Sunday, November 11, 2018

Let's Talk Salt

Happy Autumn Sunday!
I am so blessed to have friends
such as yourself that enjoy my humble blog.
Although this time I did not comment back
to your sweet comments, I do so enjoy reading them.
I usually do comment back on those posts.

Our prim show yesterday was a success!
However on the way home we had
a slight mishap.
A lady kept honking her horn at us.
I finally realized 
she was trying to get our attention.
I rolled my window down and she yelled
that the back doors to our cargo van were open.
Bob immediately pulled over.
Another man stopped behind us.
He came out of his car holding our suitcase.
What wonderful good samaritans.
We did however lose $30 worth of goodies.
It was getting too dark to turn around to go look.
They were not antiques, but prim goodies
that my friend Ruth makes.
I will just have to purchase more from her.

Bob still does not know how the doors came open.
All I know God was with us.
We could have lost much more.

Today I want to talk about salt.


Salt was very important 
to the early colonists and pioneers. 


It was used to preserve the precious meat
that would be hung in smoke houses
during the Winter months.


This unusual item is a salter.


Used to hold salt.
The salt would be placed in these
 two compartments.
The lids would be turned to cover them
when not in use.


What makes this salter extra special,
it was carved from one piece of wood.


The carver of this beauty 
was very good at his trade.
I wonder how long it took him 
to make this item?
Especially since this piece
 was a necessity for that time.


I so love the patina of this piece.


Although not a desk item,
I thought it looked good here for now.
A very unusual piece.

Today I am off to do laundry.
FIL is coming over for dinner later.
Pork roast with all of the fixins.

Will also be working on a something for myself...
which I cannot say right now.
Then if time permits,
will start decorating my corn cob tree
 for the Holidays.

What will you be doing today?

Salter Blessings to All!
Janice





Thursday, November 8, 2018

A Hall For Fall

Autumn Greetings My Friends!
Well Fall is in full swing here
in Michigan.
The leaves are just starting to show there
true colors of red, orange and gold,
before turning brown.


Just a subtle transition from Summer
 to Fall in our hall.


Can you see the change
between the two pictures?


The crocks are now behind the chair,
with this bowl full of artichokes,
a white pumpkin and this 
School reader in black and orange.

I love living here by the state land and river.
Always lots of waterfowl and wildlife galore.
Yesterday walking out the door to go to work,
a beautiful red fox was trotting
 down my neighbors driveway.
He stopped at the street to look at me,
then trotted down the road a bit before
going into the woods.
The other night the coyotes were howling.
Plus my son got a tad scared Monday at dusk.
He went to put the garbage 
into one of our empty cans. 
Lo and behold an opossum hissed at him.
It must have got stuck at the bottom somehow.
I took a broomstick and knocked over
the can so he could walk away.
Like I said wildlife galore around here.

What kind of wildlike to have where you live?

Tomorrow Bob and I are headed
to Breckenridge, MI to do a prim show Saturday.
My son will be holding down the fort here at home.
We have new prims that we have hoarded away
like squirrels...and I am hoping to find my
birthday and Christmas presents there.
Bob said to buy something for myself.
Thank you sweetie!
I know I have a budget. :-)

Well off to work.
Hope you all have a fabulous Autumn weekend.
It is supposed to snow this weekend here.
UGH.
Time to get out the Winter coat and gloves.

A Hall For Fall Blessings To All!
Janice
  





Monday, November 5, 2018

Autumn Snippets


Morning folks!
Hope your weekend was what you wanted it to be!
Mine was a busy one.
I worked the store with my son on Saturday
as we had our antique show was going on in town.
Bob was the promoter.
Bob and I again 
worked the store together yesterday.
We took all of the Halloween decor down
in between customers.
Plus I am happy to report,
no other ghostly incidents.

Today I just wanted to show you
a few of my Autumn displays.










Even with the extra hour of sleep,
I am still tired.

Do you wish they would stop the time changes?

Autumn Snippet Blessings To All!
Janice


Friday, November 2, 2018

Falling In Love With Fall

Trick or Treating was a success!
We had 220 kiddos that received a coupon,
along with 2 pieces of candy each.
(their choice)

We had our own ghost stories to tell that night.
For those new to my blog,
we own an antique store with 
an old fashioned candy section 
along with new candy inside.

It was around 6:30pm.
I needed to to use the bathroom.
I have never felt so cold in my entire time
in the 8 years of having the store.
I felt cold as soon as I reached the bathroom,
and the cold air followed me into the bathroom.
{Yikes I felt a spirit}

Right after, Bob needed to use the bathroom.
He came back outside 
where we were passing out candy...
you could say...
he was white as a ghost.
He told me as soon as he reached the bathroom,
he heard 2 men talking.
{Yikes he heard the spirits}
Now I feel violated.
{Someone was in the bathroom with me}

We catch orbs each year on our cameras~
always more than most 
between September and November.
Was told by paranormal folks that 
this time of year the Earth's crust is thinner,
which allows spirits to return.
Return they do.

