Thursday, March 22, 2018

March CupboardScape

It's almost Friday friends!
Tomorrow Bob and I head out to Holly,
for a fabulous prim show  there Saturday.
Hope to see some of you there.
Will take pics
{remember to take camera this time Janice}

Today I feature my March CupboardScape.
To some this might be a bland display,
but if you are like me...I love wood!
Sometimes called treen.

I love TREEN!

Pie Peels
Dough Box

I love the patina old wood has.

I love the different sizes and shapes.

I love how each tells a different story.
This big bowl has a rough edge on it.
My guess is someone held it in the same spot each time.
Any thoughts?

I love how pretty wood looks.

I love being a primitive collector

What prims do you like to collect?

Treen Blessings To All!

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Candy Jar

Well it's Monday.
I know it gets a bad rap.
However today is a vacation day for me.
Plus I was able to slept in.
That's a double YAY.

So today I am unveiling our new venture.
We are calling our new candy store.
The Candy Jar.

Bob worked very hard getting it this far.
Laying down the 140 old wood floor
from another store in town 
that no longer wanted.
Drywall, paint and building the new counter.

I worked most of the day Saturday
hand sewing the awning.
This view is the new window 
Bob created inside the store
looking at from our other counter.

Bob and I decided on a striped pattern
for our new awning.
He also made the flower box below the window.
Added blue ball jars.
More jars on each shelf.
Inside each jar will have old fashioned sticks.
Those jars inside the flower box 
will have large whirly suckers.
(to look like flowers)
Bob is also putting a wood back on behind the window,
so that the jars will show off more.
We originally wanted to put a real window in there,
however we have a vendor on the other side...
so we decided it should be closed off.

Bob also made this little porch area.
With antique columns and a tin roof.
A prim table and bench on top completes this niche.
This area will hold my sister's homemade chocolates.
She has been making candy for 30 years;
and it is awesome!
The antique bakers rack will hold other candies.
I so love the gooseneck lights Bob bought for this area.

Our counter.
Old wood clear coated on top.
The slat board will hold our bags.
Notice the industrial lights above.
We wanted an old timey feel for this area,
with a modern twist.

Shelves below to hold more candy.

New lights above.
The counter will hold 16 one gallon candy jars.
We ordered those yesterday.
More candy will be on the back shelves.

Antique jars we purchased last year,
will also have candy inside.
All of the black and white pics 
are candy and ice cream related.

We also have a popcorn machine.
Bagged popcorn will be available too.

Today I have the day off  but my job will be 
to price out which candies we want right now.
We will go over how much to order later today.
We believe the candy will be a big hit
 with kids of all ages...
including the big kids (adults)

I know I have asked before,
but if you would like to share your favorite candy,
it would be greatly appreciated!

The Candy Jar Blessings To All!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Flashback Friday

TGIF sweet friends.
Thank you for all of your sweet comments 
for the loss of our precious Peeps.
I could not comment to everyone separately...
it was too hard at the time.
Again I just want you to know how  much
I appreciated your kind words.

Today my post features some
Flashback Friday pics with a bit of green in each.

Hope you enjoy. 

On another note,
we are moving forward now 
with our candy store.
We decided to have it inside our antique store,
since we are still on hold with the other building.
Bob has been working long hours for the 
past two weeks building it out.
I will show pics soon...
and soon we will be ordering the candy.
We are both nervous and excited.

This weekend will be spent pricing items 
for our prim show next Saturday.
Also I will be sewing an awning out of fabric
for the candy store.
Wait til you see what we came up with.

Any big plans for your weekend?

Weekend Blessings To All!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kitty Kapers

Good evening sweet friends.
I almost decided not to finish this post.
I started writing it last night...
but decided to move forward as hard as it is right now.

Aaww aren't they sweet sleeping together.

Usually on our bed.

Ace likes to show off.

Shadow looking like a little gray lion.

Sometimes they choose to sleep in my sewing chair.
Shadow and Peepers.

Ace's turn.

Shadow was watching Kitten bowl with me.

All three take turns on this cabinet.

They sure do sleep a lot. LOL

Bob snuggled Ace in for a Winter nap.

When I started writing this post Monday night, 
it was with joy....
now I finish with sadness.

Peepers is a silver tabby.
I had to take him to the vet last Friday.
He was limping and I was not sure why.
He would be 15 in August and I was worried.
Bob said he jumped off the bed wrong.
Dr Robyn said there was no swelling.
His nails and teeth were strong for his age.
His coat was good.
No swelling or broken bones.

