Thursday, April 30, 2009

BaSkETs To ShARe...

This was a project from yesterday, but I wanted y'all to see it. As I have been cleaning out, I have found baskets and baskets and more baskets! Didn't want to pack them away any longer and this is what I came up with. It turned out so much better than I thought that it would. I hung it in my kitchen over my hutch. I cut the board 9 feet, yep 9 feet long to fit the wall! I wrapped the ends in wire and hung it from swivel hooks. It's kinda hard to see, but the effect is fabulous.

More tweaking pics coming tomorrow....gotta watch Private Practice. LOL!!

Hugs, hugs and more hugs,


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MY NeW SpOOn RAcK.....


It was beautiful today in K-ville and I got SOOO much done. It is so rewarding to me when I can get most of my LIST accomplished for that day. Not much left for today at all.

I wanted to share my new spoon/bowl rack with y'all! I made mine a little larger (than the one on my web site) to accomodate some of my cutting boards. Love, love, love the way it turned out in the black antiqued finish.

After putting up my new spoon rack, I started "Tweaking" a few things in my house. Boy, is that like a chain reaction or what? Went as far as filling in nail holes and touched up some paint. I'll be posting pics of some of my latest projects soon.

Gonna clean the slate on my fireplace before I go to bed, so I should run..........



Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Here are a few more goodies going to the Antique Marketplace Booth tomorrow! The spoon/bowl rack is sooooooooooo nice in person, as is the stove cover.

All Done!!

Stove cover is gorgeous!

Wall Desk... Neat details...

This is a really unique piece....a wall mounted desk! It's probably not real old, but it is different. Wish I had somewhere to put it, but I don't at the it's gotta go............

Burgandy Table Bench...

First time that I've painted a table bench this color in this size. It really turned out nice.

Burgandy Scoop Shelf is 24 inches.....

Working on some new fabric goodies...I'll try to show those tomorrow!

Until next time.

Monday, April 27, 2009

WeB SiTe FeAtuRed ItEM

This weeks featured 50% off item on my web site is:

Primitive Settler's Pillows
Only $7.99 for the set of Two.
You can find them here:

Be back soon.




I took a few things to the Marketplace today and wanted to share!

Prim Swan.........
Muslin Pillow with Appliqued Star...

Prim Sign..............

Keeping Room Sign.....

Prim Angel Wreath.........

Vintage? Sewing Cabinet with 6 drawers......
I picked up some BriWax while I was there! I want to use it on some of my bigger wood pieces. Hopefully, I can show those later today!!
Until later.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

LooKiE wHaT I MAdE ToDaY!!

Just a quick post to show y'all what I made today....I'll paint them tomorrow and post pics of the finished pieces then!!

Love how this Bowl/spoon rack turned out. I'm going to add screen to the back after it's painted.....

Dough board, custom fit for my stove...

So excited to make some bigger pieces! Be back soon.


Sunday, April 19, 2009


Time seems to fly by for me these days. I thought once I got my taxes done, I would have more time to sew and craft. But, nowadays, I have so much on my plate that I have to just stop sometimes and make myself do something fun. Yesterday was one of those days! We got up somewhat early to go out for breakfast, then over to Wilson Tire Shop/Down Home Country to get the tires balanced on Bill's car, then off to Walnut Cove to take a special order and a few goodies for my booth there. We were done with all that by 10:00! Then back home for yard work and after lunch, a family Birthday Party for Alex. ( He was 5 on April 15th). Whew! What a full day we had! Am is supposed to send me some pics. The kids are so cute and I can't wait to post them for y'all to see.
Today will be a whole different story. We went to breakfast this morning, but I think all in all, it will be a lazy day for us. At least it will be for me....
I did want to tell y'all that I may not send out an email to everyone that makes a comment or sends me an entry in my contest, but rest assured you are entered each and everytime! The response so far this month has been more than I could hope for! So exciting to see the entries increase month by month! Thanks so much for participating!
A few Web Site Happenenings....

New on my web site! Fabulous Spice Scent!

Dusting Cap is offered in 2 choices now. The Tea Dyed Dusting Cap is so Prim and my personal favorite!! Homespun and Calico coming soon!

Several folks have requested these back on my web site. So, here they can choose from these sayings or I'll do your custom request and color.

This is also back on my site for awhile. I was surprised at the folks that wanted it after I had decided to discontinue it. This one could also be done in your choice of sayings...........not just the one shown.

Well, that's about it for now..................
Until next time.
Hugs and Blessings,

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NEw FoR ToDaY!

Hi Y'all!
Can y'all believe that it's already Wednesday ? Another week almost over.....but, I'm calling this good news Wednesday!!
First , Cait has found a part-time job! Yipee! It's not her dream job, but it IS something. And second, Bill's test results came in the mail today and everything is normal. His doctor was even pleased with the good news! What a relief! My prayers were answered....he is on some high powered antibiotics, but I think he's definately on the right track.
In other news today....We all went to the Marketplace today, but we didn't re-do the booth. It's not a 15 minute project and I think we're all short on time this week. There's so much to do and we need to look around for some display pieces. I'm personally not crazy about the "craft show" look and would love to make it more "homey looking". There's a few ideas floating around in my head.....we'll see.
We also marked down some items .....mostly Easter and Spring, but a few other things as well. If you're near by, check it out. We'd love for you to come by and see us. We had a drawing today for a free Spring pillow and we plan on other giveaways in the weeks to come.

