Monday, November 24, 2014

One’s Perspective

I love snow… its beauty, the tranquility it brings and the melting potential to fill the creeks and rivers.
But I must admit what has just occurred 30 miles south of me in Buffalo NY. is downright deadly.

As soon as the first snowflakes fall I hear the complaints of the cold, how long the Winter will be and when will it ever end…

Perhaps these souls should take a cue from my daughter’s new kitten Oliver and go into hibernation mode…

I on the other hand shall enjoy it, even though it must be shoveled, respect it as it covers the streets and highways and be grateful of its breathtaking sparkle.


Sunday, November 9, 2014


Along the wayside lies many an abandoned home…
Still standing after decades of neglect almost as a tribute to its former occupants. Defying the passage of time bearing witness to a former glory…

I’m intrigued, perhaps mesmerized by their long forgotten history. Do the echoes of children’s laughter still fill the hall. Does the smell of fresh baked bread and woodsmoke permeate the kitchen.
Does the laundry still flap in the breeze on the clothesline out back…

Whatever the history that lies within this now empty shell I’m sure there were babes born here, lasses wed here and grandparents that died here amongst its many secrets…

So next time you come across such a place in your travels, stop for just a moment and listen…it may be history whispering back…

Pics taken along the road from Ontario to Alberta, Canada.

Monday, October 13, 2014

How Do You Measure Success

Let me count the ways…

Our barn sale was greeted by a clear blue sky, dotted by cotton ball clouds. The temperature was a perfect Fall day.

The crowd was good and quite a few sales…

But most of all it was a day spent with wonderful friends.

A special thank you to Barbara, Nancy, Nella, Marty and Valda. And my deepest gratitude to Mr. & Mrs. High for granting the use of their historic property...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This Saturday


The guys and gals want to remind you to follow them to the barn sale.
Details below.

See you there!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Barn Sale

Saturday October 11
9:00am - 3:00pm
2848 King St. Jordan, Ontario
 (Old Hwy. # 8 right across from the former Jordan Public School)


Farmhouse Primitives

Vintage Treasures

Handmade Lovelies

Please join us on this beautiful October weekend. 
Rain date to be determined.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Do you ever contemplate that perhaps your soul has come from a distant past and the passions that you share were held captive from centuries ago?

I often wondered if I lived amongst the Bronte sisters lured by the sullen mists that crossed the moors…

Did I dwell in a tiny stone cottage where my very existence was gathered from the gardens and fields that surrounded it…

Were there roses that climbed along the paths I travelled? Berries picked from the hedgerows so tempting it was difficult to return to home without sampling a few from the basket…

Then on the other hand maybe I should stop daydreaming and return to the task at hand and continue cutting the 1/2 bushel of peaches that await the hot jars and carry on…

What do you daydream about?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Nature’s Anticipation

The shadows linger longer in the morning and the dew is heavy on the well trodden path leading to the garden…
Most of the jam and pickle making has been accomplished, with still tomatoes for sauce ripening on the vines.

Yes there is  a month on the calendar left in Summer with plenty of humid days but as the nights become cooler and the daylight disappearing fractionally sooner Nature has begun her gentle transition to Autumn.

It being my favourite season I anticipate its arrival with pleasure… I’ve a barn sale in October to organize so there are goodies to collect from storage. Plenty of Fall sewing projects I’m playing with
help to pass the time.

I do hope that you are enjoying these bountiful, warm days but like me look forward to the season which lies ahead…

Till next time...