Feb 14, 2017

VALENTINES DAY AT THE TINY FARMHOUSE

                                                                          

Year round my home is filled with heart shaped items in one form or another. To me, they are just plain, simple and sweet. Some hang on old plank walls, others sit on primitive shelves. They even make appearances on my covered porch, and a few of them have made their way into the garden and onto the deck. Being that it is Valentines Day today, I am sharing some farmhouse frills and Valentine vignettes, roses, hearts, cherubs,Valentine cookies, candles, and pearls all seem perfect for the interior of my itty bitty 570 square foot, sweet farmhouse this Valentines day.


Old farmhouse plank walls are a backdrop to romantic décor


                                                                                
Beautiful feminine vintage dress becomes part of the farmhouse bedroom vignette

                                                                                 
                                                                               
Jesus holds the key to my heart


                                        
                                                                         
                                                                              
My closet door



                                                                             



                                                                              
A $2.00 vintage pillow adds charm all year round



A wreath of white roses on my closet door
                                                                            


                                                                              
I designed this farmhouse style  kitchen cabinet 
   
 
                                                                        
The countertops are made with galvanized  metal that I antiqued so that they looked really worn and old
                        


                                                                         
Perfect dishes for Valentines Day festivities
                                                                      

                                                                                    
Valentines cookies made with love
                                                                               


                                                                             
Farm fresh Organic ingredients


                                                                               

The cast iron heart shaped pan hangs on the wall when not in use




Lacy doilies line my kitchen shelves..... and oh' how I love my little pie safe
                                                                                 


                                                                               
  

                         
                                                                    
                             


                                                                           
Tiny heart shaped pans make adorable mini muffins




Real handmade heart soap adorned with little roses... Yes, it is my everyday bar of soap. Life is short, use the fancy stuff today




My dishwasher



Cherub guarding the fancy farmhouse soap




 A $14.00 antique mirror separated from a dresser hangs above the cast iron sink



Cherubs weighing in


God knows I need angels in my kitchen



My kitchen windows dressed for Valentines Day



An old heart made from wood and found in the street



A handmade heart made of strings of pearls and the masculine heart version made of wood



                                                                                 
A hand carved rustic rose graces the side of my refrigerator cabinet



Hmm, should I add some white chalk paint to the rose?


A shelf in my kitchen







Adding a bit of color to the farmhouse as Spring approaches


My mantle in her Valentines attire



My Valentine mantle décor is dedicated to the amazing dogs in my life, both past and present.



 



I heart dogs


Dogs leave paw prints on your heart



This buffet is in my little dining nook area




Yes, that is a sterling silver tea pot hanging from my ceiling




My buffet was originally dark wood that needed some help. Chalk paint to the rescue





I have a thing for galvanized items, especially hearts








When you live in a tiny space it helps to merchandise items 'upwards'.




Roses,  hearts,  Cherubs, Valentine cookies, candles and pearls....I hope you enjoyed.


May you find some time to play on this Valentines day.
It is never to late to have a happy childhood. If you missed it the first time around, create one for yourself starting today.
Blessings,
Tonita
XO








Jan 31, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JANUARY

WAHOOOOOO- The happy dance party continues here in the little mountain farmhouse. What an amazing and inspiring inauguration speech. It gave me and millions of legal Americans hope again. The best ever inauguration!!!!!! MAGNIFICENT !!!!!Yep - brought tears of JOY, PURE JOY to me. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY dancing still going on here on the vintage plank floors. WAHOOOOO!!!!
Just one week plus as president and TRUMP is rocking it. He is freaking AWESOME.!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                        
                                                                    
 A little shelf in my farmhouse dedicated to President Trump!!!!!!

Every single day since President Trump was sworn in, I have felt like a kid on Christmas day. I wake up every morning SO excited to find wonderful gifts from our new amazing President. IF he could hear me, I would say - "Mr. President - you have restored my faith in America.  Thank you for your hard work and wasting no time delivering on your campaign promises, I continue to keep you in my prayers".

                                                                             
You have my support and respect!!!!!

                                                                     
And to Vice President Pence, I say this - "God bless you for speaking up for hundreds of thousands of murdered babies who had their beating heart stopped, which started beating on day 17 of conception, all in the name of abortion". Thanks for standing up for those who have no voice. 

                                                                                
He does what he says. REFRESHING.

