Well, if you like crocks then this will be the post for you. I decided on the spur of the moment to take my Mom to Amish Country for an early birthday gift. We left Thursday morning around 7:30 and got home yesterday around 3:00. I must say that we had an unbelievably great time. I had the opportunity to meet up with a dear friend and fellow blogger Kris from Simply Prim. It is always nice to meet other prim bloggers and this was no different. Kris was just as sweet as could be and she fit right in with my Mom and I. Yep, I think she can hang with us prim gals any day of the week (lol). Anyway, we are planning another trip in late summer or early fall and I think we are going to try to get together with her again. She said that she would have more time since her daughter would be out of school at that time so that will be fun. Here is the picture that my Mom took of Kris and I. We were standing right out front of Country Gatherings in Berlin, Ohio.
Kris had told me about an antique shop that she just recently found. I was not aware of it since it is kinda off the beaten path, but it was easy to find and full of lots of goodies. Kris mentioned that if we like crocks then it was the place to go. Well, I am getting more and more into crocks every time I go shopping. This shop was jam packed full of them. Of course I found lots of them that were priced high, but probably worth every penny…… they were gorgeous!! I found some others that were just as pretty and priced lower and more in my price range. Here are a few that I found at that shop.
This one is my FAVORITE!
Here are a few other crocks that I found at other antique shops.
I picked up a few other things while shopping in Amish Country. I needed some pillows for my bed and once I got them home… I was glad that I did it. They look fabulous on my bed.
I think I am going to purchase some table squares next time I am in town and then see if my MIL will sew them for me. I thought the linen/linen would look great on my hubby’s bookcase. It would be prim and cover up his books all at the same time. Gotta love that!!
I also picked up this old feed sack for dirt cheap. I love it and thought it would look great somewhere in my home, but I am just not sure where to put it now that I have it (lol). Here is what it looks like.
Any suggestions? Here are a few other items that I picked up while in Amish Country. I found another witches hat punched tin light, but I picked one that was rusty this time and love it. My hubby just hung it for me tonight in the upstairs hallway. It looks great!!
You all probably thought that I forgot about the BIG reveal of that cupboard. Well, I didn’t and I thought I would share that picture with you tonight. I guess the reason why I haven’t been so quick to share it is because I am not at all pleased with the way it turned out. It is totally dry now, but it is dull, splotchy and just not what I had pictured when it was finished. So, it remains in the garage until I decide what to do with it. I have another idea up my sleeve, but I am not sure if I even have the energy to work on it anymore. Yep, it was that big of a hassle to say the least.
I purchased the paint and it was mixed wrong so when I started to paint it…… it was a pepto bismol pink and it was NOT getting any darker as it dried. I thought that maybe I didn’t shake it enough so I placed the lid on it, was interrupted by Cameron, went back to shake the paint and forgot that my lid was not down. Yep, it was a flipping mess!!!! I had paint all over me (arms, hands, legs) and all over the garage floor. I tried cleaning it up and I just smeared it everywhere. Oh, what a mess I had. I then tried to sand my cupboard after it dried and it was not sanding the way that I had liked. It was just one mess after another and it didn’t stop there. The staining was not working and then when it dried……yep, you guessed it ~ it was splotchy!! UGHHH………. you are kidding me!! I went through all of that and it still didn’t turn out!?! So, that is where it stands and that is where is stays or at least until I can stomach working on it again. LOL. I wasn’t going to put the doors back on because I thought that I could put some coffee stained cloth on the front of it and it would look just as prim. Hopefully I will have enough nerve to work on it again, but until then it remains in the garage.
Hope you all are doing well. I have been so busy working outside. I weed one day and my beds are attacked with more weeds so you will find me outside more now then in the past. As for other projects ~ I think I am taking a little bit of a break. I might work on something here or there, but right now I am just taking it easy and enjoying it.
Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa