Behind My Red Door

Behind My Red Door

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sharing is good…

…so to the first 100 people who comment, I’ll be happy to pack up a big box of good old fashioned original New England goodness to share with you! I’ll pack it as full as you want – you pay ONLY for the shipping!! So many folks have commented in the past about how they would love to come to New England. Well instead, I’ll send some right to your door instead! Now doesn’t that sound great?

Here’s a little of what you will get…

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I’ve got plenty to share ! Sand and rock salt included at no extra charge!!

Any takers??

Yup, that is what it looks like outside My Red Door today. Remember when I said I was thankful for our snow blower? Well it died halfway through cleaning up the storm we had Wednesday into Thursday. Mr. Red Door finished by hand and it wasn’t easy throwing snow from the middle of our 22 foot wide driveway up and over those 8 foot snow banks. As soon as he could get his Murano out of the garage, he went and bought a bigger and stronger model (before they were sold out!) It will throw the snow much further so hopefully if we ever have another January like this, the snow banks won’t be as high because the snow will go further into the yard and not just land on the edge of the driveway. Let’s just hope we don’t have any major snow before it gets delivered!

Can you see the top of the light post sticking out?

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And this is what I see when I am trying to back out of my driveway and I drive an SUV…003

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And the other side…..

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Most intersections are just as bad. It puts an entirely new spin on defensive driving that’s for sure!

But despite all that, I still like it better than heat and humidity! So except for the defensive driving, I am not complainin..just sayin!

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I am thankful for:

Our son – he is a fine young man, wonderful husband, great dad and a joy to have as a son. It’s his 32nd birthday today so Happy Birthday Jay! We celebrated at family dinner on Monday because today he is in his first ever ice fishing derby.

A strong roof overhead!

My cozy fleece slippers.

Soft tissues – still. I feel much better but the tissues are still close at hand at all times!

Getting together with friends I have met through the Internet. Tomorrow my sweet friend Karen is stopping by for lunch and if it weren’t for the Internet, we would have never met! Check out her gorgeous home ~here~!

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Speaking of gorgeous homes and snow ( they have had a lot in North Dakota too!) click ~here~ for the new APP blog post with a few new sneak peeks of the spring issue and updated info about when you can expect to see your copy!

Time for me to get back to cleaning…. company is coming!!

Until next time – prim hugs, Grammee Linda

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This too shall pass…

…this nasty head cold that is. I know it takes 7 – 10 days for a cold to pass so I am half way there. I spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday not doing a thing. Now it seems all I do is sneeze, blow, wipe my nose and then I start all over again. I am now sporting a very unfashionable red ‘moustache’. I am thankful it is just a cold but it kept me from an awesome photo shoot on Saturday – BOOHOO! Did you see some sneak peeks on the APP blog? Click ~HERE~ if you haven’t. Oh my… what a gorgeous home! I had blogged about the store a few times so I was really looking forward to seeing Jerrie and Norm’s home. I am thankful that I am privy to the rest of Bonnie’s photo’s and all I have to say is if you love colonial and prim, subscribe before the Christmas issue comes out this year because Bonnie captured this home so well!

So while I didn’t get to take photos on Saturday, I had taken a few around the house before I got sick, but after some minor tweaking here and there.

First I want to show you two new things…

This is cotton that Jill brought me in the fall. A whole bag of stems like this…

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…that sat in the garage until after Christmas because I had so much fall décor then Christmas décor that I just didn’t have room for it. But I thought it would be prefect for a nice white winter touch so here it is…

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And my other new goodie is this lamb pantry cake that I got from my friend Dana over at Homespun Treasures by Dana. Isn’t he great? He is moving come spring though….

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The rest of my tweaking I did with things I already had around the house so no explanations are needed…

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I am thankful for:

…soft tissues

…spiced chai tea to soothe my throat

…Weight Watchers Frozen Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bars to soothe my throat too!

…accurate weather forecasts

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…hugs from the sweetest little girl in the world!

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Until next time – hugs Grammee Linda

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lots of eye candy…


or in other words…

Another Amazing Photo Shoot!



Yesterday Bonnie, Audrey, Ashley and I were back to work shooting another home for a future issue of A Primitive Place Magazine. Bet you can’t guess which issue??

I can only show you some photos that won’t make it to print, but I think you will be able to tell how much fun we had…

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Bonnie and Ashley got new cameras for Christmas so they had fun with all their new features…



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..and Bonnie even caught me trying to sneak out with a great make-do chair..



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The homeowner Judy treated us to a yummy lunch of quiche and salad…



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Her table looked so pretty with her Pennington Pottery. Bennington Pottery are my every day dishes here Behind My Red Door but they looked to much better in this setting.487



We always plan to brown bag our lunches because we know how much work it is to get ready for a shoot, so we really appreciated this treat.489



We all were enamored of the adorable individual sets of antique salt and pepper shakers at each place setting.



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Thank you Judy for so warming welcoming us into your gorgeous home! It was another great shoot and we each came away with MANY awesome photo’s. We will send our best ones to Kristine (and there are a lot of those) and then she will decide which one to use. Something tells me she is going to have a hard time deciding!





Judy is the owner of a wonderful shop in Hopkinton, MA that I have blogged about before called Country Plus (you can click on the name to get to her website for the address and directions). Her shop is filled to the brim with great antiques and prims. See for yourself…



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So many treasures…



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We will be back to the shop in the Spring when Judy has a Spring Open House. Watch for details here and on the APP Blog ~HERE~! But don’t wait until then to stop by and say hi to Judy!



Until next time, hugs Grammee Linda

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Let the sun shine in….

After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.
William R. Alger

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I am thankful for:

… our snow blower

…my Land’s End Stadium Squall coat

…hot soup

…good books

…the sun after the storm!

Until next time- hugs, Grammee Linda