Good evening everyone!!
I hope your weekend is off to a great start.
Yesterday, Hubby and I headed off for a little get away.
I usually am at The Longest Yard Sale during this weekend. :(
But, unfortunately, this year we were not able to make it.
I could’ve went down to Crossville for the day. But I knew if I went I would just want to keep going!! :)
So I chose not even to head that way.
We did head over to St. Mary’s, St. Genevieve, and St. Louis to do some antique shopping.
Then we stayed the night in O’Fallon, IL. Before getting up this morning and heading home.
I found some goodies on my trip, which I will show off in a few minutes.
But I want to start with the tweaking I did last week.
It already has changed some because of the new goodies I got yesterday. ;)
Okay first off, the dining room.
I just cant get this room to look the way I want it to.
Ever since I moved the red cabinet out of the corner to put in the living room, I have been having problems with it.
I bought a prim hanging cabinet last week.
But to be honest, I really don't like it in here.
I like the cabinet okay, but I just don't like what it looks like in here.
I think I need 1 larger corner cabinet for the space.
And until I get it…. I’m not sure I’ll ever care for the space.
Here is the new hanging cabinet and the corner that troubles me so.
From the living room looking into the dining room.
The troubled corner space…
The new prim hanging cabinet.
What I have beneath it. I think this needs to be painted a different color….
The rest of the dining room…
I also got this sheep last week. Its coloring reminded me of redware…
This is my small year round tree.
I had it in my kitchen.
When I tweaked my counters it got moved into here.
Here are some photos of the living and a little tweaking I have done in here.
Now on to my new goodies I got yesterday.
Some of them I have already found places for.
But 1st let me say this.
I love the primitive and the colonial style.
I am trying to mix more colonial into my decor.
And what screams Colonial???
Pewter, of course.
So yesterday I found a few pieces of it.
I am struggling a bit with trying to find spots for it.
I need MORE to make it look good.
But I guess every collection must start somewhere.
So here is the beginning of mine…
Tall candle stick and small plate.
The antique white baby shoes are also a new find.
Another candle stick.
And a pair of matching, small, candle sticks.
I don't really like where I put them but it will have to do for now.
2 antique baskets….
I am really into buying small, antique, molds right now.
I don't know why I have gotten into these but it has overtaken me. :)
So I bought nearly every one I found on this trip.
Some are marked Sweden and some are marked Germany.
I also found an antique flat back cookie cutter of Santa and the cutest, tiny, hand forged, cookie cutter.
I found a wonderful old wooden chair.
I loved the worn, chippy, blue paint on it.
I got a fabulous deal too.
I don't know what I am going to do with it yet.
An old blue and white cutter quilt.
Sorry, I was lazy and didn't open it up for photos.
Same for the fabulous quilt top I got.
This has the most amazing antique fabrics in it!!
The colors aren't as Bright in person. The flash is making them appear that way.
I also got that crock yesterday.
In my opinion, this was the buy of the day!!
Price for the crock $20.00!!
It’s not an antique, it is stamped 1986, but I don't care…
I love the design and the coloring!!
Wonderful antique crock with bail handle.
I am going to top it with some antique fabric.
And here are the rest of my finds.
There are some items that I am not sure if I am going to keep or sell on my website.
I need some bittersweet for this!!
Antique horse hair whisk broom.
I finally found a square shaped soap saver!!
(This I’m keeping!) :)
Old, neat shaped, baking pan.
This next item I just got in from eBay.
It is a prim, reproduction, single candle mold.
Once again, I'm not sure what I going to do with it.
So I just stuck it here for now.
And lastly, a wonderful antique, wood backed grater.
The one hanging with it is a reproduction I have had for awhile.
But the one I found yesterday, is the real deal. ;)
I made little s hooks for them and hung them in the breakfast nook.
And that is what I got on my early birthday trip. ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.
I am worn out so it is time for me to head off to bed. :)
Have a wonderful and safe weekend everyone!!
Until Next Time….
Take Care and prim filled blessings to you All!!