Friday, June 7, 2013

Life Is A Highway…

And The Days Go Zoom Zooming By!!!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


WOW! I cant believe it has been over three weeks since my last post.

So much going on in my life right now, so many changes.

I swear I don’t know where the days go and lately I seem to have very little, to no, free time.

Let’s see, where to start…

Well, I guess the biggest changes are that Hubby and I aren't driving any more.


I hated that job!

Well, it wasn't too bad on nice weather days and with the other company’s we drove for, But…

About a month or so ago the pharmacy we drove for, signed with a new delivery company, let me tell you, and this is No Joke.

The new company was the most Unprofessional, Dishonest place I have ever worked for!!


Any who, Hubby and I are now done.

And for the first time in 26 years, Hubby is only working One Job!


Now you have to understand who Hubs is, well, the truth is, He’s a workaholic!

No kidding, he would never ever admit it, but truth is truth and he is.

He cant stand just doing nothing, which was okay when we were in our 20’s even 30’s, but now were are getting close to our mid-40’s and I am, and have been for awhile, so ready for him to go to one job, come home and just hang out.

Plus we have our grandbaby coming in December, I don't want him to miss out on enjoying the wee-one.

No more coming home from one job and going to another!


Speaking of my Grandbaby, I went with Kelsey a few days ago to her Dr. apt. and got to hear the baby’s heart beat for the 1st time.

Yes, I admit it, my eyes did tear up.

I already love this little one so much.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I had my yard sale and it went over really well.

Felt good to purge so many things, plus it gave me some spending money for our weekend get-away.

I am making progress on trying to clear out the house somewhat.

I had a slight backslide when we went to the Gypsy Caravan in St. Louis a couple of weeks ago.

Hubby and I went up to St. Louis on Sunday Morning and hit some stores near the city.

We stayed the night and met Mom, Dad and Kortney and headed into the Gypsy Caravan Monday to meet up with my Sister and family.

It is an annual thing we have been doing for years.

We had a good time, but it seemed more crowded this year for some reason.

Maybe I was just tired from the busy day before, who knows.

I really didn't buy much at the actual Caravan, just a few items.

I did most my buying the day before.

Above are some of my new finds.

Above: I purchased the measuring spoons and the huge jar at World Market.

This was our first time there (WM) and we went a little Nuts.

Brett loved the store as much as I did, so that always makes shopping more enjoyable.

*I think I’m getting a little ahead of myself.


Here are photos of some of the goodies I came home with, just stacked on the counter before I decided where they should go.

Items found at The Gypsy Caravan, Goodwill, The World Market, The Old Time Pottery Shop, and Target.

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Now back to what can be found at the World Market…

Found this awesome blue jar there. ($19.99)

It is a drink dispenser, but I have it turned around for the display.

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It is sitting on top of my fridge with this wonderful batter bowl I found at The Olde Time Pottery shop. ($7)

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These blue towels came from World Market. (I cant remember the price, I think around $3)

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They are hanging from my stove and in the below photos you can see the big white bowl ($4) found at OTPS and the giant vintage shoo fly cover ($8) one of my few purchases from the GC.

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This wonderful glass dryer rack came from WM. ($15)

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I want one of those giant old ones, but for now this will do just fine.

I have my new vintage white cups found O’ Fallon’s Goodwill displayed on it.

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I love this old ironstone bowl that I bought at the Caravan.

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Little by little, my cupboard is getting fuller. :)

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In my mud room you will see another glass jar, smaller, but still a good find from the OTPS.

Second shelf, glass jar with tin lid. ($7)

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On the top shelf, RHS, is an old blue jar purchased from the GC ($5) and a small repro jar from WM ($1.50).

Next to them are two adorable white ceramic bowls with blue dots, found at Target in there Dollar Section.

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Oh, did you notice the shutter shelf above the cabinet??

* I know, I’m jumping all over the place in this post!!

Bare with me.

I wanted to share this before I forget, a simple little shelf I made from one of the shutters I won from Sherry @ Thrift My House.

Now, I didn't go elaborate on it at all.

All I did was attach a small board to the bottom.

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Painted it all in a white paint and drilled two holes in the corners for hanging.

Poof, little what-not shelf.

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Soon I will share the little table bench I made from the other shutter.

Thank you again, Sherry for the fabulous blog win!


Below is one of my favorite finds.

It did come from the Gypsy Caravan…

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I love this old child's high chair with its worn and chippy mustard yellow paint.

And Hubby just LOVED carrying it around all day! :)

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My last purchase from the Gypsy Caravan was a vintage wood shutter.

Now, I admit it…

I didn't think it out too much before hanging.

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I decided to hang it above my fireplace.

Which I thought looked okay, until Hubby pointed out that it looks like a giant vent up there.

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Oh, Shoot!  I hate it when he’s right.


Now I have to take it down and find somewhere else to put it.

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~ I do have so much more to share about what all has been going on around here, but it is going to have to wait until my next post.

This one is getting a lot longer than I expected.

I will be back soon with more News and More Inexpensive Goodies you can find near you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a fabulous Friday!




Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, good for you girl, that's great news......I sure would have loved to go to your sale, bet I could have found some goodies........I love your finds, lovely blue jar, I adore that high chair, so so cute....also that shutter shelf looks great, nice job......Happy Weekend, Francine.

Rock River Stitches said...

You certainly did find some awesome goodies on your trip!! My daughter is having a baby in December too! It will be her third! Very Excited! Bad thing is she lives 12 hours away from me. Time to make another road trip!


Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Oh my gosh! I laughed about the shutter vent hanging there. A man would see that! Your shutter shelf looks great. Love the blue jars! You found A LOT of great stuff. I love going to World Market and Ol Time Pottery. Sounds like the perfect trip. Have a great weekend!

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Tammy,
My hubby is a workaholic too. He recently retired and went back to work. He is a computer guy and I think he will always want to work(play)on them.
I remember the first time I got to hear my granddaughter's heart beat and my eyes did tear up too. There is nothing greater than being a grandma. I just can't believe that my granddaughter just turned 13 years old.
Love your shoo fly cover and your glass dryer rack. Your kitchen looks great.
Have a great weekend.

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Tammy, my husband is like yours a workaholic, I am so glad your husband quit one job. So excited about your grandbaby, they are such a joy! Love all of your awesome finds, esp. that baby chair. have a great weekend, hugs, Lecia

bettyj said...

I must say out of all your goodies, that high chair is my favorite. Like everything else too. I have been gone for a week and have to get back into blogging too. I see I am losing followers. Got to do better. I bet you were thrilled to hear that heartbeat. How exciting.

Robyn ♥ said...

You got some great finds!
How exciting...a grandbaby?! I didn't know! That's wonderful!!!
Good for hubby! Hope he can continue to relax a little and not feel he has to look for another job.