Wow- What a stunning first lady.  She stirred up memories, the days of Jacki O.  How wonderful to finally have a classy, feminine woman back in the white house. Her worth is great as a mother and wife. Nothing she does beyond that deserves higher respect and honor. I get sick of people thinking we are electing a team of presidents. Being a supportive white house wife and mother are of the utmost importance and not to be underestimated. God bless all you women who work both inside and outside your home to care for your family. Hats off to the traditional women who are home makers and wives as well as those who home school their kids. You are amazing women, and I respect and admire strong women who support their man and care well for their home and family. 

                                                                             
Every time I hear upset from the left, I know it is another great day

It is such a wonderful beginning to a new year that is filled with so much hope. Like I said, I am still happy dancing over here in my little farmhouse. What a wonderful day Inauguration day.   Ahhhh! -----It was like a political orgasm for conservatives and day after day I along with MILLIONS of others, continue to bask in an after glow.  It is wonderful to blow off steam, and feel a sense of release after eight years of hell with the prior presidents antics.

                                                                     
Every day is like Christmas with Trump as PRESIDENT.


 I want to make it clear that I DO NOT hate liberals. I use humor in order help me share the planet with those whom I strongly disagree with. I notice that liberals are in distress, - I get that. I have been there for the past eight years. But, enough already with  reactionary nasty rage, and emotional breakdowns - all by choice. Please try to be tolerant like conservatives have been these past eight years. I personally am tired of  over sensitive, low level uninformed PC ppl afflicted with christianphobia, whitemanaphobia, and conservativephobia and Trumpaphobia. Exercise tolerance please. Choose love like Madonna has taught you.

                                                                     
                                                              
Having a sense of humor comes in real handy for those of us on the Trump train. I must admit there have been some want to be 'buzz kills' in my life recently and several attempts have been made to try and steal my 'happy dancing' Joy. People  have contacted me to share their meltdowns.leaving no room for sensible, factual or logical response. I can not make sense of their emotionally charged, illogical babbling and heated spewing. Really? Relax children - ah Trump is PRESIDENT now. We won! We are happy and excited.  Use your free speech but try to control yourself already. My recent encounters with reactionary liberals  brings an image to mind of a bobble head doll that sat on the dashboard of dads old impala, when I a was just a young one. To see adults so out of control, having tantrums & breakdowns while spewing out hatred, rage, lies and insults directed towards Trump and his supporters is flat out proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.. I realize that when they act out, good things to make America great again are happening. So, instead of being bothered by those that are not able to exercise self control, I just look at them as bobble heads in order to share the planet in a peaceful manner and keep a smile on my face. It is as if they are programmed with a  recorded message on an implanted chip, that repeats rhetoric from those lying talking heads over at the failing corrupt negative news (CNN) network. They magnify  hate and division that began years ago under the Barry Hussein reign.The only thing that I would add to those little bubble heads (oh, I mean bobble heads)  would be to design them to have a flame that comes out of their nostrils when their head bobbles. Sort of like those automatic barbecue lighters do when you click them. Imagine flames coming out of their noses at the sound of T-R-U-M-P.  Sort of like those clap on, clap off lights sold around Christmas time. I can imagine little heads a bouncing and wobbling up and down and then fire shooting out of their nostrils as they spew CNN rhetoric. The fire trigger would come on at the sound of  "TRUMP".  You heard it here first... if someone invents this type of doll, I want a slice of the pie. Now don't go get upset by this post, give me a break and understand like Madonna, I say things that might get taken wildly out of context.I am sure you can understand. Be tolerant.

                                                                            
Attention Trump haters......Don't be a bad apple, be tolerant of Trump and choose love (like madonna says)....


There was once a day when liberals and conservatives could have a  political conversation over dinner without food fights, temper tantrums and meltdowns that leaves people unfriended, deleted or not talking to each other. My God, what ever happened to logic? People have gone nuts. I am SO happy I live here in the rural Appalachian mountains and not in my old neighborhood in the CA bay area or WA state. I might of been doing a happy dance in prison instead of my farmhouse.

                                                                 

                                                                            
Don't discuss politics over dinner


 A fresh and renewed hope in making America great again has reached into every corner of America and has excited millions. Many conservatives have their voice back and were standing strong and were not going away. So cupcakes, get used to it.  We are on the Trump train and we are going to cover a lot of territory.



