My Alpine Home

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Welcome Home Hoosier Honey!

Hello my friends.  You know me, I had to get in one more decorating post before heading to Spain.

I have had this honey of a Hoosier Cabinet for years.  When we moved into our home in Alpine it really didn’t fit in with the d├ęcor.

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It has remained at our previous home for the last 3 1/2 years.  Our son bought the home so he had the honors of storing it for us.

Last weekend we brought her home.  I swear I saw a smile on her face.  Yes, I do think furniture have feelings.  lol!  I loved her as she was, but the oak just wasn’t going to cut it with our flooring.

After much consideration I decided to give her a coat of Antique white chalk paint.  I have a hard time painting pieces that are nice wood.

Here she is with her new look.  What do you think?

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I quickly pulled out some of my old kitchen goodies and filled her up.  I’m sure it will get a little tweaking now and then.

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Most everything is yard, estate, or thrift sale finds.  My sweet cherry cake holder was a give away win from Cindy at Old Time Farmhouse

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I also bought the fan from Cindy.

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I’m really loving her new look!

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Even my Hoosier was found at a yard sale.  I remember not too long after we had moved into our Highland home I was on my way to a boutique.  Along the way I passed a yard sale that had antiques.  I spied this beauty and wanted her so bad.  She was $350.  I remember being so worried about buying her.  Hubby was gone hunting and I couldn’t talk to him to see if he thought it was o.k.  Remember, this was before the days of cell phones.  $350 was a good price, but that was a lot of money to a mother of 5 small children.  I just had to go with my gut.  I knew I would be so sad if I didn’t take her home.  All was well, hubby returned home and was very understanding.

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It’s a purchase I’ve never regretted.  Even though I couldn’t use her for a few years.  She looks right at home in our basement farmhouse kitchen, don’t you agree?

hugs,

Jann

p.s. I want to thank Kerryanne  for featuring my  New Creative Space at Shabbilicious Friday and Jody and Stan for featuring the same post at  Simple and Sweet Fridays.  Also thanks to  Laura from Sunday View for featuring my Lilacs & Silver post.  It always makes my day! 

I will be joining these fun parties:

Common Ground for Be Inspired

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Sunny in Tucson for The Blog Post Office

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

Country Whites Weekend

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Share Your Cup Thursday #60

Hello my friends and welcome to Share Your Cup.  The party where you share what ever it is in life that makes you happy.

I am happy, happy, happy because our basement is almost completely finished.  We got carpet yesterday.  Just a few paint touch-ups and minor finishing.

The sad news (sad, but good) is that hubby and I are heading to Spain for two weeks so the decorating has to be put on hold.  Our youngest daughter is there and we miss her and her hubby so much!

Because of that Share Your Cup will be taking a 2 week vacation.

It will return on June 19th. I hope you will come back and party then!

Oh, but don’t forget to come visit.  I have 4 wonderful posts lined up for you.  Two home and two garden tours that you won’t want to miss!  My friends have graciously agreed to let me share them with you.   The first one will be posted on Sunday, June 2nd.  I will miss visiting everyone and will have a lot of catching up to do when I get home.

Now for some fab features from last week:

Diane from Lavender Dreamers shared this darling pillow made from a table runner.  No sewing required. 

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Ann from A Sentimental Life shared a fun story about how this Hoosier made it’s way back home to 1515.

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Bj from Sweet Nothings found some B&W pillows at a thrift store that were ‘made to be’ in her room.

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Laura from Sunday View created a cute vignette with vintage mason jars.  She has a new link party.  She would love for you to share your vintage items. Check it out on Sunday.

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Jeanette from Creating a Life Now showed us how to add vintage charm to our kitchens.   She also took us on a country tour on her way to  Picking Lilacs.  I loved both posts!

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Winnie  from Winnish creates amazing things weekly.  Just look at this cake roll.  She says it’s easy but just takes time and patience.  Hmmmm!

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Thanks so much for sharing with SYC.  Please grab my button if you were featured.

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A few rules and then let the fun begin!

1. I would love for you to be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.
2. Link up a particular post and not your entire blog. Please limit your links to no more than three.
3. Please have a link back to this post. That way others will know where the party is. Feel free to grab my button on the sidebar if you’d like. Only those with a link back will be featured.
4. Please find time to visit at least two other participants. It’s a great way to find new friends.

After you link up please come back and leave a comment. They help to fill my cup

 

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Peters in the Garden!

Do you see him?  Looks like he’s brought along his little sister.  Silly rabbits think they can hide behind the tomato cages.

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Of course his favorite spot is among the Butter Crunch lettuce.

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I’m surprised he hasn’t noticed these rows of leaf lettuce and radishes.

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Oh no, he seems to be looking this way.

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Hubby put this small garden area in for me last year and I have loved it.  My peppers and squash are planted back by the fire pit.

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The cabbages are planted a ways away or surely he would have nibbled them.

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I’ve tucked four hills of pumpkins in between my back row of roses.  Not sure how it will work out, but thought it might be kind of fun.  Do rabbits like pumpkins?

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He ought to try muchin on these chives.  That would give him some onion breath.

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Good thing that the carrots are so slow and that you can barely see a hint of green.  Other wise I’m sure I’d be askin?  What’s up Doc?

Have you had any critters munchin on your garden lately?

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Fishtail Cottage for Garden Party

Monday, May 27, 2013

From My Front Porch to Yours. . .Happy Memorial Day!


Honoring those who fought and died to preserve the freedoms of this country
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our loved ones that have passed on.
You will forever be in our hearts and memories!
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We burn a light in your honor!
Happy Memorial Day!
hugs,
Jann
 
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Continuous Color. . .

Happy Sunday my friends.  Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial weekend!  Each day as I stroll the gardens I am reminded of why I love perennials so much.

If you plan it right, you will find that you have continuous color.  I am always a bit sad as one bloom fades, but at the same time I am filled with delight as the new ones unfurl.

I thought I would share what new surprises are in the garden this week.

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Every Memorial Day weekend the Iris put on a show.  Must be why a lot of people call them ‘flags’.  These old fashioned flowers were one of my sweet mothers favorites.  Of course, this makes me love them too!

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                             Columbine

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                                                    Jupiters Beard

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                              Mtn. Bluet (perennial Bachelor's Button)

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                                           Sweet Rocket

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                                                   Candy Tuft

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New trailers take debut among the rocks.  Little Petite and yellow Ice Plant

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                                                         daisy

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                                       Sea Thrift       

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                                       first sight of my white Poppy

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Remember not only do you want to choose perennials that will give you continuous color, but also your bushes and trees.

This red Honeysuckle was just planted last year.  Starting to grow nicely.

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The leaves of my tri-color Beech unfurled just as the Crabapple, Pear, and Redbud blooms faded.  A few bushes that have taken center stage after Forsythia, Flowering Almond, and Quince are Lilacs, Bridal Wreath, and Snowball.

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I love pops of white in the garden!

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I hope you enjoyed a peek at this week in the garden.  The next group of perennials that will bloom are probably my most favorite.

My vegetable garden is flourishing and we are now munching on radishes and lettuce.  I’ll share that in another post.

Hugs,

Jann

p.s.  I want to give a big country ‘thanks’ to Cindy and Dru for featuring my post  A Sneak Peek of My Farmhouse Style as one of the top 6 viewed at this months Country Whites Weeked.

I will be joining these fun parties:

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Sunny Simple Sunday

Vintage View Sunday

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Fishtail Cottage for Garden Party