Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Friday, April 30, 2010

Winner of my blog giveaway.........................

First I would love to thank everyone for their kind words, and posting about my giveaway.  I wish I could everyone a basket that enter.  I had a lot of fun doing this, and will be doing something again soon.    So with a big drum roll the winners are:

Susan from Keepsake Corner
Donna from Valentine Fiber
Nancy from Inside Nanas Head

Again thank you so much for making this go beyond my dreams!

Happy Weekend

Dirtroadteam on Etsy - Molten Art Studio

Welcome and please take a minute to visit the shop of Johnnie from the Molten Art Studio.  Johnnie is a self taught artist, her work includes impression, traditional, abstract, floral, plus many more types of painting.  Her early years of painting where using her mother walls, (and we have all done this), now she offer them to you in large to miniature form.  It is wonderful that with the encouragement of her mother, she has continued.  Please read her profile so you can get to know this wonderful lady more.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pioneer Loft - lunch box

Denise from Pioneer Loft sent me a photo of an old lunch box that she found.  It is yellow granite with handles on the sides.  How many lunch did this beauty hold?  Thank you so much for sharing your lunch box with me.  Please stop by Denise shop and visit the wonderful items Denise creates.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What is it Wednesday

Welcome to another What is it Wednesday.  Today I have a metal lunch box, and a lunch pail.  The one on the right is called a lunch pail, and the one on the left a lunch box.  Both where used my school children to carry their lunches to school.  The lunch box on the left is by The American Thermos Bottle Company, from Norwich, Conn., USA.  This lunch box was made before 1963, and the Post Office changing the State abbreviation for zip codes. The one on the right is unknown.  The pail was used by school children, and looks like a  miner lunch pail.  Sandwiches where made from homemade bread wrapped up in wax paper, with fruit, and a cookie.  No ice packs, no worries about spoiled lunches.  What happened?  If you did not take a lunch to school, and your school offer a lunch program you could also purchase your lunch for about a nickel.  Check out The Food Timeline for a quick history on school lunches,  Lunch pails where made in the USA by Thermos Company, now they come from China.  No ice packs, no plastic bags, no prepackaged food, you had a sandwiches from what was dinner the night before.  If you where lucky enough to buy your lunch, it was made in the school by ladies who showed up early in the morning, and cooked the food.  Today the food comes in prepackaged, and heated up or fried.  The ladies who cooked out hunch made sure we ate good food, and a well balanced diet.  Today the government is in charged of breakfast and lunch, and the children are now over weight, and under nourished.  What happened?  My favorite lunch box (metal) had the Jetson's on it (one of my favorite shows growing up), what was your favorite lunch box.

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Colonial Home Surprise Giveaway

Please stop by the Colonial Home blog, and sign up for her surprise give away.  Good luck to everyone.

Monday Market with Old Farmhouse Gathering

Welcome to Monday, hope you all had a great weekend.  I have found three more wonderful shops for you to check out today.  The first shop is Chicks R Us where Angela, makes grungy cows, chickens, and soy candles.  The next shop belongs to Pat, Country Squire Primitives, where you will find coffee cup cozy, and candle mats.  The last shop is Happy Valley Primitives, where Ilene makes Ragged Annie, primitive dolls, tags, and bowl fillers.  Remember Mother's Day is less then two weeks away, and you will find wonderful handmade items on Etsy.  If you type OFG Team into the search bar you will find  128 pages of great items for that special Mother in your life.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

By Your Hands Giveaway

Please stop by the By Your Hands blog and enter this wonderful give away.  One lucky person will win this clothes pin dress, done up in this wonderful yellow fabric.    Good Luck!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Great words to live by

Yesterday once more has a great poem!  Follow the link to this blog for some wonderful words to live by!

Enjoy your weekend!

Dirtroadteam on Etsy - LorrisThngs

Today I'm please to feature another member of the Dirt Road Team.  Please stop by the shop of LorrisThings, where Lorri designs and makes jewelry out of silver and copper.  Starting in 1999 while following her husband who is a blacksmith, she learned silver smithing.  Working in a studio where she gets to watch wildlife while designing her work and making knitted hats for men and babies, (wish I was that lucky)!  Each piece of jewelry comes in a handmade box.  When you are done visiting Lorri's shop type drat dirtroadteam into the search bar on Etsy for more shops from a great group of talented artist. Please sign up for my giveaway that is post below, and come back next Friday to find out who the winner is, and visit another great shop from the DirtRoadTeam!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Basketsbyrose give away

Just a reminder that I'm having a give away.  The winner will be picked on April 30. 

To enter please do the following and each will count has one entry.

1.  Leave a comment on my blog

2.  Become a follower

3.  Add my give away on your blog.

I will pick a winner 4-30-2010.. Good luck!  Good things come in three's, and let this continue.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What is it Wednesday

Welcome to another what is it Wednesday.  Today I have for you a Borden's Glass churn jar.  The date on the bottom is March 30, 1915.  Glass churn jars where used for making butter, beating eggs, or making whipping cream to go on some home made pie.  This one has wire beaters, some have wooden beaters.  Daisy, Borden's and Sears sold these to home makers.  Our grandmothers or great grandmothers use items like this everyday.  Today we run to the grocery store and buy butter, and whip topping.

