Sunday, April 28, 2013

Yard Sale Goodies – And – Some Changes

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


It sure has been a hectic last couple of weeks.

With the school year winding down, work stuff on overload, doing some tweaking and changing around here, and trying to clear out this house as much as possible, I have barely had time to breath!

Now that Prom has past and graduation is only a couple of weeks away, hopefully soon life will calm down.


I have been having fun on the weekends though.

Yard Sale season has begun here in Southern Illinois and I have been lucky enough to come across some wonderful goodies.

Here are some photos of what I came across…

Not last Friday, but the one before that, I was little late getting started.

I only made it to one sale and could've kicked myself.

There is no telling what I missed out on.

Oh well, I will just be grateful for what I did get.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

An old spinning wheel.

This was Filthy when I bought it.

Covered in dead spiders and mud dauber mounds.

But once I got it cleaned up, Wow, what pretty wood.

Yes, it needs put together, which is turning out to be harder than it sounds or what I originally thought.

Not really sure I will ever be able to figure it out, but also not ready to give up on the challenge quite yet. :)

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

An old yarn winder.

I believe it may be a prim homemade item.

Or maybe not.

Either way, I love it!

The little wooden winders do have damage. but I didn't care, it had to come home with me.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

The base is metal and the whole winder has a fabulous old patina to it.

I also picked up the old sewing basket and whisk broom at the same sale.

THIS is my type of Yard Sale!

Now I bet you understand why I wanted to Kick myself for not getting there sooner.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

The next day, wasn't as great, but I did manage to find something's I needed to bring home with me.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Two old blue Ball jars, some old white ironstone, two tiny Santa mugs, a pair of old scissors, and a vintage framed print.

I put my white pieces in the breakfast nook cupboard.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


I’m actually starting to get a pretty good collection going.


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

This past Friday I went to one group of sales that was called a neighborhood sale.

Wish I would've had more time, but unfortunately, I got called out to work.

Here is what I did find…

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A small lot of true old doll clothes.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Check out the early blue and maroon calico fabric.

Love it!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

An old small child's toy ironing board.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Yellow coverlet tablecloth with matching napkins, for resale.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A vintage crock.

Which I am going to try to clean the painting off of.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A vintage bed tray.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

And lastly, this huge, homemade curtain.

You cant tell in the photo because I have it folded but it is enormous and very heavy.

I cant imagine the window this was made for!

It is pretty but I don't have anywhere for it, so I mainly bought it for the fabric.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I wasn’t able to go YS this past Saturday because of Prom.

It was a wet, cold, and icky day, so hopefully there weren't many.

As for the projects I have been working on around here.

First off, I painted my kitchen back to the light brown, like the rest of the house.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I truly love seeing rooms with the white on white on white, but I can not get it to look right in my house.

Maybe I just haven't found the right shade of white for me yet.

Whatever the reason, for now, I decided to put it back to the shade it was.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I did leave the bead board backsplash white.

Which actually shows up better with the warmer walls.

Now if Hubby would just let me fix the darn cabinets! :)

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy 

Another project I have been working on is my bedroom.

I switched curtains with the dining room to lighten it up in here.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I also painted my bed and wall shelf an antique white.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I removed all my Americana decor and replaced it with more farmhouse type items.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy 

I removed my Abe and George framed prints from the side of the bed and replaced them with two of my old mirrors.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy 

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I did leave my fireplace red, simply because I like it that shade. :)

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I moved in my box of old teddy bears from the living room.

I also hung the wreath that I made a few weeks ago.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I took out the dresser I had in here.

I replaced it with only of my tall cabinets from the living room.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I am really liking the lighter look in here.

Much more relaxing now.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Oh, I almost forgot!

I removed the brown long pillow case and made one in white for the bed.

I also removed the other throw pillows and replaced them with a large feed sack pillow I made awhile back.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy



I also have changes to share of the living room, dining room, and family room but those will have to wait for a later post.

I still need to finish up a few more things in those rooms.

