Friday, September 25, 2009

Outdoor Decor & GS Finds

Hi. I can not believe it is Friday already. Seems like I'm always busy but not accomplishing too much!! I was just thinking how awesome it would be to have a maid and a cook on duty all day. I could just go in my room, shut the door and craft away. I suppose until I win the lottery, that will never be an option. I have alot to get done this afternoon so this post will be short on words and long on pics. I just love those!!!

I did get outdoors yesterday and get my decorating done. My MIL grew pumpkins this year so she blessed us with a bunch. Every year, I plan to plant some, but forget to remind my DH not to spray part of the field by us so I can plant the seeds. The chemical he puts on prevents germination of seeds. I usually get so aggravated that we farm so much, but have to buy pumpkins!!! This year, we didn't have to. I did buy the gourds and would like to keep some seeds for next year.

I did get to some garage sales today. It has been awhile. I found some cool things. I bought the basket for $3. I has holes in the corners and the bottom, but I still love it. I thought of my friend Ann when I bought it. Her blog is A Hole in the Basket Primitives. The gourds were 25 cents each. The lady in front of me bought a bunch and she had the really good ones. GRRRR.

Isn't that little chest just beautiful!! I plan on painting it and using it for a jewelry box. I'll let you see it whenever the time comes to paint. One can never have too many totes!!

This little crock came with the little shelves up above. All three pieces for 75 cents. Pretty good deal. Well, that's all for now. We have lots going on this weekend. I hope you all enjoy yours.

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Fall Offerings on Selling Blog

Good evening, all. I hope you have been having the beautiful weather that we have had in NW Ohio. It is the type of weather where I should be out taking care of flower beds and planting spring bulbs, but I have been inside stitching. I like how the dead vegetation looks with snow on it in the winter, but grumble each spring when I have to cut things back. Some day I vow to do it in the fall. Maybe I will find the motivation soon!! I have added three new items to my selling blog. You can link to it from the top left corner. I just got a bunch of pumpkins to decorate with. I hope to be back soon with pictures of some more fall indoor and outdoor decor. Thanks for stopping by!!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm Getting Out Some Fall Goodies

Good afternoon. I have been a little under the weather with either a cold or allergies and haven't accomplished too much the last couple of days. I did bring down my box of fall things to put a few more goodies out. It always seems less daunting to do a room at a time as I get a chance. My DH always laughs at me while I decorate. Something about me wandering aimlessly through the house looking for just the right spot seems funny to him. I know you can all relate--put an item somewhere, step back and look at it, and either leave it or pick it up and start all over.

This is a shelf that a friend's DH made for me a year or so ago. I had been going to put it in our bedroom, but decided I liked it here in the family room better. I bought the chair at our churches' garage sale last year. I just love it.

This is a corner pie safe we bought at an auction after we were married. It was on the junk wagon complete with rotted boards, gnaw marks, etc. He again thought I was losing it when I kept bidding. I think it went for quite a bit-probably more than we should have paid, but it is such a neat piece. It has screens in the front that I have put a osnaburg curtain behind to hide the books we store in it.

This is the display I have on top of it. I made the rug last year and the candle on the little cupboard is made of beeswax. I have them for sale on my selling blog.

I rearranged my yellow ware bowls on top of our other pie safe. The kitty is one I just completed also. She is from a pattern by Tennessee Ridge Primitives. I have her for sale on my selling blog also. It is Farm Field Primitive Goods. Please stop by if you get a chance. I moved the pieces around on the inside as well. The butter molds on the top shelf belongs to my DH's grandma.

Well, that's all for now. I need to try to get something done. I have another kitty to finish and a pinkeep just about done. I hope to get it listed in the next couple of days. I will leave you with a picture my DS had me take before the OSU/USC game Saturday. He has a little helmet and he put it on our cat Husky. Doesn't he just look thrilled!!

