Friday, January 10, 2014


January -- the month to change things out!  After putting all of the Christmas things away at the end of December, it was time to bring some things out that haven't seen the light of day for awhile.
 I decided to celebrate my Colorado pioneer heritage.  The big picture below is of my grandfather and his cowboy cronies; and the smaller photo is a studio shot of my great-grandfather in his dress cowboy finery.   
In the dining room cupboard, there are now blue and white dishes; most of them belonged to various family members.
The two small pictures are of different prairie houses belonging to my grandparents and great-grandparents.  The large photo is of the family farm with two houses that my grandparents built in about 1916.  The wood-handled utensils belonged to a great-great uncle who homesteaded in Colorado in 1876.
Here is how that dish cupboard has morphed the last three months - in November, brown transferware; December, red transferware; and now blue in January.
What will Spring bring?  I don't even want to think about it -- I'm enjoying Winter too much!  My goal this month is to get some of these old photos printed on matte paper and reframed.  I love Winter projects.  How about you?

(Pictures may be clicked on to enlarge.)

I'm partying with the following:
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday
Helene's Legacy for Everyday Vintage Friday
Nancherrow for Friday's Unfolded
Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks
Creative Home Expressions for The Creative Home and Garden Hop Sunday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
 Better with Age for Give Me the Goods Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday


NanaDiana said...

What wonderful old photos and what a great way to celebrate your heritage. Love all the changes you made. I am freshening things up here, too- xo Diana

Alison Agnew said...

those old photos are awesome
and so full of history!

Fridays Unfolded is back
for 2014 and I would love for you
to stop by and share!

Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love winter projects too. You have some wonderful family heirlooms, thank you so much for sharing them.

Unknown said...

Lovely vingnette! I like changing things out too for the seasons!

Pondside said...

Winter is a good time for seeing new projects from start to finish. I like your ever-changing cupboard.

Patti said...

What a blessing to have all the vintage treasures from your family! Have a wonderful week!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I love what you came up with. What a great mix. Those pictures of your grandfather and great grand father are wonderful! I've been working on my plate rack too. I keep changing it out for the seasons. I really love what you came up with.

The Charm of Home said...

This is beautiful! I am featuring it today at Home Sweet Home!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the old photos, how lucky you are to have them. I've pinned your shelf and I'm also doing some winter projects.