My grand babies, Dustin and Brianna Nicole with Miley...sitting in Santa's lap, an old handmade Santa I purchased from The Olde Green Cupboard shop, one of the many times I went there with my beloved BFF Sandy Schmidt. So tragically, we lost dear sweet Sandy this September to cancer. I love you Sandy, we miss you so much.
Poor sick Celena, was feeling so bad with the flu bug..her hubby Michael... and me in the middle.
Enjoying a gathering in the kitchen Christmas Day with people I love while preparing Christmas Dinner. Thank You Jesus!
Welcome to a little tour of my house...which at this time of year becomes my old prim Christmas House! I have whole nother big box of greenery, garlands, and all sorts of goodies and things that I didn't drag out this year so it is a bit more bare than usual....haven't felt a whole lot of Christmas Spirit as this year has brought the greatest heart ache I have ever known. First the death of my beloved dear BFF of 20 years, my dear, dear Sandy Schmidt who sadly passed away from cancer September 5th, 2013.. I miss her more than I can ever say. My heart is so broken and life so lonely w/o her. Then, tragically only a matter of weeks after her death was the sudden death of my dear sweet brother in law, Bob Margraf. This has indeed been a horribly tragic and difficult year with more sorrow than I have ever known. Two people who are so wonderful and giving and that I loved so much... and now am missing so much. I love you both so very much. Most all my decorations (as with many of us) have a story and a wonderful memory to go with, most of mine are connected with my BFF Sandy. I have posted pics from the front porch, living room, kitchen and back porch. Hope you enjoy my humble little tour...... Starting with the wreath on front porch window, my ice cicle lights.. the blue tear drop.. love them.
Front porch. My house oddly has two doors on front porch that lead into house.
Tried to get a pic of the ice cicle lights while they were on at night, they are so beautiful.
On the front door....Wooden Candy Cane that I brought from a friend of Sandy's, her name is Ann... at the Market Day show years ago.
Christmas Tree clippings that I got from a local Christmas Tree lot.Used it through out the house and porches.
More Greenery on the front porch.
More greenery on front porch covers a bird house made from old Barn Wood.. bird house was purchased from a local antique store.
Yet another purchase from The Olde Green CupBoard in Jacksonville.. this was purchased the very first time of many, many returns to that shop that Sandy Schmidt and I would make there together over the years. But sadly, it is no longer in business. And so terribly sadly.. my BFF Sandy passed away a couple of months ago.. September 5, 2013. I love and miss her so very much.But back to the Santa.. He is handmade by a woman who lived locally. Sandy and I both purchased Santa's that day and paid a pretty penny for them too! He sits in a chair that has a hand painted chicken on it that was purchased from a local artist. This is in kitchen at end of the bar. Can see the doggies dishes!
The mini Mason Jars on my light string over the white Hoosier Cabinet in kitchen.
Long view of part of the kitchen.
Remember these dime store sparkly glittery old elves back in very early 60's??? Brings back childhood memories. These were an ebay purchase years ago. These are sitting on wooden box next to another Colonial Tin lamp in my living room by front door.
Next to the doorway in living room leads to my sewing room. Another Santa that my BFF Sandy had made. I believe he is from a Chestnut Junction pattern. The snowmen are all store purchases, imports.
The Kitchen! I have two very old Hoosier Cabinets in there, a large white one and a smaller brown one. This white one I have had about 20 years, the man I bought it from when I lived in Florida was in his 70's and it belonged to HIS grandmother!! It is an oldie for sure and is in very good condition. The cow picture hand painted on an old window was a local craft show purchase.I strung the lights over Hoosier cabinet and put the mini Mason Jar ornies on them. I made the reindeer head with glowing nose from a pattern.. can't remember who it is by. The Santa and Caroler are a project that Sandy and I made together when I visited her at Christmas. She decided we were going to do a project that year and come up with a pattern.. so we did.. she made the Santa and I made the Caroler. Such wonderful memories, I miss her so much.
Another view in kitchen, throw quilt on table. I bought the Red Bird salt and pepper shaker set @ Walmart in Starke when I was with Sandy yet another Christmas Season.
The Snowman sitter is one Sandy made and gave to me, he sits on the kitchen table. It had lights and more greenery but the years have taken a toll on him... poor guy.
My Prim Tree in the kitchen sits on a high chair that belonged to me as a child. My dear old Dad had held on to it all those years and gave it to me many years ago.The candles are painted as grunged candy canes , purchased off ebay. I wrapped rusty wire around them and hung them on the tree, an idea I got from Sandy. The grunged pipe cleaner garland is from The Olde Country Cupboard. I put a string of white lights on the tree also and I love it. Makes me think of Sandy.
