Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Simple Life

My summer copy of A SIMPLE LIFE magazine arrived recently. It's such a delightful and well done magazine that I so enjoy. I really am torn between the primitive style and the Victorian era...I appreciate and love so many things from each time period. I'm glad I have my tearoom so I can just go crazy with Victorian treasures! This issue has a great article by one of my Tasha Tudor friends, Amy Lesser, done with Tasha Tudor's daughter Bethany Tudor. Interesting story about starling birds. I
have to admit that even after reading the article, I still don't like starlings!

Fun and yummy recipes are included~

Another Tasha Tudor friend from our group is Christine Crocker. She is a wonderful writer who adds great stories to the magazine too. Christine is an amazing doll maker. She is making me one of her little ladyes thanks to my husband! She sent sent me a pictures of my new doll, my I don't want to share her yet. I will say that that I am thrilled with her creation for me and can't wait to get my hands on the new doll! Christine is so sweet and so talented!

I was looking for some rustic looking candles and found some on Etsy. I ordered them from Kentucky Prims and when I got my wonderful candles, Angela had added a darling little prim fabric sunflower! It will make a great pinkeep.

It rained here today and spoiled our chance to break a record for the longest sequence of dry days in May! I was hoping to do some planting, instead we went to a few sales. I found the most wonderful
primitive doll hutch! It's adorable! My dear husband dickered and bought it for me....thanks Jim! After we bought it, the seller told us he had gotten it from Herself's. Jim and I just looked at each other and couldn't believe it. We had just had a conversation about Herself's the other morning. It was a wonderful antique shoppe at Lincoln City OR that we always went to when we made a trip to the coast. She was so sweet and gave the girls something every time we went it. It's odd to think that maybe I looked at this years ago. She's been out of business for years and the seller told us he had had it for sometime.
Here it is before I added a few kitchen treasures.

Last January, I found some very cute tin kitchen items and I couldn't wait to add them to my little hutch! I had a little ironstone teapot and I just had to add it to the goodies.

Another fun Sunday and the beginning of another busy week. We'll be off to Maupin later this week.


Dorothy said...

Hello there, I enjoyed reading your post, and I love your new doll hutch. Also love your dolls, I collect dolls too.

Christine Crocker said...

Dearest Lady Linda~
I want to thank you for such lovely compliments about my writings in "A Simple Life"!
I want to thank you,especially, for such kind compliments about my dollies and especially your little Deerfield Ladye that I'm making just for you.
She's dancing on one tiny foot and the then the other in anticipation of her trip to the rose bower tea cottage that is your home. She has talked of nothing else!
Thank you, again, so very much,