My gosh, I cant believe it has been almost two weeks since I made a “real” blog post.
Things have been nuts around here, as usual. :)
I'm almost over the cold I came down with. The deep cough is still hanging on, but it has at least gotten better. And I can breathe now. So that is always good!!
I was able to do some decorating and some shopping lately.
Plus I won a few blog giveaways and I got a swap package in, those are always fun!!
I guess the first thing I will share is…
The dreaded Dining Room corner.
I finally bought me another cabinet for in there.
It is a new-to-me, antique, tall, cabinet. I found it at the Rabbit Patch.
It was originally white, but she repainted it a wonderful aged red. It reminds me a lot of the cabinet I had in here before moving that one into the living room.
So what do you think?
Me likey!! How ‘bout you?? :)
Here are some more photos of it…
In the cabinet you may also notice a couple more of my new goodies.
I found this wonderful, antique, wooden, dough bowl. Total cost, shipping and all $18.00!~!
Yes, it does have a crack, but I don't care, I love imperfections. :)
The antique, wooden butter mold/press is also new-to-me.
I bought it from Jenn ~ Rabbit Hill Primitives.
I absolutely love it.
I have them both displayed in my dining room cabinet.
Here are just some random photos of the dinning room.
Here are my wonderful pantry cakes from Kerri.
I added some fall berries to the basket and also the towel I got from my textile swap with Amy.
The berry, pinecone garland came from Wal-Mart.
Price $5.00. It is well worth that, it is long and I was able to cut it for displays in multiple baskets.
Here is where I put my little black pumpkin from Marie.
I added the rest of the (Wal-Mart) berry-pine garland to this basket in the Living Room.
I also purchased some bittersweet garland on line.
It will do, until I can find a more realistic kind.
I took part in Jenn's Fall Swap and this weekend my wonderful goody package arrived.
My secret swap buddy was Kimberly.
Here are the primtastic goodies she sent.
A sweet card.
She also sent a wonderful stitchery pillow. Which I have displayed on my couch.
Then she sent an adorable hand painted penny rug.
Two adorable flowers on sticks, which I have displayed in my kitchen. (Forgot to take picture, sorry.)
Three bowl filler leaves, I have placed in this basket.
And last, but certainly not least, a cute little acorn.
Thank you so much, Kimberly.
I love my new goodies.
I was also the lucky winner of a few blog giveaways.
I won Brenda's adorable Snowman Make-Do.
I was so thrilled to have won. And let me tell you all….
Yes, he is so cute in the photos, but he is even cuter in person!!
Seriously, the details on this guy are awesome.
You can’t truly appreciate it in photos but when I opened the box and saw him!! Omgoodness!! So fabulous!!
Thanks so much Brenda!!!
I can not wait to display him this holiday season.
And speaking a holiday decorating….
Check out this amazing ornament I won from Gloria.
Gloria hand makes these wonderful, one of a kind, Santa Star Ornies!!
They are amazing!!
Thank you so much Gloria!!
I love it!
And most recently, I was the winner of Karen's, Halloween Witch Annie.
She arrived in today’s mail!!
She is so darn cute!
Thanks so much Karen.
I am thrilled to have won!!
~ I was also able to do some crafting. ~
Remember the stencil I won a while back from Folk Art From The Harbor.
Well, I used the above stencil to make a sign.
In one of my previous posts, I showed some photos of my kitchen.
I had made a board to cover my faucet that matched my sink board.
Well, I decided to use my stencil to make a Fall sign on it.
The other side is still plain, as shown above, so after the Fall season, I can simply turn it around for the rest of the year. :)
I thought it turned out pretty good.
Saturday I went to Arnett's Country Store Fall Gathering.
I can’t believe this shop has been around since 1976 and this was my first time there!!
It is less than 10 minutes away!
I actually think it took me about 6 minutes to get there.
And sorry, I forgot my camera. :(
Any way, this is what I bought….
I got this adorable prim doll.
I love the early fabrics she is made out of.
And she is rag stuffed.
I’m still trying to decide where to put her.
For now, I have her just sitting in one of my Living Room chairs.
I also bought a pair of wonderful, long wool socks.
I am going to hang these from the fireplace this Christmas.
But for now, I have them draped over the door of my cabinet.
Here are a few more random pictures I took of my living room the other day….
I am going to end this post with something unexpected.
We all know what it is like to collect things, right?!
We even display some of our collections outside…
Like watering cans, buckets, etc.
Well, I guarantee the family that lives down the street from me has a collection unlike any you have seen!!
They collect Dinosaurs!!
Yep, Large outside dinosaurs.
The first time you notice them, it will freak you out!! LOL!!
They have a total of three (that I know of).
But their newest one you can see from my street.
I look at it every morning while out taking my dog for a walk. This week, I remembered to bring my camera along.
This is their T-Rex…
I will take a walk up the street and get a photo of the others for you sometime. This is the only one you can see from up my street. :)
I think I have babbled on long enough.
But before I go, I do want to remind all of about the Best Creation Contest I currently have going on.
And if you stop by and place your vote….
You will be automatically entered into my giveaway!!
So if you haven’t do so already, be sure to click HERE leave a comment for your favorite creation and be automatically entered into my giveaway.
I will announce the winner of the contest and the giveaway on Sept. 27th.
The winner of the Best Creation Contest will be recieving a $20 gift card.
And for the giveaway portion, for all our judges, I will be giving away this fall gathering.
So be sure to stop by and place your vote!
Voting will be open through Sept. 26th.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me.
Until Next Time….
Take Care Everyone and Prim Filled Blessings to you ALL!