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.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pinterest Love

I have been spending a large amount of time on Pinterest. I am so amazed at what I see on there. There are so many crafty people. It really stirs my imagination. I have several family members who are hooked too. We have quite a few conversations now that start "Have you seen (fill in here) on Pinterest?" I think it's wearing me out, so the other day I thought I will spend one day without Pinterest. I was having withdrawals. Ha Ha.....So if you can't find me anywhere else, just look on Pinterest. I'll be there hanging around. Until later, be blessed.
Carla Rae
(aka Carla Rae Vintage on Pinterest)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Time has passed and once again Thanksgiving is here. I want to take this moment to say how very blessed and thankful I am. In this world it seems overly easy to moan and complain about even the smallest things. But we just need to take the time every day of our lives to be thankful for something, and to be quiet and not complain. I think when we groan we make too much noise to really hear the voice of God in our lives. And so I write this today for myself  just as much as anybody else to remind me to be still, be quiet, and to be thankful....for everything. Yes, I AM BLESSED.

May you all be blessed also.
Carla Rae

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Todays Thoughts of Gran

I was watching the news today and I thought about how people keep talking about how bad things are getting. For some reason I thought of my Gran and her life. She was born in 1896. Her father was an alcoholic and was beaten to death when she was 8 years old. Then her mother remarried and she was sent to live with other members of her family's family. Not her blood relatives but her blood relatives family by marriage. From that time at age 9 on, she stood on a step stool (until she was tall enough) and she cooked 3 meals a day for a big family. She married at 16 and had 5 children that she raised plus 3 grandchildren she helped raise. We lived right next door to my Gran when I was growing up and I learned so much from her. She never complained about her life. Gran worked everyday of her life...hard...not at a job someplace that paid her but at her homemaking. She painted her house when she was 73 years old. She loved Jesus and went to church every time the doors were opened. She said she was blessed. She didn't complain and she was happy with her family and what she had.....I think we could all learn a lesson. I know I sure learned alot of lessons from her. She is a part of me. She left a legacy. Me.

I know this post is different from what I normally post. But its what I thought of today. My Gran.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Am I Done Yet?

For the past 10 months I have moved, remodeled, started a new garden...and wore myself out. I have not spent enough time doing many things and I have spent way too much time on other things. So here I am at my blog and I just realized I have not posted anything here since March. Shame on me. I will try to do better friends. My facebook and twitter have suffered too. And my Etsy shop some.
On a new day note I am posting some pictures of things in my new garden. Enjoy...until I post again.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dreaming of Spring

     Yesterday was warmer here and I actually got to get outside. We had strong storms in the morning but sunny skies later. Since we are now moved into the other house on the farm I have lots of plans for it and mostly right now for the yard. I will be moving alot of my gardens from the other yard to down here. My daughter and her family now live in our old house and she is not a gardener. I don't know how that happened. She loves the way my gardens look but she wants no part in it. I laughed and told her she must not be mine. She thinks I work too much. Anyway my longing for all out spring got me to looking at some pictures from last spring so in the spirit of spring dreaming I decided to post some for everybody. I hope you all are dreaming of spring with me. Have a happy day.
Carla Rae

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Goodbye Old Dog

How do you mend a broken heart? Time. It is the only way. I have a broken heart. Yesterday my sister's old 12 year old boxer dog died. He may have been hers but we live on the same farm only a little ways apart and I think he was my dog too. He came by my house every morning and stood looking in my front door and waited for his "cookie" dog treat. Sometimes I didn't see him at first, but my dogs always let me know he had arrived. I loved him. We all did. There is a whole farm neighborhood here that is hurting. 

But there is no way around it. Our pets will never live as long as we do. We can only enjoy them for awhile. They bring SO much joy and love into our lives everyday and then they are gone. But I would not trade one day of knowing them because their love is so unconditional. They love us no matter what. I think Jesus made our dogs that way on purpose. He knew that's what we needed from them. A companion who loved us always and no matter what.

Thank you Jesus for the pleasure of knowing such a sweet gentle old dog. It was a blessing.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy 2012

Happy New Year to everybody. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year. All is quiet on my home front. It has been cold here and as you know I am not a winter person so I have been huddled inside next to the heat. I recently discovered Pinterest and so far it has taken up some of my time. I just see so many things on there that are such great ideas. I thought that after Christmas I should take time to get a little more organized...but...so far...well you know I had good intentions. lol...Anyway...
Until next time
Jesus loves you.
Carla Rae

PS: left just one picture to think of summer, lol