Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Friday, July 3, 2015

Where I've Been

Hi Girls! So sorry for my long absence. Thanks to all my sweet friends who checked in on me as well. So let's catch up. My sweet dog Boo passed away unexpectedly. He had Lymphoma cancer and apparently they don't show signs till the end. I took him to the vet because he seemed a little sick.It progresses swiftly and there was nothing I could have done.The vet said a few weeks but I was only able to bring him home 4 days he declined so quick and by day 4 he was suffering tremendously so I took him in to be put to sleep. Sooooo I decided no more dogs (we still had Mung) but then I missed him so much and I got Issaboo. Oh my goodness many years since I had a pup and a beagle smart,determined and a baby. She is like having a 24 hour toddler. I've had her 2 months now.She is spoiled, very determined but a fast learner and not always the sweetest dog. I socialize her and she is sweet to others always..smile... She's a little bigger now than in the pics and alot cuter.. Oh my is she cute,I do just melt even when she pushes to my limit.  So keeping after her has kept me very busy...
I also took a hard fall which messed up my leg,no breaks but very deep tissue bruising.. Still not quit right...Struggling with some family things mainly my Dad's new wife. I've tried very hard to be kind to her but she is sneaky and just not right in her thinking. I haven't seen my dad since christmas and only spoke with him twice since.I used to see him every week and talk with him about 4 times a week.So it's a struggle with me.I can only call him if I call her cell and I just can't put myself through that anymore..I had lot's of pics to share but my computer crashed during the storm the other day.It was out of Date so I was planning to buy a new one anyway, but I lost all the pics I had on it.I love this one so fast and easy..Life is finely starting to settle down though... Been picking kept some and of course Market is in full swing.. On cooler days I let Issaboo come with me she already has a following of people who come to see her every week.. The girls are getting big so pretty but of course I'd love them to stay little. They are 12 now but look about 15. Luckily they still act 12..smile..
Sorry I missed the Summer swap.I'll get the fall swap posted early.Just wanted to stop in and let everyone know what was going on. Wish everyone a wonderful 4th of July. I missed all my sweet blog friends..Really you girls are like my extended family.LoL..I promise to catch up in between Issaboo's naps. Warm Blessings!~Amy

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Cupboard and Spring Swap Thank You

We are finally getting a few "Spring Days" here in PA., so of course that means we are busy lil Bees again...Picking and selling 2 of my favorite activities..smile... Wanted to stop in with a Thank You to my spring swap partners. Sandi  The Primitive Skate sent such sweet goodies.It's been so long since I got to swap with her..
I love the bunny so darn cute. Some aqua,cream and brown eggs....Old masher with a nest,candle,sheep crock and a hand painted jar with my favorite Dove Caramels!! Surprisingly I still have a few left.LoL..
Thank you Sandi!!! I also swapped with Lynn  Life on the weenie ranch blog..She sent a lil mammy in a vintage sifter, some tucks and doll..... Lynn is preparing for another surgery so keep her in your thoughts and prayers.....
So of course I've been doing some picking and this was one of my keepers... It's a antique small cupboard.Not sure if it was a child's or salesman sample. It is only about 2 ft tall but no detail was missed from the inlaid doors to the little turn latches, even the drawers are made with pride. Late 1800's.Just wonderful! No idea were I'm going to put it but it had to stay...smile...I kept a few other pieces.I'll share those soon....There were a few really nice pieces but I'm to the point now it has to really tug on my heartstrings for me to want to keep it...

My daffodils are up and the tulips are getting ready to pop.We are seeing more and more green each day. Tomorrow is supposed to be just perfect then all week warm. I've had the girls alot lately so not much time with everything else,but do so love them...Hope everyone is getting some sunny days!~Amy

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Decor and Chit Chat

 Oh my Easter is so close. Around here we are starting to see a few signs of Spring but not much. The first day of Spring it snowed all day and has been snowy, cold and blustery.Today is our first warmer day but then the temps drop back down to the 30's.Outside the flowers are pushing up so I know soon...smile...
 It's ok I've been sick so not been outside much anyway.Finally starting to feel a little better.I haven't been to the Dr for a few years but with non stop coughing and unable to breath hubby insisted. I was thankful no antibiotics but do have to take steroids. Fun..LoL...Wanted to say Thank You to Danice Homespun Hannah's Blog for the sweet surprise in the mailbox.....
 She is such a sweet person and surprises me often. Not much going on here. Excited for Saturday as we got a call to go on a pick at a ladies house who often buys from us at fleamarket. She has the most wonderful old stuff and I can't wait to see what she wants to get rid of  plus see the inside of her house.I have been as far as the garage and have drooled.LoL. But her and her husband are the nicest people. She knows I do markets and assured me she just wants to get rid of stuff as she remodeled and isn't asking much.I have bought from her before and she is always fair.... Hubby and I are excited to get to selling. We might test a day this weekend but it's supposed to be cold. We are thinking the shop owners will be out and buying.
Hope you all enjoyed my spring decor. So many things from sweet friends always makes me think of everyone when I change up the seasons.Well hope you are all having some sunshine slowly thawing you out...smile...~Amy

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Today is.......
So dreaming of some days like this.....
With Plenty of junking.....
Cabin fever is setting in...smile...Ready to open some windows and smell the fresh air..Sit out in the yard at Grandma's old farmhouse sipping some sweet tea...Go for a adventure and plenty of treasure hunting...Spring is coming right? Not sure with the 8+ inches and still snowing..Will have to buy some pretty flowers tomorrow and daydream. Keep warm my friends!~Amy