Saturday, March 26, 2011

~There is a new blog in town~

Listen up my friends there is a new blog in blogland. She is just starting out, learning how to navigate. You know how hard it can be. My friend Barbara runs her primitive shop full time and is trying to do a blog too. The shop is always busy.... I went by to help a little and I am no expert by far and the phone kept ringing with orders and prim gals kept walking through the door. So come and take a look at The Gingham Goose. I have mentioned the shop on my blog before and the girls from A Primitive Place were there a couple weeks back.  To see the post from that visit click HERE.

I borrowed these beautiful pictures from Margo who has a great post on the Gingham Goose on her blog
Circa 1892 *Homestead Primitives She takes great pictures and I would not want not to give credit where credit is due. I met Margo at Barb's shop and she is just one of the sweetest people!
So go on over and welcome Barbara to blog land!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Recently Aquired~Tues Display Theme

 I am joining Misi over at 1890 Gablehouse Musings for her Tuesday Display Theme. A couple weeks back I got a new cabinet and these are a few new things I got to fill it. This handmade bunny just stole my heart.
 The I found this yelloware bowl and it is perfect for here.
 Two small pewter plates can always be of use and now I am on the search for more.
 Then last but not least I found this little picnic basket. I knew I had to have it the minute I saw it. I think I will fill it with sweet annie or something else wonderful, right now I just love it as is.

This is my cabinet I found at the Gingham Goose, you can see it in more detail HERE. This is the reason I bought my new little treasures. It is hanging in my dining room and I just love looking at it and the contents.
I love Misi's Tuesday Display Theme, hop on over and join the fun~

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The brass tag says 1887~ Baskets

This basket covered jug is a fav of mine. The tag says California Brandy 1887 and when we got the jug there was brandy in it....original or not who knows? The jug came from my hubby's great uncle's home and he was 92 at the time that was about 36 yrs ago. The cork in the top dried out and I was not to sure about the contents so I emptied it out. Most likely a mistake, but too late now.

Some baskets I made on the shelf in my pantry.
I made this one and the little door knob basket too. I don't know if I even remember how, but maybe I should get back at basket making.....
The basket I got a couple of weeks ago. It now holds extra throws under the coffee table in the living room.
So I am joining Misty over at 1890 Gable House Musings for her Tuesday Chain. So come on and join the fun. Who does not love baskets?

Monday, March 14, 2011

I am in love~

On Saturday I went out to the Gingham Goose for the magazine signing with the girls from A Primitive Place. I got to meet Linda, Audrey and Margo. Of course you all know Linda is a dear friend from RMS days. I do go to the Gingham Goose on a regular basis. I would say don't tell my hubby, but he knows. I have been looking at this wall cabinet for weeks months now. I wasn't sure where to put it. Linda to the rescue. This is the exact spot she suggested.
I love it! I have been tweaking it all morning. Every time I took a picture I thought of something to change.
This little scale was found in a loft in my hubby's family store.
I love the detail of this piece.

Same thing....this bottle was found in the old building and it is from a local bottling company that is long gone. My Uncles used to run the local gas station, the only one in town....They used to have an old soda machine and I would get my cold drinks from it. I was so impressed with it because my uncle never let me spend my nickel, I could get it for free, just open the door and take it out.

So what do you think? Do you like it too?  I am really in love......and my sweet hubby got to work on hanging it when I came home with it. No easy task because I want to be able to put heavy stuff and not worry. Just as he finished our son and grand daughter came in for dinner. Perfect ending to a perfect day!

Monday, March 7, 2011

a few new things

I went shopping yesterday and I picked up a few new things. This crock I love, love, love! A new rolling pin, some pink plates and a great basket.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Now I wait~

It all started when I painted the woodwork in this room and then the upper hallway was the last of the dark stained trim~I am happy to report there is no more dark wood to be found here!

The guest room at the top of the stairs.

The priming and sanding are done. I am waiting for the carpenter to come to put up the crown moldings and to adjust all the doors. I don't want to put the finish color on the walls until he is done. I will still need to get all the paper off the foyer and stairwell before he comes to do the wainscoting and crown down there. So this is when I stand now.

So now my list for the upper hall is :
1.Have Crown moldings installed
2.Have doors adjusted
3.Paint walls crown point sand
4. Stencil
5. Start on stairwell and foyer!