Monday, July 25, 2011

Lots of new Prim Goodies

I follow the blog -  and Wanda has the coolest, best prim stuff!  
I purchased this brown twiggy fall tree from her, looks perfect on my dry sink with an antique basket.
This pumpkin was the main purchase.  I LOVE it.  It's made from an old feed sack and a real pumpkin stem.  One more thing I need to add to my list of collections - feedsacks!  Actually I think I already have quite the collection.  I debated about putting the pumpkin away until I pull out all my Fall items, but just couldn't pack it away, I'm enjoying it now.    

Last Friday my friend Melissa from and I made what is becoming our single annual primitive outing.  We haven't been on a trip since last summer.  The sad thing is we only live about 8 miles apart, but we each have 3 kids and all 6 of them are in various activities that keep us pretty busy.  Maybe if the kids went to the same school district we'd be more on the same schedule...

Melissa gave me my birthday presents,  I LOVE these 
If you need help in knowing who they are....

Frito outside the basket and Shadow (Graby) inside. 

Melissa knows my love of black faced sheep, this cute little redware plate found a new home in my bowl rack.

She also knows my love of baskets - she found this adorable mini crock at a Thrift Store and picked it up for me.  

Melissa as been cooking up a storm lately with her blackened beeswax items.  She made me these 2.  I just love the tombstone angel alphabet plaque.  I hung it on a peg in our downstairs 1/2 bath.  They smell WONDERFUL.  She has several different blackened beeswax items on her selling blog.  If you click the link above to her regular blog, you can get to her selling blog.  She's just made some really neat corn nuggets.
On our shopping trip, we stopped first at our favorite Prim shop - Early American Home in Findlay Ohio.  Barb the owner is super nice.  I found this cute little handmade pillow.  Looks great in my new make-do chair. My unexciting purchases were some Olde Century paints and wool for a rug hooking project I have going. 

After a quick stop at Panera Bread for lunch, we headed to the antique gallery.  Last year on our trip we really scored big on Pfaltzgraff Folk Art that we both use as everyday dishes.  This year we saw only ONE piece - the creamer, which we both already have.  Darn.  
I picked up these neat items...

Someone had been there and cleaned the place out of whisk brooms.  This was the only one we found.  I think I'll stitch a band for it to cover the red plastic stitching.

I found this men's hat for $5.00 and thought it would look good on a hook on our dining room shelf.  

Hope you are staying cool inside this week.  ~Ann


  1. hi, Ann
    you know I love Wanda's goodies~gotta love feed sacks~ Aren't the pumpkins HUGE!LOL~
    Cute kitties from Melissa~ but love the real one's too cute playing with the basket~ looks like around my home~
    sounds like a wonderful outing~ glad you both could get together~

  2. Everything is lovely! A year does seem awfully long to wait for a prim outing, but maybe it makes it all the more special. :) So nice to have a friend who enjoys primitive goods to share it all with!

  3. Hi Ann,
    LOVE your new goodies!!!
    I'll take one of everything. :)


  4. Yes, Wanda's goodies are awesome! I have last years pumpkin and I just snagged the feedsack turkey this year. ADORABLE!!
    I have that basket of yours in the last photo, LOVE IT!!

  5. Wandas shop is really great, just received a large box of primitive goodies I ordered from her recently. Love pumpkins, have been admiring them on her blog. Thanks for sharing your goodies. Vicky

  6. Love all your pictures and goodies..those kitties are cute too! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love all of your new goodies ! Sweet kitties! Hugs,Jen

  8. I love all your things, they are fabulous! Great you got to go out with your friend, they are the best "finds" of all!

  9. Everything looks great! Especially love the pumpkin and kitties(real and fake)!!

  10. Good morning Ann,
    I'm always late but I seem to get around to my friends.

    Isn't it amazing how many hours are in a day, days in a week, and weeks in a year and IT'S ALMOST NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO MEET UP WITH SOMEONE SO CLOSE IN PROXIMITY...same her with some of my friends...I guess it just says that time is short regardless....but I'm happy you finally did get together.

    Love your purchases...nice pillow - love the quilting.

    How adorable are those kitties - real and handmade. Nice gifts!

    P.S. Doug is finally getting to painting my BLANKET CRANE!!!! Yippeeee


  11. I am loving the 1803 basket in the last picture. Do you make those? Maybe a little deeper? I have never seen one like that.
    Love that you are able to meet up with a blog friend! Seems like a dream come true....
    Big hugs,


Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann