Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Winner And Some Other Stuff

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful week.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

The weather lately in Southern IL has been gorgeous.

I haven’t turned my air on in days!! WooHoo!!

Don’t you love the days when you open your windows and just enjoy the outdoor breeze.

I may have to turn it back on today though, feeling a little warm.  I'm trying to hold off but I would say that when my daughter gets home from school she will start complaining about being hot. :)

We’ll see.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I would love to tell you that I had a fabulous and exciting birthday yesterday, but….


Didn’t do much of anything except work.

My youngest daughter did buy me a cheesecake for my birthday, though.

That was sooo sweet of her.

I kept telling her that I didn't want her spending her money on me.  But she insisted saying she wanted to.

Brett had to work on my actual B-Day but we did hit a few antique stores the day before.

My Mom has the camera so I will have to wait until later to show you what he bought me while junkin’.

I didn't buy much though because we are saving,  have to fly Kelsey home for Thanksgiving.

(No, she couldn’t get off for Christmas!)  But she does get to home for Thanksgiving, so I'm grateful for that.

Plus Brett and I are planning on going to the Country Living Fair in Sept or Oct.

I've never been before, so I told him a while back, I would love to go for a belated birthday trip.

Keeping my fingers crossed it all works out and I get to go!! :)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

My Mommy made me another fireplace for my birthday!

This one for my bedroom!

I don’t have it decorated the way I want it yet.

I've been so busy, haven’t had much time to play and tweak it.

But these photos will give you an idea.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I’m not loving the shelf above it.

I had it up there before and haven't taken it down.

Here is a BEFORE shot of the wall.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy


A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I LOVE the Fireplace!!

(Thanks so much, Mom!!)

I am struggling with decorating it though.

I’m wanting to keep the decor Colonial and Americana.

And I am  just not sure what to do yet.

First thing, I guess, I need to take everything off, including the shelf and Abe’s picture.

Start with a clean slate!

My mind seems to work better that way.

I would welcome any suggestions on how I should decorate it.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I also want to point out that it is NOT shinny in person.

I couldn't get a good photo!

I am really wanting a Good amateur camera!!

If any of you have suggestions please let me know.  I have no idea what is a Good camera and what isn’t.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I got a wonderful surprise Birthday card in the mail a few days ago.  It was from our dear friend, Linda.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Thank you so much, Linda, for thinking of me!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Humm… Lets see, what else??

Got my hair cut Friday.

Which I always hate doing.

Guess that is why it had been a year or maybe two since I went.  LOL!!

She cut about 10” off my hair!

It really needed done though.

So, here is the new me! :)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I can’t get over how much I look like my sister in the photo.

When I showed it to her, she agreed but said, “I do smile though.”


Sorry, I tried but I felt like an idiot looking into the mirror smiling at myself. Hehee!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy


What else??

I feel like I’m forgetting something??

Oh, the winner of my giveaway!!


A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Okay, I had a total of 80 entries.

Giving two entries to everyone who posted on their sidebar.

Then went to and it chose…..

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

And who was #41 ???

It is…

Trish of Me 2 U Primitives.


Congratulations Trish!!!

Please email me your shipping address and I will get your pillow out to you ASAP.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered.

Be on the lookout for another giveaway coming soon!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me!

Take Care and Talk Soon,

A Primitive Place ~Tammy


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi Tammy! Love the new look! You are beautiful! And I love that fireplace too - I know you will decorate it up nicely - you always do. Hugs and enjoy your day.

Elisha said...

way cute haircut!

LibbiesHome said...

Hi Tammy :) Happy belated birthday!
Love the new hair-do!!
The new fireplace is wonderful - your mom is so talented! The only suggestion I have is maybe a garland across the front. You could do one out of old patriotic postcards clipped to homespun or twine maybe.
I'm with you, I always have to start with nothing there and build it up. It usually takes me quite a few tries...
Oops! Almost forgot to say congratulations to Trish - lucky girl! :) And thank you to you for hosting a fun giveaway, too. :)

Beckyjean said...

Hi Tammy~

Happy Belated Birthday!! Love your new haircut!! Does your mom need another daughter?? I'm a real good girl. Hehe!! Love your new fireplace.

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Jessica said...

Yay for good weather. We are getting some too, it almost feels as if fall wants to come early this year.

Happy belated birthday! :)

I love the fireplace your mom made. It looks really wonderful!

Your haircut looks great! I just trimmed up my daughter's, it was to her behind. Even a little bit chopped off feels good.

Congrats to Trish for winning the flag pillow!

Blessings, Jessica

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Happy Be-lated Birthday to you!!!

LOVE the Hair cut!! looks really good on you~ Young~ goes with you~ cute!!!
( a month ago I went to get my hair trimmed came out with 4 inches gone~ I was kind of freaked out for days looking in the mirror giggles~ but I needed a good trim!!)

Can I borrow you Mom~ need a pretty fireplace mantel like she made~ wonderful job~
I like all the displays but my fav is the first one~

Have fun with it!!!

Dawn Buie said...

Oh GF I so love your hair cut! You are such a beauty!
Love your fireplace and love how you have the flag draped off the side very nice! And NO not just cuz I like Americana either silly lol..I just think it looks good like that! What a great gift from your momma! From what I can see it looks pretty cool in your room! Can't wait for you to get done tweaking so we can see the whole space! Oh and looking forward to seeing what else you got for your B-Day!
Love Dawn

Me 2 U Primitives said...

Yeah for me! I'm thrilled to win your awesome pillow - can't wait to see it - what a surprise.

The new hair cut really looks good on you.

Thanks for a great giveaway.


Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Happy Day after Birthday Tam!
You AND your haircut are adorable!

