Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First Christmas Card of the Year!



We've received our first Christmas for this year!
And isn't it just the sweetest little card you've ever seen?
I just love that sweet little kitten and adorable little puppy playing near the big RED door!
Perfect for Ruby Tuesday!
Thank you so much, Marydon and Harold!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Skating on Blue Ice!


Oh, to go sailing along on beautiful Blue Monday!

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Peace and Love!


Peace and Love...my wish for you on Pink Saturday!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Cutest birthday card ever from grandchildren!
Thanks Logan (he's 5) and Paige (she's almost 3)!
I love it!And the beautiful art on this birthday mug was created just for me by Logan!
Thanks Logan...it's FABULOUS and perfect for Ruby Tuesday!!!

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Happy Birthday to me! I was born on Thanksgiving Day but my birthday does not always fall on a Thursday so this year...it's Happy Birthday Tuesday!
Have a great day, everyone!

Jim surprises me with new photos of the shelties every birthday.
The one above is of Bonnie Lass, now 12 years old. Isn't she a dear!

And this one is of the new kid on the block Betsy Belle, now 10 months old.
Her winter coat is coming in and she's all fluffy and cuddly! So sweet!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Friendship Offering on Blue Monday!


Love these vintage friendship postcards!

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Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Woman Reading!


Woman Reading by Mary Cassatt

(What are you reading? Any recent favorites?)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Red Awning for Ruby Tuesday!


From a 1930's Art Scrapbook I found at an antique mall!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

A Souvenir for Blue Monday!


Love these vintage ads!

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Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

In a Field of Pink Blooms!

Happiness in riding a horse in a field of pink blooms!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

H is for Hesper!

We found her through Wolf Kennels in Hesperia, Michigan and named her Hesper.
She was a dear sweet beautiful collie who brought joy to our lives for many years.

Her name, Hesper, means Star of the Evening, Evening Prayer, and that is what she was and still is in our fondest memories!

H is for Hesper!


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Red Paint!



From a 1940's Scrapbook I found at an antique mall!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Superior Blue Ink!


Love these vintage ads!

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Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bubblegum Pink for Pink Saturday!



HISTORY OF FEEDSACKS IN THE U.S.

In the early 1800's, goods such as food staples, grain, seed, and animal feed were packed for transportation and storage in tins, boxes, and wooden barrels. But tin rusted and boxes and barrels leaked and were difficult to transport. But in 1846, with the invention of a stitching machine that sewed double lock seams strong enough to hold the contents of a bag, homespun linen was used by farmers to store goods such as flour, sugar, meal, grain, salt and feed.

The bags were reusable with the farmer bringing an empty sack stamped with his mark or brand to the mill to be filled. This changed when the North East mills began weaving inexpensive cotton fabric in the late 1800's. Feedsacks (or feedbags) were initially printed on plain white cloth and in sizes that corresponded to barrel sizes. For example, a one-barrel bag held 196 pounds of flour. A 1/8 barrel bag only held 24 pounds. The brand name of the flour was simply printed on the side of the bag.

Thrifty farm wives quickly discovered that these cotton bags were a great source of fabric for dishcloths, diapers, nightgowns and other household uses. Manufacturers decided to take advantage of this and started offering sacks in various prints and solid colors as a marketing ploy. It would take three identical sacks to make a dress, for example, and the farmer just might be induced to buy more that way.

The flour industry consumed the largest share of the feedsack market with sugar next, followed by feed, seeds, rice, and fertilizer. These feedsacks came in different sizes, and the quality of the cloth varied with the item it carried. Sugar sacks, for example, were much finer in weave. By 1914, sacks came in 10, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1-pound sizes. President Roosevelt standardized sizes in 1937. A 50-pound feedsack measured 34 x 38 inches. A 100-pound sack measured 39 x 46.

Magazines and pattern companies began to take notice of feedsack popularity and published patterns to take advantage of the feedsack prints. Matching fabric and even matching wrapping paper was available, too. A 1942 estimate showed that three million women and children of all income levels were wearing print feedbag garments.

Source: Driessen, Kris. Quilt History. Feedsacks. http://www.quilthistory.com/feedsacks.htm.

You can see more feedsack examples of days gone by in my
VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME etsy shop!
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