Vintage Home

We have a new Lovely Award receipent! Country House Antique Textiles - because she has the yummiest vintage sewing items, fabrics (some back all the way to the turn of the century), curtains and quilts! I know Frills, Frocks and Fancies should have another day up on our award board but Miss Michelle over at Vintage Pastiche is highlighting them too and I'm going to have a full schedule this weekend so I thought I'd do it now.

Because Country House got me thinking on all things for the home, and you know how I love all things for the home, it seems appropriate to deem today "All Things For The Home Day". (Boy, that was a real twist of poetic words, wasn't it?!) Found this book that I'm so tempted to buy (but know I'll rarely use) on Amazon for $28. Of course, we all know that the vintage tips work the best (though I'm not giving up the magic eraser!). In fact, my grandmother is the best cleaning consultant I know! But since Grams isn't available for consults 24/7 (she has a better social life than I do), this treasury of skills seems like a good thing to keep on hand.

Now this one I might really use! It's also at Amazon for $11!! No, I don't live at the Amazon website. But I do love, love to read. In fact, I can't wait to finish the book I'm reading now so I can share it with you!

Though I have a dishwasher, I'm loathe to say that it rarely actually CLEANS. But it's great for getting the dishes out of sight! (except in the case of my parents... they long ago gave up on getting the dishwasher to clean dishes and now they use it for storing the bags of garbage. I thought it was gross at first too but I got used to it.) Most days, I fall back on good old classic Ivory Soap! And here's my dirty dishes tip of the day: Don't use a slow cooker whose pan is not removable - and then don't let that cooker sit on the counter for 2-3 days after having made a pork roast (not that I've done that because, oh heavens, that borders on disgusting)!

Hurry, hurry this darling book is on ebay (ending later today) and it has 141 receipes!

And if you like to be organized about it, Brocante Home has a free daily planner sheet!

One last thing... I'm so humbled to have been given the Blog With A Heart award by Southern Ladys Vintage. Though there are TONS of blog friends that are deserving, I'm going to pass it along this time to Vintage Pastiche. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...


  1. Good Morning Polly,

    Looks like some good finds out there on Amazon :) I just love that vintage picture of the smiling mom in the kitchen. Congrats on your award!

    Happy Saturday,

  2. That book looks like a good one to buy! Have a wonderful weekend, Polly! Becky

  3. I like the book on aprons. Wish I could sew. I need to take a class or something...


  4. Thank you so so much for the award. I am really flattered and feel very honoured :-)

  5. Polly THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I never have received an award before! That was so sweet of you really, thank you. Now I'm all verklempt. :)

    Thank you again.



  6. Congrats on your award! Take care!

  7. oooh! all things home! love it. I missed my "homekeeping" post this weekend... Thanks for sharing! I love learning new things.

  8. Polly, I don't know what I would do without my Magic Eraser! I just love it. I think it is just the best invention. My husband laughed at me when I told him, "it really is Magic!" Have a great Sunday!


  9. Polly - congrats on the award! You surely deserve it. I love reading your blog. It is always so entertaining and informative! I love all the leads you give me to other blogs and websites and sometimes just wonderful finds!

    Love the French Cookbook!

  10. Congrats on your award Polly-it's definitely the right one for you! x


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