Thursday, July 9, 2009

~ Valuable Info You Need To Know ~

I captured this rainbow from our front porch the other day. We don't usually see very many of them in our area. I am surprised at how well it turned out from my digital camera.

VINTAGE FABRICS ~ We use Fabric Soak for our vintage feedsacks & fabrics. Beats Oxy & Biz.

CHINA INFO ~ For replacing or finding history/data on pieces of china go to ~

SUNBURNS ~ Liquid Vitamin C will reduced the burn 'nearly' immediately. Slather it all over & by nightfall it will reduce the color & pain of the burn & prevent less peeling.

POISON IVY ~ Ivy Dry is the best ever, found over the counter at your local drug store. You will not be disappointed in this product.

VACATIONS ~ DH wants you to each know that it is not good to post your vacation plans before you leave. (He is my computer expert). There are so many avenues to find your names & addresses online .. apparently there has been home invasions for people vacationing. They can even do a google earth search & find the exact location of your homes & surrounding areas.

FYI per requests ~
TTFN = My signature means Thank Thy Father Now (I started using this long ago when I thought of it.
TTFN = in England it means Ta Ta For Now or simply good-bye

MY NAME ~ Marydon. Thank you for the lovely compliments on my name, it is far more
common than even I knew until searching out of curiosity on the internet one day. My
full name is Mary (Mother ), Donelda (Dad & his sister).

I wish to thank each of you for your support & lovely notes ... I enjoy each of you & love the new friendships that have been forged thru this 'family blogging world'. I thank the good Lord for you each, immensely.

May your day be as blessed & full of joy & sunshine as is mine.
TTFN ~ Marydon


  1. I have become a follower. It sounds as if you and I have a lot in common. I love vintage things so much. I love children more than anything else in life. I taught school for 33 years. We have 3 dds and 5 grands. Your DH is smart about not mentioning vacation plans. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment so I could find your blog!

  2. Oh yeah, one more thing. My mom and sister and several aunts and cousins were red heads. I, on the other hand, had brown hair. I wore all the pinks and reds. My cousin, who is my age always got to wear the greens and blues. Now, green is my favorite all time color, followed closely by purple and yellow. I have just begun wearing pink and red again.

  3. Hi Marydon, Thanks for the info and great tips. Your friendship is such a blessing and I enjoy your blog very much. What a beautiful rainbow! Have a nice afternoon.

  4. Oh, I just love the beautiful rainbow. It turned out so clearly too! Amazing! The tips are GREAT! Thanks so much!

  5. What an amazing coincidence that you grew up in Chehalis! Especially now that you live so far away. I also find it VERY special that yo have family items in the Borst Home. I remember seeing the rug and thinking how fantastic it was. It's huge! I'll have to look for the salt and pepper shakers next time. The guide told us that things had been donated to help fill the home, but I never imagined I would find a connection to one of my fellow bloggers. It IS a small world isn't it! Saturday I'll be posting about the gardens if you'd like to check back and when we do the tour, if they allow photographs, I'll snap one of the rug for you!

    Thanks for the tips today, I found the liquid C for sunburns the most helpful. I'll have to keep it in mind for the next sunburn!

  6. Marydon!
    Thank you so much for the encouragement you left me about my laundry room. And thanks for the tips. The vacation one is smart.

  7. Marydon, LOVE your rainbow picture. Funny, we just had one show up the other day too late in the evening when the sun was setting and the rain drizzling down on us. It was the most fantastic rainbow, set against pink colored clouds. Something to make this pink-lover's heart beat a bit faster. I wanted to get a picture of the rainbow and then remembered that my daughter has my camera on vacation with her in the states right now while she visits with my family. So much for a rainbow picture for me to post! :-) I loved your post on the covered bridges. I always enjoyed seeing them in New England when my family would visit there during the summers. We were able to see one over here in Germany last autumn while in the Black Forest, so it made me wonder if they did not start here and people moving to the states many years ago took the idea with them! something to ponder on. hope all is well there, what a lovely blog you have, I love the color!!! Debby

  8. Not to worry about the post about leaving! Our house was broken into when we were in Texas this spring, so now we are alarmed up like Fort Knox!

  9. Never heard of fabric soak. Thanks for the tip, Marydon. yeah, I always thought you were saying Ta-ta for now! ☺ ♥

  10. Enjoyed seeing the pretty rainbow from your porch! I think everyone loves rainbows and we don't get to see them very often. A couple of years ago my daughter and I were in a mall parking lot and there was the most gorgeous double rainbow clear across the sky. Breathtaking! Good tips in your post, too. Carol

  11. Great tips....especially about vacation plans.
    And love the rainbow. Very nice.

  12. Hello there, just doing some bloghopping and came upon yours and I think its really cool. I've got a little artsy blog going on if you'd like to check out mine.

