Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Saturday, December 28, 2013

My wonderful gift

Yes most girls want diamonds or new clothes.LoL.. I wanted this possum belly.Hubby gave me this Christmas Eve. Since I've collected prims I've wanted a possum belly and this one is just a lovely antique beauty. For those that don't know they call it a possum belly because of the rounded drawers on the bottom.It has 2 bread boards that slide out as well... Gotta tell you a funny story about Hannah. My cousin is in his 20's and ask her what Santa brought her.She told him all the wonderful gifts she got.He smiles and says "So you still believe in Santa?" Hannah replies "No I just didn't know if you did" They found out a few months ago about Santa is really MeeMe.(but they did go see santa)We had a nice Christmas at Grandma's old farm house. New Years not much planned.I'll be up but I'm sure hubs will be a sleep by 9 LoL. On another note one of our blog friends is really struggling with health and I thought it would be nice to send her cards and let her know we care.It would be for Margie Hungry Hook Primitives Blog.If you'd like her address email me and I'll send it to you I don't want to post it publicly. Warm Blessings!~Amy

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thank You Robin

Robin of http://primitivehutch.blogspot.com and I did a wonderful swap for Christmas.She always spoils me.When I'm out junking in the summer there are two people I always think of and she is one of them..smile.. She and I collect alot of the same things and I always have a mental list of things she likes. We are both on the hunt for a old Honey Tin.. So here are the gifts she sent.Oh my Christmas joy in a box...
Yep Dove Caramels in the red tin.She sent extra for hubby so he'd keep his fingers off my stash! The cookies and sign ended up on the riser on the kitchen table..

I didn't get many after pictures with the broken Toe but did want to show you The sweet little santa and stitchery together.I have another stitchery and doll from Robin as well and love to display them together...
Robin Thank you soooo much for swapping with me.I loved everything. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!~Amy

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

Rustic Woodlands from Danice

Danice over at http://homespunhannahblog.blogspot.com/ recently had a Rustic Woodlands Blog Giveaway and I was the lucky winner..Look at all the wonderful rustic goodies she created by hand...

The runner is just so pretty for the winter table. She also created coasters to match.She was so generous it was just wonderful opening all the goodies.Thanks so much Danice for hosting the giveaway.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Swap with Kendra

I am so far behind on thanking some wonderful blog friends so my next few post will be catching up.I broke my big toe were it meets the foot so I've been hobbling around and frustrated haven't been able to do everything I want for the holidays.Sometimes you just have to realize when to just accept it will be simple.
Kendra The stone house primitives blog and I were partners for the christmas swap.She just started making dolls and let me tell you they look like someone who has been making them for years.She's the type of girl who can just decide she's going to do something and does it.Love the black santa!!!

She sent me some of her delicious homemade turtles Oh my goodness so yummmmy!

She sent the dogs some special cookie mix and so many other wonderful goodies.She always makes her gifts so special.Thank you so much Kendra!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas part 2

The rest of the Christmas from around the house.To see the rest go back to last post.I'm enjoying seeing everyones decor as well like going on wonderful home tours from the warmth and comfort of home...smile...

Of course everyone needs a elf to watch.My brother cried every year when ours went out,he knew he was naughty LoL.... A tradition ours was like my vintage one growing up...
Hope everyone is enjoying the spirit of the season.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Decorating Part 1

Thought I'd start the Christmas Decorating Tour..Enjoy the pics more to come..We are expecting more snow tomorrow it really does feel like the old christmasses that I remember from childhood..smile..

Monday, December 9, 2013

Snow Day Before & After and Swap Reminder

Oh finally SNOW! It sets the mood for Christmas. We got about 6 inches now ice and tomorrow some more snow. It's ok cause I have no place to go till Wednesday, then I'll get hubby to drive if the roads look at all bad. Jayson before cake...
And after...We had a nice time with family and I was worn out from helping chase kids
I later talked him In to licking it like a puppy and giving his momma a kiss. His party was Grinch theme he loves the grinch right now. My cousin dressed up as the grinch and looked perfect. Had a pic but blogger deleted. Well blogger is acting up for me again just put all of my sentences on the top row,so I guess I'll go for now. Will show Christmas decorating next post..  A reminder to the girls in the Christmas Swap you need to mail by the 11th...Warm Blessings!~Amy