                                                                      
 I am past wanting to converse with others that have no self control.  I have friends that are liberals and in order to get along going forward, we might not be able to ever discuss any topic related to politics. And there are so many that do. Many family members, friends and associates are drawing lines in the sand. We must continue to pray and try to see the best side of people. Yes, I need to work on that myself, as challenging as it often is. If we could take emotion out of it and look at things logically, and use self control - oh my.. many of us might actually be on the same page on many issues that concern us.
With Obama in office many lines were drawn in the sand between friends an family. He was the president of division and racial unrest. NOT Trump like lying media hopes people believe. I remained pretty quiet over this past  eight years while I was sickened every day as I watched Washington DC (district of criminals) with Obummer at the helm. Today- there is a new sheriff in town whom I strongly support and am VERY pleased with his amazing job in his first week in office. He has my full support. I am so pleased with all his efforts of action.

On another note I finally took down most of my Christmas decorations, except for my snowflakes. Snowfall dusted the mountains days ago and I took some pictures through the farmhouse windows. I also wanted to share a Christmas poem with you that I forgot to include in my Christmas post... I know, its late January but this is such a wonderful time and magical month it just feels like Christmas EVERY DAY, - to me. So here is another Christmas poem. And a few pictures of the most recent snowfall here at the farmhouse.

My farmhouse bedroom window



                                                                                  
A view of the woods surrounding my home


                                                                        
My deck with a fence full of wavy glass vintage windows

                                                                                     


                                                                       
Enjoying the winter snowfall and view



Twas the night before Inauguration, and up in the tower,
The Donald reflected on his newfound power.
The conservative masses had come out in force,
And delivered a victory that would chart a new course.





The snowflakes were shell-shocked with tears in their eyes,
The media lied to them . . . What a surprise.
They had been promised a Hillary win,
But the criminal Clinton took one on the chin.

And though from all corners celebrities flew,
They made no impression, for they hadn’t a clue.
They talked about climate, racism, and such,
And they made up good stories . . . But didn’t know much.

The fake news and ignorance came at a cost,
And they can’t understand all the reasons they lost.
They blame it on Comey and Bernie and Vlad,
But fail to acknowledge the one that was bad.

Yes, Hillary Clinton, in many ways flawed,
Was her own biggest hurdle toward getting the nod.
The campaign exposed her corruptness and greed,
And her speeches were punch-less as ten dollar weed.

So out in the streets there arose such a clatter,
It was Soros-paid protestors and Black Lives Matter.
With cities to pillage and windows to smash,
They knew not the issues, but needed the cash.

Eight years of Obama had given them cause,
To expect a replacement of their Santa Claus.
But soon the protestors will feel the pain,
When the wheels fall off of the old gravy train.

And now all the snowflakes are riddled with fear,
Upset and offended by things that they’ll hear.
The cocoa and crayons will help for a while,
But fact-based opinions will soon cramp their style.

I saw him on TV in front of a crowd,
He spoke about veterans, it made me feel proud.
He spoke about energy, safety, and jobs,
Taking this country back from the Washington snobs.

He was dressed in Armani, all tailored and neat,
And the Brunos he wore made the outfit complete.
For a man of his vintage, he seemed rather fit,
And he looked presidential, I have to admit.

His eyes glowed like embers, his smile was the best,
And his hair was the color of my old hunting vest.
His love for this country was on full display,
And his actions spoke louder than his words could say.

He thanked all his voters, and before he was gone,
Saved thousands of jobs while Obama looked on.
The fate of this country left nothing to chance,
So, he filled out his cabinet weeks in advance.

The men he had chosen were of the same mind,
Let’s set the bar high, and not lead from behind.
He picked up his phone as he rose from his seat,
With a flick of his finger, he sent out this tweet;

“Now Mattis!, now Kelly!’ now Sessions! And Pruitt!
On Perry! On Flynn, You’re the ones who can do it.
Start lifting restrictions and building the wall,
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”;

The roar of his audience rose from the stands,
He kissed all their babies and shook all their hands.
He answered their questions and calmed all their fears,
They knew it would be a fantastic four years.
Then he jumped in his limo, and off to his jet,
A fellow that Liberals won’t soon forget.
He sent one more tweet as the evening expired;
“Happy Inauguration to all,
AND OBAMA – YOU’RE FIRED!”



Oh and i know that Trump is keeping a list this year of who is being naughty or nice and knowing Trump he will check it twice.He will publish that list on social media so be good, all you kids.


Stay strong in the flurry of lies, deception, rage, and anger from ANY illogical and reactionary people. Don't let your joy be ripped off. Play and dance like no one is watching and create a fun and happy childhood for yourself today. It is never too late. And  go hug a liberal, and like the liberal madonna, who thinks of blowing up the white house says........ Choose LOVE.

Tonita