Monday, August 10, 2015

Last week random



Sweeping...


Mopping...


Cooking...


(recipe found 'here' at my dear friend, Michael's blog Rattlebridge Farm with a MUCH prettier version)


Bubba sleeping...





Shhh... he works so hard ;)



Minor kitchen tinkering...

A clock found by the husband of sweet Jillian has come to live with me, after she subtly mentioned to me that I might want to have it ;)


She also sent along this adorable cup and saucer.


Thank you, Jillian! I love them both :)

She has a blog called Bella Rosa Antiques, an Etsy Shop and an online store.

So, I moved the house blessing picture that was hanging above the phone in the kitchen and placed the clock there...


and mixed it in with the pictures above the stove.


I think it works there, for now ;)

Then there was barbecuing...


Tree gazing...


Bubba lap sitting...


and a gorgeous Sunday sunset...


to top off a long hot week :)

xo
rue


56 comments:

  1. Sounds like perfection to me! Love that adorable Bubba...:)

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  2. Hello Rue dear, I know I have been MIA way too long. We have had so much company along with Bill's recovery from his hip replacement my time has not been my own. However, it has been a great summer just the same.

    Your poor broom made me smile. It has been well used and loved. LOL. Love your Random photos and your posts are always fun and interesting. The cooking sure appealed to me. YUM. Bubba is adorable sleeping in a nest of quilts. You have some wonderful quilts as well.

    Wishing you a happy week.
    Love,
    Jeanne

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    1. That poor broom is getting replaced LOL

      love you!

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  3. Such a lovely post, sweet Rue :) Bubba is simply adorable and he looks quite cozy all nestled up in the pretty quilts.

    I am off to check out Bella's Antiques... Hugs to you!

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  4. Bubba is so precious. :)

    The clock is perfect for your cottage. Sweet blog friends!

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  5. I am in LOVE with that cheerful yellow clock!

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  6. Hi Rue! Now that is a broom and dust pan! :) Your wood floors look so pretty. This is the first time I've ever had wood floors and didn't know for sure if I should mop them but I don't feel like they get clean if I don't! Sweet little Bubba. You're making that poor little doggy work way too hard! :) That little clock is adorable and was meant for your sweet home.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. All good times! I am so jealous of your tall pine trees. I had some in my front yard in TX, and they were so beautiful. Not to mention having all those great pine cones for decorating and putting in the bottom of plant pots. What is it about dogs and quilts? If I put one down for two minutes, a dog is on it!
    Brenda

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  8. Looks like you had an eventful week, I love your clock and teacup and the homieness of your house. :)

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  9. I really like that clock, Rue. Your pictures are restful and show how peaceful your Sunday was. I enjoy your blog very much. Kathi

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  10. Fabulous weekend, for sure!! :) That recipe looks amazing. Are you trying to turn me into a cook??

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  11. Bubba looks so cute. I will be starting my fall cleaning alittle early this year since I never got to do my spring cleaning.

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  12. What sweet treasures and so perfect for your home!

    The sunset's clouds are absolutely stunning, Rue!

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  13. Bubba is so cute and adorable....and so terribly spoiled! ;-) I love the clock...it fits perfectly! Hugs!

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  14. Looks like you and Bubba have had a great week! :) Love the clock and precious cup and saucer from Jillian! Great pieces! Hope this week is equally as productive for Bubba, bless his heart, lol! ~Rhonda

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  15. A wonderful random post! Perfect gifts from a friend blogger. Of course your Bubba, so cute and dreaming amongst the quilts. Thunderhead clouds and pine trees, nature at her best. Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen :) I hope you're doing okay with the hot weather and the storms.

      xo

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  16. Love the clock and the cue little elfin cup. :) I also really like your sweeper thing, very cool!

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  17. So you work hard while the pet is sleeping... It looks a lot like my own life ;) The clock is darling!

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  18. A lot of good "ing" words happening.

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  19. Hello Rue! So sorry I have been absent of late. Summer has been extra busy and it has taken me a month to catch up after being away in July for two weeks to NYC. I love your new clock and adorable tea cup! I also love Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques!

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  20. What a wonderful week you had! Love all of your photos and Bubba is a sweetheart!

    That tea cup and saucer are as cute as can be. The clock looks great in your home too.

    Have a nice week enjoying life there in your home sweet home ~ FlowerLady

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  21. wow that picture of the clouds is so pretty!!

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  22. Oh, that clock is just so cute! Love the yellow, it's such a happy color. Did that big old storm cloud bring any rain? Looks like it was building up to a storm.

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  23. I've been doing some tinkering around our house and yard, too, but here it's been a bit chilly. Your sunsets are gorgeous!

    I just recently discovered Jillian's blog and I love it! The clock and cute teacup with the pixie handle are perfect for you and your charming retro style!

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  24. What a lovely week! My cat loves a quilt also! Funny, but they do 'work' so hard!! The clock is perfect for your home, what a sweet friend and that cup...just too too cute!

    Linda

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  25. Precious peek into your week...

    And so hope, that this week, will be cooler!!!!

