Friday, January 28, 2011

A cheery surprise, and some vintage farmhouse pieces.

Hello blogging friends.
There was a surprise on the porch yesterday afternoon.  Sweet Sue @Rue-Mouffetard sent this cheery package. There's tea, shortbread cookies, a fun mug, and a wonderful card.
The people in blogland are truly amazing!!!
Thank you for thinking of me Sue!!!!
 While recovering from surgery, I got a little bored. I decided to re-hang(actually Mr. Lakehouse hung the rack for me) the pot rack, and dig out a few of my vintage farmhouse pieces.  I've always had a vintage farmhouse kitchen. After painting last spring, I put away a lot of the pieces I had hanging around.

 The blue farm bowls, and rolling pins have always been a favorite for me.  The bakers table was a piece that was left-over from my shop. I just couldn't part with it...especially love the tin surface.
It gave me a  spot for one of the seedbags found while shopping with Laurie, from Heaven's Walk, at the antique market last summer.

 I've been a clutter-bug forever...having "stuff" everywhere is a normal thing for me.  I love the clean look of the white cupboards, but keeping things put away just isn't me. So out came all the vintage shakers, graters, pans, measuring cups, etc.

I'll probably get bored with this by summer..but for now..I'm lovin' it!
I hope you have had a fun day...bringing out some old favorites, or putting a few things away for awhile.
Time for a little nap.
Love to you all!


  1. You must be feeling better!!!!
    I like the blue bowls and the nice rolling pin collection.


  2. Hello Debbie!!
    How are you feeling today?
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment I am loving my new craft area!!!
    Hope your day is wonderful!!!

  3. I am so glad to see you feeling better each day Debbie. What a lovely surprise. Love the rack...looks great, and so organized now!

  4. Oh- I am so glad to see you up and about and putzing! I am glad to see you hauling out some stuff that makes you feel happy...cuz that is what life is about...the little things that make us happy. I do the same thing...pack things away and then kind of miss them afer awhile. I think we may pack some stuff up for quite a while as we are thinking about selling come Spring. We'll see but that is kind of what our intentions are right now.

    Love, love, love those blue bowls. I gave all my blue to my daughter but now wish I had kept a bit of it for myself...and I have a couple of the old yellow ware bowls still.

    Back to work- break is over-Have a great afternoon! Hugs- Diana

  5. Tweeking is a sure fire sign of getting better! I am so glad to see you reaaranging things and shaking it up a bit. (In between naps, of course)
    I left you a comment earlier on getting your thank you card.
    Surround yourself with things and people that make you smile. It will make the time pass faster and you will heal faster, too. Just keep your pillow close for all the laughter that will fill your home in the days to come.
    Behave yourself- Tete

  6. It is fun to change things up--and it is fun to look at old things . They seem to conjure up memories or ideas from the past and bring happy thoughts to mind.

    Hope you gain strength as the days pass!

  7. I love your blue bowls and so glad you feel like sorting the stuff. I love a lot of stuff too!

  8. So happy to see you post! Love those bowls and the rolling pins!!!

  9. You really are feeling better. So glad you have that help there. Your kitchen is a treasure. Take care and rest! Sending Lots of Love and Hugs your way!

  10. The baker's table is so cool, I'd love that! What a fun surprise from Sue-enjoy:@)

  11. Hope you are feeling much better, Debbie! It's great to see you post. I love the sweet gift from Sue...the generosity in Blogland never ceases to amaze me.

    I love all of your farmhouse pieces...the rolling pins and bowls. The table is I wish I had room for one of those and a pot rack in my kitchen! We are so alike, clutterbugs. I try to keep my kitchen simple and it lasts about 5 minutes! lol!

    Have a happy weekend, sweetie!


  12. I enjoyed looking at your vintage items especially the blue bowls. Lovely.

  13. What a great gift! And a sweet friend, too! It is so good the see you back here, by the way! I am in love with your wonderful mixing bowls, and that stand is just so cool! And I love vintage rolling pins, just think of the stories they could tell!!

  14. Hi...I love your kitchen..the big blue bowl.. but my favorite is the pot rack...I could not cook if it wasn't for my pot neighbor always tells me how over filled it is but I love it!...One night at 4:00 A.M. we heard a huge crash and I thought for sure it finally had given way...But no it was our ceiling fan that fell from the ceiling...So the pot rack remains filled to the brim....I will have to e-mail you a picture so when you think you have too much stuff... you can see that you can never have to much stuff!!

  15. I love all your goodies that you put back out!! I love having a farmhouse feel in the reminds of the one my grandma had.

  16. Hi Debbie Sweetie...
    I am so tickled to see you up and about. I am new to your blog. I have read about you all over the place and wanted to pop in and say hello. I am Country Wings in Phoenix.

    You sweet friend have been in my prayers. I have been praising God for the wonderful news you have shared about your health. It does make you see things in a new light doesn't it? We do learn to slow down and take time to smell the flowers.

    I love your kitchen and that baker's table is exquisite. I can see why you treasure it so. It's the little things that make us smile each morning when we walk through our homes.

    Thank you for the beautiful share today. Again, I am so thrilled to meet you. I hope you will pop by one day and say hello. I too, would love to have you follow my blog. I would love to make you smile a few times each week. I love sharing and meeting new friends. Many country hugs sweet friend, Sherry

  17. Floofing and fluffing is such a good sign, Debbie! It does mean that you must be feeling so much better. ♥ I love the idea that you're getting some of your farmhouse wares out to mingle with the beachy feel of your home. I think the two go together just perfectly! And I'm SURE you're aware that I'm totally jealous of that awesome bakers table, sis! lol! Continue to heal and I will continue to thank God for you. :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. It's so good to see that you're feeling better. You've got the worst behind you.

    I love your rolling pin collection and pot rack display. I was just telling Mr.V this morning I want to hang a pot rack over the island. All I got was a roll of the eyes but I'm not through yet :)
    Hugs an prayers, Annette


  20. YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY Thank you God for the good reports. Peeked in just to check on you. Been keeping up via Laurie. I am thrilled and so happy for you. Made me bawl I was so overwhelmed to read the great news. And so glad your spirit is picking up enough to do some feathering in the nest! rah! Hugs to you bloggy sister. I will continue to pray for total healing...xo

  21. Everything looks wonderful! I'm the same way..I put things away, and then out they come! I just love all my little treasures...glad to see you are blogging again!

  22. I just love all those bowls. I've had a thing for bowls lately and the colors are beautiful. I love the table too. I don't think I'd part with that either. The metal top is fantastic!

  23. So fun to pull things back out from storage and fall in love with them all over again:)
    Love your rolling pins Debbie, they remind me of my grandmothers kitchen~ sweet memories:)

  24. Hi Debbie!
    So fun to see a comment from you! That means you are feeling better for sure...I'm so happy for you!!!
    I had a pink bedroom as a little girl and begged to change it as I got a little blue! All my life I never liked pink until recently and I can't belive it! Funny how we change out tastes as we get older.
    So glad you are back!!!
    xoxo Faye

  25. You must be feeling better to want to re-arrange things-I'm so happy to hear it! Love the vintage farm items!