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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesdays Display Chain ~ Memorial Day Parade

Joining in on Tuesday's Display Chain hosted by Misi http://1890gablehousemusings.blogspot.com/ Our Theme today is Memorial Day Parade..I'm still a bit under the weather from this lovely cold so I'm just sharing lots of pics today.Memorial Day is so much about remembrance of our past and also a promise of the future as the brave keep our Great Land Free..
American's used to teach their children pride....

May we never forget....

Liberty and Justice...

Wonderful forefather George Washington....

Symbols of pride...

Celebrate....

Picnic and Parades




Thanks for visiting.Welcome back Misi! Stop on over to Misi's to join in or just visit the rest of the chain..Enjoy the day!~Amy

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Memorial Day ~ Hubbies Find ~ Thanks Secret Sister

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Memorial Day actually means a few things in my heart.First off is a appreciation for the brave men and women who fight for our freedom today and since the birth of our nation.A sadness for the lives lost and the families who lost someone close..A sense of pride and Americana spirit..The kick off to summer weekend welcome barefeet and flip flops!


Thank you for the brave who protect or freedom even when all isn't always right they protect and serve you and me...


Well I've come down with a cold and it has me run down a little so my heart hasn't been in the hunt for treasures the last two days.I've went but it was more whatever I happen upon is fine..no drive for it...I did pick up a few things but nothing grand since thursday...Hubbies drive was still good he bought a unusual old egg washer and basket,a steamer trunk and some other goodies for fleamarket but this was his "FIND" for the weekend....Hand carved old oxen yoke even has the original wood pegs to hold the yokes...It's huge...


Finally just wanted to say thank you to my sweet secret sister..This month theme was summer picnic..We do this monthly till December then find out who it is.I got so lucky with mine she is so thoughtful and sweet...Goodies she sent...



Well hope everyone has a great weekend.I'm making pulled pork today and taking it easy.Tomorrow Fleamarket then to Heidi's for a cook out (her first time hostessing..smile..).Sometime this weekend I need to get my plot planted at grandma's farmhouse with all the rain it's either been to muddy or like cement but I need to get it in before my plants die..Warm Blessings!~Amy

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A few finds

Well as most of you know I spend my summer and fall looking for treasures.As a dealer I need to restock each week and like to be the person with the "good stuff" at resonable prices.I have regular shops I "pick" for.I don't make a ton of money doing this but it gives me the pleasure of not having to answer to a boss.I was in sales with 3 major companies for years with each and with the economy and things going over seas my departments were elemenated so I would rather just work for myself.I also owned a shop for a time but find I don't like the overhead involved it cost alot to run a shop, so fleamarket and online is the route I choose...Anyhow I try to go every Thursday,Friday and Saturday when the season is in..Sundays is our market day and hubby usually sells so I can go look or they have church service sometimes I go to that...So here are a couple of the goodies I found today.....The lady I bought this from gave me a long lecture on sauerkraut making.Of course I won't use it for that but politeness pays off when you want to negotiate..smile...Keeping this the blue decorated ones like this go for around $350 in our area I got mine under $100....After this had to go to hubbies job and ask for some more money but couldn't pass it up....It's 5 gallons bigger than it looks... Old Basket..Misi said these were down baskets to hold feathers..Not sure if I will keep...

Herb Chopper..not sure on this yet either might keep..

Victorian Tea Tin with wood knob handle will go to etsy....

Old Hat Form will go to etsy....

Reciept holder going etsy

Victorian childs pencil case selling either etsy or market...

Yellow ware bowls going to fleamarket..They are not perfect but if you were 100 you'd have character too...



Butter and apple butter paddles going to fleamarket...


