Monday, March 28, 2011

First Spring Thyme Giveaway

Happy Monday to you all..I hope all is well with everyone...Its been cold these past few days here in Central Pa...Spring arrived then it disappeared again..I'll be so glad when the warm weather comes and stays for awhile...I'm not going to complain when the temperatures hit 90 and stay there..I'd rather be warm then cold...You don't have to shovel sunshine...

I decided since I haven't had one before I would have a Spring Thyme Giveaway...
Just away to thank all of you that has visited my blog and have left me such heartwarming comments...
The items are made from my a smoke free environment..
and are Spring and Easter Thyme related..

You must be a follower of my blog..
Leave a comment on "This Post Only" stating you want to be entered in my giveaway.
If you have a blog post this giveaway on your blog and leave your blog address in  the comment..
If you don't have a blog just leave me your email address so I can get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner..
The Spring Thyme Giveway starts today Monday, March 28 and runs thru Sunday, April 3..
Good luck to those who entered...
Thanks for stopping by for a visit..Come back when you can.
Be safe and Take care..
Prim hugs,

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Thyme giveaway..

In honor of the arrival of Spring A Primitive Place Magazine blog is having a giveaway..
You can enter to win this beautiful Tobacco Basket made by Pam over at BasketNPrims..

Prim hugs,

Sunday, March 20, 2011

~First Day Of Spring~

It's finally here...The first day of Spring...
I am so looking forward to warmer weather..working out in my flower gardens
mowing grass and pulling weeds..
I have most of my Spring cleaning done so I can enjoy the warm temperatures when they do arrive.
We had a beautiful day here was up in the mid 70's...just a gorgeous day to be outside..

I decorated my Wooden boxes on the Front door and the Sun room  door for Spring...
Put my goat cart out on the front porch  and set one of my Spring bunnies in it with a basket of eggs..
Hung my Easter flag and put my forsythia wreath on the old barn door..
Set out one of my Windsor chairs that I painted black and added grapevine with a Spring Thyme sign I made..

I also set one of my wooden doors out and hung a window box on it and added spring greenery with a few bunches of spring flowers..
Enjoy some pictures of my Spring Thyme decor around the Olde Homestead.

Thank you all for stopping in for a visit at the Olde Homestead..all decked out for Spring..
Come back when you get time...
Have a wonderful First Day of Spring.
Prim hugs,

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Primitive "Tin" Candle Lamp...A Primitive Place..

After seeing how Kris Thomas made her Primitive Candle Lamp's in the Spring issue of A Primitive Place  Magazine I decided to try my hand at making one...
Following Kris instruction's to a tea it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be..
Here's my version of a Primitive "Tin" Candle Lamp...

A Primitive Place magazine is such a wonderful magazine..
Never before seen Primitive Homes...lots and lots of eye candy..
Great ideas for decorating your own home..
I highly recommend this magazine to anyone that hasn't seen one yet...You don't know what your missing..
Prim hugs,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

~Pfaltzgraff Dishes~

Hello everyone...I hope your all enjoying this Spring Thyme weather we are having..
It's been fairly warm here...not warm enough for me yet but its getting there..
The sunshine and the warm weather has given me an extra boost to get my cleaning done..
I decided to tackle painting one of our guest bedrooms and already started cleaning it out..
It's very seldom used but I still keep it set up for company..

I also forget to share some pictures of my Pfaltzgraff dishes that I purchased at the Goodwill a couple of weeks ago..
This is the set that I have and use daily..
And these are the ones I recently purchased..
Six saucers and six cups..all for &1.00 a piece..

I couldn't pass up this bargain..for only $12.00 they came home with me..

So I need to get my butt off this computer and get downstairs and get started on my guest bedroom...
Everyone have a wonderful day..Thanks for stopping by for a visit and come back when you all get time..
Prim hugs,

Saturday, March 12, 2011

~Colonial prints...Master Bedroom~

Happy Saturday everyone...
I hope all is well and your outside enjoying this beautiful sunshine...
Its a gorgeous day here today..alittle cool but the sun is shinning bright so that's all that matters..

Before I go any further we all need to keep Japan in our thoughts and prayers after that horrendous earthquake hit...When I see the pictures that's all over the news channels...its just takes my breath away..its so devastating...
We can be so thank full that this kind of disaster hasn't happened in the United States ..I went to bed last night thanking the good lord for sparing our country and keeping my loved ones safe..

I've been working on allot of my projects in the garage since the weather is alittle warmer..
We don't have heat in  there so not allot gets done over the winter months..
My shelf with all my projects on is dwindling down so I guess that's a good sign that things are getting accomplished..

I wanted to share a couple of  pictures of my Colonial prints that I hung in my Master Bedroom ..
I had to frame the both of them which meant doing a couple of frames over..
So with that said enjoy the pictures of my Colonial prints...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit..
Come back when you can...
Have a great weekend everybody..
Prim hugs,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

~~Colonial shelf and more~~

Hello everyone...
I hope all is well and your all thinking Spring Thyme like I am..
It can't get here soon enough for me...We woke up to 4 inches of snow Monday morning...
Enough is Enough..Thankfully it is all melted already...
That's one good thing about this time of year..If it does snow it doesn't last very long....
I did see my first flock of Robin's this morning in the yard so thats a good sign...Spring is on its way...

Its been warm enough these past couple of weeks to get out in the garage and make some wooden shelves and get some makeover's done that has been on my to do list all winter..
I've been looking at magazine's all winter long to try and find something I could make for on my wall's in my hallway...
Nothing really caught my eye until I went shopping and seen a shelf that I thought might work ...
When I looked at the price I knew I wasn't going to pay the price they were asking..
So I decided to build one myself with wood I already had in the garage..
Hubby always tells me not to through out any scraps of wood can always use them for something else..
and that's exactly what I did..

With tools and paint brushes in hand I got to work...
I drew a design free hand on the top and bottom piece of plywood ...
Cut it out with my jig saw...sanded all the rough edges and wiped it clean with a tack cloth....
I then painted it using Caromal Colours...Peppercorn Textured as the base coat....left it dry then I gave it two coats of Caromal Colours...using Pumpkin Textured Base coat....leaving it dry for a couple of hours in between coats..
I then sanded it with my palm sander all around the edges and stained it with Minwax, Walnut Stain..

..This is a new color for me to be using...Just about all the things I made or makeover are either black or barn red...I can't use mustard because the color blends in to much with the tongue and groove wood...I use darker colors for it to stand I am really pleased how this shelf turned out..

Its exactly what I envisioned and I have the satisfaction that I made it myself.....
With all that said here's a few pictures of my new Colonial shelf...

I'm having trouble posting pictures so I'll try again tomorrow posting somemore things I've been working on..
Thanks for stopping in for a visit and all the wonderful comments...
Have a great day..
Prim hugs,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

~~Goodwill finds~~

Hello everyone...
Its a gorgeous day here in to get up in the mid 60's..
Spring is on its way...Beautiful sunshine and warm breezes...

While out shopping this morning I stopped at Goodwill to see if they had anything worth making over and I found a few good buyes..

A few candlesticks.

Christmas molds..these will be good for pantry cakes...Santa..Snowmen and Christmas Trees..

And more molds to be used for pantry cakes...

I'm going to take advantage of this nice weather and get out in the garage and do some makeovers...
So everyone have a wonderful day...
Thanks for stopping in for a visit..
Come back whenever you can...

Prim hugs,