Do you have any ghost stories to tell?

So back to my post.

Autumn is truly my favorite time of year.
Love the vibrant colors,
of Autumn leaves and oh yes
Pumpkins please. :-)



Autumn colors were my part
 of my inspiration
 for my latest hooking project.
Being an artist,
blues and oranges
 always compliment each other.
{I had to learn the color wheel in school}


This buttocks basket was
 the second part for my inspiration.


5 different shades of blue wool were used.
2 shades of orange.
4 shades of brown.
Plus a limey green and yellow.
Where's the yellow Janice?



The first 2 pics are the true colors
of this rug.

Bittersweet is my favorite Autumn vine.
That's the yellow.


Here is the partly finished rug.
Need to steam and put a backing on.
{{ not sure where that shadow came from }}
Don't fret...
I will be featuring this rug again on
my November CupboardScape.
Cannot wait to show you what I have planned
for this month.


What makes you Fall in love with Fall?

Falling In Love With Fall Blessings To All!
Janice





Tuesday, October 30, 2018

October CupboardScape


Enchantress
Conjurer


Witchery


I found these witch images 
doing a Google search.
I printed them on a tan cardstock.


Added some orange/white 
bakers twine to each
for my primitive corn tree.


Added the witch images,


along with some orange and black candies.
I made these years ago.


If you have not realized it by now,
this CupboardScape is all about
Halloween Femme Fatale Sirens.





View of tree.


Vintage Fortune Teller card,
with sage in a medicine bottle.


An OLM prim doll.
I added the hat to make her into a witch.


One of my witches I made this year.


Side view.


Another side.


Night time views.







I so loved putting this 
Halloween CupboardScape together.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Tomorrow night Bob and will do our traditional
Halloween of passing candy out 
to the children in town.
This year we will also be providing the first 200
dressed up kiddies along with candy,
a Halloween ticket which will be good
for $1.00 in free candy.
We have been so blessed.

What will you be doing on Halloween?

HAPPY  HALLOWEEN

2018 Halloween Blessings To All!
Janice  











Saturday, October 27, 2018

My Halloween Wish


The weekend is here.
A wet cold Autumn day today.
Wind is light, 
however the other morning
we had dangerous fog here by the river.
As soon as I opened the door to go to work....
it was like walking into a dark cave
with no sense of where you were going.
I could not even see our vehicles in the drive
from the porch.
It was a slow cautious drive along the river
for the first 15 minutes of my drive to work.
You could not even see a car coming at you
until it was almost up on you,
It was that bad.
Never seen it that foggy since I have lived here. 

So my Halloween wish finally came true.


I have only been asking for this now
for 3 years.


I shucked 21 ears of field corn.


I marked all of areas
where I needed Bob to drill a hole.
He drilled the ears of corn too.
I put it together with pieces of 1/4 inch dowel,
and gorilla glued to the wood piece.


Each of the last 3 years I have asked Bob
to make me a prim tree.
Finally after weeks of nagging at him,
that I wanted it done this year....


I finally got my wish!
It is prim perfect!
Thank you sweetie for giving me my

H A L L O W E E N

W I S H

Have you ever wanted something so bad...
that you nagged for it?

I am not ashamed to nag about this beauty.
Wait to see what I do with it for my
Halloween CupboardScape!

Hope you enjoy this bewitching
pre Halloween weekend!
Conjure up something you desire!

Halloween Wish Blessings To All!
Janice







Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Autumn Horse Show


How did I get so lucky.
Lucky to have friends like you!

Happy Wednesday to you all!

While the trees are just starting
to turn color,
the animals begin 
to wear their Winter coats.


Especially the horses.


Right now mine are showing off
 their Autumn hides.


Putting on their own show.



Now for those who have been following 
along on my blog journey-
this was my latest horse purchase.
However when I saw the white one below-


I sold the gray one and kept this one.
Even though the other one 
had the straw saddle intact.
This one looks better in my hall. 


Showing off his Autumn look.


I added a light for awhile.


Before pic of the old horse in the hall.


New horse.
Much lighter now.
Ruth purchased my gray one.
Thank you for giving him a great home!

I did get out of my funk....
not in time to create goodes 
for our upcoming shows,
or even the store,
but I am making a few things for me.
These will be a part of my 
2018 Christmas look.
I am getting exciting for the
 N O E L
season.

Are you looking forward to Christmas?

Hope your Wednesday is a magical one.
Off I fly
{to work}

Autumn Horse Show Blessings To All!
Janice