Thursday, April 14, 2011

Congratulations to Sandi!

Tonight my random number generator - named Daniel - chose a number and Sandi, you were the lucky number that he chose. 

I have sent you an email and I will need your mailing address to send out this redo to you. 
Thanks to all that commented on the post for a chance at winning this sampler/cutting board combo.

Have a great weekend.  I'll be sitting outside for a minimum of 7 baseball games - if you are warm, think of me - I'll be freezing!  ~Ann

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Swap From Misi

This is the post for my Swap that I did with Tammy from A Primitive Place - the swap was "So you/So me" My swap partner was Misi from 1890 Gable House Musings.

My mail lady arrived on Saturday just as we were leaving for a baseball game and she was delivering my swap package from Misi.  No fair!  I put the package in the garage and went on about my Mom duties.  Good thing our son's team won the game!  Otherwise I might have been a little upset.
As you can see Shadow a.k.a. Graby was very interested in the box as well.  You can't smell the package, but oh, wow!  Just the smell of the box was tantalizing. 

I unloaded the box and found these wonderful fabric covered boxes, a neat feather, prim envelopes and hang tags.

Inside the boxes were some perfect prim treasures.  Misi's wax fruit was the source of the spicy smells.  They are simply beautiful.  Each one is so detailed.  The strawberry has green burlap as the hull and the skin is full of indentations to represent the seeds.  All the pieces of fruit are dusted with spices.  The colors on these are just perfect.  If you are looking for a gift for someone (or yourself!) I would highly recommend these.  WOW!

I love these little basketweave frames.  Misi combined the So you/So me theme of this swap, using my love of basket weaving with her love of portraits, she hand cut these profiles and made these little magnets.  They have a new home on my fridge.  ( I need a black fridge to go with these rather than a white one......)

The bird nest with moss and a gourd egg found a home on my bread box.  I just finished this breadbox redo - paint and briwax.  It holds all of our coffee making supplies. 

The fabric covered box with George's picture is in my corner cupboard in the dining room. I think I will use it as a storage box for my prim/silicone light bulbs.

The wax fruit fits perfectly in a wooden bowl that I have and looks well with my Easter Bunny.
Misi made a cute little ditty bag from blue reproduction fabric.  I knew right away it would go on the peg rack in my bedroom. 

The 2 other fabric covered boxes are sitting on the end of the church pew in our bedroom.  I have a lot of blue in this room and these boxes fit in perfectly.

I used the twine that Misi wrapped my goodies in to wrap the grungy/prim envelopes and I placed them with the feather pen on my Great-Grandfather's writing desk.  They look super with the tin candle holder I have.

A couple of other items Misi included were 2 blackened beeswax ornies and some gorgeous felted wool to use in rug hooking.  You can see these items in the photos above in the grouping.  I can't wait to cut the wool and use it in a project.  I'm thinking of a flower mat of some sort. 

I have to share with you all what a small world it really is.  I live in NW Ohio, but grew up in a little town in rural upstate NY.  Misi lives in Western NY.  I shared with Misi that I grew up in NY. Her Dad owned a business in the town that I grew up in!  Misi and her family lived in a different town and our paths never crossed, not til now. 

Misi, I'm so thrilled with all my swap items.  Thank you so much for the thought and effort you put into the box you sent me. 


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One for me, One for you and a WooHoo!

One for Me
I spotted this framed cross stitch sampler at a local Goodwill awhile back.  I really liked the houses and alphabet.  The stacked up animals just weren't all that appealing to me so here's what I did...
I took the piece out of the frame, cut it apart, coffee stained it and nailed it to the front of this cutting board.  The cutting board was another GW find.  I painted it maroon, sanded it and applied a coat of Briwax prior to nailing the stitchery on the front.

Haven't found the perfect spot for it yet, it's been hanging here and there around the house until I find a place that it can call home.

One for You
After I finished up my sampler - cutting board piece I decided to make one for you!  I took another sampler that I found at GW and created this redo that I'm going to give away.

To have a chance at winning this 
1. leave a comment on this post
2.  You need to live in the US
3. be a follower of my blog
4. leave some way for me to contact you - either have a blog or leave me your email address.  I will draw out a name next Thursday night, April 14th. 


I found this large Pfaltzgraff Folk Art bowl in an antique shop last week. It does have a small chip under the lip on the left, but I can live with it for the $20.00 I paid for it.  A great addition to my Folk Art collection.

Have a great week.  ~Ann

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring Celebration by PAFA team on Etsy

The PAFA Team at Etsy has been busy, busy, busy preparing new primitive Spring items! It's easy to find the items, simply type in STPAFA in the search field and all the new spring items will pop up, or click HERE to take you there directly. 

One of the 5 new baskets that I listed this morning for the celebration.  You can see the others at Etsy or follow the link on my right side bar to head over to my selling blog, 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets.
Have a Great Weekend