Sunday, November 29, 2015

savings like snowflakes

Just couldn't end the fun...20% sale in my booth at the Hixton
Schoolhouse Antique Mall through Christmas!  Restocked too!

                                    (via Pinterest)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

"Squirrel away savings" Sale

Special 30% off Sale in my booth (dealer SPY) at the Hixton Antique Mall for one week!

Now through the close of business on Saturday, November 28, 2015!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Farmhouse Christmas

It always feels like I should wait until at least after Thanksgiving
to "Holiday up" my booth at the Hixton Antique Mall...but as I 
have been out antiquing, I have found that fall feels like it is in 
the rear view mirror.  So I have let Christmas & winter arrive.

With tin, Ironstone, enamelware and bits of vintage holiday - it is here!

It looks full...but trust me, there is a pathway and goodies for folks to find 
at every turn!

Farmhouse Christmas has arrived at Meadowview Farm!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

art should touch your soul

When I first found Jamie Heiden's art and words...I felt I had
come home, again ~ just like when we had found our farm.  It was not
a surprise to find she just lived south of Augusta, I could feel western 
Wisconsin in her artistry.

As I looked through her gallery
this picture took my breath away ~ titled "Our a very very very nice house"....

Art should touch your soul, should reach into your heart and should take you on a journey home.

Our 1857 home...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


From May until November, my dearest pansies show 
just how strong they are!  I am just a bit in awe of such
gentle strength.

Monday, November 2, 2015


Guess what arrived at Meadowview Farm on Sunday?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Daisy Grace

We welcome Daisy Grace into our family & farmhouse.

Lucy Lily has accepted her from the moment she arrived last night.
They have played & played.  Now there is sweet sleep.

Our thanks to the Eau Claire Humane Society.

My heart is mending...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

pardon me...

I imagine that for the rest of my days upon this earth, I will start October
with reflection.  I will gently tap friends upon the shoulder with a reminder
that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer...and remind them,
further, that early detection matters.  With a tear and a smile I will blow out
two candles on my "re-birthday cake" and remember that all clear call
from my surgeon on October 18, 2013.

With some authority - I will strongly state that 
no one loses a battle to cancer.  There are many who face a briefer
journey -- but I am certain they were the bravest of us all.  

So please say a gentle prayer for those brave & courageous
souls that walk through the valley & fear no evil.  And if you 
will, make a wish for a cure.

                            {via Pinterest}

Thursday, September 24, 2015

good bye dear Rosie

This evening I buried my three year old kitten, August Rose, in our apple orchard.
Rosie had lived a full three years...born under our chicken coop.  At 8 months she had 
been found with a shattered pelvic bone followed by six weeks in a carrier on our porch 
as she miraculously healed.  Two years ago she became a house cat...taking me through
my breast cancer journey.  She lived with & then through the loss of our
two older cats, Shawnee & McCoy.  This past spring she welcomed a new kitten,
Lucy Lily, into our home.  She had been quite sick this past month.  This morning, after 
a second trip to the vet, she took her last breath at her farm...with Dave, Lucy & me at her
side.  She was a cat, but she was more than that.  To me, she was courage...sweet, gentle 
courage.  Tears for a cat, again.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

autumn #4

    brown transferware ~ faded black ~ demure colors of fall

Friday, September 18, 2015

autumn #3

     bears ~ acorns ~ tick, tick, comes autumn!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

autumn #2

blackbird singing in the dead of night ~ pie birds sing for fall

Friday, September 11, 2015

autumn #1

layers ~ harvest ~ patina ~ a hint of summer ~ a peak of orange

Monday, September 7, 2015

autumn arriving

In little nods to the change of season, autumn arrives at
Meadowview Farm.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

at auction

Dave & I spent this past Saturday at auction.                       That's me ^.  
It was comfortable weather, a small crowd...and a few items worth the wait for a bid.  
I was not feeling all together, so let Dave do my bidding, literally.  I watched ~ lots of people, Amish, antique dealers, and some auction newbies...and the family.
I kept thinking about the chapter of a life's story I was "reading" as I sat there.  Item 
after item bid on, loaded, and removed from this farm.  This ritual.  At auction.
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