Saturday, September 24, 2016

My Trip To Horton's.....

  Bee Lady From Hilltop Farm....sweet Cindy, showed up for a brief visit at Horton's. Cindy is a very crafty person. She's a bee keeper, a crochet expert, and super party planner....well it seems so, if you visit her blog and see how many family members and friends show up to be with her. I was so happy to see her. But part of my stamina had worn out early, so I did not get to visit as long as I would have liked.
  The side entrance to the store. Always decorated in the holiday or season that is  celebrated.
  Lots of wonderful pumpkins, hay bales and mums.  The mums were just budded out, not many of them in bloom.
  A bittersweet this.
  In the corner that is a kitchen display area, you can find some cute things. I really liked the canister set.
  A wooden owl with lids for his big eyes.
  Boxes and glittery pumpkins. Plenty of the twinkle lights were for sale.
  I thought this chalkboard's saying was just wonderful.
  I always like to see old suitcases filled with pretty things.
  This was one of my favorite vignettes. An old Royal typewriter, tiny desk with cubbies. Really cute.  I enjoyed my time at Horton's talking mostly. LOL I'll show you in a few days what all I bought.
  Went to my Angie's house to meet up with her and Karen. They had gone to the Earth fest for a few hours. We had coffee  and talked. It has been awhile since we have had time together.  Not like the old days when all my daughters and I would walk the Earth fest from one end to the other and back again.  Miss those days.
  Hope all of you had a great Saturday. XO

Friday, September 23, 2016

Autumn Decor Finally....

   I finally got the totes with my fall decorations out of the basement. These are pumpkins I made last year , out of old sweaters I picked up at Goodwill. Plus some stuffing material.
   This was my favorite one. I used sweaters that looked like they had shrunk, maybe that no one would buy to wear. Bits of lace, twine, and a doily. I used a cut of a branch for the stem. You could use a piece of old silverware....saw that idea at Horton's. :):)
  I used the sleeves to make small pumpkins. They are cute in groupings.
   A small cornucopia of flowers.
  A fall like bouquet in a rustic pail.  As I see the brightness on one of the books....I am now going to cover each book with brown paper. I think that would look better. :):)
   The wreath I got once at a 4-H rummage sale...for a dollar.  I have used it 4 years now. Still pretty.
  This is the porch table I like to decorate on ,thru out the seasons. This basket can hold a lot of things. Oh course I still use the old shutters as a backdrop.
  A small welcome sign on a window sill. I added the twig of leaves.
  Thursday sunset.  You can see the hummingbird feeder . I will be taking them in after next week. I think we are only to keep them up till October.
  Then one more shot of that beautiful sunset. It's a beautiful world. Hope all of you are ready for a fun filled weekend. It's festival time all over Indiana. The Atlanta , Indiana New Earth Day fest is this weekend.  It has always been one busy event too.  Not  a lot of sitting places is my only complaint.
   I will not be going with my daughters this year...I just can't take the walking in 80 plus degree heat. I used to go on Saturday with my daughters and on Sunday with Teddy Bear. We always had some great fair cream, taco in a bag, ice cream...LOL did I say ice cream?  That was always my favorite fair food.  On the Sunday that Ted and I would go, we always had a steaming cup of coffee and cinnamon  rolls. We would go early before the real crowds got there.
  Horton's Autumn Market is tomorrow from 9-4...I will go to that for a while. Hope to see some of you there.  When my girls are home from the Earth fest, I will meet them at Angie's for coffee and dessert. :) At least I can still do that.  :):)
  Wishing all of you a fabulous weekend. XO

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Decor.....

  If you are a person who likes to decorate with's a couple farm pictures in white.  This looks like a goat to me...but hey what do I know, I am basically a city sleeker.
 Here's a sweet cow picture...I like it.  This are left over photos from my last trip to Horton's. They are having their Autumn Market this Saturday.  I sure will be going to look around.
 I loved this velvet pumpkin on a cake stand, surrounded by tiny faux flowers.
 There a big urn at the counter in Horton's and it is always dressed for the season. Love the copper watering can , looks great with the fall colored leaves.
 A basket of linen pumpkins and scents.
 This was really my favorite box of cloth pumpkins. The bittersweet and twinkle lights just looks perfect to me.
 I do not think these are real , but I did not touch who knows. Love the box. Hope you all like seeing decorating items. :):)
  Today will be a busy day for me. I will fill you all in on my adventure, at a later date.  Hold on tightly, to this last day of summer  XO

