December 26, 2012

The Prayer of a Child

After Christmas dinner yesterday,
two year old Jeremiah asked
for another cookie; and was told by
his mother to ask a Blessing over his cookie,
Jeremiah bowed his little head and said,
" Thank you Jesus, cookie eat."
Such a simple little prayer, yet so touching,
 because it came from the heart of a child.
Have a Blessed day,

December 20, 2012

Peppermint Fudge, Looks are Deceiving

Peppermint Fudge, Looks Good, Doesn't It?

   For a couple of months,
I've been seeing posts on Pinterest, and other recipe sites raving about peppermint fudge.

   I thought I would try some today.  I used my favorite fudge recipe
 and added chipped peppermint candy. 
A big mistake.

   My usual fudge is smooth, creamy, and delicious; but, this my friends tastes like it was made with chalk, or wallpaper paste.

   My husband tried a piece, and when he took a bite, a peppermint chip stuck in his tongue, and he said his first thought was, well, I bit it, and it bit me back.

    I also tried Egg Nog Cake,  it actually tasted good, but, was a little heavy.  The next time I make it, I won't put egg nog in the batter, but, will mix it into the frosting.  I hope your holiday recipes are turning out better than mine. 
Just a little FYI, because looks are deceiving. 

Blessings. Trisha

December 12, 2012

Don't Let the Hours of Christmas, Pass
a Christmas poem by:  Pat Goodin
Don't Let the Hours of Christmas, Pass
Don't let the hours of Christmas pass,
'till you've given your heart to Christ, at last
We've never been promised another Christmas day,
not even a moment; they can all fleet away.
We sing the carols of Christmas now,
with hearts of joy, and lifted brow.
But, of Whom we sing, some don't consider,
the fire in hell is real, and Heaven's gates do glitter.
Jesus Christ, is your Christmas gift,
from God's throne, He was sent.
Say one prayer this Christmas day, and
Don't let the hours of Christmas pass away.
Let's praise the Lord while we can!!!  For He is worthy!!!
Have a Blessed and Holy season, Trisha

December 08, 2012

Tobacco Stick Sled

Tobacco Stick Sled

   We went to a flea market in a nearby town today and found some interesting things.  This is a sled made out of old tobacco sticks.  We also found a very large ladder rack twined with grapevines, and a smaller ladder rack made from tobacco sticks.  I think I will try to make some of these a little later. 
   We found a lot of old stuff, railroad buckets, porcelain, vintage salves in tins, and jars with great labels, and lots more.  Will try to share some of that with you next time.

   Hope everyone is enjoying this Blessed Holy season.

December 03, 2012

Vintage Linen from the 1930's

Vintage Linen

   I found this lot of vintage linen at the local flea market last month.  Some of it is really old, and I first thought it was Civil War Era, but, after further checking I realized that most of it was from the 1930's and beyond. 

1930's Vintage Linen

   There's just something about old linen that draws me.  When I'm starching and ironing it,  I feel like a little girl playing with paper dolls.
   I know I'm not alone in my love for linen, because it doesn't last long in my booth.  Seems like it flies off the shelves.   

Have a Blessed day, Trisha 

November 26, 2012

Handcrafted Christmas Tags

Handcrafted Christmas Tags

   I've been busy making lots
of things for the booth,
I made these tags last night. 
They actually look like vintage tags,
that have aged over the years. 

   I purchased precut tags, sold in craft stores, 
downloaded and printed vintage designs,
lightly glued cutout designs to tags,
stained using different colors,
and added jute twine for the ties. 

Homespun Yesteryear Tags

November 23, 2012

Vintage Christmas Cards

Vintage Christmas Cards by Artistic Company U.S.A.
probably from the '40's-'50's

   I found these old vintage Christmas cards today  at the Vendors Mall.  They have so much charm.  I love the yellowed paper and warm sentiments.  

May He who placed
the Star Above,
Send you the Blessings
 of His love.

"The Blessing of the Lord be upon you."
  Psalm 129:8
Vintage Cards Printed on Backs

Have a Blessed Day!

November 21, 2012

A Blessed Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.
Blessings, Trisha

November 13, 2012

Minature Christmas Trees

Minature Christmas Trees
   I've been busy making minature trees for the booth. 
I call them Charlie Brown Christmas trees. 
They have been going fast. 
 I am only charging $2.00 each for them,
 so the children can have their own trees.  
 I've also been busy making centerpieces,
wreaths, Christmas aprons, and other things. 
   I've had so many craft supplies in the kitchen,
that I decided to empty one of the largest tree boxes,
 to store the craft supplies in while I was working,
I used the flaps for dividers.  That is working very well.
 Christmas is my favorite holiday,
a Blessed time of year.
  For anyone that might want to make minature trees,       
you only need a saw, small round tree limbs to cut for the tree trunks,
a drill to drill a hole into each trunk,
and branches from an artificial tree. 
Insert the branch into the hole and spread
to resemble a 'Charlie Brown Christmas tree'. 
Wishing you the Blessings of Christmas wherever you are.

