Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Should I Paint It ?

I am having trouble deciding what I should do about painting my hutch in my dining room. I have already painted my dining chairs black and plan on painting the pedestal of the table black and restaining the top of the table a darker stain. I was thinking of painting the hutch black and the inside paneling a dark red with lot's of distressing~ maybe with some black showing through. Or maybe a more neutral tan or pewter color instead of the red. I'd like it to be more primitive looking. I know it will be a big job sanding it and painting, but I think I would love it ! What do you think I should do ? If you think I should paint it, then what color ? I don't think I want it to totally match the table~ I like the mismatched look. Oh and by the way my plan is to fill it with pewter like the first cabinet you see below. I added some pictures of cabinets that I like.

I love the red on the inside of this one!

Here is a picture from The Country Junction Blog. I always loved the furniture they had. I love the red one with the dark tan color on the inside.

I love this black with a little red showing through.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Miller Homestead

Just wanted to send everyone over to visit The Miller Homestead~ my good friend Jamie's new blog. She's been checking out everyone's blogs for a while now and finally decided to start her own. I'm so glad you're a blogger now Jamie~ it's so fun here in blogland!

Colonial Christmas

Can you tell that I've been in a sampler mood ? Here's another one I did yesterday. I really like this one!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

More Christmas Goodies

Here is a sampler and one more sign I listed on Etsy.

Friday, September 26, 2008

New Christmas Sign and Stocking

I just listed this Olde Time Christmas sign and Stocking on Etsy.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mercantile Gatherings

I'm very excited because last week Twigs from Mercantile Gatherings contacted me and invited me to have my house featured in the magazine. I sent all my fall pictures and filled out the interview . I don't know when it will be featured, but I know it will be a while . Maybe even a year or two, but I'm still so excited !

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Merry Halloween Bag on My Etsy

I made this prim bag today. It is filled with a grungy moon, a crow, a pumpkin head with witch hat, and some sweet annie. It smells so good too~ I just love walking by it hanging on my peg rack ! Mmmm, yummy ! If it sells I'll be making another one for me to keep !

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Great Giveaway

Shay over at Olde Colonial Peddler is having a great giveaway! Here is the first prize. I love these guys ! Stop over at her blog to see the other prizes.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My Outside Fall Display

I finished my Fall display out front this afternoon.

An award and I've Been Tagged

I've been given the Your Blog Rocks Award by Lisa at Black Sheep Prims Homeplace and Angie at Sugarplum Patch Thank you both ! Lisa, Angie, and Pam at Antique or Not also tagged me ~ I'm supposed to list 6 random things about myself and tag six other friends. Here are the six random things about me ~
1. I love coffee ! Especially a grande nonfat mocha from Starbucks.
2. I was homeschooled from the 10th -12th grades and now homeschool my kids
3. I've lived in Arkansas, Maine,Mississippi, England, California, Georgia, Illinois, and Nebraska
4. I'm a beauty school drop out~ I went to cosmetology school for 3 months right out of high school and decided it wasn't for me !
5. I like watching Disney Channel shows with my daughter
6.I never wear my glasses ~I can't stand them on my face~ I just go around squinting ( bad, I know) !
These are the blogs that I love to visit and would like tag and give the Your Blog Rocks Award to . You can post this award on your blog if you like and then list six random things about yourself and tag six other friends~
Gettysburg Homestead
Ribbonwood Cottage
Country Girl at Home
Grits Greens and Cornbread
Oakleaf Hollow Primitives
Cobblestone farms

Happy Harvest Giveaway Winner

Thanks so much for all the entries and sweet comments! I can't believe there were so many entries ! After Paige's birthday party last night she picked a winner from the bowl of names and the winner is Marcia Hilmes ~ Congratulations Marcia ! I will get your goodies mailed out to you in the next few days. :-) Now I can't wait to do a Christmas Giveaway ! Hope you all have a great weekend !

Friday, September 19, 2008

Paige's Birthday Party

For Paige's 12th birthday she wanted to have a Halloween Costume party with just a few friends on our street. We had fun decorating and making our cupcake Jack~O~Lantern cake. It was a cute and simple cake to do. My mom found this beautiful queen costume for Paige and sent it to her in time for the party. I thought that all the kids looked cute in their costumes. They all watched Halloweentown and played the Wii. Then it was time for cake. Paige bent down to blow out the candles and as I was taking the picture I noticed that her hair looked like it was hanging into the flames of the candles. I looked up from my camera to tell her to pull her hair back , but it was already on fire. I quickly grabbed her hair with my hand and put it out. Thank goodness it wasn't worse than it was. Only a few hairs were burnt. her hair is so long and thick that I can't even tell. It sure smelled awful though ! So that added to the party excitement ! It was a fun and simple party and now I'm ready for bed. I'm planning to work on my scarecrow to put in my outside display tomorrow and make one or two more Jasper's tomorrow. Good Night !

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Meet Jasper

This is Jasper ~ I made him today. I think he's pretty cute ! His hat cracks me up though ~ it kind of reminds me of a gangster or something. :-)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Harvest Giveaway !

Happy Harvest ! This is my first giveaway ! Just leave me a comment to be entered. You don't have to have a blog to enter~ but be sure to leave me your email if you don't. If you don't want your email shown on my comments then let me know and I won't post it for others to see. I will draw a name Friday evening and post the winner Saturday morning. I have worked on all these items over the past couple of days and I'm excited to do this ~ giveaways are so fun! Here is what you'll get if you win~
stitched pumpkins pillow
prim stuffed pumpkin
Harvest sign
small pumpkin spice candle
one small striped linen
Good luck !

Friday, September 12, 2008

All Decorated for Fall~ Come on In

I've finally finished my fall decorating tonight after playing around with all my stuff over the past couple days. I made a couple sets of pumpkins this afternoon to tuck in some empty spots. I love how they turned out ! Now I can sit back and enjoy it all. I'd like to work on some more stitcheries, pumpkins, and maybe a pillow or two. If you'd like to see my home pictures just click on the picture . Enjoy !

Fall Stitchery

Here is a stitchery that I did yesterday~

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Arnett's and Mt. Vernon, IL

My sister Kim, my friend Jamie, and I went on a prim shopping trip to Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Arnett's Country Store in West Frankfort. In Mt. Vernon we stopped at The Old Homestead and Brenda's This-n-That. The Old Homestead was having their Fall open house and it was packed full of prim goodies. Brenda's this-n-that was in a new location and it had great stuff also! It was quite overwhelming with so many wonderful primitive items everywhere! Arnett's was so neat as always ~ it is such a treat to go there. Driving up to that gorgeous saltbox is so exciting and the store is just perfect ! Stacee is such a sweet lady ! They are currently moving into her families old cabin hidden back in the trees behind the store. I don't know any other store like it ! The three stores we stopped at are definitely my favorites! What a fun day we had and boy did we get some great stuff ! We spread it all out under a tree in Jamie's yard when we got back so you all can see our goodies ! The pictures are of everything we got between the three of us.
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