Thursday, January 8, 2009

Gotta love that grungy look

It has been awhile since I have been to Amish Country, but one thing that I got there last time was my recipe book holder. I just love it!! It isn't a great picture of it, but it kinda gives you an idea. I wish it was bigger and wider because I have so many more cookbooks then just these that are shown. The little drawer below is perfect for any loose recipe cards and any recipes that you might cut out of a magazine and not have a chance to right down yet. Anyway, I love the look.

This little guy was made by a friend of my Mom's. I just love him. She made him and created the grungy tag which I now have a recipe for..... would you really call it a recipe since you can't eat the tag (lol). Anyway, I found the recipe on the internet and I think I am going to try to make a couple grungy tags this weekend to attach to some mason jars that are full of my Grandpa's old marbles and my Grandma's old buttons. I thought a grungy tag would look cute tied around the lids. I have the jars currently displayed on one of my shelves.

This cute little elephant was made by the same gal that I had mentioned up above. She is indeed so talented and I personally think she should start up a business of her own. She makes all sorts of cute primitive animals, dolls and she also does alot of stitching. I can't even recall how many things I have had her stitch for me. I take a favorite saying and have her stitch it for me and then she roughs up a new picture frame to make it look old and sprays that grungy spray on it to make it look old and VOILA....... it is complete. Her husband is equally talented.... he is really handy when it comes to wood-working. He has made some beautiful shelves for me, stands and well the cupboards are beautiful.

7 comments:

The Whites said...

Hi, I've enjoyed browsing through your blog! I love Amish made items also. Your little sheep is great.

Blessings,
Mandy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

No sticky backs on the labels all you do is modge podge them!
Love all your friends prim things she is so talented!
Rondell

basketsnprims said...

Hi! I just love your blog & thanks for the link for well weathered. I, too, love grungy, primitive, and antiques. Have a wonderful day.

Pam

oldetymemarketplace said...

Hi Lisa!
Come on over to my blog...you have an award waiting for you!!
Beth

Stacey said...

Those are so cute! I really do love the recipe book holder. You know I have been looking for something to use that I can display my cookbooks in, or at least some of them. HMMM!!!! That gives me an idea the next time we go to Amish Country. :)

Love and hugs,
Stacey :)

Linda said...

OH I love that wooly sheep !! He is darling!

Anonymous said...

All these items are so cute! I live in Amish Country
Susan from Wooster OH