Thursday, March 28, 2013

Christmas in Almost March At My House!

I love Christmas and I also love anything old and especially love homemade items. The two crewel pieces were done by my Aunt Louise, who has passed on. The quilt on the wall was made by my husband's Sister-In-Law, Elizabeth Turner, who has also since passed. A lot of items you will see are found in the thrill of the hunt of thrifting! You can see on the top of the shelf, a part of my Denim Day Figurines - another favorite collection of mine.

I do not have an original style in my home. Wait, yes I do...It is called "my style" ... I love to surround myself with what makes me happy, things from the good old days and things that just give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, when covered up under a blanket on the sofa. Now I know this is not for everyone, as I know a lot of people would think of this as clutter. But you know is my clutter and I love it! I love to see how other people decorate their homes. It may not be for me, but I still find it beautiful. The only problem I have is when I go to someone's home and feel like I am not supposed to sit down on anything or sit a glass down, even on a coaster.

little bit of this and that. I really love the picture of the man, in his overalls, sitting on the mule. It so reminds me of the older men in my family and neighbors, as they headed to the fields to work or returning home after a long day of walking behind that mule.
My love of old and vintage. The doll in the high chair was a doll that my daughter got for Christmas, when she was little.

I have a huge collection of vintage Christmas items and you will see a lot of them on the shelf behind the chair.
        I love to collect vintage children's books! I have a love for all books...especially old vintage books!!

A little bit of everything. My niece would tell me it was like coming into Candy Land. I also love snowmen.  I have quite a collection of snowman cookie jars. These are only a few of them. I also love to collect vintage drinking glasses and vintage tea pictures.                                                                                                                                                 

                 This is part of Santa's work shop. The elves are on break at the moment.
       So many stories in the picture above. A lot of stuff that tells a story of the elders in both of our families.
    I love this vintage arrangement. I got it at a thrift store and every year, I get a lot of compliments on it.

A mix and match of this and that. Again, things that start memories to flowing in my mind. A sense of peace.

I also buy these homemade Christmas trees whenever I run across them. I have some that were given to me by family members also.
 I have a love for anything Rudolph and this year he showed up on Christmas morning...his nose a blinking!

                            More of my Christmas collection of goodies!

Oh, how I enjoy adding to my collection. It is so much fun! Again many stories rest on these shelves.

A lot of fun and whimsical treasures. The teddy bear...Kimberly got for her 1st Christmas. I am a big "I Love Lucy" fan. The doll in the highchair belonged to my SIL, who is now 71...let me say, the doll head was all that was left of her doll and she redid it for me and surprised me with it. It has clothes made out of old feed sacks. I love it!!

My camera and I get carried away! So afraid that I might miss something.
            Up-Up and Away!! Merry Christmas To All and To All A Goodnight!!!
       Did I tell you that I love Christmas!! I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Please come again.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kitties And Cucumbers Go Together--Tell Me More

Well folks, meet part of my Christmas collection of Kitty Cucumber figurines.
I have collected cat figurines and other items pertaining to kitties for a long time, but there reaches a time when you must slow down on your collecting or you will be over-run with felines :>).

Yes this is the same picture as the first one...still learning! First I have a love for anything cats and then I absolutely love cucumbers. What do the two have to do with each other? Nothing really, except when it comes to these precious figurines, whose name goes by "Kitty Cucumber."

Oh, how I wished I had started collected these back in the 80's. When we went to Nags Head every year the shops there would have them...I bought a few, but I can't go back and change things, so I can only have the pleasure of hunting for them now. These are a few of my Christmas ones. Now bare in mind that each Kitty does have a name and you will see them in various other settings of the figurines. Off the top of my head there is Priscilla, Buster and Albert...all I can think of at the moment.

They have the most adorable faces!!! This is what really drew me to them. They are so precious and you can't help but look at them without smiling. I love to surround myself with the little things in life that gives so much pleasure.

Do you have that special something you like to collect? I know you do, because in visiting many blogs, I see out there a world of things that you have in your home that gives you much pleasure and the joy you have when you find that something so precious to you!!!!!

Just enjoy the rest of the pictures. I will be back to visit again soon!

What's going on at our house this weekend? Absolutely nothing:>). It is to hot to enjoy anything, so we are just chilling as best we can.

How about you are braving the heat or cooling your heels at home?

That's all for now folks...coming from the Turner Home Front in Virginia!!!

CountryGirl (Janice)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Dream House Is For The Birds

I have always loved log cabins and would love to have one as a get away.

Well, I found my log cabin in the country, but was sad to find that it was not available and the owners weren't interested in selling.

You see this log cabin has open occupancy for the first feathered family that flies by and decides to take up occupancy. It is none other than a bird house.

Every time I drive by, I slow up to admire and see if I spot any of the family that lives there.

It always brings a smile to my face. I am so happy that this little log cabin is available for our feathered friends, as I love "Birds".

Click on picture for a larger view.

Thanks For Stopping By The Creek House!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Have A Nice Weekend

Beauty can be found in the simplest of things. It might be cold where you might have a lot of snow still on the ground and it just might be snowing at the moment.

Looking at this picture makes me think of Spring.
It will be so nice to see green again and it will also be nice to see the fruits and beauty of nature.

May your weekend be filled with happiness.


F Is For Falcons and C is For Cat

When the Atlanta Falcons were in the Playoffs, Kimberly and Scott headed to Georgia, while none other than the "CountryGirl", was johnny on the spot to babysit all of their animals. Well one little feline lady, by the name of Gracie, better known as the Princess, decided to lay back in bed with me and watch the game. She thought it might bring them good luck if she wore this cap. Sorry to say, it didn't help, but they came so close to going to the Super Bowl. She had a hard time trying to decide which way to wear it. This last picture she decided was the best look and it also showed off her green eyes.

Love You Gracie!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Country Finds-Country Treasures

These are old gas cans. You can't buy these anymore. They came in a lot of different sizes, styles and colors. I am always on the lookout for old ones.

Coke - The drink of choice by many. This is a very old sign, but I find it very pretty. It has aged gracefully.

Notice at the top of the picture an old thermometer. You usually would see these at old country stores. Look below and you will notice two old wheelbarrows. Notice the two different sizes. The little ones in the family always want to help out, because what is work to grownups...looks like playtime for the
little ones.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Peek Of Inside The Creek House

I hope you enjoy just a peek into The Creek House. I have done a lot of changing things around. You would not believe all the things that we found stuck in cupboards, closets, drawers, back porch and other nooks and crannies.

It is a slow process of cleaning items and giving them a new home temporarily. I love my vintage items.

One of the biggest things that needs doing is everything needs a new paint job, but slowly things will get done.

Sorry for so many pictures, but if you are like me, I love to look at everyones pictures.

Have a wonderful weekend All!

See you again at The Creek House