Okay, I know I can't be the only one that is in the position I am right now. I have this strong desire for new prim stuff and the yearning to decorate (or redecorate). However, we are hit with both of our kids birthdays not long after the Christmas holidays, which means extra expenses on eating out, parties, and gifts (Feb. and March), so what to do when you see all those wonderful selling blogs and etsy stores out there with all those beautiful prim pieces that you so desire? Well I have to make a list, so I know I'll get them eventually.....then.....I start searching around my house for what I can do to give me a little different look. I also make my husband a list of things I want him to make me soon! Then I start moving around, changing things, taking things away....whatever it takes to make me feel better about a new look!
So this is what I came up with in the last couple of days. Mind you, it's nothing big or anything, but it made me feel better. So bear with me! :)
First of all, here's the little prim crow bowl that I found last year at Goodwill. It was sitting there empty since Christmas (I never got around to putting anything else in it). I started raiding drawers and found these Easter egg pipberries and grunged Easter tag.
Simple, I know, but luckily I like simple. So this is what went on my table bench on the table in the breakfast nook in the kitchen. It at least hints of spring.
Then next to it is my beloved stepback cupboard that Jason made me. Remember the rolling pin I found at Goodwill last week? Well there wasn't room in the crock I was thinking of, so I put it here in the cupboard with the cinnamon rolls, wooden bowl, spoons, and dough board. I really want some primitive labels for the jars on top. That's definitely on the list.
Even Joy walked by and noticed this and commented on liking it there! Yay! Somebody noticed!
Then I found some nice spring flowers/greenery to put in the little Americana basket that I also found at Goodwill last week for I believe 99 cents. It shares the table with my pump lamp and the stitchery that my online friend, Janet, made and sent to me a couple of months ago.
The table it sits on came from my mom. She got some new furniture and this table actually used to belong to me a long time ago. She gave it back. I want to do something different to it.
I have New England red walls, navy, beige and a federal sort of blue in the living room, so I'm undecided as to painting it and if so, what color. Any suggestions? It needs a facelift, I think.
While in the living room, I wasn't happy with my shelf above the couch. Now what would really make me happy (in my mind's eye) are many prim goodies that I have on my list, but until then....I had to shop at home. So this is what I came up with.
I put up the wooden flag I made last year.
I had the wooden heart somewhere else and had taken it down awhile back. Then the real treasure was this little sewing machine that belonged to my Aunt. My mother found it in her closet a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted to display it. Of course, I did! I was excited about having this. My Aunt Jo, I think, actually did some sewing on it as a younger girl. She is now in her 80's.
So THAT, my friends, is what I do to fulfill a decorating need when I have no money to spend on you tempting crafters putting wonderful goodies in your shoppes! But don't give up on me, I do have my list...... :)