Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Finally Finished!

Good Saturday! I haven't got a chance to blog this week so I thought I'd stop in for a little chit chat with my friends..Above is the simple shelf I've been working on getting right for weeks.As most of you know I'm trying to downsize and remodel and only display things I love.It is a challenge for me to let go, but once I got it right I like seeing the things I really love more and don't miss the things that I do let go.The first pic with the antique childs chair is the finished result but I had taken the other pic while I was still playing and thought you would like to see a close up...Well my cold is to the point I'm not run down and can do things (like junking) still coughing some and stuffy but 90% better.We did find some goodies this week nothing I'm keeping though it's going to flea market.Some things we found were a 5 gallon crock and jug,a huge old wood slaw board, washboards, old ironing boards, a 1800's european coal iron,the original 7up glass gas station thermometer,some railroad lanterns (they are a little rough),Antique smaller size school desk like the one I got a few weeks back for myself, some small white ironstone bowls, a chicken crate,Queens milk box and a bunch of other stuff.Hubby is outside getting it ready for market tomorrow...We got our garden plot in out at grandma's farmhouse I did some work but mostly hubby did it while I enjoyed visiting my aunt and grandma.The honeysuckles were in full bloom so of course I had to act like a kid and get some nector out.The cigar trees are blooming to so we sat under them and had sweet tea and some gossip.I had to giggle at grandma she takes the time to paint her toenails in the summer so she has pretty feet for sandles..smile..We are already getting some fresh vegetables at our little garden at the house..We didn't have much spring here in PA went from cold and rain to hot but it is so nice to see everything coming to life.I need to get out in my flower gardens this week...Been working on getting my swaps together..I also have been wanting to try rug hooking for awhile.The wool and things needed to start up is very expensive so I've been putting it off.Well Terri at white sheep farm blog was having a giveaway and the winner didn't bother to contact her so I got chosen by default and won a kit with everything it! It's for a small sheep mat I can't wait to get it and give it a try...Well girls I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.We are going to cook out this afternoon and just enjoy some around the house time.Warm Blessings!~Amy


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I love the bonnets. I have a few myself, but I really love the addition of the chair. It has eye appeal! Explain to me the doodad with the hose thingy. I haven't seem one before and it does attract the eye for that reason. Conversation starter!
Yes, summer just sneaked in here, too. 92' yesterday! And it is 84' at 11:00 today! But it is great for the garden. Glad yours is in. Mike has pulled all radishes. They get nasty hot in this weather. He pulled a carrot to check them out and they are very cute mini-carrots. We have tomatoes on but it will still be weeks before we are eating them. We've had 6" of rain this past week so we can't weed but we were on top of them any way so it's ok.
I'm still purging, as well. I'm having a giveaway, but you probably don't want a surprise package of stuff at this juncture. But maybe you could sell the stuff at your flea mkt.! I do love poking through your cast-offs, but I am selfishly using them myself! lol I figure if I get rid of some things, I can get some new things.
Good luck tomorrow. Hope you have sunshine!

Loretta said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon. Your shelf looks great. That child's chair is sooo cute and I love the way you displayed it! The bonnets are pretty and look sooo authentic. I love this post! I am your follower now, won't you come over and follow us? We'd love to have you! Hugs!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh I LOVE your shelf, Amy - perfect!! That little chair looks so sweet hanging there! And some of my favorite things - bonnets, pantries, dolls, crock, spice cubby - and do I spy a bunny candy container??! Congrats on your win of the rug hooking kit! You're gonna love it - I just know! If you need any help, or have a question - just give a yell. There are bunches of talented hookers out in Blogland!! Have a wonderful weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Brenda said...

The shelf looks great Amy! Good to hear you are doing better and good seeing you again!!


~Madalynne~ said...

Glad you're feeling better Amy. The shelf turned out great. Love the hanging chair . . . kinda' like the Shaker's did in the Meeting Houses. Sweet little gas lamp too!

michelle said...

Your shelf looks beautiful sweetie!I too went shopping today and got me some goodies for my swaps ,hehe!Its been so hot here too.Im hibernating the rest the of the day and said phoeey to spreading more mulch outback.It will be there another day for me.have a great night and Im glad to hear your feeling better.Have fun hookin,thats one thing I would love to learn to someday.
big hugs michelle

renee said...

Hey sis!
Things are looking great! I love the shelf. I am glad you are feeling a little better, I guess we are having summer now! It was hot here today!
I wanted to mow the grass tonight, but no way! I will do it tomorrow!
Have a great night.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

the shelf looks wonderful~ Love the entire display!!!Pretty!!!
enjoy the day~

The Prim Colonial said...

Isn't it great to feel like you got it just right? I am working on my mantle ever so slowly. I have been on the hunt for some type of box to sit up there and think I finally have it ( I bought a total of four boxes this past weekend on a hunt ) but the other items to place around it are still up in the air. Your shelf looks wonderful! I know you will enjoy it's beauty. Come on by The Prim Colonial later and see the treasures I found! Have a great Monday! Beth

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Amy, love the shelf, I also collect childrens chairs, just love them. The bonnets add a nice touch to the shelf. I have been tring to downsize things also, less is more. Of course that leaves more room for new items. LOL well can't seem to pass up a antique shop. Have a great week. Vicky


Your shelf looks great, I have a bonnet coming from Lecia and need ideas on how to display it. Glad you are feeling better. Good luck with the rug hooking.