Sunday, July 31, 2011

Just An Old Door????

NOT!!!  Lee turned this old meat house door into
a wonderful saw buck table. It is now in my kitchen.
Take a peek...

The underside of the table.

Date night was Friday night...and aside from being about
200 degrees in the auction house, we had a good time.
One of the things that we did buy was this awesome crock.
Both of us love crocks...this will probably stay in the home.

I will show you the rest of the "goodies" at another time...
they are all at the shop.

Aside from putting the saw buck table together, today is pretty slow.
We did finally manage to get some rain which was nice. 
Something about the rumbles of gentle thunder and hearing the rain makes it cozy
feeling inside, and Tinsley is wonderful to snuggle down with!
He and I were in the other bed...
SOMEBODY was snoring!!!!

Here is hoping that you are having a lazy, comfortable day!
Thank you for your visit.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Are You Ready For This.....

IT'S HERE!!!!!
Get your drool rag ready!!
Find a cool spot (yeah right!)
Grab a cuppa something
Sit back and

These are fresh off the press and are available
at the shop.

So, it's date night. Can't believe it's Friday...AGAIN
My grandmother used to say that it seemed like everyday was Friday...
being in school at the time I thought she was crazy...Friday was miles away.
But now that I am OLDER...Ya know she was RIGHT!!
It is either Friday...or Christmas! Yep I said it!
4 months to go...guess what?
I am FINISHED shopping!!!  wooohooo!!!!
WELL...when all you give is gift cards it doesn't take much!!

Have a Blessed to you 'prolly Sunday!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

STOP....I want Off...... you ever feel like the picture below???
I feel as if I am chasing my tail...not catching it
and getting further behind.
The old saying...
two steps forward
twelve steps back
seems to be coming true!!

I just feel lost...I want to work on some fall things
for all the upcoming shows but I swear when it's 100 degrees outside
it is SO hard to think of fall.

My Chiro. Doc is out of town at the beach....
I NEED rib has popped back outa place
and it is beginning to really bother me.

THEN...I had my mammy 2 weeks ago...thought all was well
cause I mean it has been 2 weeks...
Gotta phone call today...all IS NOT well...
gotta go for some more week.
They just leave you hanging, don't they know
what that does to your nerves?

AND...the electric company STILL has me owing them
like $11,000.00. Can't someone out there figure
out what happened??????

O.K. I am finished....THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
I sure do hope that you are having a better day!

Appreciate you all listening to me for a few minutes!!
Blessings to each of you,

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Full House....

...or should I say shop!
Enjoy the small sampling of Millstone..
we have make-do's, cupboards, a beautiful original blue color blanket chest,
a huge rail road cupboard
and all kinds of smalls.

I hope that you enjoyed the small sampling of our little shop.

Today is my first day "back at work".  I have really missed the shop although
I must admit I sure did accomplish a lot at home...
played with pups
played with Eli
caught up on blogs
held down the couch
celebrated Lee's birthday...
SEE I TOLD you I did a lot!!!!!

Have a Fantastic day!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Take A Peek Inside

I hope that you enjoyed your walk thru my little corner of
The Summer In The Valley Show...
it was such a pleasure to see old friends and
to meet some new ones!!!
Lee and I both hope to see you all soon...
A Harvest Gathering @ The Miller House
5960 Valley Pike
Stephens City, VA 22655
Sept. 10th  from 10-5
Rain date Sept. 11
This will be our next show...hope you can make the journey!!
Have a blessed day...and watch the heat...
(think snow)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

These Are A Few.....

...of my favorite things.
The blue on the old corn sheller...
the old bowls it holds...

Old painted shutters...
old apple baskets...
a child's chair...
a dough bowl...
wooden dough riser...
hand made dolls

Bittersweet vine...

Pie Safes...
old carriers...
cookie cutters
old tables...
covered boxes.
Thank you for your visit to Millstone
please enjoy your day

Monday, July 18, 2011


Yep, we all survived another family reunion. I will not bore you
with pictures of people that you do not know, but I will show you
Justin and Lee.

It rained Saturday and it was "COLD". Like sweatshirt cold.
Loved it!!!
By the time the family dinner rolled around the rain was gone
but the fire sure did feel good.

Now it is on to the home shop to get ready for the show this weekend!!
Lee and I are looking forward to seeing everyone...
Are YOU coming??
I think we will have something for every one's taste!!

Have a blessed day my friends
and thank you for your visit.

P.S. Remember I said I would not bore you with pictures from the reunion?
I will not lie to you...actually the above picture is the ONLY picture
I took!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Another Sneak Peak.....

