Thursday, March 5, 2009

Around The House and Another Giveaway

First make sure you go check out Tidymom's Giveaway's for today. She's giving a way some wonderful things this week !Just thought I'd share some pictures of areas I've been working on around the house. I think I'm about done with this area at one end of my living room. You'll all have to give me your opinions. Do I have too much at this end of the room or not ? I like it, but I always wonder how others will see it. Here is the Buttery sign I've been waiting on for 4 weeks. It finally came today and I LOVE it !
Here is the Dry Goods sign that I put above my fridge hanging on my printers drawer. This area is not completely done yet. I have another large jar to fill with dried pears to put behind the small jar. I also have a sugar cone coming that I think might look good on the scale. We'll see.
This is the one end of my living room that I have been working on and I'm happy with how it all came together. I love sitting on my couch and looking right at all these things that I love. :-)

I got this old table in February at Weathered and Worn. I love the color. I think it really softens up this area. The coverlet is from Family Heirloom Weavers.

This little cutting board with the pantry cake and the candlestick are from Circa 1892 Homestead Primitives on Ebay. I love her gatherings ! She doesn't have any listings right now, but when she does they are wonderful ! These flowers are from Michael's. They were 50 % off the other day, so I grabbed 3 bunches for my crock.

I finally got my Mercantile sign :-)

This candle ledge is a lot bigger than I imagined, but I'm loving it ! The grungy candle is one that my friend Jamie from Miller Homestead gave me a couple months ago when I was visiting in Illinois. It was a much brighter yellow ( she called it the nacho cheese candle ). It smells wonderful ! I decided to darken it up by using mod podge and some cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. The darker color works better in this area now. Thank you for this candle Jamie !
I found this high chair at Wildhorse Antiques in Plattsmouth yesterday. I saw it a few weeks ago and couldn't decide if I wanted it or not and it was still there. I'm glad I got it ! My bunny fits great in it !
The whole area ~ it looks cozier in person. Wanna stop by for coffee so you can see it better ?! :-)
That would be fun if all of you blog friends could stop by for a visit ! I'd like to replace the quilt on the ladder with a coverlet some day. Just not sure what coverlet. I guess I'll know when I see it !
These are just some flowers in a crock on one of the side tables in my living room. I sat the crock in an old box and added some wooden eggs.

Here is Abe in my dining room patiently waiting for George to get here. They tell me he should be in sometime in the next week or two.

I love this Abe Lincoln quote ! This is hanging in my dining room also. Palmer Falls makes the best signs ever !

I was really surprised to find this at Gordman's last week. It is a Primitives by Kathy stitchery and was on sale for $7. I snatched it up right away ! Gordman's actually has some pretty good prim things . This is the only primitive item I've bought there, but I will have to stop by and look more often.
A set of bowls I got in Plattsmouth yesterday for $12

A couple of labels I've added to some of my jars. Well, that's it for tonight. Thanks for being patient enough to look at all these pictures ! Have a great night !

33 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! I love your prim home! How cozy and warm it looks! I would definately pay you a visit if I lived close, I wish you were my next door neighbor!!!

Diane B said...

all I can say is oh my gosh I love it all.. I'm a daily follower and I love that you tell where you got your things...

http://aprimitivejourney.proboards106.com

Cathy Cobblestone said...

I think everything looks beautiful Janae - homey and perfectly prim. Thanks for sharing! Cathy

This Country Girl said...

Gosh, Janae. I really enjoyed your pictures! Everything looks great. I had to go really slow and then go back and look again! You really have a knack for displaying your prims well! And you sure do have alot of new goodies and things on the way! Lucky you! I'd love to be able to stop by for a visit!

I love everything! And I love our Gordmans too....it's one of the only places to find anything prim around here!

Oh, and I love ALL of your signs!

Tammy

cynthialeedesigns said...

Wow...I love it all! Your home is so prim wonderful!! Everything looks great.
Cindy

marie said...

Hello Janae!
Thanks for sharing the photos of your home. It all looks so warm & inviting!
I love the table & the display on it ~ the coverlet is perfect. And the high chair is great. I would have gone back and got that too.

The gathering on top of the fridge inspired me to do something more with that area in my home. I'll look forward to seeing yours completed!

Everything looks just great ~ I'd like to sit on your couch and look at all of it too!! : )

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Nice decorating! I LOVE the candle ledge on the pegs! What a great job you are doing.