  13. Never thought about the vacation thing! Thank your hubby for me. Although we're not going anywhere this year! And thanks again for explaining TTFN!! Enjoy your day!

  14. Hi Marydon,
    I do like the uniqueness of your name and appreciated all of the FYI goodies you have listed.

    I just LOVE rainbows and that one sure did turn out amazing. Thanks so much for your prayers and kind words you leave. I am very blessed by the wonderful people I have met blogging.

    Have a great day!

  15. My daughter's name is Maryalice. Named after my Great Grandmother and my Grandmother. Middle name is Lillian after my Mom. I just lined them up...
    I love your really is cute!
    My father's name was Donald. I once knew a girl in highschool and her name was Donalda. Names are so interesting!!

  16. Interesting and useful tidbits. Thank you.

  17. I happened upon your blog just now, and I have to say.. what a lovely blog it is. I enjoyed your useful advice too. In particular, I think the 'vacation' tip is something all of "us bloggers" need to keep in mind! -tammy

  18. Dear Marydon,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave an encouraging comment on my blog; I appreciate it.

    I'm glad I came over; love your blog. Lots of great history and information... it's a keeper.

    Mrs. Teapot

  19. Great advise about vacation plans. It's really never a good idea to broadcast things like that, esp on the internet world. Girl, you have 139 followers now! I agree with you, it has been so wonderful to meet so many new friends from all over the world!

  20. Love the rainbow -- I am still amazed -- and reminded of God's promise -- when I see a rainbow. Sweet and lovely post, thanks!

  21. Wonderful tips!!! Love the rainbow so very pretty!!!! Have a Blessed weekend!!!

  22. Thank you for visiting my blog! I love the rainbow photo, and the useful tips. I'll be back~ I joined your followers. ;-)

  23. Love seeing that rainbow picture and also reading all your little tidbits today. I thought you were intending TTFN to mean "Ta Ta for now".....but I like the meaning you told us here better.

  24. Thanks for your visits and I am so glad I came to visit you as well.

    This is great Info for everyday life.:)
    Also your thoughts on the sides are wonderful...the first one is one I could have used this week!
    "Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth" The hand over my mouth part!!! HE already has his arm around my shoulder! Thank Goodness!
    I alsos loved your picture of the rainbow. Before my dad died, he said every time we see a rainbow, because I will send you many, and you will know I love you.♥ So they are special to us!


  25. Thanks for your nice comments. Love your blog and great tips!

  26. Hi Marydon,
    I love it when you share. Great advice from your husband too. Thank you for your lovely comments and for the great blog you write, I so enjoy it.

  27. I wish I had had your treatment for a sunburn earlier. I suffered a severe sunburn over the weekend and was in such intense pain. Your treatment would have brought some relief.

  28. LOVE!!! Replacements! I just got my order form them last night which I will be taking pics to share! So excited!

    m ^..^

  29. Okay, such good information in your post. Love it.


  30. Thank you for all the tidbits. I will definitely put these to good use. And I appreciate the recipe you shared with me also for meatball subs. I showed it to by budding chef, Christian, and he was interested in trying it. I will be sure to let you know when we do!

  31. Beautiful rainbow...I always says they bring good luck.
    I love all the hints and I've always wondered about your lovely name and signature...both very special...hugs, Linda

  32. Thanks for the tidbits info. I have looked at facebook some and I remember a friend saying that they were going to Florida for a week. I will pass along the information to my friends. I love your name also.
    Your picture is wonderful. God is a great artist.
    Take care,

  33. Great tips and I love the rainbow pic!

  34. Hi Marydon, Love the rainbow. You always have something so unique, so special and so loving to share. I love coming here. It is like opening a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get until you bite into it. I have left something on my blog for you. Please stop by and pick it up. Thanks for sharing. I just love to come here. Country Hugs, Sherry

  35. Thank you for all these tidbits of information Marydon! They will be very useful for me! Love you name too!!!!!

  36. That was really special photo you took. It is not easy to take photo of the rainbow I know I have tried many time, but never get it that good. Thanks for sharing - Hugs Natima

  37. Hello! Your info was very interesting...I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for stopping by today.

  38. Oh, thanks so much for the great advice. I have had to use Ivy Dry before and you are right It works wonderfully. Have a great week end..Kathi

  39. Hi Marydon,

    Beautiful photo of the rainbow. Always a lovely sight.

    Also many thanks for the valuable information and tips.

    I hope that you are having a happy weekend

  40. Enjoyed reading this post.

    Thanks for the lovely comments you leave on my blog. :)