Second Time Around

 

 

One seasoned Georgia native built a log cabin replica using the exact dimensions of his great-grandfather’s family cabin as it had been built during the late 1800s.

Gene England narrates and demonstrates the necessities of cabin life throughout his daily childhood experiences.

 

The pride and diligence in caring for this type of home and tending to chores without aid of electricity and indoor plumbing or running water are rare glimpses of the past.

 

See this beautiful tribute to southern family heritage:

 

 

Porch Swing Chat: Kickin’ Up Dust

"Historic Route 66" by Randy Heinitz is licensed under CC BY 2.0   What is a Porch Swing Chat ? It's one in a series of samples from the subscription-only newsletter. Giving you a pleasant taste of warm nostalgic musings and memories.      Kickin' Up Dust: Scenes...

Porch Swing Chat: Don’t Lose Your Marbles

Photo by Crissy Jarvis on Unsplash   Sunday News: On the Screened Porch  is the official weekly newsletter of Nostalgia Neverland.   Porch Swing Chat introduces you to the vintage newsletter through April 30. Discover samples from the subscription-only...

Diner Classics: Tuna Noodle Casserole

Photo by Peter Bond on Unsplash   The first known recipe was published by Sunset magazine in 1930. Campbell Soups came along a couple years later, sealing the deal. Folks have either a love or hate relationship with this staple dish!   Recipe Selection:   Tuna Noodle...

Diner Classics: Spanish Rice

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash   Van Camp's once produced Spanish Rice in cans. Rice-a-Roni even developed its own version. Neither could rival the scratch-made skillet dinner served at diner and dinner tables everywhere!   Recipe Selection:   Spanish Rice...

Diner Classics: Smothered Pork Chops

Photo by Colin Avery on Unsplash   Tender meat, seasoned to perfection, covered in a rich gravy. Nothing else sticks to the ribs and satisfies hunger quite like it!   Recipe Selection:   Smothered Pork Chops for the Instant Pot   Traditional...

Diner Classics: Chicken Pot Pie

Photo by Shawn Ang on Unsplash   The Romans weren't the first to enjoy these culinary delicacies. Historians say savory meat pies were popular way back in 9500 B.C. Whether you buy one in the frozen foods section of your supermarket or make it yourself, the...

Diner Classics: Salisbury Steak

Photo by Ricky Singh on Unsplash   An original recipe by the famous American, James Salisbury, listed primary ingredients of salt, pepper, butter and Worcestershire. The standard still holds today - and will never go out of style!   Recipe Selection:   Salisbury...

America’s Hands-Down Best

  A Norman Rockwell moment. We've all had one or two in our lifetime; maybe more. That surreal feeling of a picture-perfect moment in time. A moment we know will be indelibly marked in our memory forever. When we felt the true essence of life's magic.   The...

Cowboy Culture

  The American Old West was artistically immortalized in ways only possible from the hand and heart of an avid adventurer. From his early drawings of the western frontier, Frederic Remington was destined for success. His lineage boasted of legendary mountain men,...

The Wideness and Wonder of the World

  Georgia O'Keeffe called this region of New Mexico, "My Country." Her love for its remarkable beauty was indelibly written in her spirit.   The Pedernal Society   https://youtu.be/QeB4-iBJLtg      

Dutch Lullaby

  While visiting the Chicago World's Fair, Jane Peterson was introduced to art school, although she was already a gifted intuitive who could paint anything she saw. Ms. Peterson then pursued the study of painting and blended various styles for a collection now...

As a Little Child

  The nurture of a young child has been described throughout time in art of all types; a natural means of expressing human emotion. On the painted canvas, it is perhaps most poignantly communicated.   American artist Mary Cassatt captured the kind of strong...

Award-Winning Art Nouveau

  Our early springtime flower & and vintage vase pairing feature concludes as we shine a spotlight on the charming pink camellia.   With visions of cascading camellias in a vase like this one, natural  appreciation and accolades would be expressed by all...

Noveltyware by Niloak

  While other garden gems may last longer, the tulip is a beloved part. No matter what challenges or celebrations come our way, a bouquet of tulips makes the day brighter. The vase pictured below is perfectly fitting for any tulip trio.     Niloak...

Saturday Evening Girls

  Lenten roses; originally native to Greece and Turkey. Yet a welcome sight in tandem throughout the United States, from the midwest to the south, lasting six months in most regions.    Imagine a full bouquet atop a priceless treasure such as this 1922 vase...

Marvels from the Midwest

  Before winter has ended in many parts of the country, narcissus brilliantly make an unannounced appearance on sunny hillsides.   Maybe you call them by another name: daffodils or jonquils.  And if they annually sprout up around your yard, you may keep a...

The Wonders of Weller

  Springtime flowers can be a joy for everyone. They're an early sign of winter's end and hope for fairer skies ahead.   One of the largest early blooms is from the camellia, which grows in most moderate zones of the United States. Blossoms can be white,...

Cherie Petite Femme

  Turn, Turn, Turn; Georgy Girl; California Dreamin'; Love is Kind, Love is Wine; Colours of My Life; Come the Day; A World of Our Own; The Times, They are A-Changin'; Morningtown Ride; This Train; The Water is Wide; When the Stars Begin to Fall; Eriskay Love...