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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Heart of my Home

As some of you know, I have a thing for squirrels..and owls..well, all birds really.
A long time ago a friend of mine who is a collector of early american antiques found a primitive hooked rug. (We always called her "the good"... cause her antiques were the real deal.) They came from the "fancy" antique shows. The ones put on by Baker and Co. (if you or your pocketbook are into that sorta thing). Wow, that is way out of my world. My house is filled with old things, cottage-type stuff, farmy stuff, things you'd find in Maine or Vermont...NOT museum quality....you can be sure of that... But one day along came this primitive hooked rug. WAY our of my league. But I wanted it bad. I knew if we got it,we would be eating macaroni and cheese for a long time. The macaroni and cheese in the blue box. You know the one. The one you can get for 2 for a dollar at "The Dollar Store". Well, we sprung for that rug. And we ate macaroni and cheese. Alot. Are we crazy? Well, I still love the rug. And ya know what else? I still love macaroni and cheese.


  1. It's beautiful! And special. You will have it (and love it) forever.

  2. You are so fortunate to have taken classes from such fine teachers. Re. your rug & Mac'n Cheese-
    in college I would often spend my last few cents, my bus fare, on a bunch of violets & then walk the couple of miles back to the college just to have the sweet scent for a while. It was always worth it!

  3. What Roslyn said reminds me of when I had my first apartment on my own in Frankfurt Germany, I actually pocketed roles of toilet paper from restaurants and lived off of dry soups and rice because I had no money. And yet, once a week the florist would have a bucket of roses which were marked down because they were short-stemmed, and I would buy one bunch for 55 cents...I put them in an old cracked teapot that was missing it's top, and it made me feel more human to have fresh flowers in the home.

  4. I LOVE that....yeah, when that rug came along...things weren't exactly gravy in the money department. But, John said, we better get it, you love it, and you probably will never see another one, we'll get by.
    He was right...we got by and I have never seen another one.
    P.S.the soup was so good.just finished it up for lunch...


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