Monday, November 29, 2010

~Winner ~ And New Background With Header


Happy Monday Everyone!!

It is time to announce the winner of these Christmas Boxes.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I went to random.org and set it to pick between 1 and 82.

The total number of entries I received, giving the people who posted about the giveaway 2 chances.

And here is who it picked….

winner

And WHO IS #2???

Well, it is our dear sweet Gina from Cat Nap Inn Primitives.

Congratulations Gina!!

Please email me your information and I will mail your boxes right out.

Also here is a new background and header I put together the other day.

This is the Header…

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If you would like to use it, great.

If you chose not too, that is okay also.

I just wanted to offer it.

All will need to do is click on the photo link below.

This will open it in a separate window.

And it will show the actual sized Header.

(Size: 600 X 300)

Place your cursor over it.

Right click, copy and save to your computer.

You can then use your computers paint program for adding any text you would like.

Click HERE to see the actual sized banner.

If you have any problems, you can also try clicking on the photo above.

Here is the background that matches it.

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<style type="text/css">body {background-image: url("http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh154/tty1970/redgreenhollbg.jpg"); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }</style>

The code is located below the image.

Copy and paste the code into your HTML Gadgets.

The actual background will Not have my watermark.

I know I have said this multiple times before but…

PLEASE NOTE:

I do NOT make any of the graphics.

They are from free graphic sites and blogs, that I have collected over the years.

Most of the graphics in these backgrounds came from Cajoline-Scrap and Granny Art.

To see all the wonderful free graphic sites I follow, please check out the lower, right hand, portion of my blog.

Or click on the list of the blog I follow.

Remember, I am a beginner and most definitely still learning.

You all are Welcome to use these on your blog.

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Congratulations again to Gina!!

And thanks so much to everyone who entered.

Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time, there is always the next one. ;)

Thanks for stopping by.

Take Care ~ Talk Soon,

zTam

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Free Header For The Background Posted Earlier


Hi Everyone!

This is a Free Header that matches the blog background I posted earlier today.

If you would like to use it, great.

If you chose not too, that is okay also.

I just wanted to offer it.

All will need to do is click on the photo link below.

This will open it in a separate window.

And it will show the actual sized Header.

(Size: 600 X 300)

Place your cursor over it.

Right click, copy and save to your computer.

You can then use your computers paint program for adding any text you would like.

Click HERE to see the actual sized banner.

If you have any problems, you can also try clicking on the photo above.

Enjoy,

zTam

More Christmas Decor Photos


Hello Everyone!

Photos of my bedroom, kitchen and breakfast nook coming soon.

I have taken some photos of these rooms but I’m not happy with the way the photos turned out.

To be honest, I’m not happy with the way most of the pictures have turned out lately.

As I stated in a previous post, my camera decided to stop working.

So I have been borrowing my Dad’s.

And well…. I’m having issues with it! :)

So with those three rooms I want to really take my time and try hard to get photos I am happy with before posting.

But here are some random shots of my Mud Room, Laundry Room and 1/2 bath.

Now these rooms are more cutesy prim than simple prim.

But to be honest I ran out of simple prim decorations.

Here is my Mud Room.

When you walk in the back door this is your view.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

This is my more retro, vintage ornament, tree.

I usually display this in the foyer but this year I decided to put it in here.

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A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy 

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

This is Hagrid Claus.

My daughter named him after the lovable Harry Potter character.

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He usually stands just right next to my front door.

But this year with the new furniture and putting my tree in a different spot, I didn't have room for him.

So now he stands guarding the back door.

And Yes, he will scare the #%^& out of you when you come in. LOL!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

If you look to the right you will see into my Very Tiny Laundry Room.

I attempted to decorate it this year.

But to be honest, it is so small there isn’t much one can do.

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A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Then to the left, is my small 1/2 bath.

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Once again, not much space to work with. ;)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Hope you enjoyed the little tour of a few random rooms in my home.

But before I leave, here is the newest Christmas background I put together for all of you.

Simply copy and paste the code below the photo into your HTML Gadget.

The actual background will Not have my watermark.

Click on photo for a larger view.

The actual background should cover your entire screen, like mine.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

 

<style type="text/css">body {background-image: url("http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh154/tty1970/redbrownXMasBG.jpg"); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }</style>

 

I’ll be back soon with my Kitchen and Breakfast Nook photos.

Until Then…

Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings to you All!

zTam

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!!

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Thank you soooo very much Jeanne!

I loved my win goodies!!

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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.

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A Primitive Place ~Tammy

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

Penny Rug Stocking with Prim Snowman inside.

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A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I have him hanging in my hall.

Check out his adorable face!!

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I also got these two adorable sheep ornies.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I have these on my foyer tree.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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….

2009

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~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.

:(

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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.

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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!!

zTam