Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Home Tour

I have just completed a new album on our web site.
It's our 2009 Christmas Home Tour,
just click on the above link and go to photo gallery.
I hope you all enjoy our photos.
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Few More.....

Photos, cause we all like to look!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hello Blogging Buddies....

I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the holiday season. I know I am!

The past month was a hectic one, getting ready for our Christmas Open House here at The Keepingroom,and as a member of our towns parade committee I was ask to" do a craft show", so I gathered some talented vendors for what became the " A Gathering In The Hall " was a lot of stress, but worth it ! I had a great time with all the other vendors....folks I consider friends as well.

My husband and I, along with other committee members decorated the town square and then gathered with friends and neighbors for the tree lighting ceremony, that included hot chocolate and Christmas carols.

Now, that all the towns festivities are over, I can focus on my own.

Our home has been decorated inside and out, but I'm sure I will be tweaking things until it's time to take the decorations down.

I've been know to decorate, then re-decorate....:)
I'm ready to shop and shop and shop some more!!

I've added a number of Christmas photos to my side bar, I hope you enjoy them.
Blessings to you all,

Friday, November 27, 2009

My Booth...

At " A Gathering In The Hall "

I wish I could share more photos, but I forgot my camera.

My friend Debbie Miller " In The Onion Patch " sent me this photo.

I'll have to see if she has others, if so I'll be sure to post them.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cuz we need a little Christmas ....

... Right this very minute!
Twas over a month before Christmas
when I said to my spouse,
Oh how I feel like decorating this house!
So, decorating I did and decorating I've done,
Heck, even the stockings are hung.
Come on my friends and I'll show ya some.
There's still more to do,
I have a month,
almost two.
And I'll show ya some more,
once I'm all through!
They're a little blurry too....;)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

51 Today...Oh My!

On this date in 1958 Josephine and Orville Starr

became proud parents to their one and only child,


Our family had a Birthday party tonight.

No, not just for me.

As I have mentioned in past blogs November is BD month,

we have four in one week.

So, tonight we had a big party for all of us.

I haven't felt well for a couple days and didn't really want to go.

I pulled myself together and went anyway,and I'm glad I did,

being with family is good medicine.

I want to thank my dear friend Carol G. for the voice mail

she left me wishing me a Happy Birthday and reminding me I was

" well on my way to becoming a primitive"

I would like to share with you a birthday message from the writings of

Emily Matthews

that my parents gave me today...

Words I can only aspire to.

If you can value truth

above approval,

and friendship over beauty, wealth or fame,

If you can share your gifts

and talents wisely,

leaving someone better off

than when you came,

If you find happiness

in simple pleasures and see the rainbow and not the rain,

If you have faith to keep right on believing

in miracles that no one can explain,

If you look until you see the good in others

and keep your spirit honest,true, and free,

Then you'll be, not just happy and successful,

but the woman only you

were meant to be.

Thank You, Mom and Dad

I Love You Both!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Have A Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

There was a package in the mail....

It's my prize from the TDIPT's Blog Giveaway.
I couldn't wait to get home and open it!
My prize is from
The Blackberry Briar The box smelled heavenly, and the stuff inside even better!
I won a candle, room spray and tarts.
The scent is Pumpkin Cheesecake.
I have the candle burning right now and it smells so yummy!
Thank you TDIPT's Group
Blackberry Briar

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

And just one more...

to our list of great vendors!
Kari Schuler of Honey Suckle Prims
" A Gathering In The Hall "
Is now filled to the brim !
" A Gathering In The Hall" I'm happy to announce we have added another great vendor to our list.
Olde Mill Primitives
If you're in the area please join us,
Saturday November 21,2009
166 E. Lisbon St.
For a complete list go to:

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I flipped....

Rooms that is.
The room pictured was my dinning room,
now it's my keeping room.
I was in the mood for change....
I'll post pictures of my new dinning room later.
Have fun looking.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cinnamon Berry Lane Primitives.....

