Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentines and A Trip to the Antique Store

Hello, friends. I hope you are having a good day. It is cold, windy, and snowy here today. Nothing is supposed to stick, thank goodness. I thought I would show you a couple of the things I use to decorate for Valentine's Day. I really don't have much and have made most of these things in the last year. I would like to add a few more things also. My header picture shows the display on our kitchen table. I made the hearts last year and added the little pillow this year using a pattern by Primitive Stitches. I made the stocking a couple of years ago using a pattern from Tennessee Ridge Primitives. I have put it in other places, but this year it greets our back door guests. I finally got around to changing the shelf in the kitchen. I has pretty much been bare since I took Christmas stuff down. I have a little pinkeep I made last year using a pattern by Jenny Hoffman.

I think these little cupboard hanger/pinkeeps are my new addiction. I enjoy making them and just love how they turn out. It is good busy work while waiting on kids.


Yesterday I decided to go to a local antique store. I was really on the lookout for a 20 gallon crock. I have one in our kitchen that is turned upside down for a table, but I would like one to use as a clothes hamper. Ours is about shot and I just can 't bring myself to pay what they want for them. Most of them are not very prim looking or large enough for a family of 5. Anyway....I did see a 15 gallon one that was way out of my range. It can have cracks for what I am needing it for. I guess I will have to keep looking. There were several things that caught my eye. Actually, I think I could have spent over $500 in the first booth alone. I just kept walking. My first treasures were these little tin cookie cutters. They were in two different booths and kind of hidden away. It's strange that I even found them. Must have been my prim ESP calling me to them!! Won't they be perfect for Easter decorating??!



I did see a really cute tin pitcher that I was thinking about. I could just see it displaying fresh flowers. I had to change my mind though when I came across my next treasure. (Maybe next time!!) I have been admiring all of your pics that show one of these and have wanted one for a long time. It's a good thing no one was close to me when I saw it cuz I probably would have knocked them over trying to get it. It was only $22. I thought that was pretty good. So now all I have to do is find a spot for it.



I have finished a couple of bunnies,dolls, and an Easter garland that I will be listing on my selling blog. Stop by to check them out. Here is a peek at Mrs. Hops. I have her in two different dresses.


Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by.


Take care.


~Melissa~


16 comments:

  1. I love the stocking on your door. Your hearts look great in your header.

    Donna

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  2. Hi Melissa.........Your back door looks so welcoming with that stocking and hearts.
    I have starting making some little pin keeps and pillow tucks too. I like the fact that I can get them done fairly quickly.
    Have a good, although cold week!
    Linda/simplycountryseasons

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  3. I really that stocking. I hope I have that pattern!! I am also working on some Valentine pinkeeps. Wish I stitched faster!!

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  4. Hi Missy... Miss seeing you guys... Hope all is well... Everything good here. Love all you little creations... Maybe I can talk Trish into coming and seeing your house one day....

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  5. What antique store did you go to? I would love to go out looking! (notice I said looking LOL) Everything looks wonderful! I need some Valentine decorations!

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  6. The little hearts are too cute, great header.
    I'm in the mood to go treasure hunting! I have my own shop filled with goodies, but you know how it is...the grass is always greener...I feel like looking on the other side of the fence!
    Linda*

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  7. I just LOVE your stocking with the hearts. You did a fabulous job making it!

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  8. Love your Valentine goodies. I do not have any and need to make some of those hearts and pinkeeps. They look too cute!
    ~Stacy

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  9. Cute Valentines decor. I only have a few things out too. Great job on the pinkeep. I need to start some projects like that.
    Looks like you hit the jackpot on your shopping trip at the antique store. You found some great treasures & a great price for the sieve. Can't wait to see what creation you put in there.
    Have a great week.
    ~Aaron~

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  10. Love your Valentine's pics, thanks for sharing. I think Mrs. Hops is my favorite....

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  11. Oh I love your header!! Those hearts look great!

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  12. I bought a couple of the unfinished sieves . I want to stain them dark , add some stained spanish moss , a candle light and a grungy beeswax bunny . Now to get it finished .
    You did good prim hunting .
    hugs

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  13. Love that stocking and gave me a thought. I have heart grapevine wreath on front door, decorate it with patchwork hearts.. Love the blue bunny..
    Maggey

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  14. Love your stocking! Great finds. So I am anxious to see what you will do with your sifter??? Look forward to seeing your pics.

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  15. You are just so darn talented!

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  16. Thanks for your sweet comment about my header pic. I love your header pic too. Have a great day!

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Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa