Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer School & Antiques

Summer school is in full swing.

Reading in English,
Writing in English,
American History......

All that fun stuff that they don't get in the normal school year.

We also do Portuguese school work to help prepare them for the following grade. We only do it for a few hours each day, but it's enough to keep them busy in the morning hours. The Portuguese kids sleep til noon each day, so that gives us a few uninterrupted hours of school time each morning. Because after lunch time (2:00 for the Portuguese) we can guarantee that our house will fill with neighborhood kids.

Today however, they were a bit distracted by these cuties. We eventually had to put them outside away from my students because nothing was getting accomplished. (Even I was distracted taking pictures!)

These little boogers are just about ready for new homes. If anyone of you reading are in the Minho area and would like a kitty, just let me know.

We have a friend who is moving into a new apartment. The landlord had this piece of furniture in the apartment that my friend didn't want. So the landlord gave her permission to give it to someone who promised to take care of it. I had no idea it would be so pretty! I'm thrilled with this new addition in my kitchen!

I'm not an antique person, but I'm sure it's antique and the stamp inside says it's from Heidelberg, Germany. I've not had any luck looking online for information.

Any advice from you guys that know about this sort of stuff???

I'm in love with it..and I don't even know what you call it!
Maybe it's a buffet?? What do you think?


TCKK said...

I would call it a buffet or a hutch. But I don't know for sure. But I do know I really like it a lot!!! Beautiful. The kittens are adorable and so are your kids!

BUTLER said...

yes i would say its a buffet,,
and it looks very old--like you got a great deal--i bet its worth alot of money.

Jill said...

Beautiful piece of furniture! And the kittens are adorable. I'd take them if I didn't already have two. And if I didn't live on another continent.

Rob and Deanna said...

What a beautiful blessing God has given you! The hutch/buffet (? :-) is Gorgeous!!

Dani Joy said...

well, I got the preview but love this post! Love it! Love it! I want a kitten! (oops did I say that)We really aren´t cat people but those kittens are just soooo cute!!

I wish my Mom could get a look at that hutch or my Grandma. I am sure they would know more about it. It´s absolutely fabulous!

Janice: AKA Nanny said...

I love the china cabinet. I know nothing about German furniture but I do have a wonderful German friend. I will ask her if she knows anything about it. The kittens are so cute but the stars for me are always my babies. They are getting so grown up. I can't wait to see you all in December. Is it next week that your mom comes?

Mom said...

That hutch is beautiful and you are so bless to get it, so when you retire to the southeast part of the home land, what will you do with it?
Yesterday I emailed Brooklyn, in the email I said we had a wild kitten at our house, well it looks exactly like the one that is in her lap! I kid you not, just like it.
Love you

Anonymous said...

Love the hutch!

Summer school??? You're a slave driver! Go easy on is summer after all. ;-)


Betty said...

I love your buffet! Looks like a real antique. And the kittens! Soooo cute. I have been wanting one for a while now, and we can´t find any. Too bad you live so far away!

P.S. I´m back to blogging again. Hope you check out my new blog.

Amrita said...

Sweet kittes.

Lovely cupboard you found. The european name would be different.

Anonymous said...

Mom is one of those antique freaks haha she says its called a hutch and was used in a kitchen or dining room for dishes/china and sometime they would lock and family would hide valuables in them way back in time.
love ya and way to go on the homeschooling things it takes alot of work and commitment especially in the summer, your kids will love you for it one day
-brigitta yank