Hello my friends, thanks for stopping by for a visit. I appreciated all of your nice comments about the rescued family furniture we have in our home. I want to introduce a third piece we also brought home from Oklahoma. To be more precise, we fit the kitchen queen cabinet and the 5 legged oak table inside our Peugeot station wagon and this was wrapped in plastic and tied on the top of our car. :-) We looked like the people from Oklahoma during the dustbowl who left "home" and headed out west in the 1930s. This primitive blue cabinet was in the chicken house. Grandpa used it to store things, it had several old oil cans in it. Thus there are lots of oil stains on the poor old dear. It was painted a LONG time ago with milk blue paint.
It's been in our garage for a long time and I've wanted to bring it into the house because I love it because it was my grandparent's. I had been looking for an additional old cabinet to sit next to my kitchen queen as one can't have too much storage, can one? And then a lightbulb went on over my head 💡 and I thought of the blue cabinet.. and my dear long-suffering husband hauled it out of the garage with a hand-truck and used an air compressor to clean the dust and dirt off the top and inside. And.. TA-DAH.. here she is.
Now. I know some of you will appreciate the primitive condition of this and some will go.. EWWWW.. and suggest I use it for firewood. I posted this on my Facebook group, Jadeite Junkies and was amazed at how many suggestions I got - 427 reactions and 207 comments!! The consensus was to just clean it with water and leave it as is, possibly use a feed and wax on the inside. Here it is with the doors off. We are going to try to find old wavy glass and have it installed in the doors. Many people thought we should add chicken wire in the doors, but it's obvious that it was originally glass, so glass it will be.
I have begun using warm water with a little bit of dish soap and scrubbing the shelves. No small amount of dust and dirt is coming off. :-) I ordered Howard's Wax & Feed to condition the inside.
This darling has a strong will to live.. it's solid as a rock.
I have two more rows of my Meadow blanket to show you.
This is 8 of the 15 colors, so I'm halfway done and will soon have completed the first whole set of colors.. yay!
I just snapped this photo, the sun is out and illuminating our dining room. I want to put my valentine tablecloth on the table but my dear husband is adamant that it's too early. What do you think? :-) 💗
Dayle made Chinese Noodle Casserole for our dinner, funny story is our family calls it "dog food". When I first saw it I go... ewww.. it looks like dog food and the name stuck.
"Chinese Noodle Casserole"
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 Cup diced celery
1 Onion, diced
1 Cup sliced mushrooms
1 Green pepper, diced (optional)
1/4 Cup soy sauce
1/2 Cup water
1/2 Cup rice (uncooked)
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can Chinese noodles (crunchy kind)
Brown meat and onions together - add other veggies and saute for a bit, then add all other ingredients. Bake in covered casserole for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake for another 30 minutes. Cover top of casserole with noodles for the last 15 minutes.
NOTE: We *always* double this recipe as it's so good re-heated.
I have a zoom board meeting for the Friends of Multnomah Falls, so I better sign off and get ready for it.
In 48 hours we will have a new President and our first female and person of color for Vice President of the USA. We watched an hourlong history of Kamala Harris last evening and I was very impressed and feel she is an excellent choice to help lead our country and unify it. If you have heard negative things about Kamala, I beg you to give her a chance and not listen to negative and conspiracy theories.
Today is Martin Luther King's birthday - it's time to bury racism and prejudice against people of color once and for all. Will you join me?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)