Scottish Thistles

Scottish Thistles

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Just wanted to make you hungry!   There is absolutely nothing like homegrown food!  My hubby prepared this simple, but delicious meal . . comfort food!  It was SOOOO good!  Homegrown tomatoes and fresh corn on the cob, along with a pan sauted filet of salmon (no we didn't grow the salmon), with onion and poblano pepper topping.  Of course it's served on a vintage Fire King plate that came from my in-laws ranch.
Yummmmmmm!   Hungry? 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


September is here and that means cooler temps, fall scents, sounds and "feelings" and I love it!  It also means enjoying the pleasure of a fire in our firepit on the deck fed with cedar. The smell of cedar is so delightful!  
This past Saturday evening I built a fire and my hubby and I had our supper on the deck. Bill just enjoyed the fire so much.  We then made some s'mores to top off the evening.
On Sunday evening I built another fire to enjoy while our son, Jeremy (38 years old, has Down Syndrome and lives with a caregiver 5 miles away) was visiting.  He always puts on these leopard print slippers when he comes to our house.  They are his to wear while he's here.  We had a lovely evening sitting together on the glider with our feet up, enjoying the fire and a cup of coffee.
I'm so looking forward to more late afternoon/early evening fall fires . . and s'mores!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


It's apple time and it just brings back so many memories of the farm I grew up on.  My dad was an orchardman extraordinaire and we raised a lot of apples.  I cannot tell you how many ba-zillon trips I made up and down the ladder with a full picking sack hanging on my front.  We graded, sized, polished, boxed and sold them by the truckloads.  My dad also had a 40-gallon cider press and made the best . . . oh my . . .the BEST cider!  Boy, would that taste just divine right now!  What memories! What a heritage!

Friday, September 14, 2012

. . . and the WINNER IS . . .

Okay girls, the guessing game is closed now and we do have a winner!  Many answers were SOOOO, SOOOO VERY CLOSE.  Parts of the answers were right on but only ONE person got it all RIGHT ON!
The answers?  
It IS a vintage, handmade apron
There is a vintage NAPKIN in the pocket (not a hankie)
It IS used as a TABLE SKIRT/cover on our PANTRY TABLE
The winner is:  KRISTINA NELSON.
We used several waist aprons, tying them together and pinned them along the edge of our pantry table to the tablecloth that was over the top and sides. And each apron (except one which didn't any pockets) had a NAPKIN in the pocket.
Thanks for playing girls!  Your answers are all GREAT ideas for other glamping things to do.

The red apron is on the end of the table and tied to the canopy pole.
The aprons are all tied together and the pink one wraps around the end on the right.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


My daughter and I just recently returned from another wonderful time of tent glamping together.  I haven't posted all of my pictures yet and thought perhaps we could have a bit of fun before I do.

So here's the scoop . . . leave your comment here with  your guess as to WHAT this is and HOW you think we used it to "glam" up our glampsite You have to be close in BOTH answers

I'm putting together a fun and, hopefully, nice giveaway package for the person who comes the closest in their answers.

Should be fun, I think . . . thanks for sharing and "playing"!

Friday, September 7, 2012


My daughter, Robin, and I were just glamping together again this past weekend in Flagstaff, Arizona.  She lives in Phoenix and is a teacher so I met her there for several days.  We built our "girl fort" again and had the best time together.  Every time we do this we make little changes to how we glamp up our site.  In this photo you can see one corner of our tent, which has a screened porch.  We put lace all along the edge of the rainfly over the porch (and all over other areas which you'll be able to see later).  Set up a little table at the corner with Mary Janes books, including her new "Glamping" book, used some vintage linens and a little "Welcome" sign!  Sure would love to have you stop by and visit!

Monday, September 3, 2012


We are enjoying yet another Glamping adventure together, this time at the KOA in Flagstaff, Arizona. We're nestled under some beautiful, tall Ponderosa Pines in the cool, mountain breezes.  Yup, having our famous s'mores made from Sharon's homemade marshamallows, Mary Janes chocolate and honey graham.  They have this "photo" stop at the KOA and with the assistance of our camping neighbor, Dean,  we got our picture taken . . including Bramble.  Are we having fun?  You betcha!!!!  And, there will be more snippets about our adventure.