Sunday, March 26, 2017

Horsing Around



We welcomed Spring this weekend with
almost 70 degree weather on Friday,
then a cold bitter rain all day Saturday.
I think the rain deterred folks from coming to the show.
Bob and I did ok, but the numbers were down.


I forgot to bring my camera, so sorry. :-(
I did purchase a few things which are still in the van,
We ended up purchasing a dry paint cabinet.
Cannot wait to show it to you all.
It is also still packed in the van.
Bob is going to unload today,
and bring it back home.


Our cargo van was so packed coming home,
that we could barely see each other as we even
had to pack things between us.
We even sold a cabinet and horse, 
but I think because the new cabinet was wider,
it made getting all of our totes harder to get in.
It reminded us of the time we went pickin in our
little Ford Ranger. 
We were like the Beverly Hillbillies with furniture
 packed on top of furniture.
Then it started to rain, so we had to put the tarps on.
Every now and then, Bob had to stop and re-arrange the tarps as the rain and wind would move them around.


We laughed as we reminisced about that trip on the way 
back home last night.
So glad we decided to sell the truck and get a cargo van.


This morning I decided to start digging 
out my Spring decor and felt like horsing around a bit.
Get it? 
HA HA


Getting my horses ready for Spring.


Decided this year to brighten up my Spring
with more white.


Although I love the darker colors.


 Spring is better to lighten up.


Will bring back out the darker colors in the Fall again.


Well enough horsing around for me.
I have to get to cleaning out my jam cabinet
so Bob can bring in the new one when he gets here.


It is currently filled with fabric.
(Bob's painting stuff on top)
Maybe it was meant to be as I recently
took everything I had off of the top.


Some may wonder why I would get rid
 of a nice piece like this.
Well wait til you see the new one.
Bob spotted it first and wanted it.
So when he asked if it could come home,
I said yes immediately and decided to give this beauty up.
The nice thing about owning an antique store.
In other news, we have an appt. this week
with our attorney, to finally purchase our store building.
We decided to take this next step
 and are really excited about it.

What are your plans for today?
We better rein in my ramblings....
and Giddy up and Go.

Horsing Around Blessings To All!
Janice

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What I Adopted and Wool News


Greetings All!
Well I think today was my Monday.
Work was busy and then I drive all the way home,
and realize I left my purse in my desk.
GEEZ.
I hope the rest of the evening will be uneventful.
Keeping my fingers crossed.

I did manage to adopt (purchase)
a few things from the show last weekend.


Like this orange stone fruit piece.


Wonderful old basket...
more on this at a later post.


Plus this raw wool.
I have always wanted to hang some of this.
Now just have to decide to really hang it.
I hung it in the bedroom for now so as the kitties
would not start chewing on it...one never knows with them.  


Finally these child's shoes.
I fell in love with the color as soon as I saw them.
A girl cannot have enough shoes I say. :-)


Now for my wool news.
I decided a few weeks back that I had to hook this rug.
I found this picture of an antique rug on Pinterest
and immediately fell in love with it.
Don't you love Pinterest?
I bought my wool at the show.
One of the wool vendors were these
 wonderful couple from Missouri
They had gorgeous wool!


Well I drew it out my rug to look like the antique one.
{ a few mistakes in my drawing }
Will correct once I start though. 


Chose my wool colors.
{trying to duplicate the antique one}
Note to myself: Get rid of the gold and make 
center flowers a white. 


My blues.


Whites.


Blue Flowers.
{again gold has to go bye bye}


Hand cutting my worms and placing them in my
buttocks basket.
I love the sun shining through.

Well, just waiting for Bob to get home from the store,
then we are going out to eat.
I had planned on doing Zatarain's Jambalaya,
but when I pulled out the box, it was Spanish Rice.
My bad day just keeps going.
I don't think I am going to work on my rug tonight.
I may screw that up too!
Will show pics of my progress as I work on it.
For now this will be my last post for the week.
Have to get ready for our Breckenridge, MI
prim show this weekend.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Adoption Goodie Blessings To All!

Janice

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Prim Show Goodness


OMG
What an amazing show we had!
Even though it snowed the night before,
and the morning of the show,
our die heart customers came out in full force.
Bob and I did good, and I was able to purchase a few things.
Also visited many friends and enjoyed catching up.
Every time we do this show, 
we meet more wonderful vendors.
I will let the pics tell this story as I try and catch up
on my blog reading.
Hope you enjoy and let me know if something
tickles your fancy.




















Did you see something that you liked?
I know I did!
Well off to catch up on blog reading.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Bob and I have another prim show this weekend.

Prim Show Goodness Blessings To All!
Janice

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Kitchen Redux


Happy Hump day all!
Please pray for those affected in this Nor'easter.
Almost a million folks here in Michigan lost power last week
and still 7000 without power a week later.
This will be my last post for the week
as we are heading to Holly, MI on Friday for a really
nice primitive show.
Hope to see some of you there.
I have to price items the next few days and Bob will be loading our van.
We have stored lots of nice prims for this show!

Tonight I would like to show you a few pics of our kitchen
I am not happy with these as I had to put the flash on...
so things look brighter than they normally are.
I will take more pics at another time.


I do love the white in here now.
Reminds me of both of my gramma's kitchens.
Both were white.
Gramma B had a small kitchen with a small dining area.
While Gramma H had a galley kitchen and also a dining area.



It makes our kitchen look bigger.


The wood floor makes it look clean.


Moved a few of my blue enamel pieces
 to the top of this cabinet.


The white apothecary is a different white than our walls.


The new linen curtains were purchased at Kohls.


I kept the Honey Crust sign here in the window.
It brings in the light while bringing privacy...
as my neighbor is close by.

Before I close, I want to give a big HOLA
to my blogging friend Mildred who is currently in Spain.
Hopefully the weather is nice out there for her.

Will take pictures at the show and show next week.
Taking some spending money with me too!
(shhh...don't tell Bob) :-)

Kitchen Redux Blessings To All!
Janice







Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Bunny Hop


Hello All!
Geez where does the time fly?
The wind storm last Wednesday knocked out power
everywhere, except thankfully our humble abode.
The town where our store lost power,
the small town south of us without power.
It was a very eerie sight driving through at night.
Almost a million folks here in Michigan
felt the effects of no power.
Fortunately yesterday around noon the power
came back at our store.

Mildred your bunny will go out in the mail tomorrow.

Kelly the paint we used for our kitchen was
Benjamin Moore Classic Gray for the walls and
Valspar Polar White for the trim.

Will post pics another time of our kitchen.
Bob has things a mess again as yesterday the water
would not drain from the washer...
ended up being a major problem with the drain pipe
rusted out and Bob having to replace pipe and wash tub.
Always something with an older home.

Things have been very hectic.
Trying to get everything done for the show this weekend.
Then we also have another show next Saturday.
Plus Bob and I are hosting our antique club here
at our house.

This is what I have been working on all week.



Girl Bunny



Picking a Spring flower.



A wool grape hyacinth.



Boy bunny.



Digging in the garden.



For his Winter carrot.



Are they not a cute pair together?



Off to the show they go.

Now it's time for me to get my butt back in gear,
and finish the other pair,
and then catch up on my blog reading.

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!
Temps in the high 50's here. Yesterday 20's
and 3 to 5 inches of snow tomorrow.
Guess Spring will be in my mind still...
and not outside once more.

Bunny Hop Blessings To All!
Janice