Monday, December 21, 2015

Three Days Until Christmas. Say It Isn't So!

The tree is shining brightly in the room. The presents are all aglow. I couldn't be happier than to see you. My sweet grandchildren. You know.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Only 4 Days Remain - Are You Ready?

This is my grandfather and grandmother who loved to celebrate Christmas in their small, frame home. The town was Leonard, Texas where everyone knew their name.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Counting Is Easy This Time of Year: 5 Days Left

The weather is frightful in many parts of the country. Here, it is cold and beautiful. I sit here remembering Christmases from days gone by when we had snow. On Christmas.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Just 12 Days Until The Big Day

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 10 Lords a Leaping 9 Ladies Dancing 8 Maids a Milking 7 Swans a Swimming 6 Geese a Laying 5 Golden Rings 4 Calling Birds 3 French Hens 2 Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Countdown 13 Days Until Christmas

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. Major Henry Livingston Jr. (1748-1828)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Only 15 Days Until Christmas Magic

Cooking a pork roast today, headed to Hammond for a meeting and grocery shopping for an early Christmas meal on Saturday!

Friday, December 4, 2015

20 Days And Counting

For Standard Post, Order Before December 15 For First Class, Before December 19 For Priority Mail, Before December 21

Thursday, December 3, 2015

21 Days Until Christmas:Oh No, I Am Losing Count

A great gift for anyone with a blue or red or white kitchen. https://www.etsy.com/listing/201166580/vintage-royal-blue-container-airtight?ref=shop_home_active_3&ga_search_query=blue%2Bcoffee

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What? 24 Days Until Christmas?

We are so happy to have our Jake at home from the Veterinary Hospital. The dog in the photo is his sister, Millie, who is very happy, too.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

25 Days Until Christmas:Time To Go Classic

We are getting ready for the classic car show....Saturday, December 5th where we will hopefully see a 1946 Chevrolet truck like the one we are refurbishing.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Still Counting 26 Days Until Christmas

The Red Cardinal plate is perfect for holiday parties and Christmas decor. I have two if you want the pair.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Countdown 27 Days Until Christmas

The teapot has both sides painted with two varieties of butterflies. One side has a gulf fritillary and one a yellow butterfly. The gourd serves as the base of the teapot with a hand-carved handle, spout and cover made of lightweight, tupelo wood. The finish looks like copper with metallic highlights. The teapot should not be used with liquids of any kind. The measurements are 9" x 5-1/2". The teapot recently won a second place in the Pearl River Carving Show in Brandon, MS. https://www.etsy.com/listing/84080357/hand-carved-painted-butterfly-gourd-faux?ref=shop_home_active_2&ga_search_query=teapot

Thursday, November 26, 2015

28 Days Until Christmas. Do You Believe It?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/170245143/handmade-131-year-old-wood-christmas?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=christmas%2Btree Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Just 29 Glorious Days Left Until Santa Claus Arrives

In hopes of Saint Nicholas. Mom in her Kerchief and I in my cap. When kerchief is a noun, it means a piece of cloth worn tied over the head or around the neck.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Mere 31 Days Until Christmas - What's In Your Wallet?

How much money do you plan to spend on the family? In 2011, American parents spent $271 on Christmas gifts per child. One in 10 parents said the plan was to spend over $500 per child. While this is just an average, American families can definitely spend an astronomical amount of money on Christmas gifts. Read more: Average Cost Of An American Christmas http://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/1112/average-cost-of-an-american-christmas.aspx#ixzz3sJ0wuo1J Follow us: Investopedia on Facebook

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy 32 Days Until Christmas - How Ready Are You?