This box is beautiful...when we bought it we were told
it was a plumbers box, well it was actually an old
country store slant front desk.  Lee had to add a new slant top
which I think he did an excellent job...

But look what happens when you open it...
love that green OLD store cash drawer. This will be my
new cash drawer for the shows...until it is sold anyway.

Next is this BIG old dough bowl. She measures 21.5 inches across
and has the coolest wear notch on the side. This would look really good
in the middle of your table!!!

Next we have what makes my mouth water.  Many of you know that
I LOVE big painted cupboards and this one fits the bill!
It is roughly 7 ft. tall and has wonderful paint colors coming through.
Yep...even some old blue. The main color is a buttercup, inside is green.
This is not the best picture but you get the idea.
Now you have seen a lot of our booth "stuff" for next weekend.
I hope that you can join us for
Summer In The Valley
This is always one of the best shows...and of course the shopping
is wonderful!!!!

Don't know bout you but I am shopping for real estate in
the Artic!!!!  I am DONE with this heat...and just think
this weekend is the family reunion...I am so glad I am not
tent camping!!! We do have a cabin with a/c.  This will be
Justin's first reunion in 21 years. So we are kinda excited for everyone to
meet him again.

Well friends, I have kept you long enough...
Thank you for your visit to Millstone
see you again soon...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Getting Ready....

Here are some pics of a few of the things that
will be traveling with me in just a short 2 weeks.
Old dough repairs with old tin...

Love this old bed we bought...look at that green
turned it into a cute bench with straw and fresh shavings
little "mattress"

These are 2 little child's make do's.
Padded back with old mended feed sack.
(my first attempt)

This is an old cider barrel out of upstate New York
with the original yellow it!!
Looks good holding our flags!!

And last is this cute little walnut cabinet
that Lee made...complete with a 
milk glass insert.

I am closing the shop for a week...I would like to say
for a vacation but it's not really....
well if you call his Family Reunion and getting ready for
the show on the 23rd a vacation then I guess it is.
Yep, it's that time again...reunion..gosh a year goes by QUICK!
So with that being said my "vacation" will start on
Friday July 15th...
re-open on Wed. July 27th.

It's date night tonight but I am not sure what we are doing?
I can tell you that I am NOT cooking!!!
Have a great FRIDAY!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hasn't He GROWN!!!

This is the same sweet LITTLE kitty we brought home
with us from Lori's last fall. Remember he was in a little bread crock??
He is a handsome fellow now.

                He has a coat of almost glass...shiny and it seems like you can see your
reflection.  He makes the BEST dust mop!!! Throw that piece of paper
under furniture and he will go get it...well it's the only way I can figure out how to clean up under some really low furniture!!!
He has his mouse...the one that is soaking wet!
Let me explain...flying up the steps onto the bed...staring!!
All of a sudden the most horrific M-E-O-W EVER...I am now sitting
straight've heard of animals giving signs of all kinds of things so I am thinking the world is coming to an end. Prancing and return to sleep.
O.K. Eli I am coming...what's down the stairs and into the den...there in
the bowl of water....HIS MOUSE. YUK, I shake it out and it will not shut up!
It's one of those activation for the next 7 hours it squeaks...
He carries it from room to room crying, will NOT let the dogs near it and tries
to bury it in his cat liter.  I found it out on the front porch...Lee "accidentally"
kicked it out there so there so HE would not hear it anymore...poor
Eli sat at the front door meowing....
Today the mouse is dry...still works...
and Eli is a Happy Cat once more!!

Yep, if that is not an exciting life I do not know what is!!!  LOL

Have a great day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th...

Happy 4th of July


Friday, July 1, 2011

He Is At It Again...

....playing with stuff!!
Give Lee a stencil and paint and he does not do to bad!!

I love what he added to plain old crocks!!   I really would like to
keep the one with the bird, heck I do not care if it not the "real" thing...
this fits the purpose for me!!!!
The back of the big one has a crack and has been repaired but the
smaller canning crock is o.k.
Job WELL DONE honey!!!!

Soooo, whats going on? Anything earth shattering happening in
your corner of the world??  Mine is pretty much the same.
I see Vicky got to hold little Oliver for the first time...congrats!!!
(see blog on side)
Dawn from Holly Hills lives in the coolest little town...
(see blog on side) to find out more
Lori is always got stuff going on at the farm...
yep...see blog on side.  Find out all about
Iggy...such a cutie!!

O.K. friends, I am off to make some summer time banners
and gates.
Have a blessed day and if traveling....