The Brown Hoosier cabinet in kitchen. The doll is another Olde Green Cupboard purchase.The red and white quilt stocking is a reject piece that Sandy passed off to me.. lol.. and the rag strip and bead garland is hand made by my daughter Celena Jem.
An awesome perfectly prim fabric grunged card holder, paid small fortune for it years ago but I love it. It's another purchase from a shopping trip with my BFF Sandy Schmidt at The Olde Green CupBoard!!!
Living room, doorway leads into sewing room. The Santa hanging from the cupboard is one my BFF Sandy Schmidt bought from a vendor and gave to me as a Christmas gift several years ago. I will always cherish everything she made or gave to me.
Love these old chairs, have two of them and both are about the same shape.. broken down! The Elf is one my BFF Sandy Schmidt made and used as her model for the pattern cover. I have several of her dolls, mostly Christmas items, that she made and used as her pattern cover models for the patterns she designed over the years. The candy cane bundle is a purchase from a craft show, they are sooooo prim and cute
My old piano now sits in my sewing room. Lots of old Christmas books displayed on it that I accumulated over many years.
Colonial Tin lamp, mouse in sleigh hat I made, JOY sign from the wholesale group and the Ball that I bought at Market Days from Tucker's Farm House.
Chair in living room, pillow and throw. Very Cozy.
One of my favorite old cupboards that I have, living room.
Fireplace with replica stove, living room.The stocking are hung by the chimney with care, of course!
Ooooh, one of my favorite Santa's! Had this guy about 12 years. The wall quilt behind him on the old chair is one my BFF Sandy Schmidt made. I bought the Santa at Market Days from a lady named Susan Herndon, she always had the most fabulous booth and the display was so inviting. Made you want to buy everything she had and believe me I used to buy a LOT of stuff from her back in the day!
Nativity over fireplace mantle. I picked up a ton of greenery clippings from local Christmas Tree lot and used it through out the house and on front and back porches.
Old salvaged dresser from same field as I found the old green dresser. Bottom drawer was un salvageable so I left it off and filled it with old folded quilts. Had a lot of work to do on the dresser to get it useable. Apparently at one time it had a mirror attached to the posts on each side. Made a nice display in living room with Christmas decorations.
The Tree! TAADA!! Popcorn Garland and Dustin's picture ornament he made at school last year.
Coffee table holds my favorite table trio candle center piece, I had bought the holder at Market Days a number of years ago.
Elf On The Shelf! LOL...My BFF Sandy Schmidt's twin sister, Cyndy, made the elf and I purchased it at one of her shows. The snowman w/ the candy cane is from a Sweet Meadow's Farm pattern , I purchased him years ago also off ebay, some one else had made it.
LOVE this olde Rocker. I purchased it from Tucker's Farm House at the Market Day's show many years ago, one of the many times I was there with my beloved BFF Sandy Schmidt. I miss her so much.
It is very wet and rainy. I have been sitting in the living room on the couch with my furry doggies and just listening to the rain fall and starring at my Christmas decorations. It is peaceful. Have the TV on mute and waiting for the College FootBall game to start. What a nice quiet, peaceful and beautiful December evening. Can't remember the last time I sat alone and just listened to the rain fall and not feel stressed or anything, just peaceful. Just a beautiful and unusual feeling December night.
A Christmas Tribute to Our Soldiers (Click on link below)
My Dog Lucy went home with my niece in New Jersey who fell in Love with Lucy when they visited over Thanksgiving holidays. She has a great home as you can see. What a sweet wonderful dog. So precious, everyone including my neighbors miss her so much.
Curly giving me Thank You Kisses and Hugs for the Cabbage I brought him today! LOL!
I just Love my Curly Boy! He's so precious.
Curly in Cabbage Heaven!
My tearful good bye to Lysha as she left for California
Teresa, Bob, Nessy, Jerry and Gabriel at the square
Lighting on The Square
We all went for the lighting Thanksgiving night. That's me with the hat on..LOL.
Group pic on T-day!
Table b/f dinner time.
I had found these beautiful paper plate & napkins at Hobby Lobby!
Group pic at Thanksgiving Dinner!
Gabriel licking bread bowl
Thank You Jesus!
My dear son in law, Michael.. (Celena's husband)...., arrived back in the states today to his home base in Port Hueneme California, he has been in Afganistn for the past 8 months. Michael will be here at my house in less than a week so he and Celena wil be spending ThanksGiving with me. We are very excited and so glad he is back in the homeland. It will be so hard for me when they leave to go back to California , I will miss them and especially my baby girl soo much. But glad for her that her hubby is home and she is happy!
NEW! Kandy Kane Mousey Christmas
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Kandy Kane Mousey Christmas
My beautiful Daughter Celena
Beautiful but sometimes LAZY! LOL!Oh well, gotta love her anyway and I do!
