Tonya's heart is so large I don't think I could even begin to wrap my arms around it. Tonya lives life with passion, hard work and lots of laughs. Even though she has had a rough year in 2012 with, numerous surgery's, car problems, losing her dear "cat"
Tonya takes the time to think about others. while thrifting one day she found a special gift just for me. ~~Love you girlfriend ~~
The Gift ~Life Begins~ Vintage Baby Book dated 1938
Tonya remembered my post about Ina Petersen's baby book dated 1918 I found in a Colorado flea market When she saw this sweet baby book, she thought of me. I feel so honored.
An empty book, no entry's were made, how sad. Sounds like the makings of another story here!
My precious gift is on display in the
vintage white cabinet located in Jesse's Room at Woodmist Cabin
~Read on my Prim Friends~ Since this will be my 103rd post, with 103 followers I think it is time for a give away don't you!!!
As a sincere thank you to all my followers and in keeping with the season of giving as shown by Tonya... I have put together a Prim Package of Goods just for you.
Handmade prim dolly set in a pocket Simply wonderful prim bar of soap Three yummy tarts Woven placemat Connie's homemade Blackberry Jam from my berry patch All set in a lovely braided basket. Colors are my favorite Tan ~ Black ~ Cream
To Enter You must a follower and Leave a comment on this post
The winner will be announced on Monday evening, December 10th
Ina Petersen's story can be found under my Label "Stories" dated 10/12/11 1916 Baby Book - Come Turn The Pages With Me I don't know how to put the link here...
FYI After weeks of searching never giving up hope Tonya found her lost cat. A miracle indeed....
Welcome to my simple place, a special space I cherished so. As I peer out my window fading light brings back precious memory's of days gone by.
Memory's of a young girls dreams, hopes and fears, Days filled with simple tasks, rewarded with simple treasures. Days filled with writing letters and stitching samplers and day dreaming of what the future would bring. Oh, how I loved my special place, this room, I called my own. Where I dared to be more than a simple girl, I could be more than just Jesse I could be "me". Please come in, sit awhile, experience the freshness of days gone by.
Jesse's room is located at the top of the stairs at Woodmist Hideout Come by for a visit.
As morning twilight streaks ever so slightly thru the dense thickets of trees
my forest takes on a magical misty glow of fog like shadows.
Dampness settles on aging branches,
nourishing them as a mother would her young.
A faint scent of wood mist rises into the still of the air.
a woodsy enticing scent reaching into every inch of your being,
captivating the soul, tantalizing the spirit.
Oh how I cherish this twilight time,
when night's dark softness rolls over, bids farewell,
and welcomes mornings ray.
Mornings rays engulfing Woodmist Hideout
Welcome to a little cabin in the big woods.
Shall we take a quick peek,
of course my door is always open
please step inside.
Oh look at this quaint kitchen,
except for the "white" gas fridge, better than
cold storage in the hill side.
Chippy Sellars cabinet top with rusty panel doors.
Behind the rusty panels are the original cream color
chippy doors with faded painted flowers.
I did not have the heart to paint over them.
Distressed cream plate cabinet and sink cabinet
were made by a local primitive craftsman.
Love my double drain board sink,
had it in storage for 12 years!!
Absolute favorite "Antique Stove"
Make do cabinet - second try
Make do cabinet - first try
Make do cabinet - third try is a charm.
This barn wood cabinet was purchased 20 years ago,
my first primitive piece,
how fitting it should have a new home.
Primitive jelly cabinet was hand made by Mr B for our Colorado Cabin
You already know Miss Blair, the overseer at
Oh look, here is Annie from Colorado,
she is settling in rather nicely, playing hide and seek today.
Look at that chippy stair railing taken from a 100 year old house!
Where did the time go, the gas lights are lite, dusk is upon us.
Please come back and visit again.
Maybe we will go upstairs and see who lingers there.
Or meander into the necessary room!!!
A Simple Life,
keeping it simple was my goal.
Primitive on the inside
maintenance free on the outside.
The best of both world's.
This evening a full moon loomsover my forest. Peaceful dark of night, with just a touch of God's wondrous light. Connie