7/24/2012 0 Comments
Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
-Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
My "Little Things" can be found on:
www.ebay.ca seller: martca8
www.etsy.com seller: peggystrove
7/18/2012 0 Comments
Ants Love Peonies Too!
Pink peonies on chippy blue chair
Every prairie farmhouse has at least one peony bush. In July, these beautiful flowers burst open announcing the onset of summer holidays. Try as I may to bring them indoors to enjoy, the ants remind me that the peonies belong to them.
I always take a bouquet in my travels but they remain out on the deck or on a picnic table. I shall have to be satisfied with the peonies in the barkcloth covering my slipper chair and leave the live flowers where they were intended to be, with the ants. Please visit my website www.prairiefarmhouseprimitives.com for many nature-inspired treasures.
For years I have collected barkcloth. The vibrant floral panels are too wonderful not to share so follow me for a glimpse into my barkcloth cupboard.
Barkcloth was originally made by the beating of sodden strips of the fibrous inner bark of trees.
Presently, barkcloth is a thick textured fabric with a rough, nubby surface similar to tree bark.
Usually made from densely woven cotton fibre, barkcloth is recognized by tropical patterns, atomic prints & large floral bouquets.
Popular from the 1930's
to the 1960's, barkcloth
was used for draperies & upholstery.
My barkcloth cupboard is too full so I will be parting with some of my precious collection.
You will see it on eBay (seller: chenillechintz) as well as my newly published website. Enjoy!