Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rose and Carnation!

I am thrilled to have won this sweet giveaway from Deb at A Fine Feathered Nest ~ click on the post title and it will take you to her darling blog! She is having another giveaway to! A beautiful vintage "Southern Belle Pillowcase"!
I love this set of yummy Cath Kidston products! The scent is Rose and Carnation and it smells heavenly! THANK YOU so much DEB! So sweet.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

R & R

Finding R & R in my little trailer! I have lots of rooms in my home to relax but there is nothing like my little ButtonWillow! My little play house. For several weeks now I haven't felt my best, had some small health issues "pop up", finding out it is all due to a bad kidney infection. Now on the mend! Each day I go to my little trailer with my two Maltese dogs, Samantha & Charlie, and spend time to take a little nap on my feather bed and do some orders for my Etsy shops. Having that cute little air conditioning has been a blessing on warm days! The buzz of the air conditioning sounds like small airplanes starting their engines and flying over the house! All I need to hear is my son Nathan calling out "prop" (starting engine!) Ahhh, heaven!
Come take a peek at a few changes I made...Time to heal.
Thanks daughter Heidi for painting my toes!
My soft, cozy feather bed!Working on a "Special Order"!
Touches of blogger friends sweetness throughout!

My Jewel trailer is 53 years old!
When the dogs hear my trailer keys a'jingl'in, they come'a run'in!
A blogger asked if I take my trailer out on camping trips...I sure do!
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mom's Stuffed Bell Peppers!

Update: So many of you tried this recipe this week and found it a big hit! Thank you for letting me know! xox

One of my favorite meals my Mother made the family growing up was Stuffed Bell Peppers. What a wonderful comfort food! Put the ingredients on your shopping list! Sooooo yummy!

Mom's Stuffed Bell Peppers


4-6 medium size green bell peppers
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cups pre-cooked rice
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 chopped onion
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Cut tops off peppers, remove seeds and precook for 5 minutes in boiling water. Brown beef, onions, garlic salt, and pepper together. Add rice, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and half of the cheese to mixture. Fill peppers. Top with other half of grated cheese and sit upright in a baking dish. If you have extra meat mixture, place in dish around the peppers. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

*You can also add canned: mushrooms, diced tomatoes and sweet corn.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Dreams Do Come True!

A few posts ago I posted about a few pieces of May Flower Vernonware China I had bought on eBay & Etsy. It was the beginning of gathering this sweet china pattern that my Mother used when I was growing up. I mentioned that my dream was to have a "HUTCH FULL of this china"! Well.....darling blogger Molly from Birdie Blue (on my sidebar) left a comment that she had a full set and wanted to know if I or anyone was interested in it! As usual, I let out a big SCREAM and hurried over to her blog to say I wanted it! She made a offer that no girl would turn down! Within days, 3 big boxes were at my door~step in no time! THANK YOU darling Molly! She is a gem! Needless to say because of her collection, I now have a HUTCH FULL of beautiful china! My Mother would be so excited for me! I have 18 dinner plates to use for our next family gathering! Molly included some sweet gifts for my vintage trailer!

Unwrapping the china took quite some time to do! Thanks daughter Shelli for helping!

Look! A very hard to find Teapot!
I am so excited about these chowder bowls that are hard to find to! Yes, pinching myself for my entire set!

Blogging can be such a blessing! Dreams Do Come True!

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Wonderful E~Book by Aunt Ruthie!

I just printed out Aunt Ruthie's E~Book! It printed out beautifully! I will slip them into page protectors, then in a binder notebook they go! This E-Book is full of color and inspiration! Aunt Ruthie from Sugar Pie Farmhouse has written a E~Book and I bought it! Oh my goodness, it is fulled with darling vintage photos, recipes, decorating tips, words of wisdom, family fun tips, encouragement for homemakers and much, much more! I love it to pieces!

She has written many books but this is her first E-Book! She is so gifted! I love her blog and now her E~Book! Thank you Aunt Ruthie!

