Friday, June 27, 2014

Playful Antiques

Heeelllooooo there my good folk! Happy sunny summer day to you.  

As a school teacher, I've always enjoyed my summers off (IMMENSELY). But the older I get the more I seem to use my summer time wisely. 

What use to seem like an eternity, 2 months with my little girls, just flies by these last few summers and I am hyper-aware that these be looked back upon as the best days of my life. It is bittersweet, and the more I try to cherish it the faster it slips by. Even when Miss Junebug is ripping out the flowers in the backyard and leaving them on the doorstep! It's a good thing she's so darn cute.

When life gives you broken zinnias...make a bouquet!

This IS my favorite picture of the day though. Thanks Junebug!

 This summer has already been full of swimming, trips to visit family, ice cream, bicycles and movie nights. Our recent movie night movie was the new Lego movie. Have you seen it? It's so cute. And it has a wonderful message to parents. If you have seen it then you'll recall how the father won't allow his son to play with his "stuff".

It got me to thinking about my antiques and old junk. I have to admit that I can be a little like the dad in the Lego movie when it comes to my treasured collections. Which is ridiculous, I mean it's already old and beat up, right?  So this morning I got out all of my vintage trucks and farm animals and my primitive wooden barn for the girls to play with. 

They have not stopped playing with it all day!! How could I have been such an evil mother to hide it away? Haha

In other news...

I have been on an old sign kick lately. I found this huge old hand painted wood sign in Weatherford,TX last week. 

 I still don't know where it will end up. I'm thinking on the wall outside of my office.

 And I moved "Cowpernia" the cow head into the living room. I just painted that old mirror below her yesterday. It weighs a TON. My plan is to hang it a few inches under her. Don't you think? 

Another thing I'm considering is painting my armoire and moving it to the bedroom. It's just way to big and jutty outty into the living room. It's a small awkward room.  

Here's one more shot I took of the table while my 5 year old was setting it for dinner. I love watching my girls do stuff like that. Tonight we're having my FaVoRiTe meatloaf. I always thought I hated meatloaf until I tasted my MIL's. It's smothered in tomato soup and stewed tomatoes. MMM! We serve it with cooked carrots, rolls and cauliflower with cheese. 

Home cookin'! Fresh flower centerpieces! It's amazing how much time I have to be domestic in the summer. :D

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!



  1. I love all the small changes you have made in your home decor.. I have not seen the lego movie but I have heard it is great...I love zinnia's. They are such a bold beautiful Summer wonder you little one could not resist picking them.. Love the cow head hanging over the mirror...Have a great day! Blessings!

  2. It sounds like you're having a wonderful summer, Linsey. That's a great old sign you found and your zinnias are very pretty ~ love the colors!

  3. Linsey,
    I love the chippy knobby things. You always pull things together nicely. You just beat white ironstone and blue jars to decorate with. I want one of those barns and farm equipment for my little man to play with. I'm gonna be on the prowl.

  4. Lindsey,
    I agree...we all need to use our vintage goodies, instead of just displaying them. Enjoy these summer days with your little ones and will look back on them as some of best days ever.


  5. As my father-in-law used to tell us all the time when our girls were little, THESE are your golden years! Enjoy the lazy summer days of flower picking and letting your girls play with "your" toys, Linsey. Your home is looking lovely and I love your newest finds!

  6. I love summers too--I am a stay at home Mom (because I have a disabled son) and my favorite time of year is when the kids are home with me. We get to sleep in and everything--love it! Your photos are beautiful--love all the blue jars. Enjoy your time off!

  7. I wish life would give me
    any Zinnias, They won't grow.
    I am replanting them today maybe for the fall.

  8. Awe, I love the barn and farm animals. That's why I love can't hurt them. I know they enjoyed playing with them.

  9. So great to hear from you! I was just thinking about you yesterday, hoping your summer was going well. You have the right attitude...enjoy these sweet times and live in the moment. Kids grow up so quickly!

  10. I no longer have little ones, and only had a few treasured antiques when my kids were little, but most of them weren't breakable or "fun", so I didn't need to worry about them getting broken. How sweet that your kids got to play with your adorable farmyard set! I LOVE your new sign!
    Blessings, ~Angie

  11. Hi Lindsey,

    Love your blog and your art!


  12. That flour sack is wonderful, and the collection of white pitchers.
    Sorry haven't been by, just on overload.

  13. I love all your prety vintage collections. Enjoy your summer. It has to be wonderful to be able to spend summers home. Loved the pitchers.


  14. What time is dinner? Meatloaf is a favorite of mine also! Cute farm toys!

  15. Yes we saw the lego movie and my daughter and I thought it was funny,my husband not so much.Love your vintage toys!What a great sign too!


I ♥ your feedback so much. I will try my best to reply. Thank you!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.