Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Few New Goodies

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.

It has rained off and on all weekend here in Southern Il. (still raining here!!)

So that meant, no Yard Sales for me this past weekend. :(

But I was able to get a few new goodies.

I went down to the Rabbit Patch Saturday and made my final payment on my furniture.  Whew! Glad that is all paid for.  Mellisa told me the settle and one chair was scheduled to be shipped on 04-26!!  So hopefully they will be arriving sometime this week.

It will take a little longer to get the other chair because they are still waiting to get the snowflake coverlet fabric in.

But I am excited to at least be getting some of it in.

Okay, now back to what I was saying about my new goodies.

While I was there I also picked up two other pieces she has been holding for me.

One is an antique corner chair with weaved seat.



I love this!! I have wanted a chair like this forever.  I haven't found a place for it yet.  But I will!! :)


She also was holding this crock bench for me.

Love it!!



Look at the old pegs securing the shelves!!





This is for the living room.  But I'm not going to do anything with it until the new furniture comes in.

I’m going to be taking everything down off the walls, removing all furniture and start with a clean slate for placing the new settle and chairs.

Then try really hard to give the whole room a fresh new look.

I know if I leave the things on the walls, I’ll be more tempted to just redo the layout I already have.

So out it is all going to go.

Wish me luck!! ;)


I went to TJ Maxx the other day.  They didn't really have anything but I did pick up this little simple sampler.


And an Americana Bird House for outside.



And after reading Kimberly's post about the red geraniums at JoAnns Fabric (which she heard about from Karen)…

I knew I had to have some too!!

So I headed out to JoAnns.

I'm not sure if I am going to keep them all on my fireplace.

It may be too much for one space.

Maybe I should spread them out throughout the room???

Well, I guess, I’ll decide after my furniture comes in and I give the room its new look.

But here they are for now.






Thanks so much to Kimberly and Karen posting about these.

I think it is so fabulous that we all are willing and able to share where to get wonderful items.

Also while at JoAnns I picked up this little Flag bench.


I think I’m going to find a spot for this on my porch.


Okay, time to go get in the shower and ready for work.

Until Next Time…

Take Care Everyone!!!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Yard Sale Goodies Galore!!!

Hello Bloggin’ Buddies!!

I can’t believe it has been over a week since I posted.  Where does the time go??

It has been a crazy hectic week here at the Young’s Homestead.  Not a bad week, just busy.

Between working, crafting, cleaning the house, mowing, planting trees, getting ready for a yard sale, tweaking here and there, plus the normal Mom and Wife stuff, by the time the evening comes around…. I’m exhausted!!

But a good tired.  You know, the type where you feel good about all the things you were able to accomplish.

Especially when coming in from working outside.  That is the best kind of tired.  After the winter we all had…. I love that kind of tired.

Mom and I were able to go to some yard sales this weekend.

I found a bunch of goodies!!! Finally a wonderful YS weekend.  I'm used to going and finding only a couple of things or nothing at all.

But this weekend we did really good.

Most of the stuff I bought came from one house.  We went Friday, then went back on Saturday and bought even more!!

I wish this person would have one every week!! :)

Here are the goodies I found Friday.

A lot of vintage (1940’s – 50’s) curtains. I’ll be sure to show off how cute these are as soon as I get the time.

These are going to be for my website.


A vintage HM apron.


A large lot of vintage fabric.  Not antique but vintage.

The stack to the left is what I am keeping.

The stack to the right is what I am going to be selling.


Feed sack fabric.


Vintage framed floral print.


Antique bed tray. Glass topped with an old doily underneath.


It is backed with old newspaper.


Three small baskets.  These aren't old but I liked the look of them.


More molds for my pantry cakes.


Which I have placed inside my baker’s cabinet.


A cute primitive pillow.



Some misc. kitchen linens.





An old red and white doily, which I have placed under some old photos of my Grandpa in my bedroom.


Three vintage framed samplers.


I tea stained two of them and painted their frames black.

The Welcome one, I left as it was.



I decided to keep the Home Sweet Home sampler.

I have hung it in my bedroom.





On Saturday I found.

An old glass bottle for Alka-Seltzer.


I have added this to my collection in my Master Bathroom.



Two small crock jugs.


Cute vintage HM crocheted item.  I call them pot holders, though I doubt that is what they actually were made for.


An old HM child's pillow case.  Made from the cutest novelty print fabric.


A large lot of vintage crochet hooks.


A vintage HM bonnet.



Two chenille bedspreads.



Another lot of vintage fabric.

The stack to the left is what I am keeping.

The stack to the right is what I am going to sell.


A cute small ball style pitcher.


And that is my Yard Sale finds for this weekend.

Most of the items are going to be listed on my website.

I'm not sure when I’ll get them on.

Hopefully, I’ll get at least some it on today. But I can’t promise anything.  I will be getting it listed as soon as possible.  So if you are interested in anything please be sure to stop my my website.


I also found time to stop by one antique store this week.

I found a couple of things that I thought were neat.

These are also for my website.

A old box of Brillo pads. There are a few of the original pads still in the box.


And an antique HM bell.

I believe this is made of either brass or copper. 

(If anyone knows how to tell the difference, please let me know.)

It is a small goat or sheep bell.

It is so darn neat in person!! Yes, I admit it…. I am tempted to keep this. :)




I also found a little time to do some crafting.

I've been working on two prim dolls and some other stuff.

One of the things I made was this pantry box.  I love how the coloring on this turned out. I placed one of Yankee Lane Primitives labels on top.

In the photo it appears a little shinny but in person it isn't.


I also painted up the two small boxes.  I am going to be adding prim strawberry pin cushions to the top.



The last thing I want to show off is this adorable twig berry birds nest.  I found this on eBay.  And it is even cuter in person.


I bought this for my living room.  But I'm not going to do anything with it until my new furniture comes in.

I want to have some new decor pieces bought up, so that when the furniture does arrive, I can give the room a fresh new look all around.

As for my furniture….

I’m not sure when it will done.

Hopefully soon!!

I did find out that there will be a delay with one of my chairs.  The “snowflake” coverlet is out of stock and they wont be getting any more in until May so….

That chair will be late in arriving. :(

Oh well, I would rather wait and get the fabric I truly want than to change it with something else.

It is a beautiful day here in Southern IL. 

Its a little cool right now but the sun is shinning and hopefully as the day goes on it will warm up.  It isn't cold, just a bit nippy cool.

I need to go run to Kroger's and buy something for lunch.

I just don't know what to get….

Absolutely nothing sounds good right now.

Plus it seems we eat the same things over and over.

I want something different.  The problem is….

None of us like the same type of things!!

Oh well, I figure something out.

Sorry…. babbling a bit there.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!

Until Next time….

Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings to you ALL!!