This was new on my web site today. This little dough board is so cute. I have a couple scattered around my house and I love them.

Small size dough board.....

I've had several special orders lately and here are a few.....

I Love this set of table benches. These will be offered on my site soon.

Special order sign...

Rusty tin Gathering will be coming soon to my site. Basket Gatherings that will be on my site sometime tomorrow.....

Check out my site soon! As I am always adding new goodies! The featured item this week is:


That's about it for now!



Monday, April 13, 2009

aLL DoNE!!

I hope that everyone had a nice Easter holiday!!

Well, it's Monday night the 13th of April, not quite 10:00 and I am all done with my taxes!! Signed, sealed and delivered!! What a relief! I usually don't have them ready until the 15th. Many times we are in line at the post office at or near midnight. Doing my taxes is one of the few things that I really, really, really procrastinate about. And I always promise to do better next year, but............

I had a really busy day and I am pooped! Think I'll have a glass of wine and go to bed. Tomorrow I will try to post some of the new things I'm working on. And later in the week, some new things that we're going to do at the Marketplace. We are going to redo the booth this week and change things around a bit.

Be back soon.
Hugs and Blessings,

Friday, April 10, 2009

ShARi's FRiDaY FaVoriTES

Good Friday to all!

Not a lot of time to post this evening, but wanted to share these with y'all.....

One of all-time favorite things..... My Mom saved this little outfit from when I was an infant and many years ago, my brother in law framed it for me in this fabulous shadow box frame. I have always moved this from house to house and never packed it away. I have always loved it and it has a lot of sentimental value to me and it always will.

Another favorite of mine is a picture that was hand drawn by a dear friend of mine when I lived in Hoffman Estates, IL. in the 1980's. Her name was Ina Rohan and she lived in a neighboring city, Downers Grove, maybe. I told her what I wanted in my picture and she drew it....She is the most talented woman that I have personally ever met. Unfortunately, we didn't keep in touch when I moved to Greensboro back in 1991. I heard that she moved to Alexandria, VA with her husband Michael (He was a colonel in the service) and three was Stacy, one was Katy and I don't remember the other one. If by chance anyone has ever heard of these folks...point her in my direction!

Still lots to do for the Holiday weekend, so I'll go for now. Be back soon!




AFTERTHOUGHT.....Today is my Anniversary! 33 years and still together! We didn't do much of anything specal, just went out to dinner. I couldn't think of anything that I wanted , so we didn't exchange "GIFTS", but we are going to do some projects together. After all these years we have shared so many special occasions that I have just about everything I want or need. And now we're to the point that being together is enough for us..............

NEw oN MY WeB SiTe

Just wanted to show what's new today on my web site!

Black doll, table bench and stitchery....

Be back later.



Thursday, April 9, 2009

I woke up this morning and wondered right away if it was going to be a productive day for me or not....Ya never really know about Thursdays, it could go either way. Right away after Bill left for work and I cleaned up the breakfast dishes (yes, I cooked breakfast! He's on medication and needs to eat before he takes it.) I immediately got to work on a couple of orders and realized that I was missing a stencil. So.....I went on a hunt for it! There's several different ones that I use for signs and such, but I try to keep them all on nails in my craft room. Finally, I find the one that I needed and I have a huge mess staring at me! It wasn't on my list for today, but I decided to organize ALL of my stencils. I hammered little nails behind the door and organized every single stencil.....Today's post is about the ones that I didn't want any longer. There's several here and some, but not all have been used. Some are old, some are new, some were bought at craft stores, some were ordered custom and some were purchased from ebay. All still have lots of good in them and I found out recently that 91% alcohol will clean them. I want to sell them all together and will take 16.00 (or best offer) for all. 14 stencils plus the Upper case alphabet (8 individual )and 2 sets of 5 seasonal, mini ones. Prefer Pay Pal and Shipping is extra. Email me if you're interested or have any questions:

That's about it for now.
Hugs and Blessings,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

TrAsH to TrEaSuRe....

Can y'all believe that Wednesday is almost over already??? We have had such a busy week so far. Bill was home all day Monday with me. And yesterday he was scheduled for a couple of tests. We ended up spending hours and hours at the Drs. office . I told him tonight that I think it was a lot harder for me yesterday, cause I was the one waitin around. He was in la la land, so he didn't really care one way or the other. He was fine today and went back to as normal.....(We still don't know what is wrong with him, but he is at least NOT having the pain in his side).
One good thing I did yesterday was read my last three issues of Country Sampler! I never seen to have the time to do much more than look at the pictures, but I actually read the articles that I was interested in. I loved the ones about my friend Karen of KM Primitives and Linda from my Behind My Red Door. They both had so many ideas that my brain has been in a tizzy all day trying to come up with some new ideas for my home.
One of the things that I have been working on is this little table that I found a couple of years ago for $7.50. It has sat in my garage unpainted and unloved for way too long! Finally, I got it antiqued today! One day last week I put the first coat of paint on and wasn't REAL thrilled with it. Then I got busy and forgot about it. One evening I went out to the garage to cut wood and worked on it a little more. It started growing on me...LOL! And today I love it!! It really turned out better than I thought it was going to. I was originally going to paint it black, but the little knobs are black and I didn't want to replace them. Sooo, I decided on this mustardy/goldy color.

