Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yard Sale Finds, Tweaking, Fall, And Motherly Pride


A Primitive Place ~Tammy


Hello All My Blogging Friends.

I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend.

I actually went to a yard sale Friday!


Do you know, I think, this may be the 1st one all season!


I know, Right??!!

Every year I wait anxiously for YS season to start but never seem to make it to many.

This year was even worse than usual. 

Summer really FLEW BY didn't it?

Any way, on to my finds…

I will start with my favorite.

Look at this fabulous cabinet I got for $25.

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It it a fabulous, primitive, handmade, cabinet.

And look at what it folds out to….

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A desk!

How neat is that!

I guess, it should be called a secretary, huh :)

Wonderful depression glass knobs.

Now, unfortunately, someone in approx. the 1970’s decided to give it a redo.

Why, Oh Why!!!

Adding this, oh so lovely, wallpaper to the front of the lower doors.

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Let me tell you, that stuff was really STUCK on there!

Wait, lets not forget the beautiful contact paper inside the drawers…

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Nothing I couldn't fix though. 

So, I snatched it right up, took it home and got to work.

Luckily for me, the contact paper pulled right out…

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Not so lucky with the lower cabinet, though.  I did eventually pry that horrible paper loose, revealing the awesome original glass front.


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I was going to give it a fresh job, and I still may, but for right now, I just left it as is.

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I really don’t have anywhere for it upstairs, so I decided to use it in the basement family room.


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There is a little cubby hole down there, it is under the fireplace upstairs. 

No, I’m not sure why they dug the basement out that way??

Any way, I was so happy to see the new old cabinet fit perfectly in there!

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I also picked up a few more goodies at the sale.

Like these two small white plates for my collection.

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These are inside my breakfast nook cupboard.

Not bad for .50 cents!

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An old wool blanket,

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A vintage wall pocket, that someone repurposed into a lamp sometime in the past.

I think it would be so cute with a little red and white checked shade, Don't You?? :)

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A couple old linens and a pair of old pillow cases…

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An old covered bowl…

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An old Bible, which she gave to me.

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An Annalee sheep. 

I don't really collect Annalee but thought it was cute, so, home it came.


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And lastly, a Huge piece of vintage red fabric.

Now, it is Not this Funky Red color that the flash is making it appear.

I don't know why every photo I took of it turned out this way!? :(

It is just normal bright red, perfect for Santa coats. ;)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy Not a bad haul for one sale, if I do say so myself. Heehee!

While I am showing off goodies, thought I would share the little crock bowl I picked up last week at a local antique store.

It is such a cute little thing.

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I recently did a little tweaking to my fireplace.

I moved the crocks from the top of the fireplace down to the ledge and changed the mantel out to this…

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I really like the neutral coloring of it now.

Here are some more photos for ya and yes, all have been played with @  :)

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I also did a little tweaking at the foot of the stairs in the basement.

This is your view when you come walking down the stairs.

I did keep one of the walls down here mustard yellow.

It is the largest wall and I thought I needed to keep a little color.  So, I left it and have added white accent pieces to pull the white over.


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Here is the very last of my Fall 2012 decorating inside.  Just a few photos I didn't get around to sharing in my previous post.

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Last but certainly not least!!!

Recently my youngest daughter was asked to design the “Senior Girls” T-Shirt.

Last year she won a design contest on another shirt design.

Not time for that one to come out though.  It is for the PINK OUT basketball game later in the year.

I will be sure to share when it comes in.

Anyway, onto this one.

Here is the design she came up with.

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On the back is the signature of all the senior boy football players.

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Didn’t she do an Amazing Job!!!


Way to go, baby!


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Well, It’s almost time for Brett to get home and for the Steelers to play, so I guess I need to head off and get a few things finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me.

Until Next Time…

Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings To You All,



prims by olde lady morgan said...

Now that is what I call a great yard sale! Awesome finds!!! Love your daughter's design, yes she did a awesome job! LOVE IT! OLM

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Love your cupboard! it looks perfect where you put it. Your daughter has talent!!

WoolenSails said...

Lots of great finds and I love the desk and how it fits in the cubby, great space saver.


Tiff said...

Awesome pictures and finds! I am in love with that secretary, what a find. And then for it to fit in that space perfectly, it was meant to be yours!
Love your collection of egg baskets too, your mantle looks great.


Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, lucky gal finding all those goodies yardsaling, way to go. That desk is adorable after your fix up, so cute. Everything looks so good after your tweaking, always does. Your daughter sure has talent, thats great. Blessings Francine.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Sweeeeet find, Girlfriend. And it looks PERFECT in that little cubby area (for some reason, I love little cutouts and cubbys in homes.....) Your fall decor photos are gorgeous as I'm missing not being able to decorate..... Love your daughter's t design. Yikes - that girl's got some talent! ;o) Have a great new week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Primsue said...

Wonderful yard sale finds. The cupboard looks great in the basement nook. Love the mantle redo and fall decor. What a talented daughter- she did a great job on the shirt.

Earlene said...

That is a great find and looks adorable where you set it...your white cupboard.
Congrats to your lovely daughter.

Anna Hanley said...

Hi Tammy, Awesome, awesome and awesome again! That cabinet is great and it fits perfecty! What great finds and beautful fall theme. Blessings, Anna

Unknown said...

Awesome blog. I wish I could find the finds you find. :) I love the way your house is decorated too.

Congrats to your daughter! She did an awesome job. Very impressed. :)

God bless and keep you,

Kendra said...

I love, love, love the cabinet and the old, old Bible. I can't believe how perfectly the cabinet fit in that little cubby!

I have to say I am not surprised about your daughter being chosen to do the T's, she seems to have a gift like her mother :)


My Colonial Home said...

Morning Tammy - Your find is just perfect - like it was meant for that spot in the basement. And it's WHITE...just perfect for your new found color!
Congratulations on your daughters design...way to go.
All your decorating is just lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

Robyn ♥ said...

Wow, what a great secretary desk! It looks perfect in that cubby!
You surely made up for not going to any yard sales over the summer, those are some great finds!
Great design on the t-shirts! Great vision!!

The Farmers Daughter said...

What great finds! That cabinet was a steal! Your home is looking sooooooooo GOOD!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh I wish I would find awesome goodies at a yard sale like you got. Lucky you and that cabinet ~ love it and such a perfect fit too.
Love all the touches of fall!
Congrats to your daughter ~ wonderful job!!!
Prim Blessings

Theresa said...

Love all your new finds Tam. :0)

Unknown said...

Wow, that's a perfect fit for the secretary. You sure did well with your finds. I haven't gone to a single garage sale all year. :(

Old Red Barn said...

That cupboard is definitely a great find and it fits perfectly in that 'strange' hole in your basement ;-). Love what you did with all the baskets on your fireplace mantel. And wow your Fall pictures look like paintings.


*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

What fun finds! Love the corn on your mantel.Congrats to your daughter too!! ~Kriss~

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Hey Tammy,

First of fall, I love all your fall decorating! It looks great!

And wow what a yard sale! I LOVE that cabinet! It fits perfectly in that little cubby! I'll be looking for a small cabinet for my foyer near the staircase after it's done. Hope I'm as lucky!

Love that little white crock bowl too!

Your daughter did a great job on the T-shirt! She is creative....sounds like someone else I know! :)


Allison said...

You found some great deals at that garage sale!!! I love your fall decorating pics. Wow what an amazing T-shirt your daughter designed.

GennieG said...

What a score with that old cabinet! I love it, it's so one of a kind. Love all the other things you got too. I love yard sale-ing. You did great on that one with all your finds.