Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday’s Shopping Trip + More!~

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Yesterday Brett and I decided to head off for an over night shopping trip.  We headed over to St. Mary’s, MO., then across to Fairview Heights for the night.

Here are some of the goodies I purchased on my trip.

Now these are just quick photos, I’ll be sure to show them off better when I find a spot for them.

Also some of this is going to be listed on my website or Etsy shop, as soon as I get time.

First off, let me start with my favorite find.

I found this Amazing, antique coverlet.

No holes, no rips, nothing!!

It does have a slight bit of yellowing around the edges, but that is it.

It was made from three separate sections, sewn together to form one coverlet.

It is a little small for my bed, but it will do for now.

And for the price, I couldn't pass it up.

Anyway, here it is.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I also got…

An antique crock.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

An old wool blanket.  Also in wonderful condition.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A whole bunch of fabric.

I love purchasing fabric from antique stores.

You can find such bargains on it.

Each one of these large, yardage, bundles only cost me $1 to $1.50.

Cant beat that!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A lot of antique doll and baby clothes, for my teddy bears.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Large, old, egg, cake pan or mold.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Vintage wood bowl and some quilt blocks.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Small, lidded, crock.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Wonderful reproduction, box to hang from peg.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

And most of you know, I LOVE flat back cookie cutters and have a large collection of them.

Check out this this large bunny one I found!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

True, old, primitive stuffed cat toy.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

An old mirror.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I did purchase some more items, but they are for an upcoming swap, so I cant show them off right now.


Here are a couple of online purchases I did get in this past week.

Check out this wonderful old coverlet piece I purchased from Michelle on Facebook.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Thank you so much, Michelle!

I love it!!

I also purchased this old child's dress from Lori.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Thank you so much Lori!!

I Love it!!

Last but certainly not least,  just purchased one of Dru's amazing teddy bears.

I only sent payment off Friday, so he hasn't had time to arrive to his new home yet.

I will be sure to show him off again when he does.

But for now, I will use Dru's photo to show you.


Don’t you just Love him!!

I know I do!!

I'm so excited for him to arrive.

I have wanted one of Dru's bears Forever!!

Thank you so much, sweetheart, for making him for me!!

I also wanted to share the new clothes pin bag I just made.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Didn’t it turn out cute!!

I used burlap and old flour sack fabric.

I currently have it listed in my Etsy Shop if you want to check it out.

Well, that is it for me today.

I have been suffering from a terrible headache all day.

I keep trying to push through it, but I think it is time to go lay down and rest.

Until Next Time….

Take Care Everyone!!


Friday, February 25, 2011

This Is So Me ~ This Is So You ~ Swap (Sign Ups Open)

Hi Everyone!!

Well, I have decided to host another swap.

I am calling it….

~ This Is So Me! ~ This Is So You! ~ Swap ~


Here is what I want you to do.

You are required to send 2 items.

Yes, you may send more if you chose, but the two things listed below are required.

I want you to think about yourself.

What one thing comes to mind that You think best describes YOU!

I know most of us have multiple things that do that!~:)

You know, the kind of item you see somewhere and think,

“That is soooo me.”

(Are seeing where I’m going with this?)

*Yep, in your swap goody package, I want you to send one item that you think is a good example of you.

Then for your second required item….

I want you to visit your swap partners blog.

Read through it, look at the photos, the links and other blogs she enjoys.

Then come up with an item You think best describes Her.

Something you think she will just LOVE!!

*Send her one item that you think best describes her.

These two items can be handmade or purchased.


Now, I know that 99.9% of you wonderful ladies always put so much heart and thoughtfulness into your swap packages.

But to the other 0.1% let me say…

Since I am only requiring 2 items, I want you to spend some time really thinking of something wonderful to send.

Something that really reflects you and your partner.

In other words, please don’t just throw a couple of items in a box and call it done.

We all look forward to receiving our goody packages, and it is very disappointing to get one in that was just thrown together.

On the other hand, there is nothing more wonderful then to get a swap in that you can tell your partner really put a lot of thought and heart into what to send.

If you are not willing or able to take the time and the effort in making your swap package special, then please don't join in.


Okay, I’ll now jump down off the soap box and share the Rules to The Swap…


#1 you must be a follower of my blog and have commented at least a few times so I am familiar with who you are.

#2 you must have an active blog of your own. 

#3 your swap package must be at least a $20 value.

#4 You must be committed to mailing out your package on time.  No one likes to wait 2 months for their goody package to arrive.

#5 You must have delivery confirmation on your shipped package and email me the number when you ship it out.

#6 Only send items you would like to receive.  Don’t use this swap to get rid of things you don't like or want.  Because more than likely your partner won’t want them either. ;)

#7 You Must thank your partner when you receive your goodies!

#8 You must live in the USA or Canada.

If you don't want to ship to Canada, you MUST let me know ahead of time. Let me know when you email me your shipping information.
Because I am opening the swap to Canada blogging pals.
Shipping to Canada isnt that much higher than the USA.