Remember I having a giveaway so if you have not already signed up, please do so.  Good luck to everyone. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Keepsake Korner Give away

Follow the link above to a wonderful giveaway by Keepsake Korner.  One lucky person will win the wonderful Americana candle mat.  Please read and follow all the rules.  Good lucky to everyone!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Basketsbyrose give away

I have not done a give away since I started my blog.  It is about time I got off my butt and did one.  This week has been amazing, three artist featured me on their blogs.  My new web site is up and running, not totally filled up, and two of my kids are home from a long deployment.   YEA!  With all of the good stuff going on why not celebrate.  So I'm offering three gift certificates for a basket.  The value on each will be $25.00, and I will have three winners.  You may pick a basket or something else I have made, and you may also custom order the colors, if you wish.

To enter please do the following and each will count has one entry.

1.  Leave a comment on my blog

2.  Become a follower

3.  Add my give away on your blog.

I will pick a winner 4-30-2010.. Good luck!  Good things come in three's, and let this continue.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What is it Wednesday

This is juicer made by the O.P. Schriver Co., in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This is a number 2, and the other number listed is 207X.  This holds 1 1/2 gallons.  The O.P. Schriver Company was around between 1906 till about 1919, with 25 employees.  They made pumps and other hardware.  Hand crack to extract juice from fruit, like apples.  Does anyone now anything more about my juicer?  If so please fill me in!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Market with Old Farmhouse Gathering

Good morning!  

I have found three more shops from the Old Farmhouse for you to visit today.  The first shop belongs to Jo, her shop Cottoneyejo, has rug hooking and e- patterns.  The next shop belongs to Jolee, her shop name is also Jolee Caldwell  This woman has many talents making quilts, rugs (both hooked and rag), stenciling, cross stitched, and dolls.  The last shop today Moonbeamprimitives, where Linda makes many different pin cushions.  All three shops have great items for Mother's Day.  After you have visited with all three shops, please type in OFG Team into the search bar on etsy to find more wonderful shops, from very talented artist.

I woke to a wonderful surprise that I was featured on another blog .  Please stop by for a visit.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Matthew Basket

New basket design, and just listed on Etsy.  This basket has a handwoven lid on it.
Size 12" across x 8"  high.  Great sewing basket or just plain storage.

Dirtroadteam on Etsy - BigFatArtBarn

Good morning!  I have another member of the very talented Dirt Road Team on Etsy.  Please stop by the Big Fat Art Barn, where Sherry paints wonderful horses, and flowers.  Mostly a self taught artist, with some work shops, Sherry captures the grace and beauty of what she sees outside her barn windows. Each piece tells her what she needs to work in, oil, watercolors, or pencils.  You will find a feast for your soul when you visit this shop.  When you are done please type drat dirtroadteam into the search bar on Etsy to find more wonderful talented members.  Come back next week and meet another wonderful artist from the Dirt Road Team.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wonderful giveaway from Pine Tree Prims

Please stop by Pine Tree Prims to enter this wonderful give away.  Please leave a wonderful comment, and follow her blog.

One person is going to win all these wonderful items.  That lucky person could be you!  Good Luck!

What is it Wednesday

 Yes I'm a day late!  Yesterday just got away from me!  With that said and my need for coffee (LOL).  I have two examples of coffee grinders.  Both where used to grind coffee beans.  Before you could perk your coffee (no coffee makers, with timers), you first had to grind your coffee beans.  The top one has a drawer to catch the ground beans, the one on the bottom , would fall into a container, or you could hold the container under it.  My sons used to love to sit and grind coffee beans for me.  They would take turns holding the container while the other one turned the handle.  Lot's of fun in the morning! 

In 1900 the one on the top would have cost you $0.49 and the one on the bottom $0.20.  Now we spend over a $1.00 for a cup of coffee.  How things have changed.  We purchase our coffee ground in a plastic container, have a coffee maker with a timer, so we can have our coffee ready first thing in the morning.  This part of the modern world I love, but I also think we need to go back to a simpler time, at least  once in a while.  Have a great day, and enjoy a cup of coffee, and think of your grandmother or great grandmother grinding coffee beans.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sunflower Baskets

Handwoven basket, just in time for summer and fall.  The one on the left is a little bigger then the one on the right. 

Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Market with Old Farmhouse Gathering

Good morning and welcome to Monday with the Old Farmhouse Gathering.  I have found three more great shops for you to visit today.  The first shop is Mulberry Lane Folkart.  Jennifer hand paints signs, bird houses, and checkerboards.  The next shop is Farm Stead Organics, where another Jennifer makes soap, lip balm, lotions, face cream, and diaper spritz.  The last shop is Rustic Rags, where you will find crochet rugs made by hand by Kristy.  All three shops offer wonderful hand made items.  After you visit with them please type OFG team into the search bar on Etsy and you will find more shops.  Remember we have Mother's Day coming up, bridal showers, baby shower, and a handmade gift is better then something from a box store.  Have a great day and stop by on Wednesday for What is on my blog.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

May you and your family be blessed on this day!  

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Weekend

Today is Good Friday, and this is Easter Weekend.  While you are dying eggs, and hiding a chocolate bunny, making potato salad, and cooking a ham, please take a moment and remember those who are not home.  The US Military who are around the world, making sure we have our freedom.  Please follow the link below to a great cause, watch and listen.  Some wife, mother could have a broken heart this weekend.


Dirtroadteam on Etsy - PWoriginals

Welcome to another great pick from the Dirtroadteam on Etsy.  Today I would love for you to visit the shop of PW Originals.  Long time sewer Pam makes one of kind purses, totes, wrislets and pillows.  All handmade.  With Mothers Day coming up and bridal showers you can do some great shopping here.  Something for everyone on your list.  When you are done please type in drat dirtroadteam into the search bar, for many more one of a kind items.  Everything each artist makes is a true work of art.  Enjoy you visit with the Dirtroadteam, and please come back and visit again.  Something new is added daily!