Monday, July 25, 2011

Where Have I Been??????

Oh my Goodness!  I cannot believe I haven't posted since July 4th!!  Life has just gotten away from me and I have been soooo busy here on the farm and enjoying the summer (tho NOT the heat and humidity!)  I hope your summer is going well.  Isn't it going by so fast?  I cannot believe that it is the end of July and many schools will be starting before we know it. 

Here on the farm, the guys are busy irrigating and putting up hay.  They try to irrigate early morning and later on in the evening.  We have several center pivots but still have quite a bit of gated pipe that needs the gates opened and closed.

The last week of June and early part of July, I headed to Colorado to spend a week with my sweet "baby girl".  We had a good time visiting.  The first day I got there - we added a "berm" to her front yard. We edged it in landscaping bricks, planted flowers and added some cute yard art.  I am sad to say that I did not take one before or after picture of the project but it really makes her yard look nice.

The next day we headed to Hammond's.  Hammond's is a candy factory that has been there since 1920.  They make the BEST candy canes - the old fashioned way - in so many different flavors.  They have a tour that you can go on and see the workers making candy all day long.  Once again, I forgot to take my camera so I don't have a pictures to show but you can "click" on the link above and they have videos of the candy being made.  Their Candy Canes are sold at alot of stores including Hobby Lobby, Cabelas, Macy's, and Cracker Barrel.  They make other candies as well as the canes.  Of course, after the tour we had to visit the sweet shop and bring home bags of goodies!!

After we left Hammond's we headed to the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. They have antique mall's at Pheonix, Omaha, Denver, Kansas City and Des Moines. Plan on spending a whole day when you go to visit! There is so many fun things to see and buy :)  After looking for about 2 hours, I spied with my little eyes this treasure:

This is a seed display cabinet from the Nebraska Seed Company, Omaha, Nebraska!

This is a close up of the decal on the top of the cabinet:

See the wire holders that held the seed packets?  I want to hang it on the wall and put knick knacks on the shelves.  You can also see the round rings stained into the wood where cans of something (seeds??) sat.  I think it is a treasure - especially since I found it in Denver and I am from Nebraska.

The case closes so possibly it was a traveling case and there are swing locks on each side of it.  There are also holes on the top of the case so maybe it was hung in a store.

On the back are these words:  This case is Property of Nebraska Seed Co, Omaha, Nebraska and must not be disposed of or sold!

This is it closed up.

We also took the light rail downtown and shopped one day, ate at Jason's Deli (yummy) and visited the old Union Station.  We went to the Park Meadows and Southlands Malls and did more shopping in the days to follow.  I found a fun mirror at Cali and Mo's, a fun boutique that has antiques and vintage clothing.

Well, as you can see we had a great week!  Went out to eat as much as possible, shopped alot and had a great time together. 

I will have more posts on what I have been up to including a couple of quilts to show you!!

Thanks for not giving up on me and until next time - enjoy your summer!!



Anonymous said...

WOW.. you have been a BUSY GIRL! Sounds like fun allthe way around:) Ok... I'm in love with that seed display piece! What a great find! Vicki

Pam Speidel said...

What a great find at the Brass Armadillo! COOL! I've been to the one in Omaha and you're right that you need to allow several hours! It sounds like you and your daughter had an incredible time together. ♥

Sam said...

Hi, would you mind me asking what you paid for that seed display piece? I have found an identical one in Tennessee (but I'm from Nebraska) that I would really like to purchase, but it only has the top half and I believe they are asking far too much. Your piece was the only other version I could locate on the internet. Thanks so much!

Gail S. said...

Sam - I probably spent too much on it but it is such a unique piece and I really liked it! I couldn't find much information on it either. I purchased it for a little over $200.00. It is in great shape and the decal is not worn. Hope this helps!