Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday -Vintage Book - Shepherd of the Hills
Going to try to get back in the swing of blogging more often.  Today joining Suzanne for VTT.

When I was around 11 or 12 my Aunt Doris and Uncle Bill lived in the same town as us.  She was a book LOVER and read 2 or 3 books at a time.

Her favorite place to take me was "MACY'S ON TRACY'".  It was actually a big Salvation Army store on Tracy street in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

One day we found this great old book, printed in 1907.  "Shepherd of the Hills".  If you're not familiar with it, it is the true story of living in the Ozark hills of southern Missouri- Mutton hollow.  The land is in what is now Branson Missouri,  Branson has created a whole park where an outside theater production takes place and tours of all the old farm buildings. 

Aunt Doris proudly bought me this copy.  I love it and it brings fond memories of her.

Hope you have fun with all you're Vintage things.


Saturday, April 23, 2011


As I was going through an old high school scrapbook I discovered an Easter card from around 1964.  Our church had a secret pal group, and we sent cards and gifts all year and then had a revealing dinner at the end of the year.

My card has beautiful spring flowers with pinks, yellows and whites.
I miss the days when we wore a  "dotted swiss" dress, an Easter bonnett and matching shoes, gloves and purse.

My parents Easter 1966. She had it all going on.

A few years ago I went to a Discipleship Walk and one of the gifts was a nail cross.  I love mine, it hangs on my rearview mirror.  I believe it's such a wonderful testimony of EASTER.

For our life group I made each person one for them for this year.

I used  3 1/2" nails, wrapped them with medium weight wire and reinforced the back of the wire with super glue.  Tied a purple ribbon.

I'm hoping you all have a wonderful EASTER celebration tommorow.  We will be having 4 church services that I will be singing in.  Easter Egg hunt and big Easter Dinner.

Blessings,  Ann

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Fence Post

Driving through Clinton, MO, after eating at Smith's Resturant (A MUST) I remembered this fence at a local business.

What a unique way to use wagon wheels.

Happy GOOD FRIDAY everyone.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Red's on R & R

Today I'm linking with and

The last few weeks have been quite hectic and overwhelming.  My Mom has had medical problems and we have been taking care of her.  Her home is 5 hours away so the first emergency call was frantic.  After bringing her to our city - and seeing Doctors here we are finally on the road to some healing.

I have a few moments today, hope I'm not too late to enter a couple of memes.

On R & R with my Sister we spotted a beautiful red roofed barn and then realized it was an alpaca farm. Too cool.

I learned that they sell the wool for clothing and also Alpacas are sold to farmers to herd their sheep.  The sheep will follow the tallest animal they see----Alpacas do this really well.

Hope you really enjoy the rest of your week.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Blue Monday - New Easter Eggs
Spring is here!!!!!! We even had to run the air conditioner here Saturday.  I'm very excited to plant and groom the yard.

I'm sharing some fabric Easter Eggs I purchased at Cracker Barrel a few weeks ago.  They have SO many pretty decorations to choose from.

I'm planning on attaching some pretty ribbon  so that I can hang these.

Happy Blue Monday everyone.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Stamps #14 - Flowers

I searched through my stamps and found one with strawberry plants--with flowers.  From British Textiles William Morris: Strawberry Thief.

I will certainly be keeping my eye out for stamps and postcards from now on.  This is such a fun meme.

Good Sunday to everyone


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rednesday - Fun at Kalidescope Linking up with Sue today @It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday.  This is a cheerful post---her background will brighten your day all by it's self.

My grandson Cody spent last week with us and we had fun doing some really fun activities.  We went to Kalidescope here in Kansas City and took lots of red pics.

Red Tunnels

Making puzzles

Pozing for lots of pictures

Nana is in the coveralls and Cody is the spotted puppy!!!

We made lots of memories this week, it was so much fun.  He said he wanted to reverse time so he could stay longer.   AHH....

Happy Rednesday


Friday, April 1, 2011


Today I'm sharing some photos from  YEARS AGO.  These are pictures of our first home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Our landlords were both professional artists and did a Spanish/American War mural on the patio wall.

The mural had several shades of coral, PINK  and orange.

This house had a tan color with a slight PINK  hue.

Both of our homes were adobe stucco, the last picture being acutally more PINK.

This dog knocked on our door one day, he  had wandered away from home. We did get hold of his owner to come and bring him home.  I don't think we could have ever fed him!!!!!

The home with the mural was full of the artists paintings, ofcourse we could never afford to buy any of them, living on an airman 3rd class salary.

These are great memories for us-just a couple of kids!!!

Happy Pink Saturday

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