Life on an 1857 Farm in Wisconsin.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
birds in hats...of course
I found these bird cards at a sweet shop called Willow on Water
Street in Eau Claire. The artist decided that if birds could create
such exquisite nests, then surely exquisite hats were not out of
the question. I kind of love that thought.
Sunday, September 9, 2018
collecting comes easy!
On my current list of vintage finds are inkwells! But I am a
tad picky (as usual) about which ones find their way home.
The brown pottery inkwell was from my spring trip to
Washington...so a souvenir too!
Saturday, September 8, 2018
as if I could wait...
Monday, September 3, 2018
bits of autumn 🍂
Every year, I relish putting away summer, and bringing out fall.
My vintage squirrel nutcracker family has grown to three.
Browns & greens & bits of gold and orange bring autumn inside.
Friday, August 31, 2018
When the wind & rain knock over all the sunflowers 🌻--
then vintage watering cans are put to work.
Monday, August 27, 2018
1500 miles to together
Friday, August 24, 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
...for my bitty pumpkins! 🍂
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Our Peegee Hydrangeas always look fabulous with the old Chicago
brick of our 1857 farmhouse as a backdrop. Next they will be blushed
in pink. I cut these bushes back significantly in early spring. They
have responded so well! ❤️
Saturday, August 4, 2018
She said, "yes"! ❤️
On Friday, we headed to Madison for Emma's graduation from the
UW School of Radiological Technology. Our Ian was on a red eye,
also heading to Madison from Seattle to surprise Emma. In his
suitcase was a ring box. Magic & love are alive & well! ❤️
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Vintage summer finds at my booth at the Hixton Schoolhouse
Antique Mall in Hixton, Wisconsin. Flags, farm finds, gardening..
all say summer! ☀️
Friday, July 13, 2018
Back in the late 1800's, when our house was built, there was this
secret society in many communities called the "Independent Order
of Odd Fellows". The IOOF was founded on three tenants: love,
friendship and truth. I was first drawn to this group by its rather...
odd name, and the fact that there had been an order in our little
community of Augusta, WI.
They came to be known as "Odd Fellows" because it was odd to find
people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and
of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind.
I wonder if any of my collection of pins were once worn by local
Saturday, July 7, 2018
mix & match
Our house is anything but monotone...it is more about layers.
So, today was a day for new bedding. A little vintage, a bit of
thrift store, a tad of online, and a sprinkle of outlet.
I am guessing my Daisy Grace approves.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
doesn't every orchard need an outhouse?
This double seater (yes, you read that right) was brought to our
farm's orchard from the Thompson Valley Cemetary. It took
about 6 people to load & move it. It took one tornado to pick
it up and set it back down in a new spot in the orchard several
years ago. And that is where it now lives...storage for our
apple picking and bird feeding supplies.
Today it got a new goose weathervane and some cleaning up.