Monday, December 03, 2018

Willow in 1st grade

Willow holding her name sign in her first grade class. I went over to volunteer for about half a day last week. It was fun to watch her interact with her classmates. She is a social one, for sure. Love her to pieces.

Monday, September 03, 2018

A New Adventure-Paparazzi!!!

I am now entering a new venture in my life. I found a great company that I can purchase jewelry from and resell it. It is called Paparazzi Accessories. All jewelry is lead and nickel free...making it much easier for many people to wear if they are allergic to metals. The best part is that the is jewelry is only $5.00! There is also an exclusive line of @25.00 also available. But my focus will be on the $5.00 jewelry. It is such a good deal. I can also ship to you. You can buy as much as you like off of my website or watch my LIVE videos. I will be posting when I am going to be going LIVE. Hope you will join me.  
If you would like to know more, please let me know. I can be found on facebook at: Pamela’s Regal Mercantile. I will be doing LIVE sales videos on Facebook.
I would love to have comments on here. I had actually stopped posting on this blog when facebook came I think many others have. But thought I would give it a try once again to see if I can get some response from my followers...that would be you! :)

Monday, December 18, 2017

Here are my 4 babies in the snow. I wish I had been a little more careful about the background of photo...however, aren't these little ones the cutest? Left to right: Brennah, Tyler, Sarah holding Zach. I had girl, boy, girl, boy. They are 39, 37, 34, 33 now. All 'growed' up with lives of their own. This was in Weimar, California, near Colfax. The couple that built this house, built it in the 1940's during war time and used supplies they could scrape together. It was their home for many years. After the husband, Kenneth, passed away, the wife, Mary Etta, moved to her daughter's as the 5 acres was too much for her to care for. My father bought it from her and then rented it out to my brother first and then to me and Andy (kids father). We lived there for 8 to 9 years. Brennah & Zach were both born when we lived there. This place had blackberries, apple trees and room for a huge garden, which we proceeded to grow. Andy did most of the work in garden and I did the canning. We were a young hippie-like couple doing our best to raise a family. Andy built the kids a wonderful tree house there. He had a workshop providing a place to build many pieces of pine furniture, which I still have today, or have passed down to my children.
The VW vans in the back ground...the story is that I had the blue one and it worked well for transporting my little ones around for a few years. Then it broke down and need too much work to be repaired. So my father tried to do a nice thing for me. He bought the red van from a friend and it broke down in just a few days. She was a single mom and had no recourse, so we were stuck. It needed a new transmission. So then we found an old Buick for $500.00 and that became my car for awhile. It was kinda ugly, but it was cheap.
After owning this place for about 10 years, my dad sold it and we all moved to Paradise, California for the next 4 years before moving to Idaho. My kids still have very good memories of this old Weimar house and property. It was the best of times and the worst of times. My marriage ended while living here. That, to say the least, was devastating.
But I am grateful to Kenneth and Mary Etta Snyder for their building this place in the first place. They are both in heaven now...I am sure helping to prepare heaven for the rest of us.
When I was a child the Chico Assembly of God Church built this amazing live Christmas tree every year to entertain and bless the surrounding community. My parents and I had gone to this church when I was a youngin.' Then we moved an hour away, but went back every year to Chico to see both sets of grandparents for Christmas. One of the fun things about visiting was to see the singing Christmas tree. It was such a treat and one of my favorite memories of Christmas from my younger years. Isn't it Devine?

Christmas is Coming, The Goose is Getting Fat!

So I used to purchase great books from Dover, Inc. I do still get an email from time to time
with what's new. Since the coloring books are all the rage these days I thought maybe I would post this link for a coloring book that looks fun for all ages. It is called "Old Fashioned Christmas Coloring Book." It's priced at $5.99. Hoping the link below sends you to it.

There are other books on the site too that you might wanna check out. One is Dicken's coloring book.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Oh my, do I love this child! This is my grand daughter, Willow, who just this week started Kindergarten. In this photo she is showing me the dessert she got at the opening of a store in Medical Lake, WA called Farm Salvation. My daughters and I took a drive over to see what the store had to offer. Of course, a stop at Hobby Lobby was in order. I seem to always find treasures there, whether I need them or not. :) But the thing I found at Farm Salvation was a sprig of cotton balls still on the branch. I loved this right away and though it needed to be added to my home. I always loved the saying, "cotton pickin.' But it spoke to me as it reminded me of the south and old-time days. Also made me think of my Arkansas roots.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

