Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Story Of My Blessed Lamp + Some Other Goodies!

Hi Everyone!

Yes, this Summer is taking it toll on me!

Every day I have all these plans….

Going to finish this, start on that…

Tick Tock Goes the Clock!

And I have no idea where the day went.

I feel like I'm super busy all day long, but nothing to show for it.

I'm blaming it on the fact that I never have any time alone.

Yes, that must be it!!!

It can’t be my fault!!


It has to be the fact that the kids are home…. hubby’s home…. I have to work…

Yes, that has to be it, Right?!


Oh well, there is always tomorrow!! :)

Any who…

I wanted to share something so special that happened to me the other day.

See this lamp…

A Primitive Place ~Tammy


A couple of weeks ago I saw this adorable lamp at Golden Goodies Antique Mall in Carterville, IL.

I can admit it…

It was right before pay day and I was broke!

So, I had to leave it behind.

But Friday (pay day) I decided to head back over there, see if my lamp was there and hopefully find some other goodies.

As I was checking out, handing over my items, the last thing I gave to her (the owner, sorry I don't know her name) was my basket lamp.

She paused and looked at me and said…

“I’m going to bless you with this today.”

I thought for a split second… What? Is she serious?

But I could tell by the expression on her face she was.

So I of course said, “Thank You. That is so nice of you. Thank you so much!”

She started pulling the white tags from the items, then she stopped looked at me and said…

“I don’t do this often with my customers, but God is speaking to me very strongly right now.  And when this happens I try to listen.  He wants me to say, You are special to him.”

(I'm standing there speechless for a second.)

The tears start to roll down my cheeks.

(Yes, I cry whenever I get emotional.)

I thanked her repeatedly and sharing with her that I had been going through some things lately and honestly felt like I was being ignored. I felt alone.

She told me, “You are not alone. That is why he was speaking to me so strongly. He wants you to know you Are Special to Him.”


We chatted a while longer.  And I thanked her again.  I also let her know that God truly did speak through her today, because I really needed to hear those words.


And even though nothing had physically changed in my life from the time I entered her shop to the time I left,

I was different.

The heaviness in my chest was gone.  All the worries that had been swirling in my head over the past couple of days had disappeared.  I was touched by the hand of God inside her shop that day.

I may not be able to physically prove it to anyone, but it was something I Knew without any doubt.

I am trying harder to listen to Gods voice when he whispers to me.  Because I now see how simply being obedient and speaking out when he tells you to can change someone and help them more than one realizes.

She did not know me, did not know what I was feeling, she had no idea how I would react to the statement. 

But she listened and obeyed when God called to her.  And because of this she helped me in more ways than I can express.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Now every time I look at my little lamp, I think of her and the kindness she gave to me on that day.

And I think about how God reached out to me through her, to give me that tiny miracle of reassurance that I am not alone.

So of course, I wanted to share this wonderful True story with all my blogging friends.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I will treasure my little Blessed lamp Always!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Here are some more of the wonderful goodies I picked up on Friday.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Another whisk broom for my collection.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A little prim metal peg rack to continue my ever growing collection.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Hummm, lets see…  Now I have room for 6 more! :)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

This wonderful mug was found at GW.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Above are the items I am keeping for me.

But below are some items I got for my Etsy Shop and my website.

Adorable, vintage, red, child's folding chair.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Antique Brush and Mirror Set.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Old worn primitive knife holder.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Wonderful piece of blue slip design pottery.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy 

Old wire basket (soap holder) with lye soap included.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Antique ladies, long, night gown.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I bought a few more things but I feel like I'm getting carried away with the photos, so I will stop.

But if you are interested in seeing what I have listed new on Etsy click HERE.

I would love to be able to share with you some projects I have gotten finished around here but…

I'm afraid there isn't any yet! :)

I promise I will get my bottom into gear soon!

I think that may be my real problem….

Too much time sitting on my bottom!! LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Take Care and Talk Soon!


Blue / Tan Homespun Tab Top Shower Curtain For Sale Or Swap

Hi Everyone!
I know I've been MIA lately.
I do have some things to share, hopefully later on tonight I will get everything posted.
But I wanted to ask if anyone is interested in a prim shower curtain, before I list it on my website.

It is used but in wonderful condition.
No holes, stains, etc.

Made by Raghu.

Dark navy blue and light tan, tiny check, homespun design, heavy fabric.

Counting the tabs it measures approx. 72 1/2" tall.
Not counting the tabs it measures approx. 68 1/2" tall.
And it is approx. 67" wide.

No plastic liner, just the pretty curtain.

I am asking $12.00 + actual shipping.
Boxed weight is 3 pound rate.
My shipping zip is 62933.
In case you want to calculate what postage would be.
For an example, shipping to California would be Priority Mail $13.20 or Parcel Post $10.69.
The closer you are, the shipping should go down.

*This doesn't have to be used for a shower.  Would also look pretty on a door.

**I would also consider a swap. 

If you are interested in the curtain, just drop me an email.

Thanks so much,

The curtain has been spoken for.
1st reply came from Michelle. We are going to be swapping.
Thanks so much everyone.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fantasy Shopping...Until My Money Tree Blooms ! :)

What do you do when you're broke and bored???

Fantasy Shop, Of course!! :)

Here are some of my choices currently being offered at Etsy.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas In July ~ Remembering Last Year!

Hi Everyone!!
I know I did this type of post last year in July.
But I figured, Well...
I might as well continue the tradition. ;)

Below are some random photos of my home decorated for Christmas last year.

Now lets cool off and start planing far ahead to Christmas Decorating!!
(Unfortunately it will be here B4 we know it!!)

Welcome To My 2010 Christmas Home!

Hope you are feeling a little cooler now just thinking about the Christmas season!! :)

I would love it if any of you would like to make a Christmas in July post too.

Have a wonderful and restful weekend,