November 09, 2012

Getting Ready for Christmas Caroling

Christmas Caroling Sets
   I've been pretty busy making more things for the booth.  I made these Christmas Caroling Collars & Bonnets, a couple of days ago and included a brass bell & songbook with each set.  I also made some Christmas aprons. 
   The weather has been colder than normal this year and I've been seeing that some are decorating for Christmas early.
   I thought I would make some Charlie Brown Christmas trees this afternoon.  That's something I think the children will enjoy.  Hope you are having a Blessed day wherever you are.

November 02, 2012

Homespun Christmas

Homespun Christmas
   I have been busy making Christmas items for my booth.  Wreaths, trees, card holders, tree skirts, and the like.  Seems like more people are shopping early this year.  I do my crafting in the kitchen because the lighting is much better.

   I just get one project finished and take a load to the booth, and get everything cleaned up, then the next day I start another project. 

   I would love to do my work in the garage and not wreck my kitchen so often, but, I just can't see to sew, glue, or paint out there.
   Sometimes I feel sorry for my husband who never says anything, except, "You've sure got a lot of stuff."  I had company a couple of weeks ago and they stepped into the kitchen and looked at the stacks of wreaths in the floor, loads of ribbon, picks, ornaments, pinecones and greenery, all they said was, "Oh my goodness!"  Like my husband says, sometimes it is overwhelming.  Sure wouldn't want to put a picture up of what the kitchen looks like before I finish a project.  I cleaned the kitchen up yesterday, but, I really need to get started making more things tonight.  I love crafting, even if I have to do it in the kitchen; at least I am near the coffeepot and the refrigerator.  Hope you have a happy 'Homespun Christmas' this year.
Blessings, Trisha

November 01, 2012

Dishpan Cat

   This is our dishpan cat.  His name is Shep.  When the weather turns cold outside, we let him sleep in the garage.  He has his own box to sleep in, but, has found a new place to sleep in the dishpan on top of the old wood cookstove.  
Shep the Dishpan Cat
   Sometimes he is hard to find. he likes to climb up onto the top shelves and sleep between things we have stored there.  He is the best cat, we have ever had.  He never bothers anything, he just wants to be loved.  We thank God for our little dishpan cat.  Blessings, Trisha

October 17, 2012

Vintage Finds from Preston

   This past weekend we went on our first trip to
Preston, Ky.  for Court Days.  This is an annual
Vintage Finds 
event with vendors from all across the U.S.  It was a beautiful Fall day, and the people were very friendly. 
   We have been to Court Days at Mt.  Sterling a few times, but, really couldn't buy much because it was too crowded to look around.
   Preston was crowded as well, but, was spread out in a larger area so shopping was easier.  Getting items back to our vehicles was a little harder.  We used carts with rollers, and a heavy golf cart with the golf bag removed.
   We met our daughter there, and spent the day shopping with her.  We had a wonderful time, and bought a lot of stuff.
   I was drawn to the big chalk dog, I remember when I was growing up, most homes around here had one.  I love the old bottlecapper, the
vintage meat grinder, the old one cup sifter, and the vintage Pepsi Clock.  It took me a couple days to recuperate from all that walking and pulling carts.  We made so many trips to the vehicles and unloaded, I lost count.  We found some really good prices at Preston.  I was quite surprised.  Many vendors were overpriced, while the setup next to them was very reasonably priced.

       Hope you are having a Blessed Day, wherever you are,

October 07, 2012

Cupcake Candles

Cupcake Candles in the Making

   A beautiful Fall Sabbath, a fire glowing in the fireplace.  God's glory shines around us.  And time to play in the kitchen.  God is good. 

   I made these cupcake candles today by melting wax, layering allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger, pouring into lined cupcake tins, with the wicks secured with dowel rods.

Cupcake Candles

   They look and smell
good enough to eat.

     God Bless You,
have a wonderful day,

October 06, 2012

I want to share the poem that was on my perpetual calendar this morning:
Tis such a narrow pathway,
yet there's room enough for two.
There's room to walk with Jesus
and for Him to walk with you.
You would loose Him on the broadway,
the crowd would press between,
and only on the narrow path
can your heart lean on Him.
( I don't know the author )

October 02, 2012

Jar Ring Pumpkins and a Cup of Tea

Jar Ring Pumpkins

    Yesterday I made these jar ring pumpkins and added them to the Booth today.  The first round of pumpkins I took in only lasted a few days, I hope these sell that well.

Tea Set made in Germany

    I found this nice tea set a couple of weeks ago and added it to the Booth today.  The weather is cooling some now and a hot cup of tea just might be what the doctor ordered.  The jar ring pumpkins are very easy to make.  I used 25 jar rings, turned them on end, and secured with wire or heavy string.  Some I painted with one color, then layered with another color, leaving part of the first color showing, some I covered with onion sacks, potato sacks, and mesh wire.  I used Spanish moss, fall foilage, flowers, rope. and ribbon for embelishments, I used short pieces of twigs for the stems.  Have yourself a cup of tea and make some jar ring pumpkins.  Would love to see what you come up with. 
 Blessings,  Trisha

September 23, 2012

Bountiful Blessings


   I found this felt poster at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago.  It really made my day.  It is one of my favorite writings.  I've had it posted on my blog from the start, but, never expected to find it in print.  God is good, He has given me another one of the desires of my heart. 