Time to go rustic out on the porch of the country home. Let gold, frankincense and myrrh abound in your family. Frankincense is a milky white resin extracted from species of the genus Boswellia, which thrive in arid, cool areas of the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and India.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

You Guessed It. 35 Days Until Elves

We are getting ready at our house. The balls are hanging on the tree. The lights are sparkling in the room. We are trying to figure out what to buy for family members. What about you? Where are you in the process? I can wrap gifts if you like. Just say the word.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

36 Days Until Santa Claus Has Visions of Sugar Plums

The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

37 Days Until The Big Day

This plate came from my grandmother's home in Leonard, Texas. She collected over 100 plates. This is one that is left. Better get ready for a Christmas that won't be forgotten.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Now Only 38 Days Until Christmas

This photo was taken at Mile Branch Settlement in Franklinton, Louisiana and represents the sights and sounds of the holidays.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Only 39 Days Until Christmas

This is a vintage action figure in used condition (see picture). Her name is Princess Leia. Measures 2-1/4 inches. I believe this was made by KENNER though no markings. This is a Star Wars Princess Leia Figure. She would make a terrific gift for you or the vintage Star Wars collector in your life! https://www.etsy.com/listing/256244351/star-wars-white-princess-leia-figurine?ref=shop_home_active_1

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Only 40 Days Until Christmas

Time to make a list and check it twice. Look for free gift wrapping in my Etsy shop. Just use Instagram10 for purchases over $30 and you will get wrapping.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Countdown 43 Days 'til Christmas

Ask about Gift Wrapping or follow the lead to $5.50 Gift Wrapping. Save time and energy. Let me do the work for you.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Forty Six Days Until Christmas

Time to think about Christmas cards and wrapping. Learn how to tie bows once again. Get presents in the mail and buy children gifts for the less fortunate.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Forty Seven Days Until Christmas

Take a liking to butterflies? https://www.etsy.com/listing/254939955/hand-carved-painted-butterfly-ornament?ref=shop_home_active_7

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Gearing Up For The Holidays

In today's world we are inundated with images of Christmas from the media. We are told that it is all about buying expensive gifts for each other. In today's challenging economic times it is a tragedy that parents spend way more than they can afford to try to please their children. I will buy one that they want and one that they need. A book to read and one article of clothing.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What Happened in 2009 When Rocky Springs Started

Ongoing financial crisis and recession which began in late 2007 continues with many calling it the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s causing house prices to decline, and unemployment to increase. In 2009 governments in the US and around the world pumped trillions of dollars into the financial system and into the economies hoping to avert another Great Depression and by the end of 2009 although unemployment had continued to increase, markets had recovered and most thought the worst was over. The deadliest bushfires in Australian history ( Black Saturday bushfires ) in the Australian state of Victoria leave 173 people dead and more than 2000 homes destroyed. Russia shuts off all gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine. Mobile Phone technology continues to grow with increased use of 3G networks and improvemnents in the Operating Systems that drives most moblile phones today. The top two selling movies in 2009 are "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

It Happened The Year We Started 2009

- Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president - 44th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley win - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide - 96th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain - MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat Philadelphia Phillies to win 4-2 -

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

2009 In Music: The Year We Started Selling on Etsy

Yahoo! Music announces that Taylor Swift's album Fearless and Flo Rida's single "Right Round" are the top-selling album and single, respectively, of the first half of the year. Lady Gaga becomes the first performer to have three songs from a debut album reach No. 1 on an American Billboard chart since Fergie. Paul McCartney performs three sold out concerts at Citi Field to open the stadium with opening act, The Script. This is because on August 15, 1965, The Beatles performed the first concert at Shea Stadium and McCartney joined Billy Joel on stage a year ago for the last concert there. Joel joined McCartney again on the first night. Beyoncé Knowles is named Woman of 2009 by Billboard. Michael Jackson's This Is It, featuring behind the scenes footage in the days before his death, is released. It enters the chart at No. 1, and becomes the best selling documentary of all time, raising over $250 million.
And Rocky Springs Vintage brought tunes of her own.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

2009 The Year We Started Selling Online

Know What Else? Ongoing financial crisis and recession which began in late 2007 continued with many calling it the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s causing house prices to decline, and unemployment to increase. In 2009 governments in the US and around the world pumped trillions of dollars into the financial system and into the economies hoping to avert another Great Depression and by the end of 2009 although unemployment had continued to increase, markets had recovered and most thought the worst was over. The World Health Organization declared H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as "swine flu", as a global pandemic. Michael Jackson died in strange circumstances and brings worldwide outpouring of grief. The top two selling movies in 2009 were "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" And these were listed!