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Wow Janae! Everything looks wonderful of course:) I could sit for hours and drool:)

angie said...

everything looks great~you've done a great job with the decorating! have a wonderful weekend!

prftstrngr said...

I love the table! Everything looks great. You have a beautiful home full of prim things.

Kath said...

It's beautiful, so warm and inviting, you have everything displayed just perfectly! Not too much, not to little..........
Love all your special touches. This is why your home will be in CS! :)

Enjoy your weekend, Janae.

Hugs-Kath

luv2teek said...

Love everything--a wonderful primitive home! Would love to come for coffee and view it all in person...thanks for the inspiration...smiles and sunshine...Bev

basketsnprims said...

Janae,
I love everything you have displayed ~ it's all perfect. I love the candle ledge, too. Love it all. You have the knack for colonial/prim decorating.
Pam

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

You have beautiful displays! I love all of your signs and the way you grungied up that candle even more is very creative! I really enjoy looking at your blog!

wrcdgc said...

I could sit and look at your pictures all day. I have a lot of baskets and I am always looking for new ideas. I loved the basket sitting on the bench were they towels rolled up or just material. I loved all the signs. Heck I loved everything. Thanks for sharing!

Donna

Lisa said...

WOW - I so enjoyed that tour and I love everything about each picture. Your home is so cozy and I truly enjoyed looking. Can't wait to see more, your decorating is perfectly prim.

Thank you so much for sharing!!

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Everything looks wonderful Janae! That end of your room is so cozy with so much eye candy!! The old high chair is great. Good choice to get it.


I have that sampler - it was a gift from a school family may years ago and is in my office with all my other teacher inspired decor. I can't believe it was only $7!! Great buy. I have heard some other gals have luck at Gorman's. Wish we had them here!!

Have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Linda

PS put the coffee on - I think we all would love to talk you up on your invit!!

Leslie said...

Wow! Everything looks great! It all came together so nicely! Enjoy!

Have a great weekend :)

Leslie

Lauren said...

You know I love it all:) So warm and cozy and just perfect!

Wouldn't it be neat to have a big get together of all of your blog friends? I was thinking about that the other day...have like a big meeting where we can talk and laugh and even craft together! I think that would be wonderful:) Maybe someday...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

janie said...

Wow, love your home. Looks so warm and cozy. I just love all your goodies!!! Have a great day, Janie

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Janae, it all looks so beautiful; you can come and decorate my house anytime!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Your home is so cozy and awesome! I love your stuff! I wish I lived close enough to stop by for coffee! That would be so much fun.

Have a great weekend!

UPON A HILL said...

Everything looks really COZY. I like yuor table in the buttery, I have one that does not have a paint finish. Yours looks really good.

Char said...

I love how you decorate!...Everything is prim perfect!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Everything is just wonderful...I love the flowers that you got at Michael's and I love putting them in crocks too:) Abe and his saying look so good...can't wait to see your home in CS!!!
Have a great day,
Rondell

Kathy C said...

Love everything and how you displayed it. Not too much. It is so nice of you to share where you get everything. I sure would love to come by for coffee. I don't have anyone near me who shares my love of prims or would like to go shopping with me. I do appreciate you taking the time a few days ago to share your paint color with me. It was so much appreciated. I think your home looks so warm and cozy. Great ideas too. We all should plan a middle ground and get together. What fun we would have. Thanks for sharing your home.

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Wow, all your pictures were great! I love everything, very warm and inviting!! Lots of great ideas :)
Kim

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I just love your home and all the goodies you have to fill it up..I love those signs...but why aren't you making them? I love the signs I got from you...you have a great eye for decorating..I would love to see your home in real life...but for now I will take in all of your photos..have a great weekend..:)

Katy said...

oh! I love love love all your decor!!! Gorgeous!! I want to visit your home now! LOL
I love that table and that quote from Lincoln! Actually...I love everything!!!! BEAUTIFUL!

The Whites said...

It's like a magazine! I love all your gatherings. I've always liked that Abe Lincoln quote but I've never seen it on a sign.

Mandy

Colleen said...

So much prim loveliness! You have a wonderful eye for decorating...

Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend!

Raggedy Angel said...

oh everything looks so wonderful...thanks for the treat! Beth

tidymom said...

WOW Janae it ALL looks FABULOUS! I had to look at it all a few times!!

Thanks for the linky love too!!

~TidyMom

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