Friday, November 26, 2010

Finally A Real Blog Post!! :)

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Well, Finally the real blog post I have been promising for quite awhile.

Hummm… Where should I start.

I think the first thing I want to share is something that just happened this morning.

I woke up this morning feeling a bit blah and a little stressed with a bunch of  things I put on myself.

But God works in mysterious ways and he put me on a path to help.

I sat down at my computer to check my emails/comments and I noticed one from Amy.

She had stated, she loaded one of my backgrounds, so I popped over there to see.

And while I was over there I read her new post, “Oh, Christmas Tree”. 

And at the end of her post is a simple 2 sentence statement that changed my whole attitude for the day….

Here is what Amy said…

“I need to slow down and enjoy the little things instead of being Martha Stewart,Paula Deen and Ms. Perfect...It's the family,love and Jesus that makes the season what it is.”

WOW! I really needed to hear that!!!

So true!!

Lately, I have been running around like crazy trying to get so much done, and haven’t enjoyed any of it because of the stress I have put on myself.

Enough of that!!

Time to enjoy this day… Enjoy this Season….

Because I am not promised another one! ;)

Make each day count!!  That is something I don’t remember enough.

So from the bottom of my heart,

Thank you Amy!!

I'm sure when you made that simple statement this morning, you didn’t know it would have such a divine affect on someone but, it did!!

So Thank You, my dear!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy


Now I want to show off my wonderful blog wins from Jeanne.

Check these wonderful goodies out.

I won this fabulous ornies!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

The PO broke the poor little sheep’s head off, but I believe he can be easily fixed, by heating up the wax a bit.  I’ll show him off again when he gets mended and put into place

But I do have the wonderful Spice ornaments on my small twig tree in my dining room.  And I love them in there!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

And check out what she sent me as a bonus!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A strand of wonderful prim lights!!

I have added them to my small tree that sits by my kitchen sink.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Aren’t they just wonderful!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Thank you soooo very much Jeanne!

I loved my win goodies!!


I also have bought me some new goodies since my last post.

Some were purchased when Brett and I went out for our Anniversary.

First off, I found these wonderful Christmas stacking boxes at Crafts & Clutter in West Frankfort.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy 

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Then at The Olde’ Homestead in Mt. Vernon, I picked these up…

Penny Rug Stocking with Prim Snowman inside.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I have him hanging in my hall.

Check out his adorable face!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I also got these two adorable sheep ornies.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I have these on my foyer tree.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

We recently got a TJ Maxx in Carbondale and I finally made it over there.

Things were pretty much picked over but I did find this cute prim snowman there.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Yes, I know, he is cutesy prim.

But I couldn’t help it…. he was calling out to me to take him home!! :)

Oh, I almost forgot…

I also got this little prim tree over in West Frankfort that day.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I think it looks really good on my dining room cupboard.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

And I got these two wood bowls at the Old Time Pottery Shop.

I'm not sure if I am going to leave them as is or repaint them.

I tried staining one of them, but I am not sure if I like it.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

The right hand side bowl is the one I rubbed stained on.

It does look better than before, but I still don’t know if it is Prim enough for me.

Oh, decisions, decisions!!  ;)

And while we are in my dining room I want to show off the little prim sifter tree I have sitting on my Bakers Cabinet.

I made this last year after getting the idea from one of my JSPF.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

And here is a shot of the simple prim wreath Mom made for my cabinet.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Wednesday, my ornies from the swap I took part in over at the Prim Pals Forum came in.

Oh, WOW!!

All of these wonderful ladies did an amazing job.

Here, let me show you.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

We were asked to wrap our ornies to further the surprise.

And Yes, it worked!! :)

So I grabbed one and started opening them with such excitement.

Stopping only long enough to snap their photo for all of you.

Here they are in the order that I opened them…

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Thank you so very much ladies!!

I Love all my new ornies!!

And I guess one of the ladies decided not to join in, because one of my ornies came back with the ones above.

So I opened it to show you all what I made.

Here is what I sent everyone.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Now to the end the post, I will show you some photos of my Master Bathroom all decorated for Christmas.

I love how I have the tree decorated in here, it turned out really prim this year.

Well, I at least I think it did. :)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Here is a photo of the Master Bathroom last year….


A Primitive Place ~Tammy

~Looks Much Better This Year!!~

Please know….

My walls in here are a Warm Mustard color.

Not bright Gold.  I don’t know why in every photo I can’t get the true wall color to show up.



And don’t forget my giveaway ends Sunday night.

I will announce the winner Monday.

So, if you haven’t signed up, click HERE to pop right over and do so.

Here is what I am giving away.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

And be sure to check out my last few blog posts for new Christmas backgrounds.


Have a fabulous weekend Everyone!!

Until Next Time….

Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings to you All!!



dee begg said...

Love all your decorating. And the ornies are really lovely that you swapped for. I did read Amy's blog post and now that you mentioned it, we do all need to slow down and think about what is important to us.

