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Pat
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Missourian
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Thank you, Alycia! This tree was so easy! Merry Christmas to you and your family, too!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Oh Christmas Tree, Etc… at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Cynde. I didn't do as much decorating this year. However, I did do one of the upstairs bedrooms in a sort of lodge look. You can find it in the archives dated 11/16/2014. The title is Plaid Glorious Plaid.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Tuesday Tidbits12 at Back Porch Musings
Teresa...the large deer is from a shop no longer in business. The small deer are from The White Hare, O'Fallon MO. I've had all the deer a few years.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Tuesday Tidbits12 at Back Porch Musings
I wish I could find real Bittersweet, but it has been several years without finding any. I try to go along the back roads, but no luck, The last I had was several years ago when I found it at a roadside produce stand in Illinois.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Tuesday Tidbits12 at Back Porch Musings
Hi Cleo...J needed surgery in November. The lease on the apartment was for 6 months, so we decided to come home for Winter, at the end of the lease, so he would be more comfortable. We probably won't lease another place, although we are glad we had the apartment to get away from the initial listing of the house. It's a tad bit more work, staying here, but we felt for J's wellbeing being here at the house for the time being is best.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Oh Christmas Tree, Etc… at Back Porch Musings
We usually make at least one trip each year to Branson. We don't go to as many shows as we used to. We tend to stay at Big Cedar and just relax. Right now is a great time to go. Silver Dollar City has an amazing light display. There is always something to do in Branson. We just like to explore and do antique shops, etc. It's about a 5 or 6 hour drive for us now that we sold the condo at the lake. We used to go from there and it cut the drive in half. We are up northwest of St Louis so it is a pretty good drive now. I grew up not too far from Branson and even lived in Springfield for awhile. I love that part of our state. I think you would enjoy Branson.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Christmas Snapshots at Back Porch Musings
Hallie...thank you so much for the crock info. I don't remember where we found the crock.We have a pretty good general collection of crocks, from various farm sales in Missouri, over the last 30 or so years. It may be from one of those sales. I believe this one is the only White Hall we own.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Pitcher This at Back Porch Musings
Ruth...just before Thanksgiving, J needed surgery. Because we are nearing the end of a six month contract to sell the house and because the lease on the apartment was coming to an end, we decided to return home. Whether we will keep the house on the market through Winter is sort of up in the air right now, but we do know we needed to come home, just for J's comfort if nothing else. We are still planning to sell our home. We are glad we had the apartment during Summer and Fall just for a getaway, we believe we will just stay home now until it sells or we decide to keep it.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2014 on Snippets on Sunday at Back Porch Musings
It has certainly been a fun distraction, decorating around that sleigh, Alycia! Finished the foyer this morning. Very understated this year!:-)
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2014 on A Hearthside Christmas at Back Porch Musings
Perhaps it is the Clan Gordon side of my ancestry speaking to me, Sheila! Thank you!
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2014 on Santa Plaid at Back Porch Musings
Yes, Jean. Or home has been for sale four months. We would like to downsize due to our age and J's health issues.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2014 on Christmas on the Front Porch at Back Porch Musings
Hi June...thanks so much. The sleigh is from Home Goods a couple of weeks ago.
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2014 on Christmas on the Front Porch at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Rita...That's what I said to J, when I set the urns on the porch...sure hope they don't go flying!!:-) We are getting ready for a showing, this afternoon. Fingers crossed!
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2014 on Christmas on the Front Porch at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Andi! The throw is from home goods last year. I noticed several wool plaid throws when we were there last week.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2014 on Homework at Back Porch Musings
Thanks so much, Sarah! The woody pillow is still available at Pottery Barn.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2014 on Plaid Glorious Plaid at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Docia.The striped pillow is from Home Goods, last year.The Lab pillow is almost as old as Molly. She's 12 and we have had the pillow almost as long as she's been with us. I can't remember where we found it.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2014 on Plaid Glorious Plaid at Back Porch Musings
These are Clark's too Susan and I have the brown ones too.:-) I love my Clark's!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2014 on What When Wear at Back Porch Musings
I've had the ruana for awhile Susan. I found it at Ross. It's Calvin Klein. I try to check Marshalls, Ross, and TJ Maxx outerwear racks when I'm in the stores, this time of year. I saw some cute pullover style knit ponchos at Marshalls the other day.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2014 on What When Wear at Back Porch Musings
We are hoping to have a small tree. No decorations, but poinsettias around the bottom. That's the plan. The contract to sell is up in January. We won't put it back up for sale until Spring.Our Realtor hasn't said anything about Christmas.I'll email and see what she says before we put a tree up.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2014 on A Winter Room at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Karen! Our home hasn't sold yet. We are thinking of take it off the market for Winter and starting over in Spring.
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2014 on Leaves and Pheasant at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Cheryl Ann... The mats are from Nell Hill's. I bought them a few years ago when Nell Hill's still had an online store. You might be able to find similar ones at PB.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2014 on Leaves and Pheasant at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Ellen! Our Realtor is tops. Very good ranking. Our kids' home sold practically overnight. It is in the county south of us...smaller home. It is still slow for some homes up here in the country, plus different county.
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2014 on Snapshots at Back Porch Musings
Thanks so much Betty...no offense taken.:-) We've tried it spare.:-) At this point in time we decided if it sells it sells, but if it doesn't that's okay too. We will be leaving here in about an hour. I have my doubts about anyone even coming by. Maybe one or two potential buyers. If we are lucky.
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2014 on Snapshots at Back Porch Musings
Thanks so much Lou Ann. I really appreciate the advice, but it is the 11th hour.:-) When you see the virtual tour on the realtor site, you will see empty table tops and less fussy looks through the house. That spare look is what was here two years ago when we listed and this year as well. At the end of three months, we returned furniture and I did some tables. Our room had nothing on the walls, very plain for the listing. We decided to put three pictures on the wall and bring a table in for beside the chair a couple of weeks ago. We've tried it every which way, it just is a very soft market for homes the size of ours. Generally it takes over a year to sell a home of this size, here.
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2014 on Snapshots at Back Porch Musings
Hi Dana Our agent has made no suggestions about color or staging. We painted the dining room and living room a year before we decided to sell the house two years ago. I've always been drawn to warmer colors for some reason. The dining room was blue for a relatively short time,compared to the other two colors it's been painted...both of those warm. The beige and antique white paint colors through the house are our choices.
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on Dining Room Change at Back Porch Musings