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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

King of the Hill

This is the road I should live on..smile... Well the farm auction was no fun I left after about a half hour.It was HOT well over 100 degrees,there was only like 5 things I wanted and the auction service they used were not the brightest people.They were painstakingly slow and with the heat you'd figure they would want to move along.Normally at auction box lots are done by the row buyers choice.Well this service was auctioning 1 box at a time and showing each item in the box.So I told hubby I wanted to go.We did enjoy the country ride.We then went to fleamarket and lunch...It was close to our friends house so I stopped to visit these sweetie's along the way.....


You know who the king of this hill is right..


Love their plank set up.It even has a rope pull troley to send food over from the road.There is a big river down below..How cute is this baby?






Fleamarket was unbearable hot and the people that were out were just plain rude and trying to get something for nothing.I started feeling exhaustion from the heat so we closed down early.I think today is the first day I've felt ok since.The Heat Wave finally broke last night it's still hot but not 100+ and they dropped the warnings.We decided to not do fleamarket this sunday and just take a break. With dad and some other things going on I've been a little out of sorts.I just need a day or two of idle time. No schedules or rushing..Just sitting and enjoying a conversation with family and sweet tea under the shade tree...Playing carefree with the girls...Reading..Some good comfort food...Snuggling the fur babies..Going for a walk on the trails..Just taking time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life..It will surely all be waiting after my break..smile...I went to my friend Kathy's prim shop looking for something for a blog friend,she was sold out but I did find a few small things.She was setting up her fall and halloween displays she is a little expensive but always has the neastest stuff.I'll tell you I'm so ready for the crisp fall days.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Friday, July 22, 2011

Quick Post

Well my sweet friends it's HOT like 114 degrees..Yuck..Remember I didn't once complain about the cold and snow and I would most certainly be content to be back there now..So if you ordered beeswax pineapples I didn't forget just waiting for the temps to drop back down to the 80's(hopefully the begining of the week we will get a 3 day break)..Tomorrow Hubby wants to go to a farm auction about a hour away.They call them mud auctions around here but I don't think there will be any mud since we haven't had rain.His hope is with the heat and yardsales not many will show up and we'll get some good prims resonable..It's outside of course and supposed to be 100+ again so I'm taking a umbrella and plenty of water and hoping I make it through.Today this lady let me dig through boxes at her sale as I was first and she had tons well it was so hot I didn't want to.I know sooo unlike me.Hubby said "I can't believe you don't want to dig for hours this is your dream" Of course I did dig just not as much as normal.Got a few neat things for market...I wanted to take a minute and let you know about Lynn she just started enjoying prims and would love to meet some new friends so stop by and visit her http://www.lifeonthewieneeranch.blogspot.com/ she's such a nice gal...


Also wanted to let you know I still have the blog yard sale listings up,I'll be pulling them saturday afternoon so I can take the things left to market and clear it out..smile...I did 4 listings total and if you see something and want to make a resonable offer let me know If I'm able to I'll work with you.Thanks to all the girls who bought.Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!~Amy

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Seeing Double and Some Thank Yous

Yep I'm seeing double and no not from to many margarita's by the pool..smile...Saturday I went saleing and took very little cash well I came across the front spinning wheel in the picture..Well I was broke by the time I found it and waiting for funds to clear till monday.Hubby and I came home and keep thinking of it.We decided to go over and tell the lady not to negotiate on the price and if it didn't sell call us and we would buy it for her asking price on monday.Well she was so sweet and took our word that we wanted it and said she would go ahead and put it back till monday without a deposite.She was sentimental about the piece and wanted it to go to a good home..She found it in a Virginia farmhouse that she bought 40 years ago and has carried it with her since.She had it appraised 10 years ago for $650 (of course I didn't pay that) and let me say it's a beauty.The other one I have is more plain and primitive.The new one has more detail.One will be going to the sunporch.The first one is late 1700's and the new one is early 1800's..History in itself can only imagine the previous life...


The Burlap Owl recently had a sale and I bought the prim doll from her.(the one in the mustard dress) She is rag stuffed and reminds me of the old plantation dolls...


My best find..The little firkin...


To finish off this properly....


Antique counter jar..Would love to know if anyone knows what it held it has a S on both sides...


We kept it because S is our last name intial..Well plus I loved it..smile...


Lauren from http://rugsandpugs.blogspot.com/ does pug rescue and was helping the ohio pug rescue raffle votes for rescue expensives.If you donated she entered you in for a chance to win one of her hooked mats.Well I was lucky and won second place..Can't wait for fall!!


Traci from http://yorkmountainmercantilesales.blogspot.com/ shared some seeds and a sweet little diddy.She sent me love lies bleeding which I have wanted for years.Can't wait to get them planted under the trees...


