Thursday, July 7, 2016

Around the house at Penpen's

Summer is upon us and it is hot in eastern NC.  Our garden was pretty much a flop this year, although we did eat squash 3 times.  We've learned that the garden must be planted away from the dogs.  Sweet Pea helped herself to our cucumbers and the few tomatoes that she could reach.  We are already planning for next year's garden.

One of the good things about not having a job, is being able to visit thrift stores on a regular basis.  I've been finding some really cute things to decorate our new house. 

Here's a look at our foyer area.  The table is our former tv table, which will do for now.  Of course,  I'm on the lookout for just the right piece to go there.  The little dogs are vintage figurines that my parents gifted to my grandparents many years ago.  It makes me happy to have them at my house now.  The tree, the white angel arch, and the crochet balls are more thrifting goodness.

These are future projects.  I just love the cow with the tiny head.

This entire grouping came from thrift stores.  The magnetic strip is a knife holder that the former owners left here.  We couldn't figure how to take it down.  Hopefully there will be tile on the backsplash soon.

I managed to complete little Raegan's quilt just in time for her first birthday.

The front of her little quilt.

The back side; I just love the feminine floral fabric. 

The label handwritten and embroidered by me.  :)

I wanted to share with you my beautiful Mother's Day gift from Will and Ashley.  This is my mama's handwriting from a note she had written to me years ago.  I smile when I remember how much she loved us.  It's been almost a year since my sweet mama left us for her Heavenly home.  I miss her each and every day, but I know I will see her again very soon! 


sunny said...

Looking nice around the house! Your little quilt is gorgeous, and I'm sure it will be very loved. I have a couple of that style bracelet, but how special is yours!?! I didn't know that you could have them specially made. What a treasure.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's funny about Sweet Pea eating your veggies. Your Mother's Day gift is lovely. Oh my, the quilt is gorgeous!

Design Originals by KC said...

Hey Penny! I love all your decore items... we love to thrift shop too! :)
I love the baby quilt and the label is just simply precious !!! I hope it is treasured forever. Thanks for sharing :) Kathi

Debbie J said...

Hi Penny! Love all your thrift store finds. I love that Cow Picture too. Your mother's day gift is precious! I have a card with Mama's "Love You Debbie" on it that I want to get transferred to a bracelet or necklace some day.

The quilt is precious, especially the label.

Your house is great. You are doing such a good job decorating it. Enjoy your time at home.

Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, mercy, that quilt is adorable. I love thrift stores, too, but don't visit them as much as I'd like since so many are a way to drive for me. As for not working, I love it, too. I haven't worked in 10 years, this month, and it's been a time for me to grow closer to the Lord. The money isn't there, but He provides! For our daughter's birthday last year, she wanted a bracelet with her name in my handwriting. I was so honored. I want one that's my Mamaw's handwriting. Oh, how I loved my Mamaw! HOPE you have a wonderful day, sweet Lady.

Karen said...

I agree with you about the cow with the tiny head. How very interesting and very folk art in style.

Mary L. Briggs said...

Our garden has pretty much been a bust, too. I'm hoping for better next year! Love all your thrift finds. That quilt you made is so cute. And your Mother's Day gift is so nice!