The Straley Family

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pictures of Our Home

I love garage sales! When we lived in Texas, my girlfriend and I would carefully plan our route from the newspaper ads. If the ad mentioned "antiques" or "quilts" we would arrive early. We would sit in the car and wait patiently for the garage door to open. I thought I would share some pictures of some of the things we've found over the years.

We've had this hutch since 1988.

And the matching china cabinet. For our wedding gift, my mother-in-law purchased and handpainted our china. It's simply gorgeous!

One of my favorite pieces is my secretary desk. I enjoy sitting here in the early morning hours with a cup of coffee and a puzzle book. I pay the bills here too (groan)!

Next to the desk is a ladder rack that I use to display a few of my quilts. All of the them were purchased at garage sales and are completely done by hand. I rotate the quilts with the seasons! I enjoy snuggling under one of these gems with a good book every now and then.

I purchased the farm table at a craft show a few years ago. People either love it or hate it! LOL!!

I made the sampler on the table as well as the bee/hive cross stitch in the mirror frame and the sampler hanging on the right in olive green frame. I enjoy working on my samplers in the evening after the boys go to bed. It soothes my soul!

When we downsized my mother's home a few years ago, she decided it was time to give me the rocking chair she used to rock me in when I was a baby. It creaks and everything! I'm looking forward to rocking my grandbabies in it someday!

I had to have this shaker peg shelf! I love decorating it with the seasons!

My cousin from Missouri visits every October and she's a garage sale freak too! When she's in town, we get into all sorts of trouble! I can't wait!!


BirchBerry Farms said...

Very Very Nice Deanna---I love your blog---would ja like to trade links???? I see in one of the pictures that you have a pretty cool table yourself there Missy---LOL---oh and tooooo funny---I have 3 sisters and no brothers---It made me smile to see a picture of you and your sisters----great group---I love my sisters very much----there is something to be said about relationships with sisters!

BirchBerry Farms said...

Okay--DUHHHH--I am stupid ---I see you are already WAY ahead of me---I am only on my second cup-o-coffee on this fine Saturday morning---good golly miss molly---I am headin' back to my area now and putting you in there---geeeesh Renee!

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Deanna, your pics are so nice... I have to ask just ONE question though... are you short or is your husband tall?? ROFL!! You are GREAT at this blogging thing and I see you have figured out how to SELL on here as well... YOU GO GIRL!!

Bluejean Primitives said...

Deanna.... I think you look like your Grand Mother... She was a Pretty one!

I would just love to come visit you... those quilts are to die for, and that secretary! and the hutch! ohhhh just everything! nice nice!

xox Jean :)

Mary Jo said...

Oh Deanna, how lovely! I just love those quilts, my favorite is the one on the bottom rung of the ladder....great job! Love ya, Mary Jo

oodlekadoodle said...

You must of drove the packers nuts when you were moving around the country....You have picked up some lovely things....Great blog...

BirchBerry Farms said...

Howdy there Miss Deanna---I left you a little something in my blog---consider yourself TAGGED dear Heart!!! Love ya, Renee

Huckleberry Arts said...

Wo Lots of WONDERFUL Finds I's have ya as a garage sale partner WOW......Love the first photo is that considere a buffett? beautiful piece

Have a beautiful day

nanny*goat*primitives said...


So folks call this piece a buffet, others consider it a hutch. I call it wonderful!


Patricia Torres said...

Nice blog.. and very inspring shelf..