Did you know that there are odd beliefs about doors? Most seem to involve entering and leaving through the front door of the house. Always enter and leave by the same door.
It seems an odd thing to me and I can't help but wonder where people got the idea about the doors they were entering and leaving and how this affected their 'luck'. I'm still researching this question. Does anyone know?
1. If you are moving to a new house, the first time you enter it must be through the front door.
2. A wedding couple should only enter a house by the front door.
3. The front door of a bride's house must not be closed while she is at the church getting married. (Does anybody leave their door unlocked these days?)
4. Letting the foot of the bed face a doorway causes bad luck.
5. Nailing a horseshoe on a door will bring good luck--just make sure it's nailed up in the shape of a U to keep your luck from 'falling out'!
6. Having a blackcat greet you at your door is good luck! (At last, something nice about cats, LOL).
7. If a spider builds a web across your front door, you are going to have company!
Have a wonderful day~and make sure youuse the front door!
It's a beautiful Monday here in the mountains. The air is a little muggy from all the rain, but the sunshine is wonderful! I am baking bread this morning and I also got together a couple of bags of clothes for the charity shop.
I thought I'd share a picture of our little kitty cabin. My husband made this for the cats to sleep inside of in the winter. It has two stories in it for the cats to share. There is a light bulb underneath to heat it when it's really cold. Our oldest daughter painted it to match the cabin!
And while the cats like it and will get inside when it's extremely cold~it is really the favorite of the chickens for laying their eggs! Right now, our little red hen is setting on her clutch of eggs~which has made the rest of the hens mad. It doesn't stop them, though--they just climb in and lay their eggs on top of her! We try to get the 'new' eggs out periodically through the day, LOL!
Hubby is going to build a couple more of these to put out in the yard and hopefully, the hens will use them, instead of the cat's cabin!
I'm still working on my little bag of dolls, but thought I'd post a picture of some of my older primitive, grungy dolls.
The small doll in front on the left was made by my daughter, as well as the grungy little kitty with the rusty wire whiskers. I made the two black sock dolls and the Clara Barton doll, as well as the little patriotic shelf sitter type doll.
My Saturday Smile is George in the kitchen window. She loves to sleep in this deep window sill and it is the perfect perch for watching birds when she is awake!
Thank you all for welcoming me back to blogging. I missed all of you!
And thank you all for your sweet comments about my kitchen. Sue wants to come for coffee and Zuzu says she will bring cinnamon buns (yum!). I think it would be so fun if we all really could get together for coffee. I'd perk some up for all of us in my old Farberware Superfast percolator. I use it everyday and love the way the coffee tastes.
To answer some of your specific questions~Carmen C., all my fur babies are doing very well and you'll be seeing pictures of them pretty soon-probably more than you might want to, LOL!
Lea, the bowls in my kitchen are Jadite. I love Fiesta ware, too, but don't have any. If you keep looking at thrift stores and yard sales, I'm sure you'll find a bread box that you like. I have 5 of them and love to use them on my shelves. They are great to store even more 'stuff' in, LOL!
Penny~I promise I'll show my grungy little dolls when I get them finished. They are all just stuffed in a bag right now, but maybe I'll get to work on them this weekend.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and do something you love.
My name is Mary L. Briggs (a.k.a. Rose Mary).I am a Christian wife of 24 years to a wonderful husband and mom to two grown daughters. We live in the mountains, in a cordwood cabin that we built ourselves--with a lot of help from family. It was a hard six year job, but we are very happy with the results. I love keeping my home and working on being the wife and mom that God wants me to be. I enjoy reading, crafting, quilting, herb gardening, writing, and cooking.