Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
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3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Remembering...


...I forgot to show you my new jelly cupboard!!

Peter & I 
and my sister & brother in law, Louisea & Tom
went to the auction last friday night ~

I saw this beauty and had to have it!!

ca. 1800's ~ all hand-pegged

it is massive ~ yet elegant…
and now holds all of my dinnerware & silver ~

there are carved roman numerals on the bottoms of the drawers,
which thrills my woodworking hubby to pieces :)
I love the color and lines of this piece ~


the top 'rail' was an addition, most likely on the early 1900's...

I'm still punching away on finished goods for the upcoming 
From our Hands show…
here are some ornaments-in-progress:


hands, cats, hex signs, houses & tulips….
 Iggy loves when I'm sitting in my chair and working on something.
...he is usually sleeping with one eye open across from me, in Peter's chair ~

but he also can't let me walk around the house alone…
if I get up to get a drink or stretch a bit, he is right there ~ 
he's my furry shadow.

hello Mr. Ig

cannot believe it is thursday (again) ~ 
...today also marks the 5 year anniversary of my sister Jo-ene's passing.


time flies.
love one another best you can.
try to speak more kindly.
laugh as much as you can.
just be nice.
think positive thoughts.
choose to be HAPPY….


* Blessed be *
 Lori

23 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Lori!! WHat a find! I love your new jelly cupboard...and what a perfect way to store your dishes. I so enjoy your designs in progress...beautiful! The show in Ohio is going to be wonderful!!

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  2. What a beauty Lori! Love how it looks in your farmhouse with all of your other goodies. Lucky you! Your sister looks like you. Two pretty sisters. I'm glad you had a fun visit. Love seeing your ~in the works~ designs. You always inspire me. Hugs, Lori

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  3. I think I am falling in love with Iggy, he is so very dignified. My Dora shadow cat is also never farther than a few feet away from me.

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  4. I know you miss your sister terribly. I cannot imagine such a loss. Thinking of you today. I have to mention that your new chest to just beautiful. I know you are going to enjoy it so much.
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  5. The new chest is great ~ love the columns! I remember when you lost your sister ~ can't believe it's been five years ~ when those dates roll around, it kind of gives you time to pause and reflect. Enjoy each day!

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  6. Love the cupboard. It looks like it has the PERFECT patina, too! Lucky duck!!

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  7. The cupboard is wonderful and looks great in your home! We never get over missing our loved ones but after time goes by we only remember only the good times. Wise words - choose to be happy.

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  8. I love the old cupboard, it's so special. Iggy reminds me of my O'Brien so much, he's always with me as I move through the house. Wishing you sweet memories today of Jo-ene. :-)

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  9. I'm so sorry, losing a sister is hard. I also lost my younger sister in the month of October 4 years ago :(

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  10. love love your style.....that cupboard was meant for you...it looks fab there.....you are so blessed lori.....and thanks for the reminder of how life can be so short....I will take your advice to choose happy and spend some wonderful time with my sisters.....so sorry for your loss...

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  11. Love the dry sink!!
    I lost my sister almost 6 years ago. Losing a sister is really hard. I know my good memories help me when I'm having a bad day. Hope your memories bring you peace as well! ❤️

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  12. God Bless Lori! Sorry for your loss! Love your new cabinet, feels like home to me!

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  13. The Cupboard looks lovely. Awesome craftsmanship. Awwww your cat is just too cute. ((hugs)) to you on the anniversary of the loss of your Sister.

    I am enjoying watching all the lovely things you are making.

    Wishing you a most lovely day. :)

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  14. I love your ending sentiments....Absolutely, choose to be happy....time does fly and I know you miss her:(

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  15. Lori, I love the cabinet. I am so happy that you found such a useful piece. This is a bittersweet time for me also. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday to decorate for. Three years ago my mother passed away at 12:30 a.m. on October 31. I just can't let her passing dissolve my love of Halloween. I enjoy many of my decorations that she had given me through the years and I know that is what she would want me to do. Im sure you miss your sister as I do my mom.

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  16. That is absolutely beautiful. What are the Roman Numerals? The real question is what is the date:) It's and incredible find.
    Happy Stitching.

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  17. Love the cabinet but am still madly in love with your rug ... the one that Iggy is sitting on!!!

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  18. Would like to use your beautiful tribute with your permission. Two year anniversary of our son's passing coming up soon. Thank you.

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  19. First off Lori, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I totally understand as I have lost sisters and brothers as well.
    I love your header picture, your snow, your jelly cupboard (I want one too), your punchneedle and I could go on and on :)) Thank you for all you share~Blessings

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  20. Your new jelly cupboard is perfect! Looks like it was made for that just that spot! Having lost a sibling I can empathize with your sense of loss but also the reminder it brings to live with joy each day! God bless!

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  21. I've just discovered your blog and have to say it is beautiful. So many lovely pictures and design ideas. Also I have to say that Mr. Ig is perhaps one of the handsomest cats that I've ever seen!

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  22. Oh what a nice piece! I would have had to have had it too! Fits in like it was made for the room it's in. LOVE your kitty, beautiful - as is the rug he's sitting on. I think he knows he's pretty special! >^,,^<

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  23. I'm sorry for your loss, to lose a sibling must be hard. It was the 4th anniversary of my Mom's passing on the 30th and the 4th anniversary of my best friend Christine's passing on the 31st. It was Christine who got me into cross-stitch and folk art. I miss them both so much and I think of them everyday as you must do your sister.
    On a brighter note, love your new cupboard and Mr Ig is as gorgeous as ever.

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