I also got a old tin store spice bin,whisk brooms,more bowls,some kitschy stuff,tobacco tins and some other things I didn't drag in from the jeep yet.I'll be going to a differnt area tomorrow.Then saturday I need to get my plot planted at grandma's farmhouse.Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!~Amy

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Display Chain Winner


Well my hosting duties are done so next week Misi will be back.She'll give you your theme as well.This week's winner is lilraggedyangie! Congratulations! You can email me your address and I'll get it to Misi...Thanks everyone for joining in.Loved all your displays.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Display Chain Blogger Comment How to Fix Temporary



I know some people comments is working and some not.Well Robin advised me to enable my pop up window for comments and it seems to be working for a temporary solution.I'm putting the blogs I follow for display chain on a slip of paper for the drawing for Misi's beeskep and tart..But if you can try to go to the last post and leave a comment so I'm sure I got you in the drawing.I've been visiting everyone and have attempted comments but most are not working.I do want to say I've been very impressed and love how everyone is displaying so diffrently...Blessings!~Amy

Hosting Tuesdays Display Chain Yesterdays Child

This will be my final week hosting Tuesday's Display Chain for Misi http://1890gablehousemusings.blogspot.com/ It's been fun but I gotta tell you it is alot of work, so you should really appreciate what Misi does to connect us each week. This week's Theme is Yesterday's Child..You can either post old children's item,things from your or your childs childhood or a image and sweet memory like Grandma's yelloware bowl you always watched her mix biscuits in...Here are my displays....

My antique horse normally I just display him with the platform but dragged the rocker out of the loft just for you.....

Old child's dress I made over...

A Peek in the cupboard victorian childs tea set..



Antique child's playthings.The monkey is french and mechanical.

Oh pretty,pretty shoes...

And some for dolly too....

Old german dexterity game...

Humpback trunk filled with old playthings....





Hope you like this weeks displays.Leave a comment so we can find yours or just to say hi..And remember to link back so we can all visit each of you..This weeks prize is one of Misi's beeskeps and a tart..Oh I love this! One of you are sooo lucky...Warm Blessings!~Amy

Monday, May 23, 2011

A few of my weekend finds

Well the weekend was finally nice..After thursday's and friday's adventures hubby said we were staying home and relaxing saturday.Well no such luck for me I got up and tried real hard but it just didn't work.The sun was up and I was anxious to go.Of course I talked him into it.I agreed to only take $40 and no stopping for extra's no matter what.I did find some wonderful things but when we got to the saturday fleamarket after saling there was a man there with soooo many wonderful things I wanted, but I resisted.Did buy $5 worth from him but would have easily spent $200 if I wasn't broke..smile...Here a few of my finds.My camera batteries died so just a few goodies to show...My spongeware milk bowls that I had to go back for..I'll be selling this one...and keeping the other one...

Antique baby picture..Has her name on the back.The man I bought it from was 86 it was is sister...Who can resist? Not sure what I'll do with it..Probly sell it since I have several already..

Old Tin mold with acorn motifs leaning towards keeping...

Old advertising crock..I wanted to sell but hubby wants it...

Old scales selling...

Beautiful Victorian Celluloid dresser box full of french ivory implements..Selling on etsy as I don't want to take it out in the sun...

This hubby bought from a privet lady a few weeks ago It's a miniature size.He bought it to sell but I talked him into giving it to me...smile...

Old Berry carrier.Love this but need to find a place for it....

Sunday was nice so we were able to set up at fleamarket.I sold a ton of stuff very blessed.They also had the tractor show that day and church service down at the pavillion.So lots happening..We stayed a little later than we normally do and went home with a very light load...I didn't find much at the fleamarket but my girlfriend had beautiful high button baby shoes at her stand.Her son was watching so I didn't see her. They were a little more than I wanted to spend so next week I'm going to ask her to swap me something for them...I did buy a old french bulldog pinkeep for me and a few smalls for etsy..It was nice as so many friends were out and stopped to say Hi! Still waiting for you to stop by Dee..smile...One lady that owns a local shop had hubby drop something off for her so sent him with a small list for some swap fillers and the new simple life magazine...Just want to remind everyone the Seasons of Friendship swap sign up is closed.A few of you had questions so if I emailed you with approval your in just send me your info.I have another busy week ahead but will be taking a little me time in between.Hope you all have a wonderful week.I plan on being in the gardens alot planting,cleaning and weeding.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Season of Friendship Swap Sign Up Reminder



