Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thanks for all the Prayers!

Roy’s mother died Wednesday afternoon and we will be on our way to Cuero early Thursday morn.

Roy and I appreciate all the prayers and kind words in the past month or so.  We are sad she is gone, but happy she is no longer suffering.

See Y’all Soon,

Barbara

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Calling all Irish and those who just want to celebrate…..have a great day.wish-rainbow-poem-card250

Flair!

I receive this publication  about  activities and advertisement for Bryan/College Station and surrounding cities.

They have been printing originals from the 1950s collection of Visual Merchandise Displays of New York City.  They are so outstanding I thought you might like to see them. Please be sure and click on each one to see the details .scan0001

The Flower Cart. It was over 6 ft tall, three dimensional cart with basket of jeweled branches and flowers, and also jeweled ribbon with trim.

 

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The Dutchie,  She is about 5 feet tall, hand painted  flat figure with full round head and egg baskets. Decorations of fabric, ribbon and jeweled felt flowers.

 

scan0005  Fountain of Lilacs is 8 1/2 feet tall, the base is wood with three dimensional decorated fountain of paper mache and jeweled wire, Wires bursting with jeweled lilacs, It is highly decorated.

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Spring Urn is 8 1/2 feet tall.  Urn of blat construction painted to simulate Wedgewood, trimmed with gold. Manzanita tree with treated flowers of lilac or wisteria. Branches decorated with mirrors.

 

The Flair is published 4 times a year and the displays are always seasonal.  The Flair is 13 1/2 inches tall, so you can imagine how beautiful these pages are.

Wish you could see them in the publication and just imagine them in a store window in New York City……

Headed to Bunko with my good friend Sharon, so this is it for today. I don’t have time to visit any blogs, so I will say hello to all my friends and I will see you soon.

Barbara

Monday, March 16, 2009

Blue Monday, Oh No Not Already!

 

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Yep, Ladies and Gents time to search all blue things in and around your house.  Boy it is getting slim ‘ pickins’ around here.001

How bad is this….can goods

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Necklace I made

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Well she has on blue hat and blue purse!

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SEE NO EVIL

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This is my pride and joy…a goat doll.

Well, here is my meager collection of blue, I going to have to get ‘way yonder creative’ to post anything blue.

Have a great Blue Monday and thanks to Smiling Sally for hosting this every Monday.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Lord’s Day

This Is The Day The Lord Hath Made Art Print by Karen Tribett

On this day Pray for Our Country.

The Hilbrichs

Friday, March 13, 2009

PINK SATURDAY

Pink_Saturday I can’t believe it is Saturday already. Time flies when it is raining. It has rained for three days, we are very happy campers at the Bar H.

Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the  Sound for hosting this fun day. The numbers are growing week by week.

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This one and the one below are my new Fitz and Floyd Rabbits.

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This is Speak No Evil

In the Pink!

Pink is a pale red, but has a personality of its own. It’s a romantic color, the color of a mellow romance. To be pink is healthy, which is the origin of ‘ in the pink’. Your ‘pinkie’ is your little finger.

Pink Entertainment

The Pink Panther

Pink Cadillac

These two are movies.

Pink Floyd

Pink Fairies

The Pink Spiders

The last three are music bands

Pink is strawberry flavor, bubble gum, cotton candy.

If you see pink elephants, you are drunk!

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Cheers!

Barbara

Thursday, March 12, 2009

It looks Beautiful, It sounds Beautiful and It is Beautiful!

Ladies, Gentlemen, Friends and Foe it is raining in Jewett America on the Bar H Ranch.

Yesterday Roy and I just sat and watched it rain and it is raining as I type this post. I don’t think it will be 10 inches, but we are thanking God for whatever he sends us.

I also forgot yesterday to thank everyone who came by and commented on Blue Monday.  I appreciated your comments about little War Blanket.

Speaking of Goats, I took some pictures Monday after I fed them.

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Meet Mama and one of the daughters. Mama will always go for a scratch between the horns.

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This is the way to eat, get in the bucket and lay down, then no one else can get your food.

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These two pictures are of Susie, as you can see she is expecting and I think maybe a couple of weeks.

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Princess is also pregnant, but not as far along as Susie.

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The little goat in the middle is our up and coming Billy (in a year or a little more).  The light tan/cream goat is his mother and she gives the best and biggest babies you have.

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This is Nunnie too, her ears like her mother’s stay in that position.  Her mother is the Flying Nun.

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Feeding time.

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Isn’t she darling..I haven’t named her yet, looking for suggestions.  She is black headed, some on the neck and tip of tail, white body and brown and black legs and has the cutest little face.

