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.



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


  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!

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

  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....

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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 .

  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..

  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.

  15. You are just so darn talented!

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


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