Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Keeping Room

C/O Winter Berry Primitives
A keeping room is an area just off the kitchen of a home. Keeping rooms date back to Colonial times when families would sleep in that area when the rest of the house was cold.

Since the area could be heated by the kitchen stove, it often provided the only heated place in the house.

In Colonial times, children played there and families gathered there to read, talk, play games and often keep warm by the fire.

Today, a keeping room is called a family room, a great room and a hearth room.

To read more about The Keeping Room, click here...

Picture listed above,  is posted with permission from Winteryberry Farm Primitives, they can be visited online through their website at: http://www.winterberryfarmprimitives.com

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Tracy - Simple Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
and handmade primitives!
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Prairie Dolls in the making...

Ok so I finally got myself a Prairie Doll pattern from Chestnut Junction and I am excited to try them out. I was looking for this pattern, but the 2 I did get will do just fine.

Prairie dolls are perfect to tuck into your cupboard or display in your hutch, hoosier or wherever your heart desires, while I am not sure where I will display mine I will love them no matter what.

Did you know:

Rag or cloth dolls have been around since approximately 300 B.C. An Egyptian linen doll is displayed in The British Museum. Colonial Americans made rag dolls called pioneer dolls in the 17th century. One of the first Raggedy Ann dolls is marked with a patent date of Sept. 7, 1915.

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Tracy - Simple Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
and handmade primitives!
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