Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Monday, February 20, 2012

Weekend Finds

Good Monday! Yesterday Hubby and I went to the Antique Mall for the Cabin Fever Sale.Boy was it packed I don't like crowds like to look at leisure.I did spend about 2 hours looking found a few things but most were out of my budget but interesting to look at and dream.I did buy the the wonderful Wash Stand and hubby bought the old ringer.The stand was a fair price but she had 20% off and the mall gave a extra 15% off your purchase.Problem is though I just rearranged the whole living room and I have no clue were to go with it.I'm thinking a huge trencher would be great on it filled with prairie dolls but hubby is thinking a old wood wash tub and laundry display thus why he bought the ringer..I also went out to a local country shop a lady I know owns we had a nice chat and I picked up my linen towel to makeover for Kendra's swap and Simple Life magazine..I have 2 ideas for the towel but will wait to see who my partner is so I know what she likes..Saturday I bought the spring and Easter stuff down and put away the Valentines..Might as well have the spring stuff out since Old Man Winter seems to not want to stay for a visit...I just know we are going to give up and accept spring and then the blizzard will show up in April LoL....On another note if you read this early can you send up a little prayer.There is a historic building with a kitchen,dining room,ballroom and apartments going up for auction this morning.Pray that the realtor hubby does flips and restorations for gets it.It would mean 6 months steady work for hubby which will mean I will have more free time to help dad and more money to help him with what he needs...I'll be back soon with pics of the spring stuff.Hope you have a wonderful week!~Amy


Traci said...

Morning Amy... new goodies are always fun and I love to look too. Sending a prayer that all goes well with the real estate auction. Hugs, Traci

Marti said...

It's nice that your hubby shares your passion for antiques. But I can see your display problems. Praying that auction goes well.

Sheila said...

Good morning Amy,
your weekend sounded like it was fun. Praying your hubby will continue to work. Same at my house-job almost finished and nothing else to start on.
Looking forward to pics of your finds. Have a great week~

Penny said...

Prayers for your hubby and the job... I sure hope his realtor gets the building and hubby gets the work... keep us posted!

I, too, went to an antique mall yesterday for their Cabin Fever event -- must be the time most people start to get sick of being cooped up inside!! Only bought a youth chair.... but had a great time! Sounds like you had a great day, too!

cucki said...

hello dear..sending lots of my prayers and good wishes for your hubby job..
i hope that auction goes well..
love and hugs xx

cynthia lee designs said...

We have a huge antique mall here in town and I love to go there to look around, but usually don't buy that much because most things are too high for my budget too.
Hope the auction goes well and that your hubby gets the job.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Great finds, Amy. I love the wringer.
Wishing your hubby good luck, my sweetheart continues to be down for the count with his back.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

what a neat item..you can get a big enamelware pan or washbasin and put dolls in it..or change it out with the seasons..by putting a tree in the basin with laundry type items on it cute little feedsacks,etc..

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love the wash stand Amy....don't see those very often! Can't wait to see what you do with it - but knowing you, you'll find the perfect place and the perfect display. I'm sure I'm too late on the prayer end, but still sending good thoughts and wishing - hope it turned out....Smiles & Monday Hugs ~ Robin

Raymond Homestead said...

Hi Amy, hope the auction goes well!Neat finds!


Sounds like you all had a good time. Especially nice when you find something to bring. I hope hubby gets the work. Have a great week!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I have one of those wood wringers and have never really figured out a good display for it. I do have numerous enamelware basins and it just doesn't attach to any of them. I did find an enamelware table a few weeks ago. Maybe it will attach to it. Maybe a big wood bucket? I don't know....
I sure do hope your hubby gets the bid. We all like it best when our hubbies work! You are always in my thoughts and prayers!

Primsue said...

Amy, love the wash stand and wringer. A laundry display sounds like fun - can't wait to see what you do with it.
Have a great week,

Prims By The Water said...

Love the washstand Amy..have one myself. Granite or enamel pans would look good. Hope the auction goes good foryou. Take care, Janice

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Any time you can go treasures hunting is a good time ~ sounds like you had one!!!
Can't wait to see how you put it all together. You always have such wonderful ideas!

I'm hoping and praying your hubby gets the job!!!
Prim Blessings

Angie Berry said...

I'm with you girl, I like to look at my own pace and I'm not too fond of crowds when I'm antiquing. I want my space, lol! I love that wash stand you found, so many things you could do with that!

I just took down all the Valentines and snowmen this evening, they are waiting to be packed up. I'm ready for some spring things also. But I believe you are right... we will get our snowstorms in late March or April.

Praying for the realtor/your hubby to get this building, that would be great for you all!

Have a wonderful week, my friend~

frontporchprims said...

Praying for the work. I like what you got at the mall. Can't wait to see where you've put them and how you have rearranged. I am glad you got your spring things out. That always chases the blues away. -Steph-