    I leave my broom out, all the time. Joyce has her witch brooms, in every room. So I make believe that mine, is my witch broom. :-) But even though I certainly can't fly on it.... (Neither does Joyce think she can. -smile-) But it is more handy out in the kitchen, than way-back-in-the-nook-at-cellar-stairs-landing.

    Tessa

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  26. Hi Rue,

    All the pictures are so sweet....they make me smile. I love that you love the little things in life. They do make all the difference, don't they?

    Have a grand week.

    xo
    Barb

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  27. Hi Rue, Have you been getting some of the mosoons? We've gotten them every day, later in the afternoon! Bubba is just the sweetest! Your pizza looks amazingly delicious, my mouth is watering! Wishing you a lovely week!
    xo, Christine

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  28. Looks like a great week. Nothing better than enjoying your own castle.

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    1. I agree and I hope you have a great week too, Barbara :)

      xo

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  29. I love the clock. I have to say ~ the cord hanging down makes me smile. And thank you for not trying to mask it in some way or apologize for it being seen. Everyone I knew as I grew up had clocks w/ cords....we just don't see them any more with everything being battery powered. So many blogs have people constantly apologizing for cords showing up in a picture.... seriously?? Wow! They would all shake their heads if they walked through our house. Lamps and TVs and even computers and chargers use cords..... I've never worried about having and using them!! :-) That sweet cord reminded me!

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    1. Apologize? Never! That's exactly how it was meant to be ;)

      xo

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  30. Loved all the photos and bubba is so cute - and those quilts!! I always get a good feeling when I view your photos....

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  31. oh good grief charlie brown!!!
    i just wanted to kiss that little sleeping black bubba nose awake! so i could hug him!
    and the dust pan! i remember those! we had one. when you pick it up it folds up or something! i can hear the clank NOW!!!
    and the clock! i remember that one too.
    your home is so much fun. i couldn't live there. but i would want to visit every day and have a cup of coffee and see all those TREASURES!! they are treasures. priceless in memories. some personal. but mostly memories of a time we recall in our own hearts that we want to re visit. and at rue's ... we CAN! love and hugs dear bean. xoxo♥

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  32. That clock has your name written all over it, as does the teacup. Adorable pooch, pretty trees and gorgeous sunset!

    The casserole made me hungry, so ciao Bella! Time to stuff my face....

    xxx

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  33. I loved looking at all your photo's.
    As soon as I saw the clock I thought 'That's Rue' and it looks great.

    Isn't Bubba the sweetest thing ...

    Have a great week

    All the best Jan

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  34. I loved looking at all your photo's.
    As soon as I saw the clock I thought 'That's Rue' and it looks great.

    Isn't Bubba the sweetest thing ...

    Have a great week

    All the best Jan

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  35. I so enjoy your blog and I will be making that tomato tart...yummm. Stay cool.

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  36. Oh, I do love your random photos, Rue. And that is the cutest tea cup ever! Bella Rosa Antiques was one of the first friends when I started blogging. I am wondering.......is your hutch the loveliest I've ever seen? I think so. :~)

    Hello Bubba.

    ~Sheri

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  37. Love your blog style, you also have a wonderfully capitvating use of words and foto's
    The old dust pan and broom reminds me of what I grew up with, I took close notice of your fine collections.

    See you soon

    Fondly

    Dore

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  38. Thank you for sharing your week. Love the clock and cup and saucer and envy you the beautiful sunset. Stay cool!

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  39. Looks like you had a lovely week. Love the sunset photo.

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  40. I love a good random post! I think you had a dandy week! Love that clock...and the cord...you just don't see those anymore! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Donnamae :)

      I hope you have a great weekend!

      xo

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  41. Love the random post and the food looks great and I love the red phone!

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  42. Bubba among the quilts is adorable. Thanks for sharing your friend's blog and etsy shop. She has some beautiful items.

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  43. Rue, this looks like and sounds like a perfect week. How many women all over the world ache for such simple home comforts as this? It makes me happy to know that you appreciate your life and your home.

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  44. Nice to see some of the behind the scenes of your beautiful home – that this is a real house not just a blog and cleaning actually goes on! Any mopping tips on your lino tiles? Despite common consensus I kept my beloved vintage lino tiles in the bathroom. I tease my mom that I wish she still had her old floor buffer so I could use it!

    Do you get some good vintage tunes on for cleaning – it makes it so much more fun and the time to go faster! This week one of my fav cleaning tunes is Wanda Jackson’s Rockabilly version of Tweedle Dee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXN1_LJpw70 I like fast vintage tunes to clean by - if you do too perhaps you can share some as a feature in one of your Music posts sometime? ~ Kari

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    1. Well, I assume there's cleaning going on at their homes too. They just don't share it ;)

      I use a scrub brush and a bucket of soap and water and I clean it on my hands and knees. Not a fun job, but it's all that works.

      As far as tunes, I listen to my 1920s and 30s ;) Love that song too!

      xo

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  45. Bubba looks so sweet. :) And I love the clock! Charming.

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  46. Thank you so much, Rue, for the highlight! :) The clock is definitely meant to be with you. (Even if I say it ever so subtly! LOL!) I enjoy seeing your home every time you show different rooms, views, and angles. What a great oasis for you. Have a wonderful week! ~Jillian

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