Thank you for hosting your lovely Giveaway and a big Congrats to Trish for winning...know she will be thrilled!!

Love your new mantle!! I think the best thing (for me, anyway) is to just start with a clean slate!! When I have to redo displays at the shop where I work, it is ALWAYS harder to try to rework something, rather than just start fresh! I seem to get more inspired and creative with a clean slate!!

Take care and have a wonderful day!

~Sara said...

Oh my goodness -you have been busy!! First of all I Love your new haircut, very nice. And the fireplace is just so nice of a gift. I think that I would take everything down and start with a new slate. I usually do better that way. Good luck, I know that it will look just amazing any way you decide. Blessings~ Sara

oldepearprimitives said...

Hi Tam!!!

Happy Belated Birthday! I haven't been able to post comments on any of my blogs so that is why you may not have heard from me in awhile. But I think I fixed it. Love the fireplace!! Maybe some pewter on top? I like it the way it is though.
And how cute are you with your new do!!!!
Love the hair too cute.

And congrats to Trish!!!! You lucky duck. :)


Wicked Faerie Queen said...

I think your hair look adorable. Nice cut. So glad to hear you had a nice birthday. Happy belated Birthday.


TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh Tammy - you are adorable!! Love the new do!! Matches your sweet and perky personality!! Your mom makes fireplaces??? Holy cool!!! I want your mom!!! Does she do this for others too??? That is so, so, cool!! I know you will have it tweaked out just right in no time....But you asked - I'm seeing some kind of bigger colonial or presidential picture above it as a focal point - and then I'd play from there!! And silly, silly, you...41 is nothing to not have fun about!!! It gets worse from there!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (PS - Congratulations Trish!! Lucky you! And thanks, Tam, for hostessing another wonderful giveaway!)

Robyn of Robyns Nest said...

Tammy, the fireplace is amazing, Kathy Schmitz has a new pattern for a 'mantle-scarf', it's a Christmas decoration & it would be lovely on your mantle

Miss Gracie's House said...

That fireplace really does anchor the space...have fun decorating it! Happy (late) Birthday!

The Rusty Nickel said...


Happy Belated birthday!! Yesterday was my birthday too, and I, along with you, didn't do much. The hubs took me out for supper but that was about it. The weather is wonderful here in Northern Iowa too, enjoy it!!


Penny said...

I'm with the others -- love your hair cut -- it looks so cute on you!
Your mom is one talented lady! Love the fireplace and think it looks fabulous in your room. I'm sure you will get it decorated just the way you want it -- starting from a clean slate is always a good way to do it. (Although I must say it doesn't look bad the way you have it!!)
Happy Belated Birthday to you!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!
Love your is very cute.
You will love the Country Living Fair. I've gone to the one here in Ohio for the last 2 is a great show and it's only an hour away from here.

Simply Shelley said...

Well,guess we share the same birthday as mine was yesterday that have a talented mother indeed....I love the way you have it decorated. Here is wishes for a happy belated birthday...blessings

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Tammy
I am so jealous that your going to the Country Living Fair ~ that would be way cool to go to that!!!
Awesome fireplace your mom made for you ~ seeing a larger print or an awesome black framed mirror above it. I'm sure what ever you do will look nice.
Nice hair cut ~ very cute!!!
Congrats to Trish for winning that awesome pillow.
Thanks Tammy for hosting this giveaway!
Prim Blessings

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi Tam, I love the fireplace that your Mom made you for your bedroom. It LOOKS awesome!!!

I also LOVE your haircut. You look GREAT! I am thinking about getting my haircut now!!!!!LOOK what you did, LOL!


*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

~*Happy Belated Birthday*~ Good to be 21 now right?? Your hair looks great hon...that's my professional opinion as a hairstylist for many years. Love the fireplace, I'm struggling with decorating the one in my bedroom too. Glad you'll get your baby home for Thanksgiving at least! Looking forward to the photos of your new goodies ~Kriss~

frontporchprims said...

What a fun birthday!!! I love the fireplace. It makes the room look so different and put together. I would have one in every room if I could. I,d keep the picture of Abe around it somewhere.. It flows well. Have fun at the Country Living Fair. -Steph-

Felicia said...

Wow Tammy, I wish your Mom lived close to me I would get her to make me a fireplace for my shop I love it, makes your bedroom so cozy. I'm not really sure how I would decorate it either. Guess it would be easier with the real thing. I'm sure you will do fine. Happy belated birthday.


Firecracker Kid said...

Holy moly! Ten inches of hair gone! I'll bet it feels better, but it'll grow back, just in case you miss it:-)
Congratulations to the winner!

That's neat your mom building you a fireplace. It looks real nice and prim.


Mary said...

Congrats to Trish! Lucky girl must have rubbed the lucky crow, LOL. And Happy b-day to you Tammy! I love the new do. I'm just waiting for pool season to end and then it's good-bye ponytail here too.

Barb said...

Hi Tammy,
Decorating is not my thing but I think it all looks great!
Your haircut is so cute on you!
Congratulations to Trish.
Happy B-day too better late than never!

The Prim Colonial said...

Love the new fireplace...and your haircut! Enjoy "fussing" with the fireplace and getting it just right! Happy Weekend to you! ~ Beth

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Oh wow Tam, I didn't realize your mom made the fireplace! How awesome is that you lucky girl!! I bet it really makes your room look different. I love how you have it decorated. You've done a wonderful job of keeping it Colonial/Americana.

Your new hair cut is lovely, you are beautiful, girl! Even if you don't smile, hehe. Oh, and I hope you make it to the Country Living Fair, it's only a few weeks away now. I would love to go one of these years!