Sunday, March 13, 2011

Is Spring Around The Corner?

I am not sure about you, but I am definitely ready for spring.  I went this weekend to take pictures at North Shore Primitives for her Spring Open House.  If you aren’t ready for spring then head on over there because it really gets you in the mood.  I didn’t need much help at all, but after going through Vickie’s shop and taking pictures for her site….. well, it made me even more anxious.  Her shop was loaded with flowers ad greenery for any type of arrangement.  She had some beautiful wreaths, lots of bunnies and she even had some new pieces of furniture which were amazing.  I left there thinking once again that I needed a larger home and more money (lol).  Here are a few pictures from her shop, but for the full effect…..head on over to North Shore Primitives.





Did you see the fake fern that I posted?  Well, I just loved it when I saw it in the store and ended up buying some of it.  Here is what I did with some of it.



What do you think of my old wooden crate that I had posted in my previous post?  I thought it looked great in front of my couch.  With the crock, the fern and the towel…… I thought it looked prim perfect!!  Speaking of prim perfect.  I made a few other purchases while I was at North Shore Primitives.  I bought  a couple candles and a few candle holders.  I saw those as soon as I walked in the front door and loved them.  Here is my favorite……


Here is the other one……



Here are a few other pictures that I took.  I changed my family room around so hopefully I will have some pictures coming soon.





Well, it is getting late and with this time change…… if I don’t get to bed soon then I won’t be able to function tomorrow.  Hope you all have a blessed week.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New Antique Additions

Went to the Logan Antique Store over the weekend while I was visiting my sister.  Anymore I just love shopping in the antique malls.  You never know what kind of treasures you will find.  I often wonder where it came from, how old it is and then I wonder what the story is behind it.  Are you like that too?  Seeing as though I am working now, I don’t have the opportunity to go out shopping that much.  I use to frequent the thrift stores, the primitive shops and the antique malls, but not so much anymore.  I guess I find myself spending all my time with my boys.  Anyway, I went around that antique mall several times.  They probably thought I was going to rob the joint, but I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss a thing.  Gotta love it when tax return money comes back (hahaha).  So, are you anxious to see what I found?  Here is my first item that I grabbed up.  Ok, well actually my hubby carried it for me, but I am sure you get the point.  It was all mine as soon as I found it (lol).


Not sure how old it is, but I just loved it.  It looked pretty old and there was some old looking writing on it in red paint.  Oh and the chew marks on the side were an added touch (lol).  Here is what it looks like with the lid open.  Don’t you just love it?


I have decided that it would be perfect in front of my couch.  I will show you pictures of it once I get it decorated, but I thought it would be perfect as a coffee table.  More pics of that coming soon so be watching.


Are you ready for my next purchase?  I have been looking for one of these for a long while.  Have never come across one of these until Saturday.  I was actually pretty lucky that I even found it because it was hanging on a hook behind a whole bunch of other stuff.  When I picked it up, my Mom looked at me with such jealousy (lol).  Yep, she was just waiting for me to put it down so she could snatch it up.  Eat your heart out Mom (hahahaha).  Here are a few pictures……


Do you know what it is?  Any guesses?!?  Well, if you guessed an old primitive candle maker then you were correct.  That is exactly what it is.  Here are some close up pics of this prim beauty.




Pretty neat – don’t ya think?  Here is where it sits.  I am not sure that it will stay there, but at least you can see where I placed it for now.



Do you remember this scale that I purchased from my Mom’s friend? 



I finally was able to get my hubby to hang it for me.  Here is where it ended up.


Here is a picture of what all surrounds it.  I was debating on putting it there or more into my kitchen and thought it looked best here.  You should’ve seen me…… I kept having my poor hubby hold it here, there and everywhere.  He was such a good sport (lol).  Anyway, I thought it looked best right by my bowl rack.  Let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you.


I will try to get a better picture soon.  So keep an eye out for those.  Oh, one last thing….. do you recall my last post about that old antique chair that came from my Dad’s side of the family?  Here is a picture of it stripped down to the bare wood.



It was in pretty bad shape look wise, but very sturdy which was nice.  I ended up staining it a dark walnut and was really pleased with the way it turned out.  Let’s take a look ~ shall we?  I thought it turned out beautifully.  Yep, I am in love with this chair!!





Isn’t it gorgeous?  Don’t you think it turned out beautifully?   I am definitely pleased with how it turned out.


I will leave you with a couple pictures of my pride & joy.  Yep, you guessed it right….. here are some recent pictures of Cameron.  He is feeling much better which makes me so happy.  If we can now make it to spring then we will have it all made.  Enjoy these beautiful smiles!!




Well, I better wind it up for tonight.  I sure do hope you all are staying healthy and warm.  Have a wonderful week and be blessed.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings Always!

             ♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥ Lisa ♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