I am a true primitive lover. I instantly fall in love with warmth and history of old primitive pieces. love to go to garage sales and auctions to look for treasures to add to our old farmhouse. I specialize in creating primitive stitcheries, seasonal and repurposed items.
Well, I finally finished my decorating....almost. There is still a pile of "homeless" things sitting out. If I don't find a spot for them tonight, it's back in the box until next year. I do know that when I pack up things this year, I am going to seriously clean house. There are decorations in those boxes that I look at and think I will never use again. Time to move them on to someone who will really love them.
That's it. I hope you all are getting things about all wrapped up for the season so you can take some time to enjoy your family, friends and beautiful decorations around you. Take care and thanks for stopping by.
Just wanted to share pics of my outdoor decorating. It all looks so plain without the nice, white blanket of snow many of you are receiving. I guess you will just have to use your imagination!!
I still don't have inside things up yet although I keep trying to plug away at it. We made 2 batches of homemade caramels yesterday. Luckily my kids like to wrap them because I don't. Many more goodies on the list to make.
Great news!! I have been accepted into Early Work Mercantile. I will begin this wonderful journey starting January 1. What a great way to start a new year. Please stop by and visit all of the fabulous artists. They are truly inspiring.
My girls each received a blinking Christmas bracelet from their Grandma. Emily decided JoJo needed a bit of Chrismtas spirit so she put in on her. She has too much fur to see it, but the blinking lights showed up. Doesn't she look so festive.
We have our tree up.....that's about it. We picked it out at a tree farm not too far from here. It is a Frasier fur, and I just love it. Smells so good. I have been working on a few Santas and have a couple of snowmen to tackle yet before getting more decorating done. I have all of the outside things up.....put them up when it was warm. I always panic when December 1 comes around. It hits me every year all that needs to be done in such a short time. Oh, well. I guess I'll do what I can. Be back soon with more pics.
I have been looking for the designer of a snowman pattern that I know I have seen numerous times. Except for now that I am trying to find it. It is about 15" tall and he has wire on his feet for skates. If you can help me out, I would love it. Thanks.
Good morning. Hope you are all doing well. Thanks to all who entered my recent mystery giveaway. I dedided to go the Christmas route already since so many already have their fall goodies out. I really appreciate the time you spend with me. Now on to the business at hand.
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Just wanted to remind you that you still have today and tomorrow to sign up for my mystery giveaway. I haven't decided if it will be something fall or something Christmas. You will just have to sign up and see. You must be a follower of both this blog and my selling blog to be entered. Please leave a comment on the previous post and let me know you are a follower.
Good morning. Hope you are all doing great. I have decided it is time for another giveaway. This time, however, it has to do with my selling blog. You must be a follower of the selling blog as well as this one to be entered. Please leave a comment on this post letting me know you are a follower of both...contact info also if you don't have a blog of your own. I would hate to have you win and not be able to let you know!!!! Please don't post this on your blogs as I want to reward those of you who faithfully follow me. The drawing will be held Sunday night, October 17. I will post the winner on Monday. I'm not sure what the goodies will be, but I will definitely make it worth your time!! Have a fantastic day.
Just wanted to let you know that I have added a couple of new offerings to my selling blog. Stop over and check them out. Going to be a beautiful day here. Football game and harvesting bittersweet. Have a wonderful one!!
Well, I think I have my fall decorating done......maybe. I wanted to share my pictures of outside along with a couple of updated ones of inside. Again, lots of pics and not too many words. I just love this little primitive bench. I got it awhile ago at the local antique store. It's weathered and sits crooked.....just perfect. This is on our front porch.
This is the broom corn that I planted. All of it grew and I don't have a place for it all. Next year, I won't plant so much!!
My bittersweet waiting patiently for me to harvest. It has either been cold or windy or both cold and windy and I haven't made it out yet. It's on the list for this week. It's supposed to be in the mid 70"s. Yeah!! Notice JoJo in the window.....her favorite spot in the afternoon. Just enough sun to keep her warm and a window open so she doesn't get too hot. What a life!
Found the throw at GW last year for a buck or two. Perfect for outside!!
A couple of the inside pics I either missed last time or rearranged to make them better.
I found the little JOL ornies at JoAnn's. Love them.
Both pumpkins...above and below....came from JoAnn's too. Don't they look so real??
I went to the local antique store yesterday and found these items. The owner thinks this muffin pan may date back to the 1860's. It is just the neatest thing. And the slaw cutter is so little and cute. There was the neatest pie safe there also. Painted grey, prim, just perfect.....except the price. That's why you don't see a picture of it here. I just loved it. I will be perfect for someone, I'm sure.
Lastly, I will leave you with a picture of Bubba (Tim) and I before his football game last week. Notice the dreary day behind us. It didn't get any better. This week's game will be so much nicer. Can't wait.
That's about it for today. I'm cleaning and rearranging the living room today. Also trying to decide what type of curtains I would like to put up. Here is a picture of the windows. I have three sets of these. I have cafe style now with a valence, but am thinking of tobacco cloth curtains.
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