Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Goodies from some sweet prim friends!

I’ve had some fun things come in the mail lately!  Woo Hoo!  First, I ordered this lovely crow from Pam over at Olde Homestead Primitives.  She has some smaller ones that can be made into ornies or bowl fillers that I'm gonna have to get too.  They are so cute!  (Ugh! Can't wait to paint that wall within the next few weeks!).  Thank you Pam!

Then I won this awesome Liberty plate from Kat over at Cozy Country Home Fixins.  She is the sweetest thing!  She sent a cute little note with it that I’m going to tape to the back of the plate so I’ll never forget where it came from.  It makes me real excited about my primitive patriotic living room that I will be starting on this fall.  I wish I didn’t have to wait so long to get started on re-doing that room but it’s been fun buying (and winning!!) prim things for it.  Thank you Kat!

Lastly, I received this adorable Easter bunny from Lucy over at The Farmers Attic.   She sent it to me because I was her 100th follower.  It was a week later before I realized that I won something!  I was so shocked!  Isn't it just the cutest thing?!

Also in the box from Lucy was this sweet little cupcake pin cushion.  My four yr old was holding it and pulled on a button.  I thought he broke it off then I realized that it was a pin with a button on the end!  How clever is that?!  Very cute and what better place for it to be displayed than my sewing half-bath!
Then she threw in some little advertising extras which I love:  a pen, magnet business card and business card with a note on the back.  I love receiving little notes with my goodies.  I stuck it under the rabbit’s apron.  I just love having little notes somewhere on my goodies.  Does anyone else do this sort of thing??  I may not forget too soon where it came from, but I want to always remember the sweet person that poured their heart into their creations.  Lucy also sent me a neat little pocket testament of the book of John.  Thank you Lucy!

Moving on to more fun things…  I never have any luck at our Good will stores.  The prices are so high when there is something neat.  I’ve just about given up on them.  I still go every once in awhile.  But I discovered this junky old thrift store.  There are no prices.  You gather up all you want, take it to the counter and they give you a price on it all.  You can either accept it or deny it.  It’s actually kinda fun!  So I unloaded all this junk on the counter and he told me 10 bucks.  I said “That’s doable.”  Hehe!

Some of it I have already painted.  I am going to Missouri to visit some family this weekend and planning on hitting some antique stores.  There are some that sell Briwax there.  I can't find it anywhere around me.  So I'm gonna load up on a couple of colors.  My nieces use it on everything and LOVE it!  You can apply it with steel wool.  It sands, antiques, and seals your projects all in one step instead of having to do multiple steps and it's very durable!  Awesome!  I can't wait to use it.  Has anyone used it or tried it?

  Not sure what I'm going to do with all those plaques along the bottom of the picture.  I might paint on them or cut out some wallpaper border to decoupage.

While I'm on the subject of promoting products, I just discovered another incredible product for wood!  Our home has solid oak all over the place.  One of these days I'll show you what I mean.  It's beautiful but... lots of work to take care of it when you have three kids bouncing around your home.  This product is made right here in Oklahoma, not too far from where we live.

I'm ever so thankful that Rich helps out by doing laundry but when he washed jeans, he would throw them over the door to dry.  I started noticing that it was weathering the door pretty badly.

Here's a closer look.  EEK!

I lightly applied "The Victorian House" with steel wool.  Only wiping it, not rubbing the steel wool into the wood.  Wipe it off with paper towels until the towels are clean.  Look at the final result.  Amazing!!
I wish my pictures were better so you could see how incredible it really is.

I wish for you all a beautiful Easter surrounded by family and friends.  I pray that you will join me in celebrating the risen King, the reason we celebrate this delightful holiday.  Thank you for joining me on this day and have a blessed week!


Anonymous said...

The door is amazing!
Could you tell me what the crow means to primitive decorating. I've been trying to figure that out. I have an applique basket I'm ready to do, and it has a black crow in it.

Angie Berry said...

Honestly Cathy, I have no idea! Years ago, I didn't like the crows. I actually thought they were hideous. Lol! Then I started using them in my fall decorating and fell in love with them. It's only been within the past couple of years that I have them in my home year-round. I love how they blend in so well with the primitive look. That's all I know about crows.

Willow said...

Wow that door looks amazing after using that stuff ! I may have to try and find some of that myself ! About crows.....they are used in Prim decorating just because if you think of primitives and Antiques you think Country, Farms etc.... and what's usually in the country alot ? Crows...well that's my guess anyway lol. Hope your having a GREAT day !
Prim Huggs n Blessins

Willow said...

I also forgot to say.....I wanna go to that shop missy ! What a great way to find some goodies ! I'll be over your way in a day or so lol ...Love the things you got and for such a GREAT price to boot !

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Love all you handmade goodies you received!! Your thrift store sounds like lots of fun. Lots of people find some really good stuff in their thrift stores, I must not live in the right area :(

I've heard of BriWax but I can never find it around here. I've heard a lot of good things about it.

Your door looks great!

Have a blessed Easter,

Pam said...

Love all of your new goodies & I'm so glad you like your crow=)
Wow that stuff did an amazing job on your door! I'm gonna have to see if I can find some of that online! Have a great day!

Cora said...

Wow you really racked up!! Love all the nice things you got. I've never seen the Briwax...very interesting..please share with us something that you use it on, so we can see the results!

Have a blessed Easter my friend!

Leann said...

What great new things! You are one lucky girl. Love the way the door turned out. Thanks for passing on the great tip!


Kat S. said...

Morning Angie! Love your blog my dear. I sure like Briwax too. Great product. Your door looks brand new after you treated it with that other stuff. Wow! Love the picture of the Liberty Plate and other things in your arrangements. How nice of you to show everyone the things you won. Appreciate you linking my blog there too. I'll be sure to check in often to see what's going on in your world! Kat S.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Hey Angie,

Wow you got some great items both from the thrift store and your friends!

Awww thanks for your kind comments. I do not regularly decorate with Americana EXCEPT my downstairs bathroom or until summer. Usually around Memorial Day I will pull out a few things and scatter them around my house. I think the buntings would look great year round hanging from a wood shelf or rack. Or if you have a blank wall put one big center piece in the middle and flank it on each side with a bunting.


Pokey said...

I am excited to try these wood products, thanks for the info. Your bowls are really neat, too(next post)

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

The wood is so beautiful. I couldn't bear to paint over such beautiful wood, as I have seen others do. I love the way it warms up a room and heart! ★ Linda ★