My sweet secrect sister sent our summer swap.Watermelon apron, Sheep notepad,Sheet music print out and 2 magazines.I can't wait to look through the MaryJanes magazine.I recently found out who my secret sister was by accident but I don't peek at her blog and pretend it's still a secret each time a little gift arrives.Really knowing who it is is fine it puts a face to all her thoughtfull gestures,kindness and gifts..


Well I wasn't one of the ones complaining about the cold so I'm gonna grumble about the heat wave we are going through another 5 days to come of 100 degrees and humid.no rain in sight.I'm not a person who enjoys the HOT.I prefer fall and don't mind a good blizzard as long as I can be snug in my house..smile..I've been going through the loft and some other stuff and will be trying to get a blog sale posted this afternoon or tomorrow.Some new prims and antiques.Yes Robin I will be selling the antique acorn mold so pray your internet doesn't go down sweetie.I will probly do a couple of post and it will be paypal only by saturday afternoon so I can take the leftovers to fleamarket.There are always exceptions and you are more than welcome to email me.Just last time I had someone who talked me down on something ordered several additional things then never bothered to pay or even answer emails..Well girls stay cool and enjoy your day! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Just saying Hi!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far..Above is a image from my antique photos you are free to use it for your projects.Love the shoes and the little ball..Well I did get to go jukning but to lazy to do pics so I'll post a few the begining of the week.I didn't find alot for me but found lots for fleamarket...

I found a 1932 Philco standing radio with all the tubes and bakelite handles, The old cream top milk bottles,milk carrier,chicken crate, a yellow ware watt cream pitcher, wood barrel with lid,rowe pottery and other goodies to go to sale tomorrow.For me the best find was a tiny firkin.Last week I bought the little bucket but sold it to a friend that owns a shop as It wasn't quit right on the stack.Well the one I found this week is perfect.I did find a beautiful old spinning wheel from scotland but by that time I was out of money and the lady would not take a check so I didn't get it....So todays plans are just to take it easy the rest of the day and work on some of my beeswax pineapple orders and swap stuff....Oh and the best part of the weekend is I ran into one of my dearest friends who I lost contact with a few years back.Let me tell you she is the sweetest,kind hearted and giving person you would ever meet.She is the person who you can trust with anything and brings you dinner when your down.What's weird is we bump into each other today at fleamarket and we were both thinking about eachother recently.It was like we never been apart and we will be going to lunch soon.So excited as I really missed her...Well girls Thanks for the info on the chemo I did call the pharmactist as per Robins advice and they explained that depending on how strong a person is they do adminster both treatments. They are planning on removing the tumor around september.Thanks for the pick me up on the grumpy day.You girls are the best! I plan to take a day trip next week to gettysburg (yes it close) but I love to play tourist for the day and I'm sure me and my girlfriend will want to catch up and enjoy some prim shopping...


Well enjoy your weekend girls! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Friday, July 15, 2011

A little Grumpy and Chemo question

Yep I'm a little grumpy.Why? Well I should be here... My family took a vacation to Ocean City MD.I was supposed to share a room with my cousin Heidi (isn't she beautiful,I helped raise her)...


But at the time we were planning the trip is when I found out dad had cancer so I decided to cancel.I didn't want to leave dad and at the time didn't know what to expect.He's doing so much better than expected and would have been OK for a few days...This will probly be the last year grandma makes it to the beach and the whole family on mom's side is there..So a little grumpy I'm missing...

And some of these by the pool...Hmmm could have some of these by the pool still..smile...Maybe I could talk hubby into pretending to by a waiter..

On the bright side I get to go junking this morning.Fingers crossed I find something wonderful!

On a more serious note My dad is doing pretty good.He's tired of sitting around so has been doing some work on the farm I've been giving him heck because he overdoes it a little and it's been HOT here.He's been doing a little auction work too but not like he did.He gets worn out more easily now.The doctors were a little upset he lost a half a pound he's a small man already but he has been eating better real food not just take out so that could be why he lost a little.Oh and a question for anyone who has been through this,My dad told me he's getting radiation and chemo at the same time.He told me the pills he's taking are chemo pills and cost $5000 for two packs.Does that sound right to be getting both at the same time? I thought the pills were to make him not be sick during radiation but he says they are chemo pills so they don't have to use his veins.If anyone knows I'd appreciate it.I do look over alot of his papers but don't get to talk to the doctors alot so some things I have to figure out myself.My grandma says that's because dad doesn't want to burden me which I appreciate to a extent but I also need to know I do all I can for him.Well girls thanks for listening to my grumpiness...smile...Warm Blessings!~Amy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Salt Glazed Santa winner


Just a quick post today.Wanted to annouce the winner of the Salt Glazed Pottery Santa.The winner is Mary http://marmmiesmammysandmore.blogspot.com/ Congratulations!Please email me with your shipping info and I'll get your santa right out.Thanks to all my wonderful followers and if you didn't win this time stay tuned as I will have plenty more giveaways.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pitter Patters for Old Lady Morgan

Sweet Marie wanted to know what makes your heart skip a beat.I tried to explain it was her but alas she wants a special post..smile...Here are a few of my little pitter patters (Lord knows I got a million but keeping it short and sweet)...Hubby and Brianna.Knowing he loves them as much as I do means the world... Little Hannah Honeybunch....

