Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Farm Style Table

A week or so ago I had a ladies brunch at my church. They called it a Birthday Bash. They had 12 tables, one for each month, and each table was decorated by a different lady. You sat at your birthday month table unless you were hosting a table. I had the August table. To me August is all about canning and harvesting from the garden. Since I had plenty of blue canning jars...this is what I came up with....

Obviously I am not a photographer, but this gives you an idea.
I used all things that I had around the house except for the flowers.
Caning jars were used as drinking glasses tied with a piece of fabric, 1/2 gallon blue jars were used as flower vases, a vintage tablecloth, old jars filled with beans and grandpas marbles, a chalk board offers a welcome message, mini loaves of zucchini bread wrapped in parchment and tied with a string as favors, and glass dishes that I bought at a garage sale last year.

I had fun doing this! Maybe this will give someone an idea or two! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

Several weeks ago I entered a giveaway at this cute blog and I actually won!!! Check it out!

It's a super cute makeup bag!

I was so excited to win!! I never win anything!

Pretty inside fabric.
 I think I'll keep this cutie in my purse to corral the doodads I keep in there.

P.S. Only two more days until the Country Living Fair!! If you've never been it's this weekend and sooooo much fun! I can't wait!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Days Like These

This time of year the weather is so wonderful. It has been beautiful even the rain is welcome. Here are some pictures that I took the other evening from behind the barn.

The chickens love veggie scraps

I love to see freshly mowed grass and thesky was so pretty.

Our sea of cattails. They have taken over this year.

I love being outside but I especially enjoy it this time of year. God gave us creation for His glory and our joy.
Tonight we have a full moon  outside and it is beautiful I hope you take the time to look at it. It reminds me of God's Glory and how GREAT He is!!
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Psalm 19:1

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Can you feel the cool breeze that makes the leaves fall to the ground? Can you feel the warmth of a camp fire and a flannel shirt? Can you feel the sun fading earlier in the evenings?

Can you smell the apple cider and apple fritters? Chili simmering on the stove?

All these things I love! They are things that come around this time of year...Autumn, Fall, I love it.

After having a Saturday that broke a heat record, literally, Monday was a very cool 62 degrees. It was wonderful! It made me long for Fall that much more. God knew what He was doing when he created the seasons. He had us and our happiness in mind, He was always thinking of us and our needs.

By this time of year we are worn out! My love has been working a million hours and Saturdays and we have been so busy keeping everything up at home. "You have to make hay while the sun is shinin!" But wow we are ready for a break! The Lord knows that. That is why He created the different seasons, so that we could have a break and time to recuperate from the busyness of summer. We had a little taste of that yesterday and it was wonderful!

I hope all of you had a wonderful long weekend and are energized for the week ahead! I hope to soon have time to do some sewing. I have several projects in mind and can't wait to see them finished!

Speaking of Apple Fritters, does anyone know of a good recipe??