Primitive Christmas Home Show

I want to send out a quick post to tell you all about my dear Friend Teresa.  She is an amazing primitive crafter and well she is having her first ever Christmas Home Show.

Here is a copy of her ad.

If your in the Newburg, PA area or just passing through please stop by.  She has really beautiful wood pieces as well as stitcheries and wool handmade items.  You can also go to her etsy store to get an idea of what she has to offer.

I hope to see you there.

Published in: on November 2, 2011 at 8:44 am  Leave a Comment  
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Getting Into the Fall Spirit.

Thought I would just take a moment and share a few of my fall displays.  Yes they are simple and basic but thought I’d share just the same.  You know sometimes its the simple things that make life sweet.

Set of pumpkins I made a few years ago.


A few ornies on my seasonal ornie tree.


This is what you see walking up my walkway.


Published in: on October 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Made In America

Here is the first item in my home that is made in America.  Its my kitchen table.  I hope you enjoy taking a peek.

Published in: on April 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm  Comments (2)  
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Goose Makeover

I’ve had these pictures in my file for a while now and what better time to share than now.  I bought this goose at a sale for literal pocket change.  And yes people did look at me strange, very strangely,  but I don’t care.  I had a vision for this little guy.  I wanted to give him a new coat and set him on my porch for some great primitive decor.  Since this makover I’ve been hooked on finding more geese.  And I certainly didn’t have any trouble doing so.  Once I get my porch ready for this summer I’ll show you more pictures of geese that I’ve painted and made over, one is absolutely huge, just wait  til you see it.

Sorry about the before picture becoming a during picture.  I get all excited about starting a new project that I forget to take the befores sometimes.  Just look at that mauve and country blue fabric.  Now stop laughing, you know you decorated your home in these very colors.  And after seeing the after your gonna wish you still had some of those geese you got rid of when the trends so happily changed.    I actually didn’t decorate with geese (I’m too young) but I did the cow/amish thing.  lol.  Well it was cool at the time.

Poor little bird looks like he got stuck in an oil spill.


And here he is all cleaned up and wearing some berries.


Yard sale season is quickly approaching.  What items are you on the look out for?  Do you have any makeovers in mind?

Published in: on March 16, 2011 at 11:14 am  Comments (3)  
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Pantry Box Make Over

Gosh, it seems like you can get these type of paper mache boxes for practically nothing at yard sales.  And that is exactly where this set of boxes came from and have been gracing my home as a decoration for far too long.  My home is no longer cute country.  I love the more farmhouse colonial style, I like clean lines and way less clutter.  I really like the old look of fabric covered boxes, but the price is more than I am willing to pay right now.  So I decided to make do with what I have.  Reduce the amount of money going out of my pocket, Reuse what I already had, and Recycle it into something noteworthy and useable.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle I guess you could say I’m going “green”, except I used blue fabrics.  Oh well.  I hope you enjoy the before and afters of these pantry boxes.

"Before" I use to have Country Garden Angels in my bathroom


“After” fits into my decor much, much better now.


Do you have any pantry boxes that you’ve made over?  I’d love to see.

Published in: on March 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm  Comments (1)  
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Getting my blogging mojo back

Wow I totally didn’t realize it has been so long since my last post. I guess those pantry cakes really did me in. Well I have some really fun and creative things planned for my blog for the year. I’m currently working on some before and afters and can’t wait to show you the finished projects. I have some home makeover plans and I plan on welcoming you into my home for a visit as I transform some minor and major displays. Hmmm wonder what I’ll come up with? I could tell you but I always change my mind mid way. OCD obsessive crafting disorder, Its something I’ve dealt with all my life. So come along for the ride spring is almost here and my creative mojo is back. Yahoo.

Published in: on March 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A Beautiful Day Crafting

I met up with a few of my online friends for a crafting day.  And we had so much fun.  I met Teresa at Tresa’s Prim Treasures at her beautiful home and then we drove to Patty’s house of The Brickhouse in Millersburg, PA.  If your ever in this part of PA you will definitely want to visit Patti’s shop.  It is full of beautiful handmade primitives.  And we also met with Tarrah of The Pottery Shed.  She has some of the prettiest pieces of pottery. 

After some much needed chatting we got busy making our pantry cakes.  If you’re not familiar with these prim beauties, you should be.  These are great to decorate with.  You can put some under your old fly screens or place in an old wooden bowl or just set on your counter to make your family and friends think you slaved over a hot oven all day.  I’ll let you decide but these really are great to decorate with.

Here is a picture of all the different types of moulds we could choose from.

Okay this is not a good picture but I did get one of Tarrah slaving over a hot stove with a very painful kink in her neck.  Sorry Tarrah,  we weren’t very good friends that day.  We realized after she was finished cooking her mix that we should of offered to help do hers.  But we did get a good laugh out of the deal.  Ooops.  Oh and your lucky you can’t see any of the smoke waifting from the sugar that is very hot and “caramelizing” right onto the bottom of Patti’s pan.


This is what the mould looks like with the sugar mix filled in it.

Once the cakes are cool or, atleast until we can’t wait anymore and don’t mind burning our fingers a little, we take the cakes out of the moulds and rub them with cinnamon and cloves.  This is such a heavenly scent.  I think I will be adding cloves to more of my handmade, cinnamon rubbed goodies.

Now I don’t recommend you decorate with these on a paper plate.  This is just what we used to set the cakes on until they cooled completely and got really hard. 

So what do you think?  Have you ever made a pantry cake?  Would you be interested in learning more?  Let me know in a comment on this post. 

Published in: on June 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm  Comments (5)  
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Prairie Doll with Blue Dress

Be sure to go to my Etsy Shop and check out my newest listing.  Its a prairie doll wearing the prettiest robins egg blue dress w/brown leaf print.  I just love that color combination.


Click here to buy now. 

Published in: on June 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Red Haired and Bright Eyed

Here is my newest addition to my etsy shop.  Have I mentioned yet that I really like making these dolls?   Well once more won’t hurt.  You can purchase this adorable little doll at my Etsy shop.   Enjoy.

Click here to purchase this doll.


Published in: on June 12, 2010 at 10:38 am  Leave a Comment  
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Makeover Ornaments

I know its not Christmas but now is the time to start looking for cheap plastic ornaments at public sales and flea markets even thrift stores.  And this is the reason why.  I took some really cheap plastic ornaments that kinda look like they would of came out of a vintage mold and then I made it over into something any primitive lover would enjoy.

I simply took the plastic ornaments and sprayed them with flat black paint and immediately sprinkled cinnamon on to it.  Let it dry a little and then sprayed a sealer on it and more cinnamon and then when dry again I sealed it with a clear matte sealer.  Changed out the little gold hang tag with a piece of rope and voila a primitive ornament that looks like a vintage heirloom.  Well to me anyway.

Check out the before and afters below.




Published in: on March 6, 2009 at 9:29 am  Comments (4)  
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