Friday, February 5, 2010

Missed you all and Thank you Leslie!

Wow!  I have been gone a long, long time!  I haven't posted in two weeks, but it seems like forever.  I will be spending the next month catching up on blogs!  Lol!  I will have to read every single post for I am the type of person that doesn't want to miss out on anything at all.  Especially from my prim friends!  I so enjoy all the make overs, good finds and lovely pictures of homes.

First of all, I was so excited when I came home from Mexico to find I had a package that had been patiently waiting for me for about a week from my prim friend Leslie over at Crafty Mom.  I won her first ever giveaway and my first ever blog giveaway win!  I was so excited and couldn't wait to receive it!!  Here is a picture of the Love jar.  I have it sitting on one of my garden window shelves above my kitchen sink.  Doesn't it look wonderful with my other jars?  I just love it!

This neat candleholder is sitting on my hutch in my dining room.  I love the grubby candle that is in it!

Thank you Leslie for such sweet treats!!  I will think of you as often as I look at these handmades and be reminded of how precious my blog friends are to me!

I picked up a few things in Mexico that aren't necessarily primitive, but handmade.
The metal pan is actually a cooking pan.  They use these everywhere down there but it won't work on my ceramic stove top so I bought it to use as a candleholder.  It has a prim look to it.  I paid 28.00 pesos (around $2.40) for it.  The carved wooden bowl was a steal at only 40 pesos (around $3.50)!  I'm debating on whether to leave it unfinished or paint it.  I'm not too fond of the unfinished wood look, but I really hate to alter it.  Inside the bowl are some little trinkets that I bought for my printer's box.  I love buying little miniatures for it.  They are just too cute.  My favorite thing I bought was the textile.  I'm not sure if it's home made.  The dear lady I bought it from didn't speak any English at all.  It was 50.00 pesos (around $4.35)!  She did speak the international language... a smile... when our transaction was completed.  The painting was completed in less than 5 minutes with nothing but cans of spray paint!  It was incredible to watch a woman and her young son take turns making these beautiful works of art!  They worked swiftly and precisely with their hands.  I was humbled to watch them work.  They used pieces of torn and crumbled up newspaper to form palm trees, waves and water from just a blob of paint on a piece of cardboard!  It was mesmerizing!!

Well, I guess it's time to close this post and start catching up on my prim friends!  Have a warm and wonderful weekend~


Country Prims said...

Sounds like you had a great time-and you got yourself some lovely goodies:)
great to have you back blogging-missed you much:)
Have a great weekend, Shazy x

~Leslie Lemke~ said...

I am so glad that you received your goodies and all got to you safely! Sounds like your trip was a blast! I like where you put 2 prims.....Have a wonderful weekend!

Cora said...

Glad you are back......I missed you!
Beautiful gifts and treasures you have here. A wonderful experience.

Have a great and fun weekend!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Glad you had a great time on your trip! Looks like you scored some great treasures while there. Love how you displayed your goodies you won ~ everything looks great! Welcome back!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Welcome back!
Sometimes we just can't get to posting because of things happening daily...but a trip to Mexico is one that is definetely OKAY to be MIA!
Great goodies!

the primitive country bug said...

Welcome back Angie! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I like all the treasures you brought home.
The goodies you won from Leslie look great where you've placed them. I love that picture of the old bottles!!!
Blessings to you~ Birgit

Christine said...

Lovely to hear from you Angie! Thanks for your sweet comments!
As you can see I've become a follower here too!
I wouldn't want to miss out on anything!
Congrats on winning such lovely prims from Leslie. I like where you have them!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

You got some neat stuff! Welcome home...
You got me in the mood to paint something
around here, but I want to wait until it
warms up some :( I love red, my living
room in my house in TX, is red and one
wall in the bedroom. I think I will put
some red in this house, also some black
in the bathroom....Can't wait!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Wow, great finds at an ever greater price! The spray can painting is beautiful and hard to believe they only used spray paint. So neat and what talent!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments :0)

Willow said...

Yeahhhhhh WELCOME HOMEEEEEEE !!!!!!!! Missed you BUNCHES and BUNCHES =0) Oppppsss sorry for the yelling lol. Really am glad your back and looks like you had a wonderful trip. There is a lady and son who do the spray paint pictures here at the covered bridge festival and I LOVE to warch them. It's soooo neat how they do it. They used rags, cups, plates and stuff to do thiers and your right it's somthing you could watch for hours. Soooo excited your back....
Prim Huggs n Blessins