Saturday, December 31, 2011

A New Year !

This spot will be crazy tonight ~ bringing in the New Year... As the ad says below , I hope and pray great times are waiting for all of us including our Country. May God Bless Our United States ~

The above photos were taken this summer while I was in New York City.

December just flew on by but I was able to made a few prim goodies for TDIPT Mercantile that will be updated tonight after 9:00. Above is a sewing roll I made from my own pattern. I love how the inside of it turned out !

Also, a covered journal or receipt ( recipe ) book shown below that comes with a ditty bag. The fabric covered paper mache book comes with lots of pages so you can write your own recipes or poems, etc. Tucked in the book are a couple recipes I have printed on coffee dyed paper, one being an old family recipe for soup.

** The blue fabric on the one journal matches a bonnet I have for sale.. see the photo on the right sidebar. **

To see more photos of my offerings, please take a peek tonight after 9:00 on TDIPT Mercantile. Click the link below after 9:00 tonight..">

Wishing you all a very Blessed and Healthy New Year tucked full of love and happiness !

Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings !


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lots of photos to share !

The above photo is from my friend, Mary's house. It is a corn thing a ma gig..

Below is a photo of my son, granddaughter and grandson on Christmas day . Here I am telling my grandson to smile sweetly and my son acts up ! Coming in the door is my stepdaughter.

I hope my grandson doesn't take this to school and get in trouble...remember those paper footballs in school ? Well here is one that is leather and has its own goal and a scoreboard.

My granddaughter opening gifts.

Okay, back to my friend's house.. (( I went there today during a snow flurry or two..ended up being more snow up her way in the North Pole on Rt. 219. And I ended up coming home in a white out on one of the darn mountains we have here in Pa. I hate snow , folks ! I have no use for it what so ever, period. And that is my story and I am sticking to it. ))

Below photo...This is a little vignette my friend has in one of her bathrooms. The camera setting was not right on my camera and most of my photos turned out crappy..darn it.

Love the prim goodies she has purchased from prim artists and all the wonderful antiques .

Above photo...Mary's nephew did the painting of the cardinals.

I enjoyed my visit with my friend even though I had to brave the snow coming and going ! She prepared a lovely lunch and I munched on her Christmas cookies, too !

I have enjoyed bouncing around all your wonderful blogs during the holidays even though I may not have left * I was here * comment ~ Such lovely decor and Christmas cheer and recipes ! I admit I am sometimes too lazy to sign in.. I have a long long password I hate to type in a lot of the time !

Have a good Christmas week !


Monday, November 28, 2011

A Gentle Olde Soul .... one and only Santa for this year is finished ~ Lots of details with this sweet gentleman and he comes with his darling beloved pet sheep.

At the moment, I haven't decided where to list him for sale.. It will be either TDIPT Mercantile for Wednesday night or on ebay tomorrow night.

I made his wreath from a grapevine from my yard. I love the caramel brown color of his wool coat and his coordinating striped undergarment. His back pack matches his wool mittens !

Now to finish cleaning my house...


Saturday, November 5, 2011

An Indian Summer Day and My Etsy Shop is Open !

Below is a photo of part of my pattern I made in June of this year of my colonial ladies pocket. I have two pocket patterns left that are available for sale in my etsy shop.

Click the link above to view my etsy shop.

You may also make it with a rounded opening without the button as shown below.

Also available in my etsy shop are two bonnets I made ~ giving credit to Kim's Whims for the pattern.

I love the one with the blue civil war reproduction fabric !

My user name on etsy is oldecabinprimitives.

Last week I received in the mail by very prompt delivery, I might add, a new book by Jill Peterson called Simple Cooking. It is full of mouthwatering recipes and delightfully prim photos of kitchen related rooms and primitive antiques.

Click the link below to take a peek.

Today we have blue skies and sunshine ! Indian Summer weather ! Since I am still recovering from the hernia operation I had last week, I am enjoying the weather from the inside looking out ! :o)

Have a pleasant warm autumn day !


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Random Act of Kindness !

Below is the link to Linda's blog, Parker's Paradise. This sweet gal has such a warm, caring and generous soul !

I was blessed today by the kindness fairy ! In the mail today, there was a big , plump package ! The bittersweet pillow, that I mentioned to Linda, that I just loved !

