Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Oh glorious day! The sun is shining, I have the doorwall open with fresh air flowing into the house and everything is wonderful. Doesn't spring just renew the soul??? I even saw some little sprouts peeking out of the ground and the robins have arrived.
This morning I decided to take pictures of two colors, black and mustard. Come on in and sit a spell.
Let's start in the kitchen with a cup of coffee...
Rosie will be happy to help take you on a tour.
I didn't grind our coffee beans, but wouldn't it be fun to use this old grinder?
Oops, forgot to set the treats out on the hoosier.
These wax eggs and bunnies don't weigh that much.
This old mustard island is so handy, we could set the treats there too.
The old beadboard cupboard holds lots of dishes. Rosie's dishes are in an old drawer on the floor.
A B C in black and mustard.
This grungy towel is hung on the side of the island with a pocket to hold a wooden spoon with a little flax.
And black appliances, of course.
Can you even imagine trying to make your own butter?
Old black suitcases are great storage - especially for pictures.

Come on in to our sitting area and let's sip our coffee and talk.
We can sit across from our new fireplace - just got it set up last night and I LOVE it!!!
The mantel is a great place for keepsakes and old socks and baby shoes. The whisk brooms were my Dad's, the metal toy was my mom's from the 1920's, and the books were my grandparent's.
When we got the fireplace set up last night, Rosie laid down in front of the "fire" and we were in hysterics!
This long skinny pillow with black stars will help rest your back.
Large penny rug covering the seat of the other wingback.
This arrowhead collection was found on my relatives farm years and years ago. What a treasure!
The black pillow with the "penny" basket was made for me by my friend Connie many years ago and is still one of my favorites.
Come on into the living room.
Let me turn the light on.
You can either set on the couch or
in the chair.
This old black trunk has been in the family for many years and makes a great place for our t.v.
This old chairback/shelf has been moved many times.

Nothing says prim like old feedsacks.
Here's where I set while we're talking. My little corner of our sitting area. It's so much cozier now that we have a fireplace!
And my little grandchildren are always there to make me smile.

Would you rather come into the dining area? The chalkboard is the back of the island I showed you earlier.
I love old black silouettes!
How about black shutters and a black bunny?
Of course we had to have black chairs around our table.
The black dolls hide in the bedroom. They're afraid to come out!
This is one my son got for me many years ago. I couldn't believe it, but I was so excited that he did that for me.
Black and white army picture with my dad in it.
Our Gannon spent the night on Saturday night. Rosie is a buddy to all the kids.
Hope you enjoyed our coffee time and that you'll come back soon. Maybe next time we can set outside and enjoy the sunshine. Have any of you started working in your gardens yet? I can't wait!!!
Oh boy, Thursday afternoon we are leaving for Columbus to the trade shows. My hubby is going with me this time - the first time ever. I'm so excited to get lots of new goodies for the shop, but most of all, I think Karen (My Colonial Home) and I are finally going to have a chance to meet. I'm so looking forward to it.
Well girls, enjoy the sunshine and I hope you have a glorious day!
Until next time...


  1. Hi, Dawn ~
    Isn't this weather amazing? We have no snow up north either except for banks from plowing ~ I've never seen anything like it.
    Loved your tour & thanks for the coffee & treats (i'm sipping coffee right now). You have some beautiful cupboards & prims. Thanks for sharing.
    Email me when you are planning a trip to the little house.

  2. Hi Dawn!....what a great bunch of pics!....thanks for sharing!


  3. I just love it when you spoil us with a lot of pictures! Everything looks awesome!

  4. Have fun at the show. I would love to go to it sometime. Our sunshine is to hit on Thursday! Then rain and snow on Friday and Saturday. But, I'll take one sunny day over none! I saw a quote that said,
    No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland
    Love all the pic's and your mustard cupboard is wonderful!

  5. wow-- I loved the tour-- your home is awesome!

  6. I love your black and mustard items. Black is quickly becoming one of my favorite colors. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday! ~Dan~