Sunday, October 4, 2009

Random Pix

This is one of my favorite primitive antiques! Decorating this for Autumn and Christmas is great fun, since the very weathered primitive wood lends itself to greenery and Fall primitive pumpkins, gourds and vines, etc. The English garden trug is a treasure found at a local antique shop. On the floor beside the cupboard is an old milking stool which I love. It is small and the perfect spot to set seasonal decor. I think I need to hook a small round mat to lay on top of the stool! The 5"x7" crow mat is one of my own designs from about 5 or 6 years ago. The crow has a small black shiny bead eye.
This wall cupboard hangs in my bathroom and is the perfect display spot for part of my yellow ware collection. I LOVE the tiny little bowls. Sorry my picture is a little dark.

This is a small wreath I decorated with a tiny gourd birdhouse and silk flowers. Wreaths are always an enjoyable project.

Well, it is October, so I put out some of my Halloween stuff! This is from a Soft in the Head pattern and was great fun to make. The tie is made of black and taupe striped silk. I just love the little spider dangling from his hat!
I'm still working on my newest rug and slowly making progress. It's hard to accomplish much when you fall asleep every time you sit down in a chair!!! The rug so far is looking good, and I hope to make major progress this week.
My grandchildren came over (with their parents, of course!) for dinner today after church, so we had a lot of fun this afternoon. Jess got a workout playing with Olivia and I read quite a few books to Allison. Kale has four little teeth, so he is enjoying some real food. He weighs 22 lbs now!
It sounds as if there may be a push this week to get some sort of health care legislation passed, so please make some time to call or email your congressmen to let them know how you feel about the proposed changes. The problem is that Mrs. Pelosi does not plan to post the finished bill on the Internet (as promised last spring), so knowing what they are foisting upon the public may be out of the question. I just hope THEY read the bill and really consider the consequences to our economy and all of the taxpayers. I guess this would be a very good time to pray for wisdom for all the legislators!
Have a great week!


  1. It sounds like you had a great weekend with your loved ones.
    I enjoyed looking at your collections. The English garden trug is beautiful!!!
    Forgive me for coveting it. :)
    HUgs~ Birgit

  2. Linda, Your primitive wood shelf is gorgeous. I love attic finish pieces, especially when they are decorated as nicely as yours is. Plain and simple! Love it! I finished my rug hooking kit that you sent me, I will post it soon. I'm very happy with how it turned out. ~Ann

  3. Hi, I found your blog today and you have awesome collections. Your rug hooking work is amazing! I am now a follower. Beautiful pictures...

  4. Thank you, everyone! I do love primitive collections, don't you?

    Birgit ~ English garden trugs are one of my favorites. I've only ever seen one in person, and I had to buy it!

    Ann ~ I went to your blog and looked at the finished kit. Great job!!! I love the way it looks in the frame.

    Lee Hill Prim. ~ Thank you so much for the kind words. Welcome to the blog, and I hope you enjoy your visits!

  5. Your wreath turned out beautiful! All your decorating is awesome. I love garden trugs too. I have one that I've had for 20 yrs. or more. Brought it from a guy who use to go over to England and bring antiques back once a year. the pumpkin head! Too cute!
    Take care,

  6. Thank you, Terry! Trugs do seem to be rare around here. Glad we both found one!!


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