I believe life is for living, no matter if you are poor or rich!
As a child my mother was a single parent and therefore we did not have much! No takeaways, sweets, chips, movies, holidays etc! Looking back I don’t think I was poor, I was never fat, always healthy, because I ate good healthy fresh vegetables and fruit and walked everywhere I needed to be! I always had money for my crafts, birthday and Christmas present needs, because I worked at the local hairdresser sweeping and washing hair on Saturday morning and during my school holidays. I never felt poor! I had food in my tummy, a roof over my head, a warm clean bed to sleep in, clean clothes to wear and I felt safe! Needless to say our home didn’t look like a magazine page! Nothing matched, but it was clean. Mom was a clean-a-holic, if that can be a word!
So many of you can’t believe that I have adult sons! Well I married very young at the age of 18! As you have gathered it must have been a shot gun wedding! Hehe! Best thing I ever did! My life is so different now, but also still the same!
I think this is why I love so many different colours, old and new things! I would like to share a few glimpses of my home!
To life and living!
PS As you read this I will be landing in New York to meet my new daughter! I will keep you posted!
Lovely house! So many of your things look like mine, I think I’d feel right at home there. Bon voyage, and good luck with the new daughter in law – I hope she loves her hand made gift.
Thanks Kate you too kind with your comments.
Lovely posts. Congratulations on your new daughter!
Thank you for visiting!
Now that is one fantastic home, am so impressed 🙂
have a wonderful time in NY with son and soon to be DIL, pretty sure she will love her gifts.
Thank you, you too kind! She loved the gift!
I know what you mean. I too was raised by a single mum and my first job at 14 was cleaning the local pub (yes, including the gents’ loos!). It makes you thankful.
Enjoy New York!
Hi Clara! It does! New York is great!
Life is for living … and you are a gourmet! 😉
I was mom at the age of 18… now my wonderful son is 27 now and I am a happy “bestager”.
To life & living!
Gute Reise – Bon voyage!
Cheers! I must say I don’t regret having my children young!
There are many of us who were raised as you, even with 2 parents. Our generation was born and have lived in the best of times…. Lovely home, and I admire all of your work – again – wish you lived in our little country town where I could learn to become a more proficient knitter. BUT, I understand, practice makes perfect. I had a 38 year working career so my craft world started in 1999 when I retired from a wonderful career.
Hi Texas Quiler
Thanks for all your lovely comment! I love readying all of them.
It is nice that you respond to all of them. I love reading your Blog and keeping up with your great work! I am hoping that you are having a great time visiting in the USA. Stay safe and enjoy.
You too kind thank you! My visit to the States is amazing!
You’ve made a beautiful home! 🙂
Great post! I love your blue willow China Set. I have been working on collecting a set of tea cups and saucers that are of the Blue Willow pattern.
I love blue and white China! The blue willow pattern has a lovely story. Thanks for visiting my blog.
You’ve a lovely home, so warm and inviting. I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful time together in New York.
You too kind thank you! We are having a wonderful time!
What a beautiful home!
Beautiful pictures of beautiful things. Welcoming a daughter in the family will be a joy. We are in the opposite position. We have 3 daughters and the last one got married just over a week ago. Now I can say we have three wonderful sons. I hope you have enjoyed New York! I live in the United States and have not been there. Maybe someday.
It’s great to have a daughter in the family, so different to boys! She is wonderful and makes my son so happy! New York is amazing, my feet do need some rest!
I loved seeing these wonderful snapshots of your life!..New York sounds like a proper fairytale! The quilt will be a treasure xxx
Thanks for your lovely comment! You so right, New York is a proper fairytale!