Our sponsor this week is Taylored Expressions! They were kind enough to give each member of the design member our pick of a petite stamp set. With the theme in mind, I fell in love with their kitschy kitchen set.
I spent summers of my very, very early years on my grandparents' farm in eastern South Dakota. Besides farming, they also had Hereford cows and I was told that for years their was a picture in the state capital of one of their prize-winning Herefords with a little blonde girl on its back - that would be me!!
I have very few specific memories, but a lot of impressions. I remember being scared of the chicken coop, the dark and never-used dining room and the steep and squeaky stairs to the upstairs bedrooms. I remember loving the cool and shady strawberry patch, the long tree-lined walk to the field when we carried grandpa's lunch to him, and I most definitely remember the kitchen.
My memory of the kitchen is simply that it was spacious, smelled great, and that it had a large booth-type table inset into the wall. It's probably my strongest memory, so I have to imagine that there were happy times in that kitchen! I do wonder if it really was as large as I remember it, but my mother had told me that grandma could easily feed a dozen farm-hands.
Here is one of the few pictures that I have of that time. This my great-grandmother, mother, me and grandma in the farmhouse living room.
Given those memories, I had to work with the Taylored Expressions Kitschy Kitchen set!
Super cuteness and Happy Bornday, Miss Lady!! :)ReplyDelete
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Kim!!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card Kim. Love that stove and the colors... the sweet little hearts are perfect. PS: Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
The perfect card to go with those SWEET memories Kim!! Happy birthday ;)ReplyDelete
What a super neat photo...love it and your card!ReplyDelete
Great photo, story and card :)ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Kim!!!! Hope you have a fantastic day! ADORABLE card and fun post! Enjoyed reading your childhood memories and seeing the photo from when you were a wee little one! Such a treasure!ReplyDelete
Cute card. Great picture. I lived in South Dakota myself for a while.ReplyDelete
Love!!! Colours are great!ReplyDelete
This is very... heartwarming. Love it Kim. Happy Birthday!ReplyDelete
Adorable card. Happy Birthday wishes.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous image you have conjured up of the farm house. And the four generation photo is so special. I can totally see why you went with the kitchen theme, and I just love how the card turned out!ReplyDelete
Oh, and I just spotted on the Curtain Call blog that it's your birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KIM!!!ReplyDelete
So adorable and even more meaningful because of your shared memories!ReplyDelete
So so sweet! Love the colours you used!ReplyDelete
Precious memories and cherished very much I guess!ReplyDelete
Fab card as always!
Happy Birthday, Kim! Your memories of time spent on your grandparents' farm as stirred memories of my own. The chicken coop frightened me, as well; but the barn...oh, how I loved the barn. We fed the calves with pails of milk, played for endless hours in the loft, searching for kittens in the bales of hay. My grandmother was an outstanding baker of the most decadent desserts imaginable...your stove image reminds me of time in her kitchen as well. Homemade cinnamon buns...and saskatoon pie...LOVE your card!! Absolutely love it!ReplyDelete
Kim this is such a sweet card and such wonderful memories--and photo too!ReplyDelete