Fall Bouquet from my Garden

Bountiful Blessings, is my prayer for you,

                          Clear blue skies, crisp autumn air, flowers from my garden, and a bountiful Fall Harvest, whispers God's love in such a special way.

Fall Zinnias, and Mom's Tatted Doilie 

September 22, 2012

Oh How I Love Jesus

            A beautiful Fall day,
time spent with family and friends,
   Blessed by God's mighty hand.
    A song is rising in my heart,
          'Oh how I love Jesus'
           and yes, indeed I do.
       May God's love surround,
             and Bless you, too. 

September 16, 2012

Please Pray for Israel

Please pray for Israel.
Our world is in turmoil as many countries are
massing in the Persian Gulf with ships, subs and
minesweeping exercises, all the while, Iran continues
to make threats against Israel.   
Now is the time for us to pray, pray for the peace of Israel,
and guideance from God.

September 13, 2012

Blessed with 'Abou Ben Adhem'

One of My Favorite Poems

Famous Poems Published 1958
    One of my favorite poems in grade school was 'Abou Ben Adhem' it was written by James Henry Leigh Hunt b. 1784 -  d. 1859.  I was in the fourth grade and did not remember the author.
    I have been looking for this poem for most of my adult life.  I have looked on the internet countless times and looked in every old poetry book I came across. 
   Yesterday I bought several old books to take to the booth.  I picked this one up today to polish the cover, and the thought came to me to check it for 'Abou Ben Adhem'   I then thought, no way but, I checked the index and it was the first poem listed.  I was so happy, I almost squealled.  My husband was happy too, because he knew I had looked for it a long time.  He said, "God gives us the desires of our hearts."
    He sure does, and I thank Him.
    Since the pictures are not plain enough to read, I am writing the words below:

Abou Ben Adhem
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An Angel writing in a book of gold:
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the Presence in the room he said,
"What writest thou?"  The Vision raised it's head,
And with a look made of all sweet accord
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou.  "Nay, not so,"
Replied the Angel.  Abou spoke more low,
But cherrly still; and said, "I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow-men."
    The Angel wrote, and vanished.  The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And, lo!  Ben Adhem's name led all the rest! 

September 11, 2012

Vintage Flour Sack Dish Towels

Vintage Flour Sack Dish Towels

    I love these vintage 'Days of Week' flour sack dish towels.  They are hand embroidered, with kittens doing daily chores. 
    These didn't find their way to the booth, they took residence in a spare bedroom. 

Busy Little Kitty

    I love anything made from flour sacks, reminds me of childhood, when material wasn't wasted, flour sacks, feed sacks, and even tiny tobacco sacks were used for something.  The feed sacks were the most colorful and were used to make dresses and aprons.  Seems like another lifetime ago, my how things change.  Guess my mom felt the same way,
since she told of plowing with oxen and
being startled when she saw her first car.

God Bless You, wherever you are,

September 10, 2012

Weekends and Old Rusty Stuff

Old Rusty Stuff

    We found these old tins over the weekend.  I call things like this old rusty stuff.  I have a good friend that goes antiquing with us some and she says I'm never any competetion to her because I am always looking for old rusty stuff.  She looks for girly stuff.  I buy those as well, but, I love the old rusty stuff just as much.

And Girly Stuff

   We added a few girly things to our booth today as well as old rusty stuff.  Blessings to all and hope you are enjoying as beautiful weather as we are.


Please pray for Israel.

September 05, 2012

From the Pumpkin Patch

From the Pumpkin Patch to the Table

    Fall and crafting just seem to go together.  Today I made pumpkins and squash to put in
the booth.  It has been a very rainy day and a good one to do some sewing.
    I made the pumpkins and squash out of velvet, sticks, and embellishments.  I don't usually put a lot of crafts in the booth, but, felt like I needed to add something for Fall.
    Hope you are having a Blessed day, wherever you are.


August 31, 2012

God's Blessings and His Grace


Hey friends, I'm so glad to be back.

Booth 207 at Corbin Vendors Mall

   We have been really busy with the booth, gardening, and canning. 
   We've had a great summer.
   We decided to bundle our phone, internet,
and cable, we got a much better deal.   

   We've been going to auctions, trying to find things
to stock our booth.
   We hope to go the Simon Kenton Festival in Ohio in a couple of weeks.  We find lots of things up there.

   As always we are amazed by God's grace and His blessings.

   Have a Blessed day,

August 09, 2012

Missing You

Miss Everybody...
Be Back Soon Lord Willing....
God Bless You!


March 06, 2012

Help in Times of Trouble

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, 
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, 
though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make 
glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles
of the most High.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: 
God shall help her, and that right early.
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: 
he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
The LORD of hosts is with us; 
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah." 
Psalm 46:1-7

January 09, 2012

Until We Meet Again

I will not be blogging for awhile,
just wanted to say goodbye and God Bless You. 
Nothing wrong, just getting tired of paying
over $500.00 a year for internet.

I will check on finding internet service at a better price.
Until then, Be Safe, Happy, and Blessed.