Monday, October 5, 2009

~ New Goodies and a Treat ~

Happy Tuesday! I've gotten a couple new things over the past few days that I wanted to share with you!

In Monday's mail was a doll I purchased from Jenn of Rabbit Hill Primitives. The doll's name is Hannah and oh my goodness is she ever special!! I think by now you all know that I love primitive handmade dolls, but not just any doll will do mind you, they have to speak to me, well a few days ago when I first saw Hannah I knew she was special. She is so petite and wonderfully drab and old looking, and even more special in person, I just love her! Right now I have her sitting on my coffee table so I can look at her when I'm on the sofa watching evening television. Isn't she awesome?

In Saturday's mail there was a sign that I purchased from Kath of All Things Prim. It says, "PRIMITIVES Simple Treasures Of The Past". She does such lovely work! When I first saw the sign on her selling blog I thought to myself how much I'd love to have it but I didn't think that I had anywhere to put it. However, after taking a stroll around the house I spotted a place for it so I decided to make the purchase.

The spot is right above the bowl rack that is above the dry sink in the breakfast nook. I think it looks really nice there, don't you?

Then the last thing I wanted to share today is a recipe of sorts that I got from Sarah's blog, All Roads Lead Home. Thanks for posting about it Sarah! It's my kind of recipe, something I can actually make, LOL. You get a bag of candy corn (I like Brach's) and a jar of Planter's salted peanuts (I went with lightly salted) mix the two together in a bowl and there you have a yummy October treat!
The flavors and the textures go really good together. The flavor kinda reminds me of Big Hunk minus the teeth pulling effect, LOL. Do they still make Big Hunk? I haven't looked for that for years!

Well that's all for now, still waiting for cooler weather here in Central Virginia....the nights have begun to cool down a bit but it's still much too warm during the day to suit me! Have a wonderful rest of the week and find joy in whatever you do!


Loretta said...

Hi Janet,
I love Hannah! I know exactly what you mean about a doll having to speak to you! I never liked dolls as a child but grew to love only certain ones now that I'm older.
Oh my goodness Kath's signs are amazing. Everything she does is!!! I've got my eye on one and hopefully I'll be getting it for Christmas ;)
Did you ever get the info I wrote in my comments about the window treatments you asked about? If not go back to my comments for the dining room wallpaper post. Hugs, Loretta

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Janet what awesome new goodies you have! Hannah is just prim perfect!! And your new sign does look great there!!

Farm Field Primitives said...

Hannah is beautiful!! I am really starting to like the old dolls more. And your sign is perfect in that spot. What a great eye you have. The snack mix looks yummy. I love candy corn but don't have the sense most time to stop eating it until I'm half sick. Same with jelly beans in the spring!! Oh, well. Could be worse things. Thanks for sharing. Things look GREAT!!

basketsnprims said...

I love your new doll & your sign. I made the same snack mix & I love it, so does my hubby. Thanks for sharing your new goodies.

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Oh I love Hannah, Janet! She's perfect!
Love where you placed your sign too, girl!

Have a wonderful evening!


Anonymous said...

Love your new doll and sign!! The snack mix looks wonderful. I make some, but mine is Chex mix with candy corn...I'll have to try it with the peanuts.

Christine said...

Hannah is perfect! I see why she 'spoke' to you! I love her- and you new sign- it does look perfect over that wonderful dry sink :) We love that snack mix here too- made it on Monday! THanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful home! I looked through some of the blogs on your favorites! Thanks!

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Oh Janet what a surprise! Thanks for all your should write up my descriptions ~ lol! Really though you wrote it just the way I was trying to make her to be. I'm so glad you like her and I'm proud to be part of your lovely doll collection. Thank you so much ~ truly!! Warm hugs ~ Jenn

Loretta said...

Hi Janet,
I just checked out that website and the curtains sure look like the same ones but I don't see my fabric so I'm not sure. The fabrics they offer are beautiful though! I'm starting to see that style of curtain more and more and at much better prices than I paid. The first place I ever saw that style was on a website called Dianthus. Then when I saw them in Country Store of Geneva I just had to have them! I bought them for my dining room first and then bought them for my great room 2 yrs. later. BTW I'll be doing a post on my great room just as soon as my new couches come in so keep a watch out! Hugs, Loretta

ctlogcabin said...

Hi Janet ~~ So happy you have one of Jenn's Treasures, she is just the Best. Love your sign, it looks perfect over your bowl rack, and I love how you have your dry sink decorated...the bowls looks wonderful. I think Christmas has come early to your house. lol
Hugs ~ Connie xox

margie said...

Hi Janet,
Just wanted to let you know I received my order on friday and thanks so much.I love everything and your such a nice person ,your so quick on sending the order out and I like shopping at Winter Willows alot.:)

Love your new doll and chair


Janet - underthewillow said...

Thank you for such sweet kind words Margie!....I surely do appreciate your business and I'm so glad to know that you are pleased with everything!....thank you for shopping with me!