Culry gives me hugs and kisses every day
At least some one loves me!
Flowers from my dirt road
Used this old jar for a vase, nothing fancy here for sure!
13.5" Mini Santa Doll
13.5" Mini Santa Doll E-Pattern $3.25
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Simple Anne 29" Doll E-PATTERN, mailed pattern or finished doll (Use drop down box for options)
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Several people asked about printing the feedsack. This is an image from ewenmeprintables. I included the directions for printing onto fabric in the pattern. You can order pre cut freezer paper sheets to do this or just use wax paper from the local store. Iron the shiny side of freezer paper to dyed fabric, trace off a regualr size sheet of printer paper on back of freeser sheet, cut out to size of your piece of printer paper that you just traced (8.5x11), run through printer making sure it is free of strings hanging and flattened. Some printers are fussy about taking it, use one at a time, make sure you do this fabric side up or how ever your printer takes it so it will be ready to print on fabric side. All you are doing is giving the fabric enough body to go through your printer.
God Bless Our Troops. God Bless the USA!
I found this costume at Goodwill when I visited Sandy, got it for $3.00 for Dustin and he loved it! Couldn't get him to take it off for two whole days! LOL!
"The Nativity" Wreath E-Pattern $6.00
"The Nativity" e-pattern $6.00
Prim Fabric Nativity Family on a 14" grapevine wreath.
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Lyra, Lysha, Zoey, and me
Lots of Furry Love, and of course my big bag of Polyfil standing by the couch! LOL!
Michael is back in Afghanistan
My son in law Michael is now back in Afghanistan with the US Navy, ground forces. May we all continue to pray for all our troops. So many of us have loved ones over there. I pray for your loved ones and mine, they are all precious and we want them all home. I just can not imagine having to be over there.
Dustin and Lyra
Celena's Husky,Lyra, loves tug of war
Michael and Lyra
Michael and Celena's dog
Dustin and me
My little Grandson
Visiting Sandy Yesterday
Got to stop and see Sandy for most of the day yesterday, came on home late in the afternoon. We got to go to a new Thrift Shop and do a few things while I was there, had a great time. saw her new pattern doll models and they are wonderful!!! Her pics just do not do her items justice, they look amazing! I saw the new Annie with the frog, her new pattern, and it is great! Here is my grandson enjoying my box of stuffing, he loves the way it feels. Dustin sat in it the whole time he watched his favorite Disney show.
My Son In Law, Michael
Celena's hubby, he is in the Navy, going back to Afghanistan in April.May God watch over him, I love you Michael.
Celena Jem, My daughter
So proud of her and her hubby, Michael
Jerry Brent, US Air Force
My niece's husband,who is my sister Teresa's son in law, currently back in Afghanistan again, seems he and Michael go about the same time but with different branches of the military.
My Niece, Vanessa and her baby Gabriel. This is my sister's daughter and grandson.
Hubby Jerry is in the US Air Force and presently back in Afghanistan
Bob, Teresa, Celena Jem, and Dustin
My brother in law, a former Sherriff deputy in Everglades City, Florida, stands about 6 ft 4". Also pictured is my sister Teresa, my baby girl Celena and Dustin
Me and my sister, Teresa
Me and my Chocolate Meringue Pie
These are my favorite but I only make them once or twice a year.. don't need the calories!
New Colonial Blessings Pattern
This is a vaccum cover doll, can also sit or hang. Available on my website as pattern or finished. Click on picture of doll to go to my new website
Little Country Blessin's was changed to Little Country Blessings.
Both are now merged and property of The Olde FarmHouse Road, all patterns,dolls, designs, and content of Little Country Blessins and Little Country Blessings are now the property of The Olde FarmHouse Road. Thank You. Click on Santa pic to go to website.
Waiting for her Christmas Dinner...
And hoping it is something besides that gosh awful Gerber stuff!
My baby Girl, Celena Jem Garcia
I love you!
Mammy Vacuum Cover
another order finished. Click on picture to go to my website.
I am 54 years old, divorced and single. I believe in God, the power of prayer & hope.I have 2 daughters,Kelly my oldest has two beautiful children, Dustin 8 yrs old and Brianna almost 3. Next, My baby daughter, Celena Jem Garcia, 24 yrs old & married to Michael Garcia,they do not have children,are stationed in Port Hueneme,in Calif where he is in the Navy. He has served 2 tours in Afghanistan and one in Africa. Glad that is OVER! I have an older sister, Teresa & a Younger brother, Jimmy, both live in Bradenton,Florida where I am from. I have NO OTHER family except two nieces.I love FOOTBALL, Peyton Manning the Colts...I love crafting, primitives, antiques, quilt shops, prim magazines, My best friend Sandy,& I just Love Christmas especially done in an old fashion home made theme.