Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jo Dee Messina Bring on the rain Lyrics

one step... at a time. {sometimes... only inches.... }

Thanks... to everyone who popped in... this weekend.
{Dave and Shelly...{Hoppy's in La Porte City, Iowa }
They... are such... Gifts.... <3 }
: )
It's quite an adventure...down the rabbit hole... these days... to say the least.
: )
I've been working... on things... here and there....
at a snails... pace.
I have been so sick.
Early last week... I came down with a nasty sinus infection....
now...
it's in my lungs.
I am so worn out... it's all I can do... to climb out of bed...in the morning.
I've had Friends... call... and... I don't even have the energy... to talk. 
For so long... my mind.... has kept me down....
 now.... my body.... betrays me. 
When I look around the rabbit hole....
I just want to cry.
There is so...much... to be done.... but... I don't have the energy..... to begin.
I've gotten to the point... that...I really don't care.
There's nothing I can do about it... anyway.
It is... what it is.
Thankfully... those who have come through... have been...Wonderful...
: )
Gifts...
Blessings.
The shop will be closed the 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th....
I'll be at Junk Jubilee... at the Fairgrounds in Des. Moines.
See ya there....
: )
Love... to ya.
Barb C.
{It's Pouring... Rain... here... tonight.
It's so heavy.... it looks like Fog.
oh my.
bring it on....

In Iowa....
we say...
with the Blessed Spring... and Summer Rain....
"That's What Makes the Corn... Grow. : ) "
but...
to some...
in Iowa...
 It's just another...
 rainy...
foggy...
dreary...
 night.
but...
 tomorrow's  another... day.
and...
I'm thirsty.... anyway....
: )
so...
bring it...on. }




Ran across this bunch of papers.....
dated from the late 1700's to early 1800's.... this afternoon.
I put them in the Old Cherry Pewter Cupboard.... top.
It dates... from the same time period.
Thought... they'd have a lot... in common. : ) 

I was moving things around... this afternoon....
I LOVE.... the Red Winged Blackbird's Nests.... that Charlie's Farmer Friend gave me.
memories.
: )

Love these little footed Ice Cream servers.
They came from Michael's ... in Rochester. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Love... to ya.

I wrote a Long post....
this evening.
Posted it......
Then...
deleted it.
{it was a good one.... : ) }
The below tune....
says it all.
: ) 
Thank You....
: )
Each...
and...
 Every... Single....
One...
of You.
: )
A Friend... said.... today....
as she was walking away....
"I miss you."....
: )
I miss... 'me'... too.
oh..my.
: )
but...
like Arnie said...
"I'll... Be... Back....."
: )
I will...
I simply... have to find.....
my breath.
my...
feet.
: )
Love to ya...
: )
Barb C.





Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me (Official Music Video)


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Thank You.

I captured these images.... as I was closing the doors... for the night.
oh my....
: )

