Monday, July 30, 2007

The County Fair and Thrifting

Hello, everyone! I have been so inspired by all the cute blogs of creative and crafty designing women online that I decided to start a little online journal about goings on in our neck of the woods. We live in rural central Virginia, currently in a rented two bedroom farmhouse, although we are looking for a bigger place of our own.
My husband and I enjoy yard sales, church rummage sales, and thrift stores, and we also have a vegetable garden each year. We both love to cook and entertain. I enjoy home decorating and doing crafts projects (cross-stitching, needlepoint, and embrodery, as well as refurbishing old furniture and housewares with paint, etc.---for example, making DVD storage out of old drawers from a farmhouse kitchen). We have a very active three year-old boy who helps or hinders us variously in our hobbies.

Here is some cute stuff I found at a yard sale this Saturday. The little bundles are handmade gingham check curtains. The pictures are primitive oil paintings---they are so cute, and the big one was 75 cents and the little one was 25 cents! We love the one of the country church because it reminds us of the church in the mountains of North Carolina where my husband was baptized as a boy.

Last weekend I needed to get some work done on the computer, so Clint took Ian to the county fair to give me some peace and quiet. Ian absolutely loved the tractors! Clint had to bribe him with ice cream to get him away from them.