"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Friday, January 27, 2023


 Remember I shared a picture of my reindeer collection in a post or two back?

I adopt a new each Christmas. Here is this year's.

He is soft and furry

here I am "calling" him to come see me! LOL

He sure loves living out here in the country. 

Wild deer visit us like clockwork every evening here, love to see them! They come right up close.

Have y'all seen the new Dolly cake mixes and icings! Fun! I haven't tried them yet.

Last week's thrift store finds:
just couldn't leave this pretty little porcelain doll there, she has such a sweet face!
I got this big painting for my bathroom, but fell in love with it and put in in the  hall instead....where I see and enjoy it multiple days a day! I just love the colors!
it's matted and framed so nicely, so I was glad to get it
Been working on house projects (we have PLENTY! lol) . Music sure helps it go better.

Well I have lots of old albums and lots of old favorites. Love Floyd Cramer for lively piano music! My Ma-Maw used to dance me around the house to Floyd Cramer's happy songs!

Hope y'all have a blessed and happy weekend! February will be here soon!

Friday, January 20, 2023

New Year!

 Happy happy New Year, friends!

and here it is halfway through January already! Winter is ZOOMING BY.

Hot buttery cornbread.....Yum!

Our New Years Supper was ham, black eyed peas and
corn bread. I also add navy beans and peppers and onions to my black eyes. along with green beans.
we had cheesecake for dessert, with fluffy whipped cream, yum!
I put beans in from this summer's garden. I spent SO MUCH time this summer washing and  blanching beans! LOL Here they are washed clean and ready to jump into the hot boiling water.

and here's the ice bath waiting on them. After the blanching, I freeze them, and we get to enjoy summer vegetables on a winter day.

We had a lovely Christmas and hope your holidays were nice too--I've been enjoying reading about everyone's December and Januarys.

We had a country Christmas!

Christmas cards on a string

Sparkly gold and silver reindeer

Tansy showing off her Christmas dress

One thing I miss is the old fashioned Christmas shows that used to be on. We always looked forward to these so much! Events you didn't want to miss. Anyone remember the King Family?

the ladies were always dressed so nicely--looked so glamourous. The younger ladies (teens or close to it) wore shorter dresses and looked so cute and modern.
ALL OF THEM could sing. I don't think ANYONE in that family didn't have the singing or some type of musical talent

beautiful red evening gowns
 and fancy up-dos
 I think this is Tina Cole....she was one of my favorites because she was younger.....plus she was Robbie's wife Katie on the t/v show My Three Sons

Even the children were included, on all the King Family holiday specials.
they dressed them up so cute!

here's a Special where they are all in black, pink, and white

always big lovely stage sets

 check out that big tall "bee-hive" hair-do!

I loved when they wore these snow white fur trimmed hoods, so wintry!

Beautiful and sophisticated evening gowns

this must've been a Christmas special---red costumes and lovely white long gowns, looks like maybe those are black velvet collars?

always color coordinated, so pretty! Check out the younger lady's color matched blue pumps!

floral skirts, and ruffly blue blouses--late 1960s? early 1970s maybe?

They always had big nice sets. Here's one for the Easter program 1965

little girls in their Easter bonnets

children taking a bow

the King Family ladies showing off their Easter outfits for an Easter show

and how about the Andy Williams Christmas programs? They usually had the Osmond brothers on. And the Perry Como Christmas show? Bing Crosby? Dean Martin?

Well, they just don't have Christmas programs like there used to be.....

Fairy Granddaughter showing off her big Christmas bow

Amybelle and Tracie are all on the table, ready to PLAY!

We got Fairy Granddaughter this fun kitchen. That was definetly a winner--she loved it! I bought little play food to go with it. Little did I know, when we got it all opened up....it was FULL OF TINY FOOD and toys!---inside the little oven, inside the icebox, in the cupboards and everywhere. Absolutely adorable!
It's sized for the "American Girl" dolls which she still plays with.

the icebox and the stove made sounds, I think!

Tracie and Amybelle were so glad to see their friend, Star!--Fairy Granddaughter's doll. They sure love it when she visits, and they can play. I put out these lil reindeer for them to play with! LOL

Girls having fun!

Tansy is out in the kitchen guarding the Christmas cupcakes!

One of my favorite presents....It's a fire green topaz.

and my chickens T-shirt!

My stocking was full of my favorite candies and Mr. Front Porch added my favorite TOOTHPASTE! LOL to combat all the sugar, LOL

"Santa" surprised us with these nice big children's books about life in the country. 

They were fun to read, and now Fairy Granddaughter can enjoy them when she visits.
I love books with big colorful illustrations!

Santa Claus brought Tammie and Bindie funny honking chickens. They make a funny sound. Tammie refused to touch hers and Bindie immediately destroyed hers. LOL Luckily they did receive other toys which they did love. 

Another one of my favorite presents!--my blue and white Swan planter! Love her so much! I will take her outside and fill her with flowers when Spring arrives. Then again, I'm enjoying her so much inside....she may never make it to the porch! LOL

she is HEAVY! lol

I also got the big clothes rack with shelves, on wheels, that I asked for, and lots of other things. I was real happy with all my presents!

Happy New Year, Y'all and thanks so much for stopping in to visit with me! I will try to get back to blogging and commenting now that the holidays are done.
So thankful for all God's blessings and hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2023!