Saturday, January 28, 2012

~ Looking For Winter ~

Good Saturday afternoon all!...can you see the bottom edge of this towel I have hanging on a cupboard door? says, "Looking for Winter", and that about sums up this season so far for these here parts! Winter is my favorite season, I love winter with a passion! snow too!...and so far we have had neither! With Winter being my favorite season and all, I save most of my snowmen to decorate with after Christmas. I went around the house today and snapped a few pics to share. The adorable snowman you see hanging was made by Tammy of Rock River Stitches:Pinkeep made by me from a pattern by The Stitcherhood:
An olde crock with a sprig of pine sits with a big olde wooden bowl filled with yummy pinkeeps...some made by me and some by others:
Another wintry display...the snowman head made by Barbara of Turkey Hollow Folk Art is a favorite!
With Valentine's Day coming up, I've started to mix in a few hearts here and there...this is a lovely Mercantile Pantry Heart that I sell in my shoppe along with a Hog Scraper Candlestick placed on an olde checkerboard atop the Seven Snowballs table square also sold in my shoppe:
This is what my foyer table looks like at the moment:
Atop the folk art cabinet that hubs made:
Sweet Eliza K. Wilson made by Norma Schneeman and the kitty on her lap was made by Betty of Squarenails:
Antique lighting along with a reproduction candlestick:
This might be my favorite hooked mat made by Stephanie of Old Colony is sitting on my coffee table and I place whichever jar candle I'm burning right on its tummy:
Speaking of the coffee table, here is my bowl that I decorate for the seasons...the adorable snowgal was made by Jenn of Rabbit Hill Primitives, the wee snowmen were made by Barbara of Turkey Hollow Folk Art, the largest pinkeep/pillow was stitched by Pam of Primitive Basketcase, and the other two pinkeeps were stitched by yours truly from a Country Rustic Primitives pattern...the Large Rustic Chopping Bowl is an item offered in my shoppe:
Fireplace mantel with my new tin sconces...I offer the candlelight version of them in my shoppe...the wooden bottles were made by Don and Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm:
Make-do chair, candlestand, and candlestick also made by Don and Pat...the hanging hearts were made by Barbara of Turkey Hollow, the hanging flax comb by Art of Old Colony Primitives, the wee angel doll was made by Jackie of T.F.C. Folk Art, and darned if I can't recall who made my kitty pillow!...I've had it for several years:
This display is on the little dough box table that hubs made last year...the iron pedestal bowl is an item offered in my shoppe as well as the Sweet Surrender placemat:
Last but not least, beautiful wax fruit made by Misi of 1890 Gable House:
Speaking of fruit, I would like to begin a small collection of olde stone fruit but don't know the first thing about it...for those of you who are familiar with it, if you would kindly pass along tips like what to look for and whatnot, I would be greatly appreciative!...I'm planning on searching for it on ebay and etsy for starters.

That's all for now...thank you so much for visiting with me!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

~ Happy New Year!! ~ and my kitchen tour ~

Happy New Year!!...first I would like to say, "THANK YOU", to all of my friends and customers, some of who are the same!...I feel so fortunate to have met so many sweet and friendly folks through my little online store...thank you for your continued support, patronage, and friendship...may 2012 bring us all good health and happiness!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and are ready to begin anew. Today I have finally finished up taking pictures of my newly redecorated kitchen. Nothing major done like floors, cabinets, or countertops, just the decor. Of course I will have to show you a couple of "before" pics so you can see what I've been up to...before I had plates on the walls with an overall fruit theme going it is BEFORE: here it is AFTER:...nifty fowl rack made by Art of Old Colony Primitives ...willow checkerboard by Kath of Weeping Cedar Hollow Primitives
...I am probably one of the only people in prim decorating land who does not have a stove board but I am much too paranoid to cover the burners with something for fear of starting a I'm too lazy to find a place for the thing every time the stove needs to be used! LOL's a closer look at what's up above the cabinetry...a few of my very favorite things:
...I even got hubs to install a new faucet for me!...and here's a closer looks at my new appliance cupboards made by Kelly of Small Town's another BEFORE:
...and the same view AFTER:
...this is my long counter where I make sammiches, LOL
...a closer look at up top:
...I even changed everything that was inside the glass front cabinet:
...changed all the light switch plates from white plastic to black metal...tried to hide most of them with decor but there are a few that just cannot be covered because we use them too frequently:
...another view of the kitchen:
...many of the signs and gameboards where made by Pam of Goldieloo Woodworks:'s a closer look at the cupboard I have above the microwave:
...I got this cute barrel off sits next to the pantry door:...and that's it for my kitchen pics, what do you think?...does it look more prim now?

A few days ago I put away everything Christmas and am trying REALLY hard to decorate very simply for is difficult for me since winter is my very most favorite season!! here's my start, it's the primitive pie safe, the snowman make-do is new and was made by Tammy of Rock River Stitches:
...alrighty then, I think that is going to do it for this post...have a great week everyone and most of all have a fantastic new year!!