Friday, June 3, 2011

Finally!! Internet!!


Hello Everyone!!

Oh, what a LONG ten days it has been.

Without my internet, It has been like a part of me is missing. :(

And I have so hated not knowing what all has been going on with all of you.

I have tried to check in with my phone, but I don't get a signal in the house.  So the time I could actually pull it up has been quite lacking.

But now I'm Back!!  Yippee!!

I have so many emails to get caught up on.  So, if you have sent me one within the last ten days and haven't heard back from me, let me apologize.

I will be trying to get back with everyone as soon as I can.

Things have been so hectic around here lately, I guess it has been a sort of good thing that the internet has been down.

One less thing to occupy my time.

My daughter finally finished up this school year.

These last couple of months seemed to DRAG ON and ON!!

Thank God it is time for a break.

My son is trying to get enrolled in summer classes at the local college.  But so many darn hoops to jump through to claim his grant money.

And of course, I haven't been able to find all the needed paper work.

Not to mention it seems that everyone is on Summer hours so when I've had time, they are Closed!

Why do businesses have summer hours??

Makes no sense to me.

Oh, well… I guess I’m babbling a bit.

Just tying to fill everyone in on what all I have been dealing with the past 10 days.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I did have my yard sale last Saturday and it went over okay I guess.

Not as much traffic as I would have liked, but I think it was because it was Memorial Day weekend and people had plans.

We took our annual trip to the Gypsy Caravan in St. Louis and I got a few new goodies.

I will be showing them off in my next post.

Here are some random photos of the caravan.

My oldest niece and my youngest daughter.

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This is my niece that will been graduating from HS Saturday.

So back up to St. Louis we will go to celebrate with her.

My sister checking out one of the booths, I'm sure she will be thrilled I posted a photo of her. :) LOL! (yes, that is sarcasm)

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Just a random shot of the crowd.

It was Crazy! Busiest I've ever seen it.

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Plus Brett and I were able to get away for a short shopping trip the week before.  Photos of those goodies will also be shown shortly.

But at the Olde Time Pottery Shop, I did see these neatest lamp shades.

No, I didn't buy one, but I thought they were so cool!!

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These were made of light weight cotton fabric.

The top one is my favorite.

The bottom one reminds me a silly hat. ;)

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We have gotten some of the construction done on the stairs.

But the lumber yard sent the wrong size bottom steps and we had to reorder.

These wont be in till the middle of June.

They are looking really good so far.

I'm so excited to show off the before and after photos but I'm making myself hold off until the are completely finished.

But I do have one thing I can show you.

I recently order new curtains for my bedroom and repainted the walls.

The curtains are just like the ones in my living room.

I wanted to do this so the front windows matched.

Here are some B4 and After shots for you…

Now on the B4 pictures, there are older shots than others.

I cant find some of the newer ones.

So you notice different bedding and displays depending on when they were taken.

But all of them give you an idea of the difference in the wall color.

 

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(Above) I'm not loving the peg display.  I think the doll is too much.  It looks a little crowded.  I think I may have to do some tweaking with this area.  Because the top of the dresser may have too much on it also.

Hummm.

 

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(Above) I have added another old child's dress to this display since picture was taken.  One of my finds on me and Brett’s shopping trip.

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(Above) I got me another big flag on pole at the gypsy caravan.  I will have to get another picture of it added to the collection.

(Above) I hate that the cords are showing!!

I have to think of something to hide these.

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And now here are just some random AFTER photos.

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Planning on adding a brown woven blanket to the bed to coordinate the long pillow.

Found this case at the Rusty Nail in Salem, IL.

They only had this one left.

I wanted one with a blue stripe, but I think I can pull it all together by adding a brown stripe cover to the bedding.

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I must admit, I do still like the dark brown walls.

But with the new black checked curtains and all the other black in the room, it was too dark.

Now with the lighter walls, all the black accents really Pop.

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Also awhile back I told you all that I hung my primitive candle holder from Tricia, here is a photo of it.

I finally got my curtains ironed and put back in place.

Thanks Mom!! LOL!! I would still be waiting to get around to it.

Also I apologize for the quality of the photograph.

Had to use my IPhone.

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Thank you again, Tricia, for all my wonderful goodies.

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I was also able to finish all my PIF goodies and get them all mailed out.

I’ll let you know what I receive from Jeanne when it arrives.

Also one more reminder that all swap partners emails have been sent.

Please let me know if you didn't get yours.

Also if you haven't done so already, please drop me a quick email to let me know your received it.

I mailed my swap goody package out Monday, so my secret someone should be receiving it any time.

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And I haven't forgot about my Giveaway.

I do apologize for the delay in posting the winner.

Kind of hard to do with out a way of pulling up all the entries. ;)

But without further delay…..

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The winner of my stacking boxes is…..

Brenda, The Rusty Thimble.

 

 

Congratulations Brenda!!

 

 

Please email me your shipping information and I will get your boxes right out to you.

 

Don't be disappointed if you didn't win this time, I will be hosting another giveaway soon!!

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Well, I think that is about it for me today.

I will be back soon with more goodies to share.

Until Next Time…

Take Care and Talk Soon,

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

25 comments:

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Tammy~ OH, the bedroom paint looks wonderful~ really shows off all the pretty displays~ Love the entire room~ Great job!!! Ok, Now can I come over & take a nap~ just looks like so comfy~
smiles
Teresa

Jen said...

