Thursday, October 31, 2013

There's a Wagon on Our Table!


A wagon on the table? Oh, My. . . .

Let me show you why this happened. . . .Look at this vintage photo my Dad (The Farmer) shot in 1950. . . .


Back in the day, farmers used all kinds of trailers to get their cotton to the gin. . . .Wooden wagons were often built at the farm shop. . . .I remember these wagons--since they stuck around well into the 1960s. . . .






When I spotted the little Vess wagon at a Missouri antique market, my mind immediately went to those wooden wagons from the past. . . .It looks so much like them, don't you think?

I loved it!. . . .I rarely buy anything that I don't look at the price first. . . .It has to be a good deal. . . .But, this wagon was coming home with me no matter the cost. . . . turned out it was on sale and I ended up spending very little. . . .Can't believe the seller no longer wanted such a cute wagon. . . .and well-made, too.

Fall d├ęcor for me might incorporate a few pumpkins and gourds. . . .but the majority of my Fall decorating is with Cotton. . . .After all, it's what we're all about. . . .And, as the Farmer's Daughter, my heart races at the sight of it. . . .Between you and me, spending time IN the fields, walking the rows of white, white, white is my favorite Fall thing to do. . . .Our cotton this year has been gorgeous. . . .


My one regret is that I didn't think ahead and collect enough Cotton to offer for sale at Our Old Country Store. . . .This would have been the perfect year to do that. . . .and I usually have requests for it. . . .

Alas, the fields were picked Monday and Tuesday. . . .No more Cotton for this year. . . .But, I will definitely make a note for next year. . . .


Now, let me ask you, is this not the perfect addition to our Farmhouse table?. . . .Feels like Fall to me. . . .

. . . from my farmhouse to yours. . .

 
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If you'd like to see photos of the actual Cotton Pickin', click on:
at Facebook
 
And at Our Old Country Store, don't miss: 
 
 


Monday, October 21, 2013

A Wonderful Farm Dress Find, A Potpourri of Tidbits, and A Blog Break Update



I love this worn, torn and stained farm dress I ran across in some of my wanderings this past month. . . .
It says so much without actually speaking any words. . . .


An everyday, cotton work dress. . . .so simple and plain. . . .yet, with a little 'spice' of added rickrack. . . .So typical of Delta farm wives. . . .There's something comforting in it for me. . . .a feeling I'd like to curl up in the lap of this unknown woman. . . .to be cuddled. . . .safe and secure. . . .

It makes me smile. . . .and brings back sweet memories. . . .


Hi Everyone! I've missed you all!
It's been a while, hasn't it?
Unfortunately, I'm still on 'Blog Break'. . . .
but wanted to share the farm dress with you. . . .and 'what's happening at the farmhouse'
My goodness! I get more excited over an old, worn out farm dress than a brand new fashionable one. . . .Well, that's just me. . . .loving the plain and simple. . . .the things with wear and flaws. . . .sort of like me, when I think about it!

I thought I'd remind you that I've done some posting on Facebook this past month. . . .


I shared a family recipe for my famous (famous with my family and friends, that is ) Crispy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. . . .Now I know there's jillions of oatmeal cookie recipes, but I love this one because anything can be added to the basic recipe--raisins, coconut, pecans, dried fruit, a little pumpkin, butterscotch chips. . . .It's endless. . . .Just leave the chocolate chips out of the recipe and you have the basic dough. . . .make additions from there!
You can find the recipe on Facebook.

 
We harvested our apples. . . .
 
 
I revealed a very unique scarecrow from the past. . . .notice the 'details'. . . .so funny. . . .


I've started gathering vintage bed covers. . . .for what?
Slipcovers for the two living room couches!
Once the weather gets colder, I'll start stitching them up.

And at Our Old Country Store, I began something new. . . .
In the future, I'll be sharing a few of my designs, ideas, and patterns along the way--
all those things that keep my creative juices flowing. . .
 
 
Last week there was a free Cotton Pickin' Wool Folk Art Pattern. . . .
 
 
I also had a brainstorm--out of necessity--on how to make Five Looms from Two
 
 
  

as well as updates on a new item for sale.
 
Yes, I've been busy. . . .
awfully busy. . . . 
with the farm and working as John's right hand (wo)man. . . .
Whew. . . .He can be a slave driver!
But, we're working through the list--little by little.
And, we enjoy doing it together. . . .
John's such a dear anyway. . . .truly a special blessing.
 
Yet, I do miss blogging and have found a little comfort in the quick Facebook posts
and the occasional posts at Our Old Country Store.
So, if you get curious about what's going on here at The Country Farm Home,
hop on over there and find out!
I'd love to hear from you!
 
 
I WILL be back to blogging at The Country Farm Home as soon as possible. . . .
and will try to hop in every now and then with a few updates.
 
Hope all is well with you. . . .and You're having a wonderful Fall.
Til next time. . . .
 
. . . from my farmhouse to yours. . .
 
 
 
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