It was also a nice surprise since I am cooped up right now from having a hernia operation last week ! Yes, women do get hernias, so stop lifting anything heavy right now ! LOL

I love Linda's stitchery ! I love the french knots on the pillow for berries. I will be danged if I can make french knots anymore ! I have lost my touch with making them ! The fabric on the pillow is a perfect match for this darling bittersweet pillow !

I hope none of you have to go through a hernia operation ! It is the pits. And mine is in the groin area, making it very uncomfortable and painful.

I am so tired of having to sleep on my back ! And not being able to pick up anything off the floor , etc. etc. It is even hard to cough or sneeze. Oh, did I mention pain , yet ? :o)

Thank you, Linda, for such a sweet gift ! I will treasure it always !

Warm autumn blessings ! It is so nice here today with the blue sky and sunshine and warmer weather ! It makes everything look happy !


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Foliage in Pennsylvania

A tree in my backyard in the photo above.

Above photo..Going down the mountain.. scary in the winter.

Photo above taken right near my house. Too bad the sun wasn't shining. The trees would have been more vibrant.

Another photo near my home above.

A road on the way home..more like a cowpath.

Going up the mountain towards home.

and on up the mountain..

Misi at 1890 Gable House Musings is having a fall foliage display chain..below is a link to her blog.

Autumn Blessings,

Monday, October 10, 2011

Zeleinople Fall Festival ~ Antique Store ~ Log Cabin Inn

The above photo and several below were taken in Zeleinope, 29 miles north on Rt. 19 from Pittsburgh on Saturday. I went to visit my sister in Pittsburgh and we took a ride out of the city and came upon the festival, so, of course, we had to stop and have a look around ! A nice little town with lots of historic buildings and homes.

The Independent Mountain Men of Pennsylvania, based in Emlenton, PA , right off I -80 were having a historic encampment there as you can see by several of these photos.

If you remember the movie , Last of the Mohicans, with Daniel Day Lewis.. the man on the right hand side dressed in brown next to the sign on the photo above looks just like him. He is a professor.

A cooper ( bucket maker ) shown here.

I don't think there were many vegans ( vegetarians ) back in the day...

Shown below is an antique store in Wexford, outside of Pittsburgh on Rt. 19. A very nice antique store with something for everyone. It was once a general store.
Click the link to see some of the history of this store.

Below is one of the many log homes in Harmony , PA. located close to Zeleinople. A very quaint little village started in 1804 and full of history.

Also still standing is a grist mill in Harmony.

My sister and I ate here at the Log Cabin Inn, outside of Harmony on Rt. 19. Very good food and a great atmosphere..

You may also see Sasquatch ( Big Foot ) in the woods at the restaurant.

Click photos to enlarge.

It was a warm wonderful weekend spent with my sister !

This is the sixth day in a row now that we have had fabulous weather. The trees are in their glory with vibrant colors especially when the sun is shining on them.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Can you believe this ?

Do you know what this is ? If you guessed snow, that four letter word, you are so right. When I woke up on Sunday morning, it was snowing. A wet slushy snow, but snow none the less.

Thank goodness it melted and this was the most we received as shown in the photos, but about 8 or so miles from where I live on the higher mountain, ( 2,250 feet ~ highest point on I-80 East of the Mississippi ) there was a good inch of that white stuff.

I have never seen this before so early in October. But there has been a time or two when I was young when I went trick or treating with boots and a winter coat on over the costume !

Autumn Blessings.. it is still autumn, isn't it ?


Friday, September 30, 2011

Tonight is the night ...

Tonight after 9 p.m., TDIPT Mercantile will be updating with new creations for your prim home.

Hot off the ol sewing machine....I have just made two prairie bonnets ~ charming and prim to hang on a peg rack or over a cupboard door.

To see the bonnets and Miss Corissa Corndryer,( shown on the post below ) just click the bonnets on the right sidebar.

Some of the artists from TDIPT have been featured in the new Prims Magazine with a ten page spread. To pick up a copy of Prims... go to Jo Ann Fabrics or Barnes and Noble Book Store, and maybe Michael's Craft Stores carry the magazine.

Autumn Blessings !


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What fun I had !

There are so many display options with this dollie ! I really had fun displaying her in different ways. Here are just two ways to display Miss Corissa Corndryer. She can also be kept out year round.

The sun decided to shine this afternoon so with the sunlight I took more photos and I did a bit of tweaking with her grungy sack.

click to enlarge photo

Miss Corissa will be offered on TDIPT Mercantile Friday evening after 9 p.m.