Showing posts with label primitives. Show all posts
Showing posts with label primitives. Show all posts

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall Fun in the Ozarks

This weekend is the kick off for all the Fabulous Fall Fun here in the Ozarks!

 is having their Fall Open House
starting Tonight, Thursday  Evening... a must attend!
September 9th-12th.
Leola's is located in Ozark, right behind Lambert's

Spring Creek Tea Room is always a must for lunch.

my space is full of Fall goodies!

 is having their Saturday Sale
again this weekend!
Located on Hiway 60 in Billings

So if you live nearby come for a weekend of Fabulous Fun!
We're all ready for FALL!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Family Cupboard Gets a New Life

As a lover of all things "stuff" I have a lot of it. And more now that I've been doing jewelry again. This spring and summer I've had the time to accomplish a few projects that I've had in my mind for awhile. Repainting the dining room and then my office/studio were two biggies. I have a lot of space and I'm not short on furniture, it's just the dilemma of organizing and utilizing what I DO have. So then, as with all things "stuff", the obvious question will always be..."where to put it?"

My mother-in-law unloaded all her material stash from this great pie cupboard several years ago, and sent it home with me. It had been her great grandmother's, and she is now 85. I've always loved it, and knew it's potential,  but she had restained it about twenty years ago. I don't know what it looked like before then, (I've never asked, but I cringed at the re-do). It just never quite did it for me with the blah brown stain. 

(Original pierced tin insets)

See what I mean?
Uh-oh, here's the paint can all ready to go.

You know how someone gives you something,
 but then there's all these stipulations that go with it?

See, it even comes with an assistant.

Love the new Behr paint and primer in one!

It's now in my studio holding supplies and other misc. "stuff".

Then I added back my little chippy shelf.

Now I really love it, and it's serving an important place for organizing supplies.

I won't show you what was inside it before,
or that every bit of it is still waiting to be "dealt with"
all over the downstairs guest room.

That's another project...

My favorite day of the week,


Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Visit to "Tattered Treasures"

On our way to St. Louis last weekend,
we took some time to stop at a store I had been wanting to see.
Tattered Treasures in Lebanon, Missouri.

I'd  heard great things about it and sure enough, it didn't disappoint.
We didn't have room for much, because our car was full for the trip.

It was a chippy, white, garden extravaganza!

Primitive, shabby, cottage yumminess... every turn.

please disregard the people in the mirror.

There are tons of great flea markets and
antique malls along I-44,
Springfield to St. Louis.

Be sure and google Tattered Treasures
for a map and phone number.

Hope you all are having a great weekend.
It's rainy and cool here. Oh well,
I have tons of cleaning and organizing to do.

I will be sharing my work space at the
Where Women Create Party
on June 19, which is also my 1 year
blogging Anniversary!

Hope you'll be there too!

I will be having a Give Away to celebrate...
Stay tuned!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

White Wednesday, Mantel for Spring

I don't usually show our lower level family area very often.
It sort of lends itself to a more rustic feel.
A lot of dark wood and colors,
but still with a vintage feel.

The huge rustic mantel was needing to be lightened up for Spring.
So I decided I'd go with a simple theme;
white ironstone tureens and pitchers.

I change out my prints seasonally,
and this is one of my favorites.
I love the muted tones of the vintage landscape.

Books, baskets, birdhouse, and burlap wrapped topiaries
help break up the ironstone.

(I have a little addiction to white ironstone pitchers)
could you tell?

Bird's eye view from the stairway

It's a comfortable place for the family
 movie watching, games, pets, and conversation.

If you haven't entered
The Royal Treatment GiveAway
it's easy, just
to join in.

Be sure to see all the other
White Wednesday participants over at

Thank you, Kathleen!

Hope you're having a Wonderful Week!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

White Wednesday, Meet Lucy

If you have been visiting my blog for a while, you might have seen Miss Lucy, (as in goosey) in some of my Dining Room photos. She has a nest in my wrought iron French basket that resides on my Dining Room table. She's pretty quiet and doesn't raise much of a fuss.

She's content to watch over all the sheep that congregate there also. Miss Lucy has seen better days, as she has lost the little plastic "eyes" that she once had, and the time she spent in the elements has caused her to crack and chip in places. After all, she is just an old cardboard decoy, that men have used as "bait" for their exploits. But she found a place in my heart and she came home with me about 2 years ago, to be given a place of honor at my table.

Whatever the season or the holiday,
she receives a new "floral nest"...

And a fresh ribbon with which she celebrates.

She is a slightly odd little duck that gives me great delight.

 Here is to celebrating those things
that may seem odd to others,
(like an old beat-up cardboard decoy)
but bring us unexpected joy!


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