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


  Monday was a beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. Not too hot either. Plus a pretty sunset to end the day.
  Kathy's rose bush that lives here with me, produced a beautiful rose for her while she stayed with us, this past weekend.  It made her smile.
   While Kathy, Ted and I were in the town of Kirkland on Saturday, I saw this milk glass collection  in one of the shops. Some unusual pieces.
  I am not sure what that bowl is that's sitting on top of a compote  bowl.
  I have never seen one of these, ever. It looks like it's right out of the Fifties. An orange colored metal stand, with an ice bucket in the center....surrounded by tall colorful glasses.  Maybe for ice tea? cocktails?
  This long table was made from boards just sawn from a tree. The bark was still on the edges. Same for the benches.  Shellacked with a glossy finish.
  You may not believe this...but this was my only purchase on Saturday. A big jar candle. Bourbon Maple Sugar....smells so good. There was one burning in the shop and it's fragrance filled the room, I could not resist. Suppose to last 80 hours.  mmm:):)
  Hope all of you have a great Tuesday. XO

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saturday's Fun Time....

 This is the small town of Kirkland, Indiana.  A clean town that has many junk and antique shops.
 The main intersection is decorated for autumn. So cute.
 This is my daughter Kathy, looking thru folds of materials and old patterns. She is the seamstress in our family. :):) Kathy came down from Goshen to spend the weekend with me.
 This is the White River Mercantile.  It has so many wonderful goodies to choose from.  Believe me Deb, I wanted to take all these home...but could not as I am still sorting years  of cards from my children and friends.
 A sweet little hanging hutch of  blue transfer ware.  Love that square dish.
 I truly wish I had checked the price of this jar of Kathy and I talked about on the way home and later. It had to weight 10 pounds or more. LOL
 This was a beautiful  tea set , the real McCoy too.
 I did not ask the price, I just looked for the name. :):) The young lady that was running the shop was so nice and kind. She said that she will have a booth at the Horton's Autumn Market on the 24th of September. Next Saturday.
 Here's an awesome stained glass window. It was on a chain so it could be hung in your own window. 
 After going thru two shops Teddy Bear was ready for some lunch.  We went down the street to a place called Bookers. They had a nice assortment of foods on the menu. But as I heard Ted order this crispy fires, hot pepper cheese deluxe burger....well I said I would have the same.
 I have to show the restroom at the cafĂ©.  An old rusty gate hanging on the dry brush painted walls. I just loved this rustic look.
 An old chippy window with pretty paper behind if and a shelf that can hold an old watering can.  On the back of the toilet was a box with fake flowers and a faucet attached to the corner of the if you could turn it on to water the flowers.  Really cute.
 I have more picture I will show thru this coming week. So far , my weekend has been very busy. I will be ready for bed tonight. LOL. I want to rest up for next Saturday. Besides Horton's and the peddlers market in Tipton, 5 miles south in Atlanta Indiana , they are having earth day fest. I won't go to that....too much walking for me in one day. I used to join all my girls and we would walk the town's  festival over and over.  I don't do miles and miles any more. Wish I could.
  Happy Sunday to all. XO

Friday, September 16, 2016

Thursday ...

  This is the sun rise. I do not get as many photos of sun rises as I would like  But at this time of year the sun rises where I can see it.
  One more shot of those colors..:):)
  This is the hydrangea bush that did not boom this year.
  Now what do I see? A tiny little flower head popping out...well it's mid September I will see how big this gets. I am thinking I may transplant this bush. I think it isn't getting enough sunshine.
  I dug out the  silver dish I bought last year and filled it with this mixture of"pumpkins"....I do not know what these are really called. They look like pumpkins the size of quarters.
 I think this is some kind of sauce thingy...Oh I am so sorry to all of you that I do not know much this morning.:):). I put the pumpkins in it also. Mrs. Horton gave me this bag of tiny pumpkins....she is so kind and sweet.  I just put these with my vignette on the table.
   Yesterday, Ted and I met up with some family to have lunch , then go visit with Ted's brother Cliff.  You may recall Cliff is the one who had a stroke about two months ago. The lunch was fun. The visit heart breaking. Cliff seems a bit depressed now, and frets when his wife isn't with him.
 He was very excited to see all of us...but cried a few times. His wife was at the repair shop getting their car worked on, and he asked about her many times....but called her by his sisters' names many times. When I would ask, "you mean Linda?" Cliff would say, "Oh I love her. "
   This weekend,  I hope to spend time with my daughters and do a  bit of decorating.  Wishing all of you the best. XO