging friends.
A big thank you to those who wished me
birthday blessings.
We plan on going to dinner for my birthday tomorrow...
well maybe.

Tomorrow is our Christmas open house at our store.
For those of you who are able to attend,
we will have discounts on select vendors,
a holiday scavenger hunt for store gift certificates...
and of course cookies and refreshments.

Hope to see many of you there for our
"Shop on Brodaway"
holiday event.

Below are some of the goodies we brought back from
our Florida trip.

These will be offered for sale at our holiday event.



Collection of vintage and antique yellowware.


This starburst 2 gallon crock.


A fun little table.


Wrought iron table.


Early red firkin on top.


A measure.


Noodle board.


Covered yellowware bowl and another breadboard.


Grain measure.


Flax winder.


Flax comb with wood box.


Well bucket.


Blue bucket with paper label.


Candlestick phone.

More goodies as well!

Once again hope you all can stop on in.
Our Holiday hours for tomorrow are
11:00am to 8:00pm

Back Porch Antiques
500 Broadway St
Marine City, MI  48039

Holiday On Broadway Blessings To All!
Janice

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Post Birthday Post


Good evening sweet blogging friends.
Yesterday was my 50 ish...56th birthday.
We celebrated quietly at home.
Bob made me dinner 
and even bought me a cake with yummy butter cream frosting.

Here is another bit of my Christmas decor.

This year I decided to do a mini arrangement in our hall.


Just a simple Christmas tree in a firkin,
with a blue slip jug tucked in back.


Then added these two beeswax goodies.
An old world Santa and tree.

Keeping things a bit simple this year.
According to Bob though...
6 trees is NOT normal.
Oh but honey it is when you use to have 8 at her other house. LOL

How many Christmas trees do you put up?

Making Merrie Simple Blessings To All!
Janice