Hi Tammy, the new color looks great in your room, and it does make the black pop. I'm tossing around the idea of repainting my bedroom but need to find a color, so we shall see :) I also wanted to tell you thanks so much for my gift from the PIF challenge. :0) so cute and still looking for the right place to put it...that always takes me awhile.
~Blessings~

dee begg said...

Tammy,

I like the lighter wall color too. Congrats to Brenda on her win! Thanks for hosting.

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Beckyjean said...

Hi Tammy~

Love the new paint color. It really makes all your goodies pop. I liked the old color too, but your new color really shows off all your beautiful things.

Congrats to Brenda on the win.

Glad you're back~Becky

bayrayschild said...

Tammy, I agree, Your freshly painted room really shows off all of your treasures. GREAT JOB!
I just love the little sailor outfits!
So glad you got your internet service back. I know how cut off you must have felt.
Can't wait to see more pictures!

Have a good weekend,
Audrey

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Welcome back! The lighter walls really do make things pop - your bedroom looks like a high-end B&B! Congrats to Brenda on a great giveaway win! ~*~Lisa

jennifer768 said...

Tammy your room looks wonderful !I really like how everything pops against the new paint. Your bedroom has always been a favorite of mine. Congrats to Brenda on wining your awesome giveaway.The candle holder from Trish looks good where you put it.Thanks for hosting it.Hugs,Jen

TheRustyThimble said...

I just emailed you Tammy I was just so thrilled to see a post from you I kept looking at all of your wonderful pictures over and over before I read on down and seen that I won wow Thank you so much
Glad you are back online
Brenda

Farmhouse prims said...

Tammy, your house is lovely, just like something out of a prim magazine!!!! It is gorgeous!!! I love those curtains, and they look great!!! I see you got your coverlet!! I love coverets!!! And yours is beautiful!! And congratulations to Brenda for winning your giveaway!! Brenda is a sweetie and thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway. Hugs, Lecia

Gayle said...

The lighter color makes it a whole new room---perfect choice.
Seems I'm always dealing with the cords too. We want it to look as it did in days gone by but wouldn't give up the electricity and gadgets for anything--expecially the internet!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Welcome back Tam!! We've missed you something fierce!! Your bedroom is one incredible place - light colored walls or dark colored - I LOVE it all!! I am especially coveting your wonderful collection of flags and Abe Lincoln photos/prints. Yikes!! Are they genuine - or repros? Either way - they're wonderful!! Congratulations Brenda on your oh-so-lucky win - love these boxes of Tammy's - but, they couldn't have gone to a nicer person. Thanks, Tam, for hostessing this wonderful giveaway - and congratulations again! Smiles & Big Hugs to Both! Robin

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Wow Tammy! It must have taken an hour for you to upload all those pictures! Thanks for sharing! I love the new curtains and the new bed linens!
Oh darn, I didn't win this time, but Congrats to Brenda - she is always so generous she deserves to win!
Glad you are back and have a great weekend!

earlene said...

Tammy I am so glad you are back! Great pictures and your bedroom looks so cozy. Now I want to go back and look at them again.
Your Americana grouping is great too.
Hugs
Earlene

Cyn said...

I love the new wall colors..makes everything "pop"

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Tam... I missed you! Oh, your bedroom looks much brighter now and I love all your old furnitures.
xoxo~Carol

Trace4J said...

WELCOME BACK!! You have been missed. I love your bedroom. All the colors. And your bed is beautiful.
Have a good weekend.
Granny Trace
www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Jennifer said...

Well i actually would get something done if i didnt have the internet for 10 days LMAO! Your rooms look amazing both ways.... !

Becki said...

Aw, the smell of fresh paint! Your bedroom looks wonderful. I like the paint color you have chosen. It does make your black items "pop".

Change is good!

Blessings,
Becki

Mary said...

Welcome back Tam, we missed you while you were gone. Love the new paint color and all the before and after pic's of your bedroom. Thank you for sharing, your room looks so peaceful and inviting...how in the world do you ever want to come out of it?LOL
Congrats to Brenda! Thank you Tammy for hosting another one of your very generous giveaways. Hugs Mary

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Looks great! I have been eyeing those curtains on ebay- I want the lined ones too; love the bench at the foot of the bed!!
Pamela
p.s. glad you're back up and running- we missed ya!

LibbiesHome said...

Hi Tammy,
Love, love, love the bedroom makeover! That lighter color really lets your dressers and shelves stand out and look great! Love the way you have all your patriotic things displayed!
Congratulations to Brenda on the giveaway win! That is a great prize!!

Calico Rabbit said...

Hey Tammy,
Room make over looks GREAT!

I love it! Great job and thanks for sharing!

And to Brenda...WOO HOO to you!

Enjoy those great boxes!

Hugs,
Kerri

tamera-country at heart said...

Tammy,
Love all the transformations to your bedroom. I like the wall color much better too.
Congratulations to Brenda on winning those prim boxes.
Thank you, for hosting such a nice giveaway.
Tamera
Country at heart

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Hey Tammy!! Love the new color in your bedroom, really helps all your goodies pop! Congrats to the Rusty Thimble! Glad to see you back & be back myself too. Have a happy Sunday ~Kriss~

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Tam, what can I say, your bedroom looks amazing. ALL the AFTER pictures are perfect. I LOVE your new curtains!!!
Hugs,Trish