I took him home...thinking everything would be alright. unfortunately
his limping ended up being much more.
His back legs gave out and when he walked
it looked like he was swimming 
like a seal with his back legs.
Today my sweet Peeps is now an angel kitty
in heaven with Tanner and his litter mate Riley.
I took him back to vet and made the difficult
decision most pet parents have to deal with.
I did not want him suffering anymore.

You will be missed my sweet Peeps!

Ace and Shadow know something is wrong.
Especially Shadow.
Shadow got his name
 because he was always following Peeps.
My granddaughter said he was like Peeps shadow,
The name stuck.

So now I am sad, 
but will need to be strong for my other kitties.
They will once again hopefully get their mojo back.

Hopeful For More Kitty Kapers.
Blessings To Peeps!
You will forever remain in our hearts.

 Pet Blessings To All!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Going Green

Yep you heard me right.
I am going green with my prims.

If Spring won't come to me...
I will bring it to myself.

With my own green plants.

Although you usually do not see 
green as being a primitive color,
it goes rather well if in the right settings. 

Green artichokes for one.

More green artichokes.

Green leaves and flowers on a cabinet.

Green leaved garland.

Green striped fabric for a ditty bag.
Ditty bags were used by sailors and held
their sewing items and toiletries. 
My bunny one has felt violets 
which I made to fit inside.

Lamb's ear in a pitcher with lavender.

Green pear mixed in with others.

I know pears are a Summer fruit, 
but I just they looked so good here.

Even my stitchery has some green in it.
I love the gray green house and the green shamrocks
lining the border.

I am almost finished with this sampler.
It is a design by 
Notforgotten Farm
"Sepia Sampler"

I changed the colors just a bit.
I wanted my shamrocks to be more of a soft green.
I also used the same color 
for all of the letters and numbers.
The pattern called for alphabet to be a different color.

I am not liking this time change.
Wish they would stop doing this.
Not good for this old body. LOL

Hope everyone has a good Monday.
More snow today.

Going Green Blessings To All!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spring Bath Look

Thank you for loving our settle bench as much as we do!
As I stated before it is our kitchen table.
We have four 1800's chairs and two early 1900's one
that fit around it.
This is the first time I have made it into what it was used for.
In earlier days as I said in my last post,
these benches would have been near a fireplace. 
They would turn them into a table when eating,
and leave up when not in use in the Winter months.
It kept the heat in.

Before our roof started leaking,
I was contemplating how I would
decorate the home for Spring...
so wishing it would come soon. 

So much so that I have started
 to add some into the bath.
{Pre- leaky roof}

I added these bloomers to the left,
and hung up my black shoes.

These bloomers are special.
See that hole. The middle of these bloomers
have the opening for our foremothers 
to use the bathroom.
Because they had to wear so much clothing 
bloomers were a big
 convenience back in the day.
If you notice some of the early movies...
even Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 
there is a scene where the woman are all in their bloomers.
However because they were dancing and singing,
they were not true to the time period...
their bloomers we not open in the middle.

Back to the bathroom.
I changed up each shelf in the cabinet Bob built.

Mirrors still the same.

Just added some early stockings.

Top shelf has a Spring bouquet 
in one of my favorite wood boxes.
I bought the doll from Ruth
whose house I featured a few posts ago.
I love her Ruth...still cannot believe you parted with her.


Bottles, boric acid tin and shaving brushes.
The one on the left was my dad's.

More soap in a white crock bowl with a soap saver.
A soap saver was used to hold small pieces of soap.
Once there was enough,
it would be melted back down and shaped into a bar.
Bottle in back. 
{bottle label is a reproduction}

A hooked mat I purchased from a Dawn's store.
Holly Hills Primitives.
Bowl of dried orange peels and lamp complete this look.

I moved my flowers from the bedroom into here for now.

The bird carving is an egret.
These birds come back here in the Spring...
 stay until Autumn.
Still waiting for them to arrive.

I will be pulling more of my Spring decor
 down from the attic tomorrow morning.
Plans were changed to purge it out this weekend.
We now have a funeral to go to...
which is not fun.

My best friends mom passed.
I have known Peggy since I was 18 years old.
Almost 42 years.
 Please keep my friend Carmel in your thoughts.
She is not taking this very well.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Spring Bath Blessings To All!