Friday, March 12, 2010

Glimses of Home: I'm re-posting this one for a linky participation.

Glimses of Home means a lot of things to me: favorite things (translate-junk shop finds), family, faith, serving the Lord, comfort on every level, educating yourself and your children....so many things. I think we'll just have to have some pictures. I'm participating in a linky today. It's being hosted by Chatting at the Sky. I've been perusing decorating blogs a lot. Let me tell ya, there's a lot of ideas to be collected out there. It makes me laugh at some of these lifestyle shows on TV. There is so much more creativity on the blogosphere, c'mon! I'm finding ladies doing wonderful things in their homes (like making drapes from dropclothes-going to hardware store right now-) and moms with hefty convictions about life and serving Jesus. And most of them are very good at home making and decorating. It's been refreshing. So, from several days ago......my original post was: coffee from a new cup....................... .....that sounded almost philosophical....hope you're not disappointed. I found three new coffee cups at the G_ _ _ _ _ l l yesterday. They are so thick and lovely....and white.....and old...and heavy. love em'. I decided I'd post about my new finds, but while I was in the kitchen I just kept taking pictures of stuff in my kitchen. So here's some of my junk! and a look at how I decorate. I didn't want to take a picture of just one coffee cup and upload it and post, it seemed silly to do that.
I also found this neat bowl, I thought it would fit right in with all my favorite glazed things.

and here's my funny holy water nook thingy by the stove. my clock needs a new battery, it has been 9 after 8 for several days now, all day!


I had to zero in on this yummy peanut oil that I've gone without for so long. It makes the most delicious popcorn! Great for stir-fry too, you wouldn't think it would make a difference, but it does.
a cookbook brought to me from a friend, aren't the colors great? a little blurry here.
up on top the cookbook shelves, more favorite things

I love glazed pottery and ceramics like this. Yes, from a thrift store also.

some hand made artwork, I'm funny that way. I end up enjoying our art projects more than the kids. This camera really stinks with the close ups. It doesn't focus very well.
an old game lid, you can decorate with the oddest things you know. I asked one of my boys to make the holder out of a coat hanger, works like a charm. Those things cost money you know. Yeah, my big decorating tip of the day! *laughs*

some favorite things, I'm looking at this picture and thinking everything here is thrifted except the shelf, and hubby made that. He's so talented, he can do almost anything. Bulk spices, a must.
The whole scene.

There are some delicious sounding recipes in this book, but easy is not what comes to mind when I read about flaky bacon and cheddar crust. I thought "casserole" and "easy" were married. I'll get to them one day though, I'm sure of it. For now, it does look nice on the wall and I'm thinking of hanging my lettuce bowl near by.

I kind of have a thing about putting cookbooks (all books, really) and plates on the wall. I have no idea if this is a good cookbook, but it looks good on THAT wall with THOSE plates!

"THE FRIEND MAKER"

Love this toaster too, it was price-y but I went through 3 $35 ones in two years and I had had enough of that. This one has been serving us pretty well for about four years now.


I love color. The rooster plate was a find at a department store; it was hard to pick just one. The orange chip/dip platter and disc pitcher are new Fiesta ware. The aqua pitcher is McCoy. (a second hand find) On the other side is an odd transfer picture but I ignore that. I bought it strictly for the color! And then again here are my newly thrifted coffee mugs. So glad to have three extra mugs, come over for some latte'.


these are my salad servers....from Africa....hand made by a real native African-in Africa! I think they were actually purchased on the side of the road from a craftsman peddling them. Sometime I'll have to show our collection of hand carved wooden things from Africa, I love them.


oh, and here is some salmon spread that we tried and I never got around to posting about it. It is a copycat recipe of a Famous Dave's restaurant appetizer. Go HERE to read more and there is a link to the recipe.


and then there's Hank, he's always there close by. He does everything with us. The day before this picture was taken he ate part of a pan of brownies while we were out. I don't think he was feeling very well. That'll teach him. Then again, that wasn't his first run-in with a pan of brownies!
Just a little addition_I don't take enough pictures of people. Blogging has done that to me. I'm going to change that.



















4 comments:

Alisha said...

I LOVE GOING TO JUNK STORES, IT MAKES ME WANT TO GO RITE NOW. THOSE MASON JARS ARE AWESOME, AND I LOVE ALL YOUR PICS. MORE, PLEASE! LOVE IT. IVE GOT TO SHOW YOU THESE OLD PICTURES I FOUND AT A JUNK STORE FOR 2 BUCKS, THEY ARE AWESOME, WHEN I GET A CAMRA (MARCH 20TH) :) I WILL POST MY FINDS...

Dale said...

Your house is so fun and interesting! I love how you decorate with "ordinary" stuff and make it look so trendy. Cookbooks on the wall? That's brilliant!

Becolorful said...

loving those dark brown kitchen walls. Bold move and I love color but it is really working here.
Pam @ Becolorful

melissa said...

very fun stuff! and can i please have a latte...you just send it on through your linky right to my house. i might have to go out and get one now, just because yours looked so delic!!!