Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pitter Patter and Swap signup reminder

Ok well as you know I've been trying so hard not to keep stuff from Picking.Also trying to live by the rule one thing in,one thing out.This week lots of great finds but they will all go to market except this beautiful picture.Sorry it's a little sideways the flash kept glaring straight on.It's a real painting on canvas.Hubby keeps trying to talk me into taking it out of the frame to see if it's signed and to "tighten" it a little.I'm afraid of damaging it,I'm not sure how to properly care for it. So just want to let it alone and feather dust it once in awhile.He keeps saying I could have that roadshow piece LoL..The paint does have some crazing from years but it only adds to the aged beauty of it..Gotta tell you a funny story about the sale I bought this at we got there early well I walked around a sec or two then got to were they had the pay table set up and saw this old man with a few things and a antique bucket,Oh my goodness just drool worthy.So he's telling her if she don't give him a deal he'll put it back.She's saying well that was my grannies.I'm thinking please,please put it back.He says I'll give you $3 for it.I'm thinking Oh my goodness say NO!!! I'll give you $30 for it.But patiently biting my tongue as it would be rude to interfere with someone Else's sale.In the meantime hubby is on the other side saying Amy repeatedly and come over here and wondering why I'm completely ignoring him with the dazed look..The lady say hmmm Ok $3 and the old man gets his bucket.Then I'm thinking offer the old man $20 but then that would interfere with me making a deal with the sellers if I find something.So my heart sank and I pouted about the bucket the next couple of stops..smile..I did get some wonderful stuff at the sale and she gave me good deal too.I know can't get it all but sometimes there is just that piece you've been searching for.LoL....My seeds in the bucket garden are coming along nicely might go for some plants tomorrow.Just need like 3 plants and some pretty flowers for my bicycle basket..Well mainly just wanted to stop in and remind everyone that I need your swap info by Sunday.I know a few girls were thinking about it and a few I haven't got your emails.So if you sent it and I didn't confirm resend as it didn't reach me..Link is on top of sidebar if you need info .Been beautiful weather the last few days.We've been driving alot so enjoy seeing all the farmhouses and gardens coming to life.Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!~Amy


Soggibottom said...

If only that were there same about bridges :-) x x x

Trace4J said...

What fun treasures you find.
Sorry you didn't get your bucket.
Woolie hugs

Woman Seeking Center said...

I'm impressed with your self control over the bucket, lol! I'd have had a hard time with that one too.

Lovely pic - looks perfect there (which means you were meant to keep it, yes? yes!)

PS if you figure out how to really adhere to the "one item in and one item out' rule will you come teach me how to do it?! roflmao


Raymond Homestead said...

Oh my gosh, he really got a deal didn't he. Wish you could have bought it.

Cindi said...

Love the painting...I think I will sign up for the swap, will get you the info by Sunday!
Be blessed,

Theresa said...

Amy the painting is a beauty what a great find!!! Sorry to hear about the bucket...that will stick with you for sometime. I have a few pieces that slipped my fingers and every now and again they haunt me...LoL.

Penny said...

I was thinking the same thing as your hubby.... you may have a diamond in the rough there with that wonderful painting!! Hope the Roadshow comes to your area and that you can bring it in one day! :) I really like it alot and can't blame you for hanging on to that one!
Boy, that man got himself a great deal on the bucket.... Deals like that never seem to come my way!
Have a happy weekend!

Vicky said...

Can't remember if I sent you my info so will do so again. Just ignore it if I already did. One of these days I'll get to go junkin' again!!

Margie said...

It is so true that you cant get every deal out there (or so says the hubs at my house) but gosh it still makes me grumpy when I lose out on a good deal !!! By the way, LOVE the picture and agree it might be a roadshow item !

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Amy, to bad, I hate losing out on a terrific deal, but guess there will be others, hope so....Great picture, Roadshow worthy, Hugs Francine.

Denise said...

Nice picture.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Love the canvas print Amy ~ I'd keep it too!!!
Don't ya hate that when you want something that someone else has.
But glad to hear you did find some goodies.
Been beautiful here the last couple of days ~ this week it's suppose to rain every day ~ I'd better get out and enjoy it!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
I need to email you!
Prim Blessings

Becky said...

Love the picture. Put me down for the swap. Will send you info.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

The thrill of the hunt sometimes ends in disappointment as we watch someone else get a goodie we want.
I was lucky a few weekends ago when I spied a beautiful antique quilt..a lady had it in her hands and was asking how much..she turned it over...I waited and watched..and then she placed it down. I grabbed it and it was mine for $25! Beautiful. Sorry you didn't get your bucket. :-(

frontporchprims said...

That painting is soooo pretty. You see the real value in things, not the money, but the art and the beauty. I think alot of people would have taken the chance in ruining it to see if they had some real dollar value. Good job Amy. Also, good job for biting your tounge. You have some real self control there. I would have interfered to get what I wanted:) -Steph-

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Amy, you always find such awesome things. I wish I would go by that one thing in one thing out rule, but I can't. But then my house gets cluttered, but I like my clutter, he he Can't believe that poor lady didn't realize what that bucket was worth. Have a great day! hugs, Lecia