This was started last spring....

First coat of paint last week.....

Finally finished today!!!

I still have lots to do this evening, so I'm gonna run for now.....

Until then.

Hugs and Blessings,


Monday, April 6, 2009

ApRil GiVEAwaY and SaTurdAY RoaD TRiP

Hey Y'all!
Happy Monday! I don't know about the rest of y'all, but we had a drastic change in the weather today. It has been so VERY nice here for the past several days, just like SPRING! We woke to pouring rain and howling winds this morning! Seriously thought for a minute that I might be in Kansas! After the 70 plus degrees on Sat. and Sun., the temps are dipping into the 40's or below tonite. One local weather guy even mentioned snow flurries!
But on to other news....
This is the April giveaway over at my web site! A fabulous package with a black basket filled with mini pillows, homespun cat pillow, Cinnabun room spray, grungy tapers, mini stenciled sign and a jar with a homespun cover, filled with rosehips. I think almost anyone would love this to add to their prim collection!!

April Giveaway Package .....

Also over at my web site, you can save 20% on your order thru the 13th of April. Check it out as I will be adding new goodies all this week.

I also wanted to share our little road trip on Sat. Bill wanted to go eat breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Clemmons, which is not too far, but a little farther than we normally go to eat. He thought that we needed to drive his car since it never gets driven anymore. He got a company car several months ago and we really don't drive his car much anymore. I think the Taurus sat in the garage for a full 3 weeks without being moved. ( It actually had tons of sawdust where I have been cutting wood and sanding out there. I'm sure that some little ol man or woman must've wondered what the heck was on the car. At least it gave them something to talk about. Hee Hee!!)

Anyway, after eating breakfast we went to Statesville to get candy. Yes....candy! Not just any ole candy, but Russell Stover Candy! (I don't even know how far it is from our home, but it is a pretty good drive.) One of our favorites is the Pecan Clusters and we bought a box of 36, shaped like eggs !!! YUMMY!! They are such a treat for me!

Outlet Store in Statesville....the sky really was that BLUE on Sat.

Really cute sign out front....
Bag that lists all the stores. Do you see one near you???

We bought enough to get TWO bags this trip. A couple of gifts (won't spoil the surprise just yet)!

and TA DA!!! Our all time favorite!!!!!

It really was a lovely day for us. I say we are so EASY to please these days. We have finally learned to enjoy the simple things and to take a little time to notice the trees, flowers and even the turkeys across the street at our neighbors, but especially each other! After 30+ years it's still nice to spend the day together doing nothing in particular, but taking a drive and buying candy.....

Until next time.

Hugs and Blessings,


Sunday, April 5, 2009



Beautiful weather on this Sunday afternoon in K-ville. The temps are in the high 70's with lots and lots of sunshine! The wind is barely blowing now, but we have had our fair share of gusts in the past few days.

I meant to get these pictures posted yesterday, but we had such a busy day that I never found the time to do it.....anyway here goes

I know it's the wrong time of year, but I couldn't pass up this fabulous reproduction sled that looks as if it were made from old barnwood....

the detail is would be soooo cute with a doll, bear and pillows, don't ya think??? Maybe I'll try that later this week.

A grungy work table that looks as if it were left outside at Grandma's house. I think it will make a great display piece in our booth....maybe with crates stacked on top????

And these are my absolute favorite find on Friday!! I hope to make these into a trash (can) and a recycle container. I just need to cut circles for lids, get clear liners and I'm all set. Would love to have had OLD ones, but the larger size you would need to do that, would be upwards of 300.00! Too much for my I think these will work nicely. Linda from my Behind my Red Door blog ( ) has old ones and they are wonderful. Check out her picture trail and you can see them on picture 29...

It will be several days before I can get to this project, as Hubby is going to have a few tests on Tuesday and he'll be home tomorrow. Normally, I don't get a whole lot accomplished when he's around, but we'll see. I have several orders to work on plus a nice size wholesale order that needs to be shipped soon. I'll post pics when I get the lids made regardless......
More to share soon!
Until then.
Hugs and Blessings,

Friday, April 3, 2009

NeW FoR FriDAY.....

New things taken to the Market Place Booth today! We are over-filling it with Prim Goodies for all our Prim shoppers. If you're in the area, stop by and visit us!

Antique Market Place

6428 Burnt Poplar Road

Greensboro, NC 27409

336 662-0544

I promise you won't be disappointed!

New signs....

Old windows, treenware and cutting boards....

Our sign for the booth..."Handmadens"....

Please come see us!
I'll be back tomorrow with some fabulous treasures that I found today!
Until then.