Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MORE Primitive Christmas

This picture is a bit fuzzy from some
reason... but its my lil snowman
stitchery I stitched a few years ago.

A wreath I put together one year.

Another thrift store mini tree
with candles. I quilted the mini
quilt and appliqued on the wool
candy canes.

This sled I bought at a flea market for 10 bucks!
I just gave it a bit of Christmas flare. Its sitting outside our side door.

Yet ANOTHER tree!
I think I have 9 total this year! haha
I made the wood ornaments which
display words or attributes of Christ.
I just plopped this one into a old crock
and sat it up on a antique stool I stained.

Primitive Christmas

My husband was sitting in our dining room a week or so ago and commented on how nice the decorations looked. I took advantage of his bit of interest and bragged about how 80% of it is handmade or from a thrift store! I dont think that surprised him at all... infact he teases me for my "frugality." I just remind him how lucky he is to have a wife that saves him $$! :) So I posted these pics to share with you as well...

Above: My kitchen window buddy in a bowl.
I sewed him out of cream chenille &
added stick arms and a plaid scarf.
His nose is orange craft clay that I molded
and baked to look like a carrot.

My kitchen shelf displays a great goodwill
find... the green clock. It even opens up and works!
I think I got it for 4 or 5 $ if I remember right.

Can you believe I found this snowman family
at the goodwill? The light even flickers. One of
my favorite thrift treasures... I consider them little
blessings from God! :)

Another primitive tree from GW! I did buy the
beeswax candles at a prim shop.

My 3 footer Christmas tree. I made about
half the ornaments. The tree was another GW find.. but it sheds alot.. but I loved the "scraggly" branches.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Time for an UPDATE!

My kitchen and bathroom cabinets hadn't been changed since 1994 ish.

So with some wedding money I spent about 90 bucks on new knobs for the house

and just think it makes for a much more updated or modern look. Im trying to talk

my husband into new countertops... but I think Im loosing.

This was much more of a pain in the butt project than I had planned... the gold rings from the old knobs left bedhind some "marks" that I did my best to remove with product. I also spent a couple trips to the hardware stores to find various lengths of screws that would work.. as the screws that came with the knobs only worked on certain cabinets due to the depth of the wood. But its done.. and I think it looks much better now.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

This is my lil fireplace scene. I quilted the mini
quilt and appliqued the crow and star. Found the
pumpkin at goodwill for 2.50$. Below is just a picture
I took of our backyard one fall day because I thought
the leaves were pretty... fall was so SHORT this year!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

October 2009 project
My mother talked me into this flea market chandelier purchase. I think I talked them down to 25 dollars from 40$. Dont even know if it works for sure but Im gonna try to fix it up anyways! :)

I spray painted the arms with a rubbed oil bronze spray paint.. which Im in love with now. But when I went to replace the "sheaths" on the candle sticks due to some cracked ones they didnt make 5 inch ones anymore! So I used new 4 inch ones and cut out one inch pieces from the old sheaths for the candle base to make it work. Cant even tell! :) Put some 25 watt bulbs in and now I just have to sweet talk my brother in law into installing it for me! :) and pray it works!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cute prim store!

I was so glad that Jon had the patience with me
to visit some antique and primitive stores on our honeymoon.
This was my FAVORITE shop in Tennessee... I wanted to
move in so badly .. it looked just like a home inside.
Jon even enjoyed it! Prices were very
reasonable compared to shops from Nebraska and Iowa.
So, I MADE room in our lil car rental for a punched tin
small bedside cabinet, distressed with barn red.
If there would have been ANY room left in the car..
trust me there would have been more purchases.
One more reason to head back to the Smokeys, right?
With a Uhaul! :) Oh the cuteness!
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Our honeymoon cabin

Our honeymoon lodge was 3 stories high over looking the smokey mountains and had everything from a fully stocked kitchen to a game room to a hot tub sitting on one of our 2 decks over looking the mountains. We can't wait to go back again! It was so cozy and gorgeous there. We wished we would have allowed more time for trail hiking and to see more of Pigeon Forge.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wedding Day

April 14th, 2009
Smokey Mountains
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April 14th, 2009
Headed down the isle.
Holy crap! we actually got
married! :)


My husband and I got married April 14th, 2009 in the Smokey Mountains, TN. I had no idea I was getting married that week! Jon secretly set up a private ceremony for us in the mountains in a little white chapel including the cake, pictures, videographer, honeymoon and all.All I had to do was say "yes" and pick out a dress. It was GREAT to skip out on the hassle! After dating for 18 months we felt it was the Lords will for us to be married ... it was just a matter of when! Jon proposed to me April 12th, 2009 Easter Sunday and we tied the knot 2 days later... why waste time right? :)