"Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good." ~ Terri Guillemets

Monday, October 15, 2012

Party Feature #1 and Giveaway Winner

It's time to show a little farmhouse love!
Eleven participants got their farm girl on at the Old Time Party.
That's farmtastic for the first time! Thank you so much!

The most viewed entry was...
Vintage Jars & Egg Baskets @ The Country Farm Home 


Take a peek if you haven't done so, yet.
She calls her farmhouse style plain and simple.
I call it adorable. Waving to Dru! 
If you are featured, you may grab the Old Time Party feature button in the sidebar.

Next on the agenda is the winner of the Sweet & Simple Giveaway #1.
White washed rake with attached doily and three french script hearts.
And the winner is...


Congratulations to you! Waving to Susie!
Please email me your address.

'Old Time Farmhouse Memory'


When I was very little, we lived way out in the country.
And we had an outhouse. No bathroom. 
I have vivid memories of having to trek out there to do my business.
I remember that during the summer, it would get hot and smelly in there.
My solution was to leave the door open. Hey, I was only three years old.
And who cares? We were in the middle of nowhere.
I remember one summer day, I went in and left the door open. 
Just then we had company pull into the driveway and pull up near the outhouse. 
It was my Aunt and my cousins honking the horn and laughing at me.
Basically, they caught me with my pants down. Pfffttt...I was three and I didn't care.
At that age, forget modesty. Didn't even know what it was. 
I was a farmhouse gal all about comfort. Even at the age of three.

How about you? Have any smelly stories or memories of the outhouse?  

Sending hugs from the farmhouse,
Cindy

14 comments:

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Good Morning, Cindy! Wow! I get the first feature? Truly an honor! And, Susie's gonna love her prize--congrats to her! I do have an outhouse story--but not as good as yours--I wanted to use the outhouse for my playhouse. Grandmother had it all fixed up in pretty pinks and I thought it would make a grand playhouse!I have no idea why Mom objected, do you? LOL
Hugs from my Farmhouse,
Dru

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Hi Cindy! I can't believe that I won the beautiful prize that you made! I mean I am jumping up and down with delight over here!!! That is going to be so pretty in my home, I can't wait!!! Yes, I love Dru's farmhouse style, too! She has such beautiful pictures of her wonderful home items. Yummy! Your first party was a lot of fun. I look forward to many more and will enjoy watching this grow! As far as your outhouse story, That is so cute, and funny! I can just picture you in my head sitting there kicking, wondering what all the commotion w3as about! My mom tells me stories about using an outhouse when she was little. Her big brother, 7 years her elder was supposed to take her out at night. And the ornery little guy would love to make noises outside and scare her the whole time! She also said she hated having to run out there after a snow fall in the cold weather!
I will e-mail you Cindy, thank you so very much! Congratulations on your feature, Dru!
Blessings,
Susie

My Little Corner said...

Hi, loved your story. My best friend grew up with an out house. I have great memories of playing there and how spooky it was to get up during the night to do our business.
I am your newest follower and look forward to seeing more from you.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Congrats to Susie ! I came here from her blog. My Mama & Papa Schuster(what we called my paternal grandparents)had an Out House.They lived on a farm.This was in the 60's.

Faye said...

Congratulations to the winner!
Heck... what am I doing??? I have gone backwards...I use an outhouse while in Wyoming (and this time I had to share it with the builders...that was not fun!) Thank goodness for lime! It really works!
I DO leave the door open too (but of course not while they were around) at least the door is close so I can slam it shut if need be!
I promise I will try my best to join in on the fun next time... but I might have my stupid surgery set by then too so just not sure...I'll join in eventually...I'm really excited about your linky parties!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Congrats to Little Susie Homemaker! This is such a NICE Give-a-way! Thanks, Cindy! My memory of an OUTHOUSE..down in the HOLLAR of KENTUCKY at my GREAT-GRANDMOTHERS PLACE. I was only 7-8 yrs old and this was my first experience...I WAS PETRIFIED OUT OF MY MIND!!! Was afraid I would FALL in because the opening was HUGE! I was so HOMESICK all week...it was the longest week of my life and I still remember that! Roxie

Pam said...

Congratulations to winning this beautiful treasure! Our small town holds an annual outhouse judging for the cutest one, so everyone decorates theirs and winners are chosen. Just love honoring this old fashioned way of life in the country! xo's Pam

cynthia lee designs said...

Congrats to Susie on winning your giveaway!! And congrats to Dru for havingthe most views!!
I spent a lot of time at my aunt and uncles farm when I was litte. I hated it when they were remodeling their bathroom and we would have to go outside to use the outhouse when it was dark outside. We would take the flash-light and just hope that no creatures would get us between the house and the outhouse. We also worried if any creatures would be in the outhouse when we got there. LOL...
~Cindy

Dorothy said...

Hi there, Cindy. I'm visiting from Little Susie's blog, and she was so right, you have a wonderful blog!
I come from South Alabama, are you kidding, I have LOTS of outhouse stories! :-)
I spoke my first sentence in the outhouse, my grandmother told me if I didn't hurry up she was going to leave me in there.
I told her if she did, I would run away, too!!
She left me anyway...went running inside the house to tell my mother I spoke a whole sentence!!!
I just love your blog and will visit often.
~Dorothy and Ms. Wilma from Hensrule~~

Amy said...

You have a beautiful header. I love it! I'm hopping over from Susie's blog and am now a follower. If you'd like, stop by and maybe follow back. I'm a true vintage lover like you! I also enjoy quilting and other crafts.

Ruby and Arthur said...

Congrats to the winner of your nice giveaway! My mom always hated going to the outhouse at her grandparents because you had to go thru the chicken's fence to get there and they would chase you! Jean

Debra said...

I am just marking your blog to favorites ...it looks like so much fun and I want to come back and explore again :)

Debra said...

When I was little my grandparents CAMP in Clarion PA had an outhouse. This camp was an old one room schoolhouse and to use the outhouse you had to go way way back to the far end of the back yard. I loved that place, though. I think that we went there until I was about 5 years old or so, and then a highway came through and they had to sell the property.

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