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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Where is Heather

Sorry dear friends,
I have been so busy pricing and choosing what goodies to pack for our show,
 that I forgot to post this earlier.
Where is Heather Wise?
 
Heather, you were the winner of my giveaway and I wanted
to get this in the mail to you before Easter.
Well that's not gonna happen now...
 
 
If anyone can reach out to Heather for me and let her know she won,
I would greatly appreciate it!
 
If I do not hear from Heather
by April 4th, then I will draw another winner.
 
 
Tomorrow morning Bob and I leave to set up for our show.
Wish us luck please and I will definitely take pics!
 
Easter Blessings To All!
Janice 
 
 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Why Did I Ask

Snowy morning once again.
Good morning friends.

 I was home alone with the kitties,
and wanted to ask Ace his opinion on my new bunnies.

He was sleeping,
but thought he would like them anyway.

The first was one of a few I made
for the Breckenridge Show.

Prim Bunny holding a Red Tulip.
His scarf is from an old tick cut up coverlet.
He rolled over and just looked at me.
So then I showed him my paper candy container bunny.
He yawned at me...
Guess he was not impressed.
Now I have to ask your opinion.
Bunny Blessings To All!
Janice


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Would You Still Love Me?

Good morning sweet sweet friends!
The calendar says Spring
but outside the weather
 is not making me think it is.
UGH..when will the warmer weather come?
 
At least the freighters are back in the river
and we saw one go by this morning.
 
So on to today's post.
I need to ask you all a few questions.
 
Would you still love me if I was old?
 
Would you still love me if I was blue?
 
Would you still love me if I was cracked up?
 
Would you still love me if I was mishandled?
 
On a recent buying trip that Bob and Janice went on.
The owner was just going to throw me away.
 
 
Bob and Janice decided that
 even though I was old, blue, been mishandled and cracked up.
 

They will still love me anyway!
They will proudly display me and not throw me out.
 
Would you do the same?
 
Blue Slip Blessings To All!
Janice
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Centerpiece

 
Good evening my dear friends.
Been silent for a few days.
Our household has been sick, including me.
Everyone has gotten the bug except for Bob.
He was teasing us all that he was going to rent a
hotel room for the rest of the week to stay away from us all. LOL
 
So this is one of my Spring centerpieces that will sit
on a table for our upcoming show.
Something simple that I wanted to share with you.
 
Take a wire crate.
This is a vintage shopping basket,
but you can use a wire milk crate,
or anything that is wire.
 
 
Add some Blue Ball jars.
 
 
Finally some forsythia sprigs
and you have an easy peasy
Spring Centerpiece.
 
 
The centerpiece is on our new farm table in our kitchen.
Yes, we finally found one...
but I forgot to take a picture of it.
Will have to show you in another post.
 
Centerpiece Blessings To All!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

200 Follower Giveaway Winner

Good morning friends.
Woke up to more snow.
Headed out to the grocery store for 
ingredients to make a pot
of homemade beef stew;
plus other items for this weeks meal planner.
I find it easier if I plan out my meals for the week.

Thursday Bob and I went shopping for more
goodies for the show.
I am getting really excited about this show,
and am spending my weekend finishing up on a few
prim crafts to mix in with our antiques.
Without further ado,
as promised
the winner of my 200 follower giveaway is
Robyn
from Primlish
Congrats to Robyn!!
Please send me your address.
Thank you to everyone, 
both new and old followers.
It is very much appreciated!
Now onto 300.
 :0)
Weekend Blessings To All!
Janice 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Bunny Giveaway Winner

 
 
Good evening friends.
I know you are all on pins and needles wondering who the winner
of my latest giveaway is,
so instead of rambling on,
the winner is:
 
Heather Wise
 
Congrats Heather
Please send me your addy
so I can get your goodies out.
 
Thank you everyone who joined in.
More giveaways throughout the year.
Stay tuned!
 
Spring Blessings To All!
Janice

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Goodies Goodies Goodies

Good morning my sweet friends!
It will be a snowy commute along the river
again this morning.

Soon the Promise of Spring will arrive.

