These are a Few of My Favorite Things

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

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ready For Christmas!

We're ready for Christmas here at Persnickety Primitives.  Take a look at some of our ideas for Holiday home decor and gift ideas.  Visit our Facebook page to see these pictures as a slideshow with holiday music and captions on the pictures.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Primitive Folk Santas

I just finished these four Primitive Folk Santas.  The pattern is by Mandy at Bittersweet Folk Art.  I love her patterns.  They all have a little bunch of sweet Annie tucked in their "belts".  I have a few bag dolls to get made then I am starting on one of Mandy's snowmen.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Antique Baby Bed

This is the antique baby bed I bought at the Appalachain Artisan and Craft Fair.  It was purchased by my friend Jo Hall when she and some friends went to the New England states on an antique hunting trip.  She purchased it in Vermont.  She said it was one of several beds she bought that were stored in an old barn complete with bird droppings.  She said it was rusty and she had it sand blasted and repainted.  It is very heavy since it is the original wrought iron.  When I saw it in her shop at Hilltop Designs, I knew I had to have it to display my dolls in.  I am very pleased and excited to have it!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Festival Day - 2011

Check my Persnickety Primitives facebook page to see a slide show of our day at the two fall festivals in our area.  We had a wonderful time today and the weather was just perfect.  We went to the first festival this morning, and we visited several great booths.   I bought a life size scarecrow and an antique baby bed from Vermont.  It is wrought iron that had been sand blasted and painted.  (I will post a picture later).  Then to Miller's Amish Bakery where we all bought some pastries to take home and a big old freshly baked pretzel.  We sat around a table outside the bakery and broke off big pieces of pretzel and dipped them in sweet mustard.  Yum!  Then we went to the second festival where we visited several booths and bought several treasures.  We bought a barbecued pulled pork sandwich for lunch.  From there, we went to the Granny's Place shop where I found an old Shakespere book to display.  Then to Keims Amish store where I bought a quart of apple butter, some chocolate covered raisins, some freshly sliced lunch meat and a big cold bottle of Birch Berry soda. (Kind of a cross between root beer and vanilla cream soda).  We ended our day by stopping at the Country Cupboard where we found several items on sale.  I just love sales.  It was a wonderful day. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Great Finds on Ebay

These are a few things I bought recently on Ebay.  The doll is German and in excellent condition.  Of course, beside it is another pair of baby shoes.

I just love old glasses!  I have several pairs of them stuck around my house.

Another pair of old glasses with the eye doctor's name on the case.

New Bag Doll Pattern

This is my newest bag doll pattern.  It is by Sweet Meadows Farm.  I just love her little baby!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Santa's Red Underwear

The elves left a note for Santa that says:  "We looked for a stocking, but couldn't find a spare, so we ended up stuffing your red underwear".  These little underwear would look so cute strung across a mantle!

Christmas Mice

These little mice are getting ready to hang their Christmas Stockings!

Bag Doll & Chicken with Tail Feathers

This chicken has some fluffy tail feathers.