Sunday, December 2, 2012


My farm roots kicked in today while decorating our Hoosier cabinet for Christmas -- crocks and stoneware mixing bowls from the farm.

 The three rolling pins in my Grandmother's milk pail belonged to my two grandmothers and a great-aunt.  The rolling pin on the shelf was my mother's.

 The tin spice containers date from the 1930s - 1950s.
 A plaid recipe box and child's school Thermos.

 A Santa in a plaid coat!
Memories from life on the farm.  Well, I didn't actually see a Santa with a plaid coat  -- well, maybe I did -- my Dad had a red and black checked wool jacket.  Who knows?

I'm linking to the following:
Old Time Farmhouse for Farmstyle Christmas Decor, Monday 12/3
Have a Daily Cup for Vintage Christmas Decor, Thursday 12/13
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors for Knick of Time Tuesday
Vintage on a Dime for Welcome Home Wednesday
The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday


NanaDiana said...

I spent my childhood and teen years growing up on a family farm. This post is beautiful. It makes me kinda homesick! xo Diana

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh Sally, I love your farm style! It is awesome that the rolling pins have family connections. Mine have all come from thrift and estate sales. except one red handled one under my tree was my first rolling pin as a new bride. Love your plaids and the Santa in the plaid coat is so unique.

Anonymous said...

Omg.....I have a rolling pin and green bowl collection. I love it.

srpprcrftr said...

You have got some incredible things you've inherited from family. Those are most precious to treasure for always. How I envy you the hoosier. You did a wonderful job decorating it farm style. Love the bowls.
I have a thing for bowls, especially
ones like yours. I'd so love to have a hoosier again. I'd take out an upper and lower cupboard to have room for it. We sold ours when we got here to help pay for some things when we bought our place. Could kick myself now. Love your rolling pins too.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your farm style vignette. Plaid is a favorite and this blends it so well on the hoosier! hugs, Linda

The Farmers Daughter said...

Tradition, memories, family heirlooms, farmhouse style--You've got it all! Wonderful Post!
Christmas Blessings,

Stephanie said...

I LOVE it!! Everything about your country farm style is perfect! Thanks for sharing :)


bj said...

hahhhaaa...I love this cute post, Sally. Bet that man in the red and black plaid coat FELT like a Santa Clause. :))

I love your decorating here. So farm and country and WARM. I can remember, a loooong time back, that we only had red berries and greenery we could pick, for our decorations.
My mother could make a silk purse out of a sow's ear and she always made everything so pretty...even tho we didn't have much.
and now I am missing my mother and crying and have to stop.....
Love, bj

Anonymous said...

You know I absolutely love this! Beautiful post, Sally!

Finding Home said...

I love your collections - and I especially love the writing on the bucket! Take care, Laura

Old Time Cindy said...

You've captured the true spirit of a farm style Christmas. It's wonderful that you have items that have been passed down to you. Thanks for boot scootin' over to the Old Time Party!
Farmhouse hugs,

SmilingSally said...

That snowman in the blue bell jar is darling! You could link in to Blue Monday. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I live in Colorado too! i am following you know, and happy to find another CO Gal! Plus I love all of your Farmhouse style. My mom and dad have a beautiful cabinet almost identical to yours! It just warms me up to look at it! You really have it decorated sweetly!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Sally, I adore it all..many fond memories here..I have my grandma's pins also in an old crock..Love this whole look my dear friend..You always have some great things..Thanks for sharing..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Everything looks great! I love your old rolling pins :)

Visiting from Old Time Farmhouse.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sally! Oh, I just love your sweet post. First of all your Hoosier is gorgeous! Love those green bowls too. You've really decorated so sweetly with your olden things. I have three vintage rolling pin (one was my grnadmother's) and I'm always on the lookout for some more.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Sally!
Oh,My...Oh, My! I absolutely love your hoosier and all the wonderful vintage pretties you have arranged so thoughtfully within it.

I am coming to you from Cindy's Old Time Farmhouse blog. It is so filled with country charm...Just like yours is!

Have a Happy christmas, my sweet friend!
Carolynn xxx

Elaine said...

What a flair you have for decorating farmhouse style. I love the rustic look. That Santa in the plaid coat is darling and of course, I love the Golden Wedding Tea tin!

Karie said...

How beautiful. I love how you have decorated your hoosier. Love the pretty vintage things. And the snowman in the mason jar, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Karie

sweet violets said...

Oh, I love your farm house style....this really speaks to me!!! Esp. the rolling pins, I have my mom's and my aunt's on display also.....very down home and warm!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your farmhouse style!!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Hi Sally,
I'm visiting from Knick of Time. Your vintage items are so wonderful! I just felt warm and happy after looking through your charming images. Thanks for sharing!


Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

I love it all including the quilt. I feel like I'd just opened one of the Christmas Ideals magazines that my mom used to get each year :) Perfect.

Unknown said...

Looks so cozy!!!! Thanks for joining Vintage On. DimesWelcome Home Wednesday!!! Deb:)

Sandy said...

Being raised in High Rise city Buildings and normal houses next to another busy cities I used to dream of living on a farm.. yes city life is wonderful but after years of it I've had enough.. now I'm in the burgs of a busy city and this is
Love your grandmothers rolling pins.. how nice to have all their things from the past..
Happy Holidays

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a great collection of treasures!
The rolling pins touch my heart. I have to check my Mom's kitchen and see if hers is still there. She doesn't bake anymore. My husband grew up on a dairy farm but I haven't seen any good treasures around there like yours!

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Sally, saw your gorgeous hoosier and just had to take a peek! Your farm style is so warm and inviting, I love all your collected treasures. I'm your new follower!
Hugs and happy holidays,

GardenOfDaisies said...

This is beautiful! Just the right amount of pretty stuff without being overwhelming.

Little House Mercantile LLC said...

Hi I live in Colorado to. Grew up on a farm now own a antique store. I live in south eastern colorado. Alomozt on the Ks line. love your posts. carol