I'll be away tomorrow but wanted to remind anyone who wanted to sign up for The Season of Friendship swap I need your info by monday.For sign up rules go here http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/2011/05/seasons-of-friendship-swap-sign-up.html


It'll be lots of fun so don't miss out.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Friday, May 20, 2011

Swap Goodies and Out Junking

As you can see another dreary,rainy day her in PA..It's rained like 2 weeks straight and we've had records broken for April..Out the front window.... This morning was quite the adventure.Got up to drizzle but by 6:30 I was sitting in the jeep trying to figure out were to go saleing I told hubby there was one listed with 1800's stuff and antique gold watches.his response was "If they listed that they know what they got and you aren't getting a deal" I said I need to go anyway or I'll feel I missed something.It was a further than we normally go and we decided to just hit what we found along the way.So off we go yes it's drizzling but I was optimistic..smile..So first stop Gettysburg sale we were the early birds.We bought a antique church pew and milk can wouldn't fit so left her a deposit and said we'd be back in a few hours with the truck..Off again we kept running into back road sales got some good old junk.Then the one Oh my goodness..Bought 2 gooseneck graniteware coffee pots one was blue swirl and miniature,hubby was going to buy a old wagon but felt bad a old lady wanted it so since we have two on the sunporch going to sale he gave it to her.They had a ton of stuff but I didn't have much cash and we were in the middle of nowhere so I bought a yelloware custard cup and went on my way.But it was killing me I left behind 2 old yellow spongeware milk bowls and hubby kept thinking about the old drive in speakers...So we finally get to the antique sale we were hunting.Well 5 minutes to late the guy was haggling for the two gold watches which he got for $70 scrap value would have been at least $500 they were solid gold.Oh well and there was a lady who owns a shop who grabbed most of the antique victorian childs stuff but I did get a old framed baby portrait and a tin tea strainer..Off we go around the corner People selling everything for $1 got a few old things..I'm still fussing about not getting the milk bowls and darn I should have bought those drive in speakers they were a rare find.Bingo!! a convience store go get cash and off we go to get the bowls and drive in speakers.I never go back and hubby is saying they aren't going to have them.I'm confident they will since it's in the middle of nowhere...Yep they had them and even worked me a deal..Yeah! One bowl for me one to sell..Head towards home a differnt route so I can hit more sales another off the beaten path sale some primitve hayforks and such for market.Lady has a old berry carrier holding magazines I ask will you sell me that? Yep so off again.Meet up with a man who says he has old wood washtubs and ringers set back for me to come see as he's moving can't wait will be going this afternoon...Still with me? I'll try to get some pics but I've been soooo busy...Want to remind everyone I'm hosting a new Swap Seasons of Friendship.Go to the nest post for sign up and rules.I'll accept sign ups till monday morning..I've got some great girls joining in again..Don't miss out...

I'm doing a trade with sweetmeadows farm and she wanted grungy jar candles so these are what I made her...I normally use antique blue balls but she wanted a grungy spice look....

I hosted a farmhouse summer swap and I had Margie hungry hook primitives as a partner.She is a such a great girl..I love chatting with her and she really thought about me alot..She sent me some wonderful goodies but oh the feedsack will be perfect for a pillow on the sunporch redo..Look at the beautiful hooked mat she made me.I adore beeskeps and bumble bees.Way to pretty to sit around it's going on the wall.Thank you Margie.Ilove it all.....

And Lindeelou participated in the swap but doesn't have a blog so I offered to show off her goodies..This is what she sent..Look at the sweet ladybugs...

Her partner was Tam at http://scentfullycountrygalcreations.blogspot.com/ sent these.Tam Linda says thanks for everything and she hopes you enjoyed everything....



I know long post today.I'm getting real close to 300 followers so have been working on a giveaway.As soon as I can catch my breath I'll get it posted hopefully next week...Hope you all have a great weekend..I'm sending a little prayer up for some sunshine on sunday...smile..~Amy