Sunday, August 31, 2008

Quote for the 1st of September

Until we meet again, Blessings

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Brown Primitive Tree

~Happy Labor Day Weekend to everyone in Blog Land~

This is a tutorial on spray painting those green trees we all have into a primitive brown tree we all want~
It's really simple!
You will need:
1. A tree
2. Newspaper & tape
3. Spray Paint

First you need to bring everything OUTSIDE
Wrap the bottom of the tree in the newspaper and tape it closed. This is a picture of the tree before I painted it, my tree had pine cones on the branches, I cut the pine cones off, and saved them for another project, you could wire the pine cones back on after you paint the tree.

Open your can, shake and start spraying. I hold the bottom of the tree and rotate the tree making sure I spray all over and cover the tree really good, so none of the green is showing. I used almost a whole can of spray paint on these trees. My trees are about 2ft tall, they are the called Tahoe Trees. You could also spray the German Twig Trees, which I am going to try next, I have quite a few of them. These will take quite a few cans of spray paint.

Newspaper wrapped around base

Spray Paint, I bought my spray paint at Michaels, and used my 40% off coupon. The paint is by Design Master. I used "October Brown" also called Milk Chocolate #718

And for the other tree I used "Terra Cotta" #796

And here are the finished trees, I love them spray painted in these colors. I keep mine up year around and put tiny decorations on them according to the time of year it is. I have tiny beeswax candles that I put on with thin wire and I use the tiny seed lights with brown color wire

The tree below has the tiny seed lights, if you look close you can probably see them.

Have fun and start spraying

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday with your families. God Bless our soliders and their families!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Drum Roll Please.....Here are my 7 nominees for this award!!!


I am nominating 7 blogs that are just so wonderful and inspiring. I have loved reading their blogs, they have inspired me to start blogging. I check their blogs at least once a day (who am I kidding I check them a trillion times a day, I'm like a stalker). Pleae stop by and say HI to them!!!!They have probably already been nominated for this and other awards, but I would like to nominate them from my prespective. Thank you!! Till we meet again ~ Blessings

Here are the RULES for this nomination, ENJOY!!!!!

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put Links of those logos on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you've nominated.

1. Quaint and Plain ~ Turkey Hollow Primitives ~ I love her wonderful simple pictures, and her quotes that she writes for us. Her wonderful sense of primitive is so refreshing. Thank you Miss Prudence for blogging!

2. Goldieloo-Woodworks ~ Her love of animals and her compassion to save all those that are abandoned, hurt and forgotton, shows me that she is a wonderful kind hearted soul. And I thank you for loving those that don't have a voice and for being their voice. Keep up the good work!

3. Blond & Blithe ~ Love her honesty. Her writing is so beautifully done. She should be a writer. Keep on writing and we'll keep on reading!!

4. Farmgirl Fare ~ City girl turned farm girl. Love the stories of your farm animals and all the going on's on the farm. Sounds like so much fun!!

5. Primitive Sisters Hidden in the Attic ~ Amazing artist, her and her sister. Love all her work, and the blogging is wonderful. Keep on creating!!!!

6. Chickadee Primitives ~ A Kind hearted soul. Wonderful Artist who is inspired by all things around her. A family person and one who loves her animals. How is Ginger doing? Keep up the good work!!!

7. Dog Patch Primitives ~ To Dwell in Primitive Thymes ~ Love reading your blog and looking at all those great pictures you post. As an animal advocate myself, I am fond of other animal advocates. Keep loving the animals and caring for them. THANKS!!!


Sunday, August 24, 2008



2. Second be sure that the object you spied was indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques. If you smell baby powder and the wonderful aroma of wet diapers then:

This is indeed a baby!

3. Next you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging process. Note: The added slobber should help in future steps by making the "paw slide" easier

4. The 'Paw Slide' simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up

5. Finally if a camera is present you will need to execute the difficult and potential "hug, smile, and lean" so as to achieve the best photo quality.

Dogs, if this is done properly, it will secure you a warm, dry, climate-controlled environment for the rest of your life!

This was sent to me by a very dear friend. Enjoy!
Until we meet again ~ Blessings

Saturday, August 23, 2008


I am so excited, and honored I have received an AWARD. My FIRST ONE, I can't even believe it yet, someone pinch me. Lori at "THE OLDE PRIMITIVE HOUSE" nominated me. Thank you so much Lori you are a sweetheart. I have been seeing lots of awards on other blogs, and now on mine. I'm so new at blogging, but boy do I enjoy it. All my blogging friends, that's what I feel like everyone is, even though we haven't personally met, in some way were all friends. We enjoy the same things, we enjoy each others company, we all love talking and peeking into each others homes, isn't that what friends do.
Stay tuned I will soon nominate this award to my fav blogs, actually there all my favorites, but I can only pick 7. First, I have to learn how to do this the correct way and then I will be off and running. Wish me luck. In the meantime stop by and say HI to Lori at "THE OLDE PRIMITIVE HOUSE"
Again, that you LORI !!!!!
Ouch, who pinched me!!!
Until we meet again~Blessings

