Pieced Pastimes: 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Saturday Sparks Link Party 344

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 344!

Starting off todays party with a rusty reminder of days gone by.

Darling hubby has a love for all things old and quietly tucks different items here and there.

It could be an antique vehicle, an old farm implement, lichen covered granite or anything with a past and a story to tell.

Subtle touches that pique your interest and add an air of mystery to this place we call home.

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."

~ Henry David Thoreau

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 343.

Fall Porch Decor at Living on Cloud Nine

Cozy Fall Sunroom at Dabbling and Decorating

Welcome To Our Patch at Artsy Vava

DIY Ouija Board Halloween Tray at Rain on a Tin Roof

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Mug Cake at Strength and Sunshine

Mexican Taco(less) Buddha Bowl at It All Started with Paint

Autumn Apple Butter at My Hubbard Home

Anti Inflammatory Mango Breakfast Smoothie at Pots and Planes

Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake Recipe at Crystal and Co.

And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Fall Porch Sitting

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 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

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Links are open through Thursday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas and photos - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Our New-Old Outbuilding with a Hidden Secret

Our home has underground wiring and due to the length, it required an electrical panel to be placed along the way. This was a thorn in darling hubbies side and he knew he had to come up with something to hide the panel. His ideas came to fruition with this 'new - old' building.

His plan was to make a structure that looked as if it's been here for many years, and I think he nailed it!

Weathered barn boards, rusted corrugated roofing and old windows were his materials of choice.

He built it beside his shop and then moved the completed building into position.

Careful planning helped to make for a perfect fit.

Rusty hardware was used for the door handle.

The electric panel is hidden within the walls, just as he intended.

Window boxes were filled with foraged plants.

This little building serves as a reminder that most, if not all challenges can be overcome with careful thought and consideration. The original desire to camouflage the electric box was achieved and we gained a sense of history along the way.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Fall Porch Sitting

A perfect fall day leads me to the porch with a nice cup of tea and a good book.

Lingering just a bit longer is a common theme on days such as this.

There's something to be said for the slower days of yesteryear.

Life seemed simpler and porch sitting was a regular occurrence for most everyone.

This leisurely activity seems to be making a comeback. McMansion lined subdivisions are being replaced with smaller, smarter homes and in that mix porches are once again taking center stage.

I have fond memories of my grandmother calling her city porch the 'piazza'. It was from there that she would take in all the happenings of the neighborhood and connect with her friends.

Our country porch is equally important to us, only in a much less social way.

It's the place we go to unwind after the pace of a hurried day.

It's where we spend much of our time witnessing the beauty of nature.

It's where the art of conversation is practiced regularly without the distraction of electronic devices. Unplugging is sometimes the best way to recharge.

In my mind, the world could use a few more porches.

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