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Pat
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Missourian
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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 2 days ago on Dining Room Change at Back Porch Musings
Thanks so much Nana Diana! The iris canvas is another of my Home Goods finds. I always go through the canvases when I am in the store.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The Dining Room in Autumn at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Susan. The prints were purchased at JC Penney in 2003. They are actually companion prints with a larger print of a vineyard purchased at JCP at the same time. I'm trying to find a spot for that one in the room as well.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Finding Inspiration at Back Porch Musings
Barbara, thanks so much for letting me know. That is good news! Several years ago, there was an effort to change the name of the road. The family got together and sent letters etc. to keep the name of the road. Across the highway, the name is now Freymuth Lane. That is the small stretch of road that winds around from Lake Saint Louis Blvd. and runs along the highway. Freymuth Rd. ran between the two original farms. The road on the Wentzville side runs in front of the farm that belonged to a cousin.That farm is designated a Missouri Century Farm and was bequeathed to St Charles County for a park. Lots of history on Freymuth Rd.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Finding Inspiration at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Patty. The turkey platter is from Pottery Barn about two years ago.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2014 on Tuesday Tidbits8 at Back Porch Musings
Hi Paige Thanks so much! I am so happy you found Back Porch Musings. The glassware is Mikasa French Countryside.You will find more info on pricing etc. at mikasa.com. Pat
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2014 on The Dining Room in Autumn at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Susan. The wire cloche is one of a pair from Nell Hill's several years ago. I can't remember, for sure, where I found the tiered piece. It was more than likely Home Goods.:-)
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2014 on The Dining Room in Autumn at Back Porch Musings
Michelle that is definitely a little slice of Heaven, nestled deep in the hills and hollows of the gorgeous Missouri Ozarks, on the Lake of the Ozarks. I think we need to schedule a drive, soon!
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2014 on Tables and Tidbits at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Mary. I find very nice silks at locally owned shops. All About Home, Troy MO, The White Hare, O'Fallon MO, and The Flower Petaler, St Charles MO. I've actually found some nice pods at Michael's, this Fall.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on Apples and Acorns at Back Porch Musings
When I was in high school, I had private drawing lessons with an artist who lived in a log cabin. Great memories! Every Saturday morning I would walk to her cabin, for my lesson. Mary always had fresh baked cookies, still warm from the oven. While I munched cookies and sipped hot tea, I had my lesson, with one of the artist's cats curled up in my lap.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on A Cabin at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Pinky! Those trees are from either Nell Hill's(Atchison KS)or Schaefer House (Jefferson City MO)several years ago. I can't remember for sure, but definitely at one of those shops.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on A Cabin at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Judy! The throws are all from Home Goods at different times.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2014 on Pumpkins and Plaid at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Judy! The tureens are from Walmart, several years ago.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2014 on A Table for Soup Weather at Back Porch Musings
Just a little something for Pink Saturday! Happy weekend, Beverly!
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Happy Birthday, Yann!
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2014 on Some Days Mean More Than Others at Tongue in Cheek
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Thank you, Donna. It is very fragrant. We planted it to hide the back of the grill. We keep it trimmed. I think this has been it's best year. We pulled a lot of it out in Spring and put new fencing in to hold it.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2014 on Tuesday Tidbits4 at Back Porch Musings
Hi Karen...the pumpkin is actually a covered plate, like a butter dish. I found it at Home Goods a week or so ago. There may still be some available.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2014 on Waterside at Back Porch Musings
Thank you,Brenda. That photo is a selfie I snapped in the car after I got my new glasses last month. I edited it with photoscape, cloning out the background and changing it to black and white.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2014 on Waterside at Back Porch Musings
Thank you TJ! I am happy to see you doing your blog. BPM is my little place of escape. I hope to continue! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2014 on Waterside at Back Porch Musings
Kathy...thank you so much! The French Countryside is in the barn board cabinet at home doing double duty as staging. A lot of it is packed away, in hopes of the move.:-)
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2014 on Waterside at Back Porch Musings
Orlando's had some of those old time striped watermelons today. It was a big temptation but we passed because they were so big! These Black Diamonds are seedless. We've looked all Summer for one. We used to get them in Camdenton. Been awhile since we were down there. The one we got today is smaller than the seeded but still has the same great flavor.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2014 on On the Back Burner at Back Porch Musings
Molly is okay, Gee. However, she does not want to be left alone here.So if we have anything to do, she stays at our home. We had appointments last week and she stayed at our house, rather than here. She will again this week because we have to be in St Louis for an appointment. We need to be at home a couple of days anyway, for dusting etc. So we just worked around the appointment. Right now we are awaiting maint. to replace smoke alarm batteries. They did one last week. There are only two, so why not put new batteries in both? I don't know. Molly does not like chirping smoke alarms. I am sure it is painful for her ears. They are checking our water meter Wed. We had low water usage in July. The simple answer to that, we were not here other than getting things moved, during the month of July. When the meter is checked they will find it is working as it should be.:-)
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on A Cubby and Bath at Back Porch Musings
LOL, Ellen. It was 58 degrees here this morning. Chili weather for sure. The temps are going back up. We have had a spectacular Summer...waiting for the other shoe to drop,though.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Good Eats! at Back Porch Musings
Hi Cheryl Ann Thank you! The leaf plates are like little accent plates, no indentation for a cup. Your snack set sounds beautiful!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Green and Red at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Jenna!:-) I've noticed the last couple of times at HG, my total is decidedly less than it used to be, but I am still enjoying the process.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2014 on Tuesday Tidbits 2 at Back Porch Musings