Friday, December 6, 2013

Chit Chat

Well it's been such a busy week since Thanksgiving.We had Hubby's family, exchanged gifts, and ate good food till we wobbled. Wonderful visit especially his sister Jean because she is one of the few people I know who gets the blogging,crafting and prim thing..smile...Friday my birthday was uneventful did my Christmas Decorating.Hubby gave me some gifts one which was a maple butter crossroads candle I've wanted to try.Oh my goodness yummmmmm smelled up the whole house. Then late that evening I hear the doorbell and knocking usually don't get vistors later in the eve it was Hannah Honeybunch she just had to bring me a gourmet caramel apple dipped in chocolate.Just warmed my heart and made my whole day because ever since she was little she and I always said I'm getting a caramel apple for my birthday (never did but did on christmas LoL) So that she thought of her Auntie and made sure to hand deliver was extra special.Except she did say I know your not really 29 Me Maw told me...Just been doing the normal Christmas stuff.Tomorrow is my nephews birthday party.He'll be five.I'm the fun Auntie so I bought him the biggest nerf gun I could find of course I'll teach him to be extra bratty with it.LoL..Hey your only a kid once might as well enjoy it...Well hope you all are enjoying the holiday mood.We might get snow sunday fingers crossed.I'll be back in a day or two with pics of my christmas decorating.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my dear Blogging Friends! Yes so many Blessing and things to be Thankful for.I'll be reflecting on the good things no matter how small or big.We'll be having Thanksgiving at home.Hubby always makes traditional Thanksgiving with all the trimmings.(I'll make dessert) His family comes, praying for good weather so his sister can make it as well. We are probly going to have the girls overnight.Then decorating for Christmas or maybe just a lazy day friday. ( The big 40 birthday ) Keep telling the girls I'm 29..smile.. Really not sure how I feel about it.Age is just a number and I feel young hearted. Do like the wisdom that comes with age.Well wanted to keep this short.Just wanted you all to know how truely blessed I am to have your friendships.Happy Turkey Day!~Amy

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ornie Swap Thank You

Just wanted to stop in and thank the girls for the cute ornies from the ornie swap..The mitten is from Kendra The Stone House Primitives.She deserves a extra big Thank You for sending me some of her Yummy Turtles and helping with some envelopes. The middle one is from Wendy of Ravenwood Whimzies I just adore him! And the last one is from Sandi of The Primitive Skate. Then these sweet girls gifted me with a special ornie...

Danice from Homespun Hannah sent this sweet Raggedy...
Allison from Sew Many Girls sent the quilt block. And my dear friend Theresa of Dulaney Woods is always so thoughtful sent the snowman Mitten. Sorry no links blogger is still giving me problems I have to type everything in HTML which takes forever.Thanks to all the girls who paticipated.I always love this swap and all the special remembrances when I look at the tree each year.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fall Decorating

Life has been super busy but I'm trying to enjoy it at a slower pace.Normally I start dragging down the Christmas around this time but have decided to enjoy fall a little longer.Will start Christmas on Black friday which happens to be my birthday this year.Yikes! I don't do the line standing fight for it thing.In fact other than a few online things for hubby I'm done my shopping.Want to nest and enjoy the simple things this season.Thankfulness, family, cozy home and all the blessings we sometimes miss.Hope you enjoy.....

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ornie Swap Reminder and Grumpy

Hi Girls! Just wanted to remind everyone to get your ornies mailed.A few of you have said you needed a couple more days.So as long as they are mailed no later than monday November 4 it will be fine...I will be getting the big Christmas swap posted the middle of next week...On another note I made hubby take me to 4 differnt places to find the perfect pumpkins.Well someone decided they needed them more than me and stole them out of the yard.It was someone that wanted them because they were big and not smashed anywhere.They took them and my little rusty jack.Amazing because they didn't take any of the good stuff.Since we have had several incidents hubby installed a security camera gotta giggle though because all we got is cars and cats. Hope everyone is enjoying fall.The colors are just popping everywhere here in PA.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Thyme

Just stopping in to show you the Halloween Decor around the House.Lots of Pics.Enjoy!