Santa Blog Give Away....
Be sure to check out Cinnamon Berry Lane Primitives new
selling blog,
just leave a comment on her blog
be entered to win this wonderful Santa.
Add a post and a link on your site to be entered twice.
Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Won....

Oh my goodness! I'm one of the winners in the TDIPT Birthday Give Away.
I can't believe it. I've never won anything. I have no luck at all.
There could be an entire crate of eggs and I'd pick the carton with the broken egg.
I can't even get what I order at Mc's true.
I live by Murphy's Law.
Looks like my luck has changed!
Adios, Murphy
Thanks so much TDIPT group!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Random Ramblings

I have been trying to come up with an idea for a post, but I seem to be having a brain freeze today or perhaps I can blame it on menopause. That seems like a good excuse to me.
I can't think of anything particularly interesting to blog about.

It's been a rather slow day at the shop,mainly my regulars. I don't see them as customers anymore, but as friends. I look froward to their visits.

I thought I'd do some crafting, things were going great till my sewing machine decided to throw a fit....I wasn't in the mood to fight. We'll work out our differences later!

I rearranged my computer room AGAIN. I rearrange that room more than any room in the house. It just never feels right to me. I like it for now!

Our new kitty, Rodger is a piece of work. He is into and on everything. We plan to have him declawed as soon as he is old enough. There is a new method where they use laser, much more humane. Our daughter, Jennifer had her cat Emma done and there were no bandages and Emma was walking like nothing had ever happened.

I sure hope it warms up a bit for the little Ghost and Goblins. It's no fun wearing a coat over your costume!
I'll post some photos of our little Goblins later.

Are any of you Jon and Kate fans? I love the show. I'm sad to hear it has been canceled. I know Kate could be a bit of a nag, but I think Jon lost his mind! Kate always makes me laugh or cry, I'll miss the show.
Speaking of shows that I love, what ever happened to Paranormal State? I like the other ghost hunter shows, but that was my fave! I'd watch that then have to sleep with the light on...:)

October through December is party time in our family. We have eight birthdays during those months, five being in November.
Birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas= lots of good food!

So much for brain freeze, more like brain clutter!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Good morning blogging buddies!
It's a wet raw day here in Ohio,temps are in the upper 30's
this morning.
I snapped the picture below this morning, as you can see it's rather dark and dreary around here.

I'm going to freeze when I get to the shop to open.
The heats been off all week!
I wish I would have gotten up earlier and walked over and turned it on.
My shops only a few feet from my home, I guess I'm feeling lazy today.
Well buds I need to get motivated.
Hope you all have blessed day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree....

As I sit here in my cozy sweats and my fuzzy slippers
with my new kitty Rodger curled up on my lap and purring softy,
I can barely resist the urge to go up to my attic and bring down one of my
Christmas Trees . Yes, I said one of...
There's a small Forest up there,
different shapes, styles and sizes.
I usually have a tree in every room
of the house.
Has anyone else been
feeling like this?
Maybe it's been the mild summer we've had.
It felt like fall for most of the summer and though fall
is my favorite season I think I've had my fill.

Don't be surprise if you see Christmas come early
around my house.
Jingle bells....Chestnuts la la

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall is in the air and a busy week ahead...

Fall is in the air this weekend here in Ohio.
It's time to pull out the sweats and
curl up with a cup of something warm.
Crazy as it may sound, I love a cloudy warm fall day.
There's just something cozy about that type of day.
I'm in the mood to decorate outdoors.
I hope I can get a little more decorating done outside, but....

I have such a busy week ahead...
There's a trip to Cleveland Clinic...
I have to take my Father for his check up...
I'm taking my Mother for a consolation with an attorney,
she contemplating a lawsuit...
There's a trip to the dermatologist....
A meeting with the parade committee....

I'm getting tired just thinking about all that running!
I'm not sure I'll get much decorating accomplished.