Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A few spring and summer acquisitions


Hey girls!  Been missing you all!  We are 2.5 weeks into school now so it's catch-up time for me.  Yay!  Finally...

I bought this awesome hand-painted prim pear trio from Jody over at Primgal's Primitive Palette.  Jody does amazing work and I am so thrilled to finally own some of her pieces.  I bought these back in the spring and I love looking at them every single day in my dining room.  Thank you Jody!!  If you don't know Jody or haven't visited her yet, go see her... she is a real sweetheart and you will see all her talent in her blog posts.  I love them, thank you Jody!!  Aren't they lovely?

My dear, sweet friend Katie and I spent a lot of time antiquing this spring and summer.  She has been switching her home over to primitive this year and has down quite well, it is primtastic!  =]  I've been trying to get her to start blogging but not quite there yet.  Anyway, I had been eyeing this sweet little Amish family for a few weeks and my dear friend Katie bought them for me for my birthday!  I love them and love her too!  They look great sitting on my antique school desk.

Being an old cookie cutter lover, I was beyond thrilled when I came across this cutter in the shape of our great state of Oklahoma for only 80 cents!!

I had to put some fabric behind it for the picture so you could see its shape because here it is in my bowl of cutters... it kinda gets lost in there.

You know how sometimes you start a collection not really meaning to?  It just kinda happens??  Well that happened to me a lot this year, hehe!  A lot of collections got started.  I see graters every single time I go junking but I look for the ones that just jump out at me.  I picked up this one on top to buy it and two others came with it.  They each had a $2 price sticker on them but all three were wrapped with a price tag of $2 for all!  So they all had to come home with me.

Kinda dark, but here is my little collection of graters.

One of my favorite things I bought this summer came from Julie at Polka Dot Pig Primitives.  This link is to her blog which she hasn't updated in a few months... shame, shame girl!  Lol.  But she has been busy cranking out the dolls and all kinds of homemade goodness so you should check out her Facebook page instead: Polka Dot Pig Primitives.  Julie was at "An Affair of the Heart" in Tulsa in July so I finally got to meet her!!  It is in July and November every year at our fairgrounds.  I have been trying for the past year to get there and buy one of her precious Annie's!  I was so thrilled to make it this year and when I came around the corner, I knew immediately it was Julie's booth and I had never met her before.  There were more than just Annie's in the booth and I had such a very hard time deciding what to buy!  Julie is a very kind and beautiful person inside and out and how wonderful to finally meet a fellow blogger!  Especially an extremely talented one!  Annie is so adorable Julie, I love her so much!  Thank you!

I plan to go see her again in November.  Maybe a new tradition can be born... a new Annie from Julie every visit to AAOTH?  Hmm...

Okay, it's been fun to finally catch up a little but I have lots of totes in the attic of fall goodness that I can hear calling my name so I gots to get busy!  Thanks for coming by for a visit.  I sure do appreciate you and your sweet comments!  Now that all my kids are in school for full days, I will have time to finally catch up on blog reading and hopefully stay caught up this time.  There is just so much awesomeness out there in the prim blog community that I wish I had nothing else to do but sit and soak it all up, hahaha!

Have a delightful week my dear friends~


14 comments:

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Angie,
It's been awhile...I left the prim blogging world awhile back because I felt like I was going more to a cottage style, but after doing that I really missed my prim things. So I decided to mix the two together and come back to the prim blogging world that I love so much.
I love your grater collection!! And your Annie doll...she is so adorable!!
Cindy

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Angi! you're back! I've missed you!
Hope to see more of you!
Sounds like you had an awesome summer! I love your graters--especially the rusty nutmeg grater-and over 3 is a collection!
Your new header is perfect for your layout. And that little Annie is a 'doll'!
The pears are prim perfect. I'm going over to check them out.
I collect old cookie cutters, too, but have never seen a state shaped one--that must be one of a kind! Love the fabric piece under it.
You know the Amish around here would never wear red--only black, gray, white and blue. The Mennonites don't wear red or pink or orange either. They wear the lilacs, and pastel greens but even in their fabric stores, they don't sell those colors.
Hugs~★Linda★

beforethedawn said...

What! I missed your birthday! Happy belated birthday dear Angie!! :)

Your new stuff is awesome. That is so cool you found an OK cookie cutter! Colorado probably doesn't have one, we can just use a square. LOL. We're not all fancy and interestingly shaped like your state. ;)

The graters look nice all together like that. I always said I was not going to collect wood bowls. Then I won one. Then I found another at the thrift store, and bought it. Now I'd love a bigger one or two for fixins and bowl fillers. But I promise myself to stop there... I'm not into displaying just the bowls, I want them for other uses. (I keep telling myself that.)

That is neat that you got to meet a prim friend! I haven't met any yet. I do have one that has a shop down the road from me, but I've never had the $$ to go shopping there yet.

Blessings, Jessica
http://blessingsinthecountry.com/

Pokey said...

Such sweet dollies, that last one looks like her owner loved her lotses!
those graters are really nice, too, Angie. I'm glad you're having fun since school began, and what a joy to meet another blog buddy, with a heart like yours ~
:-}pokey

renee said...

Glad you had a nice summer! I love your finds! The graters are neat! I think things just sort of call out to us! LOL!
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Renee

jennifer768 said...

Wow you sure have found some wonderful goodies! It sounds like a fun way to spend the summer. Have a great evening,Jen

Jody said...

Hi Angie!Thanks so much for such sweet comments on the pears. They look wonderful the way you have them displayed..:) Love the graters and all your neat new things!!

Leann said...

My my you have been a busy bee haven't you. I love those pears - too darn cute. The color is terrific!

I so appreciate you stopping by and commenting my sweet friend,.

Have fun with the "me time!"

Leann

frontporchprims said...

It looks like you had a wonderful summer. How fun to help someone else decorate their home!!! I love your collection of graters. Where do you put them? I am glad you got to meet a blogging friend. I bet it was special. My kids go off to school next week. A quiet day. What would that be like? I hope you have a good school year. -Steph-

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Well it's about time! LOL. I figured you be blogging everyday since all the kids are gone. Guess you've been busy creating. hmmmm... too bad you couldn't build a box behind one of your graters and put a prim candle in it with the grater over the front. Really cool prim light.

I've been thinking about decorating for fall but today I got the redo bug so I've been working on that instead.

Willow Hollow Creations said...

Hi Angie....I've decided to give blogging another go at it. I'm getting weary of FB and enjoy the creativity of blogging anyway. You are my inspiration to blog :-)

LibbiesHome said...

Hurray!! You're back!!
First, happy belated birthday. Looks like your friend found the perfect gift for you. :)
I LOVE those pears - They look so great in the tin container.
I am a cookie cutter collector, too. And I love finding those bargains like that! The graters look terrific the way you have them displayed.
And your Annie doll is amazing. She really looks like an antique doll. I will have to go check out Julie on facebook. Thanks for the heads up.
Hope the school year is going great for everyone. It sure is nice to see you back in blogland. :)
Melissa

Lillie Mae Acres said...

I sure do like the Amish doll family. I have an Amish couple my mom made me, there's just something about the simplicity of them. I've tried to prim up the fabric a bit since she made them for me in the mid 90s and used white fabric. that was before I decided i wanted everything around me to look old and dirty! LOL I love the pears, i'll have to go over and look around on her site. Have a great weekend w/ the family. Thank you for the wonderful comment you left on Lillie Mae Acres, I hope to see your fall decor pics real soon.

Danice said...

Hi Angie! I adore the Amish family dolls- what a nice gift :)