Friday, October 7, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real} on October 7

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
Brought to you by the ladies of Like Mother, Like Daughter

{pretty}

Upon hearing that I like "old things," someone at our church recently gave me this antique butter churn! Isn't it wonderful? I think it's pretty.


I just love the earthy tones.


This one was made in Medicine Hat, Alberta. You can also see that it's cracked, but that's ok, because I don't plan on churning any butter in it! But I think it will make a lovely addition to our farmhouse-style dining room . . . if we ever finish painting it!


The handles are still in good shape.


Arden finds it fascinating. She likes to peer inside, though the contents never change - some antique dust and a dead spider! No, I haven't got around to cleaning it out yet!

{happy}

Here are some of our wooden blocks, a combination of Plan Toys and Smiling Tree Toys.



Arden likes to build block towers.



But what she really loves is knocking them over!



{funny}

Micah bought a bottle of sparkling apple cider (non-alcoholic) for our anniversary. Arden saw the bottle on the table and wanted to try some.


Her reaction was priceless . . .



{real}

The mornings are getting chilly and a nice hot bowl of porridge sure starts the day off right.


Stirring with a spurtle from Scotland just makes it seem more real!



I like mine with brown sugar and milk, of course. Micah puts butter on his instead of milk! Isn't that weird? I had never heard of that till I met him.



round button chicken


~lg

5 comments:

  1. I love everything in this post!

    That butter churn!
    That niece with her blocks! (extra love for Arden, of course)
    That oatmeal!

    I love seeing Arden's expressions - so cute!

    P.S. How much butter does Micah put on? I may just have to try it one day...

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog.:) I love the butter churn & a happy baby makes me....well happy!:)

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  3. You're a really good photographer. I could NEVER make porridge look as nice!
    Love that butter churn you got! That's very cool.

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  4. Your butter churn is awesome! Did you know that the number on the side is how many gallons? I have a crock with a "2" and was interested to find that out.
    The handles! The shape! I love it! -- Oh, and my husband made a wooden cover for my crock -- I have to post about it --only, what on earth would I preserve TWO GALLONS OF!!??

    Love the baby peeping in! :)

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