Take care. Have a great day.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Fall Offerings ~~Farm Field Primitive Goods~~

Hi. Just wanted to pop in quick and let you know of new offerings on my selling blog Farm Field Primitive Goods They are new fall goodies. Please stop by and check them out. I also updated my Header picture to something a bit more fall. I'll be back with more soon.

Take care.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fall Decorating and New Stitchery

Hi. I hope you all had a restful Labor Day weekend. I guess that means that it is officially time to dig out all of our fall goodies and begin decorating!! I know many of you have already started. I got a few things out as I was cleaning over the weekend. I just decorated the family room as of right now and wanted to share what I have out. More will follow!!

I replaced the rose hips in the wooden bowl for putka pods. The stitchery is one I made years ago.

I added the crocks and bittersweet to the mantle. Good thing I have fake stuff. My bittersweet, which grew like crazy this year, had very few berries. I was bummed. I'm not sure if I should plant another female plant or fertilize more or what. I don't do much to it because it grows so well in the wild, I didn't think I had to.

My SIL gave me this box a few years ago. I holds all of my Country Samplers and Mercantile Gatherings. I bought the pillow a couple of years ago.

This fall arrangement came partly from a garage sale. I had bought a couple of the bunches at a store and loved them. I came across about 5 more bunches at a GS a couple of years ago. I was so happy!! The apple butter stirrer came from a GS this year.

My little kitty came from Annie at Olde Annie Primitives. I won it in a contest where we had to count kitties on her blog. Since I have so many here at my house, counting is one of my specialties. I just love it in my bowl of putka pods. Thanks, Annie!!

This is the cranberry scoop that I picked up last month. I decided to put some sunflowers in it. It brightens up our entryway.

Here is the bittersweet that I picked. I guess it is better than nothing, but not what I had hoped for. I need to be out checking ditches!!

I added a Thanksgiving stitchery to my selling blog and have a couple of more things just about done that I may add tomorrow. Check it out if you get time.

Have a great evening. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Finally...a Finish!!

Good morning. I promised you all last time that I would finally show off a shelf that I redid after picking it up last month during the Longest Garage Sale. This is a before of the beauty. It was only $3, very sturdy, and came complete with contact paper on the bottom shelves. I stripped it down completely and painted it black with walnut stain over it.

Here it is after. I put it at the top of the stairs in the landing room. That's where the kids have a tv and their video games. I have been looking for a long time for something to put there. I just love how it looks and it is the perfect size. I also picked up a wall shelf at another sale. I didn't take a before but it was black with a bad case of gold sponge painting!! I had to rescue it and just paint it black to match the shelf.

The wall shelf was actually more than the big one. But for $8 and the cost of paint, I have a brand new display. So happy!!!

I also repainted a little tote to put upstairs on the coffee table. Actually the coffee table is a garage sale find from a couple of years ago. I think it was a bench. I painted the tote Pumpernickel from Pittsburg Paints. I bought a little sample bottle at Menards. It is just like a dark mustard. I really like it.

I did open a selling blog. Thanks to those of you who offered advice and names. I chose Farm Field Primitive Goods as the name. I have a few things I hope to get listed in the next week. Stop by and check it out when you get time. There is a link on this page.

Finally, you have all heard about the Headless Horseman, right? Well, we have our own version at our home. Actually, she is the Headless Cat. It's our goofy cat JoJo in her favorite napping spot...the old wooden bowl. She was so soundly asleep that she never woke up after I took her picture. What a goofball!!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend. I am sad that summer is gone even though I do love fall. We need to find out how we could just skip winter and go straight into spring again. Sorry, snow fans. I'm not one of you.

Take care and thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Primitive Candle Ornaments

Good evening. I just finished making some beeswax candle ornaments and wanted to share them with you. They are hand poured, scented, and rubbed with spices. Each has a battery tea light included and a rusty wire hanger. I just listed them as a set of 3 on eBay this evening. There is a link on the left column. I am going to start a selling blog and list them on there as well. I'm just trying to figure out a good name and find time to start it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!!