Wednesday, July 20, 2011

GW Finds ~ Decorating ~ And More!

Good evening everyone!

Is it just me or does this Summer seem to be flying by!!!

Last winter I had all of the plans…

Going to finish this, start on that, going to spend every moment I could outside, wasn't going to complain about the heat one time!!

LOL!! Well…

It sure isn't turning out that way.

All the projects I had planned on doing, still not finished.

I have accomplished to start more, though.

Notice I said “start”, because none of them have been finished either.

And the whole, “not going to complain about the heat”…

Okay, that was just stupid to say!!

Because when it is 100 degrees outside with a heat index of 115, you have to complain!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

And then my car breaks down on one of those days, there I am stuck in the middle of nowhere, sweating my bottom off!!   furious

(Thank God, I still had cell service!)

Trust me I was doing more than complaining about the heat on that day!! LOL!!

I was out on a run, an hour and a half away from home, had to call Brett to come get me and then sit and wait.

So now I have to deliver in my daughters car, and its air conditioner went out awhile back. By the time I get back home I look like I jumped into a pool of water.  Heehee!

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I want to say thank you to the followers who have emailed and commented asking about Kelsey.

She is doing good.

They found a nice house to rent.

She was home sick for awhile.   I think most of it was because all she had to do was sit around the house.

But a couple of days ago she found a job and it sounds like something she will enjoy.

Now I look for things to be easier for her.

Getting busy with work and with the college semester starting, she isn't going to have time to be home sick or bored.

I do miss her like CrAzY!!

And hoping she will be able to get off work to come home for Christmas.

I can’t stand the idea of her not being here for that!~

*Not going to worry about that today, though. 

One day at a time!~

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

As I talked about in my previous post.

I have been working away on my new sewing room lately.

I feel like a kid with a new toy!! LOL!!

It still isn't finished.

(Not sure ever will be though!)

But here are some updated photos.

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~Don’t forget to try to ignore the ugly glue covered concrete floors.

No new flooring yet.

And no I still haven't finished painting those darn walls!

Who has time for the boring stuff…right now I'm just enjoying playing.

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No more ugly plastic shelves!!

Found this white bookcase at Target yesterday on clearance.

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A Primitive Place ~Tammy

See that small cabinet with doors?

That is my GW find from the other day.

Here is what it looked like when I bought it…

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I didn't like the color, so I sanded and painted it white.

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Much better!

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I got this mug rack at GW too.

I painted it white and am using it to hang some of my vintage baby clothes.

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A few more GW finds.

This little shelf…

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Here is a closer shot of the display.

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The photo is of me and my sister. (I'm the little one!)

Some antique post cards of my home town and my church.

A spare antique baby shoe.

I stuffed the inside with fabric then sat a little tea light inside on top.


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Got this shelf too.

But it was brown. Nope that wouldn't do… so I changed it to a matching white!

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Perfect for holding some of my jars of buttons.

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Cute Sheep Crock, yes that had to come home with me!

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A wonderful basket to hold some of my old red ticking!

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A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I got a couple of more things at GW that day, but they aren't for my sewing room. And I haven't gotten around to taking their pictures yet.

My room smell so wonderful right now.

I have two tart burners going.

One is hidden behind some photos on a book shelf, but this one looks adorable on my GW cabinet.

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I'm sure a lot of you you are like me and have bunches of tarts stored around.

Well, I used to keep them in drawers and crocks, but while decorating the other day I came up with this idea.

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I love it!

Now they all are in one place and lookin’ pretty!

The jar came from Wal-Mart, I painted the lid.

In the bottom of the jar is brown shredded paper.

The shredded paper is actually what Char's tarts came in when we did a swap awhile back.  I thought it looked so great I placed it in the bottom of the jar.

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I added a shelf above my sewing machine.

I have a collection of Precious Moments, but they have been stored in a cabinet for quite a few years.

Lets face it, pastels don't mix too well with Prim/Colonial.

But now I have a place I can display them.

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I have started with a few of my favorites.

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The Bride and Groom was a gift from some of my friends for my wedding years and years and years ago!

I still treasure it.

The rest of them were bought for me from my Hubs, Brett.

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I'm thinking about putting a long shelf up across the top of the wall for displaying the rest of them.

