Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wanted to wish you all a Happy & Safe New Year! Been busy with the Holidays and family gatherings, but they are almost over now so things should get back to normal soon. Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and got want they wanted from Santa. Christmas Day was a nice quiet day at home, Christmas Eve we got together with my side of the family and exchanged presents. It was a nice time. Will be back after the new year to show you some prim items I got for Christmas. Stay safe!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you all have a safe and Happy Holiday. Tonight is my family together so that should be fun, and we will also be dropping off presents for his side of the family tonight. Tomorrow will be just a quiet day at home with dh, me and my Mom. Merry Christmas everyone. Stay safe.

Monday, December 15, 2008


I've been tagged by Janene @ Primitive Lifestyle

These are the rules:

Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you.

Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog.

Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself.

Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post.

Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.

Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up

So here goes:

1. I'm addicted to iced tea, must have this to drink all day long.

2. I used to collect Smurfs (remember that cartoon from the 80's, they were my favorite) still have some packed away.

3. I love HGTV, my favorite channel

4. I've never been on an airplane.

5. I'm always cold!!

6. I hate winter time.

I'm supposed to now pick 6 people to tag, but it seems like everyone has been tagged already, so I pick everyone of you guys that visit and haven't been tagged. Have fun

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bowl make-over

Picked these up at The Christmas Tree Shop 2 weeks ago and I knew that I was going to repaint them. For $1.99, why not?? I painted one black with the red showing underneath and one mustard yellow with black showing through.

Here are the finished bowls, the black is not photographing well, there is red showing through, it's just not showing up in the pic. I also drilled a hole, added some material for a hanger and then hung them up. I did not paint the inside, but once they are hung up you don't see that anyway.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Primitive Blessings

Made this bag the other day and just added the snowmen, crow , candy cane and greenery to it. I did coffee stain the bag but it is not showing up in this picture, so it is darker then that.
Have a great day, I head back to work today after an 11 day vacation..boohoo

Sunday, December 7, 2008

New Giveaway

Janene from Primitive Lifestyle is having this great giveaway. Go on over and check it out.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

More stuff

Here are a few more items that I got at The Christmas Tree shop. There prices are so affordable there, I just wish they were closer to me, they are 1 hour away.

I got some of these bowls from there last year too, was surprised when they still had some. The sticker said $3.99, but they rang up $1.99. I will paint one black and one mustard yellow and then drill holes so I can hang them and you will never know there is a snowmen on the inside. I did the same thing with the ones I got last year, although I did not have to paint them as they were blue, green and red, so I kept them those colors. I have one from last year on my kitchen table filled with greenery and big jingle bells and you can't even see the santa inside.

They had a few different lights that were prim and dh picked me up some for Christmas (shh..it's a secret..lol) I got this one for me for now, although I'm still trying to find a place for it. This was $3.99, nice price.
I got a few other items but they are presents and I can't show them here as my Mom reads this blog..sorry Mom, you will have to wait.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Tree Shop

Was out doing some Christmas shopping yesterday and we stopped at the Christmas Tree Shop and I got a few presents and a few things for myself. This was 75% off and only cost $1.25, it's so cute. Will have to show you the other stuff I got later as they are upstairs and I forgot to take pictures of them.
Have a great weekend everyone, I'm off to my Mom's to take her computer back, I had to work on it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I Won another giveaway

I won this great giveaway from over at Birthday Cake for Breakfast
and I got them in the mail yesterday. They are made out of paper and they are so adorable. I also got 2 Yankee Candle tarts and they smell heavenly, one is pumpkin pie and the other is autumn leaf, I love that scent. Even though I put my Christmas stuff out yesterday I am going to leave these ladies out for awhile so I can enjoy them for a little while.
Vacation is going by so fast, it is Tuesday already, 5 days down..boohoo. Today I will work on my big tree and the outside decorations. Then I want to get some patterns cut out. Have a great day everyone.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


