"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, June 13, 2013

is my hippie showing?








When I spotted a little Boston Fern at the grocery store last weekend for $3.99 I knew I needed it for my favorite 1970's pot that sits in the middle of the living room table.

Then my son showed up to visit and he brought his mama sunflowers.  Yup... "Right on."

Later, my husband and I stopped at a tag sale and found this fabulous stereo console (with excellent sound) for just $20.00 and I knew I had stepped into a blissful time-warp.  When we were told that the box of albums was part of the deal and the one on top happened to be the John Denver (and just below that, Seals and Crofts) that I sang to in my adolescent years... deal cinched!

The painted trash can?  Picked it up at this adorable little weekend shop to hold our chicken feed (it will live in front of the chicken yard).  

The sun tea is on the porch and a summer breeze is blowing!  Tell me someone can relate?



Blessings, Debbie

33 comments:

  1. Ma used to have that stereo and I had that John Denver album! Yep, a blast from the past:@)

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  2. We used to have a stereo much like that. We called it the "Hi-Fi". And oh how we loved John Denver! Great little walk down memory lane.

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  3. I've been having hippie moments of my own lately. What I wouldn't give for a stereo (that plays) for that price!!!!!

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  4. I can relate! You got a great deal on the stereo. Do you have a Rocky Mountain high now? HA!

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  5. I love the title of this post! My husband is a huge John Denver fan and I always have sun tea going - so I guess our hippie shows too sometimes!

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  6. TeeHee! I love the hippie vibe! Sun tea and tie dye...where's your tie dye? Now I am going to have to paint the trash can....
    ps there is life after zumba...thanks for missing me...I'll try to be back, but I have to paint a trash can!
    Love, d.

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  7. Sunshine on my shoulders... flower power... and sun tea... doesn't get much better than that!! =D blessings ~ tanna

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  8. Oh yeah. Esp. that John Denver :)

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  9. Ha ha! Love it! Ferns ARE good hippie house features. I like hippie smells, too. I try to buy as many sprays as I can.

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  10. I remember having that John Denver album in my house growing up. Beautiful pictures here, btw my oldest daughter calls me a hippie all the time:)

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  11. Sorry, I can't relate. I must be too old, ha,ha,ha,
    Hugs.
    JB

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  12. It's my childhood! How fun!

    Far Out!

    Deanna

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  13. My dentist plays on his sound system in the office, 70's music. It drives me crazy...because some brings good memories, some bad. Ha..I think john denver's music would stick in my head too much throughout the day!

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  14. Ahhh, yes! If that means your hippie is showing then so is mine. :)

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  15. Groovy! I will be right over to sing along! ;)

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  16. Yessssss! Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy......
    Your stereo console looks like the one my mom had back in the 70s. We played many a record back then.

    I'm diggin' it.

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  17. im a tad too young to be a hippie, but I love the boho slant on things. I LOVE all things John Denver. I love sunflowers. WE do SUn tea despite all the health warnings! Bah.....I think its hooey. We drink sun tea all the time and we are fine.

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  18. Like Totally!!! :)
    What fun and what nice way to go back in time.
    I think it all looks really nice and you know sometimes
    that inner hippie just comes out in the summertime. :)
    At least I don't lay out anymore covered in baby oil. :) Or put Sun In in my hair. Nice.

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  19. Yes your hippie is definately showing and if I know this it must mean mine is showing as well. Love the trash can lid!

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  20. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....sun tea....

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  21. Your "flower power" is showing by the daisy on your chicken feed - cool.

    The Man-of-the-House keeps his records and turntable handy. Can you believe one of his albums is Seals and Crofts? I like their song "Unborn Child" pleading with mothers to keep their babies safe in the womb - quite touching - but never played on the radio. John Denver's "You Fill Up My Senses" is a blushingly romantic song for lovers. I don't know what happened to Carol King's "Tapestry" album.

    Dean and I were married in 1979 - he in cotton bell bottoms, me in a muslin embroidered peasant blouse and skirt. That's about as hippie as you can get - without going barefoot - in the Presbyterian church sanctuary.
    Shh, its a secret.
    Karen A.

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  22. I think reading the comments for this post was as much fun as the post itself! Thanks for opening up such a great flood of memories and smiles...now I'm going to go get a jar to make sun tea down here in hot, sunny Texas :-)

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  23. Hi Debbie: Yes, daily. Every Catholic church has daily mass. It is the rule to go to Sunday Mass, but up to anyone who wants to go daily. I go about 5 miles to a nearer church now, but for most of the last 29 years have traveled 12 miles daily, as I took my kids to school at a parish school further away (I traveled to get to a more traditional church/school, that didn't add liberalism, but now most of our churches have gotten into line better.) Catholics believe they receive the body and blood of Christ in the sacrament of Communion. We don't believe it is a symbol. But we also believe that when 2 or more are gathered in His Name, He is there among us.

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  24. I certainly can! Yay for Flower Power, John Denver spinning on the turn table and some tea steeping in the sun! These are MY kind of memories! :)

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  25. Country Road...take me home! Love John Denver!
    Favorite flower is the daisy because of that era.
    Now, I'm off to make some tea, some Sun Tea, that is.

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  26. seems you had glorious day!

    How cute was your son. I love the sun flowers.

    I'm not sure about John Denver. I live in Indonesia.

    Hope you're well and your family.

    Blessing,
    Delvalina

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  27. Love the sunflowers and trash can. :)My son's favorite lego mini figure right now is his hippie with long hair holding a bouquet of flowers.

    Hope you are having a great weekend.

    :)Vicki

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  28. Oh, fun! Great post and you have me contemplating painting my own duck feed metal bin. What a wonderful deal on the stereo. I don't shop much but a group of friends and I went into some trendy store I can't remember the name but pretty sure we all would know them (My memory...what is happening to it?) and they had turntables for sale along with real record albums.

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  29. I had that same John Denver record growing up! From one "hippie chick" to another - I love your pictures!

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  30. Can I come for a visit on that porch? I had that album growing up. I left it on the player in front of the window and it warped. Now I have the cd.

    Cindy Bee

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  31. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!

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  32. I am laughing sooooooooooooo hard. I went in and bought an airplane fern the other day...why? Because I had one as a teenager in the 70's and wanted one in my house. Each time I pass it it takes me back to my high school days....so I more than relate. Besides I grew up in Austin Texas...hippy city of the south! We also have that album....still.

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  33. Oh, honey. Relate? It makes me feel sorry for people who are too young yet to re-find the layers of their life, knowing which things turned out to be the sweetest. Yes, ma'am, I relate.

    I am sitting in my daughter's guest bed. And I have days before me of sitting in the family room as the children play. At last, I may be able, this far from all my home-mandates, to find my place again with the dear friends I have made these last few years. I wish we all lived down the street from each other - you and Donna and Wabi and Rachel and Linda and the rest. Then at least, in these times that have become so jammed, we could wave as we run out to check the mail boxes, and be satisfied to see that we are all still alive and moving.

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