Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

blue bird, blue my window

    They arrive home...our beloved blue birds begin to nest.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Kitty dreams

blustery snow has returned for the day...
but with kittens at my side, life is just fine!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

sweet kindness

I am quite certain that kindness is measured in moments when your
heart finds joy in giving.  No thanks, ego or return receipt requested...
just relishing helping or giving or sharing.  On this first day of spring,
there was a sweet gift of kindness waiting at my roadside mailbox.  With
no note or name...this sweet rusty farm sifter with a darling nest and a 
handmade leaf that will hold a tiny drink for a bird in my summer garden
was waiting for me.  This is one of many first days of spring I have found
a sweet gift at my mailbox.  Over the years tulips, a hydrangea...all 
unexpected gifts of kindness.  I know the giver expects no thanks, but 
I am ever so thankful.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

this is what I know

I am certain that the reason I am drawn to sweet pieces of the past is
quite simple...I am very sentimental.  A postcard with a darling message
tugs deep into my heart.  A chippy ironstone bowl tells me stories.  Intricate
lace speaks of someone working hour after hour with careful stitches.

In this processed, "faster please" world...a little charm & age...a little
time tested character can make my eyes smile.

Friday, March 11, 2016


  tucked here & there...with vintage waxed Easter grass

Sunday, March 6, 2016

bunnies & baskets

     bunnies are hopping in to the farm...

     under a cloche are German rabbits...

     wee little baskets on the shelf...

Do you decorate for spring & Easter?

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


       sweet morning arrives on the farm...
                              begin to feel the hope of spring.

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Dealers are allowed to have two big Sales a year at the
Hixton Schoolhouse Antique Mall.  This is my first for
the year.  Stop by for 30% off my booth & case thru
March 26!           (Sale excludes items marked "firm".)

If you have not shopped Hixton, Wisconsin....this little 
town between Black River Falls and Eau Claire has four 
antique stores.  The one I sell at is a multi dealer mall ~ 
certainly one of the largest in Wisconsin.  It is open every 
day from 10-5 with an easy off & on from I94.

Friday, February 19, 2016

let there be rabbits

And they begin to hop on home, with thoughts of spring in the
weeks ahead.  March is all about bunny ears!

        Just a few of my German candy containers.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

safe travels my son

       Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— 
       I took the one less traveled by, 
       And that has made all the difference.
                          Robert Frost

      My son, Ian, travels from Wisconsin to Washington at
      the end of this week to begin a new adventure.  I am 
      ever so proud of his courage.  However, this mom will
      be a tear soaked longer will my one & only
      be a short drive away.  He is at that crux in the road...
      and off he goes!  Safe travels my love, safe travels.

Monday, February 15, 2016


     as we see March on the horizon, thoughts turn to 
                           Spring, sweet Spring


Saturday, February 13, 2016

sending heartfelt wishes... you!
Happy Valentine's Day!

A special thank you to the sweethearts that leave such kind
notes here.  Your words are appreciated...always! xxoo

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

lights will guide you home

Winter in the country is dark.  Quiet & dark.

Night comes early, and I am amazed that all that often
lights the farm are just 4 lights: our security & porch lights 
outside and a kitchen & livingroom light inside.  Acres
and acres and just four lights.

When I used to travel to an office in Madison, I would
return late on Thursday night.  Knowing how much I 
had missed home, Dave would "light" up the farm...
turning on every light ~~ like a beacon.  

I like both: 
Knowing home by heart...just like I do when I 
get up in the middle of the night.  
And knowing home by how it reaches out to me 
across the fields, lighting the night sky like a shooting star.

Lights will guide you home...

To my Ian... "Lights will guide you home".  (Coldplay)
Safe travels my son.

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