Best friends and a cat who thinks he's top dog....

My sweet nephew Jayson..so darn cute...

Sundays sipping sweet tea in the shade at grandma's old farmhouse...

I know everyones hoping for some prims...The little red stepback..Pined over it two weeks then had to go rescue it....

Oh be still my heart George W!


A few other heart stoppers are cool fall days,beeskeps,old wood trenchers, puppies and kittens,Being told I'm the favorite Auntie, rainy days,hugs and snuggles, and sweet blog friends.Yep your all special...smile...OLM is giving a wonderful gift to one of her followers so stop over and visit and check out what makes everyones heart skip a beat http://primitivesbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/ ~Amy

Last Day to sign up for Giveaway


Last day to sign up for my giveaway.Just 5 followers away from giving the small jar yankee away with the salt glazzed santa.Click on sidebar to sign up.Winner picked tomorrow..Good Luck!~Amy

Monday, July 11, 2011

Blackened Beeswax Pineapple ornies tarts fillers

A few of you have asked about these so I'm offering some for sale. They are perfect for your year round twig trees,to hang on cupboard doors,to add to your bowls and fixins,as doll necklaces,to use as a tart...


Blackened beeswax in a spicy cinnamon scent hand rubbed in spices.Please specify if you want them with or without string hangers. 2 inches..Made fresh to order so allow a few days for me to ship....


Price is 5 for $6.50 with free shipping or 12 for $12.50 with free shipping..Paypal only email me at cottageprims@hotmail.com and I'll invoice you via paypal so include your paypal address in the email.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thank You Misi Becky and Brenda

Just wanted to stop in and say Thank You to a few wonderful friends..Misi http://1890gablehousemusings.blogspot.com/ recently sent me a box of gifts.She is such a generous giver.I emailed her to purchase one of these sweet beeskeps and she said she was sending me one as a little Thank You,well she sent some extra goodies that were so unexpected...The beeskep found it's home in a old bowl here along with the little quilt Becky donated for display chain (Thanks Becky!! http://primitivesnstitchin.blogspot.com/ )

She also sent this Beeswax Pineapple and some chunky fixins.It's funny I was looking at these on another site and she sent me one....

Close up....

And a wonderful candle..Yummm...Thank You Misi!!!!

Brenda http://pinetreeprims.blogspot.com/ and I have been friends for awhile.Love that silly girl!! Her and I decided to do a little swap.She sent me the most wonderful pinkeep ever!!!! I just adore it...Beeskep,crows and sunflowers hand stitched by her! Thanks a million times over Brenda!!!

She also sent a pillow,wool, salt dough ornies, candlemat,hand towels....Oh look at the sheep..

A tin box..honey pot..and gingerbread mold...


Everything was perfect she knows me well..smile..I sent her a used cracker box(really she loves them) I try to include them each time I mail her something so she don't feel dissapointed in me..Of course I sent her other goodies,she'll post soon so stop over and visit her.Thanks sweetie! You know you're so special..smile...Well girls it's been a long day so I'm off relax a little.Oh and only 7 more followers needed for the extra prize in my giveaway!! If you haven't entered it's at the top sidebar.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesdays Display Chain ~ Patina

Today's display chain theme is Patina....Lots of pretty patina here..Aged salt glazed pitcher, Hand carved heart I think it's a butter mold...Rusted arrow...New walnut stained pinkeep... Yes I love old churches and cemetaries..Wonderfully aged and weathered....

old tin thing I found at the fleamarket..Dated 1800's on the top not sure it's purpose yet ..I think maybe it held kerosene for the lamps...

Old traveling apothercary box.Perfect patina on the wood and latches...

A peek inside...

Weathered old tin type and bowl...

Old copper snuff/tobacco box or tinder box has original glass burning lens inside....

Homeless objects hung on the sunporch ceiling.Love the chair and red wheelbarrel patina...

Another well weathered metal arrow.....


Hope you enjoyed my displays.My favorite patina's are on old cupboards and wood trenchers but no time to dust today so I showed some other favorites.Visit Misi at http://1890gablehousemusings.blogspot.com/2011/07/patina-presentspuppy.html to see the other links.Warm Blessings!~Amy