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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

August 26, 2009

Thrifty Treasure and a funny farm story!

I am joining Leigh @ http://lbratina.blogspot.com/ for my first time. I have always wanted to do this since I love Thrifty fun!
Thrifty goodies....I found this great frame for .50 cents. Woohoo!!!! I also found the red shelf and vase for a couple dollars as well.

Next I cross stitched a kitchen motif with a cute little oven in it and then framed it with this frame.

It found its place on my favorite shelf in my kitchen next to a cute little framed piece that I won in a giveaway on http://cherrysjubileehome.blogspot.com/ If you've never been to her blog run don't walk...she has the cutest ideas, great projects and lovely home! The toile planter and black candlesticks (which I spray painted) are also thrifty finds.
Lastly, the little ceramic chicken is passed down from hubby's great grandmother.
Now the funny story!
She taught my hubby how to raise and take care of chickens. The beginning of his illustrious farming career. He wanted to know why the eggs weren't hatching, and why she brought them inside(they needed a rooster and there was no rooster to fertilize them). So she told him they needed to be fertilized. After she went inside, he got some fertilizer(for plants) out of the shed and shoveled some on. He said he might have made a big mess and that was the reason he got a 'spankin' and a 'talking to.' hahahaha

Thanks for visiting.


Beansieleigh said...

Hi Debbie! Love the frame, and love the cross stitch. Together on your favorite shelf, they look just perfect! ~tina

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love the story! I was a City girl growing up. I went at the age of about 24 to a farm with some friends and my husband. We saw the chickens. They had a big coop and the chickens were laying eggs like crazy. Now I knew to have babies they had to be fertilized...but I thought the chicken to have an egg, had to have had sex! I didn't know they did that without it! Of course, I didn't keep this question to myself! Needless to say, the chicken coop was filled with hillarious laughter...in fact, I think I remember the owner having to leave folder over to try to bring himself back to composure!

Your little stove cross stitch is so cute...you just whipped that baby out I take it!!

Darlene said...

Love your stitchery....too CUTE! The farm story is hilarious!!!! That put a big smile on my face this morning. Hope you are doing well and having a wonderful week.♥

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Great finds and your cross stitch is just perfect. So wonderful and pretty on your shelf. Really cute story too. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds! Cute story. :)

j said...

All of your finds were great. Your shelf really came together for a great look!

I wouldn't begin to know how to raise a chicken.

Old Time Cindy said...

Funny story! I like the look you pulled together on your shelf.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Ginger said...

You always find some great deals when you are out "thrifting". The cross stitch looks so cute on the shelf. I like that little red shelf too.
Cute story!!!

Lisa said...

I love your treasures and your story! hehe!
Hugs, Lisa

Dawn said...

Your cross stitch is so cute. The whole little area is adorable. I hope you're joining the rooster party at Bella Vista tomorrow ~ everyone would love that story!

Donna said...

I love the cross stitch. But the addy to the blog you mentioned is not working for me. :(

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

So, did they hatch? LOL! Oh, what a cute story. He tried. LOL. What great thrifty treasures you have shared today! You are right, I love Tona's blog. She is adorable, as is her home!
Thanks for linking up, my friend!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Funny story!!! I love the chicken. And I love your cross stitch in the frame. Looks perfect on your shelf. I love everything on your shelf.

Ally's Corner said...

Funny Story, love your stuff!!


Keetha Broyles said...

I'm lovin' the white ironstone pitchers!

Denise said...

OMGosh...what a cute story!