I follow the blog http://gatheringsiowa.blogspot.com/Gatherings - 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 fromhttp://www.farmfieldprimitives.blogspot.com/ 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