Sunday, April 28, 2013

Yard Sale Goodies – And – Some Changes

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

WOW!

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.

Hopefully!

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.

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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.

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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.

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

YAY!

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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…

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A small lot of true old doll clothes.

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Check out the early blue and maroon calico fabric.

Love it!

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An old small child's toy ironing board.

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Yellow coverlet tablecloth with matching napkins, for resale.

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A vintage crock.

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

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A vintage bed tray.

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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.

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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.

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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,

Tammy

Prom 2013

Hello Everyone!

I am going to try to make it back online today with another post.

So much going on lately.

Quite a bit to share with all of you.

But I wanted to jump on and post these photos of my daughter real quick.

Last night was her Senior Prom.

My sister asked me to load them onto FB, but something is screwy with that site right now and wont let me load photos

So, I thought I would try it this way instead.

APP ~Tammy

Oh, isn’t she beautiful!!!

She looked simply gorgeous last night.

APP ~ Tammy

APP ~Tammy

Now onto graduation in a couple of weeks!!!

Talk Soon,

Tammy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Front Door And First Yard Sale Of The Season Finds

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Last week, I decided to go ahead and paint the front door white.

It does stand out a lot more now.

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I did have plans to replace the front door with one that had rounded glass.

But now that we have decided to sell again, I’m going to leave that for the new owners.

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BEFORE:

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I hate to admit it but I still can’t decide which way I want it.

I truthfully like them both.

 

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Above photo I took the other day, then noticed, I forgot to move my boxes back into place.

 

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I still need to get outside and give my porch posts a fresh coat of paint.

Hopefully, soon I can knock that off my list of to-do’s.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I went to my first yard sales of the season this past weekend.

There really wasn’t many sales but I was able to hit two on Friday and one on Saturday.

Most of the things I bought were Kelsey, more details about that soon.

But I was able to find these goodies at one sale….

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Two ironstone platters.

Small brown and white plate.

Old wooden brush.

Small white basket.

Yardage of old lace on card.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I put my platters and small basket in the breakfast nook cabinet.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Oh, before I forget again…

A couple of weeks ago I found this adorable old planter at GW and had to bring it home with me.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I hung the brush in the dining with another one from my collection.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

At another sale, I found a small white wicker trash can, which I forgot to take photo of.

And this wonderful wicker hamper on rollers for $3 bucks.

Perfect for the kids bathroom.

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All in all not a bad haul for the chilly weekend.

Especially when there are some weekends I don’t find a thing!

I was thrilled with my goodies. :)

 

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Take Care and Talk Soon,

Tammy