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Friday, April 9, 2021

Brown Beauties

 Happy Happy Friday!


Most of my primitive antiques are colorful.
I do have one small collection of early brown stoneware.


Early brown stoneware is not as collectible,
but I so love it!


Not much Easter decor was put out this year.
Bob was supposed to start on the kitchen,
so I did not want to drag it out 
to have drywall dust on it.
Well now Bob decided to wait until May 
when I have my 5 week vacation.
This way I can work the store,
while he does the kitchen.
MAYBE


If you noticed most of my brown stoneware
has a brown glaze on half the piece with 
just the stoneware on the other half.


I wish I could find more pitchers.
Notice the iridescence. 
If you see this, your piece is from the 1800's.
Without the iridescence, your piece is newer.


Even the inside has this.
So love this look up close.
It shines in the sunshine.


I know you have seen my sampler before.


Another early piece.


Not much of a Spring display...
but it does have bunnies!
These bunnies I keep out all year round
in different parts of the house.
I have a few more that are year round too.
I did had to move my stoneware out of the kitchen, 
so here is where it went.
Soon cabinets will be getting moved.
One will be moving right out of the house,
to be sold at our store.

The window person came last night.
We bit the bullet and ordered new windows.
Will not be installed until July....
this is the maybe part of our kitchen now.
Bob thinks he still can do part of the kitchen until
the windows get installed.
Me I am not so sure.
Always something.
Good thing about the windows was we
have zero percent financing for 5 years.
Since the windows were original to the house,
they were badly needed.
I may have to work another year though now.

Have you ever ended up paying for something that
was unexpected? 

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Brown Beauty Blessings To All!
Janice
















Monday, April 5, 2021

Spring Window Goodies

 Hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend!

Bob and I had a quiet dinner at home.

In the morning we set up our Summer displays.


I wanted to show you the goodies that were
in our window display.
Aren't these ducks just fun!


Mr. Rabbit with his suitcase and another bunny 
decked out in a pink satin ribbon.


These fun bunny buckets were a hit.


As were our Spring wreaths,


Bunny pillows to delight 


Me love bunnies!!!


The vases on the bench are perfect for a plant.

They look like a rattan basket.

How did you spend Easter?

Well off to work the store.

Took a few days off from real work to work our store.


Spring Blessings To All!

Janice


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Spring Has Sprung

At the gift shop.

Well actually on February 15th it did. 


I created the garland from cardstock.
Also added more bunnies afterwards in the mantle.
(sorry no pic of that)


This large bunny is 6 feet tall and is not for sale.
I bought him last year for our front window.


See sleepy bunny.
Now you dont.


Almost out of the wee topiaries.


Watering cans and tins for seeds and bulbs.


I created the Easter garland also from cardstock.


Spring flowers and frog vases.


Large Peeps pillows.


Bob cut the woof tags for me.
I painted in three styles.


Also made in colors.


Looks a bit bare.
Was worried my big Spring order was not coming in.
It finally came in.


Strawberries are all gone.


Bob made the garden bench.
It is for sale. 


Bunnies and pillows.


Carrots too.


These wood tags were so fun to make. 



These are real magnifying glasses on stands.
Adjustable too!

Well Spring is this Sunday.
Bob and I will be spending it alone.
We will have an early dinner
and then go pack up what is left of the Easter
goods and redo the room for Summer.

The kitchen redo has been put on hold until May.
Bob also wanted to get new windows for our home now.
So we have the window folks coming out next Wednesday.
The windows are original to the home...
so we really do need them since the house
was built in the late 50's.
I just dont want to spend more money,
but cousin Jimmy (contractor) says we at least need
one for the kitchen before they start the reno.
It looks like windows come first now.

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

Pre Easter Blessings To All!
Janice





 




Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sleepy Bunny

Hello my friends! 

Spring is officially here with the freighter season opening.

I saw one of my favorites docking yesterday morning bringing coal to our energy plant.

The Paul Tregurtha (Queen of the Lakes)

largest freighter 1013 feet long.


I created this OOAK bunny,
which I fondly named Sleepy Bunny.


He was taking his peeps bunny to bed with him.
Even though his mama told him not to eat in bed.
Well at least no crumbs would be left...
but maybe a sticky marshmallow piece.


In his nightgown with one of his ears
sticking out of his nightcap.
He was whisked off to his new home
the first day I brought him to the store.
So glad I remembered to take a pic
of him before I opened that day.

Not much Easter decorating here.
Farmhouse sink is here now.
Waiting on the stove vent.
Once that comes in, Bob will be destroying
the kitchen and drywall dust will be everywhere.

Will enjoy all of my blogging buddies decor.

Sleepy Bunny Blessings to All!




Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Henny Penny

Hello friends!

Although the sky is not falling as Henny Penny thought.


                        This post is about all that is chicken related.

Like this wood egg crate and chicken door stop.

Spring on the farms reminded me of baby chicks.


Gramma B would bring the chicks inside
if the weather was nasty outside.
I so loved their peeping sound.
Not to mention they were so soft.
This egg scale was my gramma B's.
In the gathering basket are an egg beater,
and paper egg carton.


I have a small collection of wire egg baskets.


Like this round one.


Plus this chicken one.


Another gathering basket for eggs if course.


Spring is here now!
WOOHOO
Notice the lil chicks?


This was an after thought after
I had already started my display.
Been working on the penny rug for years.



It is an adaptation of a real one my friend once owned.


Hence the real reason I chose this blog post title.

Henny Penny Blessings To All!
Janice




Saturday, March 20, 2021

I Have OBD

 

What is OBD?

Obsessive Bunny Disorder.


I blame my gramma H.
She loved bunnies too!
She had 24 windows 
in her two story farmhouse.
Only one window faced the East.
That included the two covered porches.
Lots of windows to clean. 
Out of that kitchen window was where
 she would watch  the bunnies.

Her farmhouse was on top of a hill,
so she had a nice view on that side of her home.
It's where she spent most of her time as well
cooking meals for the family.


When I originally planned out this rug,
I wanted all of my animals to be black,
white, or a mixture of both.
This bunny was supposed to be black and white.


After hooking my skunk
I decided I wanted to change up the rest
of my animals.


I intended this fellow to be brown.
I grabbed some of the many worms
I got from Lauren
(Rugs and Pugs)
I outlined in what I thought was brown worms....
really turned out to be more of an olive green
once I put it in the sun.
No worries though.
I just added more of my blue/ olive green wool,
and more olive green.
Voila!
I love the color.


Now every bunny needs a carrot.
Added this as an afterthought as well.
Did not want an orange carrot,
so opted for dirty white.
Using up lots of Lauren's worms.
Thanks Lauren!


Looking at the carrot now in this photo,
I may change the carrot top.
Not sure if I like it now.
Time will tell.


Always cooking meals in her kitchen,
gramma enjoyed watching her bunnies.
They would be out there most of the day
eating the clover in the yard.
She sure liked her bunnies,
but look out birds when her strawberries
were starting to ripen.
She was not a happy camper then. 

I have been hooking a bit more lately,
so more to show in future posts.

Do you have an obsession?

Bunny Obsession Blessings To All!
Janice