Friday, July 31, 2009

The Ole' Front Porch

Three lanterns all in a row.
My husbands favorite spot to sit and watch the world go by.

I love this old chair...great paint!

Spinning wheel and jugs

Perfect place to relax with a good book,preferably full of primitive homes.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just a side note....

I would like to say that I do not believe that when my photos were copied and used that the poster did so with ill intent.
In fairness to the poster, she did say she loved the room in general. I just wouldn't use anther's photo's with out permission, and I most definitely wouldn't add a negative comment...but, that's just me!

Not Sure I Like It .....

A friend told me that she saw a couple pictures from my web site on some one's blog spot.
I went there, and sure enough there they were. Somebody had copied a picture of my keeping room and my friend Carol's dinning room.
Crazy as it may sound I feel a bit violated. Comments made on my keeping room were some what critical.
Seems they don't like my" bench", it's actually a church pew from the early 1800's.
I guess when I post a photo I don't consider the fact it can be copied, used by other's and dissected!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I Think I Found My Niche

I love taking pictures. I've always had an artistic/creative side. An eye for detail. I remember as a preteen one of my favorite things to do was clean and rearrange my friend's bedrooms.
My posters of Donny Osmond always had to be perfectly arranged...Yes, I loved Donny!
I'm getting off track here!
When I take pictures, it's more about capturing a mood, especially with indoor shots.
I love the way the sunshine's through the window creating shadows and a clam stillness.
So, since I have discovered this new passion of mine I'm sure I'll be posting lots of photos.
Hope you like them as much as I enjoy taking them.


My Painted Pony...dated 1863
Make -Do Wing Chair

Kitchen Mantel

Plantation Desk

Dinning Room

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cookies and Cake...Oh My !!

Look what's coming to The Keepingroom tomorrow,
Peanut Butter Cookies dipped in Chocolate
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

and more!

All I Want ......

I guess we know what's on my Grandson Ethan's Christmas list!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

In my widow

Salt glazed crocks, in my kitchen window.

Good Morning !!

I'm starting to feel like the weather Man with all my post commenting on the weather, but my gosh the weather here in our "neck of the woods" ... let me give give props to Mr Scott...Thanks Willard ...couldn't be better.
It has just been absolutely BEAUTIFUL this skies, sunshine, temps in the 70's, and just enough rain to keep things green...heavenly!
Now, I must say I do think my tomatoes and hot peppers would prefer some hotter more humid days....they'll get over it.
I,along with my hair are happy as larks!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Im in a picture takin' mood

Farm table,
shaker chair,
and bowls

1800's corner cupboard

Living room corner

Bucket Bench with trencher and buckets

Monday, July 13, 2009

Need Cake?

My daughter Jennifer is a wonderful baker.
She has been making cakes for family and friends for years.
Over the years she has made dozen upon dozen of cookies for family, friends and co-workers.
She has decided to start a home based business called Butter N' Flour...I just love that name!
She bakes using only the best ingredients...real butter and vanilla.
She does wonderful cakes in fondant with beautiful cookies and cupcakes that coordinate with her cakes.
Her photo gallery isn't large, she only recently started photographing her cakes.
So, next time you're in need of a sweet treat give Jennifer some consideration....I don't think you'll be disapointed!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

In The Spirit Of Friends Show

I am so excited!

The Keepingroom has been ask to join the

In The Spirit Of Friends Show

The show is a gathering of

Primitive Antiques,

Folk Art and Hand Dids

It will be held at

Historic Malabar Farm



Sat. Sept. 19th 10-4

Early American Life

will also be there.

This should be a great show,

I hope to see all my friends there

and to make a few new ones as well.

I know I can't wait!

Good Moring Everyone,

It's a beautiful crisp moring here in

our little Ohio Burg.

We've been having a pretty mild summer,

and I'm not complaining.

I love it!

Warm days and cool nights,

almost like fall...

My favorite season.

A season that seems to fly by.

Unlike winter that seems to drag on and on.

Don't get me wrong, there are a few good things about winter.

Like....Umm...Well....Christmas is in winter,

and the look of newly fallen snow in the moonlight is


Ok....I'm rambling.

Oh, it's such a lovely day!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Living Room

I woke early this moring feeling pretty darn good. I thought,maybe I should do some teasure hunting.

I decide to head to my favorite flea market. I left home at the crack of dawn...the birds were still sleeping.

I made the trip in record time.....not one red light....even the one that always seems to get me ....didn't.

So, far my day was looking good......Well, the flea market wasn't

Seems every one decided to stay home and sleep like the birds. I was there, so I might as well look.

I walked and walked....good exercise., and evercise was all I got.

Well, I did get this huge cranberry nut muffin and a coffee.....good thing I walked and walked!

Friday, July 10, 2009

More Shots

Basket of Gourds

I Love Bittersweet!

Kitchen Table

I thought I'd Snap A Few Shots

Rocker * Drysink * Buckets

Gourds on Cupboard Door

Dinning Room Table

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I just joined Blogger

II Just started my Blogger account. I have a web site, but thought joining Blogger would be a way to connect with even more Prim lovers.