Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Just a quickie

Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is having a great weekend.I've been busy.Finished helping clean out grandma's barn now hubby and I are helping clean some of the other property.Amazing what old farm people used for make do repairs.I found several old metal signs used to repair the chicken coops.Think the kind American Pickers would want.A little rough but we salvaged a 4 ft round one I'll be taking it to market tomorrow.Problem is I have no clue what it's worth.I researched and couldn't find any like it at all.It was from around the 1930's Southern Hotel.I couldn't get in the back barn yet.My Aunt says don't worry not much in there maybe some old washtubs and wood buckets I said well that's exactly what I want.Her and grandma just laugh thinking who wants that old junk..smile...I've been getting my creative mood back just need to find time to get things done.I did make the gourd Jack above for a friend and want to do some more.I've been pouring a ton of beeswax stuff and jar candles in fall scents.I haven't had time to paint in a few years but A Primitive Place magazine had a old ironing board painted for fall and I want to do one for the front porch.I used to love painting it's a shame we get so busy we sometimes lose time for the things we love.I'll be going up to the loft today to sort threw my massive Fall/Halloween stuff.I need to part with a few things but it will be hard as I love it.I got like 5 boxes of stuff and it's all not fitting in my little house...Don't forget if you want to get into the Prairie Harvest Swap I need your info by tuesday.Click on the top sidebar for rules..Warm Blessings!~Amy


Sheila said...

You must be in your glory going through all the "old" stuff! Laughed at what your grandma and aunt said about "who would want that stuff" as it is exactly what my MIL said when I purchased an old wash tub I have in my yard. Her comment, "oh, that brings back memories of a lot of hard work with a scrub board! What are you going to do with that!!!" I LOL and said you'll see. She's still disgusted with my find.
Love the pumpkin make-do!
Have a great weekend.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

wish I could go "digging" with you..can't wait to see photos of all the goodies you unearth..and see your new ironing board with all your fall goodies out..I think I am going to start my fall decorating on monday...;)

Green Creek Primitives said...

Amy, Sounds like my kind of cleaning, I just love finding old items, just thrilling, just runs through my blood. Happy hunting, can't wait to see what else you run across. Thanks for joinging me on my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Have fun, I would have loved having some of my great aunt's stuff she lived on a farm, but its gone now. Vicky

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Amy I bet you are having a blast hunting & going through all the goodies~fun~ fun~
Love your gourd dude~ he is cute~ little pumpkin man~ ya know he would look better with a mini whisk broom( giggles~ had to say it!!!)

Hugs to you~ enjoy the weekend~

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Sounds like Picker Heaven there!
Have you seen Sister Pickers? We watched it once and decided not to continue. Not exactly our kind of makeovers.....
I envy you being given this opportunity. They cleaned out all my grandparents stuff without even my Mom there! She was pretty upset and now I understand what I am missing. I have some great memories.
I would mark the sign high. It's probably OOAK and there just may be somebody there who will remember the place from their childhood. American Pickers aren't but about 2 hours from here. We got to see them in January. They are so sweet--both single and cute!
If you decide to part with any of your fall goods, will you be having an on-line sale? Have those worked out for you? They sure have for me. I love-love-love everything I have gotten!!!
Enjoy your holiday!
Many blessings,

~Madalynne~ said...

Love that adorable pumpkin head Amy!

You're makin' me wonder what's stored up in all the old barns along the country roads.

TheCrankyCrow said...

I've been thinking about you and your barn "cleaning" - lucky girl! ;o) Love your little gourd man!! He's fun! And only 5 boxes....ok, now you got me thinking I AM some kind of hoarder like my hubby says! :o( Have a great weekend! Be sure to take a photo of that hotel sign and let us know what it sells for!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

LibbiesHome said...

Oh my goodness! I want to come play "American Pickers" with you! The round sign sounds awesome - I'm wondering if you decided what to sell it for yet. I'll bet someone snatches it right up. (I have no idea about that stuff.) :)
And I love your gourd Jack - he turned out great!

michelle said...

LOve love love your gourd Jack!So cute and prim!I bet your new candles are so yummy!I just used the last melt you sent and savoried the delicious smell!Have a great week sweetie!Big hugs michelle

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hey Amy,
Your gourd man is sooo adorable!!!
Sounds like your having fun ~ my kind of enjoyment!!!!
Don't forget to post some pics of the wonderful things you find!!!
Love to hear your starting to get those creative juices flowing!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Prim Blessings
P.S I didn't email you yet ~ count me in for the upcoming swap!