Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Weekend Thrifting, company and such..

Hello my dears.. 
Hope all is well with you and yours.. 
Another week is here and November is passing.. 

I had a chance to do a bit of thrifting over the weekend.. 
Found a few little things.. 
A lovely wood box for holding some fresh pears which we bought at the market along with a couple of old tin molds.. 
Some toile place mats and napkins, a Bunnykins cup, and another primitive box that I hung for pens and scissors and such.. 
And an old throw ... 
I don't know why I bought that.. grin.. 

We had some lovely company, too.. 
A couple of grandsons who love to tease Grandpa and then my Mom and Step-Father were here for supper along with some friends.. 
We played a game of Rook which the ladies won.. grin.. 

I am not a game player but every once in awhile I give in and try to be a good sport.. smile.. 

I made an apple bread which was a new recipe but although they thought it was good I think they were just being nice.. 
It tasted OK but it was kind of heavy .. 

Do you have a good Apple Bread recipe.. 
I would love to have a tried and true recipe if you know what I mean... 

Terry went out and picked a 5 gallon pail full of high bush cranberries and we cleaned and froze them to make juice through the winter.. 

I also froze a bag full of the berries on their stems to decorate with at Christmas.. 
I  find that if I put them in my decor they dry up nice and dry and keep well over the holidays.. 

I was happy to get a new footstool.. 
We were in to Home Sense and there it was.. 
I love anything with the Union Jack even if it is the wrong color.. smile.. 
It is very comfy... 

I had to add a new page to my homemade calender.. 
I made it HERE..l
I love using my Country Living UK magazines for the pictures .. 

So wish the real ones didn't cost so much... smile.. 

The kids were here and I made their favorite meal.. 
Fried Rice, Egg Rolls and Sauteed Peas.. 
Plum Sauce.. 
Pretty simple fare but honestly that is the request every time they come.. 
I am afraid I will make them sick of it.. 
They even take the leftovers home.. 

Well, lovies, I must get to bed.. 
The time change has me getting up earlier.. 
Does it affect any of you ladies? 

We are having a Keepers of the Home meeting this Saturday morning in Salisbury.. 
If any of you live nearby and are interested in joining us then please just email me..
We would love to have you.. 

We are starting at ten and going over lunch for a change..
Learning some kitchen basics and such.. 

Thanks so much for praying for Chelsea.. 
She is doing well and waiting for results.. 
God is so good.. 

Take care and God bless.. 
I look forward to hearing from you.. 


  1. Hi Faye, I like your new foot stool with the Union Jack. Fun. Yes, the time has messed me up too and I'm waking earlier. May be a good thing though if I get up and get some things done. Have a good week.

  2. Evening Faye, sweet little stool, love all your finds but the sweet Bunnykins cup is so cute, I collect Bunnykins. enjoyed your warm post as usual, Also makes me hungry with all your good food, Blessings Francine.

  3. Morning Faye ! lovely photos . Looks like you all had a nice time . I make my own calendar pages to , I use our photos and print it all out and customize it all ! Great finds love the pear box . I am looking for a decent foot stool to . Thanks for sharing . Temps have been very mild rain today temps to hit a high 15°C right now this morning 8am it is 11°C strangely warm for us this time of year .Have a good week !

  4. Love all your finds Faye! Your post was so enjoyable to read this morning with my cup of coffee - Have a great Hump Day!

  5. Yes, all are wonderful finds Faye. I especially love the wood box with the pears inside. I am now Following your blog. Your home is really beautiful :)

  6. The dinner looks delicious. Do you make your own egg rolls? Yours look delicious! I would love to have the recipe as I have never made my own. I can definitely see why it is a favorite of your family. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  7. Sounds like a good time gathering with family and friends! That meal of Fried Rice, Egg Rolls and Sauteed Peas looks so delicious! I can see why they request it all the time and don't get tired of it :)

  8. Hello, I like your idea with using the high bush cranberries.
    Thank you for sharing.

  9. Lovely photos Faye! Those cranberries are gorgeous.

  10. Great finds, Faye.
    I really miss living near a thrift store, if for no other reason, than to just see what treasures they might have.
    Love your pictures, and you always have good things happening around there.

    Warm wishes, my friend..

  11. Faye
    Sure cute g'sons! Are they your only g'children?
    Love your Union Jack footstool. I've been wanting to
    add something w/the UJ to my decor too.
    I will pray for Chelsea. I was mis-diagnosed with lymphoma many years ago myself.
    Perhaps it will turn out to be something else for Chelsea too.

  12. Love visiting you Faye Henry!
    Oh I wish we were neighbors.
    Woolie Hugs & Love

  13. Nice post - again. Those egg rolls look good. I went "thrifting" this past weekend as well. To the Kane County Flea - 6 hrs. away - near Chicago. Lots of stuff! I don't know why I go - I have pole building of stuff here. Blessings from Wisconsin.

  14. Excited for Saturday :) Not sure what I should bring though- I don't think I decided... I guess I should call you, eh!

  15. Your thrift finds are wonderful! I love both of the wooden boxes and your grandkids favourite meal looks yummy. Interesting that you are picking cranberries now, I would sure love a taste of the juice from them, they would be very nutritious, I am thinking.
    Have a great keepers meeting!
    Hugs, Cindy

  16. Faye, I found your blog somewhere on Friday. I have enjoyed spending time reading your posts and looking at your beautiful pictures. I have a feeling I will be one of your faithful followers. I felt such an encouragement when I was here. Thanks for sharing.


    P. S. Bob is my husband....we share an e-mail address. :-)

  17. Great thrift finds! That apple bread looks delicious... I can almost smell it!

  18. Beautiful, finds!!! Love that first picture! What a beautiful tablescape with the pears! So inviting! But then that just flows from you and your home! Sorry, I kind of went backwards in your posts in my comments. That box of pears really drew me in!

    Blessings and hugs, sweet friend!