Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tea Room Luncheon

During the holiday break, I went with my two friends, Karen and Chris, to the Kirkland Tea Room for lunch and a little bit of shopping! If you have not been there, you must go, they have the nicest stuff in a quaint house! The lunch was good too! The tables are dressed with vintage tablecloths and old vintage dishes! The atmosphere is worth the trip. It is on 306 in Lake County. The garden room where you can shop has the most unique items from tea pots to lawn animals. Check out the cute cottage house I just had to have!

New Years Eve Pickin

Went back to Tannery Hill this morning and found some more cool stuff! These old wire lamp protectors I thought were neat so I put a plant in them and love it! I found this sort of crock type pot with wooden handle, it was really neat but I have no idea what it was used for? I just liked it because it was old so I brought it home and cleaned it up and put my succulents in it so now it is a really cool planter!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wisk brooms

I have started collected old wisk brooms, my friend Pat, got me hooked! I was finding them for her at estate and garage sales then I started finding some really cool ones and decided to keep them for myself, sorry Pat. I just love sticking them in old wooden boxes! Recently, one of my favorite customers(that comes to my sales) brought me a couple unique wisk brooms, I can not thank her enough, I just love them!

Holiday get together

Our neighborhood Christmas get together at Trudy's. A lot of good food and good friends!

New project

I am always looking for something new to do during the winter months here in Ohio. I found this chair at the side of the curb (lucky me) and decided to bring it home. I put it on the porch but it needed a seat so I thought to myself, why not buy some material and try making my own! Now, remember this is my first attempt at doing this so be kind! It only took me about 2 hours to do, the hardest part was cutting the material and making sure it fit across the chair. My next venture would be to find a small chair and see what I can do with that! I don't think it came out to bad for my first time, what do you think?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Open House

This Saturday I am having a Christmas Open House with my neighbor and friend, Barb. It will be from 9-1 at 221 Franklin Ave. Lots of good stuff, wreaths, trees, pillows, blankets, ornaments, Santas and snowmen. Refreshments will be served. Inside sale. Fall items will be 50% off! Don't miss this if you live in my area!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Storage unit overloaded need to downsize

I have to downsize because I have tooo much! Check out my ad on craig's list (garage sales) for some of the items I am sadly letting go! Really great stuff just can not keep!

Firkin makeover

If you have been following my blog, you read from my last posting of my great finds. One of those finds was an old firkin that I brought back to life with my sanding, painting and distressing! Voila! I just love it and I think I paid $1.00 for it! These old firkins go from anywhere from $30.00-$60.00 on ebay or at a flea market!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ohio Pickers Dream

In Ohio the garage sales come to an end with the cold weather coming but my friend and I found a great sale this past weekend. It was in a old wharehouse that use to have flea markets for over 20 years! This stuff was all over the place, in boxes, every room their was treasures that had not been touched for years! It was truly a pickers dream. For three solid hours, we went through stuff after stuff! Things were going CHEAP!! Old farm tables of all sizes, industrial cabinets, unusual industrial carts, furniture, crocks, wire baskets, old yarn spindals, you name it, it was there, you just had to get down and pick your way through piles of stuff! If I had an old farm house, I could of filled it with the massive primitive cupboards that were there! Old doors with such character going for only $3.00! I wish I had a big uhaul and a place to store the stuff, I could of had a lot of neat primitive stuff! Never did we ever imagine finding the stuff we did! I found these old wire baskets I love to use in closets to store shoes, sweaters, blankets etc...they even have such character I like to use them in a kitchen for potatoes, get the picture I am sure. I was in heaven when I came across this old tool cabinet, it had over 35 drawers for only $30.00! Notice the firkin on top, I found, it has an old drawing on it, these things go for around 35.00-50.00 on ebay! The old thread spools I like to place in jars or just display! The small farm table looks so cute on my front porch with all my fall decor, it was only $5.00 and I love the primitive paint already on it!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Last big primitive sale this weekend

For all my blog followers, this is the last big primitive sale this weekend at 215 Franklin Ave.(east Walnut Blvd.)in the harbor! I know! I know! I keep saying this is the last sale but it really is for the season that is! Ah Hah! I got your attention didn't I? We have lots of good stuff, some vintage toys and dolls! Linens, painted furniture, primitives, country, pottery and lots of misc. items too! The prices are low so you must stop and see what goodie you can find! You know my sales are unique so mark your calendar for Saturday October 22nd from 9-1 only!!! If it rains, we have items inside also! If you can not make it, see you in the Spring. Happy Winter!

