Hi Everyone -
My name is Toni, I'm 50 something, how time flies when your having fun:) I'm a mom to three wonderful sons. Twins that are 22 and my youngest is 21. They truly are a blessing and my greatest joy.
I have to admit that I have a small addiction to Thrifting & Junking!! Filling my home with the treasures I find, sometimes giving them a fresh look. I can never pass up a thrift store, yard sale or flea market! (I've been known to be late to a few functions) I love the cottage look with a little bit of everything mixed in making my home comfortable & inviting.
Some of my Favorite Things my 3 wonderful sons cottages
old painted furniture
chippy pieces rusty iron garden pieces a childs laugh
chocolate black licorice white farmhouses
old red barns small white steepled churches
stories only grandma can tell farm tables galvanized metal vintage clothes b&w photos vintage fans old books
Stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS. See the connection? ; )
I'm still unpacking boxes after 8 months.......where do my days go. I don't know what happened with this move...but typically, I have all the boxes and everything put away in about 2 weeks. I like to be settled in and moving on with life......But, that was not the case with the move to Idaho :( I will say that it has been like Christmas today. I'm finding cherished items like the two rose oil paintings that were painted by a very loved Aunt. Aunt Louise passed away January 31st of this year. She was my MIL's sister. She lived in Texas and had a big, loving, fun, spirit. I have always admired her beautiful paintings and was very honored to have received these two paintings. The first one I received after she passed away and the second one, which used to hang in her mother's house, Granny Mac, was given to me after Granny Mac passed away in 1993. I have had it for several years. I have not framed them as I love them as they are. Aunt Louise painted another picture for me in 1996, right after my mother passed away. It is a picture of my mother. Aunt Louise captured the essence of my mother, exactly as I remembered her, who she was before she became terminally ill. (I will share that picture on another post).
Notice the sweet little bird.....
And these are the roses that are finally blooming in my yard.There is so many...vibrant reds, pinks, yellows, whites and a beautiful peachy color.