I am a lover of all things old. Rusty things, vintage things, broken old things, found things, thrift store buys, anything I remember from my childhood, and things I saw at my Gran's house when I was little. I love using them in old ways as they were intended or sometimes new altered and mosaic ways, as long as they are not thrown away. I am a country living and loving woman. I love Jesus, my husband, my kids, my grandkids, my family, my dogs, my cats and my chickens, ducks, and rabbit. Gardening is my summer love and long summer days in the yard under the shade tree with my sisters and the breeze blowing. Ahhhh. Life is good.

Friday, April 22, 2011


OK I am off on vacation for a week so please carry on without me and have a good week. I will be back next weekend and I will see you all then. Remember Jesus loves you.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mowing, Chicken Backup and Roof Cat Fights

OK so today I mowed the yard again. Maybe a few places did not need mowing but a lot of places really needed it. I let the chickens out of the pen today while I mowed because they like to chase around behind the mower and look for bugs I guess. It's kind of funny the way they act. It looks like they are running backup for me. My tomcats had a huge fight last night on top of our shop building of all places. The wisteria arbor is right next to the shop and they go up the posts to the top but a knock down drag out fight on the roof is a first. Cats are STRANGE. Ha Ha. All in all a nice day with lots of beautiful sunshine and a visit with my sisters ("hen party") in the afternoon.

Johnny Jump Ups in a Pot

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

After the Rain Garden Pictures

As I said yesterday I am posting some new garden pictures. It rained and was cloudy but I sometimes think this is a great time to take pictures. As you know I love vintage so you will see lots of vintage rust and junk in my garden and I would not have it any other way.
Heart Rock and Vase Solar Light
Rain Soaked Lilac and Birdbath
Salvaged Birdbath

Put Together Birdbath
Recycled Wheelbarrow

Mosaic Bowling Ball
Baby Tears and Hens & Chicks in a Old Pot

Monday, April 11, 2011

New Treasury At Etsy

Come see my new made treasury at my Carla Rae Vintage on Etsy. I have included things that remind me of my childhood. My Momma was a glamour girl housewife. She was always pretty and always "Momma".

I Believe In Family and Sunshine

Had beautiful days for the past 2 days. Above average temps and plenty of sunshine after a few showers. Had time to work on my yard yesterday and spring is looking up in the garden. We all had a nice visit with family that was here from out of town on Saturday night and that is always great, plus it was so nice we got to sit outside until after dark. I miss my out of town family and wish we could run back and forth more often. I was going to post a few pics this morning but got up to rain so I will hold off till tomorrow and get some fresh spring garden pics to put here. Have a great day. Jesus loves you.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Rain Rain Rain

It has rained all day which makes it seem all the more like a real Monday.  I could do without the storms though. Yesterday one of my etsy items, a set of blue flower mugs, was featured in another etsy sellers treasury which was very flattering.
You can see it here, Etsy Treasury.
I spent the whole morning crafting and then running errands so now is computer time. Do you ever wonder where all the time in a day goes? I think my day slips away and I still have so much I want to do.
And here is my little calico kitten sitting in a flowerpot. What joy country life is.