Friday, March 29, 2013

Such Lovely China Eggs for Easter

Just hopping in to show off my Grandmother's China Easter Eggs. . . .
and to Wish You a. . . .

happy easter

 . . .from our farmhouse to yours. . .

Monday, March 25, 2013

Time on My Hands

Yep, I've got time on my hands. . . .
in the Kitchen. . . .

in the Keeping Room. . . .

and, in the Living Room there's
lots and lots of time.

The problem is. . . .no two have the same time. . . .
Could drive a person crazy.
So. . . What time is it?

It's time to show you what John's been up to. . . .

Making clocks out of. . . .EVERYTHING. . . .

Isn't he clever?
Too much time on his hands?

. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .

Sharing this post with: Anything Blue Friday * Old Time Party * Feathered Nest Friday * Home Sweet Home * Be Inspired Fridays * Simple & Sweet Fridays

Friday, March 22, 2013

Features from Country Whites Weekend #4--The White Stuff

I'm not believing this!
It's Thursday. . . .
The sun is shining. . . .It's a beautiful day. . . .It was 60 degrees yesterday. . . .
And, what is the National Weather Service predicting for the afternoon 
and into Friday?

And freezing rain.
I'm in denial. . . .
Just when I thought Winter was over!

Couldn't resist showing you Maggie, though. 
She doesn't live with me. . . .She lives with her Mommy in another state. . . .
Isn't she the sweetest? 

Her Mom (another Cindy) follows The Country Farm Home 
but doesn't have a blog of her own.
 Maggie and Mom wanted me to know they were enjoying the party 
and sent a photo of their Country Whites. . . .never expecting me to post it!
 (I did get permission.)

When the weather man started predicting SNOW, I knew I had to share it. 
Thanks so much Maggie--and Cindy!
Hugs to you both!

Just in case we do get that bad weather, I'm writing this post on Thursday. . . .
will schedule it to come up early Friday morning.
We COULD lose electrical power.
Did I mention, we are very rural?

Country Whites Weekend 
 had some exceptional posts this time!
I hope you took a few minutes to see them all. 
Each month the party seems to get better and better.
Cindy and I thank you so much for joining--
and for sticking with us as we build Country Whites Weekend!

We're doing things a little different this time.
Instead of picking our favorites along with the top three most viewed,
we've decided to feature the top five most viewed--with a twist.
Cindy will reveal #4 at Old Time Farmhouse.
I'll reveal #5 here at The Country Farm Home.
You'll have to visit both places!

Honestly, we love every post. . . .makes it so hard to choose.
So, we decided to let you make the choices.

There are a couple of things I need to remind you of. . . .
Please be sure at the next party to have a link 
on your post back to the party.  
Also be sure to link your individual post to the party. . . .not your blog.
There were four participants who had to be disqualified for the features
because the rules weren't followed.
Boo-hoo. . . .
We were disappointed, too.

Cindy and I are so sorry to have to disqualify anyone. . . .
but we have to stick to the rules. . . .It would be unfair to others if we didn't.
So, next time, be sure and check those links!

Ready for the Features?

The #1 Most Viewed Post was:

 Diane is simplifying her dining room. . . .
Her farmhouse style display certainly charmed me! 
If you didn't see it, please check it out.


The #2 Most Viewed Post was:


 Robin says you can't get much simpler than this! 
A perfect example of Plain & Simple Farmhouse style. 
Love how she followed through with the theme of milk. . . .
We could all take a lesson in simplicity from Robin!


The #3 Most Viewed Post was:

APP ~Tammy

 APP ~Tammy

Be sure to take a look at Tammy's newly painted kitchen. . . .
She says she hates to paint, 
but she sure added country charm to that all important room. . . .
If you love farmhouse style, don't miss this!


Cindy has the #4 Most Viewed Post.
You'll have to Hop on  over to  Old Time Farmhouse
to find out who it is. . . .

But first, take a look at
The #5 Most Viewed Post:



Talk about country farmhouse charm, Elizabeth is certainly displaying it! 
It's simple and sweet. . . .just the right touch for her farmhouse table. 
Hurry over there and take a look!

Don't forget to check on #4 at  

Congratulations to all! 
Be sure to grab this button! 

Country Whites Weekend
begins every third Friday of each month and runs through Sunday night. . . .
You can join the next one on
Friday-Sunday, April 19-21, starting early Friday morning.
Please feel free to paste our button on your blog. . . .

Thanks for a successful weekend!
Hope to see each of you again. 
 Til next month. . .

. . . from my farmhouse to yours. . .

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I'll Take a Hoosier Cabinet, Please

I'm on a new treasure hunt. . . .for a Hoosier style kitchen cabinet.

 I've been thinking about it for a while,
but when I saw this Hoosier Desk at Penny's Vintage Home,
I was convinced I needed one. . . .possibly as a desk. . . .
definitely as a work center.

How many have I passed up over the years in antique malls and flea markets?
Probably hundreds. . . 

I've owned quite a few in the past, too. . . .
ended up selling them everytime I moved.
I've moved a lot over the years.

There are parts and pieces of the cabinets stored here at the farm. . . .
just not one in good shape.

Now that the keeping room is finished with all it's sparkling white cabinets,
the Baker's Cabinet just doesn't fit anymore.
Well, okay, it fits but a painted cabinet would look so much better.

It's a true antique--from the late 1800s-early 1900s.
No way will I put the paint to it.

In all my years of seeing Hoosiers, I've never checked on the history of them. . .
As it turns out, the origin of the Hoosiers
can be traced back to Baker's Cabinets such as ours. . . .
The lower section is a kitchen table with drawers
 and two large metal-lined bins for flour and meal. . . .

The upper section has drawers and doors for storing spices,
utensils, and other baking needs.
Certainly not as much storage space as the Hoosiers.

As the Baker's Cabinet evolved into the Hoosier style,
the lower sections were replaced with a base that had a door on one side. . . .
The upper section was divided into storage areas with wood and/or glass doors.

Early cabinets had a row of small drawers below the doors.

The wood table tops of the early Hoosiers were coverd with zinc sheet metal. . . .
Then aluminum. . . .and, finally porcelain tops that pulled out for added work space.

Later additions included built-in flour sifters, sugar containers, and spice jars.

I have another reason for wanting a Hoosier style cabinet. . . .
I was to USE it!

I do use the Baker's Cabinet. . . .but not as often as I'd like.
It has a wooden top--not easy to work on. . . .easily scratched. . . .
flour gets stuck in between the cracks in the boards. . . .

Porcelain tops are fabulous. . . .They're heat resistant, easy to clean, 
smooth enough to roll out dough, 
and a great place to cool cookies or canning jars.

Yes, I NEED one. . . .

That's my new treasure hunt.
Where or when it pops up, goodness knows.
It will certainly be fun looking, though. . . .

I feel a road trip coming on. 

. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .

Several have asked me about my coffee canister.
I found a great site that sells original glass canisters and spice jars at:
Check it out!

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