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Pilgrim watching me, making sure I don’t hurt one of his goats.

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Last, here come some of the ducks look for their dinner. 

We have lots of pregnant nannies, but it will be a couple of months before they deliver, which is great, the weather will be warmer  and more stable.

Hope you enjoyed a trip to the pasture to meet a few of my goats.  I love my nannies and babies, but sometimes it is hard to love the Billy.  They are very independent.  I guess that is the way it should be.

Have a blessed day and if you need rain, I hope it is raining at your house.

See Y’all

Barbara

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A trip to Dallas!

Yesterday my friend Karen needed some extensive dental work, so I went along to drive her home.  Well, she is a tough middle aged nut and she didn’t have any pain. She ended driving up there and back!

What do you do then in Dallas,Texas (especially when you live out in the country), you have lunch at a nice restaurant and shop a little.  We had lunch at the Grand Luxe Cafe, boy what a lunch.  It started with crab cakes then I had a Southwestern salad with honey lime vingerette, it was excellent.  Don’t Leave Yet…..If you wanted dessert, you had to tell them 30 minutes ahead because they cook it to order.  Karen ordered Beignets and they brought out 8 hot wonderful ones with three kinds of sauce, chocolate, raspberry and  one with just a touch of  whiskey.  Boy, was I sorry I had eaten a crab cake and a salad even though they were both good.  Never the less I managed to devour Two of them and brought 2 home for dinner.

Well, now we are ready to shop. Our first stop was the Container Store and I plan to get organized around here.011

Wire baskets to hold onions and potatoes.

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For brooms and mops….

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Ironing board and iron….

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Six bottle wine rack to hold wine that does not fix in wine cooler.

Now all I need is for Roy to come home and start putting all this wonderful stuff on the walls, etc.

  Karen is looking for western furniture so we started at The Arrangement.  Let me say this….to call this store upper-end would be an insult. It is upper- upper!  They had just gotten in some new bedding and the least expensive one I saw was $4, 500.00.  Yep, I call that upper-upper.  I quickly steered her out of there and after a couple more stores,  we ended up at the Old El Paso Imports, furniture out of Mexico.

They let me take pictures.

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I liked this white fireplace mantle in the background.

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They had lots of colorful loveseats like this one.

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I could see this metal table painted and maybe inlay the top with tile or ?

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I bought one of these wooden stands, they came in all colors, this one is a light lime green.  I think I will use it on my breakfast table.

Now it is time to go home, we got up at 3:30  and headed to Dallas about 4:45---Yes AM--- and now I am tired and we still have about a 2 1/2 hour drive and then I have hungry dogs, goats and ducks waiting for me.

Fun Day, but I am getting older with each trip.

See Y’all

Barbara

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Little Blue Monday

Today a little blue and a lot of “ mish mash”.

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I bought about six of these $2 bird house several years ago and have used the heck out of them. Not sure where they will be this year,probably on the patio.

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Bluebonnets on my Texas bird house was given to me by my mother-in-law.

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This is my blue tractor.

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A very large martin house, made by a gentleman at High Island, which is right on the Texas coast east of Crystal Beach.

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn..."
by Mother Goose

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn.
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
Where is the boy that looks after the sheep?
"He's under the haycock, fast asleep."
Will you wake him? "No, not I;
For if I do, he'll be sure to cry."

I wanted to show you pictures of our pasture and pond, we have not had more than 3/4 of an inch since early fall. Our Governor has ask for aid especially for farmers and ranchers south of us.

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When you walk in the pasture, your shoes and pants legs get full of dirt. There should be rye grass about 8 inches high. Our pond is down about 6 feet.

Roy said our pasture looks like a green oasis compared to south of San Antonio.

We pray everyday for rain.

I also have another sad story about a baby goat, this is War Blanket…our up and coming Billy, I heard him screaming in the pasture and found him on his side unable to get up.

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I carried him to the barn to die in clean surrounding and the next thing I know he is up and walking around. I put him in pen by himself and medicated him and fed him for three days and then last night I found him down again. I brought him to house and put him in a play pen on the patio and he ate good, but despite my trying to save him, he died last night.004

Roy keeps telling me I can’t save them all, but I will never stop trying.

The rest of the herd is fine and there are a lot of nannies out there carrying little ones, so come about June and some earlier, we should have another crop of little ones running and jumping all over the place.

Thanks Smiling Sally for hosting Blue Monday again.

We are still asking for prayers for Roy’s Mom, things are up and down, but the pain is returning and her arm is swelling and we know she can only hold on just so long.

Thanks again.

See Y’all

Barbara