~ If you agree to the above rules and would like to join in on the swap, please email me your name and address.

~ PLEASE be sure to include your blog name And blog URL.  This helps me keep track of what blog goes with what name.  Plus it makes it easier when making up the partner list.

I am going to leave the signups open for 1 Week.

I know not very long but I don't want to get overwhelmed.

~The very last day to sign up will be next Friday,  March 4th.

I will spend that weekend setting up the partner list and will try to get them out to everyone the following Monday, March 7th.

You will have One month (and 1 day) to finish up your swap packages.

All goody packages will need to be mailed out no later than,  Friday April 8th.

Yes, you may mail them out earlier, but please no later than April 8th.

I will be adding another linky to the top of my blog for showing off goody packages, when it get closer to that time.

So, when you get them in and make a blog post about them, Link Up.

I think the Linky is a great way to see everyone's goody packages.  And helps us all from missing anyone's post.


I hope you decide to join in!!

I thought this swap would be a fun example of how we see ourselves and how others see us.
Please dont let that scare you off.
LOL!! It is all meant to be Fun!

Talk Soon…


Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Donation To The PAFA Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!!

As some of you may have heard, the Primitive And Folk Artist (PAFA) group on Etsy is going to be having a HUGE Giveaway starting March 1st.

I am one of the lucky members of this group.

Several of us have donated prizes to be given away to one lucky winner!!!

I think the total donations so far is….18 (could be more)!!

It could be You that wins them!!

So head over to the PAFA Blog and sign up to follow!!

Then stop back by March 1st to see all the wonderful donations and enter to win!!

Here is my donation…

A handmade, primitive, clothes pin holder bag.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I made the front out of an old cutter quilt.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

The back in done in a vintage, blue and white, dotted fabric.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Pinned to the front is an old wooden clothes pin.

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The entire bag has been put through an aging process for the wonderful, prim, grubby, appearance.

Prim patches of coordinating old blue fabric have been sewn to the back of worn spots on the quilt.
Don't worry, there are no holes in the bag. ;)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Hope you all like it.

I thought it turned out pretty cute!

Also when you get the time….

Be sure to stop by Etsy  and do search for PAFA to see all the items currently listed by this group.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Talk Soon…


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Check This Out!!

Heather of BitterSweet And Prim & Lori of Make Prim Happen have teamed up for a wonderful Surprise Giveaway!!

The giveaway will remain a surprise until it is received by the winner.

Then the winner must make a blog post showing off what they won!!

What a wonderful and Fun idea!!

So click on the ladies blog names above and head over there to read the rest of the rules.

And of course, follow these 2 wonderful ladies!!


I’ll be back with another blog post soon.

I know, I have been a little lazy with posting this past week.

But the weather has been gorgeous here in Southern IL. so I have been busy with things around here.

Plus, yes, I admit, I have spent a lot of time playing around on Etsy and tweaking my shop.

One last thing before I sign off…

I am also currently hosting a giveaway.

So if you haven't done so already, click HERE to pop over and sign up for my 200 Post Giveaway!!

Here is what I am giving away to one lucky follower.

200 Post Giveaway!

Oh, and before I forget….

To all that joined in on my swap, is there anyone out there that has Not received their goody package?

If so, please email me and let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Until next time…

Take Care….


Thursday, February 17, 2011

My 200th Post Giveaway!!!!

Well, here it is, another milestone met.

After a little over 2 years I have now reached my 200th post.

And to celebrate the occasion, I have decided to have a giveaway!!!

There are only a few simple rules to enter.

#1~ You Must be a follower of my blog.

My giveaways are my way of thanking my followers.

Yes, new followers are welcome to join in.

#2~ You must live in the USA or Canada.

Sorry, but international shipping is just too expensive.

#3~ You must leave a comment on This Blog Post, stating you would like to be entered.

~And that’s it~!!

For a Second Entry…

You may post about my giveaway on your blog or sidebar, but it is Not mandatory to enter.

Just be sure to let me know if you do post about the giveaway, so I can throw your name in twice.

Here is what you have a chance to win!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

This primitive pillow was handmade by me.

I used two different types of antique pillow ticking for the sides.

Sewn to front is a square of Osnaburg fabric.

Then sewn to the top of that is a piece of burlap.

Printed onto the burlap is Abe Lincoln.

The backing is done in new blue homespun fabric.

The pillow measures approx. 12.5” wide by 8” tall.

It has been tea stained for the grubby aged appearance.

Something I want to point out…

When tea staining, the red ticking portion of the pillow did bleed some.

You will notice the sides of the  Osnaburg, have a reddish cast to it from the red ticking below.

I don't think this looks bad, just adds to the prim grubby appearance, IMO.

But I did want to point it out to all of you beforehand.

Here are some additional pictures of the pillow.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Please use this, below, photo for posting on your blog.



Thanks so much for sticking with me through all these 200 posts!!

Giveaway Ends March 3rd at 11:59 pm.

I will announce the winner on March 4th, 2011.

Until Next Time….

Take Care Everyone!!