Friday, August 22, 2008

Fall Cleaning and Moving Cupboards

I started my fall cleaning, actually I wanted to move some of my big pieces of furniture around, so while I did that I cleaned. This piece is now next to my refrigerator, When we built the house I didn't want a standard cabinet here, so we opted to use old pieces. This is a very early piece with all square nail construction. I would love to have some of my collections in here with the doors open for all to see, but my husband is a clutter nut and saves all kind of papers, and at the end of the day they go to the nearest available spot, and that use to be right here next to the refrigerator where this cupboard is now. The cupboard I had here previously let him do just that. But, I fixed that yesterday I moved that cupboard into the living room and this one to the kitchen. He came home from work yesterday and said OH, where do I put my stuff. I opened the door and said right here, and there is a nail to hang your keys up. I asked him if this was ok with him, he said it doesn't matter, I'm use to the furniture being moved around, nothing is ever where it was yesterday, it's like coming home to a different house every day. Well, I said not everyday, but just about.

And, this is what the inside looks like, the first 2 shelves are his, and the rest hold my large appliances .
Well, back to my fall cleaning and moving. And then, I'm going out to mow the lawn. I won't have time for it tomorrow, I'm going school shopping with my daughter.
Till we meet again, Blessings

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Carol Endres Primitive Trimmer Candle

The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler. I love when you know fall is just around the corner. The sleeping is easy, the days are comfortable. We can start getting our homes decorated for the fall season. How much fun, is that! I love looking at peoples homes and seeing what they have done. Football games will start, and we will pull out our sweaters and scarfs to wear to the games. The leaves start to turn from their brilliant green to a assortment of beautiful brown & yellows. The apples will soon be ready. The corn fields are starting to be picked. Sunflowers are big and bright. Oh, and the pumpkins will be ready soon those big beautiful orange beauties. Rug hookers will be hooking again, and the sewing machines will be busy making all the wonderful decorations.
I have on ebay a great fall candle, the Carol Endres Primitive Trimmer Candle
go to my ebay and check it out:
Happy Fall Thoughts, till we meet again Blessings

Monday, August 18, 2008

Feedsacks ~ Feedbags ~ Part of our Heritage

The thrifty farm wife quickly discovered that this cotton bag was a great source of utilitarian fabric to be used for dish cloths, diapers, nightgowns and other household uses. Manufacturers decided to take advantage of this and started offering sacks in various prints and solid colors as a marketing ploy to create loyalty. It would take three identical sacks to make a dress, for example, and the farmer just might be induced to buy more that way.
It was not hard for the farmer to purchase his goods in feedsacks. The flour industry consumed the largest share of the feedsack market with more than 42 percent. Sugar was next with 17 percent followed by feed, seeds, rice, and fertilizer. These feedsacks came in different sizes, and the quality of the cloth varied with the item it carried. Sugar sacks, for example, were much finer in weave. By 1914, sacks came in 10, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 pound sizes, although these sizes varied by manufacturer. President Roosevelt standardized sizes in 1937. A 50 pound feedsack measured 34 x 38 inches. A 100 pound sack measured 39 x 46.
These were used and still are used for pillowcases, quilts, sewing make-do's or just as they are, they are a wonderful part of our heritage.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

How many Kitties?

Isn't this picture adorable. Too Cute. Can you count how many kitties there are? These were my cat Lacie's babies born last July 07, they are over a year old, I can't believe a year has already gone by. I kept two of them, the others went to loving forever homes, of course I had to screen the people first, you would have thought they were adopting babies, OH WAIT A MINUTE, they were adopting babies, so the screening was allowed, I wouldn't have it any other way. Lacie is going tomorrow to be spayed, she'll come home on Sunday. She wants to go outside so bad, but I 've told her not until she is spayed. NO more babies for her. Too hard finding loving homes for the kitties, and there are too many unwanted ones out there. We need to keep the population down, way down, and the only way is to Spay and Neuter our pets, and don't let them outside until that is done. My next trip will be to take the kitties to the vets.
Have a nice day!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Rain, Rain GO AWAY !!!!!

Oh, I am so tired of the rain, we are getting lots of it. It seems to rain every day, and then the sun comes out. They say in New England if you blink the weather will change. Today we had hail, pouring rain, thunder and lightning and floods. It was quite a storm today. The rain came down so fast and hard. My dogs were trembling from the noise of the storm. I looked to my back yard and my neighbors yard was like a pond, and then to the side neighbor and their yard looked like a pond. My bark mulch was swimming away, and all the plastic underneath was showing. Here are a couple of pictures of the neighbors yards during the storm. I'm not complaining, I just wanted to share my day with you. I was running around taking pictures and my daughter said mom what are you doing, I said I want to take pictures for my Blog and her reply was ~ why it's not primitive !!!!!

So how's the weather where you live?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

~Beauty is only skin deep~

~ We are all beautiful, no matter who or what we are~
I think this picture says it all