Just wanted to share
with you all a few of the goodies we will be bringing
to the upcoming show.
Early Redware Pitcher.
It is 14 inches high.
Heavy too.
Early Feed Bin
Thick one board all around with square nails.
I love these mouse holes!
Signed Early Dry Measure
Child's Potty Chair
1800's Splint Basket
For those that can make it to the show
here are the details.
Breckenridge Promise of Spring
Antique & Folk Art Show
515 Summit
Breckenridge, MI  48615
10am to 3pm
$5.00 admission
Lunch available with door prizes and free parking
Hope to see some of my blogging friends there.
Promise of Spring Blessings To All!
Janice


Monday, March 11, 2013

French Blue At Heart

Good morning sweet friends!
Spring is coming...at least on the calendar.
For those of you who have recently begun to follow me,
My paternal great grandparents not only came from France
but were also first cousins.
Rosemary and Matthew started their romance in France.
Now even though marrying cousins was not unheard of in Europe at the time,
her parents did not want this union for their daughter.
So they whisked her off on an ocean liner to Canada
to make a new life.
Little did they know that she told Matthew
 where they were going...
and he headed to Canada on the next boat.
The year was 1873.
Rosemary and Matthew Husson
married a year later,
moved over to Port Sanilac Michigan and raised
their nine children on a 1000 acre farm.
When their four boys were ready to move on,
they divided there farm into 250 acre parcels,
 William, Frank and Charles (my grampa)
each then started their own farms.
The original homestead of 250 acres
 was to go to the eldest boy Albert,
 however he chose not to become a farmer.
The homestead then went to their unmarried daughter Barbara.
Now the other daughters were given dowries and not land. 

That sounds like a lot of land to afford,
but back then there was no property tax.
My grampa Charlie and Aunt Barbara were the youngest of the clan.
When my Aunt passed, she willed the homestead and land to my grandpa.
When grandpa H passed, my gramma sold the old homestead.
So being part French,
I have a soft spot for French Blue enamelware,
and anything else in the french blue color.

French Blue Blessings To All!
Janice




Saturday, March 9, 2013

A little Spring Touches

Good morning friends.
With more snow on the way,
and snow this past weekend.
I sure have Spring Fever.
So I started to add a bit of Spring to our little abode.
Bunny Cutter

Kitchen Dry Sink

Bunny Basket 

Circa 1940 Paper Candy Bunnies
(I just started to collect these)



My prim tool box.
German chocolate mold on the right.
Springtime Blessings To All!
Janice



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

200 Follower Giveaway

Wow
I made it to 200 followers!
Thank you everyone.
When I started this blog I was so excited to have 50 of you follow me.
I know I already have  one giveaway going,
but I need to give this wool penny pillow
and blue crock bowl away
in appreciation of everyone who follows me.
Preview
So with that said,
any of my current or new followers
who would like to be in the drawing to win these two gifts,
all you have to do is comment to this post that you would like to be entered.
No extras for this one.
This drawing to be held March 16th.
Once again a great
BIG
THANK YOU
200 Follower Blessings To All!
Janice

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Bunnies Are Coming

The Bunnies Are Coming!
 
Shhh...this one is sleeping.
 
 
One holding a carrot.
 
Bowl Fillers
 


Close up
 
Don't forget to hop on over to my previous blog post
 if you want to get in on my giveaway.
Just remember you must be a follower to participate.
 
Bunny Blessings To All!
Janice
 



Spring Giveaway

 
Its that time again folks.
Another giveaway.
 

For this giveaway,
one winner will receive my wee prim bunny
plus a bunch of Sugarsnax carrots.
 
Hand drawn and
handmade by lil' ole me.
 
Rules
 
1. Must be a follower (new or old)
 
2. Comment on this post only
with an answer to this question.
How do you celebrate Spring?
 
3. If you post to your sidebar my giveaway, 5 extra entries.
 
4. If you bring me over a new follower, 15 extra entries. 
(you must tell me the person you brought over)
 
Good luck everyone!
Spring Blessings To All!
Janice