                                    Lovely display business cards in an old elegant frame.
                                                          More dollies and other delights!
Top of a china cabinet displaying a bunch of doilies.
Oh so romantic! This is the way family Christmas's should be!
I have been planning to reproduce this delightful Christmas decoration from the movie "Happy Christmas, Mrs King" for awhile. Maybe it will be ready for this year's Christmas!
This is Mrs King riding through town in her sleigh...isn't this a divine scene?
Love this scene in the movie "Merry Christmas Mrs.King." This is the mercantile and it looks very much like my own mercantile that my dearest Tim built for me on the back of my home. One acceptation would be the Canadian flags being displayed across the top of the cabinet. I would and have American flags, of course.
Me with 2 clowns I refer to as my grandsons, Isaac and Eli! Last summer at Waterworld.
"In Jesus Name" was the name of this band of wanna be musicians back in the 1970's. Me, on the left front doning a macrame' and red bead chocker, as was popular in the day. I was the female lead singer. We had some fun times practicing songs to sing for different events in little towns in our Northern California area. Other band members: behind me, Carol Miller, behind her, Jerry Walker, ring leader, to right Lynn Johnston, and Terry Witt, my lil bro. We girls had black top hats that we wore when we traveled....wish I still had mine. No idea what I have done with that hat. 

Well, what-do-ya-know....I am posting on my blog for the first time in ages. Here's Willow adorning my new mask. I love this mask with it's "nanny, nanny" stick out your tongue face.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Birthday Girl

Today is my oldest daughter, Sarah's, birthday. The photo is from a party she shared with friend, Effie Miller, in Grass Valley back in about 1982. Such a pretty girl. That has not changed over the years, she is still pretty.
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving spread

Okay, here's what we had...Turkey, Ham, Yams, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Salad, Corn, Cranberry Chutney, Cranberry Jello Salad, Gravy, Rolls, and Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream. Boy, that's alot...but we gotta lot of leftovers. Tyler helps us out by taking home a doggie bag.
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Snow covered birdhouse

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Thankgiving -desert time

Here I am with son, Tyler, and husband, Tim. It was a small celebration, but good food and company.
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

CAKE at Farm Chicks

This large metal and wire cake was the center piece at the Farm Chicks Show last weekend. It was very cool and made me wanna do some metal creations myself! You can only get the jest of how large it was...I only had my hubby's small camera to use. I have lost my battery charger for my camera and had to go with the backup. But it is just not "my camera."
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Where Women Create founder & I

Yep, this is me with Jo Packman, the founder of Where Women Create. I bought the book when it came out and have bought every issue of the magazine ever since. I told her I was gonna be in her magazine someday...she said "Send me your information." So whenever I get settled and get to have a studio again I'm gonna do just that! I had to ordered the new book, "Inspiration" since she ran out at the show. But it will come in the mail to me signed by her. BTW, I am not towering over her in the photo, she is sitting down for the book signings.
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Carnation & I

Carnation truck that is...this beauty greet us at the front door of the building at Farm Chicks this year. Of course, I had to get my pic taken with it.
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Farmchick plate

This plate was on the Carnation truck at Farm Chicks...adoreable.
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Rolane from the Vintage Barn

Rolane sold some of my crowns...I forgot to get a picture of them in her booth. I only had a few left and with recently moving it was just not possible to get more made. Rolane's show is coming up in July in Rathdrum, Idaho. Great outdoor show at her farm there. My crowns will be there, providing I can get more made.
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Serena-The Farm Chick, and I

Serena is very sweet and personable. I finally bought her first cook book at the show and got her to sign it. I like that it has "stuff" other than just recipes in it. Pretty book. This photo was taken at the end of the day...I look pretty thrashed after all of that walking around and trying to get into booths. My bangs curled up as they tend to do at times. The show was very crowded, which is good, means they had good stuff there. I did manage to find some treasures; an old wood corn cob scraper (nice patina), a very old apple corer, a great old print that says "Christ is the Head of this House," -very Victorian, old jars lids (always looking for these), bone handled fork, and a few more smaller treasures. I had fun, as always even going alone. Thanks, Serena for all of your hard work.
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Birthday Pizza Party

In this photo Noah (in blue soccer uniform) sits with Ameen, Aneesah, Tim (grandpa), Pamela (grandma). The family pizza party was at Fargo's Pizza Company in Colorado Springs. Boy was this place great! The decor was right up my alley. All antiques and old pictures. It has a steam boat feeling inside with the white lights all around the ceiling. Noah got a free ice cream sundae...this kid had ice cream times on his birthday and then an ice cream cake his mom made after the pizza party. We do love ice cream in our family.
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Strong Kid

Noah holding up one of the large red rocks in Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
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Between Rocks

Noah and I pose on a large rock-appearing to be eating us up!
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Noah & I

Here we are on Noah's 13th birthday at The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Noah is our first born grandson.
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Noah's Double Decker

This kid got spoiled on his more treat...a double decker ice cream cone in the Trading Post.
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Our Little Cowboy

Tryin' on a hat in the Trading Post at The Garden of the Gods.
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