Click on the post title and it will lead you to her blog! Ruthann and I have been blogger friends for a couple years now. We found out after she moved to Branson, MO that we only lived 2 blocks from each other for 1 year! Same neighborhood, same floor plan! Oh, how I wish we had met back then! We even share the same clippings from a berry bush! Our neighbor Becky S. who lived a block between us, gave us each a clipping a few years back! Ruthann took hers to Branson and it blesses her with lots of summer berries and mine is in my back yard doing the same thing! Anyhoo, we finally ran into each other at "In 'N Out" Burger, close to my home while she was visiting family in CA a couple months ago! She is just darling and as sweet as pie!!! Grateful for special moments that come our way! xox Have a wonderful week and read a good book! ; )

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Traveling Pink Gingham Apron

Piture by Maryjane

I am so excited to be a part of The Traveling Pink Gingham Apron that Cindy at Rick-Rack and Gingham came up with! (on my sidebar). We are asked to tell a story in journal form about the darling apron and blog it, then mail the apron on to the next blogger. I choose the year 1950. I love the 50's!
Enjoy walking through time with me!
June 3, 1950
I am so excited! Tomorrow I am taking the train to Springfield, Missouri to stay with my Mama's sister Aunt Ethel and Uncle Charlie. I am looking forward to seeing the family farm again. It has been several years since I saw it last. This is my first trip ever traveling by myself but now that I am 17 and just graduated from high school, Mama and Papa thought I was grown up to do so. I will be back in 1 week. I shall miss Mama and Papa and my cat Tilly. Love, Ruth

June 4, 1950
I am sitting on the train traveling to Aunt Ethel's and Uncle Charlie's! I love looking out the window to all the beautiful, wide open country. It's breathtaking! All the women on the train have such pretty hats on and wearing gloves. Mama made sure I had a pretty hat and gloves to wear. My gloves are pink! My favorite color! I will soon be rolling into town, then off to the farm! Love, Ruth

Picture by Maryjane

June 5, 1950
Today is my first day on Aunt Ethel and Uncle Charlie's farm! I am so happy to be here! The first thing I did was gather some fresh eggs from the hen house to make breakfast. Aunt Ethel let me wear her sweet pink gingham apron that Grandma Grace made for her when she was a young bride. Aunt Ethel is happy and full of life! Uncle Charlie is a gentle, loving soul! I love them both. Love, Ruth

Picture by Maryjane
June 6, 1950
Today Aunt Ethel taught me how to can dill pickles fresh from her garden. I love dill pickles! It took all day to can. It was a very hot day but we had so much fun! Aunt Ethel told me how she and Uncle Charlie met! He came riding on the farm one day looking for work. He was riding a mule and had a red scarf wrapped around his neck! Love, Ruth

Picture by Maryjane. My crocheting.

June 7, 1950
Today Uncle Charlie drove us into town to Piggly Wiggly for some grocery shopping. Uncle Charlie bought us a soda pop to refresh ourselves from the heat of the summer sun. I had Cream Soda! Then we went across the street to Woolworth for some 100% cotton yarn. Aunt Ethel is going to teach me how to crochet dish rags tomorrow! I choose a pretty yellow yarn. Love, Ruth

June 8, 1950
I love crocheting with Aunt Ethel on the front porch! She loves to tell stories of her and Mama growing up on the farm. The same farm she and Uncle Charlie now own. My Mama Sadie loves the family farm to, but decided to move to the city when she and Papa married. I want to be a farmgirl! Love, RuthPicture by Maryjane
June 9, 1950
Today is wash day. I love the homemade laundry soap Aunt Ethel makes. It smells heavenly! She taught me how to make it. I got to hang the pink gingham apron on the clothesline to dry after wearing it all week! Tomorrow I go home on the train. I will miss Aunt Ethel and Uncle Charlie. Love, Ruth

June 10, 1950
I am home now and missing Aunt Ethel and Uncle Charlie. I had a nice time on the train thinking about all that I have learned from my sweet Aunt. As I was unpacking my little brown suitcase, I noticed something wrapped in white tissue with a pink satin bow. My heart skipped a beat as I opened the the gift to find the pink gingham apron and a written note:Picture by Maryjane

June 10, 1950
To my darling Ruth,

It's now your turn to make many memories wearing this pink gingham apron that your Grandmother Grace made!
"A apron has many stories to tell'!

Aunt Ethel