Friday, December 25, 2009

Farmhouse New Year

This is our favorite piece of salvage and the inspiration for our blog name.

The history behind this sign is that
Hubs and I were at our favorite place to shop for Primitives,
Crawford's Antiques in Soquel, CA.

We each had gone different directions when we arrived at the store
& minutes later, I found him standing in front of this sign.
He looked up at me and said,
"doesn't this name sound just like our lives? "

With all of the happy activity here at our home
with DIL, grandkids, extended family, friends, dogs & cats,
we sometimes hum a famous circus song amid all the chaos!

Famous for its cheerful, upbeat, happy music at the circus,
a calliope is musical instrument fitted with steam whistles,
played from a keyboard.
This wonderful, old wood sign was taken off the side
of a rolling calliope circus wagon.

So, when Hubs realized this sign spoke to him
of our chaotic, happy lives, it just had to come home with us.

It hangs over the entrance to our family room
& reminds us of the wonderful, crazy life we have made.

~Happy New Year to ALL!~
May your New Year be blessed with Health & Happiness!
(and... lots of salvage, junk & creative ideas!)


Linda said...

AWESOME sign...great place for it to hang! Happy New Year to you too!


Its So Very Cheri said...

I love the sign--
and the story--
I am curious about your son. Is he off in the war, or travels and not there much, did he pass away?
How wonderful to be able to ENJOY having your grandchildren and d-in-l around all the time.


Teresa said...

I was wondering how you came up with your blog I know =)
Happy New Year!

Danielle said...

Love your blog :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It's so cool when a great piece has a great story to go with it!