Thursday, April 29, 2010


As some of you noticed, I've been away from blogging for the past month. I really needed to take a computer break and get a few things done around the home place.

For starters, I painted the kitchen and dining room a soft yellow/white and a gray/green on the trim. Our walls are cordwood and pine boards. I love the look of the boards, but they made the rooms really dark and we are getting to the age when we need a lot of light to see:) Now it is so much brighter in here. I'm thinking about doing the living room, too, but it is 'on hold' for right now, at least until I'm finished with the dining room.

Here are a few pictures of my country/farmhouse kitchen. As you can see, I like lots of 'stuff', LOL!

I decided to leave the ceiling unpainted. The pantry next to the refrigerator has been 'antiqued', but in the picture it just looks like it needs a good bath. So much for my great photography.

I've also been working outside. I planted quite a few tomato plants, some cucumbers (which are not looking too good, and some squash, also not looking good. I'll probably have to start over on those two.

I'm making a new herb bed that is still in progress.

And, I have about six doll bodies made up, but they are not 'decorated' yet, so their identity is still something I have to decide on. I make very grungy, prim dolls. I think that grunging them is my favorite part, LOL!
Have a great weekend!


  1. Everything looks great Rosemary, I love the antiqued pantry:)

  2. I LOVE your kitchen, so cozy and cute!! You did a great job, it looks very inviting, put the coffee on, I'll be right over! lol
    P.S. I found pineapple mint at Lowes for $1.98 so I got 4! :)

  3. It looks wonderful, Rose Mary.

    Good to see you back.

    Happy Weekend!

  4. So bright and cheery! I'll bring some cinnamon buns and be right over! :)
    Have a happy weekend, Rose Mary!

  5. You have a beautiful home! God bless you and thanks for sharing your kitchen with us...

  6. I love your color choices!! I also love that you kept the ceiling the way it was. Your house looks so pretty and country. Right up my alley!! Thanks for sharing the pics with us. : )

    ~ Wendy

  7. I want to see your grunge dolls. Your kitchen looks so pretty and bright. I love your open shelves too!

  8. I love stuff too. A friend came in yesterday and said you have lots of stuff. I had to chuckle because I do. I wish I could find an old breadbox like on your shelf. Keep looking. Are those green bowls Fiesta Ware? I like old things. I am glad you are back. Reallyt missed your blog.

  9. I love your kitchen! I made my old laundry room into a small kitchen type room. I put in it an old table, a Hoosier cabinet, churn etc, and lots of my old dishes. I love all your old dishes and stuff. Glad you're back!

  10. The paint job is great - something I need to do in mine as well. But first I have to take the wall paper off. :( I would feel right at home in your kitchen with all your "stuff." blessings, marlene