Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Busy busy and reminder to sign up for my giveaway!

Evening friends!!

Just a reminder to get signed up for my giveaway if you haven't yet. Name will be chosen on May 3rd. The post to sign up is a couple post's below this one.

I have been really busy doing a bunch of re-do's. Most of them I just have to stain so I should have some pictures of all that soon. Also busy outside working in the yard....that is when it is nice out. The last 2 days here were so chilly! Rain and wind. Ended up having to turn the heat back on yesterday. Today was a lot better though. I have also been doing some cross-stitching so I either need to get those stuffed or put into frames. That pretty well sums up my time that I have been away from posting...lol!!

Take care all and have a great evening!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Some estate store finds and a redo

WOW....I just love the response that I have gotten for the giveaway!! So many new blogs and new friends! Thank you all and also thank you to those that have posted my giveaway on your blog. I do want to mention that the shelf, kleenex box and thermostat cover are black, distressed then stained with dark walnut stain. There is still plenty of time for you all to sign up if you haven't yet. Rules are on the post below this one.

The estate store was open last weekend and here are my finds.

I bought this specifically to attach to my Hoosier cabinet but I can't get it to stay put! Darn it anyway!

Old coffee grinder. Needs to be cleaned up.


My most expensive find that day. It has some chips in it but that's ok.

A bookshelf type holder, I'll redo this.


Then I also got this small bench and I forgot to take a before picture but this is what I did with it. Too much distressing do you think??? I put my crocks and jugs on it.


That's all I have. The weather has been beautiful here but today it's rainy and just plain blah. I think I will go and do some stitching!! Have a good one everyone and thanks again!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ok friends, it's that time!!

Yes, it's time for my giveaway!! My rules are simple:

1. You must be a follower

2. You must leave a comment on this post only


3. This isn't required but will gain you an extra entry....post this giveaway
on your blog

Make sure I have a way to contact you in case you win...either by blog or email.

Now for the goodies!!

A Country Living metal sign, Faith Family Friends stitchery (not handmade), a little metal lantern for tea lights, a plate shelf and a boutique tissue box cover!



A thermostat cover, candleholder, grubby candle, 3 old spools, 2 "Homespun" notepads, and 2 packages of little nubbie candles.


Unfortunately due to the weight and size of this giveaway, I have to limit the giveaway to the USA only! Sorry about that!! I will pick a winner on May 3.

Thanks all!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Some show and tell!!

I had every intention of posting before now...not sure what happened!! I do have some things to show you and also to tell you.

I did manage to get a a couple of redo's done last week while it was warm out (it's in the 40's now) but I can't show them to you as I'm still trying to decide if they will be included in the giveaway, which I believe is only 1 post away! One that I can show you is this frame that I found at Goodwill and my print that I bought quite some time ago fits perfectly in it. I just painted the frame black, sanded and stained.


I also got a couple of little frames done which you will see in a moment.

I received this rug in the mail last week also. It's a design by Susan Burd and she has licensed her prints to be made into rugs! I'm so happy for her and I just love this rug. Very well made!!

And then also last week in the mail, I got these adorable little wood pears painted by Jody. Aren't these the cutest!! She paints so well!!

I did find a couple of things at Goodwill last week. Not much...again!!


I also found some Ironstone dishes too...not sure what I'm going to do with those.

I also managed to get some cross-stitching done up. I'll list these on ebay later today.
This is a design by Lori of Norforgotten Farm Samplers.

A design by Stone & Thread.

A design by Tanya of The Sampler Girl

And last, a design by Deanna Carter Designs.

A couple of weeks ago, the guy that my mom lives with had a fire at his farm. They live in town but he has a farming business with his son's and they have all their equipment and cow's on a farm outside of town. He lost 5 tractor's, loaders, balers and 2 pickup trucks plus all the tools that they had in the barn. I was so heartbroken for him. Thankfully they had insurance but still. I can't imagine what he was feeling that morning. He is getting up there in age and it's hard to have to start all over again. Thank God that nobody was hurt though. All the other can be replaced. The cows were in a different area so they weren't hurt either.

Well I think that's all I have for this time. I just have to get all the giveaway stuff together and then I will be posting that!! Have a great day everyone!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Happy Easter everyone! Hope you are all having a blessed day!!