My Mom picked this stool up at a yard sale this summer and it was painted a gold color. I sanded it down, painted it black and then just painted on the tree, stars and the saying. It is all free hand so it's not perfect, but I like the way it came out.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Snowmen Light

Put the finishing touches on this light yesterday. I got the pattern on-line at Tennessee Ridge (I think, sorry if I'm wrong). I used some of my candy canes that I recently did , but thought the whole thing needed more color so I took some
gingham material that I had and added that to the candy canes and it made it look better, it added the needed color. The pattern called for a 2 inch light but I did not have that so I just used a full size candle light and it came out fine.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday and didn't eat to much.
I'm on vacation all next week and I'm hoping to get a lot more projects done. Will share with you all when I do.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Just finished up this cute guy and got him framed in time for the winter season.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Simpler Times

Got this cute new towel from Ebay and thought I would show you all.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I seen some of the great birdhouses that Kindra made and I asked dh if he could make me one. So being the nice guy he is (most of the time..lol) he did. We did not have any other wood except pressed plywood so the birdhouse is really rough but that's okay as I'm only going to use it in my front flower bed on top of the little ladder that I got at a yard sale this summer. I'm on the look out for a star to add to the top above the holes. I will put some stuff on it to protect it from the elements before it goes outside next spring also. Now to buy some good wood so he can make some little cabinets and shelves that I want.
P.S. Kindra I hope you don't mind that we copied your birdhouse, we do not intend to sell any.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Just something dh and I put together. I had him cut the wood a little bigger then the santa that I printed out. I then painted the edges of the wood black, glued on the santa and then dh drilled the holes for the ribbon. Added ribbon and they are complete. I think they will look good hanging from a peg rack, a cabinet or even on the tree.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Made this little sampler the other day, it says everything!!

This is where I put it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Black Sheep

Found this pattern somewhere on the net (sorry can't remember where) and thought he was cute. Finished him up yesterday; the words are supposed to be stitched on but I forgot to do that before I sewed him up so I painted them on.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Candy Canes

I got this idea from Ann at This Simple Life and thought I would try it. She used wax on her canes but since I did not have any candles to melt down I just gave them a tea bath and then added cinnamon. I bought these candy canes at the Dollar store for $1.00 for 6. Just cut the hanging string off and they are ready to go. Cut muslin or whatever material you choose to use long enough to wrap around the canes.
Put a dab of hot glue on the bottom and wrap all the way to top and add another dab of hot glue
After their tea bath and sprinkle of cinnamon.

Added some berries and tied them with a scrap of material. Their primness (is that a word) is not showing up to good in the picture, they look better in person. I want to try my next batch using wax so I have to remember to buy some candles when I next visit the Dollar Store.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Grand Opening

Ann from Ann's Treasure Box is having a giveaway to celebrate her grand opening of her new store.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Have a safe and Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Sampler

A new sampler that I finally got finished and hung up. I stitched the whole thing and then I painted the inside of the house.

There is where I hung it, this is in my little hallway right before you walk into my bedrooms. The picture I bought in New Hampshire this past summer.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Great giveaway

Another great giveaway, this time at Simple-needs

Monday, October 27, 2008


Just a little thing I redid over the weekend. I forgot to take a before picture but it was just plain wood. Did a base coat of black, then red and then sanded it down. Looking for a star to cover up the heart.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New giveaway

Char from The Pickled Pepper Patch
is having a giveaway to celebrate her daughter's birthday and this is the great prize that one lucky winner will get!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Ok, this is the last room on the tour, my bedroom. The quilt set, the pillow and the rug hanging above the bed were all purchased from ebay. The cat is fake, dh bought him for me years ago.
A barn star that I only paid $20.00 for, it's a huge one too.
The top of dh's dresser. The light I put together myself, just two shaker boxes one of top of the other and the light sits inside the top one and then add some pip berries.
The top of my dresser, just a few family pictures, candle holder and a plant inside a Willliamsburg pottery piece. The painting I bought off ebay a long time ago.
Bought this off ebay also, I certainly need different items to put in here, but this is all I have at this time. I did have this on my kitchen counter but it took up too much space.
A shelf that I re-did, this matches the one in my kitchen exactly except this one is bigger. I would like other stuff for this self as well but again have to use what I have. The sampler underneath is not hung crooked, it's just the angle I took the picture. I'm not sure I like the sampler there, but I have moved that poor thing all over the bedroom and this is where it's staying for now..lol
My spinning wheel and 20 gallon crock that were purchased at auctions. I use the crock to put dirty laundry in as you can see a pair of pants sticking up..lol thought I push them all the way down..lol. Hope you enjoyed the tour of my house.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Chimney cabinet that I got off ebay last year. Used to have this in my laundry room but I moved it into the bathroom and it now holds my towels, etc. The sheep I bought at a yard sale last year for $3.00, the cabinet on top came from a yard sale also and I painted it and added the star. The shaker boxes also came from a yard sale and I redid them.
The shelf came from ebay (can you see I'm addicted ..lol) as well as the little sheep inside it. Then I added an old bottle with some berries in it and a candle on top. The Williamsburg pottery piece was the very first piece I bought while in New Hamsphire a few years back. Still my favorite one too.
A sampler I did and the crow holder came from a yard sale this summer.
Top of my medicine cabinet. Can change out the box as the season change.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Laundry Room

We are now in the laundry room. This is the tray I recently re-did, I just added some candy corn to the bowl for Fall. This sits on top of my washer.
This is my favorite arrangement in the whole house so far, I love the way it came out. Please excuse the power cord hanging down the wall..why they put outlets that far up on the wall in old houses I don't know. Yes, that is my pc you see in the bottom of the picture.
Arrangement in the other corner of the room. My butter churn that I re-did, my ironing board and an old crate. Like how this came out also.
Next to my washer & dryer. I use the cabinet to store my laundry soap and dryer sheets. The picture I got in New Hampshire this summer.
Country style shelf. I like the color and the distress treatment, I just don't like the country heart..need to get something to cover it up. Two Williamsburg pottery pieces and a rabbit holding a pumpkin. Would like a prim doll for here instead of the rabbit, oh well.

Have a great day

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Ok, sorry I'm a day late, spent yesterday doing small jobs around the house and time just got away from me. So, onto the kitchen...the above picture as I'm sure you can is my table all ready for Fall. I just put a ceramic pumpkin in a bowl and added a pip berry wreath.
This is my counter top at the moment..this is the area that I really need to buy other stuff for. I like the shredder and the jars on there, but everything else can go when I find new stuff. I would like some small crocks, etc. for this area, but I have to use what I have at the moment. I also plan on replacing these counter tops and adding beadboard back splash in the future.
My bowl rack, it still needs a prim towel hanging from it, but I don't have an extra one.
Above my sink. The light I bought from Factory Direct Crafts, they have lots of prim items for really good prices.
One side of the cabinet above the sink. Looking to replace the star with something more prim eventually.
The other side of the cabinets above the sink.
Shelf that I need to make-over, will probably paint it red. Can you see the little ghost peeking out from beneath the tree?? I sent away for him and his little friends when I was a teenager and I'm amazed that I still have them, don't have much from when I was growing up.
My quilt ladder that dh made me years ago and my shaker boxes. Do you think I should paint the ladder???
My china hutch, nothing fancy. Would love a new prim one, but until that happens I have to use this one. This is on my list of items to make-over. Planning on painting this red with the inside being tan. I'm also working on filling it with Pfaltzgraff Folk Art dishes, one piece at a time.
Candle box I redid and a Fall sampler I did last year.

This is above my stove as you can see. I'm not sure I like this arrangement though. I would prefer to have the tin barn stars and use these heavy cast iron ones somewhere else, but I don't have any. What do you all think of this area?
That concludes my poor wanna be prim kitchen.