These are a Few of My Favorite Things

These are a Few of My Favorite Things
These are a Few of My Favorite Things

Friday, September 27, 2013

My Shopping Trip to Kountry Sunshine

I always enjoy stopping by my friend, Kathleen's shop called Kountry Sunshine.  It is a very unique shop since it is combined with a Dry Cleaner business.  The shop has a lot of antique primitives as well as hand crafted seasonal items.  I always come away with a unique treasure.  Kountry Sunshine is located in Mt. Orab, Ohio.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I Love Old Shoes

I love old shoes.  It's fun to imagine who may have worn them.  If these old shoes could talk, it would be amazing what stories they could tell and where they have been.  Looking at the soles of the shoes shoes wear from a lot of walking.

My favorite shoes are the ones with the buttons up the sides rather than the laces, but they seem harder to find, at least in my experience.  So, as you may have guessed, these are my favorite ones.

These shoes are brown and I love the color of them.

These shoes have the old patina that shoes that they were well worn.

This collection hangs in my bedroom.  I found the old hanger at a shop that I love.  The shawl is one of two that I have in this style.  It has a faux fur collar.

As you can see, I have several shoes in my collection.  I have most of them in my Victorian guest room.  Most of my decor is in the Primitive style, but I have reserved one room in the Victorian style.  I have several pairs of vintage children's shoes as well that I will share soon.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Repurposed Printer's Drawer

I bought this old printer's drawer at one of my favorite shops a while back.  I put picture hangers on the back and hung it in my office/sewing room to hold my spools of thread and thimbles.  I love how the brightly colored spools of thread look against the aged wood.  It is not only practical but decorative as well.  Just right for my prim home!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lifesize Witches

Witch on Box of Potions

Witchie Feet

She has a fly on her ole' warty nose

Witchie Hand with spider ring holding her cat

Witchie's Head

Old Green Witch

Green Hands holding her broom with her book of Spells tucked under her arm

Witchie feet with spidery broom

Cauldron of Eyeballs

I had fun making these life size witches this year.  They took some time but they are pretty impressive on your front porch or in your entryway.  She certainly takes guests by surprise!

My Son's Wedding


One of the events that kept me busy this spring was the wedding of my son and daughter-in-law. 
It was a beautiful affair and we were so pleased to welcome Erin into our family.  As you can
see from this picture, they had fun with some of the photos.

Fall Festival Finds

This past weekend was Fall Festival time in our area.  Although I didn't spend too much time there this year, I was fortunate enough to bring home a couple of lucky finds.  I just love finding the unepected.  You just never know what you may run across when you are just browsing.
This pantry box was just waiting for me at the Appalachian Artisans Festial.  The artist drew the rosehip design around the rim of the lid.  Just as I paid for it, she opened the lid and put in a boquet of the dried rosehips that she had grown.(picture on top of the box)  I thought that was such a sweet and thoughtful gesture.

This old sled almost made my heart stop!  I have seen similar ones in Country Living Magazine but never saw one in person.  I even haggled the price down an extra fifteen dollars so I got a pretty good deal.  I have it on the center of the table in my dining room.  It makes a stunning centerpiece. 
Now I can hardly wait until next year!

Miss Hilde Boggs and Her Sister Miss Minnie Boggs

Miss Hilde Boggs

Miss Hilde's Sweet Annie Bagha

Miss Minnie Boggs
Miss Minnie's Face
Miss Hilde Boggs is wearing her best shoes so she walked gingerly through her herb garden gathering her Sweet Annie and placed it carefully into the bag she was carrying.  She had to be quick about it because she was meeting her sister, Miss Minnie Boggs later for tea.
This is my latest project.  In fact, I just finished them last night.  They were a joy to make.  I saw a picture of a similar doll and made my own pattern by altering the face from a pattern I had and borrowing feet from another pattern.  I just love their sweet little prim faces.

Miss Hilde's best shoes