Sunday, August 14, 2011

~ Time To Share ~

Good Sunday afternoon!...well I was fixin to watch the NASCAR race on TV that is up at Watkins Glen, NY but it has started raining there and the race is now on rain delay so I thought I'd use this time to make a blog post because I've got a couple things to share...but first I must say that this day has gotten off to a bit of a rough start...woke to the sound of beeping battery backups that we have on the computers...the power had gone out due to a storm moving through and was out for a couple of hours...we were hearing that sound of arcing electrical transformers and when the power came back on we realized that something blew the circuit board of our stove...GREAT!! we have to look for the part to replace...hopefully I won't find another appliance that is blown!

On a much more positive note, I recently purchased a hooked rug that I've been searching for for quite some time...I've seen this rug in various places...the Country Living Season's At Seven Gates Farm book, someone's Picture Trail (can't recall who I'm sorry to say), and I believe my good friend Pat has even hooked this particular rug...I fell in love with the pattern because it's got hearts and flowers as well as a dove which stands for peace which I love plus the colors looked to be just about perfect for my home...I've been searching ebay and etsy off and on for about a year now and came across it once but the auction had already ended!...dontcha hate when that happens?...then one day a couple of weeks ago I was browsing through my bookmarked antique links and saw that Faye over at Early Country Antiques had this rug pictured and my heart skipped a beat!...I quickly emailed her to inquire about it and lucky for me it had not already been spoken for so now it is mine!
...this particular rendering was made by Jennifer McKelvie and the colors are indeed perfect for my home:
...ever since I got my primitive pie safe, I have envisioned this very rug hung just above it, and now it is!...I feel so fortunate!
The other thing that I wanted to share was this cute little dough box table that I had my hubs make for me good friend Linda has an antique one that is to die for that I just love and I got to thinking...why don't I just have hubs make me a small one that will fit the space I have in mind for it!...I searched up some pics of different types of dough box tables on the internet and gathered some dimensions, then came up with the measurements that would fit my space, and went over everything with hubs...last weekend he bought the wood and whipped it up...then yesterday he finished it for's painted black, distressed, then rubbed with Tudor Brown Briwax...that really gives it a nice look...even though it is nowhere near as cool as an olde antique, the price was right and it fits the space perfectly!'s going to be against the wall above that little footstool you see in the background...I pulled the dough box away from the wall so you could see the cute shape it has:
...the lid comes off and I have a nice little storage area...we can always use more storage can't we?
...I think he did a really great job on figuring out how to make the shape of it exactly as I wanted!
Lastly, I wanted to share with you a picture that I just can't take my eyes off's from the Pottery Barn website and I'm using it as my computer's desktop wallpaper!, I just love it!...I think I'm going to order a couple of these pumpkins:
...I love Pottery Barn...they always have stuff that blends well with antiques and primitives...and I love their stylists, I always find their pictures inspiring!

Last year at this time we were getting ready to have our wooden floors put in...we were moving furniture out of the living room, dining room, and study, then painting, etc. etc....when all was said and done it was the very end of September and I lost an entire month of enjoying my Autumn decor because I didn't even get to start until the first of October! this year I'm getting a head start...I've got all my summery decor put away...tables etc. all dusted and polished...I always enjoy having a clean slate when I bring out my seasonal decor...that is my fun!

Alright, I think that about does it for this time...have a great week everyone!


annie said...

Janet, I love your rug, it looks perfect over your pie safe! Your pictures are always just so pretty to look at. I love your dough box. I think your solution is so good, you all make such great things, the design is fabulous! Hope all goes well with the upcoming work!

basketsnprims said...

Janet, your rug is gorgeous & love the dough box that Don made. He did an awesome job. thanks for sharing & happy decorating! I'm getting ready to do the same thing. It feels like fall here in Mi.

Primsue said...

Janet, I love your hooked rug and it is perfect above your pie safe. Your hubby did a wonderful job on your dough box!

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

OK Janet, it is time you come to my house and fix it up and can you have your hubby make me one of those dough boxes, too cute. I love everything you have done.

I am with you on getting ready for fall.

Have a great week my friend.


HomeSpunPrims said...

The rug is perfect over your pie safe! I love what you have displayed with it. I hooked that one in blues and browns for our guest bedroom. I did a different bird tho.
The dough box is awesome! Lucky you to have such a talented hubby!!
It's feeling like fall at night here so I'm really getting in the mood. Thanks for sharing. Lori

ctlogcabin said...

Hi Janet .... So happy you found your Rug ... and it looks Perfect where you have it hanging .. dont ya love when a plan comes together. lol What a great design on that dough box and Don did a Wonderful job Three Cheers for the "handyman". I'm with you cant wait to get my Fall goodies out, its raining here today and a lot cooler so makes me want to start, right now. :-)
Blessings & Hugs My Friend. xox

Robyn~Primlish said...

Oh, good for you finding your rug!! I love it! That hubby is the best "whipping" you up a dough box table as wonderful as that! Lucky gal!!
Can't wait to see your fall decor, I remember how you couldn't decorate til later last year, but you do have those gorgeous floors.

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

Isn't it such a great feeling when you find the one item you have been searching for months for?

Love the rug over your pie safe and I agree with everybody else, your displays always look beautiful with everything arranged perfectly.

Don has done you proud with your Dough Box, simply stunning and I do like the pic of your doll in the bowl ;)

Sheila said...

Loved reading your post today and so glad that you finally found your rug! Your display is beautiful and your hubby did a great job on the dough box replica. Lucky you.
Have fun decorating ahead of time this year. Fall is my favorite season and I'm looking forward to bringing out everything soon.
Busy working on making things and creating a few florals for the boutique. My booth space is sad looking as I've neglected these last few weeks.
Love the Pottery Barn pic too!

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Hi, Janet ...Love both pieces, the rug is amazing and the dough box is really beautiful, Great job! Can't wait to see your decor.

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

Hey there! :)
I finally was able to get on here and leave you a comment!
I LOVE LOVE the dough box! Wow-Don did an amazing job on that piece! Your new rug looks so pretty and I love where you have it...PERFECTO! ;)
Have a happy week, enjoy the cooler temps!♥

Gayle said...

WOW is your hubby talented at woodworking! How lucky that he will make things for you! And your hooked rug looks perfect where you placed it - your home is beautiful!

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Janet I'm so glad you finally found the hooked rug you've been looking for! It looks so good above your pie safe, it was the perfect spot for it. WOW!!!! Your husband did a GREAT job on your dough box.....I absolutely love it! I'm with you I can't wait to decorate for Fall I usually start the first week in September.I'm really looking forward to seeing all of your Fall goodies. Hope you have a great week.


NancyW said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the dough box, could you please email me at I have been looking for one that size forever also. Your rug looks great as well and I so enjoy reading all your posts.

countrybecky said...

Hello Janet, The rug is beautiful and the spot is perfect! The doughbox, WOW, you're husband is talented. Perfect!!! I started my decorating for fall last week. Is'nt it crazy how excited we get for change of seasons, so we can decorate!! Love it. Thanks,