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    My sweet hubs added crown molding and beadboard to my outdated 1980's oak cabinets. He then painted them a creamy cottage white. I love the brushed silver pulls he put on the doors and drawers.

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February 07, 2013



So, so enjoyed your post and pictures! How wonderful to have those vintage collectibles - they are awesome!

Mimi Sue

I had a cute little stove like yours but it had a shelf. It needed to be totally restored so it sat in our garage for awhile and then my husband needed the room and we sold it. So sad about that! Thanks for coming by and saying hello. Mimi

Kim Kenward

What an absolutely beautiful and touching story. I'm so glad you rescued the stove. Your pictures and vignettes of your collections are equally charming.


The beast is sure busy isn't he? Enjoyed your story as I started my day and love how the stove and hoosier hold such a special place in your home ... lovely display. Elaine

shirley hatfield

I don't know how you were able to write that story without breaking down...but I was blinking back tears. I am so glad you shared that lovely story...there are so many people who need a little love and forgiveness. And there are wonderful people like your husband who overlook a person's past and see the possibilities for the future.


What a wonderful and inspiring story! God moves in mysterious ways, doesn't He? I couldn't help sending a small prayer that the poor family was able to recover and have a happy life despite their struggles. Thank you for sharing and making my day a little brighter.

chris mckinley

Such a wonderful story!!!Your stove is just looks terrific with your cupboard!! So glad I decided to look at blogs during lunch's been a hard day at work and this post put a smile on my face....things aren't so bad!

Warmly chris


That was a touching story! Thank you for sharing, I love your old stove and your cupboard...Someday I would love to have all old appliances :) Old appliances remind me of my grandparents and their house :) Someday!!


A beautiful stove and story!! God had you two there for a reason! So glad it has found a sweet place in your gorgeous home!! Have a lovely weekend!! xo Heather


What great story about the stove and what a wonderful husband you have.
Chris =]

Patti M

Patti what an amazing story. I can't help but believe God honored your husband's sacrifice & made a way or will make a way for that couple to prosper in their relationship with Him. How beautiful it will be when you & your hubby are in glory and the man steps up to you and says....remember that stove, this is what God did with your faithfulness...what a glorious day that will be! Have a lovely weekend! : )

Sandy McClay

Wow....what a way to start my day....thank you for this......for so many reasons....Love, Sandy


That's a sweet story and the stove is just beautiful!

Sandy xox


I love your stove. And what an amazing story about love. Loving enough to look past imperfections and stand by someone. Loving your neighbor enough to give when help was needed. Thank you for having a kind heart and believing that God would lead you to do what is right.


Dear sweet Patti,
I am so thankful to have discovered you just a few short months ago. You have such a precious story to tell and in everything you always seek to honor God. I love each priceless detail of the history of your beloved "Betsy". God is so good to us and he leads us to cross paths with so many hurting people. Your husband was listening closely to God's voice that day. Thank you for sharing...

Carolynn xoxo


Tammy, I love most your husband's enthusiasm for you. This stove was a glimpse at your future. That it has come true, is the sweetest Valentine's gift I can imagine for your both. Wishing you only happiness! Elizabeth


Happy Valentine's Day, Patti...
I'm so excited. I just signed up for my very first swap at Sandy's 521 Lake Street.
I can't wait to see who my swap pal will be.
I hope your day was happy!
Carolynn xoxo


What a beautiful testimony to read very early in the a.m. . Starting my day uplifted.


Oh, I have tears in my eyes as I read your post! What a beautiful post and I'm sure you do cherish your darling stove! God does work in mysterious ways and you have proof!
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ric Rac and Polka Dots

This is one of my favorite posts ever. Not only do I love the pictures, love the stove, and love how you are using it and how perfectly it fits with your decorating, I am completely in love with the story of how you got it. Amazing. I'm so happy you were able to move to your dream place, and so happy you could help out those people back then. Wonderful, wonderful story. I thank you for sharing it with us.
I also want to thank you for stopping by and leaving the nice comment on my blog. I'm so glad you liked my dolls. I do love them, they make me smile every time I see them!


Patti, that was a wonderful way to start my day! The grace you have shown and the memory and willingness to share the 'rest of the story' as Paul Harvey said, is enough to melt any heart!


Oh Patti what a sweet story. Y'all's hearts are in the right place. I just love the stove and how you have it decorated. Soooo sweet. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment.

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