Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

I’m not feeling the greatest today.  I have came down with an ear ache!! :(

So I’m feeling pretty crappy today.  I really need to go lay down and not move, but I wanted to stop by and check in with everyone before I do.

First off, I want to show off my goodies from Evelyn.  As I have talked about in my previous post, I won her Colonial Giveaway.

Here are the wonderful items I won.

An adorable shelf sitter pineapple.


And a wonderful framed silhouette.


I have displayed them on a shelf in my hall with some of my red ware.


Thanks again Evelyn!!


I also want to show off a new piece of red ware for my collection.

I got this off of eBay for $10.00!!




I put it on my cupboard in my dinning room.

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I am afraid nothing to exciting has went on here lately.

So I don't have much to share. :(

I'm just hoping that my ear stops hurting because I am going to St. Louis tomorrow.

Me, my daughter, and Mom & Dad are heading up to the Gypsy Caravan tomorrow.

I really don't want to walk around suffering all day.  And there is No way I am going to miss going!!

So send me out a little prayer tonight…. Ask God to heal my ear for me!! :)

We are going to be meeting my Sister and my nieces up there.  This has turned into an annual event for us.  I am hoping it doesn't rain.

Last year we got caught out in a thunder storm.  Lighting and pouring rain and there I was walking around carrying a metal pole with a birdhouse on top. 

Smart huh!! :)



Now I am going to go collapse in front of the TV for awhile and take a nap. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me.

Until next time….

Take Care Everyone!!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Attention Fellow Southern Illinoisans'

Hello everyone!!

Just a quick post to let all my fellow Southern Illinoisan’s know I will be having a Yard Sale Saturday.

Please check the Southern Illinoisan Newspaper for more detail.  My add will be in the Friday and Saturday paper.

Or you can email me for more detail.

I hope to see there!! :)

If you do stop by be sure to say Hello. I would love to meet some of my fellow bloggin’ buddies!!

I will be back soon with an actual blog post to show off some new goodies and what all I have been up to lately.

I also want to send out a HUGE Thank you to Evelyn, Lee Hill Primitives for my Colonial giveaway win which arrived this week.

I loved it.  I will show off photos in my next post.

Until next time….

Take care everyone!!



Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gatlinburg + Some New Goodies

Good Evening everyone!!

Well, I’m a little late on posting.  (What’s new, huh!)

Our little mini vacation kicked my butt.  LOL!! I don't think I have walked so much in years.  I'm just now getting over being sore. Yes, pretty sad. 

I admit it…I'm out of shape! Heehee!

Our trip to Gatlinburg went pretty good.

Hubby and I had a good time.  I think the girls did too.

But at their age it is hard to tell.  Teenagers! Gotta love ‘em.

We were going non stop from Friday morning until Saturday evening.  I was trying to take in as much as possible. Plus trying to get all the outside events in before the rain set in.

It rained Friday evening but we were heading back to the hotel for the night, so I guess that was okay.

But Saturday…. we got caught out in a DOWN POUR!!!

The sky got so dark it actually scared me.  But no bad storms just rain and lots of it.  We got soaked.

Here are some photos of our trip.

You wont see many of me…. I HATE to get my photo taken!! LOL!!

Breakfast Friday morning.  Yes, I looked thrilled to have my picture taken, huh.

My daughter is in the purple shirt and her BFF, Natalie, is the one leaning in on the other side.

Yes, they look enough alike to be sisters, but they aren't related.  ;)


The girls doing some shopping in down town Gatlinburg.


Brett being silly!! :)


The girls looking at the penguins at the aquarium in downtown Gatlinburg.


The girls rock jumping in the stream.


Yes, Hubby being silly again!!


The girls ice skating for the first time.

It took Kortney a few minutes to get the feel of it.  But once she did, she did really good.

Natalie hated it, so she quit early. :(


Me and the girls, Saturday, at Ober Gatlinburg.


Brett and the girls Go Cart racing.

That is him in front and Natalie catching up FAST!! :)


Kortney, Well…

Go Cart racing isn't her thing.

Right after I snapped this photo, she wrecked!!!


It really wasn't her fault.  This is when the rain was starting. And as you may be able to tell the track was getting wet.  She hit a slick spot on the curve and spun!!

After that…. well…. You could tell, she just wanted to get off.  :(

Since this trip was for Kortney, I really didn't do any shopping.  Drove past all my favorite antique stores and Christmas shops.  But I had to stop by “Primitive Treasures”!! Just had to!!! ;)

So Brett and the girls walked through some of the other local shops and I ran into PT’s and bought a few things.

Here is what I got.

I love this candle holder and fake flicker candle!!


I was actually wanting one of these and was thrilled when I saw them there!!




I think it fills in the spot next to the settle perfectly.  You might also notice the little hooked rug I bought.

I loved the colors in this!!



And lastly I got this wonderful reproduction sampler.


Oopps!! I forgot, I did run inside one small antique store.

I don't remember the name of it though.

But I found this old wooden wash board there.


One solid piece of wood and it has ridges on both sides.


At Dollywood, I bought this cute pineapple candle.


The girls didn't enjoy Dollywood at all.  Which really surprised me.  But they said everything was too spread out and they kept getting lost.

Well, if they would've stuck with me I could've helped them find things.  But they insisted on going off alone.


Here are a few more new goodies I have gotten this week.

I purchased a lot of berry steams off eBay.

I put some of them in my small bucket.


I also got this cute lamp from the Rabbit Patch. I replaced the mustard lamp with this one.


Price $30!!!

Cant beat that!!






I also got this cute Prim Colonial candle holder off the clearance table.


Not sure where I am going to put it.  But for now it is sitting in the foyer.


I want to end this post with some more good news!!!

When I arrived home from my trip, I had an email from Evelyn, Lee Hill Primitives.

I was the very lucky winner of her Colonial Giveaway!!

Yeah!! I am thrilled.

I will be sure to show it off when it arrives.

Thanks so much Evelyn!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me.

Going to go get ready for Grey’s Anatomy. :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

Until Next Time…

Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings To You ALL!!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mustard Yellow Corner Table Update

Hello Everyone!

First, I want to thank everyone for all their kind and very sweet comments about my new furniture and my updated living room photos.  It really means a lot.

(If you haven't seen it please check 2 blog posts down. )

I think we all know how good it feels to share something we are proud of (or love) and have others out there with the same style in their heart who can appreciate it. 

I love being able to get on here and share with all my prim pals. I equally love looking through all my favorite blogs and seeing others new goodies and/or updates.

Oh my…. what did I do before there was internet!! LOL!!

Now on to my little mustard yellow table.

I took your advice and tried aging the yellow more on the table.

I do agree it looks better than it did before, so thank you so much for the suggestion.

Part of me is still thinking about painting it black, but I like this too, so I cant decide. :|

I think I will live with it awhile before making any final decisions.

Here are some B4 and After photos of the table.

The yellow looks more aged and muted now, even more so in person than in the pictures.


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Hummm… in the photos in is hard to tell much of a difference.  But I promise there is one!! :)

The bright golden look of the yellow is completely gone now.

True mustard paint shade now.  It actually matches the lamp almost perfectly. ;)

Time to go do another load of laundry and pack the suit cases for our trip tomorrow.

See you all Monday!!

Until then….

Take Care Everyone!!