I am an artist, designer, and preservationist who lives to be a light for the Lord and to save old houses.
A dumpster diving germ freak by trade and obsession, I love to take something neglected and turn it into something truly beautiful. Along with rearranging furniture and deconstructing 1960's "home improvements," going IN to Krispy Kreme instead of using the "drive-thru" is one of my favorite forms of exercise! Currently, I am restoring a 1910 Frankenstein of a farmhouse and a 1919 Craftsman Bungalow. Oh, and I have a tiny little shop that features vintage goodies and pretty new things for you, your home, and baby!
Lil' me..wearing a hand-me-down jumper from our neighbor Cassie, (which was then probably handed down to Cami, aka The Birthday Girl) Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor, circa 1972
Along with my sweet memories of Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor, I've been blessed with a treasure trove of pictures...I thought I'd share this one with you after reading your lovely comments on The Birthday Girl post.
Lissa, in addition to the candy...the green river soda was one of my favorite things about Farrell's...(My brothers always chose to order a "grave yard" meaning that they wanted all of the pop flavors available to be mixed together into one drink..I did that too..but not at Farrell's!) I feel like it was just yesterday that I was waiting in anticipation for that big glass full of Green River Soda to be delivered to me! I edited that out of my earlier post because I couldn't remember the name of the "Pig Trough" dessert which they would present with a big fanfare...so I googled it..and found the entire Farrell's menu! I also found this commercial from the early 80's...remember this???
(Before watching the video...I recommend scrolling down to the bottom of this page to mute my playlist.)