We have 11 foot ceilings in our basement, so lots of space to fill in here. :)

Okay, I know, I'm going a little NuTs with the photos of this room.  But just a few more random ones to wrap it up.


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(Above)  Still waiting on my white cabinets to replace these. ;)

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I know, I need to paint my TV cabinet white too.

Come over and tell my Hubby that, please!! LOL!

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Don’t miss out on my giveaway going on right now to win the flag pillow shown above.

If you haven’t done so already, CLICK HERE to pop up and enter to win!

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And that wraps up my exhausting short tour of my updated sewing room! :)

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While I have you here…

Check out this wonderful find I got today!

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Gorgeous, Antique, Bubble Glass Picture Frame with Tinted Photograph.

Nice large size, measuring approx. 20” by 14”.

I Love it!!

I currently have it listed in my Etsy Shop.

If you are interested you can view it by Clicking Here.

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Okay, that’s a wrap for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

Until Next Time….

Take Care and Blessings To You All!!



Michele said...

Looks great! Got to love those GW bargains!

Angela said...

Tammy, Love what you have done with your sewing room. Looks great and I love how you are decorating with your accessories. Love the cup rack with all the vintage clothing, and your little old baby shoe, the basket with all the red ticking, just everything is great. Wow you have gotten some good items at goodwill.
Glad to hear your daughter has a job and is settling in. You take care and have fun "playing" in your sewing room.
Thru Nanas Window

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a wonderfully creative place to play in, Tam! Love where you're taking it! So many wonderful treasures and momentos....I love all your GW must be a better scavenger than me ~ or perhaps our GW here just doesn't have the "right stuff..." My favorite thing in your space, tho, has to be that wonderful old chalkboard with the cool is that! Have fun!! I know you will! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

LibbiesHome said...

Hi Tammy - You are inspiring me to get the lead out with my sewing room cleaning! Your room is soooo lovely! You display things so nicely. :)
I think my favorite shelf is the one with the bead board backing. I am drooling over that! Thanks so much for the tour - it was a lovely way to start my day!
P.S. I can't resist cautioning you to take water with you on your deliveries. That kind of heat can be so dangerous!

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Your room is really coming together nicely Tam! So glad to hear that I'm not the only one that has a ton of projects going :o) Great GW finds too. Can't remember if you stitch or not. If you do take a jump over to my blog and check out the free pattern I have there and a link to a free one from Mary of Gettysburg Homestead. we did a tutorial together and each designed a pattern to share. Take a look & enjoy if you do stitch!! ~Kriss~

michelle said...

Everything looks amazing!Love it all!I especially love your tart warmer,never seen one like that!Very cute!Have a wonderful day!big hugs michelle

Ann said...

Hi Tam,

Loved all the photos - I'm never a complainer about too many photos, Love 'em. I did have to laugh that you've started several projects, I'm right there with you. I started on our deck, did the first round with deck cleaner but now have some mildew areas I need a heavier cleaner for. half-way through that project. I have a big order of baskets - halfway through that. I just started a new rug hooking project and I have about 10 cross stitch projects started. Hmm, I have a problem. ~Ann

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

I could live in your sewing/craft room, looks huge. Love all the whites, a softer look for inspiration. At the moment my sewing room is a disaster, I am down to pathways again, time for a make over. Thanks for sharing, love all your new cabinets for storage.

oldecrow said...

Hi Tammy !
Thanks for posting more pics of your sewing room. I have to get my rear in gear and start working on mine. I can't stand being in here anymore and to try to get any work done...... well, it just is not happening.Did you buy your shelf units at Target recently? I'm wondering if they have any at my Target. I have several old ones , but I need lots more.If I can get them on clearance that would be a bonus!
Thanks again for the inspiration!

Lynn said...

Good day,
I love your sewing room. Your displays are adoreable. I love the sheep crock you found at GW. I am a new follower and I am new to the primitive blog world. my blog is
please stop by for a visit

Margie said...

Looks fabulous and you have inspired me to try to get SOMETHING done today !!!


Cheryl said...

Hi Tam love your space it is so nice looks like you have lots of room and you sure found some wonderful goodies! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend try to keep cool its steaming hot here to
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch JOY~!