Saturday, April 30, 2011

~ TDIPT Mercantile Updating Tonight for May 1st ~

My offerings for TDIPT Mercantile tonight are two Civil War looking mail bags plus four envelopes and a letter (for each mail bag) I wrote from bits and pieces taken from a Pennsylvania 1863 newspaper article.

I made a rusty wire hook and eye for the mail bag closure. There is no glue used in the making of this mail bag. ( The only glue used was to seal the envelopes. ) I have handstitched the handle on the mail bag. I just love how these mail bags turned out ! The mail bag is a Dee Duncan design with my own touches added.

The Civil War started 150 years ago in 1861.

They will be listed tonight on TDIPT Mercantile after 9:00 p.m.

If you get a chance , please come by TDIPT Mercantile tonight after 9 p.m.

I hope you have a great weekend !


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Primitive Place Magazine Blog Giveaway

Hurry ! Another great prim handcrafted giveaway from A Primitive Place Blog ~ It is a wonderful handstitched framed sampler from Jen of Taylors Farmhouse Attic. I love the sweet detailed tiny stitches in these samplers !

Click the link below to view all the details !

The Primitive Place magazine is chocked full of prim decor, creative ideas, recipes, stories and more with very little advertizing ! It is a magazine worth taking a gander at if you already haven't !

Have a fun day !



Sunday, April 24, 2011

* Happy Easter *

The Dogwood Tree

When Christ was on earth, the dogwood grew
To a towering size with a lovely hue.
Its branches were strong and interwoven
And for Christ's cross its timbers were chosen

Being distressed at the use of the wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
"Not ever again shall the dogwood grow
To be large enough for a tree, and so

Slender and twisted it shall always be
With cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.
The petals shall have bloodstains marked brown
And in the blossom's center a thorny crown.

All who see it will think of Me,
Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be
A reflection to all of My agony."

Wishing you a very Blessed Happy Easter !


Monday, April 11, 2011

My Friend's Prim House !

Click the photos to enlarge them.

My friend, Mary, has found some really awesome prim treasures ! Thought you might like to see some of them !

I took these photos today while I was visiting.

For two days in a row here in Pennsylvania we have had warm weather ! The daffodils finally bloomed today !


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday Display Chain.. a Day LATE !

Actually, even a week late as I have recently acquired decor, too ! I have redone my three tiered shelf with mostly pewter ware that I have recently aquired. Before photo is below of the shelf. I will be painting this shelf black in the near future as soon as the weather warms up ?

I have also recently acquired the sieve ?( sifter ) hanging on the wall. There was a framed print there before. And the corn dryer with the wooden bobbins stuck on it. I had a collection of wooden bobbins and thought this was a great idea... saw it on the previous old primitive place blog !

My new curtains and valance. The valance is really a fishtail swag that I have sewn a rod pocket onto... about 170 inches of rod pocket for this window. I cut a swag in the middle and added a big piece of another swag to it. The fishtails swags were half price and I loved this black with the print. Also had enough to make tie backs for the osnaburg tiers I made. Hiding behind the valance are roll up blinds that I need in the afternoon to pull down so that everything doesn't fade out. As much as I love the sun, it does destroy and fade out fabric.

I also want to find a new black lamp to put on the table ( that is an old singer sewing machine ) And a new throw for the back of the chair and a pillow !

Before photos below..

I have a lot of wood items that I want to paint black. I thought I would never get tired of red but have decorated with that color for years and it is wearing out..

To see other displays on the chain , link to Misi's blog ,

Have a fun Wednesday ! And remember , better late than never ! :O)



Saturday, April 2, 2011


Just one of the offerings I have on TDIPT Mercantile for the month of April.

This sweet prim bunny will come with three primmed carrots and a bouquet of *posies* so you will have two display options to tuck in his blanket pocket. A prim year round touch to your decor !

May you have a safe and warm April weekend ! But it sure doesn't feel like it is April here in Pennsylvania !


Friday, April 1, 2011

It is April ? It sure is fooling me !

The photo above is of my new offering for TDIPT Mercantile for the month of April. I love this old looking civil war type journal! I have included a real old antique photo with it.

To take a peek.. click the journal on the sidebar. It also comes with 6 stained papers and a love letter and turkey *quill*. You can untie the old grungy string to open it. This journal is from a Dee Duncan design.

TDIPT Mercantile has been updated for April 1st. If you get a chance, take a peek at all the new creations from the other artists ! Click the link below:

Is it really April 1st ? It is snowing right now ! Yesterday we woke up to two inches of snow ! Where is that darn groundhog ... hmm..he is only about 20 miles away from me..

Have a fun weekend and I hope it is really April somewhere !