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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Farmhouse Summer Swap Sign Up

Time for our Farmhouse Summer Swap.Normally  the swaps are closed to the circle of girls in the group but this one is semi open so if you've been thinking of joining in now is the time..Requirements are you must have a active blog and posted within 30 days,you must be a follower of my blog(new followers welcome) and you must be a giving person if you are just trying to get something or take advantage of someone this is the wrong place, Also you must be able to fulfill your commitment on time ..Email me and I'll check your info and let you know if your approved..

This swap is for Primitive, Farmhouse and Country items so only sign up if you are into those styles.Our group enjoys higher quality swaps and enjoys the safety that comes along with smaller groups...Golden Rule~ Give as you'd like to receive..









  •  Theme is Farmhouse Summer..Think things like......
  • Sunflowers
  • Aprons
  • Garden
  • Americana
  • Stars
  • Herbal Soaps
  • Crows
  • Chickens
  • Watermelon
  • Burlap
  • Ruffles
  • Signs
  • Sheep
  • Chippy White
  • Feed sacks
  • This swap will require a doll,bear or critter(sheep,bunny,bird, etc) as the main item.It must be at least 7 inches.It can be 7 inches long or 7 inches tall.It can be purchased or handmade by you but must be included in the swap. You must send at least 3 other items your choice.So a total of 4 items must be in the box.Yes you may send extra most do.
      Swap Rules
    • USA only 
    • No dollar amount as I feel that hand dids can not be priced.Basically send a nice package you'd like to receive and please NO Dollar Store stuff (a few fillers like seeds,garden gloves,tools would be ok)
    • You must contact your partner once you receive your email and say Hi!
    • You must Thank your partner (they have given you a gift after all) and post your goodies we all like to see.
    • Sign ups open till July 9 You can post the link and top pic to your blog if you want.Your package needs to be mailed no later than Aug 4th with delivery confirmation.
    To sign up email me at cottageprims@hotmail.com    with the following info you are welcome to copy and paste.
    • Email
    • Blog URL
    • Name and Address
    • Your last 2 swap partners if you are a regular
    • If needed can you take a extra partner? I usually pick up the extra but occasionally I need someone to take someone to match properly.
    • The following is optional but helps your partner get to know you better and helps with matching
      • Any allergies?
      • Favorite scents or scents that you do not like?
      • Anything special you are looking for or collect like old childs dishes, wood bowls, cookie cutters, old photos?
      • What is your decorating style? Primitive? Country? Farmhouse? Colonial? Mix?
      • Do you like spice and grunged tattered or more traditional ?
      • What types of things do you like or motifs throughout your house? examples pineapples,stars,crows,nest,bees, certain breed of dog, dolls, penny rugs...
      • What colors do you decorate with?
      • Favorite little indulgences like candy, tea, scented lotion?
      I will always email you a confirmation saying I received your info so if you don't hear from me within 24 hours I did not receive your email....
    The pictures throughout are suggestions of items the girls send.All pics are from Etsy sellers with their shop names included so you can find them to purchase if you see something you like.
    Any Questions I'm here to help.Let's have fun!~Amy

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Pin Keep Swap Thank You!

    Wendy of  Ravenwood Whimsies held a Americana Pin Keep Swap. I was partners with Vicky of Paint Spots & Splinters  Vicky is such a sweetie we have swapped before so I was excited to see what she came up with!!!   Such a cute little mouse....
    Inside the box was vintage and sewing notions.....
    She also sent a hand painted watermelon perfect for summer decorating. Some antique bobbins, Wax melts and Chocolate!!!!
    Thank you Vicky for the fun swap and Thank You Wendy for being our host. ~Amy

    Friday, April 8, 2016

    Spring Swap with Wendy

     It's been a few years since I've swapped with my Friend Wendy of  Ravenwood Whimsies She has been a friend for many years of blogging. We did the Spring Swap and she sent such beautiful gifts....
     The handmade soap her son an dil make, she has a link on her website.Let me tell you it smelled so good even before I opened the box. The little blue jar is filled with the yummiest spring fruit teas I have been enjoying a warm cup every afternoon especially since spring has decided to turn back to Winter....
     And oh my goodness look at this sweet angel!!! LOVE!!! she is a big girl. See the lil Bee Skep in the crock it came with her. She has tiny little fingers which are so darn cute. Wendy even thought to give her a special bee charm since she knows I love Bumble Bees.......
    Wendy is a thoughtful giving person.I'm so glad I've gotten to know her over the years. She is hosting a Americana Pinkeep swap over on her blog  http://ravenwoodwhimzies.blogspot.com/  there's still time to join in the fun so head over and sign up.I've finally started my Spring cleaning and of course rearranging and putting out the summer decor so I'll be back in a few days with a few pics. 2 inches of snow expected tomorrow. We had a antique open air market scheduled for tomorrow. Thankfully it is rescheduled by the host. Were is Spring? I'll be nesting tomorrow for sure...smile...~Amy

    Thank You Becky

    Stopping in to thank Becky of  Ginger Creme Hollow for her gifts from a swap we did. Usually I don't get the wrapping but hers was sooo pretty I didn't want to open it....


    Small Pillow, note pad... Bird tucked in a nest on antique mason lid, Pincushion and tarts burning the Amish Kitchen now and the whole room smells of cinnamony goodness....
    And just look how sweet as honey is this? ....

    Lil Bumble Bee doll and tiny little flowers. Becky's stitching is just perfect she really gets into all the details.Thank you Becky for swapping. Everything was just wonderful!