I want to Thank... Everyone... who stumbled their way... through....
the rabbit hole... this weekend.
: )
I have battled a toothache... for two weeks.....
thought I could make it through... until next week.....
but...
I...couldn't function.
couldn't....sleep.
The University got me in... on Friday.
{The Molar... didn't want to leave... 
It took two Dentists... over an hour... to extract it.
 Then...it broke... and they had to cut it out.
My mouth... is full of sutures... and..frankly... I am...a mess. 
Seems like the rabbit hole... and myself...always reflect one another... }
Thank God.... Liz.... came out... and made some Headway.....
down the rabbit hole... while I was at my appointment.
I knew... with the weather... {Storms...Wind and Rain}...
I wasn't going to be able... to get the tent up....
{or...Trucks... unloaded...}
We have lost two tents... in three years.... I can't afford... to buy another.
I didn't even advertise this... 'soft' open house.....
it was known only....
 here... on fb..... and through a couple of fellow antique dealers.... spreading the word.
May God... Bless You. : ) : ) : ) 
Honestly.... I am in trouble. 
I Needed this Open House.... to pull us up.
but....
I had so 'little'...of myself.... to give.
Last week... when things looked... mighty dim......
I threw my Hands... in the Air....
Told The Lord.... to Shower me... with Blessings....
because..
We Need Them. 
!!!
oh.... my. 
: )
He Did.
: ) 
{I sold 3 times.... what I took in... at the show....away from home...we did last Fall. }
Wonderful....
{if you could see this mess... you would say...
"Miracle"....}
{We aren't out of the woods... yet... but...
 oh my....
at least... I have an ax.... : ) }
He sent... such Beautiful.... Angels.
: )
So Many... I have never met... before.
Young...Folks.... {and...Children : ) }.... 
the....
 Elderly....
: )
{some... reminded me... of my Mom. <3 }
They dug their way.... through....Shopped... and Shopped.....
 said they Loved... Everything.....
: ) : ) : ) 
and....
Hoped....
I wouldn't change...a Thing. 
: ) : ) : ) 
{oh my..... : ) but...I will.... : ) }
He also sent... some of His 'Best'... Angels.....
: ) : ) : ) 
The ones.... who have always... always... been so near.... and Dear. 
<3
oh my......
My 'Beloveds'.....
oh  my.
: )
Before.... I began to write this 'post'....
I was trying to figure out....
a way... to convey....
where my Mind... is...
these days.
I...don't think... too many of you... can understand... 
what I... can compare.... 'this'...to.....
 'all'... of 'this' to.
Have you ever been... in a Fight. ?
a Fist Fight.
?
: )
Do you know....... what it feels like..... when
 the opponent has landed a Hard Blow...{unexpected }
 Up Side of Your Head???
{I'll call it a 'Sucker Punch'.... or..... being... 'Blindsided'....
or... a 'Hit... from...
 Out of Left Field'...
'STUNNED'....
: ) 
That....
is where.... I'm at.
Where... I have been.... for months.
I 'know'... this.... 'whirlwind'
: )
and...I try....
 oh my....
to scramble.... to my feet.....
: )
but.... it takes a Whole... Lot... of Strength...
from the Gut....
{not the 'mind'.... because.... It... and the Heart....
are... Broken... Melted... like a Marshmallow..... on a stick...
in a Bonfire.
Worthless.... and Soft. }
The Gut... will.... push you through....
but... don't expect... to carry on a conversation... with me.
: )
The Mind... is... toast. 
and...
for the record...
I have been in fist fights....
when I was young...... 
{I have always... Fought... for the Underdog... Always... Will. }
When someone... lands a Blow... on the side... of your head....
you do.... see.... little blue birds.
: )
Your Mind.... Scrambles.... to Find....
'Up...and Down'....
I got hit... in the face... with a Ball Bat...one time.....
I thought... I'd lost... my head.
I got hit... on the top of my head.... with a run away... handle...
from a Wrecker's Winch.....
split my head.. wide open....
it... threw me... to the ground....
but...
I have Never... been dropped... so hard....
as I have been...
these last... many months.
not...
ever. 
Nor.... 
have I Ever... been... so Very... Blessed.
oh my.
Thank You.
Each.... and Every One... of You.
: ) : ) : )
Love You.
Barb C.






Saturday, April 11, 2015

My Old Friend~Tim McGraw Lyrics


The Rabbit Hole... is Open Sunday.... 11 'til 5.

Thanks... so much.... to All who Visited today. : )
It was soooo Good... to see Friendly... Faces.
: ) : ) : )
Ones... that through the Insanity... found... solace.
{and.... a lot of Fun... Diggin'... : ) }
: )
{My Kinda Folk.... }
: )
I'll Open in the Morning.... at 11.
I want to run to the Midwest and Collector's Eye Shows....
in Cedar Rapids... {they open at 10.}
{at the Hawkeye Downs Fairgrounds. }
but... I'll be back.... by 11.
{I run Fast... when I have to. : ) }
Hope to see ya....
Love...
to ya.
Barb C.


{Had some Friends... over for Supper.... that are set up... at The Collector's Eye Show.....
oh my........
They said.... the Shows... are Over The Top!!!
I can't Wait... to see them.
Don't Miss 'em.....
They are.... Incredible. <3 }

Open Today! 11 'til 5!

The Shop is Open Today!
11 'til 5!
{and Sunday! }
101 Williams Blvd. Fairfax
52228
Located on Highway 151 
Fairfax.
{exit 248 is closed... off of 30...
take 250 
{The Fairfax exit. : ) turn left....go about two miles... then right on to 151...
 I'm on the curve...{3/4 of a mile...} where the '49 Ford Panel Truck sits!} 
Come Dig!
Liz and Miss. Scarlett helped.... yesterday....
{Bless their Hearts <3 {I was in Iowa City... getting a tooth pulled. oh dear. }
there aren't quite as many 'Piles'... to dig through...
: )
but... there are Plenty. 
: )
Due to the Crazy Wind...and Weather.... I am not putting a tent up.
I WILL be putting one up... soon... and will be Open.... Thursdays thru Sundays....
from now on. {Unless I'm at an Event }
{Maybe... more..... until Junk Jubilee 
{April 24th, 25th and 26th in Des Moines...at the Fairgrounds! }
Hope to see ya!
Love to ya...
Barb C.
{phone 319 241 1348 }

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hank Williams Jr - If It Will It Will

If it Will.... it will... If it Won't.... it won't.... If it Does... it does.... If it Don't.... it don't.

oh.....
my.
: ) 
The Best.....
part of my day.... was having Peg... stop by.
: )
{and... lovin' on the Fish.... <3 }
Peg... and I talked... standing at the Ford.....
then...
we walked into the rabbit hole.
: )
Peg... stood... and looked around...
then... fell... into my arms....
sobbing.
me...too.
oh my.
The rabbit hole... reflects the hatter.... and the mad march hare.
: )
{always has... }
She said... "We used to have such.... Wonderful Times... here. : ) We truly did...."
: )
yes...
the rabbit hole....
Peg...and myself.... look a little... 'tuff'... these days. 
oh my.
None of us have been able to function... for a long... long... time. 
{The Crazy thing... the folks... who have popped in... 
That have had to Climb... over stuff...and Dig....
{and bought.......} 
Don't want me to change a thing.
? ? ? 
{oh my....
seriously....?
? ? ? }
I am working... with two broken molars....
my face... is a mess....
haven't slept.... well.... for a couple of weeks.....
{I'm getting one... maybe... two... teeth extracted... tomorrow. }
It's taken all.... I have... to do... anything... 'well'.}
so... the bottom line...
It Is....
What it Is.
: )
I'm turning Everyone...Loose....
and... letting 'em...
Dig. 
: )
{I'll sit by the Fish.... throw in... another head of Lettuce. : )
They... Love....It!!!
and....
Like the song says....
If it Will... it will.
If it Won't... it won't....
If it Does.... it does....
If it Don't... it don't.
Some days... are Good some bad.... ya know...
That's the way... it goes. 
: )
No one... has ever had Control.... over this Old World....
don't ya know.... : ) }
Love to ya...
Barb C.


I bought... a load... of Flowers today.
but...
filled this 1870's Urn....
with the Victorian Fence Post Finials....
instead.
{I was going to keep them... have Justin mount them... to the roof of the Greenhouse.
I'm pricing them....
They are One of a Kind....
if...
they sell...
they do...
if...
they don't...
I won't cry. : )



I got the Porch... set.
Flowers... planted... here and there.....
: )

: ) : ) : ) 


There is soooooo Much.... outside.
oh my.
I planted around the Old Concrete Sow....
: )
{one of my Favorite... things to do.
I... LOVE Her.... }
I see... Justin skinned her snout.... while Plowing.... last Winter....
: (
oh well....
This One... This Old Gal... has never been for sale.....
{she has two Sisters... that are }
but...
Not...This One. <3 

The Fish.... Made My Day.
oh my....
How They... have Grown.
I rescued them...from walmart..... a couple of years ago....
they were about two inches long.
The Biggest one... must be 16 inches.
: )
I about died... a couple of months ago.....
when the fountain sprayed water out... it froze.... and depleted the tank.... 
{heated with 2 Stock Tank Heaters...}
to about 4 inches.
oh my....
oh my....
Barbara... was Hauling Butt.....
Calling...{Experts...} as She was Hauling.....it... 
I couldn't breathe.....
It was below zero....
as I was Frantically... trying to unroll... new hoses... 
{not easy... when they hit the sub zero temps...}
with a digital {meat } thermometer... in my pocket....
making SURE... I wasn't changing the water temp... by too much... while trying to add fresh water... to the Tank...
oh my...
oh my...
oh...my.
To see they ALL.... Survived....
is such a Gift.
I read... where they Love... Lettuce.
I tied a Hunk... in the tank...
oh my...
: ) : ) : )
They... had a Field Day!!!
: ) : ) : )
They... will be getting this Treat....
Often!
: )
{The funny thing....
There are Flash Flood warnings.... going off... on my phone....
tonight.
Seems...
The Fish... will be Fine.
Scout....
: (
oh my....
He... and his pasture... are at risk.
I'm heading to listen to the Weather.
I Pray... for Gentle... Streams......
: )
Critters....
oh... my. <3 }