Monday, October 3, 2011

My new interests

My interests are changing all the time. I am now into old vintage children's clothes, I have hung them with my linens on my apple ladder and I love it, there was such detail back then with girl's little dresses and clothing then with today's styles. I also found this little vintage red wagon, which was only $2.00 and is adorable on the porch with fall flowers and pumpkins! Any old chenille spreads or quilts I am getting into to put into a cabinet or stack on top. When I think I have everything, something new catches my eye and I start collecting all over again. That is why I love to go to estate sales.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Never throw away old wooden dresser knobs

I always keep any old wooden knobs that I come across at sales or on old pieces of furniture that is about to go out in the trash, knobs can be expensive and they don't make the different sizes like the old ones were...I bought this primitive tool box (orange in color, now orange is not one of my favorite colors but this orange seems to work on this box, well the knobs were all different sizes, it took me almost 2 hours to get them all off the drawers, I painted some knobs I just happen to have black and refitted them onto the drawers and they look GREAT! It was worth the effort, the old knobs I kept and put them on a old dresser I have and used the three old knobs from the dresser on the grey cubby box! Perfect! The grey cubby box had these glass knobs (which I kept for another rainy day project) which did not quite fit so the smaller chippy brown knobs worked out! I guess the lesson here is you just never know when those saved knobs are going to come in handy. Put them in an old glass jar and you can also use them for display on a shelf! The ideas are endless. Have fun!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall fun!

I love fall! I found these cool pumpkins at a new shop that opened in my area and put them under the different size cloches, a perfect match! Cloches are great for just about anything, not just for plants anymore! Use your imagination and have fun!

Labor Day 2011 neighborhood picnic

Our neighborhood picnic for Labor Day was a great fun! Lots of good food and friends! We did get to enjoy most of our food before the rain came. Thanks Trudy and John!

Fall primitive sale

I am having my last big primtive sale for the year the first Saturday in October in the harbor area, need to watch for listing in local paper, here is just a sneak peak of some great stuff available. Check out ad on Craig's List for more pictures. See you there!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Summer finds in Ohio

I wanted to share some of my summer finds, I found this adorable vintage hose winder at a garage sale for only $15.00, I loved the patina but I do not know what to do with it yet, any suggestions? I just like it in the garden, it has such character! The rustic small chair was free! A new primitive friend gave it to me, it needed to be fixed a little but I love it just the way it is, and the ladder was only 50 cents at a sale, the top had a board added so it can display the berry carrier I got with all the clay pots for only $2.00! The bee hive was 50 cents also, I just gave it a primer then added stone spray paint to make it look like it was made of stone! Not too bad and believe it or not with all that paint on it, it has held up in two rain storms!

End of summer

I know, I know I have not been keeping up with my blog but I have been very busy but I wanted to give you a sneak peak at what I have been up to! I love putting plants, especially succulents, in any kind of container (old New York Central watering can, a chickent feeder or even a vintage dresser)! Succulents are so easy to take care and grow almost anywhere. I have some other projects up my sleeve which I will be showing you soon so stay tune...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

summer project

It would not be summer without a project for me to do. I found this apothecary tool box at a great yard sale, it was in need of a little touch up, you know me by now, I love things that are very primitive! I just had to sand some of the chipped paint and pick my favorite color (black) to change the color! I know it has some missing pieces but that is what makes it primitive. The paint went on pretty good and with a light sanding around the edges, it really came out nice! I really love it! Painting all those drawers was time consuming but results are truly rewarding. Check it out!

Take something old

I like to take something old and reuse it, like this old dresser that is pretty beat up but still has lots of charm and character. I just added some color and gave it a new life. So don't throw away those old pieces, reuse it and have some fun with it!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Retirement party in the neighborhood

Pat and Paul had a hard time keeping the balloons still and cutting the cake at the same time! The cake was soooo delicious! Thanks Pat for buying it at Giant Eagle.

We could not decide where to put the Congratulations banner so we stuck it between the two tables...I am jealous Ann, I wish it was me retiring at such a young age. Enjoy life now you deserve it!

On Friday night we had a retirement party for one of our neighbors. It was a great time with good friends and good food.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Burton Antique Market

Went to the Burton Antique Market this weekend with my friend, Dawn and her daughter, Abby. Here are some of my great finds. I can stop the search now for my third spice cabinet. I found it after searching the market for over an hour in the hot sun but it was worth it. I got it for a steal, of course, I had to add my own touch to it with paint and distressing it to look more primitive. Also, the little table was just so was found in a new shop in Burton, Ohio downtown. I also had to paint it to my own taste. It had two holes on the second shelf but with a little wood puddy, they are now gone (that was another reason why I had to paint it). I just love the little drawer in the front. It was such a great day going to the market with Dawn and Abby. They took me to some other quaint places in the surrounding areas. We had lunch at Mary Yoder's (famous Amish restuarant). Then hit a country store and had more fun with a simple $3.99 whoopie cushion! I never laughed so much that day.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Neighborhood 2011 Memorial Day picnic

Our Memorial Day neighborhood picnic was great fun! As you can see from the top picture our three great chef's at work! The hamburgers turned out delicious despite the fire!

Primitive sale

I stopped at some primitive sales this weekend and found some great stuff! I just love the stone bee hive, it is really popular today and can be found in country decorating magazines and real primitive shops. I have seen them in Southern Ohio made of stone and straw type material. Great for outdoors or in. I thought the small ironing board with the light green patina was adorable to put my pots on or can be used for my crocks in the kitchen. I was surprised to find it for sale, the lady did not want to part with it last year! I do not know what I am going to do with the red cubby box I found, I just liked it...might put on a cabinet. Some of my great finds will be included in our neighborhood street sale, Saturday June 25th. Check out my ad on Craig's List for other pictures. Mark your calendars..