"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Monday, December 31, 2012

Old Boxes

I like old boxes.  I do not know why.  This old document box is well, rustic, but it had my initials in nailheads on the curved top.  Dating from the early 1800's, these boxes were hauled around in wagons and carriages, holding legal documents, perhaps the family bible, etc. It is decorated with nailheads, deer skin and brass and iron locks and handles.  I don't know when the pretty blue paper was added, but it is heavy.  The bird of paradise does not show up well in this picture.  Would have been wonderful to find old photos and paperwork.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Boots

Look what the cat dragged in or what I found in the top of my closet.  I can't believe I wore them.  I am blushing.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Here lies Teddy, playing in the asparagus patch, posing of course.  Named after a teddy bear, he is the most cuddly, lovable, friendly and best all-around cat on the planet.  Really, more dog-like than a cat, all he wants to do is play or cuddle up to us and our dogs.  As a teeny little baby, he would run out from the barn to greet us on our four wheelers.  After an abscess and subsequent neutering, he came to live up at the house with us.