Now, it is time to go figure out what to make for supper and hopefully sit down and do nothing the rest of the night.

Wish me luck! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me!

Until next time….

Take Care and Blessings To You All,



Ruby and Arthur said...

Wow! You have been really busy! It looks great, Jean

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, you did find some great goodies out yard sailing,wow!!!!! Love the old winder too, and Iron stone pieces......your home looks wonderful no matter to me, love all your prim decorating.....the bedroom is so beautiful, I would never leave it, :) Blessings Francine.

WoolenSails said...

Lots of great finds and I love the doll dresses. I also love your kitchen and the space savers. We ordered new cabinets so nice to see how other's decorate smaller kitchens.


Dog Trot Farm said...

Good evening Tammy, I would say you hit the "mother load" what fantastic finds!!! Your home is so lovely, thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings, Julie.

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Tammy: Thanks for stopping by Theoldefarmhouse. and leaving a comment. Sweet! I love your wonderful finds and am anxious to see how you use them. Your area has great things for sale; not in CA. Your bedroom is wonderful, love the newly painted bed! I need just one tenth of your energy and would be happy! Hugs, Joy

Raymond Homestead said...

Wow, you really have been busy! Great finds and your kitchen and bedroom look really nice.

Old Time Cindy said...

Okay...I'm tired now. You sure can get a lot done. I like the farmhouse style in the bedroom.
Farmhouse hugs,

Simply Shelley said...

Great post...I love seeing your pictures...thanks for have been busy indeed...blessings

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love white on white on white...I love the whole new look! Dianntha

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love white on white on white...I love the whole new look! Dianntha

Bittersweetfolkart said...

What a lovely home you have Tammy.
Thanks for sharing ~
And great finds at the yard sale those doll dresses !!

Hugs ~

cynthia lee designs said...

I love the farmhouse style...your bedroom looks great in that style. Love your kitchen too. Yard Sales haven't started here yet, but they should next weekend. You found some great things!!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

What wonderful finds but those doll clothes and the winder have stolen my heart too. I like the changes in your bedroom and I think the red on the fireplace looks great in there. I know the current thinking is every room needs a pop of black but my decorating style has always been that every room needs a pop of red!

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Hi tammy
I am so envious of your sale finds especially the ironstone LOL.. Love your bedroom and the bed looks fab painted.. Lighter and brighter your right is so relaxing.. Your sweet panda looks right at home at the end of the bed too.. Hugs Angi X

bettyj said...

You certainly have been busy. Beautiful bedroom and kitchen. I love your ys finds.Hope your week is blessed.

Robyn ♥ said...

I'm going to go take a nap now after reading how busy you've been!! I need a day of your energy, then I can get the little things I want done finally finished.
Looks great as it always does after you tweak!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

WOW - You HAVE been busy - thanks for sharing all your goodies and hard work!
Have a great week Tam!

Jan Baker said...

I am so jealous, the spinning wheel is awesome. Your kitchen looks great. I finally talked my husband into letting me paint ours white. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it comes out all right.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Oh my goodness, I could hang out at your house studying and taking notes for hours and hours. I love- love all the pretty details you have going on. I'd love to go yard sale-ing with you too :)
You found some very cool stuff!

Felicia said...

I'm wanting to do some painting again this year too. Your tweeks look so pretty.


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Boy you really did have alot of projects going on! Everything is looking great and you found some wonderful things at the yard those doll clothes!!


Carmen and the Primcats said...

Love all the new finds! And the kitchen and bedroom look wonderful.

Carmen and the Primcats

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

You have such a great bed. Love the shape. The kitchen looks great. We get so much snow here in Minnesota that I could never do white on white. I need a warmer room. I love the yarn winder too. Don't think I've ever seen one.

Jen said...

Well you sure have been busy! Everything looks so pretty, and I just love the YS finds! Those are great treasures :)
~the olde willow~

Theresa said...

Tammy I just love your have such a wonderful eye for detail.