Thursday, December 31, 2015

I, For One, Am Ready for Spring

I love winter--but just up to New Year's Day, at which time I am ready to quit being cold and slipping on ice.  Unfortunately, nature in Iowa doesn't work that way, so I've shut myself up in my warm house and started working on spring primitives.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Little More Christmas Decorating

The music room tree is done and I think everything is in place, at least in these 2 rooms--disaster reigns in the dining room and kitchen, but I have my pretty rooms to encourage me.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Decorating at my House

I still only have 2 rooms done here at the homestead, but I am going all out with decorating.  After 10 years in the little house with barely enough room to stuff a tree in the corner and having to put everyday things away to make room for some Santas, I now have not one, but TWO trees, here is the big one in the living room.

I have the old fashioned 1950s style tree in the music room, will post photos later as it is not quite done.  The cupboards in the living room are perfect to go crazy with putting Christmas everywhere, case in point:

I still even have room to go primitive along with the glittery, I am in decorator's heaven.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Clarinda Open House Antique Sale Next Week

My antique and craft sale in Clarinda will be November 19th to the 21st, open 10 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday.  302 South 15th St in Clarinda.

I'm going to try to get photos up as I set up next week, but may be to overwhelmed with trying to put it all together in two days--we shall see...

Here are some shows of Christmas past..

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Christmas Rolling Pins, Eve Gets First Pick

I just finished more Christmas, oh, the workshop is bustling!  The girls are helping me big time this year--they said they can't believe how tired they are--proof at last that my job is indeed exhausting and I'm not just a wimp!

These two early pins are one piece and handmade, they are $35 each.  The two with the labels are factory made, not as old for $24 each.

This is a European pin and is $35, the bread board $28, the little sampler in the vintage frame is $38

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Christmas Madness

Crazy busy with trying to get Christmas done--open house craft sale in two weeks--YIKES!

These are tiny wreaths made with antique figural Christmas bulbs, $30 each.

Friday, October 30, 2015

My Living Room Ta Da! Moment

My living room is almost completely done (I still have to fix  a small window, touch up paint and get the floors waxed)-- a triumph in blue and white, I think.

This is one side of the room before, when the former owners lived here:

This is the after:

This is the other side of the room before:

and after:

These are some closeups of some of my favorite things in the cupboards:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mountains of Prims to List

I have a table full of little Christmas trees in all sorts of antique containers awaiting time for photographs and listing.  The girls are helping me with samplers and fabric boxes too, here are a few: