Out with 2016 in with 2017

As we start out a new year, I have decided to do a little update to the gathering room and kitchen.  What better way to start a fresh new year than with fresh new (old) stuff?

I will admit right now that I have a new found passion for all things Pioneer Woman.  Mrs. Drummond has an amazing line of dishes, linen and cookware.  She also has some yummy recipes that I am enjoying trying out.  My sweet hubby is really liking this new found passion of mine to….well the recipe part anyway!

For those of you who might not know my hubby is quite the wood craftsman.  He make signs, boxes all things wood really.  He would sell things, but well, I fall in love with everything he makes before he can get it out the door to sell.  Below are a few of the wonderful things he has made me.

These are all in our gathering room.  It is still a work in progress but I am getting it there.  This spring the walls are getting a little shiplap and alot of paint.

Now onto my love of all things Pioneer Woman.  I hate to say this, I was really excited this year to take down the Christmas decorations and update my china cabinet.  I love that with Pioneer Woman,  it really all goes together great without all being exactly the same. It reminds of going to garage sales and finding those sweet little treasures all those years with my grandmother, mother and my aunt.  It really does make me happy to just look at it and let the memories all come back! Don’t tell the hubby, my collection has really only just begun…..

During the holidays we were blessed with a visit from my dear mother in law.  She had been telling me about a handmade leather purse that my hubby’s great granddaddy made years and years ago.  She gave it to me during the holidays and I just love it.  I knew I would never carry it, I would just never forgive myself if something were to happen to it.  Besides, my wallet would not even fit in there.  I think I try to carry everything I own in my handbag?!?!  I decided to do what I do best and make an arrangement out of it.  I think it looks perfect on my grandmothers antique sewing machine.

As we start out 2017 I hope everyone stops and takes time to really appreciate what is important in life.  For me right now, that does include all things Pioneer Woman and all things farmhouse!

No post here at DeAnna’s Flowers is complete without a photo of our sweet grandson.  He is just a blessing and one of the greatest gifts from Heaven we have ever received.  God is so good!Have a blessed day and a very blessed 2017!