Have a great weekend.


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Tammy I love all the goodies you got especially that cat and I love the one you that prim little your bathroom and love all your christmas know how to decorate..might have to get mine out this weekend.;) thanks for sharing your photos..they are wonderful inspiration..and love!! what Amy said..and I need to take it down a notch that is for sure..but I feel if I do something doesn't get done..because the men folk never help..have a great weekend.:)

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tam, everything looks great!! Now come over & do mine for me? LOL.. Love the ornies from your swap too! OLM

cottageprims said...

Tam~ I'm so glad I was able to make you think and lift your spirits.That's what is so wonderful about blogging you can find kindred spirits and they are there when you need that little hug.Love that little peg rack in the bathroom.Love the neutral tone of it.Sweetie you take some you time and enjoy your weekend.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Tammy, your life sounds as crazy as mine. I needed Amy's comment as well, I get way too busy trying to get everything done, as if everything ever gets done anyway.8-)
Love all your decorations!! Hope you have a great stress free week-end.8-)

Tolentreasures said...

Love all of your decorating. Great statement to think about! Thanks for sharing.


Tolentreasures said...

Love all of your decorating. Great statement to think about! Thanks for sharing.


Tolentreasures said...

Love all of your decorating. Great statement to think about! Thanks for sharing.


Tolentreasures said...

Love all of your decorating. Great statement to think about! Thanks for sharing.


renee said...

Hi Tammy! I HOPE this will work! Most times it won't allow me here at all! I think you have done a wonderful job with your home! Thank you for visiting me at my blog! I hope you will have a good weekend.

Vicky said...

I love all of the decor, Tammy! And Amy is SOOOO right?! Sometimes just hard for us to stop but worth it when we do! Hope you're slowing're putting me to shame!!

Connie said...

Tammy, I love your decorating and all the wonderful ornies you received. Your picture are so delightful to see and makes me feel warm and cozy all over.

I notice the cities you mentioned in your area. I was born in Southern Illinois in a small town called Eldorado. Its in the south eastern area at the bottom of the state. Its 8 miles from Harrisburg. I had friends who lived in West Frankfort but this was way before you were even born. LOL It was just nice to see someone in blogland from my own state.

flags said...

I noticed your little wooden clothes hangers hanging on the peg rack. Where did you get those? I'm looking for a couple of them. Thanks.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Sharon,
I have picked them up at antique stores through the years.
You can usually find them real cheap.
I don't think I have ever gave more than 2 or 3 dollars for one.

Hope that helps.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Tammy, I love what you made for the ornie swap. It's really prim.
Your bathroom tree is great. I love the orange slices. The little sheep are also nice. I think everything is prim perfect.

busybee said...

love that quote! i need to hear that too! :) all of the new things look great! you & i are always shopping in the same places! we live so close! :)

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Good morning Tammy - what a fun post. I always love coming here and seeing all you do.
Your home is always so warm and welcoming. Your Christmas decorating is beautiful.

You got some great goodies when shopping...I'm partial to the stacking boxes...really cute...and there's nothing wrong with that cute little snowman being cutsy...we need some of that to make us giggle.

Love your ornaments from the swap!!!!


Mindy said...

Wow, you have been a busy girl! Everything looks great! Love the ornies and your little trees! You are so right about Amy's post. I guess we are just always trying so hard to make everything perfect that we sometimes lose sight of things.

Debbie said...

I loved seeing all your decorations. It inspires me to start digging out my things here. I tend to let the situation get me down but I love Christmas and all it means.

One of these days I may have to ride on over to your neck of the woods! :)

Hope you have a great weekend,

Debbie K

Tonya said...

Hi Tammy,

Just wanted to say I love that you have decorated trees all over the house. I'm trying to do that this year and it's hard to come up with ideas for ornies. Thanks for the inspiration!

BTW, I snagged one of your backgrounds for my blog too and it worked like a charm.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Bittersweetfolkart said...

I really enjoyed seeing all the pics ..thanks for sharing
love the twig tree !!

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

WOW!!!! Look at all that eye candy!!! So Pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Carmen and the Primcats

Angie Berry said...

I think we all need to be reminded of those two sentences all year long! I know I do. It sure relieves pressure that we put on ourselves, more so than other people put on us. Thank you Amy!!

Those spice balls are adorable and look wonderful on your twig tree! I didn't think about putting lights on my little twig tree. Yours looks cute!

All the goodies you purchased are lovely, love those little sheep ornies! I buy cutesy prim also thinking I can prim them up some more, sometimes it just doesn't work out too well. Haha! Maybe you could try sanding the bowls down some? Maybe that would tone it down for you. But if you didn't like it, then you would have to re-paint it.

Wow, look at all those lovely ornies! What fun it was to open them all, I'm sure!

You have some neat displays in your master bathroom, love the tree!